Spring 2001 Archive:

Wallace Emerson Society

David and Helene Winter have given their hearts to Westmont throughout the years. During his long tenure as president, David has involved himself enthusiastically in every aspect of college life. Helene has been at his side, providing gracious hospitality... Read More

Surviving Loss

Despite facing more than the usual disappointments and struggles, Kay Marshall Strom ’65 has seen the grace of God turn her troubles into lifelong blessings. Raised in a Christian home in San Francisco, Kay was the first of her... Read More

Incubating Entrepreneurs

During his four years at Westmont, Eric Loper ’00 saw the world. He went on Europe Semester, traveled to Asia for a summer business program with Professor Roy Millender, and played rugby in New Zealand and South Africa with... Read More

Pursuing an Independent Track

When he realized he wasn’t going to play professional baseball, Gary Lundgren ’93 began pursuing his other dream: writing, directing and producing independent films. Recruited as a baseball player, Gary found a new passion at Westmont: English classes. “I... Read More

The Westmont Connection

By Lyndsey Perino Arendsee ’84 I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend Westmont and graduate with the class of 1984. As I read the articles in the Westmont magazine and reflect upon the relationships I established... Read More

Cartooning for Christians

By day Troy Knechtel ’85 supervises a classroom of seventh-graders, but by night he retreats to his desk to create “kartoons,” a series of Christian cartoons illustrating biblical teaching and Christian living. Troy has long been a doodler, drawing... Read More

An Activist on Two Fronts

Can one person make a difference? “I have seen it happen time after time,” says Linda Hendricks Carroll ’84. “The thing I most love about politics is that it is absolutely true that one person can make a difference. Politics... Read More

In Memory of Two Retirees

Willard F. Harley Sr. died April 18, 2001, in Santa Barbara. Born in 1913, he was a teacher and counselor who helped many. After receiving degrees from Wheaton College and the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the Westmont faculty... Read More

Ahead of Its Time

In the late 1980s, learning programs designed to teach students via computers didn’t appear on the educational landscape. Learning online, the Internet and interactive student participation were not yet common. So when Bob Ross ’48, a professor at Graduate... Read More

Tribute to David K. Winter

By Martha Hammer, President, ICSC During David Winter’s 25 years as president of Westmont College, he has served as a member of the board of directors of the Independent Colleges of Southern California. With characteristic generosity, David graciously has... Read More

Accolades from AICCU

by Jonathan A. Brown, President, AICCU Charles Dickens made one visit to America in 1843. During his travels he visited a couple of colleges and offered an assessment on higher education that seems timely still. “Whatever the defects of... Read More

Presidential Tributes

People Listen to David Winter by Bob Andringa, President of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities When David Winter speaks in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, everyone listens! Founded just after Dave assumed the Westmont presidency,... Read More

Official Tributes

Aiming for Excellence in All Things by the Honorable Lois Capps, Member of Congress I would like to pay tribute to Dr. David K. Winter, president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, who will soon retire. Though his impending... Read More

Community Tributes

A Top-of-the-Mountain Vision by W. Pendleton Tudor One of the Tudors’ greatest blessings in moving to Santa Barbara was becoming a part of Westmont College’s extended family. From that association has evolved a very special and warm friendship with... Read More

Parent Tribute

By Walter Hansen Given March 17 at The President’s Associates Reception for the Winters My two sons are alumni of Westmont College: Jonathan graduated in 1996, and Nathaniel in 1997. I asked them to talk about David Winter so... Read More

Trustee Tributes

A Passion for Students by Trustee Merlin Call The hallmark of David Winter’s presidency has been his loving and passionate dedication to the students of Westmont College.  St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians appropriately states what Dr. Winter reflected... Read More

Chapel Tributes

Following Dave Excerpts from a Chapel talk by Provost Stan Gaede, Westmont President-Elect, April 2. Following David Winter as president of Westmont is a delight, a privilege, and an honor, but it is also scary, daunting, and worrisome. Fortunately,... Read More

Alumni Tribute

By Valerie Cronk Kushnerov ’92 Given March 17 at The President’s Associates Reception for the Winters I am so honored to represent alumni in this tribute to Dr. Winter. He has moved and inspired us over the 25 years... Read More

Faculty Tributes

Shaping Character by Shirley Mullen, Vice Provost In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he says he has no need for a letter of recommendation; the Corinthians themselves are his letter. In much the same way, David Winter can... Read More

The Winter Legacy: A Season of Excellence

Excellence in Everything From his first day in office, President David Winter has worked to make Westmont a truly excellent liberal arts college. Willing to make hard decisions, he has steadily implemented his vision for providing the finest possible... Read More

An Alumni Challenge

The Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future Campaign is a huge undertaking that requires the support of everyone in the community. I’m excited that we’ve reached our original goal of $47 million before David Winter retired as president. What... Read More

A Family Commitment

Few parents have been as involved at Westmont as James and Eleanor Allder. Not only do they have three daughters who are graduates, but they served as members of the Westmont Parents Council from 1984-1988. The couple continue to... Read More

The Campaign for Westmont

Campaign Exceeds Goal Thanks to a new $1 million gift from an unnamed donor, Westmont has exceeded the $47 million goal for The Campaign for Westmont. On May 4, David Eaton, chair of the board of trustees, announced that... Read More

Spring Sports Scores

After finishing 6-20 last year, the women’s basketball team could only improve. Head Coach Gregg Afman set a challenging goal for his second season with the 3-year-old team: qualify for the GSAC tournament. The team exceeded all expectations by... Read More

Scholarships Promote Diversity

Underrepresented students at Westmont will benefit from two new endowed scholarship funds. An anonymous $50,000 donation has established The Edwin J. Potts Diversity Scholarship. Given as a challenge grant, the gift has been matched by a $50,000 donation that... Read More

Hope in the Hopeless

“Shelly, could you get the American Embassy in Russia on the phone and see what is holding up the visas for our guests?” Thus began a typical day as an intern at The Protection Project — only nothing was... Read More

A Moral Challenge

After producing books on three divisive issues (abortion, euthanasia and animal rights), Bob Wennberg wants to write something that brings people together. A philosophy professor at Westmont since 1968, he has focused his scholarly work on exploring issues of... Read More

A New Orientation

To provide incoming students with academic advising before they register for classes, Westmont is holding two orientation sessions for new students this summer, July 9-10 and 30-31. First-year and transfer students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty... Read More

Research This

Committed to providing outstanding undergraduate education, Westmont held its 5th Annual Student Research Symposium in April. This event, one of the hallmarks of the academic program, provides opportunities for students to be involved in faculty research. Projects presented at... Read More

A Winning Plan

For the third time in four years, a Westmont student business plan reached the national semifinals of the Midwest Enterprise Creation Competition co-sponsored by Ball State, Miami University in Ohio, Beacon Capital, NASDAQ, Ernst & Young, and Monument Advisors.... Read More

Hail to the Chief

Stan D. Gaede will succeed David Winter as president of Westmont, the college’s board of trustees announced April 11. The previous afternoon, Board Chairman David Eaton offered the position to Gaede, who accepted. Winter announced the decision the next... Read More

Dear Stan,

Well, I’m cleaning out my desk. You know, it’s a bit harder than I thought it would be. That must be in part because, I confess, I find it hard to throw things away and in 25 years I’ve... Read More