Winter 2000 Archive:

"Success" and the Liberal Arts

There still seems to be a lot of confusion out there about college, vocational success, the liberal arts, and the prestige of a research university. I believe it results from a lack of clarity about the fundamental purposes of... Read More

The Newest Trustee

Daniel Villanueva, an entrepreneur and experienced trustee of organizations such as Fuller Seminary and World Vision Interna-tional, has joined the board at Westmont. President of the Villanueva Companies, a group interested in broadcasting, real estate, and investment services, he... Read More

A Darling Foundation Gift

Published: Winter 2000 in Giving

The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation of Los Angeles has pledged $500,000 toward Westmont’s new building for the sciences. The grant, which was announced in late December, will count  toward a $1 million challenge grant for the science building... Read More

New Scholarship Sets High Standards

Stanton D. Anderson ’62 wants to help Westmont attract top students, so he has established a merit-based scholarship that pays the entire yearly cost of tuition, fees, room, and board. The Stanton D. Anderson Scholarship is the first of... Read More

A Matter of Character

President David Winter is among 50 college and university presidents recognized for their outstanding leadership in the field of student character development in “The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development,” a guidebook released nationwide in October. Westmont is... Read More

Honor of a Lifetime

The Santa Barbara News-Press selected Executive Vice President Edward E. Birch as one of four recipients of its 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored for his contributions to many organizations, including the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and... Read More

Warriors Win National Title

In a dramatic 3-0 victory over Transylvania of Kentucky on Nov. 23, the Westmont women’s soccer team claimed the 1999 NAIA National Championship in Miami. “This senior class has been to the national tournament four straight years and in... Read More

A Surprising Final Four Finish

The women’s volleyball team came back from a slow start to finish 28-10 and advance to the NAIA Final Four for the second time in Westmont history. After playing together for four years and going to the national tournament... Read More

We're Number One!

Westmont, which has led during the fall championship season, finished the fall in first place for the NAIA Sears Directors’ Cup, presented by the nation’s athletics directors. The Warriors scored in four sports and claimed the title in women’s... Read More

Religion in Latino Life

During his academic career, Gastón Espinosa has focused on Latino religious leaders and issues. His work has received widespread recognition, and he spent a year as César Chávez Fellow at Dartmouth College. To date, scholars have paid little attention... Read More

Food for Thought

On any given day, a visitor to the Westmont dining commons can overhear many different and interesting conversations. What are students talking about during their lunch breaks and over dinner? Of course, there are always conversations about what’s happening... Read More

Memories of Murchison

Published: Winter 2000 in Giving

Despite his brief tenure as a Westmont trustee, Hugh Murchison left a lasting legacy. He and his wife, Pauline, gave the principal gift for the Hugh R. Murchison Physical Education Complex. Attending a retreat with the Warrior basketball team... Read More

A Wealth of Experience

Paul Maurer, formerly vice president for development with the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, is the new director of the capital campaign at Westmont. He works closely with Stephen Baker, vice president for development, in securing... Read More

An Education in Business

When Georglyn Panel Rosenfeld ’61 decided to major in business at Westmont in the 1950s, she met resistance from her professors. Studying business was a waste of her time, she was told. No one would hire her. When she... Read More

Bringing Business to Campus

Businesses come to campus for much more than the annual Job Expo, where they can recruit employees and interns. Board of Advisors Founded in 1998, the Westmont Board of Advisors offers a way for national business leaders to be... Read More

Businesslike Faculty

David Newton The author of three books (“Entrepreneurial Ethics,” and two from McGraw-Hill, “How to Be a  Small-Cap Investor” and “How to Be an Internet-Stock Investor”), Professor Newton writes monthly on growth capital for Industry Week Growing Companies and... Read More

Calling All Parents

Published: Winter 2000 in Parents

Once a year, Westmont invites parents to campus to see their students’ home away from home. During Parent’s Weekend 2000, March 10–11, mom and dad can find out for themselves what life at Westmont is really like. They hear... Read More

Continuing Education

Published: Winter 2000 in Parents

In a recent article, Westmont President David Winter noted three of the college’s important characteristics: providing a challenging educational program, developing character, and preparing leaders with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ. Marty III and Ruth Ozinga pursue these... Read More

A Gift in Trust

Robert and Janice Vasquez thought their son, Dean ’89, was set to enroll at California Lutheran University after he graduated from high school. But in the spring of his senior year, he visited Westmont and changed his mind at... Read More

Getting Women on Board

What keeps women from breaking through the corporate glass ceiling — and how can they overcome that barrier? Catalyst, a non-profit research and advisory organization, offers some solutions. Its mission is working with business to advance women and enable... Read More

Students for a Day

Classes with two professors, lunch with President David Winter, and basketball games featuring both the men’s and women’s teams drew 63 alums back to campus for the annual Alumni College Feb. 5. Student musicians also performed at lunch. The... Read More

A Fall into Grace

When Diane Douglass Iverson ’61 saw her husband, Tom ’60, fall off the roof of their home last August, she thought she had lost him. Rushing to his side, she screamed for help. But her panic receded when she... Read More

Helping Kids and Parents Deal with Divorce

Parents in the process of getting divorced are mad when they show up for class with Georglyn Pannel Rosenfeld ’61. They’re angry with their spouses and they’re furious that Arizona law requires them to attend — and pay for... Read More

Engineering a New Program

As professor and Motorola Regents Chair of Software Engineering, Dewayne Perry ’62 faces many challenges as he assumes a leadership role in software engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Appointed jointly to the departments of electrical and... Read More

In Memory of Alex Dodds

Alex Dodds, a 1964 graduate of Westmont and a long-time Santa Barbara resident, died Nov. 28, 1999, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Ellsworth, Kan., and his parents were missionaries in Africa. They spent their later... Read More

Remembering John Hubbard

The Westmont College community lost a friend and supporter when John Hubbard, former chair of the fine arts department, died in September. He joined the faculty in the early 1940s, moved with the college to Santa Barbara, and helped... Read More

Careers Online

Published: Winter 2000 in

To help connect students and alumni with more job opportunities than ever, Westmont has teamed up with, a student resume database on the Web. Using their Resume Exchange software, the college is bringing the latest technology to students... Read More

The Next Adventure

Alan Westeren ’88 is always ready for another challenge. A biology major and an economics and business minor at Westmont, he went to medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on a full scholarship from the U.S. Navy.... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

When John and Barbara Lundberg celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in August, they will also look back on a 53-year history with Westmont. John joined the music faculty in 1947 and taught for 32 years, and Barbara and their... Read More