Spring 2000 Archive:

A Time to Relinquish

Some time ago, a valued and wise friend told Helene and me that for him, retirement was all about “relinquishing.” He and his wife had moved into a smaller place so they relinquished many of their material possessions. He... Read More

President Winter to Retire

In May, Dr. David Winter announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2001. Westmont’s longest-serving president, he will step down after leading the college for 25 years. While the board of trustees accepted his decision with regret, they asked... Read More

Commencement 2000

Bedecked with flowers and ribbons and sporting interesting additions to their mortar boards, 364 members of the class of 2000 graduated May 6. An audience of 6,000 family and friends watched the exuberant proceedings. Led by bagpipes, the seniors... Read More

A Regal Event

When Queen Noor of Jordan agreed to address a Youth for Peace Rally April 8 in Murchison Gymnasium, she didn’t realize her father had once studied in buildings on the Westmont campus. Najeeb Halaby, who served as head of... Read More

Accepted by the Best

This spring, senior Melissa Durkee spent two weeks visiting the five prestigious law schools that offered her admission. She prioritized them as follows: Yale, University of Chicago, Harvard, New York University, and Stanford. After long and careful consideration, she... Read More

Leading by Serving

Thanks to a gift from the Barney and Moore Foun-dation in Illinois, Westmont has presented the first ever Barnabas Servanthood Lea-dership Awards. The five juniors who received the honor have demonstrated outstanding servant leadership in ministry and community service.... Read More

Retiring Faculty

An era will end when Robert Gundry, Kathleen Smith professor of religious studies, retires after 38 years at Westmont. One of the preeminent New Testament scholars in the world, he has published numerous books, including major commentaries on Matthew... Read More

Insight into the Eye

George Ayoub loves puzzles, and he is working on a big one: How does glaucoma cause loss of vision and can this be prevented? A specialist in cellular neuroscience, George has conducted research on the retina during his eight... Read More

A Local Perspective

When John Mullen started JM Consulting Group in 1987, he learned a lot from his first client. Hired to help a 37-seat restaurant rezone to serve 100, he soon realized the owner needed assistance in planning, financing, and construction as... Read More

Spring Sports Summary

The appearance by the men’s basketball team in the NAIA National Champion-ships kept Westmont in the top 10 in the Sears Directors’ Cup NAIA winter standings. At the end of a successful fall sports season, Westmont was number one.... Read More

A Masterful Plan

When President Winter talks about his vision for Westmont’s future, he emphasizes the importance of completing the campus. The college received permission to increase enrollment to 1,200 in 1976, and the county approved a master plan with numerous new... Read More

Before Their Time

“I can’t find a heartbeat.” These are not the words a young, pregnant mother wants to hear. In Tracey’s case, it got worse from there. . . . At twenty-two weeks Tracey began having contractions at home. She went... Read More

A Way to Save with IRAs

Published: Spring 2000 in Giving

A s an attorney, Gordon Peterson understands the benefits of estate planning. But as a specialist in intellectual property (patents and trademarks), he wasn’t sure which approach would yield the greatest benefits for him and his wife, Pat. So... Read More

An Extended Family

Published: Spring 2000 in Parents

Dan and Judi Van Elderen believe passionately in two things: promoting adoption as an alternative to abortion and recruiting Christians to serve as foster families. “In the 1980s, when abortion was so much in the news, we decided to... Read More

Connecting to a Career

Parents who worry about what kind of job their student can get after graduation will appreciate a new Westmont service. Alums who are concerned about the  volatility of the workplace will also welcome the news. Westmont’s career and life... Read More

A Book for All Seasons

Norm Wright ’59 was a busy Westmont student: he double majored in psychology and Christian education and double minored in literature and history. His challenging schedule set a pace he has followed throughout his life. Today he is a... Read More

A Golden Class

Returning to campus 50 years after their graduation, the class of 1950 marched in Commencement once again. They donned caps and gowns to join the class of 2000 in the ceremonial procession. President David K. Winter recognized them to... Read More

Learning Languages One by One

For over 35 years Marjorie Crouch ’61 has served the Lord and the people of Ghana as a missionary. Despite health problems that have weakened her body, she remains strong in spirit and faith. Born in Nigeria of SIM... Read More

Training Dogs and People

When Doré Charbonneau ’84 adopted a house full of puppies from a local shelter, she had no idea of the devastation to come. As the energetic pups began feasting on her furniture, she made a desperate call to Matthew... Read More

Adventure in Ecuador

In the remote Andean village where Sharman Injerd ’71 lives, 600 cows outnumber 400 people. On a compound owned by HCJB World Radio, she homeschools her daughter, and her husband, Dave, operates the hydroelectric plant for the radio ministry.... Read More

From Biology to Bonds

As an assistant bond trader for PaineWebber, Jenny Reitmaier Akins ’96 places orders as large as $50 million. Her clients include banks and corporations interested in investing their cash in bonds. “It’s a very interesting, fast-moving job,” she notes.... Read More

Building a Life in Illinois

When Bruce Alkire ’71 came to Westmont from Seattle on a baseball scholarship, he never expected to end up in Peoria, Ill. He moved there to wed his college sweetheart and fellow Westmont graduate, Pat Finch. His marriage brought... Read More

An Excellent Educator

David M. Loveless ’67 has won the GEICO Educators for Excellence Award. Celebrating 50 years of business in Hawaii, the insurance company presented seven such awards  in December 1999, one for each of the state’s districts. An eighth-grade English... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

The sign outside Lynn and Margary Honaker’s lovely old home says “House of Honaker / Established 1932.” The date refers to their marriage; the house was built in 1891. The Honakers moved there in 1944 when they inherited the... Read More