Spring 1999 Archive:

Character Counts

by David K. Winter These are great years at Westmont. I can’t recall a more exciting period during my time at the College. Applications are at the highest level in our history, and the academic strength and spiritual motivation... Read More

Parents Pledge $1 Million

Generous parents have given yet another major gift to Westmont. Raymond and Linda Kubisch have pledged $1 million for the new science classroom building, which is one of the College’s top funding priorities. This facility will house the mathematics,... Read More

A Winning Plan

Four Westmont economics and business students qualified for the national semi-finals of the 2nd Annual Midwestern Enterprise Creation Competition at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 18-20. Westmont was the only liberal arts college — and the smallest school... Read More

An Artist as Trustee

As an artist, Denise Adams expresses her creativity in many ways. A painter who works with oils, she produces landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. For 10 years she owned an interior design studio and retail store for home furnishings.... Read More

A Survival Guide

The author of a book in progress, “Surviving Your 20s,” Sara Sullivan ’97 seems to be surviving just fine. One of 10 Pew Younger Scholars Fellows to receive a $39,000, three-year award for Ph.D. studies at a top-ranked university,... Read More

A Drive for Internships

How far would you drive for a job? Four communication studies majors commuted to Los Angeles for internships this year. Seniors Samantha Hill, Jessica Blake, Angela Morgan, and Kristin Vaughan considered rush-hour traffic a small price to pay for... Read More

Warriors Reach Final Four

Basketball The men’s basketball team finished 29-6 and made Westmont’s second-ever trip to the NAIA Final Four. The Warriors bolted out of the gates with a 15-1 record and reached the No. 3 ranking in the NAIA polls. They... Read More

Chet Kammerer Honored in Hall of Fame

Former Westmont basketball coach Chet Kammerer has joined the ranks of the Warrior Hall of Fame. He was formally inducted in February at a banquet in his honor. Chet spent 17 years as head coach at Westmont and compiled... Read More

An Experienced Trustee

As a respected and experienced financial adviser, David Spainhour gets many invitations to serve on boards. He is well-known in Santa Barbara, where he has pursued a 32-year career with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Now chairman of the board,... Read More

Seniors Rise to the Challenge

Published: Spring 1999 in Giving

The class of 1999 fund-raising drive, the Senior Challenge, has set a new record this spring. To date, 46 percent of the graduates have pledged $4,011, which is the highest participation rate of any Westmont class. Because so many... Read More

A Gift of Asian Art

To celebrate her 80th birthday, Ted and Dorcas Hatlen presented Westmont with a valuable collection of woodcut prints by the noted Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito. The gift, worth $40,000, includes photos and correspondence as well as funds to frame... Read More

A Father's Legacy

Donald Whittier learned philanthropy from his father, Mericos. One of the first independent oil producers in California, “Max” grew up on a potato farm in Maine and came west in 1891. He lost his savings in his first drilling... Read More

Lead Like Jesus

What is leadership supposed to look like in the body of Christ? In Matthew 20, Jesus said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them — not... Read More

A Center for the Sciences

Bauder Hall, originally built for a Montecito estate, is charming as a carriage house but deficient as a center for the psychology department. Located at the top of campus, it is isolated from all other academic facilities. With only... Read More

Parents Have Their Day

Published: Spring 1999 in Parents

Parents returned to school for a day when 500 moms and dads participated in Parents Weekend, March 13-14. Not only did they attend classes with their students, but parents crowded into mini-classes taught especially for them. Political science Professor... Read More

A Giant Opportunity

Published: Spring 1999 in Parents

Although he wasn’t a baseball fan, Matthew Bawks ’99 persisted in seeking an internship with the San Francisco Giants because he wanted to work in the sports industry. As a participant in Westmont’s San Francisco Urban program last year,... Read More

Close to Home

Published: Spring 1999 in Parents

Although Rob Guillermo was born in Santa Barbara, and his wife, Janie, grew up there, they wanted their daughter, Chelsea ’02, to go away to college. A talented student, she could attend any school she wanted, and Rob envisioned... Read More

The ABCs of CRTs

Published: Spring 1999 in Giving

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) can be a wonderful way to make a gift to Westmont and receive additional income and generous tax benefits. Determining if this type of planned gift is right for you is an essential first... Read More

Shirley Scholars

Published: Spring 1999 in Giving

The Perry and Margaret Shirley Endowed Scholarship Fund helps sophomores, juniors, and seniors who couldn’t afford to stay at Westmont without financial assistance. Two sophomores, Sarah Larson and Paul Morris, have returned for a second year, thanks to the... Read More

How to Leave a Legacy and Retire Early

Published: Spring 1999 in Giving

When Jim and Chris Anderson McClurkin were students at Westmont, their thoughts didn’t linger on retirement. Jim graduated in 1959 with a degree in history, and Chris attended for one semester before going on to nursing school. Their life... Read More

A Change for Homecoming

Three years after moving to September, Homecoming continues to evolve. The Alumni Office and Alumni Board are seeking ways to make the weekend more enjoyable and affordable for alums. Due to the expense of each meal and a desire... Read More

The Arts Media for Ministry

Jerry Eisley ’63 began a life of ministry in a Maryland coffee house in 1967, searching for effective ways to present the Gospel. After majoring in psychology at Westmont, he earned an M.A. in New Testament literature at Wheaton College... Read More

A Cardiologist Honors His Coach

The name Bill Cockerham ’67 is well known in Southern California running circles — and at Fresno Pacific where a new track and field complex has been named for him. The $1.2 million Bill Cockerham all-weather track and field... Read More

A Family Matter

Dr. Donald Smith ’50 had to leave Westmont after two years because he ran out of money. But both his children, Vance ’85 and Julisa Rowe ’86 graduated from the College — and so did his mother, Nina ’54.... Read More

Seeking a Cause and a Cure

Research on schizophrenia typically takes two forms: searching for causes of the disorder and working to develop effective treatments. Richard Josiassen ’69 does both. The director of the Arthur P. Noyes Clinical Research Center at Norristown State Hospital in... Read More

A Pioneer in Indigenous Education

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in Regina, Canada, is far away from Westmont. College President Eber Hampton ’64 traveled a long and circuitous road to get there, but he remembers his alma mater with “gratitude and great affection.” “Westmont was... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Not only are Don and Barbara Raney the parents of three Westmont alumni, but they also worked on staff. After retiring from a 22-year career teaching chemistry at San Mateo Community College, Don became a lab instructor at Westmont,... Read More