Alumni Westmont Magazine

Children's Book Encourages "One More Hug" for Kids

One More Hug

Megan Alexander ’02 graduated with a degree in political science and a desire to work in the media. During years of reporting for the TV show Inside Edition, covering the NFL for CBS Sports and debating issues on both CNN and Fox News, she has thoughtfully considered how best to approach and engage life, a career, family and citizenship as a Christian.

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A Wilderness Trek for Westmont Friends

Jeff Magee ’80 and Brad Leeger ’84—with permission from their wives, Kristine Kint Magee ’85 and Lisa Willems Leeger ’83—hiked the High Sierra Trail for nine days in July. They saved their Westmont alumni T-shirts for Day Eight and the trek to Mount Whitney’s summit. Starting the strenuous trail in Sequoia National Park, they followed it to the western side of Mount Whitney, gaining 13,303 feet in elevation and covering 72 miles.

Learning to Keep Going Forward

As a business consultant and keynote speaker, Felicia Wright Roark ’07 encourages people to face challenges, take risks and persevere. Whether she’s speaking at a conference or working with corporate clients, she pulls from lessons she learned early in life.

From Warrior to Bruin

As a head coach, Ryan Jorden ’95 transformed two collegiate soccer programs into national contenders: California Baptist University and University of the Pacific. In May, he signed on to coach the UCLA men’s soccer team, a perennial participant in the NCAA Tournament and four-time national champion. The previous head coach got caught in the admissions bribery scandal and resigned. Ryan, a longtime Bruins fan, expressed interest in the position and became the 11th men’s soccer head coach at UCLA.