Fall 1996 Archive:

Stories & Myths

Published: Fall 1996 in Giving

by Don Low ’81, President of the Alumni Association As alumni president, I have the unique opportunity to speak with alums from every era in Westmont’s history. I hear stories about eating meals in the Kerrwood cafeteria, the fire,... Read More

Celebrating Science at Westmont

by David K. Winter President I have been troubled over the years by the fact that many Christian people are not very respectful of the sciences. My first teaching assignment at Wheaton College in 1959 involved courses in anthropology... Read More

Trustees Merit Special Status

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

Honoring decades of dedicated service, the board of trustees has named three members as trustees emeriti: Bruce Bare, who has served for 49 years; Peter Geddes, a member for 36 years; and Roy Johnston, with 32 years on the... Read More

Adding Aid Automatically

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

Well-qualified newcomers now receive merit scholarships from Westmont automatically. Both first-year and transfer students earn these awards on the basis of their academic grade point averages and SAT or ACT scores. Recipients who maintain a specified minimum grade point... Read More

Politics and Preaching

Published: Fall 1996 in Feature Story

What is it like to be an African-American member of Congress and an ordained minister? J.C. Watts, Jr., a Republican representative from Oklahoma, answered that question when he spoke to students on campus shortly before the November elections. In... Read More

Tom Andrews Applauded

Former academic dean and professor of history Tom Andrews celebrated 10 years of service as executive director of the Historical Society of Southern California this fall. HSSC members and friends paid him tribute during a luncheon at Los Angeles’... Read More

Acting Collegiate

Last summer, Joey Bisoglio felt torn. Should he pursue a blossoming career in acting or go to college? The son of a movie, stage, and television actor, Joey spent the year after graduating from high school studying acting in... Read More

Decisions, Decisions

Matt Petkun ’98 likes making difficult choices between good options. But when he decided to pursue his college career at Westmont instead of a large university like Harvard (where his parents attended graduate school), he wasn’t convinced he had... Read More

The Warriors Keep Winning

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

Fall 1996—what a season for the Warrior women! Cross-country finished third in the nation, soccer advanced to the national tournament, and volleyball placed fourth in the GSAC. Cross-country’s Miriam Niednagel captured All-American honors for the fourth year in a... Read More

A Dynamic Duo

When she served on staff at Westmont, Cathy Wallace McGrath ’84 worked on getting approval for the faculty housing project. Support from several thousand “Friends of Westmont,” played a key role in that victory. Now that she is occupied... Read More

An Annual Update

Published: Fall 1996 in Giving

The Westmont Fund is well on its way to reaching the target of $1,050,000 by June 30, 1997. As of November 30, 1996, alums, parents, and friends have generously contributed $362,878—35 percent of the total goal. The holiday season... Read More

Giving Back Right from the Start

As a Westmont student, Melissa Balzer ’91 never thought she would give money to the college after she graduated. “But once I got out of school, it became very important to me to support Westmont,” she explains. “I had such an... Read More

Learning in the Laboratory

Published: Fall 1996 in Feature Story

What careers and opportunities await Westmont graduates with degrees in biology, chemistry, and engineering physics? Just about anything they can imagine. With two graduates currently enrolled at Harvard, three at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania, and one each... Read More

God Loves the Wounded

Published: Fall 1996 in Feature Story

From a chapel talk by Father Brennan Manning Author, “The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus” My good friend in Denver—a former pro basketball player—asked his handicapped son one night, “Daniel, when you see Jesus looking at you, what do you... Read More

Make the Westmont Connection

Published: Fall 1996 in Parents

By Max McCormack Member, Westmont Parents Council Now that you’ve read about the joint effort to establish internships for students, it’s time to sign up for “The Westmont Connection.” This unique program gives students an opportunity to gain a... Read More

A Parents Council Q & A

Published: Fall 1996 in Parents

By Kirk and Bonnie Steele Co-Chairs, Westmont Parents Council The Parents Council includes approximately 20 mothers and fathers of Westmont students from a variety of classes. The purpose of the Parents Council is fostering communication between the college and... Read More

Women Who Made a Difference Remembering Eulah, Louise, Mable, Madeleine, and Nora

Published: Fall 1996 in Giving

by Iva Hillegas Schatz Director of Planned Giving Who Were They? These women were a part of the Westmont family although they never enrolled as students and probably never met one another. Each individual became acquainted with the college... Read More

Update Your Estate Plan

Published: Fall 1996 in Feature Story

by Lynn P. Hart ’76, Esquire Cowley & Chidester Rancho Santa Fe, California As the new year begins, many people resolve to put their financial affairs in order. What should they keep in mind when reviewing their estate plans?... Read More

A Simple Assignment

Feeling frazzled? A new book, A Women’s Guide to a Simpler Life (Harmony Books), offers friendly, forgiving, and soothing advice to overwhelmed women. Doris Roberts Fuller ’72 collaborated with Andrea Van Steenhouse, a psychologist and Colorado radio personality, to produce... Read More

Coming Home This Fall

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

No, you didn’t miss the 1997 Homecoming mailing. We’ve moved the annual alumni gathering to September to take advantage of the fabulous fall weather. Mark your calendar today to attend Homecoming on September 26-28, 1997. Expect back-to-back men’s and... Read More

Westmont Goes to Washington

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

Trustee Cliff Lundberg ’65 and his wife, Diane Johnston Lundberg ’66 (seated at right) and their daughter, Brooke, hosted “Westmont in Washington, D.C.,” a gathering of alumni and parents featuring the musical talents of pianist Dave Talbott ’64 (at... Read More

Back to School

Published: Fall 1996 in College News

About 50 Westmont alums relived their student years at the first Alumni College in November. Professor Dave Lawrence (political science) and Professor Ron Enroth (sociology) presented mini-classes, and Provost Stan Gaede ’69 spoke during lunch. Alums from all eras... Read More

Continuing a Tradition of Education

Ron Toya ’70 recently completed 25 years of service for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, working with New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos. He currently serves as the BIA’s senior management analyst in the... Read More

A Man for All Things

Dave Willis ’74, coordinator of Wild Hope, lives in the midst of a “badly beat-up forest” near Ashland, Oregon. He just finished his 25th summer coordinating Sierra Treks, a branch of Wild Hope that operates backpacking/mountaineering wilderness programs for... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Stan and Bette Anne Riley ’57 Ratzlaff believe in giving from their hearts because “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” They’ve given their hearts to Westmont, the alma mater of both Bette Anne and their... Read More