Alumni Profiles Archive:

Helping Kids Get to College

Published: Fall 2016
Helping Kids Get to College

Terri Furton ’93 grew up with an alcoholic mother and found refuge at school. Three of her siblings dropped out as teenagers but she made it to Westmont despite struggling academically. She worked hard to earn a degree in... Read More

A Brilliant Mind and Humble Heart

Published: Fall 2016
A Brilliant Mind and Humble Heart

Westmont honored the late Bill Klug ’98 as Alumnus of the Year at Homecoming in October. He died tragically on June 1, 2016, at 39. Westmont Professor Ken Kihlstrom remembers Bill as a gentle, kind person without a trace... Read More

A Musical, Multimedia Ministry

Published: Fall 2016
A Musical, Multimedia Ministry

Dave LeMieux ’93 describes himself as a musicianary: a missionary who ministers through music. The executive director of More than Music, he takes musical groups into places closed to Christian witness. He has toured with a gospel jazz and... Read More

Growing Trees, Growing the Economy

Growing Trees, Growing the Economy

After a long career in banking that took her to Chicago, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai, Teresa Law ’79 and her husband, Daniel Spitzer, established Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) in Bhutan in 2008. For the first five years, they... Read More

An Exotic Career for a Vet

An Exotic Career for a Vet

Judilee Marrow ’02 cares for patients of all sizes, shapes and species. As the only vet at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Mich.—and one of two board-certified zoological veterinarians in the state for five years—she treated exotic animals... Read More

Withstanding the Winds of Fortune

Published: Fall 2016
Withstanding the Winds of Fortune

Despite the recession, which left many college graduates struggling to find work, Eric Jen ’09 got a job soon after graduating. He saw a sign in a Santa Barbara window of a company with additional offices in London and... Read More

Building Character on the Court

Published: Fall 2016
Building Character on the Court

Steve Baik ’00 coached a dream team. His 35-0 Chino Hills boys basketball players captured the 2015 California State Championship and a No. 1 national ranking. As a result, Steve received the Naismith Coach of the Year award from... Read More

A Lifelong Pull Toward Mission

Published: Fall 2016
A Lifelong Pull Toward Mission

Sharon Koh ’00 arrived at Westmont intending to go to medical school. She graduated with a call to professional ministry. The double major in biology and religious studies (with a minor in chemistry) says, “I was a good enough... Read More

Singer Finds Success in Cyber Security

Published: Fall 2016
Singer Finds Success in Cyber Security

David Britton ’94 puts on his hacker hat to think like cyber criminals and learn how they might defraud companies and customers. An expert in online security, he works to prevent digital pirates from stealing money and data. “The... Read More

A Gasoline Station on Wheels

Published: Fall 2016
A Gasoline Station on Wheels

One day while driving, Scott and Kylie Hempy noticed they were nearly out of gasoline, and they joked about getting a roadside fuel delivery. Tanker aircraft refuel Air Force One and fighter jets in mid-air, they reasoned. Could tanker... Read More