An Illustrated Life
Katie King Rumford ’06 grew up at Westmont, where her father Dave ’76 worked as a resident director before becoming the longtime housing director. “Attending a school so familiar ended up being good for me,” she says.
Bringing Tribal Communities Online
Morgan Vigil Hayes ’12 decided to attend Westmont after talking to professors Kim Kihlstrom and Wayne Iba in a chat room. “I fell in love with their vision for computer science as a way to serve others,” she says.
The Healing Power of Community
Darrelle Good Fricke ’11 sees the most reluctant clients: people undergoing court-mandated therapy for domestic violence or substance abuse. She works with weekly groups for nine months, listening as individuals tell their stories and hold each other accountable.
The Power of a Handwritten Note
Julie Rosemond Merrick ’91 learned a lifelong habit from her mother: writing thank-you notes. “She taught me to sit down and write to my grandparents in Iowa,” Julie says. “I have always sent handwritten notes; it’s just a part of my life.”