Summer 1998 Archive:

A Pattern of Lifetime Learning and Service

by David K. Winter, President It is always a very exciting time when a new academic year begins and we welcome back to campus 1,200 energetic and committed young men and women. They are a very impressive group, and... Read More

A Better Network Connection

Published: Summer 1998 in Giving

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has granted $422,020 to Westmont to improve the computer infrastructure. The grant will pay for an upgrade of the backbone of the college’s computer network, increasing speed and efficiency tenfold, noted Barry Cunningham, Westmont’s director of... Read More

Summer Scholars

Shady Hakim ’98 and Kirsten Cruzen ’99 completed seminars last summer at Notre Dame University in the Pew Younger Scholars Program, a highly competitive scholarship based on academic excellence. Established through the Pew Charitable Trust, the program funds research... Read More

Adventures around the World

As he boarded a plane for China, Josh Caruana ’99 knew something unique was about to begin. He and the 40 other participants in the pilot “Westmont in Asia” program embarked on an incredible experience last summer—as did numerous... Read More

Remember When?

Alumni took the stage for three days in September as they celebrated their college days and reunited with close friends and beloved professors at Homecoming ’98. From the chapel talk by Provost Stan Gaede ’69 on Friday morning to... Read More

New Faculty Faces

An instructor at Westmont since 1991, Susan Savage has become a full-time assistant professor of art. She received her master’s degree in fine art from UCSB. Before coming to Westmont, she taught art and crafts at Santa Barbara Christian... Read More

Research Teaches Students

Dr. Docter’s name may be repetitious, but her teaching style is not; she’s on the front lines of innovative Spanish instruction. For the past six years, Dr. Mary Docter, associate professor of Spanish, has gathered, compiled and edited video... Read More

Warrior Watch

For the third straight year, the Westmont athletic program has finished in the top 15 (out of 300 schools) in the NAIA Sears Director’s Cup standings, tying for 14th. The contest awards points for regional and national finishes in up... Read More

Parents with Vision

Published: Summer 1998 in Parents

Nini and Keith Sieck had never heard of Westmont when their son Brian ’92 came home from a college fair and announced he intended to enroll. Talking to Dave Morley, dean of admissions, sold him on Westmont, and he... Read More

Knowing How to Acknowledge God

Excerpts from a chapel talk by Dallas Willard, Professor of philosophy at USC “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Don’t put your confidence in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct... Read More

How the Potter Shapes His Clay

For 20 years, Potter’s Clay has molded lives and hearts. The students who started the week-long ministry in Mexico wanted to stretch themselves spiritually and culturally—to become “clay in the potter’s hands” (Isaiah 64:8). “Eventually we came to see... Read More

Arts Appreciation

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the slots for the program filled quickly, and some students are on a waiting list. Several faculty members will accompany students and lead discussions about the events throughout the year. Westmont in the... Read More

Raising Independent Kids

When Carl and Pat Simonsen learned that their son, Matt ’98, wanted to go to Westmont, they decided to investigate. To their surprise, they discovered people in their own Aloha, Ore., church who were connected to the college. Liking... Read More

How to Give Your Estate Twice

Published: Summer 1998 in Giving

By Bruce Bickel, J.D., Estate-Planning Attorney, Fresno, Calif., Chair of the Westmont Parents Council We’ve heard that kids say the darndest things. So do clients. My estate planning practice includes many clients who wish to leave a monetary gift... Read More

Unassuming Stewards

Published: Summer 1998 in Giving

Although they helped build a family business into a successful, worldwide concern, Everett and Eleanor Armington changed little over the years. They continued to play golf at public courses, preferred simple, small restaurants, and never dressed ostentatiously. As Westmont... Read More

A Lifetime of Service

Bob Campbell ’44, a member of the first class to attend Westmont for four years, has provided life-long leadership and service in Christian higher education and the ministry as a teacher, pastor, and administrator. To recognize these achievements, the... Read More

Valuable Volunteers

At Homecoming, the Alumni Association honored two Volunteers of the Year. Don Low ’81 has served Westmont through five years of dedicated leadership on the Alumni Board. His responsibilities included membership on the college’s board of trustees where he... Read More

Pioneering Painless Dentistry

Colette Day Cozean ’80 is a gifted scientist and a daring and successful entrepreneur. As chair, president, and CEO of Premier Laser Systems Inc. (PLSI) of Irvine, Calif., she has pioneered the manufacture and sale of dental lasers that... Read More

An Elderly Outreach

As a Westmont student, Leona Anderson Bergstrom ’73 “adopted” Elizabeth Ingalls, an elderly woman living out her last days in Santa Barbara. Although her visits to Elizabeth ended after she graduated, Leona began a career of helping the aged.... Read More

Friends Forever

On furlough from Nairobi, Kenya, missionaries Jim ’70 and Sue Bergman ’71 DeVries hosted a potluck in Santa Monica last May for some of Jim’s classmates (top row from left: Rita Astor Geerson ’70, Ken Sampson ’70, Terry Kenney... Read More

My Tough Times Were My Best Times

Reflections from 30 Years in Medical Missions, by Beth Brunemeier ’40 Arriving by air in Bombay, India, for a second term as nurse educator in Jhansi Hospital, I learned that the ship bringing my “outfit” had burned and sunk in... Read More

A Southeast Seminar

Mike Leming ’70 is one of 10 professors nationwide participating in the two-year ASIANetwork Faculty Development Seminar, designed for teachers lacking formal training in Southeast Asian Studies. This summer he worked with a mentor, discussing, reflecting, reading, and researching... Read More

Running for Life

As he trained for the Big Sur International Marathon, Cory Reding ’97 believed he could run the 26.2 mile race in less than three hours. But the reappearance of a malignant brain tumor forced him to drop out of... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Although he retired from full-time ministry in 1990, Joe Stephens ’46 still preaches and officiates at weddings and funerals. He and his wife, Doris, remain actively involved in the life of their church as well as in the lives... Read More