Fall 1999 Archive:

Purchasing the Final Piece

Published: Fall 1999 in College News

Westmont has purchased the 3.4-acre Stackpoole property next to the southern entrance to campus, the proposed site of a final, much-needed residence hall. For two years the college has leased the land from the former owner, Michael Stackpoole. The... Read More

A New Association

Published: Fall 1999 in College News

The Annapolis Group, a prestigious association of 104 colleges, has invited Westmont to join its ranks. The group includes residential, liberal arts institutions dedicated to undergraduate education. Other members include Claremont McKenna, Pomona and Occidental. The presidents of Franklin... Read More

A Seat of Honor

Published: Fall 1999 in College News

With ceremony and thanksgiving, West-mont established the Robert H. Gundry Chair in Biblical Studies and installed Professor Tremper Longman III as the first incumbent. President David Winter, Provost Stan Gaede, and Trustee Gary Harris presided at the special chapel... Read More

Parents Come on Board

Published: Fall 1999 in Giving

Pleased with their daughter Katie’s positive experience at Westmont, Jim and Mary Beth Vogelzang have become faithful supporters of the college. Jim has taken this commitment one step further by becoming the newest member of the Westmont board. He... Read More

A Big Return on a Small Gift

Published: Fall 1999 in Giving

As alumni of Wheaton College in Illinois, Wiley and Marilyn Bunn know the value of a Christian liberal arts education. Wiley transfered to USC, where he graduated and also attended law school, and Marilyn completed her degree at Whittier... Read More

An Annual Return

Published: Fall 1999 in College News

Each year at Homecoming alums return to campus to reunite with friends and revisit their college experience. This year a change in schedule gave reunion classes more time together.A Saturday brunch replaced the dinner party, so alums were free... Read More

In the Business of Trade Policy

Recognized as a leading adviser to international and domestic companies, Stanton D. Anderson ’62 has worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., for nearly 30 years. He is a man of integrity who has built a reputation as a... Read More

A Coach for Life

While his winning record testifies to his skill as a basketball coach, the true measure of George Terzian’s success lies in the lives of his players. Throughout the years, he has encouraged athletes to become people of character as... Read More

Volunteers at Heart

Bob ’74 and Wendy Moe ’76 Ludwick have faithfully given their time to Westmont for 20 years. He served on the Alumni Council and Homecoming Committee during the 1980s and currently co-chairs the President’s Associates Steering Committee. This year... Read More

Reunion Brings Helpers to Romania

When Arne ’63 and Carolyn Humphreys ’65 Halvarson attended Westmont’s Homecoming in 1998, they expected to reunite with their classmates. To their surprise, they also recruited short-term help for their ministry in Romania. Arne directs Romania Outreach Ministries in... Read More

Having Faith in Stories

As an English professor and a Christian, Dan Taylor ’70 believes in the power of stories. “The primary way people come to understand themselves and their place in the world is through story,” he explains. “It is much more... Read More

Finding Hope in the Midst of Desperation

When she learned she had breast cancer, Barbara Malacarne Milligan ’71 cried out to God. “Why did you let this happen to me? Do I really have to lose my breast? Will the cancer keep coming back and eventually... Read More

Called to Serve and Overcome

By Matthew Smith ’00 Shelley Bartick ’89 is only too familiar with phrases like, “You can’t do it, Shelley;” “Give up;” “Your life was not intended to go in that direction;” “Be realistic!” But Shelley believes she has been... Read More

Carrying Our Tradition into a New Century

As we approach the end of this year we are also approaching the end of the century, so it is a rather dramatic time to reflect on our history — and our future. I am sure that many organizations... Read More

From the Chairman of the Board

Published: Fall 1999 in Giving

Dear Friend of Westmont, On behalf of the Westmont Board of Trustees, I am pleased to report our delight with the ongoing momentum at Westmont. Once again, the college has ended the year in the black and made strides in... Read More

A Five-Year Review

Published: Fall 1999 in Giving

When The Westmont Fund debuted in 1995, the goal for annual giving was set at $950,000. Generous donors responded enthusiastically and gave a total of $1.1 million that first year. Today the goal is $1.5 million, or 63 percent... Read More

A Fiscal Report Card

Published: Fall 1999 in College News

Sound management and careful spending continue to keep Westmont on a firm financial footing as the college finished in the black for the 15th straight year. Ronald Cronk, vice president for administration and finance, reports that unrestricted net assets... Read More

Building for the Future

Published: Fall 1999 in Feature Story

Westmont is coming of age as an academic institution. In a relatively short time, it has built a national reputation as one of the premiere Christian liberal arts colleges in the country. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of... Read More

In Memory of Four Friends

Published: Fall 1999 in Giving

Westmont is pleased to acknowledge legacy gifts received during the 1998-99 fiscal year from the estates of the following members of the Wallace Emerson Society: Mildred Adams, a long-time resident of Santa Barbara and friend of Westmont, passed away... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Jon Simons ’79, a lay leader at Herndon United Methodist Church in Virginia, still uses notes from his Westmont New Testament class when he teaches Sunday School. “Westmont had a bearing on my whole outlook on life, ” he... Read More