Fall 2001 Archive:

A Prayer for America

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

As soon as they learned of the horrific terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, members of the Westmont community responded with prayer. Megan Shrader, the student body president, immediately encouraged faculty, staff and students to gather throughout the day in... Read More

Great Marks for New Students

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

Getting into Westmont is getting tougher, and statistics on the class of 2005 prove it. The young men and women who arrived on campus in August have the best credentials in the college’s history. A total of 380 first-year... Read More

Home Again

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

Only 10 days after the terrorist attacks on America, Westmont alumni gathered for Homecoming 2001, Sept. 21-23. While some people decided not to travel or had to change plans due to circumstances related to Sept. 11, a good-sized crowd... Read More

A Call to Action

Shortly after an early-morning phone call to her father alerted her to the events of Sept. 11, WCSA President Megan Shrader ’02 took action. She sensed that students needed to respond right away to the unfolding tragedy. Unable to... Read More

Responding to 9-11

A collection of alumni stories Tuesday was the one day of the week Tim Tewksbury ’83 spent in his office on the 63rd floor of Two World Trade Center. The other four days, he traveled to retail outlets in... Read More

It’s about Faces

By Ashley Pearson ’93 As a television producer for MSNBC news, I have been and continue to be swept off my feet by work and inundated with this story. I have not had a weekend off, or a moment... Read More

My Hope Is in Christ

By Mike Karn ’88 On Sept. 11 I was waking early in preparation for a union meeting. An American Airlines pilot and first officer, I serve as administrative assistant for the Allied Pilots Association in Los Angeles. When I... Read More

Be Proud

By Kathleen Jones ’89 I stepped off a plane in the United Kingdom on Aug. 11, 2001. Soon after having signed paperwork to extend in the United States Air Force, I was reassigned to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England,... Read More

Is This Real?

By Jonathan Eshleman ’99 At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, I was taking a private tour of the U.S. Capitol building with two friends. Andrea, our tour guide and good friend, led the three of us through the... Read More

Business as Usual?

At a time when most Americans wanted desperately to do something to help, Dave Kuykendall ’90 got a phone call. The owner of a ServiceMaster franchise in Frederick, Md., he was one of 50-60 businesses asked to help clean... Read More

When All Hell Breaks Loose

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

Excerpts from a talk at Homecoming 2001 by Alumnus of the Year Rick Josiasen ’69 September l0 was the first day of our long overdue vacation. My wife, Rita Shaughnessy, and I stood in the damp grass under the... Read More

In Memory of Lotus Campbell ’44

Lotus I. Graham Campbell ’44, a resident of Santa Barbara for 12 years, passed away to the visible presence of her Lord on June 29, 2001. She was 79. Born in Escondido, Calif., she and her sister, Almeda Graham... Read More

On a Mission for Justice

Why did Robert Lonac ’67 leave Young Life after decades of service? He had done many things for the organization, including working with students and overseeing one-third of worldwide operations as senior vice-president. A simple story tells why. A... Read More

Compassion over the Airwaves

For Norm Nelson ’61, starting a radio ministry to seek social justice and to educate Christians about persecution worldwide was more than just a career choice. It culminated a passion first stirred at Westmont. A transfer student in 1959-60,... Read More

Made to Mentor

Aileen McCall ’85 never talks to strangers on airplanes. She admits she is one of those people who hides her face in a book or her laptop from the moment she sits down until it’s time to disembark. Yet... Read More

In Search of the Epic Life

When 1997 graduates Trey Sklar, Matt Kronberg, Mike Peterson and Jedd Medefind walked into a Westmont chapel service in November, they didn’t find seats in the bleachers. Instead, they made their way to the stage to speak to the... Read More

Growing a Dream

When Todd Mattson ’89 was a boy, his father owned a truck stop in New York. “I spent a lot of time there and loved talking to my dad about the business,” he recalls. “He was always making improvements.... Read More

From the Chairman of the Board

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

The past fiscal year has certainly been a successful – and memorable — one for Westmont. On behalf of the board of trustees, I am pleased to present the 2000-2001 fiscal report, which shows that we continue to operate with... Read More

The State of the College

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

Remarks at Homecoming, September 22, 2001 So how are things going in the family of Westmont? What is the state of the college these days? At one level, that’s an easy question to answer: Things have never been better.... Read More

Gifts Boost Revenue

Published: Fall 2001 in Giving

Thanks to the ongoing capital campaign, Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future, Westmont received a record amount of gifts during the 2000-2001 fiscal year: $10.5 million. During this time, the college announced a $5 million challenge commitment from Stephen... Read More

The Campaign for Westmont

Published: Fall 2001 in Giving

The Finishing Touches The Campaign for Westmont, Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future, has become the most successful fund-raising effort in college history, thanks to support from generous alumni, parents and friends. As the drive moves toward completion over... Read More

An Affinity for Westmont

Published: Fall 2001 in Giving

Why do parents who are paying tuition decide to donate to the Campaign for Westmont as well? Rich and Janice Nagler, parents of Kevin ’01 and former members of the Parents Council, give their answer. “There are plenty of... Read More

Homes for Faculty

Published: Fall 2001 in College News

Westmont is committed to providing affordable homes for its exceptional faculty and has constructed 30 such residences since 1995. When the college builds the final 11 in the next few years, the residential area next to campus will be... Read More

Parents Step Up

Published: Fall 2001 in Parents

One of the most remarkable features of The Campaign for Westmont is the number of parents who have pledged their support. Both past and current parents have made a significant contribution to the campaign. These grateful parents have seen... Read More

In Memory of Special Friends

Published: Fall 2001 in Giving

Westmont is pleased to acknowledge legacy gifts from the estates of the following members of the Wallace Emerson Society: Richard Reed and Teenie Armstrong spent their retirement years in Montecito and became good friends of the college and special... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Both Dave ’67 and Barbara Johnston ’68 Biehl have faithfully volunteered for Westmont. As Montecito residents, they are close to campus, and the college is close to their hearts. Dave serves on the Westmont Foundation and the Warrior Sports... Read More