Alumni Profiles

Huff ThumbnailAn Education in Politics
The first day Bob Huff ’75 drove to work as a California assemblyman, he saw the white dome of the capitol glistening in the Sacramento sunshine. “It was an exciting and emotional moment,” he says. “I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to do something I love so much.” Full Story

Urban Alum ThumbnailShowing Heart in San Francisco
They live in the city, amidst museums, parks and shops. But the students in the San Francisco Urban Program also encounter poverty, homelessness and broken lives. In March 2005, 30 alumni worked together at Golden Gate Academy, an under-served, inner-city elementary school close to the Urban House. Full Story

Martin ThumbnailA Healing Presence
A successful pediatrician with a suburban practice, Marty Martin ’75 could live in one of the best neighborhoods in Fresno, Calif. Instead, he and his wife, Joanie, chose one of the poorest. Full Story

Vande Beek ThumbnailAn Unexpected Life
Dirk Vande Beek ’81 has a job that allows him to serve as a soccer coach and a room dad for his children. But his work also provides unusual opportunities for them, such as attending presidential inaugurations, visiting the White House and meeting the president and vice president. Full Story

Stadmiller ThumbnailA Positive Program
Abandoned by his father and afflicted with diabetes, Michael struggles to control his anger and stay in school. But for three years, Albie Stadtmiller ’89 has invested time in the quiet 16-year-old, taking him to movies, museums and soccer games. He has gained Michael’s trust, filling a void in the boy’s life. Full Story

Sands Family ThumbnailThe Sands of Westmont
"I loved Westmont,” says Erika Sands McKinney ’99. “It is such a family school.” She means that literally. Nine of her relatives are Westmont alumni. Full Story

Ehrenfeldt ThumbnailRelief in Action
Three weeks after the tsunami devastated Indonesia in December, history major John Michael Ehrenfeldt ’03 flew to Sumatra. He became one of the few Americans aiding Banda Aceh, the center of the catastrophe. Full Story

Crouch ThumbnailThe ABCs of Literacy
In Ghana, an African country that boasts 60 different languages, Marjorie Crouch ’61 has spent 42 years advancing literacy, creating written alphabets and translating the Bible as a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Full Story

Golden Warriors thumbnailAlumni Attend Graduation
Alumni parents and Golden Warriors help celebrate Commencement 2005. Full Story