Wallace Emerson Society Archive:

Advancing the Visual Arts and Middle East Studies

Published: Spring 2012
Judy Van Horn Neunuebel Class of 69

After a career as a graphic designer and owner of Neunuebel Graphics, Judy Van Horn Neunuebel ’69 now focuses on fine art. In her studios in Santa Barbara and Santa Fe, N.M., she creates mixed-media assemblages and will contribute... Read More

The Lifelong Influence of the Liberal Arts

Published: Winter 2012
Ed '53 and Marilyn Bjorklund '55 Hayes

Ed ’53 and Marilyn Bjorklund ’55 Hayes began their life together at Westmont, and they circled back to Santa Barbara in 1997 when he retired. They’d visited campus often; Ed joined the board of trustees in 1974 and served... Read More

Couple Made a Lasting Imprint on Westmont

Published: Fall 2011
Couple Made a Lasting Imprint on Westmont

During 69 years of marriage, Peter and Chris Geddes shared passions for missions, Christian education and travel. They worked together, kept close to their family, and left an impressive legacy at Westmont, where Peter served as a college trustee... Read More

Committed to the Glory of God Alone

Published: Summer 2011
Committed to the Glory of God Alone

Carl LaBarbera ’76 grew up in a business-oriented family, and Westmont gave him a good grounding in combining faith and work. After earning a degree in economics and business, he considered youth ministry as a career but joined the... Read More

A Pastor’s and Parent’s Perspective of Westmont

Published: Spring 2011
A Pastor’s and Parent’s Perspective of Westmont

Ben and Lauretta Patterson’s ties to Westmont go deeper than his 10 years as campus pastor. Two of their children and a daughter-in-law went to Westmont, and another son works on staff. As they’ve watched students graduate, embark on... Read More

Lifelong Planning Yields a Long-term Legacy

Published: Winter 2011
Lifelong Planning Yields a Long-term Legacy

Wandalee ’54 and JR Fullerton have committed their lives to serving others. As a social worker and firefighter, they assisted Ventura County residents throughout their long careers — and the scholarship fund they’ve created for Westmont students will endure... Read More

A Musician and Educator Leaves Her Legacy

Published: Fall 2010
A Musician and Educator Leaves Her Legacy

Ardis Higgins committed her life to music and education, and a bequest from her estate will continue her legacy at Westmont. She died in January 2010 and left $50,000 to establish the Ardis O. Higgins Endowed Music Scholarship for... Read More

Their Lifelong Ministry Began at Westmont

Published: Summer 2010
Their Lifelong Ministry Began at Westmont

Leo ’59 and Molly Moellering ’60 Tautfest began a lifelong partnership in ministry at Westmont. For two summers, they participated in Lei O’Limas, a 10-week outreach program assisting churches in Hawaii. Leo describes it as a forerunner of Potter’s... Read More

Connected to Westmont for Life

Published: Spring 2010
Don-Caryl-Goehner

Few people are more connected to Westmont than Don Goehner ’60. A trustee since 1986, he is a graduate, a former college staff member, the father of two alumni and the grandfather of an incoming student. “Westmont has changed... Read More

A Family Connection to Westmont

Published: Winter 2010
Jean Bergman

Jean Bergman grew up on a farm near Tulare, Calif., in a Christian home. Her parents and four brothers raised alfalfa and grains before becoming dairy farmers and delivering milk. Jean still remembers their slogan: “The quality goes in... Read More