Fall 2004 Archive:

Westmont, Washington — and the World

Published: Fall 2004 in Feature Story

An interview with three alumni from the class of 1969 Stan D. Gaede, president of Westmont Dean Hirsch, president of World Vision International Jay Pierson, floor assistant to the speaker of the House of Representatives Q: When and how... Read More

For All People

One of the pleasures of this job is getting to represent the college in all kinds of venues. Recently, I spoke to a group — I won’t tell you who — and let them know about the incredible progress... Read More

Slow Progress on Master Plan

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

Westmont’s updated master plan is moving forward slowly. Consultants will complete a revised environmental impact report in February or March, and the community will have 45 days to consider and comment on it. After the review period, county staff... Read More

A Presidential Award

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

Westmont President Stan D. Gaede joined the chancellor of UC Santa Barbara and the president of Santa Barbara City College as recipients of the 2004 Inaugural Award for Distinguished Service. Emmaus of Santa Barbara, a non-profit organization that helps... Read More

The Gift of Grants

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

The Calvin Institute for Christian Worship (CICW) has awarded Westmont faculty and staff two different grants totaling $11,650. Lisa DeBoer, assistant professor of art history, is conducting research on the arts in worship, and the institute has awarded her... Read More

Wealth and Worth

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

Parents and grandparents discovered how to establish financial family values in an era of relative wealth during a seminar, “The Importance of Worth to Wealth and the Fit Family” held on campus in October. The Westmont Foundation sponsored the... Read More

Viva Homecoming!

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

A festive fiesta theme added to the fun at the college’s annual Homecoming weekend Sept. 24-25, 2004. During the Celebracion Brunch cón el Presidente on Saturday, Westmont honored four outstanding alums (left to right): Jay Pierson ’69, Alumnus of... Read More

Programming a New Major

The first professor hired to teach computer science at Westmont, Kim Kihlstrom describes her work passionately. “I have really found my calling,” she says. “I love what I do. It’s exciting to be part of something from the beginning.” Kim... Read More

The World of Welken

A tradition of telling stories to his children, a penchant for word play and a remarkable imagination helped Greg Spencer write his first novel, “The Welkening: A Three Dimensional Tale” (Howard Publishing, 2004). With this engrossing fantasy, the Westmont communication... Read More

A Politician in Training

Nicole Schouten ’05 hopes that president of the Westmont College Student Association (WCSA) is the first of many elected offices she holds. After graduating with majors in political science and philosophy, she plans to go to law school. “I... Read More

His Heart’s in Guatemala

Holding a flashlight in a rustic school house in a Guatemalan mountain village, pre-med student Scott Upton ’06 aids a dental surgeon. The make-shift clinic has no electricity, yet the patients are grateful to be there. Working with Rev.... Read More

College Players Turn Coach

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

Warrior baseball practice took on a youthful character Monday afternoons during the fall. PONY League players from the community, ranging in age from 8 to 14 years, filled Carr Field and learned the basics of the sport from varsity athletes.... Read More

A Commitment for Life

Linda Jones Perry ’63 never thought about abortion until she got pregnant. At the time, she taught education classes at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and her husband, Dennis ’64, did postdoctoral work in nuclear... Read More

The Politics of Banking

As a Westmont student, Janet Jones Lamkin ’81 developed an interest in politics that has never waned. For more than 20 years, she has combined her majors in political science and business in a varied and successful career. In... Read More

Painting with a Purpose

Eric Gemelli ’85 knows what it’s like to be out of a job with five children to support. After a successful career selling financial products, he started his own company, Cornerstone Financial Services, in 1997 and raised venture capital.... Read More

An Engineering Family

As a graduate student at Caltech, Bill Klug ’98 conducted fascinating research on blunt head trauma and bacteriophage viruses. One day his work may help fight disease by explaining how viruses inject DNA into cells. Despite these topics, Bill’s... Read More

On the Fast Track

John Lies ’98 grew up around a race track watching his father train thoroughbred horses. The excitement of the crowd as the horses rushed down the stretch got into his blood. He loves the sport and decided to make... Read More

Life in the ER

Mike Apostle ’98 hates to sit still. He spends his energy by running daily, competing in marathons and practicing medicine in the hectic environment of a hospital emergency room. A 2003 graduate of the University of Kansas School of... Read More

At the Wheel of a New Business

When he graduated a semester early, Peter Norman ’00 didn’t depend on his parents to support him for a few months. He went to work delivering medical equipment. But his job provided much more than income; it gave him... Read More

Our Best Year Ever

Published: Fall 2004 in College News

After two decades of responsible fiscal management, Westmont has improved its financial standing significantly. “The past fiscal year was the strongest year financially in the history of the college,” says Ron Cronk, vice president for finance. Not only has... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

David ’64 and carla talbott have devoted their lives to ministry. Residents of Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center for 28 years, David serves as director of adult ministries and resident musician after working in public affairs for many years... Read More