Fall 1998 Archive:

One of Our Best Years

In this annual report issue, you have an opportunity to see some of the reasons why I believe this last year was one of Westmont’s best! Accomplishments by faculty and students were extraordinary, donors contributed more to the College... Read More

Parents Pledge $3.5 Million

Published: Fall 1998 in Giving

Parents of a current Westmont student, who wish to remain anonymous, have pledged a $3.5 million unrestricted gift to the College. More than half the donation ($2 million) will be sent before the end of the year, making it... Read More

Red Feather in Our Cap

Published: Fall 1998 in College News

Westmont and President David Winter received the Santa Barbara United Way’s second annual Community Excellence Award at the Red Feather Ball, a special fund-raising event in October. The ball honors an organization and an individual who have made significant community... Read More

The Award of a Lifetime

Published: Fall 1998 in College News

President David Winter received the Santa Barbara News-Press Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner in November kicking off the News-Press Christmas Fund Drive. Selected by a committee of past recipients, Dr. Winter was recognized for more than 20 years... Read More

Cannon Compares Clinton, Reagan, and Nixon

Published: Fall 1998 in College News

In November, veteran political journalist and author Lou Cannon opened a new series of political science lectures by prominent speakers. The political science and communication studies departments and the provost’s and executive vice president’s offices, sponsored the talk. The... Read More

Enhancing the Endowment

Published: Fall 1998 in Giving

When Ed and Mollie Miller moved their daughter Barbara into Page Hall in 1986, physics professor Ken Kihlstrom joined them in hauling a refrigerator up to the third floor. “We were amazed that a professor would help students move... Read More

A Linguist and a Leader

Although he taught at Westmont only 10 years, Dr. Elbert McCreery helped establish a tradition of academic excellence at the young college. One of three incorporators of the Bible Missionary Institute in 1937 (the others were Mrs. Ruth Kerr... Read More

Parents in Prayer

Published: Fall 1998 in Parents

Have you made plans yet for March 18? If not, Fred and Randy Knee want to recruit you for the first annual Westmont Day of Prayer. Members of the Parents Council, the Knees are working with parents, professors, staff,... Read More

Alumni Opportunities

Published: Fall 1998 in College News

Feeling nostalgic for Westmont and your college friends? Alums have several opportunities to stay involved with their alma mater. Alumni College Go back to school on Saturday, February 6, at the third annual Alumni College. Old Testament Professor Tremper... Read More

The Copes in Carolina

While Dennis Cope ’65 valued his education at Westmont (especially meeting his wife, Mary Jean Cook ’65, on campus), he wondered whether he could compete successfully at the University of Kansas Medical School. His concerns proved groundless. “My preparation... Read More

Famous Teaching

A Westmont alumnus has been inducted into the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame for the first time. George Beyer ’55, one of five teachers rewarded for excellence in 1998, is also the first UCLA alumnus, Montana resident, and psychology... Read More

James the Judge

Jim Brown ’64 never gave much thought to becoming a judge. After six months on the job, he now recognizes that his whole life has prepared him for the task. Gov. Pete Wilson appointed Jim to the Superior Court... Read More

Still Life: A Mission of Mercy

Colin Finlay ’83 might be called a man with a mission. A photographer whose work focuses on the plight of children the world over, Colin is gaining international attention. He believes the pictures he makes are by God’s design.... Read More

A Hurricane of Activity

An e-mail from Iva Ann Yarnell Ruis ’54 We just finished a three-month volunteer assignment in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America. My husband, Robert, filled in for a pastor who was on home assignment. I played the piano and helped... Read More

The Warrior Wagon Welcomes Visitors

Published: Fall 1998 in Giving

One day last spring, Executive Vice President Ed Birch discovered the College needed an electric cart to escort visitors around campus. Community leader Louise Lowry Davis had come to Westmont to view the restored Louise Lowry Davis Friendship Terrace... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Few people can claim as many relationships with Westmont as Barbara Bare Spaulding ’63. The daughter of Trustee Emeritus Bruce Bare and his wife, Adaline, she is also an alumna, the parent of an alumnus, a former faculty wife,... Read More