Westmont Magazine Wallace Emerson Society
The saying on the wall of their home, “roots to grow and wings to fly,” applies to Don ’55 and Flo Voorhorst ’56 Martin. For nearly 40 years they have lived in Amador County, California, deeply rooted in service to their community. A middle school teacher who became a principal, Don emphasized academics and discipline, and his school went from achieving the lowest test scores to the highest. After serving as a nurse at a small country hospital, Flo started working in the high school’s regional occupational program, advising students interested in medical professions. Together, they raised three daughters—two teachers and one nurse. The Martins say their roots extend back to Westmont, which nurtured them and helped them grow. Because their college experience was so special, they give back by serving on the Alumni Executive Board and supporting Westmont financially.
For more information about the Wallace Emerson Society, call Iva Schatz, Director of Planned Giving, (805) 565-6034.