Spring 1997 Archive:

The Best of 1996

Faculty Come Home to Las Barrancas After seven long years of seeking permits, Westmont finally finished the first 20 homes in the faculty housing project. Professors and their families moved in, and the college dedicated “Las Barrancas” in September,... Read More

Adding Alumni Trustees

Westmont’s board of trustees welcomes two new members, both alumni. Mark Rhode ’81 is senior vice president of marketing for Rapp Collins Marcoa advertising agency, based in Irving, Texas. He and his wife, Melody, a clinical psychologist, live in... Read More

Elected by His Peers

After serving an initial one-year term on the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) established last year, President David Winter has been elected for an additional three-year term. All presidents of accredited colleges and universities across... Read More

A New Venture

Economics and business students are putting theory into practice during the first ever “Westmont Venture Forum.” Ed Birch, executive vice president, is working with business people to bring together owners of local firms who want to raise equity capital... Read More

Students Take to the Phones

Published: Spring 1997 in Giving

For five weeks in February and March, Westmont students spent the evening calling alums to raise money during the annual phonathon. Unless otherwise designated, these gifts support The Westmont Fund. Carolee Halopoff Peterson ’88, director of annual giving, has... Read More

A Dramatic Project

When Jason Jenkins ’97 decided to direct a student production of “A Doll’s House,” he looked for a way to help those suffering from domestic violence, a theme in Ibsen’s classic drama. A visit to Shelter Services of Santa Barbara,... Read More

The Rewards of Scholarship

Winning one of six Individual Artist Awards from The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, Dr. Paul Willis, associate professor of English, and one other recipient earned this prize for their poetry. They prevailed in a pool of 69 entries.... Read More

She’s an NSF Fellow

Kathleen Purvis ’95, a second-year doctoral student in chemistry at Princeton University, has received one of five National Science Foundation fellowships enabling select graduate students to explore the environmental context and public policy components of their research. Katie’s work... Read More

Homecoming Still to Come

A Homecoming committee is already meeting to plan activities for the 1997 celebration September 26-28. Moving the date for this annual event to the fall should insure better weather. In fact, it rained in Santa Barbara during the weekend... Read More

Chapters Meet Coast to Coast

Alums and parents are gathering for a variety of chapter events. If you are missing the fun and want to know the chapter closest to you, please call the Alumni Office, (805) 565-6056. Arizona “Westmont in Arizona: An Evening... Read More

Oh, to Be in England

Anglophiles have an opportunity to explore England with former Westmont president and professor Lyle Hillegas and his wife, Melissa Lewis Hillegas ’75. They are leading a 13-day trip this summer to London and the countryside to the south and... Read More

Rath on the Rebound

Rath Shelton ’50, one of the most familiar names and endearing personalities in the Westmont community for over 30 years, suffered a stroke in early January. But like the Warrior basketball teams he has cheered on for decades, he... Read More

A Test of Faith

Only hours after the birth of their second son, Reed, Scott ’88 and Jamie McEwen ’88 Lisea’s joy turned to grave concern. Reed’s increased difficulty breathing led doctors to discover a fatal heart defect in the otherwise healthy baby... Read More

A Year for Generosity

Published: Spring 1997 in Giving

Generous giving in 1996 helped Westmont complete several important projects. Thanks to a $100,000 challenge grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation of Reno, Nevada, the leadership of the Westmont Parents Council, and the generosity of parents, the E.... Read More

A Heritage from the Past, A Vision for the Future

by President David Winter We face the future—and a new millennium—with a vision we inherit from our past. From the first, Westmont’s founders envisioned a Christian liberal arts college that rivaled the finest institutions in the nation. Our commitment... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Ed and Betty Bouslough have invested their lives in Westmont. Ed taught church history for more than 30 years and also served as dean of students, chaplain, and missions coordinator in his 35-year career at the college. An ordained... Read More

The Mayo Clinic in Mexico

Cindy Carter ’87 continued her Potter’s Clay service by bringing the Mayo Clinic to Ensenada, Mexico, in October. She works as a clinical research associate for Mayo’s branch in Scottsdale, Arizona. With the help of pastor Ruben Casteneda (whom... Read More