Parents Archive:

Family-based Ministry

Published: Summer 2003

A Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tripp Johnston went on to earn an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. For 15 years he worked as an investment banker, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions... Read More

Defending the Lentils

Published: Spring 2003

Cheryl and I have mixed emotions as our second (and last) child graduates from Westmont. We are saddened to leave the Parents Council after serving for six years, and I will miss my involvement as the parent representative on... Read More

Alums Return as Parents

Published: Spring 2003

Convincing your daughter to attend your college can be a tough sell when she has graduated from your high school. Roy ’81 and D’Aun Wolford ’81 Goble laugh about their daughter, Rachel ’05, assuring them she would never choose... Read More

God Is at Work at Westmont

Published: Winter 2003

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”... Read More

From Russia, with Love

Published: Winter 2003

When Gary and Jeanne Parsons said goodbye to their daughter, Katie ’06, at Orientation last fall, they gave her an extra hug. Not only were they taking a daughter to college for the first time, but they were leaving... Read More

Like Father, Like Daughter

Published: Summer 2002

Paul Hoffman ’77 readily admits that his classmates from Westmont may not remember him by name, and, after 25 years, probably won’t recognize him by face either. But he is pretty confident that they will remember him as the... Read More

An Online Legacy

Published: Spring 2002

An expert on planned giving and president and CEO of a company that markets planned giving software, Charles Schultz does more than just talk about giving. As the parents of two Westmont graduates, he and his wife, Ardis, support the... Read More

A Family Connection

Published: Spring 2002

As students at large, state universities, Joe and Karen Moderow didn’t realize what they were missing until after they graduated. They wanted something different for their son David ’02, and encouraged him to try Westmont. They’ve become enthusiastic advocates... Read More

Parental Influence

Published: Winter 2002

Even though he is a busy obstetrician who delivers “God’s miracles” at all hours of the day, Marc Zepeda makes an effort to spend time with his three children. He and his wife, Susan, value the close family they... Read More

College Costs

Published: Winter 2002

“Why is Westmont so expensive?” Every parent of a Westmont student must ask this question at some point. In response, I want to raise three additional questions: What does it cost to provide a Westmont education? What does Westmont... Read More