Winter 1996 Archive:

The Community of Westmont People

by David K. Winter President As I reflect on the achievements we celebrated in 1995 and the issues we face in the future, I think about the prospective students who visit our campus each year. How do they best... Read More

Wiegand Drive Shaping Up

Published: Winter 1996 in Giving

When the Wiegand Foundation of Reno, Nevada, gave the college a $100,000 challenge grant to create the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center on campus, the West-mont Parents Council took on the task of raising the $129,000 needed to complete... Read More

Leaving a Living Legacy

Published: Winter 1996 in Giving

With five children of their own to put through college, Carl ’72 and Deborah Van Buskirk ’73 Byers occasionally wonder why they created an endowed scholarship fund to benefit Westmont students. Each year, the “Carl Byers Family Scholarship” helps... Read More

A Gift of Stamps

At the age of 12, Peter Geddes took up an interest in stamps. Over the years, he has built a collection worth nearly half a million dollars. In January, he gave his stamps to Westmont and is selling them... Read More

Homecoming Highlights

The Warriors won, defeating Concordia University in an exciting basketball game. Lyle Hillegas began a new Homecoming tradition with a tour of Westmont’s history. Golfers played in the first ever Homecoming tournament at Sandpiper Golf Course. The classes returning... Read More

Alumni Chapter Close-Ups

Alums continue to get together. Last December, Bill and Maggie McKee ’56 Dorsey invited Seattle area alums and parents to their home for dinner and Christmas music by talented pianist Dave Talbott ’64. In February, Dr. Robert Gundry discussed... Read More

A Youthful Love for History

Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Kapchinsky ’95, the founding director of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, is the youngest museum director in the nation. The history major developed an internship during his junior year as education coordinator at... Read More

Legends of the Hall of Fame

What achievements qualify athletes for membership in the Westmont College Warrior Hall of Fame? While they must excel in their sport, they must also succeed in the classroom and present an exemplary character and attitude. The second annual Hall... Read More

Band Notes

Three Westmont students will join the Intercollegiate Band at the University of Nevada, Reno, in March to represent 28 college band programs throughout the western and northwestern states. Steve Busch, a junior economics and business major from Ventura, California,... Read More

Fall Sports Spectacular

<p.Thanks to a successful fall sports season, Westmont currently holds third place in the Sears Directors’ Cup NAIA Standings. Institutions in the United States and Canada earn points based on team finishes in 16 sports. Puget Sound in Washington... Read More

Former Faculty News

Floyd (Fritz) Rawlings died on December 5, 1995. He taught chemistry at Westmont until 1978 and had been living in Hendersonville, TN. Professor emeritus Theodore Fischbacher passed away on February 11, 1996. He taught in Westmont’s education department and... Read More

Westmont at 55: Facing the Future in 1995

Old enough to establish its heritage yet young enough to adapt to a new century, Westmont has reached an important juncture. After five decades of confirming its character and quality, the college completed a three-year review of its future... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Both Dean and Wendy Whitener Hirsch focus on the needs of others in their work. For 20 years, Dean ’69 has served World Vision, a global relief and development organization that cares daily for 1.2 million children in more... Read More