Merry Christmas from the Alumni Office!
Alumni Family Photos with Santa: December '13
Joel & Erin '05 Patterson (left); Sharon '06 & Zach Schock (right)
Brett '02 & Annemarie Bollman (left); Heather '98 & James '98 Merrick (right)
Westmont Connect: COMING SOON - January 2014
After two years of creativity and hard work, the Alumni Office and the Information Technology department will launch Westmont Connect: A Community for Life in January 2014. This powerful online tool will enable Westmont alumni all over the world to connect for personal and professional reasons, giving them access to jobs, mentors, special interests and opportunities.
Please check back here soon for the link to the website!
Upcoming Alumni & Parent Events in 2014:
Westmont in the Bay Area at eBay: January 17
What do Westmont and eBay have in common?
Come find out and be one of the first to discover Westmont’s new social media tool, Westmont Connect, an exclusive resource to develop personal and professional connections throughout your Westmont world. While there, learn about the commerce revolution and how eBay is connecting consumers and commerce using cutting edge technology to transform the shopping experience. And, take a private tour of eBay’s Commerce Innovation Showcase!
Dane Howard '94, Westmont alumnus and Director of Global Brand Experience at eBay, will be our host! Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. at eBay, Inc. San Jose North Campus (2211 N. 1st St. San Jose). Come mingle with fellow alumni and parents, experience Westmont Connect and get an exclusive peek at the future of commerce, eBay style! Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Please RSVP by January 13 to email@example.com or call our office at 805-565-6056.
Westmont in Hawaii with Coach Russell Smelley: February 1
Its Super Bowl weekend and Westmont will be in Honolulu to talk about sports! Join Westmont Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, Russell Smelley, as he talks about sports in America and the transformative power of coaching in an athlete's life. Smelley's talk is based on a recently published article and most importantly, 35 years of coaching experience!
Teri Bradford Rouse, Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, will be there to greet alumni and parents and give a brief update on the college as well! The event will include dinner and take place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew (229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu). The main dish will be provided by Westmont, please bring a pupu or dessert to share. Hope you can join us!
Please RSVP by January 24 to the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-565-6056.
Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will be reading from his new book of poetry, “Say This Prayer into the Past”, on Saturday, March 1. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. (The location is still being determined)
“Say This Prayer into the Past” reckons with cadavers in the family closet, a house lost to a wildfire, and the heartbreaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada. “These poems speak into the trials and joys the years have rendered,” Willis says. “Their purpose is to bless those of us who mourn and to bring some measure of comfort.”
We hope you can join fellow local alumni, parents and Dr. Paul Willis for this event!
Homecoming '13 Highlights
Shelley (Schar) Croudace '92
September 25, 2013 | Posted in Alumni Profiles
The winding, dusty road to the camp ends unexpectedly with hills, woods and water. In the heart of Zimbabwe, Shelley Schar Croudace ’92 and her husband, Alistair, have created Lasting Impressions Wilderness Training Center (LIWTC) on 450 spectacular acres. Thatched stone buildings and landscaped walkways sit amidst tall acacia trees along a river. Antelope, monkeys, baboons and other wildlife wander …[more]