Fall 2003 Archive:

Coming Home

Published: Fall 2003 in Feature Story

A message by Robert H. Gundry, scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek, at Homecoming Chapel, September 26, 2003 I suppose it makes sense for a scholar-in-residence to speak at Homecoming, and about Homecoming. On the other... Read More

Faculty Like These

‘So, Mr. President, where do you find faculty like these?” That was the question. And I didn’t have much of an answer. The setting was a meeting of CEOs in Santa Barbara. The question came after I shared a... Read More

Master Plan EIR Hearings

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

As part of the initiative to complete the campus, the college is updating its master plan, which the county approved in 1976. Before building the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and the David K. Winter Hall for Science... Read More

Making Montecito Beautiful

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

Despite a power outage that silenced alarm clocks, 45 Westmont students turned out for an early morning clean-up effort Saturday, Nov. 1. As usual, Westmont was well represented at the annual Montecito Beautification Day (MBD), when local residents take... Read More

Three-peat by the Sea

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

The most dominant team in the history of NAIA women’s soccer, Westmont has won five national titles, including three straight and four in the last five years. This year, they also hosted the NAIA National Tournament, held at Santa Barbara... Read More

The Art of Giving

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

Santa Barbara architect and art collector Barry Berkus has donated a sculpture by environmental artist Robert Lobe to Westmont. The piece, displayed on the lawn outside Reynolds Gallery, has been on loan to Westmont for a number of years.... Read More

Spirited Poetry

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

Westmont hosted special readings by Chicano and Chicana poets, “El Espíritu de la Raza/The Spirit of the People: Chicano/a Poetry,” on campus in November. The participating poets included Luis Leal and Víctor Fuentes from UCSB, Gabriella Gutiérrez from Seattle... Read More

Entrepreneurial Evangelism

Eric Knopf ’04 is marketing evangelism to today’s youth in a fresh new way, and business has been very good. Originally from Portland, Ore., Eric is a senior who created his own major in entrepreneurial media. He has spent... Read More

Advise and Consult

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

Some have held top positions with major corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Hughes Aircraft. Others have founded and led their own companies. All have achieved significant success as senior executives. Together, they offer expertise in a wide range of... Read More

Distinguished Professors

Three professors, R. Anthony Askew, Allan Nishimura and Robert Wennberg, have received the college’s first distinguished professorship award, an honor that recognizes their exceptional commitment to their students and Christian liberal arts education. The award, which will be given... Read More

An Honored Alumnus

Who I am today is to a large extent the result of the instruction and the personal interaction that took place here a quarter century ago. I would be a completely different person, I think, were it not for... Read More

Retired but Still Remembered

Two events led Carol Curlette Sie ’74 to reflect on her Westmont years: looking back on her life after completing treatment for breast cancer and enrolling her daughter Alissa at Westmont. “I did a lot of thinking about the... Read More

Two Generations of Westmont Women

When her husband died in a plane crash after only eight years of marriage, Luci Oberst Meissner ’55 was left with two small daughters. Major Rudy Meissner, an Air Force electronic warfare officer stationed in Alaska, survived a tour... Read More

This Cool House

During his 26 years as a builder, Rich Sands ’65 has never built the same home twice. Repetition doesn’t interest him. Fascinated by design, he plays with shapes to create unique exteriors and interiors. “We build houses that live... Read More

Writing from Life

Aris Janigian ’82 always wanted to be a writer but never thought he could earn a living with his pen. He majored in both English and psychology at Westmont, earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Claremont Graduate School and... Read More

Growing a Business and a Family

Entrepreneurship runs in the Grotenhuis family. Dave ’63 got his son, Dan ’89, involved in his business as a child. While at Westmont, Dan worked as a real estate agent and sold a house in Montecito. After graduating with... Read More

From Coach to Commentator

When Allen Hopkins ’95 sneaked out of bed to watch Monday Night Football as a kid, he was most interested in the announcers. “I always wanted to be a broadcaster,” he says. “I did my own running commentary and... Read More

Creating a Community that Cares

When Dan Williams ’96 lobbied for a teaching job at Santa Barbara High School, he told the principal he could do anything. Fresh from student teaching and completing a full credential, Dan hoped his confidence would compensate for his... Read More

Interning with the Old Masters

As Molly LePley ’03 talks excitedly about her new internship with Christie’s auction house, horns sound in the background, a muffled testament to her new surroundings in New York City. Although she has never lived in an urban setting,... Read More

Face-to-Face with the First Family

When Lilian Lawrence ’02 leaves work, she can walk through the White House residence, the West Wing or the northwest gate closest to the press pool. Six months after graduating from Westmont with a double major in philosophy and... Read More

Financing the Future at Westmont

Published: Fall 2003 in College News

Because Westmont has a long history of sound financial management, it doesn’t seem remarkable that the college has finished yet another year in the black. But given the difficulties facing many colleges and universities in the 21st century, Westmont’s... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Paul and doris wilt have a 45-year history with Westmont. After a long career teaching history (1958-1994), Paul retired and became the college archivist. By organizing the archives, conducting oral-history interviews and doing research, he has documented the lives... Read More