Parents Archive:

Distant Parents Keep a Close Connection

Published: Spring 2011
Distant Parents Keep a Close Connection

Parents Council members provide resources and encouragement to prospective and current parents who live far away. Relationships matter to Steve and Linda Engdahl; they’re passionate about people. When their son, David ’07, enrolled at Westmont, they wanted to be... Read More

Meet the Parents

Published: Fall 2010
Meet the Parents

At two busy Dallas college fairs this fall, Lane and Sheryl Troiani learned something about Westmont: lots of prospective students are interested in enrolling. The new members of the Westmont Parents Council joined an admissions counselor at the events... Read More

Tracing Markers of God’s Grace in Our Lives

Published: Spring 2010
The Miller Family (left to right): Kelli, Lucas, John, Mark, Linda and C.J.

Mark Miller ’77 responds to a request to reflect on his experience as a Westmont alumnus and father of three students “Run with perseverance the race marked out before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and perfector of our... Read More

From Africa with Love

Published: Winter 2010
Borden Family

Byron and Lisa Borden, Westmont Parents and Alumni, Confidently Sent Their Sons Thousands of Miles Away to College Byron ’82 and Lisa Repko ’84 Borden and their four children have lived together in four countries on three continents. Tradition... Read More

Aloha, Westmont

Published: Fall 2009
Nakamoto family

Parents council members Sean and Lori Nakamoto want to see more students from Hawaii at Westmont “You don’t just go to Westmont — you have to be called,” says Sean Nakamoto. He and his wife, Lori, believe their daughter,... Read More

Guatemalan Family Finds a Home at Westmont

Published: Summer 2009
Guatemalan Family Finds a Home at Westmont

violeta valladares reflects on her experience as the mother of four westmont students and a member of the parents council “This is the first place where we feel genuinely accepted and even celebrated,” my husband said during our son... Read More

Letting Children Become Grown-ups

Published: Spring 2009
Letting Children Become Grown-ups

New parents council members see westmont as a place where their son and daughter can grow up and own their faith J.C. MacRae helps new medical device companies get out of the garage and into the stock listings. His... Read More

Developing a Family-Friendly Focus

Published: Summer 2008
Developing a Family-Friendly Focus

Nicky Schrim Suard ’78 toured Europe in a van for a semester with the late Professor Ed Bouslough, tracing the travels of the Apostle Paul. She’ll never forget her adventures or the paper she wrote about becoming the kind... Read More

Winds of Change

Published: Winter 2008
Winds of Change

When Amir Mikhail enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977, energy had emerged as an important political and economic issue. Oil prices rose precipitously after the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, and the Iranian Revolution in 1979 created... Read More

Planning a Financially Fit Future

Published: Fall 2007

Bob Freelove sees himself as a personal trainer designing fitness plans that help people get their estates in shape financially. The new director of gift planning, he has accumulated years of experience working with donors who desire to leave... Read More