Carl and Halie Williamson Dodrill, 1965 Westmont graduates, say the college has made a huge difference in their lives and their family. “We owe so much to Westmont,” Carl explains. “The college gave us excellent Bible training, set us up in careers, prepared me to go to graduate school at Purdue and get a Ph.D., and took me on as a faculty member for three years. Also, our daughter, Susan Dodrill Kipper, graduated in 1993.” Halie, who grew up in Denver, had a strong desire to go to a Christian college, but couldn’t afford it. An anonymous Colorado donor helped her financially so she could attend Westmont. “I can never say how significant Westmont was in my own life,” she notes. “I loved the intimacy of the environment and cherish the friendships we made.” Grateful for their college experience, the Dodrills have remembered Westmont in their will and belong to the Wallace Emerson Society. They also fund an annual award for the outstanding Westmont psychology major. Carl, a professor emeritus in the departments of neurology and neurological surgery at the University of Washington Medical School, continues to do research on epilepsy two days a week but spends most of his time on his passion: restoring pipe organs and directing the Pipe Organ Foundation (www.pipeorganfoundation.com).
For more information about the Wallace Emerson Society, call Iva Schatz, Director of Planned Giving, (805) 565-6034 or (800) 998-5652.