Yearly Archives: 2016

Former mentor UCLA gunman targeted had helped him graduate

Authorities have found another gun in UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar’s auto, according to FOX 11 in Los Angeles. …”He was such a professionally accomplished person. such a good person as well. a rare and wonderful combination”, said Westmont College Professor Len Kilhlstrom. more

Students, Colleagues Mourn Murdered UCLA Christian Professor

When a student killed a UCLA professor on June 2 and then turned the gun on himself, he murdered a professing Christian beloved by students, Little League players, colleagues, and his wife and two young children. …Klug in 2004 told the Westmont College alumni magazine, “Knowing there is a God responsible for the world makes a big difference in my motivation to understand it better. … I developed a habit of relying on God for what I felt was beyond my ability to control or what I couldn’t do for myself.” more

Young man from Santa Ana earns the Dean’s Award at Westmont College

Evan Kramer of Santa Ana earned the Dean’s Award for excellence in the classroom, superior contributions to an intercollegiate athletic team, and deep faith in Christ.

Kramer, a cross country athlete, was president of Westmont’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honor society. The Westmont Golden Eagle winner earned All-GSAC honors in cross country at the GSAC Championships and was named the GSAC Cross Country Runner of the Month in September. more

Indian-American Gunman Planned to Kill Another Faculty Member

Klug graduated with a degree in engineering physics from Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts institution in California.

One of the people killed was a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor named William S. Klug, who was 39, the Los Angeles Times reported. more

Celebrating Perseverance, Bishop Diego High Graduates Ready to Embrace Their Future

Dressed in red and white caps and gowns, 59 Bishop Garcia Diego High School graduates switched their mortarboard tassels to right from left Saturday morning during the private Catholic school’s 56th commencement ceremony at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. …“The day has finally come,” said Pacheco, who plans to study biology or chemistry at Westmont College in the fall. “Just yesterday we were filling our first high school lockers with heavy textbooks. Today our role as high school seniors comes to an end.” more

Vigil to Be Held in El Segundo for Slain UCLA Professor William Klug

William S. Klug, 39, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA is seen in a photo posted on the university’s website.

Klug, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was said to be a devoted husband and father who helped coach his 7-year-old son’s little league team and loved going to Dodgers games with his family.

“He was such a professionally accomplished person … such a good person as well … a rare and wonderful combination,” said Westmont College Professor Len Kilhlstrom. more

UCLA shooter’s ‘kill list’ had dead Minnesota woman, 2 profs

Sarkar felt the professor he killed had released information “that harmed him”, he told KTLA. “Great person, great profesor”, Jizhai Cui, a former student of William said as perLos Angeles Times. …Klug earned his under-graduate degree in engineering physics from Westmont College in 1997, his Master’s in civil engineering at UCLA in 1999 and his Ph.D.in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2003. Company president Will Mars said Sarkar left in August 2014. “Devoted family man, superb mentor and teacher to so many students”. more

Tribute to Slain UCLA Professor William Klug to Be Held in El Segundo

A tribute will be held in El Segundo Saturday in honor of UCLA professor William Klug, a husband and father who was shot to death when a gunman entered his office Wednesday. …”He was such a professionally accomplished person … such a good person as well … a rare and wonderful combination,” said Westmont College Professor Len Kilhlstrom. more

RC High grads all college bound

Eighty-four seniors at Ripon Christian High received their diplomas last Friday. The graduates were led by valedictorian Samantha Carvalho and salutatorian Laura de Raadt during the processional playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” while greeted by family, friends and special guests packing the RC gym. …
Travis Vander Molen (Westmont College) more

Struggling Indian PhD student shoots professor, self in US

Los Angeles, June 2 (IANS) A disgruntled Mainak Sarkar, Indian doctoral student who had been working on his thesis for 10 years, has been identified as the killer of his professor at the University of California-Los Angeles on Thursday. …Klug earned his under-graduate degree in engineering physics from Westmont College in 1997, his Master’s in civil engineering at UCLA in 1999 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2003. more