Winter 2003 Archive:

A 30-Year Urban Adventure

Westmont’s San Francisco Urban Program started as the dream of two sociology professors: Brendan Furnish and Ronald Enroth. Their first venture into the city in 1968 lasted for three weeks. In a short time, the program expanded to a... Read More

Restating Our Faith

‘Why would you want a new statement of faith?” That was the question I asked in spring 1996, while candidating for the provost position at Westmont. It was provoked by two things. First, my reading of the Long Range... Read More

Honoring Urban

Nearly 200 people gathered at the new Urban house in February to celebrate 30 years of the Westmont program and its new facility. Another 50 met at Westmont to recall the history of the program and hear about its... Read More

An Intercultural Emphasis

The San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation has awarded Westmont $400,000 over three years under its Campus Diversity Program. To prepare graduates for effective citizenship in an increasingly multicultural world, Westmont will use the funds to enroll more students of... Read More

Tuskegee Warriors

Five members of the Los Angeles chapter of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen visited Westmont in February to speak to students. These remarkable men belonged to the first African-American fighter pilot squadron in the United States. Established in 1939 in... Read More

Soccer by the Surf

The Westmont women’s soccer team has brought home the NAIA national title for three of the past four years. Now the Warriors have secured the whole tournament. Westmont has signed a contract with the NAIA to serve as host... Read More

Communicating Success

In an amazing four-year run, the women’s soccer team has won three national titles and posted a record of 75-10-6. Its back-to-back titles are a first for NAIA women’s soccer. What is the secret of this success? Coach Mike... Read More

Affirming our Faith

The board of trustees voted last fall to adopt a new statement of faith for the college, bringing a two-year process to a close. In September 2000, President David Winter appointed a task force of trustees, faculty, staff and... Read More

God Is at Work at Westmont

Published: Winter 2003 in Parents

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”... Read More

From Russia, with Love

Published: Winter 2003 in Parents

When Gary and Jeanne Parsons said goodbye to their daughter, Katie ’06, at Orientation last fall, they gave her an extra hug. Not only were they taking a daughter to college for the first time, but they were leaving... Read More

A Good Age for an Annuity

Published: Winter 2003 in Giving

As a U.S. Army Air Corps combat pilot during World War II, Frank Johnson ’51 faced his toughest experience after the war when combat-related trauma nearly overcame him. Severely depressed and refusing to work because he thought the government... Read More

Partners in Prayer

Although he lives in Santa Barbara, Matt Labrie ’93 didn’t get to campus very often after he graduated. A partner in a real estate management firm, he was busy with his work, his wife, Wendy Barnett Labrie ’93, and their... Read More

The Corporate Conscience

A new book by David Batstone ’80 has attracted a lot of attention even though it won’t be published until April. “Saving the Corporate Soul and (Who Knows) Maybe Your Own,” addresses a timely topic: how businesses can pursue... Read More

A Musical Life

After 49 years of teaching high school music, Carleda Hutton ’54 has not lost one bit of passion for her work. She speaks with vigor and enthusiasm about her position at Brethren Christian High School in Huntington Beach, Calif.,... Read More

Answering a Call to Active Duty

Deployments have become commonplace in recent months, with media stories featuring departing soldiers hugging tearful spouses and young children. But reservists of all ages and professions have headed overseas, including Command Chaplain Col. Ron Cobb ’65, now serving in... Read More

Translating Texts with Gender Integrity

A question from one of his students at Bethel Seminary in San Diego started Mark Strauss ’82 on a new area of research. “Why,” she asked, “do we translate the Greek word adelphoi as brothers when the context in... Read More

Balance in Faith and Art

Teaching high school drama and raising three children are just a few of the challenges that Chip Mac Enulty ’93 faces. In the evenings after his wife and children are in bed, he works on his latest book. “As... Read More

Two Careers, Two Cultures

As a city council member in California, Brett Franklin ’83 understands the changing demographics of his hometown and native state. After experiencing big growth during the 1980s, his city of 338,000 is 80 percent Hispanic, and students in the... Read More

Out of Africa

In the short time since he graduated, Luke Bullock ’01 has had a world of experience. His auspicious under-graduate career included a double major in history and philosophy, a semester at Oxford University in England, and a role in... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Eldad and myrtle vanderlip arrived at Westmont nearly 50 years ago. Born in the Netherlands and raised in Montreal, Eldad learned French, Dutch and German as well as English. After earning a doctorate in comparative literature at the University... Read More