Winter 2002 Archive:

Wallace Emerson Society

When Stan ’69 and Judy Brinkman ’70 Gaede moved to Santa Barbara in 1996 so he could serve as provost at Westmont, they decided to update their will and estate plan. “When we thought about what we valued, Westmont... Read More

Serving Leaders

During his 20 years with churches, ministries and studies, Keith Wright ’83 always found himself drawn to leaders. He enjoyed their company and wanted to understand how they were wired to help them grow in their ability to lead.... Read More

A Real Simple Make-Over

Attending a high school or college reunion can seem a little daunting. The thought of facing old friends raises a range of questions. What if I don’t know anyone? Do I have anything in common with these people? How... Read More

Racing for a Job

Tyler Gibbs ’91 caught the racing bug one day in high school when he picked up a car magazine. The contagion continued during his college years when he awoke early to watch Formula One races on television in the... Read More

Reaching Out in Ensenada

Participating in Potter’s Clay as students at Westmont led Brent and Allyson Brubaker Searway ’85 to dedicate their lives to missions work. After college, their work as teachers allowed them to spend summers leading missions trips to an orphanage... Read More

In Memory of Joan Griset

Joan Griset ’68, 55, died Jan. 25, 2002, after a four-year fight with breast cancer. Born July 27, 1946, in Santa Ana, Calif., she graduated from Santa Ana Valley High School in 1964 and attended Westmont College. After several... Read More

Pipe Dreams

When children grow up and leave home, parents usually move into smaller houses. But Carl ’65 and Halie Williamson ’65 Dodrill did just the opposite. For their empty nest, they bought a home twice as big. While their two... Read More

Touched by a Teacher

One day last September, Greta Vriend Weaver ’54 received a completely unexpected phone call. Virgil Leih, a student from the first fourth-grade class she ever taught, left a message saying she was the most influential person in his life.... Read More

A Passion for the Bible

After spending the majority of his life studying and teaching about the Bible, Dr. Robert Saucy ’53 has watched as many in the church have begun to treat it as humanly authored instead of divinely inspired. He has written... Read More

One Nation under God

Four months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, participants in Westmont’s Alumni College spent a day reflecting on the meaning of those events. About 75 alums attended “One Nation under God” Jan. 19 on campus. In the morning,... Read More

The Values of Planning

Published: Winter 2002 in Giving

When Jim Fisher advises clients on financial planning, he asks for information about their values as well as their assets. In his opinion, the legacy people leave in their children is more important than the amount they leave to... Read More

Parental Influence

Published: Winter 2002 in Parents

Even though he is a busy obstetrician who delivers “God’s miracles” at all hours of the day, Marc Zepeda makes an effort to spend time with his three children. He and his wife, Susan, value the close family they... Read More

College Costs

Published: Winter 2002 in Parents

“Why is Westmont so expensive?” Every parent of a Westmont student must ask this question at some point. In response, I want to raise three additional questions: What does it cost to provide a Westmont education? What does Westmont... Read More

Called to Love and Learn

This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of... Read More

Progress in the Sciences

An interview with Westmont Physics Professor Warren Rogers Q:Why is the David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics so essential for Westmont? A:We simply can’t maintain the high level of our science offerings without better facilities. Not only... Read More

Art at the Center

An interview with Westmont Art Professor Tony Askew Q: What aspect of the Adams Center for the Visual Arts excites you the most? A: Everything about the new building excites me! It will be a tremendous boost to our... Read More

The Home Stretch

A letter from Trustee Cliff Lundberg ’65, Campaign Cabinet Chair When we embarked upon the Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future Campaign four years ago, a fundraising consultant questioned Westmont’s ability to achieve such an ambitious goal. But we... Read More

New Buildings Named

The two buildings included in the Campaign for Westmont, Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future, have been named. In January, Westmont’s Board of Trustees announced the new art center will be known as the Adams Center for the Visual... Read More

From the Faculty Bookshelf

How should Christians read the Old Testament? Does its interpretation come entirely from the New Testament or does it stand on its own? Tremper Longman III suggests a middle way: The New Testament informs the reading of the Old... Read More

Women's Soccer Back on Top

The Westmont women’s soccer team began the season ranked third in the NAIA, and head coach Mike Giuliano considered them “the most offensively loaded team I have ever coached.” They outscored opponents 63-10 during the season, finishing 15-3. But... Read More

A Work of Grace

Westmont’s Choral Masterworks Concert Feb. 8 featured the premier performance of “Grace,”a new work by Professor Steve Butler. Dedicated to the inauguration of Stan D. Gaede as Westmont’s seventh president, the piece is written for a 53-piece orchestra, 20-voice... Read More

A Full Ride

For the first time, Westmont is offering four full-tuition scholarships to first-year students. This spring, the admissions office invited 30 top applicants to campus for interviews and an opportunity to get to know Westmont better. Honored at a reception... Read More

Inaugurating Celebration

With joyful ceremony, the Westmont community celebrated the inauguration of Stan D. Gaede as the college’s seventh president. The two-day event, Jan. 25-26, included a variety of activities, ranging from a scholarly colloquy to an inaugural ball. A moving... Read More

Moral Leadership

College presidents have taken quite a bit of heat of late for their anemic approach to moral issues, or anything of substance. The assumption is, college presidents used to be moral leaders whom we looked to for direction and... Read More