Winter 1998 Archive:

Westmont’s Future and the Master Plan

by David K. Winter, President These are exciting days at Westmont! Many things are converging at this particular time in our history that we believe will give us a tremendous boost and lead us into the next century with... Read More

Business Leaders on Board

To encourage greater involvement by national business leaders on campus, the college is creating a Board of Visitors and will appoint up to 12 people to this group. They will meet during the year to advise the economics and... Read More

Making a Mayr Match

Published: Winter 1998 in Giving

In December, the George H. Mayr Foundation awarded Westmont a $50,000 challenge grant. By raising an additional $50,000 to match this amount, the college can create a $100,000 fund to endow a permanent George H. Mayr Scholarship Fund. Each... Read More

Moving up to National News

Kimberly Collier ’98 is moving up in the world of journalism. As a junior at Westmont, she edited the Horizon, the weekly student paper. Then through the 1997 Summer Institute of Journalism in Washington, D.C., she wrote six stories... Read More

Presidential Honors

Well known in the Santa Barbara community for his leadership on the boards of local organizations, President David Winter has received two honors recently. The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Santa Barbara has produced a 1998 calendar,... Read More

Another National Ranking

As of Jan. 8, Westmont was tied for second place in the race for the 1997-98 Sears Directors’ Cup. Each year, the nation’s athletic directors present this award to the colleges and universities with the best overall intercollegiate athletic... Read More

Leading by Example

When the Templeton Foundation honored Westmont as a “character-building institution,” Cliff Lundberg ’65 took pride in accepting the award. “The recipients were an elite group of schools, and I was honored to represent Westmont,” he says. “Developing character is so... Read More

Early Support for the Sciences

<p.Nearly 12 years after moving to Santa Barbara, Westmont built its first academic building: Carroll Observatory. With students living in Quon-set huts, professors using closets for offices, and the library and dining hall sharing space, this move seems surprising.... Read More

The Second Generation

Some parents don’t need a tour of campus during Orientation—they’re alums who know their way around. Did they influence their children’s choice of a college? And what do they experience as Westmont parents? Gail Rister Donnelly ’72 remembers the... Read More

Alumni College News

The second annual Westmont Alumni College convened in January, and 90 alums returned to the classroom for a day. While the “students” became reacquainted with their alma mater, the college had an opportunity to showcase three outstanding faculty. Professors... Read More

For the Thoughtful Reader

What do a computer programmer, a stay-at-home mom with a master’s in English literature, a scientist, and an Episcopal priest have in common? They all regularly read Books & Culture, a bi-monthly tabloid edited by John Wilson ’70. Established... Read More

A Lifetime of Teaching

Westmont marked the beginning of a lifetime of academia for Charles Holman ’57. After graduating with a B.A. in psychology, he earned a B.D. and a Th.M. from Fuller Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. He... Read More

Opening a Door of Hope

Kathryn Merrill ’56 has served as a missionary in Taiwan for the last 29 years with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) in a ministry run primarily through the Door of Hope Children’s Refuge. Presently she works with alumnae from... Read More

Taking the Show on the Road

Colette Vines Meredith ’76, her husband, Bart, and their two sons, hit the road last year for an extended journey. She writes: “We’ve been on a 16-month adventure traveling in our 32’ motor home visiting 47 states (we missed... Read More

Helping Hearts

While they both received their doctorates last year, Mark and Jill Taylor ’90 Van Ness will remember 1997 as a critical time in the life of their three-year-old son. Doctors discovered three holes in John-Mark’s heart after he was... Read More

Financial Facts for FY ’97

During the 1997 fiscal year (July 1, 1996–June 30, 1997), Westmont kept well within its budget of $30.7 million and increased its net assets by $5.3 million. Revenue sources As the chart and figures on page 15 show, nearly... Read More

A Master Vision for Westmont’s Future

When Westmont received permission in 1976 to increase enrollment from 800 to 1,200 students, Santa Barbara County also approved a new master plan for the campus. This document authorizes the construction of new buildings needed to serve the larger... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

The saying on the wall of their home, “roots to grow and wings to fly,” applies to Don ’55 and Flo Voorhorst ’56 Martin. For nearly 40 years they have lived in Amador County, California, deeply rooted in service... Read More