Alumni Profiles Archive:

Retirees Find a Second Career Supporting the Arts

Published: Spring 2014
Retirees Find a Second Career Supporting the Arts

Unacquainted at Westmont, Karen Swadell Jobe ’70 and Jerry Van Leeuwen ’72 have joined forces at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, Calif. “We came together for a common cause, and it’s like we’ve known each other... Read More

Learning to Belong Everywhere

Published: Spring 2014
Learning to Belong Everywhere

A native of one country and a citizen of another, Allison White Zurfluh ’93 long felt she didn’t belong to either. “But then I learned I belong everywhere,” she says. After growing up in California, she has lived in... Read More

Building Public-Private Partnerships

Published: Spring 2014
Building Public-Private Partnerships

Lindsay Michiels ’10 believes in smart advocacy. “It’s much better than finger-pointing, which never helps anyone,” she says. She works in corporate engagement at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, joining with the private sector on humanitarian... Read More

Building a Business to Help Businesses

Published: Spring 2014
Building a Business to Help Businesses

The summer before his senior year, Tom Gazaway ’93 worked with an inner-city ministry in Camden, N.J. He returned there after graduating and lived in the community for 10 years. To support himself, he pursued a series of odd... Read More

Editor Enjoys Her Novel Experience

Published: Spring 2014
Editor Enjoys Her Novel Experience

Erin Healy ’92 entered her writing career through the back door. “Editing is my first love and my bread and butter,” she says. She had edited novels for Ted Dekker for years when he asked her to co-write two... Read More

Starting a Network of Good Samaritans

Published: Spring 2014
Starting a Network of Good Samaritans

Jason Friesen ’02 flew through Miami in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “I saw destruction everywhere,” he says. Viewing more devastation on CNN, he felt compelled to get out of a cubicle and get into the field. Growing up... Read More

Alumnus Makes a Gift; Student Researchers Present Their Work

Published: November 2013
Alumnus Makes a Gift; Student Researchers Present Their Work

Alumnus Supports Westmont Demetri Argyropoulos ’99 presented President Gayle D. Beebe with a $25,000 gift toward projects at Westmont. Founder and CEO of Prima Worldwide, he helps negotiate and close business deals between international parties. He has originated, co-founded,... Read More

Reliving Westmont

Published: November 2013
Reliving Westmont

Hundreds of alumni arrived on campus Oct. 4-5 to reunite with their classmates and their college. They reconnected with friends and professors and remembered their days as students. Visiting classes on Friday helped them relive their learning. Attending chapel... Read More

Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Published: November 2013
Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Alumnus of the Year: Robin Wainwright ’64 I was shocked to hear about this award, and I can assure you that many of my classmates were also shocked. I didn’t grow up in the church. In the spring of... Read More

101 Secrets for Your Twenties

Published: November 2013
101 Secrets for Your Twenties

by Paul Angone; an excerpt from his book “101 Secrets for Your Twenties” An A- student in college. The editor in chief of the university newspaper. Peter had big plans as he crossed the graduation stage—to be a journalist,... Read More