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Westminster Students
    14   Dig Life
              The World is a Classroom
                       for Westminster Students
      A Spring Break of Service
22                           An Everyday Hero…

                                      Another academic year has ended for us at Westminster College—a year filled with outstanding
                                      achievements, exciting events, and increasing momentum for the dynamic future that lies ahead
                                      for Westminster.
                                                               We broke ground on Alumni Weekend for the new Mueller Leadership Hall,
                                                               a much-needed new dining hall that will greatly enhance the Westminster
                                                               living experience for our students. U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof came
                                                               to campus to announce almost $700,000 in grant money for new science
                                                               equipment and supplies that he assisted in gaining for the College. These
                                                               improvements will ensure our Wallace H. Coulter Science Center provides a
                                                               state-of-the-art education for our students. The new Churchill Leadership
                                                               Gallery of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States
                                                               opened its doors March 4 as the centerpiece of our weekend celebration of
                                                               the 60th anniversary of the “Iron Curtain” speech. The celebration drew
                                                               such luminaries as Churchill’s granddaughter Edwina Sandys, MSNBC news
                                                               commentator Chris Matthews, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Mary,
                                                               and President Truman’s grandnephew, John. However, the star of the
                                                               weekend was Lady Mary Soames, Churchill’s only surviving daughter, who
                                                               enchanted us all with her wit and insight into her father’s life.
                                      While all of these developments are significant, as always, the true excitement comes from the
                                      great success our students are finding in new and fascinating areas. As you know, we are committed
                                      to providing them with the kind of real world, global experiences that will prepare them to under-
                                      stand and succeed in a world where what is taking place in Mexico City impacts life in Mexico,
                                      Missouri. With all the technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs, and national and
                                      international business transactions that occur every day and the lightning speed of electronic
                                      communication, the world has become a much smaller place than many of us knew growing up.
                                      For example, the success of a small town construction project depends on the price of materials
                                      coming from overseas. An attorney wins a case with the help of a new precedent set in internation-
                                      al law. Food and fuel prices hinge on the political climate and availability of supplies in foreign
                                      countries. We are all truly interconnected.
                                      This new issue of Leadership focuses on some of the experiential learning experiences taking
                                      place at Westminster... experiences that give our students the global perspective and leadership
                                      opportunities they will need to thrive in this new world. You will see what Westminster students
                                      discover when they spend a semester studying abroad. You’ll follow in the footsteps of a group of
                                      Westminster students who spent their spring break in Mississippi, rebuilding from the hurricane
                                      destruction of Katrina. You’ll be among the first to hear about our new campus gardening project
                                      this summer where Westminster students and faculty work side by side to till, plant, and tend a
                                      garden that will produce vegetables and herbs for our campus and local food pantries.
                                      Is it any wonder The Princeton Review, one of the primary evaluators of colleges and universities,
                                      recently picked Westminster College as the only Missouri private college or university on their Top
                                      Ten list for the “Best Value Colleges” in the nation? We can be quite proud that Westminster placed
                                      Number Four in the top ten of schools that provide the best academic preparation for their money.
                                      Obviously, the word is out that Westminster College is one of the best places to receive a college
                                      education. We believe the young people who come here will have a transformational experience…
                                      leaving here as lifelong learners and exceptional leaders of character… prepared for lives of success,
                                      significance, and service in a global community.

                                      Dr. Fletcher M. Lamkin

 2   Leadership Westminster College

Westminster Ranked 4th in the Nation by Princeton Review
Westminster College is the nation’s #4 best value private college according to The Princeton Review’s
new 2007 book America’s Best Value Colleges.
Based on the data received from administration and student surveys of 646 colleges, the book
honors 103 public and 47 private colleges from 40 different states. Factors weighed to compile the
Top Ten List are undergraduate academics, costs and financial aid.
In its three-page profile of Westminster, The Princeton Review cites the college’s “small classes,”
“close and lasting relationships with professors and students,” “academically rigorous and
diversified” course work, and “comprehensive and truly awesome” Career Services Program. The
Princeton Review also highlights “a profoundly loyal alumni network” as “another wonderful perk.
Westminster grads love to hire other Westminster grads.”
Approximately 94 percent of Westminster graduates secure full-time jobs within six months of
                               graduation and employers that frequently hire them include
                               Edward Jones, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and Boeing. About 25
                               percent of Westminster alumni go straight to graduate and
                                professional schools.
                                   Student comments appearing in the Westminster profile state:
                                   “The professors here are soooo nice! They will know your name
                                   and remember it—and you. It is very personal and they want
                                    you to succeed.”
                                                                                                        Jennifer Sanders ’08
                                    The Top Ten Private College List in order of ranking is (1)
                                    Brigham Young University, (2) Berea College, (3) Roberts
                                    Wesleyan College, (4) Westminster College, (5) Rice University,     Student Receives Research
                                     (6) Wabash College, (7) Hillsdale College, (8) The University of   Internship
                                     the South, (9) Swarthmore College and                              Jennifer E. Sanders, a sophomore at
                                      (10) Earlham College.                                             Westminster College from Little Rock, AR,
                                                                                                        has been selected by the Office of Science in
                                                                                                        the U.S. Department of Energy for a summer
Westminster Students Selected for All-Collegiate Choir                                                  SULI fellowship at the Stanford Linear
Westminster senior Brandon Cousins from Lawton, OK; Westminster junior Elizabeth Stallings from         Accelerator Center at Stanford University in
Wildwood, MO; sophomore Jennifer Cripe from LaPlata, MO; and freshmen Claudia Cerna from                Palo Alto, CA.
Springdale, AR and Cynthia Hawkin from Arnold, MO were all selected from auditions for the              This highly competitive program will allow
prestigious All-Collegiate Choir by the Southwest District American Choral Directors. They joined       Sanders to conduct research with some of the
other university and college                                                                            top scientists in the world. The eight-week
students from Missouri, Oklahoma,                                                                       internship will run from June 26-August 18.
Kansas, Texas and Illinois for a                                                                        She will receive a $400 weekly stipend and
three-day vocal clinic and perform-                                                                     housing will be provided on the Stanford
ance March 8-10 in St. Louis in                                                                         campus.
conjunction with the meeting of
the Southwest Division of the                                                                           The first week Sanders will become familiar
American Choral Directors                                                                               with the science projects that take place at
Association.                                                                                            the Center. The rest of her internship will
                                                                                                        concentrate on a research project with an
The culminating activity for the                                                                        individual mentor. She will also attend weekly
conference was a public concert                                                                         seminars on topics of interest. At the end of
performance March 10 in the                                                                             the internship, Sanders will present an oral
Touhill Performing Arts Center                                                                          report and submit a written report on her
at UMSL. They perform at                                                                                project in a format required by the U.S.
Westminster under the direction                                                                         Department of Energy.
of Cindy Dunstan McClain,
Director of Music and Coordinator                                                                       Sanders is pursuing a physics major and
of Fine Arts.                                                                                           pre-engineering minor at Westminster. Her
                                                                                                        future plans are to become a professional
                                                                                                        engineer in the aerospace field.

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                                                    Westminster Junior Spends Winter Break Helping Katrina Victims
                                                    While most college students went home for the December holidays, Joe Bowmaster, a Westminster
                                                    junior from Nevada, MO, spent his winter break helping Hurricane Katrina victims in Pass
                                                    Christian, Mississippi.
                                                    Pass Christian, the hardest hit city in Mississippi, is being rebuilt by the U.S. Corps of Engineers
                                                    and several volunteer organizations spearheaded by the St. Louis AmeriCorps ERT chapter.
                                                    Bowmaster drove 14 hours solo to join the AmeriCorps group.
                                                    “The AmeriCorps team I was working with was desperately trying to complete a drainage network
                                                    before the next thunderstorm,” says Bowmaster.“We had just had a large disease scare from
Westminster Wins Regional                           mosquito hatchings inside our camp. After draining the standing water, the team that I was leading
Sweepstakes Award for Excellence                    had to lay out and create a drainage system for the refugee camp. After explaining my situation and
For the fourth year in a row, Westminster           the impending weather to the Westminster administration, they graciously allowed me to stay and
College won the Overall Sweepstakes Award           complete the project. I might add that because Westminster was so willing to work with me, we
in its institutional category at the regional       were able to complete the drainage system before the storm hit a day before I left.”
Council for Advancement and Support of
                                                    Although Westminster College began its new academic term on Jan. 11, Bowmaster was able to
Education (CASE) Conference held in St. Louis
                                                    work with the administration of the college to stay in Pass Christian an additional week. Then he
Jan. 22-26.
                                                    returned to classes at Westminster and his position working with the Fulton AmeriCorps chapter,
CASE District VI, which is comprised of             which partners with the Fulton School District.
approximately 200 educational institutions
and education-related companies in an 8-state
region, recognized Westminster’s innovation
and leadership in the three areas of institution-
al advancement—alumni relations, financial
development and communications.
This award is given to one school in each
enrollment bracket based on the number of
awards earned in multiple categories. In the
category of institutions with enrollments
below 1,000 students, Westminster received 9
awards of excellence. Within the various CASE
categories, Westminster garnered one gold
award, four silver awards and four bronze
awards.                                             The AmeriCorps team in Mississippi

                                                    Westminster and William Woods Students Offered Career EXPO
                                                    Westminster College and William Woods University students seeking jobs and internships met with
                                                    employers and graduate school representatives from 46 different organizations to talk about jobs,
                                                    internships and graduate school opportunities Feb. 21 in the Hunter Activity Center Gymnasium
                                                    on the Westminster campus.
                                                    Over 70 recruiters from companies as diverse as Edward Jones to Walgreens, federal and state
                                                    governmental departments such as the National Parks Services and the Missouri Department of
                                                    Transportation, armed forces such as the U.S. Navy and graduate schools at higher education
                                                    institutions such as the University of Missouri School of Law were in attendance.
                                                    Meg Langland, Director of Career Services at
                                                    Westminster, says, “This event has grown in
                                                    popularity ever since it originated because
Westminster College Alumi & College Relations and
                                                    students get a practical, real world view at what
Development staff accept the Sweepstakes Award      employers are looking for and come away from
                                                    the experience with a better understanding of
                                                    how their own skills and abilities match the
                                                    opportunities available.”
                                                    Through the Career EXPO, students develop a
                                                    greater understanding of some of the successful
                                                    career paths available to them.

                                                                                                           Career Expo 2006

  4    Leadership Westminster College

                                                                                                      Sports Shorts
                                                                                                      The men’s basketball team finished
                                                                                                      the 2005-06 season 13-13 overall and
                                                                                                        fourth in the league standings at
                                                                                                       9-5. The Blue Jays upset top-seeded
                                                                                                         Blackburn College to reach the
                                                                                                          conference tournament final.

Kappa Alpha Theta
                                                                                                        Sophomore Andrew Buxton was
CASA Benefits from Student Homecoming Competition                                                      named second team all-conference
                                                                                                        and led the Blue Jays with a 12.1
The Epsilon Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was awarded a $500 prize as winners of the 2005
                                                                                                      points a game average. Senior David
Westminster Homecoming competition to donate to their philanthropy, CASA (Court Appointed
                                                                                                         McDorman earned honorable
Special Advocates). CASA is a national organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of children in
                                                                                                      mention all-conference recognition.
the court systems are respected.
Instead of giving a monetary donation, the members used the prize money to assemble packages
for the children of the program. They bought school supplies, toys and other items and sent             Senior Emily Greeno was named
them to the Shepardsville, Kentucky division of CASA, where Westminster alumnus Christopher               first-team all-conference and
Tate ’05 works.                                                                                       finished her career fourth in career
                                                                                                      assists (261), fifth in career scoring
                                                                                                           (1,006) and eighth in career
Westminster Students Assist Families with Tax Returns                                                     rebounding (332). Freshman
                                                                                                         Miranda Fields was named an
For the second year in a row Westminster College accounting students volunteered their time to
                                                                                                       honorable mention all-league pick
prepare tax returns for low-income families and workers through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax
                                                                                                        and led the Blue Jays with a 14.6
Assistance Program (VITA) administered by the Callaway County Family Resource Center of Central
                                                                                                              points a game average.
Missouri Community Action (CMCA).
Through the program, which ran Jan. 24-April 14, Westminster students
received hands-on experience in preparing tax returns and the individuals who                          Kristen Ely, an assistant volleyball
qualified for the program benefited from the free tax service.                                         coach at Elmira College in Elmira,
VITA is targeted to help low-income Missourians                                                         New York, has been named head
receive the earned income tax credit and                                                                 women’s volleyball coach and
child tax credit they are entitled to                                                                 intramural director at Westminster.
receive. Last year CMCA, which is
comprised of the counties of
Callaway, Boone, Cole, Moniteau,                                                                         Amy Barclay, Eric Brueckner,
Howard, Osage, Audrain and Cooper,                                                                       Casey Coffey, Jeremy Huelsing,
prepared 1,884 returns.                                                                                   Shawn Manning, Josh Moore,
                                                                                                         Billy Palmer, Lauren Pilgram,
“We find many people aren’t even aware that                                                             and Jennifer Winslow comprise
they are entitled to these credits,” says Brenda                                                        the 2006 induction class of Chi
Rose, Callaway Community Services Supervisor with                                                      Alpha Sigma, the National College
CMCA. “EITC is a refundable tax credit. It increases                                                         Athlete Honor Society.
their buying power and puts that money back into our
community. For many of our families, it can make a
difference on their cost-of-living such as improving                                                       Follow the Blue Jays on the
transportation, off-setting child care expenses, or many other                                                  World Wide Web:
VITA is made possible by a collaboration between the IRS, Central Missouri Community Action,
Westminster College Center for Leadership & Service and Westminster College Professor Sharon
Salem and her students.

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                         Fresh Ideas and Westminster College:
                              A Continuing Partnership
          Fresh Ideas is proud to have served on the construction planning

            committee for the new dining hall. The design features of the

         future Mueller Leadership Hall will make it one of the best college

                  dining facilities we have seen. After one final year in

                 Robertson Dining Hall, Fresh Ideas is looking forward

            to Fall 2007 and the grand opening of something truly special.


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                                                                 institutions and business and industry. For more information contact us at
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Two Westminster Education
Pioneers Honored during Alumni
Former Westminster Placement Director Sally
Reynolds and retiring Mathematics Professor
Jack Mosely were both honored during
Westminster’s Alumni Weekend.
Reynolds, who developed Westminster’s
successful Career Services Program and helped                                                          Below: Professor Jack Mosley and wife Mary
integrate the first women students into the
Westminster community, was given the
prestigious Remley Center Award April 22.
Established in 2001, this award is presented
every year to a female alumnae or friend of
Westminster for devotion and outstanding
                                                   Above: Sally Reynolds and Greg Richard ’88
service to the college and improving the
overall Westminster female experience.
Mosley, who initiated the computer science
program at Westminster and taught over 30
different classes during his 40-year tenure at
the College, was honored with a retirement
reception April 21.

  6   Leadership Westminster College

Hulshof Presents Check and Teaches Class at Westminster
U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof of Missouri’s Ninth Congressional District presented a check for
$695,500 in federal appropriations to President Lamkin April 18 and taught two classes on campus.
The funding will be used for new science equipment and supplies for the Wallace H. Coulter
Science Center to help Westminster’s science curriculum keep abreast with the rapid pace of new
scientific technology.
                                                                    “Representative Hulshof’s
                                                                    leadership in obtaining these
                                                                    important funds for
                                                                    Westminster’s science program
                                                                    is indicative of his forward-
                                                                    looking approach to preparing
                                                                    today’s youth to be tomorrow’s
                                                                    leaders, and we thank him for
                                                                    his strong support of
                                                                    Westminster,” says President                    Amit Shrivastava ’07
                                                                    Congressman Hulshof taught
                                                                    Dr. Amy Carter’s “Legislative                   Westminster Junior Presents at
                                                                    Process” class and Dr. Sam                      National Conference
                                                                    Goodfellow’s “Introduction                      Westminster junior Amit Shrivastava of
                                                                    to International Studies class                  Balaghat, India, presented his research paper
                                                                    as well as visiting with the                    April 7 at the National Conference on
                                                                    College Republicans                             Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the
                                                                    organization.                                   University of North Carolina in Asheville.
U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof and President Lamkin
                                                                                                                    The three-day annual conference draws thou-
                                                                                                                    sands and gives a showcase for the work of
                                                                                                                    hundreds of young scholars from colleges and
Assessment Rates Westminster Freshman Seminar Near Top                                                              universities across the United States.

A national assessment of first-year student seminars ranks the program at Westminster College                       Shrivastava’s paper, “Finding Common
fourth in overall effectiveness when compared with programs at 46 different higher education                        Ground: Shared Patterns in Pakistani and
institutions.                                                                                                       Indian Rituals,” demonstrates the common
                                                                                                                    cultural patterns found in the Muslim rituals
Developed by the Policy Center on the First Year of College and Educational Benchmarking, the                       of Pakistan and the Hindu ceremonies of
First Year Initiative Benchmarking Survey measures students’ perceptions according to 16 different                  India. He was given 15 minutes to present his
factors. A total of 236 Westminster freshmen completed the survey at the end of their seminar                       paper, followed by a five-minute question and
experience in Fall 2005.                                                                                            answer session.
With the Westminster Seminar Program, freshmen are assigned to one out of a wide range of
seminar topics from Westminster’s curriculum based on their interest. The philosophy behind the
seminar program is that by carefully and deliberately introducing
students to the basic intellectual skills they will need to succeed
in college and by the use of active learning strategies, entering
students will be helped in practicing a variety of skills necessary
for college and life long learning. The skills include close reading,
listening, speaking and critical thinking.
Some of the seminars are part of a living, learning community
where all students in an individual seminar become a member of
an academic and social support community. These seminars are
linked to another academic class and dorm room assignments so
that all members of the seminar share a dorm suite and take
another class together.
Westminster student perceptions are statistically significantly
higher than those at the other institutions in all other areas
except knowledge of campus policies and knowledge of academic
                                                                  Students participate in a Westminster Seminar group activity

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                                                  Nine Westminster Juniors Receive Intern Scholarships
                                                  The Westminster Office of Career Services presented $1,000 scholarships during Alumni Weekend
                                                  to nine college juniors pursuing summer internships.
                                                  The nine scholarship recipients and their summer internships include: Amy Fluker of Jefferson City,
                                                  MO– Missouri State Museum internship in Jefferson City, MO; Shauna Amianth of The Maldives–
                                                  Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, a marine science laboratory internship in The Maldives; Bambi Cheva-Isarakul
U.S. Congressman Delivers Koch                    of Chiang Mai, Thailand– a Humanity in Action Foundation internship in Denmark; Hunter Day of
Lecture on Campus                                 Memphis, TN– a St. Mary’s Hospital internship in Jefferson City, MO; Swanzy Essien of Ghana– an
U.S. Congressman Todd Akin from Missouri’s        Emerson Fellow internship on global issues in Washington, D.C.; Herschel Grisby of Plano, TX– a
Second Congressional District delivered the       Research Experience for Undergraduates internship with the University of Michigan at a biological station
Koch Lecture on “The Secret of Freedom” April     on Douglas Lake; Ciera Saxe of Fulton, MO– a YMCA internship in North Carolina and San Paolo,
21 on campus. In his address Akin talked          Brazil; Maggie Thiel of Louisiana,
about the influences of early cultures on the     MO– a Missouri Republican Party
way freedom is uniquely defined in America        internship in Columbia, MO; and
and the freedoms we enjoy today.                  Rita Udisho of Baghdad, Iraq–
                                                  an AG Edwards internship in
Following the lecture, Congressman Akin and
                                                  Chesterfield, MO.
Westminster President Lamkin gave each stu-
dent in attendance a copy of the Declaration      The Westminster Office of Career
of Independence and the Bill of Rights suitable   Services provides Westminster
for framing. The documents were a gift from       students with a complete range of
The Donald L. Koch Foundation. The mission        services, experiences and opportu-
of the Koch Foundation is “to enlighten and       nities tailored to meet their career
educate young minds in the basic principles       development needs, including
of democracy and to share the value of free       internships.
market notions that are at the very core of our                                          Intern Scholarship Recipients
American way of life.”

                                                  Student Continues Fight to Change Immigration Laws
                                                  Westminster College freshman Marie Gonzalez, who has become a national spokesperson for
                                                  immigration rights following the deportation of her family last year, represented Missouri at one of
                                                  five regional training sessions for young people coordinated by the Center for Community Change
                                                  in conjunction with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement Feb. 25-26 in Chicago.
                                                  Gonzalez has testified in Washington, D.C., and lobbied the U.S. Congress with the help of
                                                  supporters such as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to pass The Dream Act, legislation that would remove
                                                  barriers to obtaining higher education for undocumented children who graduate from high school
                                                  and would provide a path for obtaining legal status.
                                                  Gonzalez’s case came to national attention when after living in this country since the age of five,
                                                  she and her family were notified in 2002 that the visitors’ visa that had allowed them to come to
                                                  America had expired. Immigration laws had changed to the point that the Gonzalez family could
U.S. Congressman Todd Akin
                                                                                                        not receive permanent status even though
                                                                                                        they had owned a business here and paid
                                                                                                        taxes for many years. In spite of an outcry of
                                                                                                        public support and the help of several
                                                                                                        members of Congress, her parents, Marvin
                                                                                                        and Marina Gonzalez, were sent back to Costa
                                                                                                        Rica last July.
                                                                                                              Marie was allowed a second one-year defer-
                                                                                                              ment to stay in this country and continue her
                                                                                                              dream of attending college at Westminster.
                                                                                                              Marie hopes some resolution can be reached
                                                                                                              so she can continue her education and
                                                                                                              graduate from Westminster College in 2009.

                                                  Marie Gonzalez ’09

 8    Leadership Westminster College

Westminster Student Wins Regional Alpha Chi Scholarship
Amy Barclay, a Westminster College junior from Independence, MO, is one of two students to
receive a $500 scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year from Region IV of the national honor
society Alpha Chi.
Barclay won the scholarship for her paper entitled “Or Does It Explode?” which was originally
written for her ethnic literature course. She is the second Westminster student to win this
scholarship in the past three years. The previous award winner was Erin Luke in 2004.                   Greek Challenge Winners
Founded by Westminster College in 1975, the Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi is the most
prestigious national academic honor society at Westminster College. Only the top 10 percent of          Year three of the Greek Challenge proved to be
seniors and the top 5 percent of the junior class are eligible for this honor. This is more selective   a spirited competition. The Alumni Council
than most chapters which accept members in the top 10 percent of both classes.                          once again challenged each active Greek
                                                                                                        organization on campus to achieve the highest
                                                                                                        alumni giving percentage for 2005-2006.
Westminster Officials Break Ground on New Dining Hall                                                   The winners of the 3rd Annual Greek
Westminster College officials broke ground for the Mueller Leadership Hall, a new campus dining         Challenge Award were the Sigma Alpha
facility, April 22 during Alumni Weekend. The new $8.3 million facility, located adjacent to the        Epsilon and Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternities.
Kent and Judith Mueller Student Center, will seat 380 and feature three private dining rooms for        President Lamkin presented each chapter with
private functions and meetings as well as a large patio with umbrella tables for outdoor dining.        the traveling trophy that will be displayed in
The Hall will connect with the Mueller Student Center by a walkway so both buildings can be used        the chapter room of each organization until
for meal and catering functions.                                                                        next year’s competition.

Speakers at the ceremony were President Fletcher M. Lamkin, SGA President Josh Harlow and major
contributors Kent and Judith Mueller and John and Joy Marsh. Others participating in the ground-                     RESULTS: Grads Only
breaking included Bob Monroe, Chair of the Westminster Board of Trustees; Bill Daniels, Trustee
Chair of the Dining Hall Committee; Wally Head, Trustee Chair of the Campaign for Westminster;                       ΣΑΕ..............................35.3%
Mike Esser and Jim Harrod, Trustees and official representatives of Edward Jones Foundation; Fulton                  ΦΔΘ............................. 33.4%
Mayor Bob Craghead; Scott Wilson, President of the facility’s contractor, Reinhardt/Wilson; and
Mackey Mitchell, President of the facility’s architectural firm, Mackey Mitchell & Associates of St.                 ΣΧ................................ 31.1%
Louis.                                                                                                               ΔΤΔ.............................. 29.2%
Other leaders recognized on the project were John Bachmann, who encouraged the Edward Jones                          ΚΑ..............................28.0 %
Foundation, to make a significant donation after his visit to teach at Westminster; The Mabee
                                                         Foundation, a not-for-profit organization;                  ΒΘΠ.............................27.6%
                                                         and Trustee John Panettiere.                                ΚΚΓ............................. 25.2%
                                                           The new dining hall is scheduled to be                    ΚΑΘ.............................23.6%
                                                           completed July 2007 and be operational for
                                                           the 2007-2008 academic year beginning in
                                                           August.                                      Includes gifts received from July 1, 2005 until April 17, 2006.

Dining Hall groundbreaking, April 22, 2006

Westminster Students Help Facilitate Spanish Play Groups
Advanced Spanish Conversation students at Westminster College helped facilitate monthly Spanish
language play groups for families with children in the Fulton community. The groups were targeted
at all families with young children, rather than specifically Hispanic families.
The group chose a particular topic such as colors, numbers or family for each session and then
planned activities to focus on learning new words. Participants played games, colored, sang and
read books.
One evening and one morning session were held every month with morning classes behind
McIntyre Elementary School in the Parents As Teachers Building and evening classes in the Friends
                                                                                                        Maggie Thiel ’07, President, Kappa Kappa Gamma, President
Room of the Fulton Library.                                                                             Lamkin, Andrew Miller ’08, Vice President, Sigma Alpha
These play groups were made possible through the collaboration of the Spanish Department at
Westminster College, Fulton Parents as Teachers, the Fulton Library and the University of Missouri
Extension Office.

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Greeno, Shelton Named Athletes of the Year
If you are looking for a model student-athlete, Emily Greeno and Alex Shelton are good
examples. That’s why Greeno and Shelton have been named the 2005-06 Westminster College
Female and Male Athletes of the Year.
Greeno, who came to Westminster from Jefferson City High School, became a starter on
the women’s basketball team in her freshman season. She immediately started making an
impression in the classroom and on the basketball court. She has regularly made the Dean’s
List and earned academic all-conference honors four years running while working on her
degree in secondary education.
Greeno earned all-conference honors as a player in her junior and senior seasons, and she is
just the fifth player in Westminster women’s basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point
barrier, concluding her career fifth on the Westminster career scoring chart with 1,006 points.
She also ended her career fourth on the Blue Jay list with 261 career assists and eighth with
332 career rebounds.
Shelton’s story is similar to Greeno’s. He came to Westminster from Crocker, Missouri, and
immediately started compiling academic and athletic credentials. In the classroom, Shelton
made the Dean’s List in his first semester and has remained on that list throughout his
academic career, as well as earning academic all-conference recognition in each of his four
years. As a junior, Shelton was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America
Second Team, and he is now working to complete his degrees in secondary education and
physical education K-12.
That type of recognition carried over to the baseball field. Shelton was an honorable mention
selection as a sophomore and a first team pick as a junior. This past season Shelton earned
honorable mention recognition at second base. He batted .329 and led the team in at-bats
(155), total bases (80) and assists (99). Shelton also led the team and tied the individual       Alex Shelton ’06 and Emily Greeno ’06

single-season school record with 17 doubles.
Both Greeno and Shelton were active in other endeavors including their work with the
student-athlete advisory committee, and not surprisingly, both were members of Chi Alpha
Sigma, the national college athlete honor society.

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                                                                                       Senior Ceremonies Held May 6th
                                                                                       Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies
                                                                                       held May 6 in Champ Auditorium sent the 184
                                                                                       Westminster graduates on to graduate schools
                                                                                       and vocational pursuits in grand style.
                                                                                       Commencement speaker former U.S. Senator
                                                                                       and Missouri First Lady Jean Carnahan gave
                                                                                       the graduates some “Wisdom Overlooked” as
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                                                                                       the advice of three diverse sources as inspira-
                                                                                       tion for the graduates—the Jewish faith,
                                                                                       former slave Harriet Tubman and Special
                                                                                       Olympics competitors. Her words of wisdom to
                                                                                       the class were:
                                                                                          1. We have a responsibility to leave the
                                                                                             world a better place than we found it.
                                                                                          2. We never realize how much we can
                                                                                             accomplish if we just keep going, no
                                                                                             matter how tired or scared we might be
                                                                                             or how difficult the challenge.
                                                                                          3. When we hold hands and run together
                                                                                             toward the same goal, we all win.
                                                                                       The Baccalaureate speaker was Rev. Susannah
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                                                                                       Westminster Day from preschool to 8th grade
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                                                                                       also was a member of Westminster Presbyterian
                                                                                        At the Commencement exercises President of
                                                                                        the Alumni Council, Kim (Boswell) Daniel
                                                                                         ’90 honored Chapin Deel and Gera Stewart
                                                                                          with the Seniors of the Year Awards and
                                                                                          President of the Westminster Parents
                                                                                           Association, Walter Logan ’74 presented
                                                                                           English Professor Carolyn Perry with the
                                                                                            Outstanding Faculty Award.
                                                                                            After commencement, the Columns
              Class of 2006
                                                                                        Ceremony, a traditional rite where seniors
                                                                                       walk back through the Columns they entered
                                                                                       four years ago to attend Westminster, was held
                                                                                       followed by a reception for graduates and their
                                                                                       families on The Hill.

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Spring provides a unique venue at Westminster; current and past students are able to gather on the
“Hill”, reminisce about the past and look forward with pride as Westminster continues to shine as
one of the top private liberal arts colleges in the country. As I “reminisce” over a short ten years
since my graduation, I am amazed at the growth of the campus, not just in the exceptional
students, but also the infrastructure. New dormitories are appearing, fraternity houses are being
upgraded, a new dining hall will soon be built and one of the crown jewels of campus, the
renovation of the Churchill Memorial museum is now complete, and in my opinion would rival
any Presidential Library in the country. I was thoroughly impressed by the progress I saw returning
for Alumni Weekend. I was able, as always, to see familiar faces, and connect with new
acquaintances, visiting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, seeing classmates at my ten year reunion
dinner and taking in the fantastic and energetic Dueling Piano Bar.
I still get that feeling of school pride as I make the turn onto Westminster Avenue and look up at
the Columns, the familiar structures and the botanical beauty of the “Hill”. Thoughts of Dr.
Langton and Dr. Jefferson’s Political Science classes, and the friendships I established and still
cherish. Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to meet the next generation of
Westminster alumni through my service on the Alumni Council. I can say that Westminster’s
reputation of producing strong leaders and global understanding is continuing and the next
generations are well prepared.

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Westminster Students
      Dig Life

      By Clint Watts ’07
      While most of the town was sipping their morning coffee and thumbing through the funny papers,
      Westminster sophomore Godsway Sappor was knee deep in mud and loving every minute of it.
      Why you ask? With the help of an enthusiastic student body, Westminster College has taken the
      first step towards sustainability by planting an ecologically friendly organic garden. Godsway, a
      native of Ghana, comes from an entirely agricultural community where life is dependent upon the
      food he grows. Prior to coming to America, Godsway was an expert tractor operator, but had never
      driven a car. Here in the land of plenty, his friends are teaching him the rules of the road as he
      teaches them the secrets of the spade.
      In a joint venture between the Center for Leadership and Service, ECoS (Environmentally
        Concerned Students), and the Wellness Program of Counseling and Health Services, the Campus
        Garden Project hopes to inspire environmentally minded students to put their ideas into action
        and take the initiative to fulfill Westminster College’s pledged obligation to campus “greening.”
         By providing a venue to experience tangible sustainability, the program intends to promulgate
           awareness and draw other previously indifferent students toward ecologically viable living
               Dr. Bob Hansen, Professor of Psychology and Cofounder, said that the Campus Garden
      Project has five basic purposes: (1) recycle organic rubbish produced by Robertson Dining Hall
      through composting; (2) provide a opportunity for students to directly interact with nature;
      (3) establish a place for students with agricultural experience, especially in Westminster’s
      international community, to practice their skill in cultivation; (4) set an example for the
      community and challenge others to be good stewards of the land by providing ethical consistency
      in the administration of the college; and (5) provide more and better vegetables to students that
      stay in the Fulton area during the summer months.
The pilot project for this undertaking is located in the lot behind the Center for
Leadership and Service. It consists of a single 2’ x 80’ herb plot and nine 5’ x 25’
vegetable plots that have been planted with lettuces, tomatoes, onions, carrots,
and other assorted vegetables. Rain barrels adjacent to the Center for Leadership
and Service have been engineered to collect and deliver rainwater through gravity-
fed piping, providing water to the garden at the discretion of the student farmers.
Current participants include six faculty members: Therese Miller, Courtney Swan,
Brad Sheppard, David Humphrey, Dan Haslag, Alan Goldin and Bob Hansen and
twelve students: Thanh Ha, Kate Harrison, Valerie Schofield, Hasan Adwan, Felipe
Cordero, Zhenia Marova, Jessica Wickam, Godsway Sappor, Magan Gross, Shauna
Aminath, Jason Williams and Elizabeth Richardson. Still, Hansen thinks big things
are on the horizon. “We intend to get as many students involved as possible,”
said Hansen. Early efforts have been promising. After three meetings and little
advertising, their small group has grown tremendously.
Founding sponsors hope to expand this project in the future to include the
development of weatherized housing and perhaps even livestock. Meanwhile,
faculty efforts are focused on integrating the Campus Garden Project into the
Westminster curriculum by emphasizing soil work, recycling/composting, planning
and decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, ecological integrity, and the
value of physical labor. Some participants have mentioned putting together
environmental education programs for local elementary students, a way for the
group to give back. This facet may be a long way off, but you wouldn’t know it
from talking to the students. Spirits are high, and the progress has been steady.

                                                                                       Beyond the obvious physical benefits these
                                                                                       plots provide, there may be intrinsically
                                                                                       profitable social byproducts. “Collaboration on
                                                                                       this project will be a great opportunity to
                                                                                       begin to bridge the gap between international
                                                                                       and American students on the Westminster
                                                                                       campus,” says Hansen.
                                                                                       Apparently, a significant concern on the
                                                                                       Westminster campus, the student newspaper
                                                                                       The Columns recently published an editorial
                                                                                       addressing the status of foreign-domestic
                                                                                       integration on campus. This was followed later
                                                                                       by a short story on the new garden that has
                                                                                       students talking. “The Campus Garden Project
                                                                                       will do wonders for our integration,” said
                                                                                       Westminster sophomore Brian Matthews. “We
                                                                                       need more interactive ways to get to know our
                                                                                       international counterparts. This could be the
                                                                                       spark we’ve been looking for.”
                                                                                       Where some look at the land and see useless
                                                                                       dirt, a dedicated group of young farmers have
                                                                                       turned simple soil into a fruitful opportunity
                                                                                       for nourishment, enlightenment and social
                                                                                       metamorphosis. The fertility of the soil may
                                                                                       not last forever, and the veggies and herbs it
                                                                                       will produce will surely wilt. But the Campus
                                                                                       Garden Project will continue to evolve and live
                                                                                       on in the passions of its participants.

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 The World is a Classroom
     for Westminster Students         As Westminster College moves forward with its strategic vision of developing leaders in a global
                                      community, one of the Westminster experiences that has taken on increased meaning for the
                                      students is studying abroad. The Office of International Programs at Westminster helps students
                                      take advantage of those opportunities.
                                      “There is no better way for our students to understand our multicultural world than by experienc-
                                      ing it firsthand in another country or by studying off campus through a domestic program,” says
                                      Tonya Veltrop, Director of International Programs at Westminster. “Here at Westminster we want
                                      our students to explore the world around them and extend their thinking beyond this campus and
                                      their own hometowns.”
                                      When study abroad opportunities began, they were often very limited, expensive and often
                                      compelled students to spend an extra semester catching up on their required courses for gradua-
                                      tion. Today there are thousands of accessible opportunities that are quite affordable, and students
                                      can study within their major and transfer that credit to Westminster.
                                      Veltrop has seen a steady rise in interest in the study abroad option as witnessed by the increased
                                      traffic going in and out of her office. Last summer 14 students participated in a faculty-led program
                                      to Belize, one student studied in Australia and another in Spain. During the fall 2005 semester a
                                      dozen students spent their semester learning in other countries—seven of them at the University of
                                      Winchester in England.
                                      Five other Westminster students spent their spring semester at the University of Winchester as well
                                      as another seven students who chose such interesting study locations as Costa Rica, Spain,
                                      Argentina, France and Norwich, England. Currently, during this summer, seven students are
                                      participating in a faculty-led program in Peru and Ecuador, two of them are involved in a faculty-
                                      led program in France, and four others are in London, Spain and Argentina.
                                      Perhaps the most interesting twist in cultural immersion is the new “Take Your Friend Home
                                      Program” implemented by Westminster this summer. Four of our domestic Westminster students
                                      have gone home with four international Westminster students for 2-3 weeks thanks to the generous
                                      support of interested Westminster Board of Trustee members in helping to finance this exciting
                                      opportunity. Two of them are spending time in Russia, one in The Maldives and one in India. Then
                                      during one of the breaks during the academic school year, the families of the American students
                                      will reciprocate by hosting the international students. Westminster officials expect to learn a great
                                      deal from this pilot project and plan to raise additional funds to extend the program in the coming
                                      Similarly to the students profiled in this article, all of these students will have interesting stories to
                                      tell when they return to campus in the fall. More importantly, they have received an educational
                                      experience that, as Danie Becknell found, “you could not get from books.” The sights they have
                                      seen, the people they have met, and the new perspectives, customs and cultures they have experi-
                                      enced will make them better prepared to assume the leadership roles that lie ahead for them.
                                      Three of the Westminster fall students who studied around the world were kind enough to share
                                      some of their experiences.

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Dana Deason                         Fort Smith, Arkansas to Morocco
          The love of the French language junior Dana Deason received in her Westminster foreign
          language classes and an interest in the Muslim world led her to spend the fall semester of
          2005 in the exotic country of Morocco. School for International Training Study Abroad,
          which has study abroad programs all over the world, accepted Dana, and students from
          27 other colleges and universities around the United States joined her for the fall studies
          program in Morocco.
          For most of her experience, Dana lived in the capital city of Rabat with a family of four—
          an older woman and her daughter who worked at a British school, one son who worked
          with passports for the government, and another son who was employed at a sushi restau-
          rant. The area where she lived was 100 years old and had evolved from a Jewish area to
          French and finally the modern area of today. However, she also lived with a family in the
          village of Bir Ettaine for a week where she saw a great deal of poverty and managed to
          survive with very limited water and the use of a “Turkish toilet” (a hole in the ground
          with places for your feet and a water bucket nearby).
She got to experience a 40-minute trek by camel to an oasis and an excursion to the Sahara Desert
where she managed to flail her way to the top of the largest sand dune in Morocco with the only
casualty a lost flip flop that was sucked beneath the sand.
Her class schedule began with a morning study of Arabic at 8 a.m. and then afternoon lectures or
seminars alternating on the subjects of Culture and Society, Politics and Religion, and Preparation
for Independent Study. For the last four weeks of her study, Dana conducted research on her
independent study of the emergency program at the largest hospital in North Africa. During her
observations there, she was very impressed with how intelligent and hard working the doctors
were and amazed at the low cost of medical treatment. Emergency room treatment cost $6, and 80
percent of the patients paid nothing for their care.
Dana was surprised by how strong an influence Islamic religion was on the residents. Daily prayers
occurred five times a day. A dominant male culture was also prevalent, and when the time came for
daily prayers, all the men went to the mosques, and the women stayed home. As a lone woman
whose face was uncovered, contrary to religious custom for the people, Dana was harassed by
catcalls and intimidation whenever she traveled the streets and into the open markets.
However, she did learn to hold her own at Souk, the city’s wonderful open market area where
buyers could purchase anything from food to rugs and jellaba (the national Moroccan dress). All
the merchants enjoy bargaining over the price of their wares.
                   “If you bargained well, they served you green tea and wanted you to meet their
                   families and sometimes gave additional gifts,” says Deason. “But if you started
                   out at too low a price, they would walk off in disgust. I bargained for two hours
                   to buy the beautiful rug that hangs as a tapestry on my wall.”
                   She was very impressed with the sense of community she found in Morocco.
                   “When you meet someone, you always stop for conversation, no matter what
                   your schedule may be. Time is not important. The philosophy is: ‘If I’m there, it
                   is God’s will,” says Deason. “And if you receive a plate of food, you never take it
                   back empty. During the observance of Ramadan, no beggar goes hungry.”
                   The government of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy under King
                   Mohammed VI, a young king who is popular and known for getting things done
                   and pushing for modernization, even though many of the younger people
                   would like to see a more democratic form of government. Nevertheless, the
                   uncovering of the many human rights violations of his father has created some
                   problems for the new king.
Although she was not near the major areas of conflict north of where she lived, Dana was well
aware of the serious immigration problems the country is facing as many people fight to leave
Morocco for Spain. Seeing these problems firsthand has reinforced her desire to study and work in
the area of immigration law.

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Danie Becknell                     Troy, Missouri to Jordan
When junior Danie Becknell decided to pursue study abroad, she had definite ideas of
where she wanted to go. She had already lived in Germany as an au pair at the age of
17, so she wanted a complete change in culture and scenery. She had her heart set on
somewhere in the Middle East because the region plays such a significant role in what
our global future holds. Therefore, she was very pleased to be placed in Jordan by SIT
Study Abroad and even more pleased to receive a $5,000 national scholarship.
She was welcomed into the home of a Greek Orthodox couple whose marriage had been arranged.
The man had worked in Russia during the Cold War and now owned the Sheraton Hotel in
Amman. This Jordanian couple had waited later in life to start a family of three daughters who
ranged in age from 22 to 18 at the time Danie lived with them. Because the father had such a good
job, Danie had the luxury of living in a large, two-story home with four bedrooms and two bath-
rooms (both with complete plumbing). The family never ran out of water, which was a rarity in
Jordan. The average family receives two metric cubits of water every week that must be used for all
purposes. As far as dining was concerned, she enjoyed lots of lamb and humus. Strong coffee is
served at various times during the day, much like a tea break in England. Tea, and particularly a
reddish, black hot tea, is also served. In general, there is a great deal of drinking, which can be
traced back to the nomadic lifestyle where caffeine and sugar gave people the energy they needed
to get through the day.
Danie’s class days were rather long because her host family insisted on driving her to a street corner
in the Shmisani District at 6 a.m. every morning. It was easier and cheaper to catch a taxi from
there than the house where Danie was staying. From there, she would travel to class in the richest
district of the town, Abdoun. She would arrive at school at 7:15 a.m. and have to wait for school to
open, which gave her the opportunity to visit with one of her Muslim professors, Jumana, who also
arrived early.
From 8:30 a.m. to noon every day, she would study Arabic. Classes were held Sunday-
Thursday with Fridays off as Muslim holy days. On Sunday, Monday and Wednesday
afternoons, Danie attended lectures given by area leaders, ranging from the former
Prime Minister of Jordan to city, county and regional officials, government specialists.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons were devoted to field classes where she and her 13
classmates would travel out into the country for presentations devoted to some specific
areas of Jordanian life and culture.
During the last month of her stay, Danie moved out of the family’s home and lived on
her own, sharing an apartment in Jabal Aman, an historic district where King Hussein
lived as a young man before he took the throne, with one of her classmates. They lived
a block from the hotel where a wedding party had been bombed two weeks earlier.
This was a little unnerving for Danie, who had attended another wedding at the same
hotel a month before the bombing.
Like Dana, Danie learned the ins and outs of bargaining at the open market. Her
strategy was to express interest in an item, offer a price and then walk away. If the
merchants were interested in a sale, they would follow her. She also faced a great deal
of sexual harassment as a single white woman walking on the streets and in the
Now she understands so much more about the Muslim religion and the culture, customs and
politics of the Middle East. As she puts it: “No matter how many books you read, you can’t really
understand the Middle East until you’ve lived among its people… talked with them… eaten with
them… shared their way of life.”

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Charles “Beau” Peterson                            Cincinnati, Ohio to England
               When Dr. Roger Richardson made one of his two annual recruitment visits to
               Westminster to encourage students to study abroad, senior Beau Peterson did not
               attend. Nevertheless, he became interested in the program when he heard about it
               from a friend. That discussion led him to pay a visit to Tonya Veltrop. Little did he
               know these events and his interest in travel and meeting new people would end with
               him as one of seven Westminster students spending their fall 2005 semester in
               Winchester, England.
               Westminster has developed close ties with the direct enrollment program at the
               University of Winchester through the strong recruitment of Dr. Roger Richardson
               who visits the Westminster campus several times during the year, the encouragement
               of Westminster English Professor Dr. Carolyn Perry, and the reputation for academic
               quality, affordable study and supportive culture that Winchester has become known
               for possessing. A formalized agreement was signed between Westminster and
               Winchester in April, 2004. Westminster senior Mollie Hicok, a Crenshaw Scholar,
               spent a year as a British Council USA Student Ambassador, one of 60 students across
               the nation selected to recruit other students to study abroad in the United Kingdom.
               Mollie was the first Westminster student to participate in the Winchester program. In
               addition to Mollie, eleven other Westminster students have enjoyed the Winchester
               study experience.
While many students studying abroad live with host families, Beau had his own room in a
dormitory, and room and board were included in the cost of tuition. He elected to take four 3-
hour classes in Management Accounting, Business Law, Financial Management and American
Studies. His classes met twice a week and followed a research and project approach with several
tests and a final project as the evaluations. For example, in one of Beau’s classes, the final project
was a financial analysis report on health care trusts.
During his semester at Winchester, Beau certainly made up for his previous lack of world travel.
With London only 50 minutes away and Stonehenge a mere 20 minutes, he saw a great deal of that
part of England. Winchester is considered to be the original home of King Arthur and the Round
Table, and Beau viewed a replica of that legendary table. He also visited Wales on Guy Faux Day
and experienced the magnificent fireworks that climax the celebration at Cardiff Castle.
Even more exciting, his semester ended with a whirlwind of travel. Once classes ended, Beau spent
his last two weeks seeing nine different countries—England, Wales, France, Belgium, Luxembourg,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. High points of the tour for Beau were night skiing in the
Swiss Alps, a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in Brussels, and the Pinakothek art museum
in Munich. The beginning of his trip was helped along by a ride on the one of a kind high-speed
train, the Eurostar, which took him from London and under the English Channel to Brussels at
150 mph.
               “While the English people are generally reserved and quiet in comparison to us…
               particularly when you first meet them… once you become better acquainted, they
               become much more talkative and have a great sense of humor,” Beau says. “The
               English people are more ‘Americanized’ than I expected in their popular culture, but
               unlike our country, not everyone has a cell phone or television set and their yards
               are usually much smaller than ours. However, in spite of admiring things like
               American music, fashions, and movies, they still have an enormous sense of the
               importance of their history and preserve many remarkable traditions. Obviously,
               they are very proud of their heritage.”

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A Spring Break of Service
                                                                               While many college students spent spring break “soaking
                                                                               up the rays” on the beach or catching up on their sleep
                                                                               and mom’s home cooking, 16 Westminster students chose
                                                                               to take an alternative spring break trip with College
                                                                               Chaplain Brad Sheppard to do Hurricane Katrina relief
                                                                               work in Gulfport, Mississippi. They were accompanied by
                                                                               two students from William Woods University, five adults
                                                                               from the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, MO and one
                                                                               of the student’s fathers, who was a handy man to have
                                                                               around. He’s a professional plumber.
                                                                               This was the sixth such spring break trip to be taken by
                                                                               Westminster students, but it was the first time Westminster
                                                                               ever partnered with an area church on this great adven-
                                                                               ture. Westminster students ended up working with the
                                                                               Presbytery of Mississippi because it had so many needy
                                                                               projects. The group left on March 25 on the 14-hour trip
                                                                               in three vehicles and returned March 31. They stayed with
                                                                               70 other volunteers at Handsboro Presbyterian Church, the
                                                                               oldest Presbyterian church on the Gulf Coast. Classroom
                                                                               space had been converted into dorm rooms with bunk
                                                                               beds and air mattresses, but some had to sleep outside in
                                                                               tents. While the group had the benefit of 2-3 indoor
                                                                               showers and 4 bathrooms, most of the showers had to be
                                                                               set up outside along one of the church walls.
                                                                               On a typical day, workers would leave at 7:30 a.m. for their
                                                                               work sites after a cold breakfast, eat a sack lunch they had
                                                                               prepared that morning, and stop work at 5 p.m. to return
                                                                               to the church. Everyone pitched in to fix dinner, and after
                                                                               that 6:30 p.m. meal, the group would meet to talk about
                                                                               the progress of the day.
                                      The Westminster group split up and spent their week working on three different projects. One crew
                                      tore the destroyed roof off a house and back porch and replaced it with a new one. A second group
                                      worked with several faith based organizations in a warehouse of goods that had been donated for
                                      relief efforts. These goods were everything from building materials and appliances to kitchen kits,
                                      comprised of everything needed to cook and serve a meal and donated by Saudi Arabia. However,
                                      these materials were spread in disarray everywhere. So the first order of business for the group was
                                      to inventory all the goods, and then two Westminster students put all the supplies on an Excel
                                      spread sheet program and taught the locals how to track what they had on hand and what they
                                      had distributed. The rest of the week was spent distributing items to needy families. The third
                                      group drew the assignment of helping the families of two homes find what few personal posses-
                                      sions were spared the destruction and strip one of the houses to get them ready to be rebuilt and
                                      remodeled and clean out the other one.
                                      While they were gone, the Westminster students kept journals of their trip. Several of them volun-
                                      teered to share their thoughts for this article so we could give you a sense of their impressions of
                                      this extraordinary journey they chose to take. Here are some of the thoughts of freshmen Gina
                                      Campagna, Kansas City, MO; Lindsey Creek, Bland, MO; sophomore Emily Doerr, St. Louis,
                                      MO; and junior Carrie Marsh, Centralia, MO. All of them elected to spend their spring break this
                                      way out of a desire to help.

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                                                           Campagna: Despite my overwhelming
                                                           lack of self-confidence in my abilities to
                                                           climb ladders and patch roofs, despite
                                                           the fact that I have only used a power
                                                           tool once in my life, and despite
                                                           my gross fear of Mississippi mosquitoes,
                                                           I choose to participate in Westminster’s
                                                           Alternative Spring Break Program. It was
                                                           impossible for me to deny that these
                                                           people needed help, and something
                                                           inside my heart told me that they
                                                           needed my help.
                                                                                                        Doerr: I am really thankful that I went on this
                                                           They were amazed at the                      trip because I saw firsthand what a positive
                                                           devastation they saw:                        impact a small group like ours could have on
                                                           Creek: It looked like a ‘giant hand’ had     an entire community. I also enjoy giving back
                                                           just gone across the area and wiped the      since I feel I have so much and that I am
                                                           land clean. The only things left were        fortunate to have the family situation I do. It
                                                           concrete, brick slabs, and debris.           was a great experience.

Marsh: Houses and businesses were destroyed. The piers and marinas were barely visible. There           Creek: It is disheartening to me to see all the
were times when I really wanted to cry! We drove along the coastline and looked at the point            negative things and decisions, and I wonder if
where the bridge that used to connect Mississippi with Louisiana was. It was gone.                      I will have the drive and determination to
                                                                                                        make the right decisions. I often wonder about
The work was often not easy.                                                                            the world and life and all the big questions
                                                                                                        you’re never supposed to know the answers to.
Creek: She needed to have her house stripped down to pretty much its base. It was a long day–we
                                                                                                        I want to be a person that makes an impact or
wore masks and work gloves all day. It was rather moldy and there was a lot of rat excrement. The
                                                                                                        helps to make a change, but I always wonder
first hour or so it was rather overwhelming. I can’t imagine coming back to that situation.
                                                                                                        how… I just hope I make good decisions and
Marsh: After we finished painting the bathroom, we started moving doors from outside the                have the integrity to be a good person
warehouse to inside. I got to work my muscles. In between unloading pallets of doors, we got to         throughout my life.
load vehicles with supplies for their newly rebuilt homes. There were boxes of kitchen supplies,
                                                                                                        Although Lindsey Creek and the others may
spaghetti, cleaning supplies and soap.
                                                                                                        question what life holds for them in the
                                                                                                        future, obviously the thoughts they are
However, the people they were helping were very grateful.
                                                                                                        having—that all people have worth and talent,
Doerr: The second and third days of the trip, I went back to the warehouse to work. This time I         that those talents must be used to help those
did more inventory work than moving boxes and physical labor. It was very helpful that we did the       in need, that we can always do more to help,
inventory because if it wasn’t done by Thursday they might have had to close down the warehouse.        that teamwork is important, that one person
The people that managed the warehouse told us how much it meant to them and they were in                can make a difference, and that they must try
tears.                                                                                                  to make good decisions and maintain their
                                                                                                        integrity—all those thoughts only confirm that
And the students learned what it was to be both a leader and a follower.                                they are well on their way to becoming the
                                                                                                        “leaders of character” Westminster is proud to
Campagna: Throughout the day Alyssa [Alyssa Cuquet of Ballwin, MO] and I were both
                                                                                                        send out into the world.
Leaders—equal leaders. We were able to take the situation into our own hands and decide
what actions needed to be made. [The next day] I worked at a warehouse that held sup-
plies for relief teams. Several of the people working there had worked at the warehouse the
previous day as well. They had a working system, and they pretty much knew how to get
it done. In this instance, I was more than happy to step away from the “Gina in Control”
position that I was in the previous day and let others take the lead.

The lessons they learned that one spring break in Mississippi will certainly
last them a lifetime.
Marsh: Today was a hard day, not physically, but emotionally. I knew it was going to be
hard saying goodbye to everyone. I really hope I can go back over the summer so I can
help some more. I had such an awesome time even though I know I could have done so
much more to help.
Campagna: I learned that all people have unique, creative, beautiful gifts that can be
used to serve humanity. No, actually I’m pretty sure I knew that beforehand. Rather, I
learned that it is important and necessary to use those awesome talents in the effort to
help those in need. I learned that while we embrace and celebrate our individual talents,
we must remember that we are all united. Alone we are weak. Working together makes us

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                                                                       The dual celebration of the 60th Anniversary

                                                                     of Winston Churchill’s visit and the dedication

                                                                             of the brand new Winston S. Churchill:

                                                                            A Life of Leadership Gallery ensured the

                                                                       3rd – 5th of March were a very busy few days!

                                                                     In the following pages you can see a photo diary

                                                                      of the events as they happened and remember,

                                                                         again, just what a tremendous time it was.

                                                                                  Below: Lady Ma
                                                                                                ry Soames (fron
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                        Churchill Family Forum
        For over an hour, Churchill’s daughter Lady Mary Soames entertained
                 questions from faculty and students at Westminster,
         providing inspiring and edifying glimpses of her father’s leadership,
                 the relationship between her father and her mother,
                   her childhood, World War II, and the Cold War.
                        The forum was later shown on C-SPAN.

                                     ofessor Kurt
                          tminster Pr
                es and Wes
Above: Lady Soam

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                                                                                                             Left: Board of Governor member Richard Mahoney
                                                                                                             opens the premier proceedings
                                                                                                             Far left: The Donor Wall is unveiled

                                                                                                  Below: Edwina
                                                                                                                Sandys, Damo
                                                                                                                            n Wells and
                                                                                                                                        Lady Soames

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                                   ick and Ba          s
                           Above: D perience Churchill’

Premiere Opening of Winston S. Churchill:
      A Life of Leadership Gallery
In appreciation of their hard work and significant contributions, those who played                                         Kaplan
                                                                                                             3 and Richard
                                                                                                  Marshall ’5
      leadership roles in the development, fabrication and installation of the        Above: Jack
     Winston S. Churchill: A Life of Leadership exhibit were among the first
                            to experience the new gallery.

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                  The Smoking Club
        Guests enjoyed two of Winston Churchill’s favorite things:
     cigars and scotch whiskey. The Smoking Club was sponsored by
                   Hemingways, LTD in Columbia, MO.

                                                                                                                       Below: Fu
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                                            Above: Ken Thero

                                                                  Motorcade through Downtown Fulton
                                                                   Saturday’s festivities began with a motorcade that retraced part of the
                                                                     route Churchill and Truman took through Fulton on their way to
                                                                   Westminster on March 5, 1946. Among those who rode in the antique
                                                                   cars, provided by local residents, were Lady Mary Soames, Churchill’s
                                                                  daughter; Edwina Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter; John Ross Truman,
                                                                     grandnephew of President Harry S Truman; and Mary Eisenhower,
                                                                           granddaughter of President Dwight David Eisenhower.

                                                                                                                                                  Below: Edwina San

                                                                                                         Doc Kritzer
                                                                                    wer, Linda Logan and
                                                                   man, Mary Eisenho
                                               Above: John Ross Tru

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            lin Suchland, The Fulto                                                                                Grand Opening
                                                                                 After remarks by Memorial Executive Director Dr. Rob Havers and speeches by
                                                                                Westminster College President Dr. Fletcher Lamkin and Missouri Senator Kit Bond,
                                                                                  Lady Mary Soames gave the keynote address at the formal opening ceremony
                                                                                    in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. After the ceremony,
                                                                                   Lady Soames cut the ribbon and officially opened the Winston S. Churchill:
                                                                                                          A Life of Leadership Gallery.

         Community Luncheon
A community luncheon reminiscent of the one enjoyed
by Sir Winston Churchill and President Harry Truman in
      1946 was hosted by Westminster College and
                the Fulton community.

                                                                                         Above: Fulton resident,
                                                                                                                 Alleen Kritzer, whose mot
                                                                                         by Truman and Churchil                           her, Eura “Sport” Anthony,
                                                                                                                  l at the luncheon in 1946                          baked the cakes enjoyed
                                                                                                                                           , poses with Winston.

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                                                                                                   Below: Westminster
                                                                                                                       College President Flet
                                                                                                   presents Chris Matthe                     cher Lamkin
                                                                                                                        ws with a Churchill

                                                  and his wife Dia
                                   Ron Winney ’64
                   College Trustee
Above: Westminster

                            Black Tie Gala Celebration
           Chris Matthews, host of the popular MSNBC program “Hardball with Chris                                                                                     and wife Renee
                                                                                                                         Below: Missouri Representative Kenny Hulshof
       Matthews” and “The Chris Matthews Show” on NBC, was the keynote speaker at the
       Black Tie Gala Celebration Dinner. Matthews, who called Churchill his hero, shared
              10 lessons he has learned from Churchill and how they relate to life.

                                                                                                and Lady So
                                                                       Below: Alicia

Above: Senior Fellow Suzanne
                             Richardson and Chris Matthews

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                                                                         Below: Chris
                                                                                      Matthews sh
                                                                                                 ares his thou
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                                         ony performs
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            inster College’
Above: Westm

                                                        Sunday Morning Church Service
                                                        The anniversary celebration concluded with a church service,
                                                              with guest preacher Reverend Cecil Culverhouse,
                                                            at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

                                                                      Below: Lady Soames exits the Church of St. Mary
                                                                                                                      the Virgin, Aldermanbury

                      rend Cecil
           Above: Reve

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              An Everyday Hero
                                      This is a real story about a real person. He was the sort of man we have
                                      all had weave in and out of our lives. Always there singing in the choir,
                                      serving as an elder, behind the scenes doing whatever task was needed
                                      in the community. He never asked for recognition and usually worked
                                      hard at keeping his identity anonymous. So to honor his life of dedica-
                                      tion to Westminster College we will tell his story in the same manner. A
                                      special thank you goes to his friends and family who shared in telling
                                      the story of this everyday hero.

                                      Mr. Everyday, a College alum, always thought of Westminster College with fond memories. The
                                      hours spent on campus had been filled with great educational opportunities. However, there were
                                      other life lessons in integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility that he would later realize truly
                                      shaped his life.
                                      Mr. Everyday was not a rich man in a financial sense. He always felt he had been blessed with
                                      family and friends and would gladly share of himself or his resources. So when he learned that a
                                      Charitable Gift Annuity could provide him a stream of payments throughout his lifetime and then
                                      pass to Westminster College at his death, he was interested.
                                      Mr. Everyday established two charitable gift annuities with Westminster College. These gift
                                      annuities provided Mr. Everyday with a constant source of income during his lifetime. Then
                                      following his death the funds were
                                      released for the charitable purpos-           Gift           Payments to          Released to
                                      es he intended. This chart details         Amount            Mr. Everyday        Westminster
                                      Mr. Everyday’s original gifts, the
                                      income he received during his life
                                                                                 $10,000              $13,140             $13,591
                                      and the ultimate gift released for
                                      Westminster College.                       $20,000              $20,700             $29,293

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Generations of

These were truly great gifts for both Mr. Everyday and Westminster College. For some people
that would have been enough but not for Mr. Everyday because his estate plan had been
created to follow the same value structure that he had applied to his life. He planned first not
to become a burden to his family, second to care for his family and third to help those in
need. After caring for himself, his family, and his church, his estate plan indicated to give
whatever remained to Westminster College. In all, more than $200,000 in Mr. Everyday’s
estate has come to benefit future generations of Westminster College students.
So that is how today this everyday man helped break ground on a new dining hall for
Westminster College and grow the College’s endowment. Because all of these gifts were
unrestricted Mr. Everyday touched lives all across the campus through enhanced learning
opportunities and improved campus life so today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders may prepare
to live lives of success, significance, and service.

                                                                                To learn how you can provide for yourself, your family, and leave a legacy
                                                                                        through a gift to Westminster College, please contact me.
                                                                                                      Rebecca (Becky) Zimmer, CFRE
                                                                                                       Director of Planned Giving
                                                                                                    (636) 448-1419 or (573) 592-5374

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Correction: The Winter 2006           awarded to a faculty member to               Dr. Richard Smith ’62 retired            Dr. Berre Robinson ’64
issue of Leadership noted Coach       recognize and encourage faculty              from neurosurgical practice in           received the Missouri Governor’s
Dick Ault celebrated his 90th         support of spiritual development.            2003 and is currently the Medical        Award for Excellence in Teaching.
birthday in December 2005.                                                         Director of the Mercy Neuroscience       Robinson is a Professor of Religion
                                      Susan (Sterner) Spence and
Coach Ault actually celebrated his                                                 Institute of Mercy Health Center         and Philosophy at Central
                                      husband Mark welcomed Sophia
80th birthday in December 2005.                                                    in Oklahoma City, OK. Smith has          Methodist University in Fayette,
                                      Cameron Spence into their family
                                                                                   five grandchildren.                      MO.
Lori Fox and husband Jeff             on November 10, 2005. The
welcomed Liliana Fox on March         Spence’s have two older children             Dr. David Adams ’63 was
11, 2006. Fox is a Counselor in       Jacob and Samantha. Spence was               promoted in February 2006 to
Health Services at Westminster.       the Director of Student Activities           Major General in the US Joint
                                      and Greek Life Advisor in the                Multiplier Command headquar-
David Hammons, former
                                      early 1990s at Westminster.                  tered at the Pentagon in
Head Athletic Trainer, and wife
                                                                                   Washington, DC. Adams was
Elizabeth welcomed Tommy
                                                                                   given an award as a founding
Hammons on January 7, 2006.
                                                                                   member of the US Department of
The family resides in Coats, NC.
                                                                                   Homeland Security and received
Martha Kochheim, former                                                            the National Homeland Security
Beta housemother in the 1980s,                                                     Medal Certificate. Adams has also
celebrated her 97th birthday in                                                    received a Distinguished Service
2005. She is doing well living in                                                  Citation for his work with the US        Berre Robinson ’64 honored for teaching
Seminole, FL, and enjoys her                                                                                                excellence
                                                                                   Coast Guard Auxiliary.
health and family.
Jason LeGrand, former Student
Activities/Greek Life Director, is                                                    Dr. Bill Cross ’55 was recognized by the Missouri House of
the Director of Development for       Jacob, Samanth and Sophie Spence, children      Representatives as an “Outstanding Missourian” for a lifetime of
Student Life at the University of     of Mark and Susan (Sterner) Spence              accomplishments in education and city government on January 31,
Nevada Las Vegas.                                                                     2006 in Jefferson City. The award was presented by State
Chris Rieger and wife Wendy
welcomed Griffin Avery Rieger on
                                      50’s                                            Representative Jerry Nolte, Legislative District 33 from Gladstone.
                                                                                      “He’s an example of everything that’s good and everything you
February 10, 2006. Rieger is an                                                       want to see in a public official,” says Nolte. “If we could duplicate
Assistant Professor of English and                                                    him and put him in every city, we’d be in grand shape.” Cross has
the Faculty Advisor to The Columns.                                                   been a teacher, coach and administrator for 51 years, and has served
                                                                                      as a mentor and role model for over 25,000 high school students
                                                                                      and 10,000 teachers in graduate programs.

                                                                                      His many current civic leadership roles range from President Elect of
                                                                                      the Missouri Municipal League to Mayor Pro Tem of the Gladstone
                                                                                      City Council. He is President of the Native Sons of Greater Kansas
                                      Westminster friends Bob Volz ’54 and            City organization. His other community service roles have included
                                      Webb Todd ’52 reunited in Tucson, AZ in
                                      March                                           Mayor of Gladstone, President of the Northland Coalition of 16
                                                                                      school districts and of the Clay County Coordinating Committee
                                      Alan Tolle ’56 taught anatomy
                                                                                      and a board member of the Gladstone Parks and Recreation
                                      at Bakersfield, CA Junior College
                                                                                      Department and the Gladstone Economy Betterment Council.
Griffin Avery Rieger                  for 32 years in the nurses program.
                                      He and wife of 47 years recently                Cross is President Elect of the Westminster College Alumni Council,
George Schmidt, former faculty        moved to Oregon, where Tolle                    and a 1995 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award and the
member, is an Associate Professor     enjoys flying his own airplane.                 1997 recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit. “I’ve been blessed
of Accounting in the College of
                                                                                                                       with being able to do just about
Business at the University of
Arkansas Fort Smith.                  60’s                                                                             anything I wanted to do and have
                                                                                                                       surrounded myself with such
Reverend Brad Sheppard is             Dr. Bud Johnson ’61 is a                                                         wonderful people,” says Cross.
the first recipient of the Gayle      Periodontist with Oklahoma                                                       “I just get discouraged at times that
Nutting Miranti Memorial Faculty      Dental in Oklahoma City.                                                         there aren’t enough hours in the
Award. This award was estab-                                                                                           day to do what I want.”
                                      Dr. John Campbell ’62 retired
lished in the memory of Gayle
                                      from private practice with the
Miranti, wife of Joe Miranti ’72
                                      Assoc Ear Nose & Throat of Tulsa,                                                 Outstanding Missourian Bill Cross ’55 and
and mother of Pam ’02 and
                                      OK.                                                                               wife Mary
Pete ’04 Miranti, and is

30      Leadership Westminster College
Bruce Smith ’65 was featured         with large estates and real estate                                                        Larry Radford ’69 was elected
in the San Antonio Express-News      investors. Brown is also a                                                                Managing Director by the Board
articles, “Restructured Tesoro is    Registered Investment Advisor                                                             of Directors of UBS Global Wealth
riding high,” (April 16) and         assisting clients in the manage-                                                          Management and Business
“Tesoro profit leaps 54% for         ment of their real estate and                                                             Banking. Radford is a Senior Vice
quarter” (May 5). Smith is the       financial assets.                                                                         President and Regional Director of
CEO of Tesoro Corporation in San                                                                                               the Southwest Region in Houston,
                                     Bill McFarland ’66 retired from
Antonio, TX.                                                              Beta brothers from the late 1960s catch up           TX.
                                     Cardinal Health 37 years after       during Alumni Weekend. From left: Bill
Pete Brown ’66 is an Attorney        starting with American Hospital      Craig ’66, Dennis McDaniel ’66, Rusty

                                                                          Bennett ’67 and Jim Middleton ’67.
with Lathrop & Gage in Kansas        Supply. McFarland and wife Gay
City, MO. His primary areas of       (WWU ’68) have relocated to          Bill Jenks ’67 was elected Mayor
responsibility include business,     Westminster, CO. They have two       of Rolla, MO in the April 2006                       Joe Aull ’70 is a Representative
estate and tax planning for close-   sons and five grandchildren.         election.                                            from District 26 in the Missouri
ly held corporations, individuals                                                                                              House of Representatives.

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Doug Beaty ’70 was featured in        DePaul Medical Group in                                                                    and the Capital Campaign: A
the November 25, 2005 issue of        Bridgeton, MO. His daughter                                                                Practical Guide. Gearhart led the
the Kansas City Star in “Law office   Emily ’08 just completed her                                                               Campaign for the Twenty-First
part of plane probe.” Beaty is an     sophomore year at Westminster.                                                             Century at the University of
Attorney in Cordova, TN.                                                                                                         Arkansas, which recorded $1.046
                                      John Kay ’73 was elected
                                                                                                                                 billion in gifts and pledges
Karl Blanchard ’70 is running         President of the Missouri
                                                                                                                                 designated toward student and
for Division I, Circuit Judge of      Association of Prosecuting
                                                                                                                                 faculty endowments, academic
Jasper County, MO in the August       Attorneys for the calendar year
                                                                                Phi Delt alums get together during their 125th   programs, capital improvements
2006 election.                        2006. Kay is the Moniteau County
                                                                                celebration in October 2005. From left, Tony     and University Libraries when it
                                      Prosecuting Attorney.                     Agee ’73, Dan Coyne ’73, Darrell Gould
Rick Daniel ’71 is the Senior                                                   ’75, Nick Clapp ’72, Dale Hobart ’77, Bob        concluded June 30, 2005.
Vice President and Commercial                                                   White ’73, Jack Bangert ’73, Tim
                                                                                Lamkin ’75, Art Hoge ’75, Leigh Elmore
Relationship Manager of the                                                     ’72 (kneeling), Don Coleman ’72, Craig
                                                                                Watts ’72 and Gary Lumsden ’72.                                    Dave Gearhart ’74
Metropolitan National Bank in                                                                                                                      publishes fundraising
Springdale, AR.                                                                                                                                    guide
                                                                                 Dr. Dave Gearhart ’74, Vice
Ray Dickhaner ’71 is a candi-                                                    Chancellor for University
date for Judge of Associate Circuit                                              Advancement and Professor of
Court Division II in Jefferson                                                   Education in the College of
County in the August 2006                                                        Education and Health Professions
primary.                                                                         at the University of Arkansas,
                                                                                 recently published his second                   Tim Pickell ’74 is running for
John Chamberlain ’72 is the                                                                                                      Govenor of Kansas in the
                                                                                 book, Philanthropy, Fund Raising,
Chief Executive Officer of the               John Kay ’73
                                                                                                                                 November 2006 election.
Good Sheppard Medical Center
Linden in Linden, TX.                                                                                                            Scott Wilson ’74 was featured
                                                                                                                                 in the May 5, 2006 issue of the St.
                                                                                                                                 Louis Post-Dispatch in “Building is
                                                                                                                                 his business.” Wilson is the
                                                                                                                                 President of SM Wilson & Co. in
                                                                                                                                 St. Louis, MO.
                                                                                                                                 Darrell Gould ’75 was featured
                                                                                                                                 in the February 14, 2006 issue of
                                                                                                                                 the Kansas City Star in “Postmarks
                                                                                                                                 guarantee his stamp of love,” an
                                                                                                                                 article that highlights Gould’s
                                                                                                                                 unique romantic gestures.

John Chamberlain ’72                                                                                                             Bill Coglizer ’76 and wife
                                                                                                                                 Nancy welcomed Emma Louise
Kurt Feigley ’73 is the Director                                 National Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year,                  Coglizer on September 2, 2005.
                                                                 Jim Schmuck ’72
of AAA Missouri in St. Louis, MO.                                                                                                The family resides in Santa
Ted Greenhouse ’73 was voted                                                                                                     Barbara, CA. Coglizer is the
the MO Valley Coach of the Year         Jim Schmuck ’72 has been named the 2005 National Boys Cross                              Business Manager of Pacific
for the second year in a row.           Country Coach of the Year. His award was presented by the Missouri                       Development with Plains
Greenhouse is the Head Water            State High School Activities Association at the Missouri State Track                     Exlporation and Production
Polo Coach at Lindenwood                and Field Championships on May 27. The national award is based on                        Company in Goleta, CA.
University in St. Charles, MO.          a coach's record, community service, involvement in other school
                                                                                                                                 Warren Hollrah ’76 was
He led the women’s team to the          activities, involvement in cross country at the local, state and nation-
                                                                                                                                 featured in the January 5, 2006
Division III Nationals where they       al levels and basic philosophy of athletics. At a ceremony celebrating
                                                                                                                                 issue of The Fulton Sun in the
finished 3rd and went undefeat-         the renaming of Parkway South’s “Patriot Classic” to the “Jim
                                                                                                                                 article “History buff recounts tale
ed. Greenhouse is an Insurance          Schmuck Classic,” Schmuck was presented a ring commemorating
                                                                                                                                 of two Churchills.”
Examiner with the State of              his national award. During his tenure at South, his teams won 33
Missouri Department of Insurance.       conference championships in cross country and track and produced                         Jim Jandt ’77 works at FedEx
                                        eight individual state champions. His cross country teams earned                         Kinkos in Overland Park, KS and
Dr. Dale Henselmeier ’73                14 top 10 finishes in the state meet. He retired from teaching in the                    the Faith Lutheran Church in
recently completed a two-year           spring of 2005 and from coaching in the fall of 2005 with the                            Prairie Village, KS. Jandt is a
stint as President of the Medical       conclusion of the cross country season. He was inducted into the                         member of the Wilham Baker
Staff at SSM DePaul Health Center       Missouri Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame in December 2005 in                        Festival Singers and the Kansas
in St. Louis. Henselmeier is a          Columbia, MO.                                                                            City Artists Coalition.
Family Physician with SSM

32    Leadership Westminster College

Bruce Cameron ’78 has been                                                                    Blytheville, AR. She lives in                   Demetrius Simon ’87 is an
named a Significant Sig by the                                                                Manila, AR with her two sons,                   Insurance Agent with State Farm
Sigma Chi National Fraternity.                                                                Charlie, age 5, and Gregory, age 4.             in Suwanee, GA and is featured in
                                                                                                                                              regional State Farm television ads.
Dennis Weiser ‘78 released his                                                                Rob Davis ’86 is the Chief
latest sci-fi novella The Third                                                               Information Officer with the
Awakening in 2006. Weiser’s                                                                   Missouri Department of Labor
publications are available at                                                                 and Industrial Relations in                                    Olivia, Stephen and Elizabeth, children of
                                                                                              Jefferson City, MO.
                                                 Mark ’80 and Ginny Wetterau
                                                                                              Mark Hauer ’86 published his
                                                 Mike Gibbons ’81 is an                       poem “Winter’s Children” in the
        Novella by                               Attorney with Stinson Morrison               Winter/Spring 2006 edition of
Dennis Weiser ’78
                                                 Hecker in Kirkwood, MO. Gibbons’             Edgar Literary Magazine.
                                                 practice will focus on general               Jim Hitchcock ’86, a Senior
                                                 business. He is the President Pro            Vice President at MTV Network,                  Andrew, age 9, Elizabeth, age 5 1/2, and
                                                 Tem of the Missouri Senate.                  worked with Tom Cruise to                       twins Olivia & Anna, age 3, children of
                                                                                                                                              Philip ’88 and Erin Boeckman
                                                 Dave Layton ’81 is the Senior                market and promote Mission
                                                                                              Impossible III. Hitchcock current-              Phil Gibson ’88 is an Associate
                                                 Vice President of the Charles L.
                                                                                              ly lives and works in New York                  Professor of Biology and Chair
                                                 Crane Agency Company in
                                                                                              and Nashville.                                  and Program Director of
                                                 Chesterfield, MO.
                                                                                                                                              Environmental Studies at Agnes
                                                 Greg Steinhoff ’81 was the                                                                   Scott College in Decatur, GA.
                                                 guest speaker at the 60th Annual
                                                                                                                                              Greg Richard ’88 is the
                                                 Kennet Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                              President of Accumin
                                                 Banquet on March 20, 2006.
                                                                                                                                              Technologies, Inc. (formerly
                                                 Steinhoff is the Director of the
                                                                                                                                              AusAm Biotechnologies, Inc.) a
                                                 Missouri Department of Economic
Barrett and Brooke, age 9, children of Les ’79                                                                                                subsidiary of Keryx
and Mina Baledge.                                Development.
                                                                                                                                              Biopharmaceuticals in New York,
                                                 Bill Wilson ’81 is a Practice                                                                NY.
Captain Brent Barrow ’79 is                      Administrator with Bloomington
a Senior Readiness Analyst in the                Radiology in Normal, IL.                     Jim Hitchcock ’86 with Tom Cruise
Office of the Secretary of Defense                                                            promoting Mission Impossible III

in the Department of Defense in                  Par-Five Enterprises, owned by
                                                                                              Todd Norton ’86 is the Vice
Arlington, VA.                                   Mark Archambault ’84, was
                                                                                              President of Commerce Bank in
                                                 recognized with a 2006 Business
                                                                                              Moberly, MO.
                                                 of the Year Award by the Fulton
80’s                                             Area Development Corporation.                Dr. Jim Webb ’86 and wife
                                                                                              Rhonda served as honorary
                                                                                              chairpersons of the Wesleyan
                                                                                              Christian School’s annual dinner
                                                                                              and auction in Bartlesville, OK on
                                                                                              April 21, 2006.
                                                                                                                                              Greg Richard ’88 stopped at the “real”
                                                                                                                                              Iron Curtain in Berlin while on a business
                                                                                                                                              trip to Germany.

Drew, age 1, son of Ed ’80 and Jody Lewis

Lou Van Horn ’80 is the Chief
Financial Officer of Store                       Ty, age 8, and Jordyn, age 6, children of
Financial Services, LLC in                       Brian ’84 and Kara Boatright
Overland Park, KS.                               Tamila (Farmer) Grimaldo
                                                 ’84 is an English Instructor and
                                                                                              Matthew, age 2 1/2, son of Michael ’87
                                                 ESL Coordinator at Arkansas                  and Marlene Kim
                                                 Northeastern College in                                                                      Ken ’88 and Susie Theroff with daughters
                                                                                                                                              Emmi, Anna and Grace

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Leigh Borage ’89 is the
President of Alliant Financial
Services, a division of Alliant
                                                                                    90’s                                 William Blaik ’92 and wife
                                                                                                                         Sherri welcomed William Mattox
                                                                                                                         Blaik on December 8, 2005. The
                                                                                    Mason ’90 and Melissa
Bank, in Boonville, MO.                                                                                                  family resides in Oklahoma City,
                                                                                    (Schwentker) ’93
                                                                                                                         OK where he is an Attorney with
Dr. Tom Brant ’89 is a                                                              Duchatschek are co-founders of
                                                                                                                         Pritchett, Snyder & Blaik.
Physician with Mid-Atlantic                                               , a website
Emergency Medical Associates in                                                     offering products, educational
Charlotte, NC.                                                                      programs and forums for parents,
                                                                                    schools and teens directed at
Lee Hoffer ’89 is the author of
                                                                                    preventing teen drug use. The
Junkie Business: The Evolution and
                                                                                    company has ignited a national
Operation of a Heroin Dealing
                                       Westminster supports the Fulton community.   trend and has recently been
Network, a book that follows the
                                       Serving on the Callaway County YMCA          featured in articles, TV and radio
heroin dealing business of two         Board of Directors are Mike Shryock ’99,
                                       Matt Gowin ’92, David Crane ’90 and          talk shows all over the country,
homeless heroin users from its
                                       Tim Steinbeck ’82 (not pictured Tom          including Newsweek and CNBC’s
beginnings, street hustling in a       Christensen ’86, Tom Clapp ’79 and Pat
                                                                                                                         William Mattox Blaik
                                       Kirby).                                      “The BIG Idea with Donny
Denver ghetto, to its eventual
demise and disappearance.                                                                                                Jason Knowles ’92 is the
Hoffer’s book uses research fund-                                                   David Doty ’91 works in sales        Director of Fulfillment with
ed by a grant from the National                                                     with Ethicon Endo-Surgery in         Outside Magazine in Santa Fe, NM.
Institute on Drugs and examines                                                     New Mexico.                          Knowles runs The Terror Trap, a
the “underground economy” of                                                                                             popular entertainment website
                                                                                    Lee (Bradley) Young ’91 and
the drug culture and realistic                                                                                           devoted to horror and thriller
                                                                                    husband David announce the
solutions for our national drug                                                                                          films from 1925-1987. The
                                                                                    birth of David Gabriel Young on
problem.                                                                                                                 website, live since 1998, can be
                                                                                    August 25, 2005. Gabriel joins
                                                                                    older brother Griffin, age 4.        found at
   Lee Hoffer ’89 publishes research
         on the heroin drug culture                                                 Young is the Advertising             Stan Roberts ’92 has taken a
                                                                                    Production and Planning              new position with Sterne Agee,
                                                                                    Manager at CompUSA Corporate         which is a financial services com-
                                                                                    Headquarters in Dallas, TX.          pany located across the southeast.

34     Leadership Westminster College
Congratulations, Westminster!

  As Winston Churchill often enjoyed quipping Napoleon’s claim, “in defeat I need it
  (Champagne), in victory I deserve it,” these legendary raconteurs lived, worked and
 savored the motto of “Per Ardua Ad Astra” (Through Hardships To The Stars).
  President Lamkin, fellow members of the Board of Trustees and the entire Westminster
      family, please join me in a cheerful toast to celebrate the enormous success of the
 Campaign for Westminster, the renaissance of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library
       and the elevation in national rankings of our alma mater. Chin-Chin, indeed!

                                             Johnson Ho, Class of ’75,
                                          Independent Students Association
                 Named “The Windy City’s Wizard of Wine” by Market Watch Magazine, 2000
                Founder of Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe, Northbrook, Illinois (
                      President of Premier Wine Services, Lake Forest, Illinois (

Steve Stewart ’92 is the                    Williams, Andrew ’93 and                    Julie (Barton) Adamson ’94                       Ryan Hunter ’95 is the Director
Executive Director of the Upper             Dareth Reinking and Steven                  works in Export Sales with                       of Product Marketing with Ping
White River Basin Foundation in             ’93 and Amy Sokol. The family               Fieldale Farms in Alto, GA.                      Identity in Denver, CO.
Branson, MO.                                resides in Liberty, MO where                Adamson was featured in the
                                                                                                                                         Benjamin Jones ’96 is the Chief
                                            Lucas is a Midwest Regional                 August 12, 2005 “Women in
Kelly (Ferguson) Cravens ’93                                                                                                             of Staff for Missouri Lieutenant
                                            Auditor with Verizon Wireless and           Business” special publication of
is a CPA and Audit Manager with                                                                                                          Governor Peter Kinder in
                                            Jeanne is a Managing Partner with           The Northeast Georgian.
Mauldin & Jenkins LLC in                                                                                                                 Jefferson City.
                                            McNabney & Stepp, LLC.
Atlanta, GA.                                                                            Tim Fowler ’94 works in
                                                                                        Marketing for
Kelley Gordon Callan ’93 is a
Realtor and State Senate Historian
in Santa Fe, NM.
Scott Hamann ’93 is a Financial
Analyst with the United States
Attorney’s Office in Kansas City,
Lucas ’93 and Jeanne (Caho)
’94 McNabney announce the
birth of Cordelia Elaine
McNabney on September 3, 2005.
Cordelia’s very first visitors
included Aaron ’93 and Cristi               Lucas ’93, Jeanne (Caho) ’94 and Cordelia

                                                                                        McIntire Elementary School 5th Grade teachers Malissa (Dillon) Pistel ’94 and Josh Bartley
                                                                                        ’00 with students at the Science Fair in Fulton.
     Local Alumni Recognized for Service
                                                                                        Whitney Stewart ’94 works in
                                                                                        Business Development for
                                                                                        Carreker Corporation out of
                                                                                        Dallas, TX. Stewart oversees the
                                                                                        southeastern US and Latin
                                                                                        American markets.
                                                                                        Chad ’95 and Kelly (Ruland)
                                                                                        ’98 deRoode welcomed Avery
                                                                                        Layne deRoode on February 7,
                                                                                        2006. The family resides in St.                 Callie Hancock, daughter of Bill ’95 and
                                                                                        Louis, MO where Chad is an                      Malinda (Cross) ’97 Hancock
                                                                                        Attorney with Brown & James,
                                                                                        PC and Kelly is a Resource
          President Lamkin with Amy (Rankin) ’91 and David ’90 Crane at the             Developement Manager with
          Board of Associates Dinner                                                    Modis, Inc.
  David ’90 and Amy (Rankin) ’91 Crane of Fulton, MO received
  the Alumni Service Award on April 25, 2006 at the spring Board of
  Associates dinner. The Alumni Service Award is given to graduates
  who have stayed in Callaway County and performed meritorious
  work for their alma mater and local community. This is the first
  time the award has been given to two individuals. Debbie La Rue,
  President of the Board of Associates of Fulton Colleges, presented
  the award to the Cranes, owners of Crane’s Country Store in
                                                                                        Avery Layne deRoode
  Williamsburg, MO. “David and Amy Crane have been tremendous
  supporters of Westminster College and worked tirelessly to better the                 Shane Adrian ’95 serves as a
  Fulton community,” says La Rue. “It is a privilege for the Board of                   Director of the Chamber of
                                                                                                                                         Dan and Kristin (Huber) ’96 Davis with
  Associates to have this opportunity to honor their work.” The                         Commerce in Moberly, MO.                         children Abby, age 5 and Emma, age 3
  Cranes have been very active in helping many local organizations                      Adrian is an Investment
  such as the Fulton YMCA and the Churchill Memorial and Library.                       Representative with Edward Jones.                Misha Orlov ’96 is the CFO/
  David has chaired the Westminster Alumni Golf Tournament for a                        Deb Gorbet ’95 is the Food                       COO of Yukon Advance Optics,
  number of years and is a member of the Alumni Council.                                Service Director at Blackburn                    Inc. in Mansfield, TX.
                                                                                        College in Carlinville, IL.

36    Leadership Westminster College

Sonya (Herden) Ready ’96 and                  Julie (Comer) Durigan ’97 and            Emily (Boling) Filmore ’98                 Jeffrey Stubbs ’98 and wife
husband Chris welcomed Jackson                husband Carl welcomed Emily              and husband Scott welcomed Sage            Heather welcomed Ainsley Jayne
Richard Ready on August 12,                   Dian Durigan on January 26,              Alane Filmore on March 18, 2006.           Stubbs on May 9, 2005. The fami-
2005. The family recently                     2005. The family resides in              The family resides in St. Louis,           ly resides in Columbia, MO where
relocated to Indianapolis, IN                 Lexington, MO. Durigan is a              MO. Filmore graduated from the             Stubbs is the Operations Manager
where Ready is the Human                      Nurse with Mid-America                   St. Louis University School of Law         at Sherwin-Williams.
Resource Manager with Reebok                  Rheumatology Consultants in              in January 2006.
                                                                                                                                  Julie Cottingham ’99 is an
International.                                Overland Park, KS.
                                                                                                                                  Attorney with Burr & Forman LLP
                                                                                                                                  in Birmingham, AL.
                                                                                                                                  Matthew Cowan ’99 is the
                                                                                                                                  Owner and Physician of Columbia
                                                                                                                                  Naturopathic Healthcare, Inc. in
                                                                                                                                  Columbia, MO. Cowan received
                                                                                                                                  his Doctorate in Naturopathic
                                                                                                                                  Medicine from the National
                                                                                                                                  College of Naturopathic Medicine
                                                                                       Sage Alane Filmore                         in Portland, OR.

                                                                                       Dao Le ’98 is an Assistant                 Chrissy (Bennett) Dennis ’99
Jackson Richard Ready                         Emily Dian Durigan
                                                                                       Professor of Nuclear Pharmacy              is a Graphic Designer with Pel
Molly Stauffer ’96 married                                                             and the Nuclear Education Online           Industries in Rogers, AR.
                                              Mike Howell ’97 is a Physician
Jakin Waldock on June 14, 2005                                                         Curricular Expansion Coordinator           Shryocks Callaway Farms was
                                              Recruiter with ARC Consulting
in Key West, FL. The couple reside                                                     at the University of Arkansas for          recognized with a 2006 Business
                                              Group in Columbia, MO. Howell
in Columbia, MO where Stauffer                                                         Medical Sciences in Little Rock.           of the Year Award by the Fulton
                                              and wife Carrie are expecting twin
will be teaching 4th Grade                                                                                                        Area Development Corporation.
                                              boys in August 2006.                     Michelle (Cassidy) Mealy ’98
Teacher at Derby Ridge                                                                                                            Mike Shryock ’99 helps to run
                                                                                       is the Financial Accountant with
Elementary this fall.                                                                                                             the family-owned business.
                                                                                       the Missouri Lottery in Jefferson
                                                                                       City, MO.                                  Jason Veach ’99 is a Technical
                                                                                       Emily Northcraft ‘98 was                   Analyst with Mercy Health Plans
                                                                                       appointed to the Missouri                  in St. Louis, MO.
                                                                                       Commission for the Deaf and                Carey Wilson-Smith ’99 and
                                                                                       Hard of Hearing by Governor                husband Scott welcomed Avery
                                                                                       Blunt in February 2006. Northcraft         Rowan Smith on June 6, 2005.
                                                                                       is president of the Cochlear               The family resides in Little Rock,
                                                                                       Implant Club of the Midwest. She           AR where Wilson-Smith is an
                                              Olivia Peyton Howell, age 14 months,     is a Masterpiece Edition Graphic
                                              daughter of Mike ’97 and Carrie Howell
                                                                                                                                  Insurance Coordinator with
                                                                                       Artist with H & H Color Labs in            Gastroenterology Associates PA.
                                                                                       Kansas City, MO.
                                              Bethany Moran ’97 is an
Jakin and Molly (Stauffer ’96) Waldock        Account Executive in Business
                                              Development with MOHELA in
Jason Agee ’97 is a Designer                  Chesterfield, MO.
with KA Design Group, an
                                              Tiffany (Wadman) Rhoades
interior and architectural design
                                              ’97 and husband Michael
firm in New York City.
                                              welcomed Quintan Michael
                                              Rhoades on February 15, 2006.
                                              The family resides in Mission, KS.                                                  Avery Rowan Smith
                                              Rhoades is the Director of
                                                                                       Quintan Michael Rhoades
                                              Business Development with
                                              eScreen, Inc.
                                                                                       Austin Power ’98 and wife
                                              Eric Coppenger ’98 and wife              Melissa welcomed Sophia
                                              Marcy welcomed Bryce Wendell             Annabelle Power in February
                                              Coppenger on November 3, 2005.           2006. The family resides in Glen
                                              The family resides in Rockville,         Ellyn, IL. Power is a Senior
                                              MD. Coppenger is is the Regional         Account Representative with
In addition to her day job, Irene Allen ’97   Development Officer for Africa &         Siemens Dematic Corporation in
sings on the St. Louis Southside. Allen       Madagascar at Conservation               Chicago, IL.
perform solos or with the Round-Ups, in
                                              International in Washington, DC.                                                    Sophia Annabelle Power
which Aaron Walker ’93 plays harmonica.

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2000’s                                     Lauren (Burdolski) Taylor ’01
                                           is an IT/Systems Administrator
                                           with Davidson-Babcock in
                                                                                 (McDaniel) Milius ’02, Abbi
                                                                                 Fischer ’02 and Jordan (Bram)
                                                                                 Teeple ’02. The couple resides in
                                                                                                                              Julie Slisz ’03 is a High School
                                                                                                                              Science Teacher in Fulton, MO.
                                                                                                                              Swati Awasthi ’04 is a
                                           Overland Park, KS.                    Springfield, MO where Sapienza is
                                                                                                                              Programmer and Analyst with
                                                                                 a 2nd Grade Teacher at the Pate
                                           Amber Thompson ’01 is the                                                          New York Technolgy Partners in
                                                                                 Early Childhood Center.
                                           President of the Bank of Louisiana                                                 Jersey City, NJ.
                                           in Louisiana, MO.
                                                                                                                              Lindsey Borgelt ’04 and Justin
                                           Allison Wessing-Carris ’01 and                                                     Manning ’04 were married on
                                           husband Jonathan welcomed                                                          February 25, 2006 in Lee’s
                                           Austin James Carris on August 22,                                                  Summit, MO. The wedding party
Rose and Lance ’00 Bethell with children   2005. The family resides in                                                        included Melissa (Raymer)
Hunter and Savannah                        Springfield, MA where Wessing-                                                     Vollbrecht ’04, Sarah Goss
Christina Blackburn ’00                    Carris will be pursuing a Master’s                                                 ’04, Jenna Manning ’06,
married James Dooley on April 8,           of Education with a concentration                                                  Nicole Schlotzhauer ’05,
2006 in Fulton, MO. The couple             in School Counseling at               Kathryn (Sapienza) Hoesch ’02 and
                                                                                                                              Michael Borgelt ’09, Matthew
resides in Readsville, MO. Blackburn       Springfield College.                  wedding party at the Lake of the Ozarks in   Michelson ’03, Richard Salat
                                                                                 October 2005
is an Accountant Clerk II for pay-                                                                                            ’04 and Lauren Humphrey
                                                                                 Leigh Swift ’02 married Bryan                ’03. The couple resides in Yukon,
roll at the Fulton State Hospital.
                                                                                 Nelson on April 1, 2006 in Prairie           OK. Lindsey works with Arthur J.
Kevin O’Neal ’00 is the Head                                                     Village, KS. The wedding party               Gallagher & Co. and Justin is an
Baseball Coach, Defensive                                                        included Sarah (Morff)                       Accountant with Te-Ra Resources
Football Coach and Math Teacher                                                  Richter ’02. The couple resides              Inc. in Oklahoma City.
at North Callaway High School.                                                   in Kansas City, MO where Swift is
                                                                                 a Media Manager with VML Inc.
Scott Pingel ’00 and wife Jodi
welcomed Jude William Pingel on                                                  Joe Terry ’02 is a Financial
February 26, 2006. The family                                                    Services Compliance Consultant
resides in Ballwin, MO. Pingel, a                                                with Nationwide Securities, Inc.
former player for the RiverCity            Austin James Carris                   in Glen Allen, VA.
Rage Indoor Professional Football
                                                                                 Amanda Brondel ’03 is a
Team, was honored on June 23,              John Hall ’02 is attending law
                                                                                 Medical Student at the Kirksville
2006 by the Rage with a Scott              school at the University of                                                        Justin ’04 and Lindsey (Borgelt) ’04
                                                                                 College of Osteopathic Medicine.             Manning celebrate their wedding with
Pingel Night. The celebration              Arkansas.                                                                          Westminster friends
honored all of Pingel’s NCAA,                                                    Joshua Hedglin ’03 completed
                                           Ben King ’02 is a Procurement                                                      Hope Eaton ’04 is an Assistant
NIFL and Westminster records                                                     a Master’s of Science in Political
                                           Specialist with C2 Technologies in                                                 with Chermac Services
and retired his number.                                                          Theory at the London School of
                                           Vienna, VA.                                                                        Corporation in Edmond, OK.
                                                                                 Economics and Political Science
Sarah Vulgamott ’00 is a                   Nathan Mendenhall ’02 served          in London, UK.                               Sara Garner ’04 is pursuing a
Physical Therapist with Onward             a six-month internship with a                                                      Master’s of Business Administration
Healthcare in New York.                                                          Andrew Murray ’03 graduated
                                           United Nations criminal tribunal                                                   at the University of Missouri-
                                                                                 from the University of Illinois
Lisa Westergaard ’00 is a third            in Arusha, Tanzania in Africa.                                                     Columbia. Garner is working with
                                                                                 with a Master's in Urban and
year Associate in the Corporate            Mendenhall worked with the                                                         the Mizzou After Dark program, a
                                                                                 Regional Planning in May 2005.
Finance division at the law firm           tribunal’s witness support and                                                     campus organization that pro-
                                                                                 Murray is a Community and Land
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in             protection office to assist                                                        vides safe and fun activities for
                                                                                 Planner with Renaissance
Kansas City, MO.                           witnesses and victims of the 1994                                                  students on campus after hours,
                                                                                 Planning Group in Orlando, FL.
                                           genocide in Rwanda. Mendenhall                                                     through a graduate assistantship.
Donald Wood ’00 is a Defensive
                                           is a graduate student in criminal     Michael Nesbitt ’03 is a
Back for the Arkansas Stars out of                                                                                            Ellen Langdon ’04 is a Rehab
                                           justice at Southeast Missouri State   Project Manager with Nesbitt
Fayetteville with the National                                                                                                Teacher for the Blind in Jefferson
                                           University.                           Construction in Springfield, MO.
Indoor Football League.                                                                                                       City, MO.
                                           Tim Miller ’02 is the                 Janel (Arnold) Nibert ’03 and
Scott Crosby ’01 founded the
                                           Communications Director with          husband Cory welcomed Cooper
                                           Missouri Energy Development           Ryan Nibert on October 18, 2005.
and has been featured in articles
                                           Association in Jefferson City, MO.    The family resides in Springfield,
and talk shows across the country.
                                                                                 MO. Nibert is a stay-at-home mom.
                                           Kathryn Sapienza ’02 married
John Murphy ’01 is a Branch
                                           Matthew Hoesch on October 8,          Joe Ritter ’03 is the General
Manager with DS Waters of
                                           2005 at the Lake of the Ozarks.       Manager of the Tropical Smoothie
America in Denver, CO.
                                           The wedding party included            Cafe in Fayetteville, AR.
                                           Brooke Haygood ’02, Melissa
                                                                                                                              Cooper Ryan Nibert

38     Leadership Westminster College

Trent Miller ’04 has been pro-             Mariah Dreisinger ’05 is pur-        Kristen Vlasak ’05 resides in              Ashley Crow ’06 is the 2006
moted to Credit Analyst at Boone           suing graduate studies in Public     Kirkwood, MO and is a Process              recipient of the Margaret
County National Bank in                    Health at St. Louis University.      Technician with Biomerieux.                McDonald Jaeger Psychology
Columbia, MO.                                                                                                              Award. The award is given
                                           Molly Duncan ’05 is a Leasing        Jennifer Webb ’05 is a
                                                                                                                           annually to a senior psychology
Stephanie Parker ’04 is a                  Agent with Timber Lakes at Red       Customer Service Manager with
                                                                                                                           major to recognize outstanding
Rental Management Trainee with             Bridge in Kansas City, MO.           Warranty Activation Headquarters
                                                                                                                           academic achievement and
Penske Truck Leasing in Kansas                                                  in St. Louis, MO.
                                           Danielle A. Glenn ’05 is a                                                      promise of successful graduate
City, MO.
                                           Television Marketing Consultant      Peggy White ’05 is pursuing                work.
Melissa Raymer ’04 married                 with KRCG TV 13 in Jefferson         graduate studies at the University
                                                                                                                           Chapin Deel ’06 is a member
John Vollbrecht on December 17,            City, MO.                            Of Columbia-Missouri College of
                                                                                                                           the Emergency Response Team
2005 in Oklahoma City, OK. The                                                  Veterinary Medicine.
                                           Liz Icenogle ’05 is a Legal                                                     with Americorp St. Louis.
wedding party included Lindsey
                                           Assistant in General Litigation in   Crystal (Marshall) Woodall
Borgelt ’04, Sarah Goss ’04,                                                                                               Sara Griffith ’06 is a Public
                                           the Skadden-Arps Washington,         ’05 is a 1st Grade Teacher at
Kara Albert ’04 and Lauren                                                                                                 Relations Intern with Fleishman-
                                           DC office.                           Barkers Mill Elementary in
Humphrey ’03. The couple                                                                                                   Hillard, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.
                                                                                Clarksville, TN.
resides in Dallas, TX where                Brett Krautmann ’05 is a
                                                                                                                           Ginger Hilpipre ’06 married
Raymer is a 3rd Grade Teacher at           Representative with Depuy/           Keven Barger ’06 is a 5th Grade
                                                                                                                           Michael Pugliese on January 7,
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic                Johnson and Johnson and resides      Teacher at Eugene (MO)
                                                                                                                           2006 on Castle Rock Beach, out-
School.                                    in Jefferson City, MO.               Elementary School.
                                                                                                                           side of Dunsborough, Western
                                           Michael Lynn ’05 is a                Colby Beal ’06 has signed to               Australia. The couple resides in
                                           Computer Programmer and              play football with the Berlin              Perth, Western Australia. Hilpipre
                                           Database Administrator with          Rebels in Germany’s second                 is a Virology Laboratory
                                           USAble Life in Little Rock, AR.      league. Beal was a three-time all-         Technician at Princess Margaret
                                                                                conference defensive back and an           Hospital for Women and
                                           Amy Mengel ’05 is pursuing a
                                                                                all-conference punt returner for           Children.
                                           Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at
                                                                                Westminster. Beal is the third
                                           the University of Arkansas in                                                   Dane Johnson ’06 is attending
                                                                                Westminster football player to
                                           Little Rock.                                                                    the University of Missouri-Kansas
                                                                                play in Germany.
                                           Dustin Moyer ‘05 married                                                        City School of Law.
                                                                                Josh Beck ’06 is a Product
Melissa (Raymer) ’04 and John Vollbrecht   Mandy Lock on January 7, 2006                                                   Andrea Long ’06 is pursuing a
                                                                                Specialist in Insurance Marketing
Sara Weir ’04 graduated with a             in Lamar, MO. The couple resides                                                Master’s of Health Administration
                                                                                with Edward Jones in St. Louis,
Master’s in Public Policy and              in Columbia, MO. Moyer com-                                                     (MHA) at Missouri State
Management from Carnegie                   pleted the MU Law Enforcement                                                   University.
Mellon University in December              Training Institute at the            Jason Chacko ’06 has been
                                                                                                                           Jenna Manning ’06 is a Tax
2005. She is now a Senior                  University of Missouri-Columbia      accepted into the Medical
                                                                                                                           Associate with KPMG, LLP in
Management Analyst for                     and works for the Columbia           Sciences program at the
                                                                                                                           McLean, VA. Manning is pursuing
BearingPoint, Inc. in its Public           Police Department.                   University of Arkansas in Little
                                                                                                                           a Masters of Science in Taxation
Services (Homeland Security)                                                    Rock.
                                           Alex Rouggly ’05 is a PE/Health                                                 at American University in
industry in Washington, DC.                Teacher and Assistant Coach for      Chris Collins ’06 has been                 Washington, DC.
Mike Woodall ’04 was promot-               varsity football and baseball in     presented the “Junior” Boyd
                                                                                                                           Daniel Mensah-Boateng ’06 is
ed to First Lieutenant on January          the Hillsboro R-3 School District.   Memorial Award, which is
                                                                                                                           pursuing a Doctor of Dental
16, 2006. Woodall is currently                                                  presented each year to a senior
                                           Nate Sappington ’05 works in                                                    Medicine through the College of
stationed at Camp Stryker, Iraq.                                                multiple-sport student-athlete.
                                           Auto Medical Payment Claims for                                                 Dentistry at the University of
                                                                                Collins, from Arnold, Missouri,
Kristen Blanchard ’05 is the               Shelter Insurance in Columbia,                                                  Nebraska in Lincoln.
                                                                                is a member of the football and
Assistant Scheduler for Missouri           MO.
                                                                                baseball teams and has graduated           Michael Ornburn ’06 is
Governor Matt Blunt in Jefferson           Sarah Schieffler ’05 is a 5th        with a degree in business adminis-         pursuing a Masters Degree in
City, MO.                                  Grade Teacher at Longview Farm       tration with a concentration in            Biomedical Sciences at
Jeff Davidson ’05 is a                     Elementary in Lee’s Summit, MO.      marketing. Collins played tight            Midwestern University in
Management Trainee with UMB                Christopher Tate ’05 is pursu-       end and fullback in football,              Downers Grove, IL.
Bank in Kansas City, MO.                   ing a Masters in International       rushing for one touchdown and
                                                                                                                           Marcie McCauslin ’06 is a
                                           Development at Brandeis              receiving one touchdown pass,
Martha Davis ’05 is pursuing a                                                                                             Management Trainee with Hy-
                                           University in Boston, MA.            but his value to the team was
Master's in Public Administration,                                                                                         Vee, Inc.
                                                                                blocking. In baseball, Collins was
specializing in public policy,             Cassie Tritthart ’05 is an           the starting catcher and earned            Catie Vogeding ’06 is attending
through the University of                  Associate Youth Minister with        first-team all-conference honors.          law school at St. Louis University.
Missouri-Columbia full-time                First Christian Church in            This year Collins batted .301 and
evening program.                           Fredonia, KS.                        led the team with 20 walks.

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Julie Williamson ’06 is study-       Kappa Alpha Theta is the                 Pauline “Polly” Scott of               and provided pro bono legal serv-
ing counseling in the Masters in     2005-06 winner of the English            Tucson, AZ on October 17, 2005.        ice in the Office of Emergency
Education program at the             Cup Award for the highest overall        Scott was the Beta Theta Pi            Relief during WWII. Dahman
University of Missouri-Columbia.     grades.                                  housemother from 1972-78.              practiced law in St. Louis for 60
                                                                                                                     years, including 42 years as the
Joshua Young ’06 is an Account       Kappa Alpha Order is the                 Henry Warrington “Warry”
                                                                                                                     City Attorney for Glendale, MO.
Manager with Aetna, Inc. in          2005-06 winner of the Drosten            Williams of Fulton, MO on May
                                                                                                                     Dahman championed laws to pre-
Houston, TX.                         Cup for outstanding community            21, 2006. Williams taught Biology
                                                                                                                     serve the lakes in Frankfort, MI
                                     service.                                 at Westminster from 1964-2000.
Swanzy Essien ’07 is the 2006                                                                                        and served as President of the
                                                                              Over his career he was honored
Emerson Fellow. Essien will be       Congratulations to the 2006-                                                    Congregational Summer Assembly
                                                                              twice as Favorite Professor of the
working with the Friends of the      07 Skulls of Seven: Baby                                                        in Frankfort. He enjoyed sailing,
                                                                              Year. Several alumni commented
World Food Program in                Skull Kate Sickendick, Joey                                                     flying, tennis and traveled the
                                                                              that he was a “great teacher” and
Washington, DC.                      Eichacker, Anthony George,                                                      world.
                                                                              that “he was well respected and
                                     Jeremy Huelsing, Lauren
Josh Harlow ’07 is the recipient                                              liked by students”. Besides teach-     Parks T. Stillwell ’38 of
                                     Pilgram, Maggie Thiel and
of the 2006 John M. Cave Award.                                               ing students at Westminster,           Glendale, CA on November 5,
                                     Grand Marshal Herschel
The award is given to an                                                      Williams also enjoyed visiting         2005. Stillwell was a member of
outstanding pre-law student.                                                  with local elementary students         the Kappa Alpha Order. Stillwell
Tera Middleton ’07 is the first                                               about science. He taught summers       was a Special Agent for the FBI
recipient of the Gayle Nutting       In Loving Memory                         at Utah State University. Williams
                                                                              was a member of the Fulton
                                                                                                                     and served in the Marine Corps
                                                                                                                     during WWII. He practiced law in
Miranti Memorial Award for           They were our classmates, our friends,
Classical Studies. This award was    brothers and sisters. Together we        School Board for nine years, and       the San Fernando Valley until
established in the memory of         remember those who shared their lives    one of the original board of direc-    1951, when he was elected Justice
                                     with us and left behind hearts full of   tors of Callaway Family Medical        of the Peace. He became a mem-
Gayle Miranti, wife of Joe
                                     precious memories.                       Care, now Callaway Physicians.         ber of the Municipal Court bench
Miranti ’72 and mother of Pam
’02 and Pete ’04 Miranti, and is                                                                                     in 1952 when San Fernando was
awarded to an upper level student    Andrew S. Glaze of St. Joseph,                                                  made a part of the Los Angeles
who is studying the classics.        MO on April 19, 2006. Glaze was                                                 Judicial District, and served as
                                     a Lifetime Trustee and member of                                                Presiding Judge until 1960.
Emily Powell ’07 is the 2006         the Friends of the Winston                                                      Stillwell was appointed to the
recipient of the Winston             Churchill Memorial and Library.                                                 Superior Court bench in 1961 and
Churchill Award for Leadership &     His son, Bob Glaze ’75, is a                                                    retired in 1978. He then became
Service.                             Westminster graduate. Glaze                                                     an Arbitrator, working on a
Laurel Ryan ’07 is a 2006-07         frequently attended alumni                                                      number of Hollywood celebrities’
recipient of the Vernon W. Piper     luncheons in St. Joseph. Glaze                                                  disputes before retiring perma-
Scholarship. Ryan will be studying   was a Builder, Developer,                     Warry Williams                    nently in 1994.
at the L’Universite Catholic de      President and General Manager of                                                David F. Orwig ’39 of Kirkwood,
                                                                              Colonel George J. Kitto ’34
L'Ouest in Angers, France.           Glaze Construction Management                                                   MO on December 26, 2005. Orwig
                                                                              of Chester, VA on April 19, 2006.
                                     and President of Glaze Properties                                               was a member of Delta Tau Delta.
Brianna Andrade ’08 is the                                                    Kitto served in six campaigns in
                                     Inc.                                                                            He served as a US Navy officer
2006-07 recipient of the                                                      WWII and was part of major
Cranshaw Scholarship. Andrade        Dr. David D. March of                    combat operations from 1950-52.        and pilot in WWII. He was Vice
will be studying at the University   Kirksville, MO on December 19,           His numerous awards and decora-        President of the spice division for
of Wales in Swansea.                 2005. March was a faculty                tions include the Silver Star,         Forbes Tea & Coffee Co., St. Louis,
                                     member at Westminster from               Bronze Star with “V” device, the       and founded Spicecraft, Inc. in
Ashton Ellett ’08 is the 2006-07                                                                                     1962. Orwig served as an elder of
                                     1948-56. March authored the              Purple Heart and the Bolivian
recipient of the McFarland Family                                                                                    the First Presbyterian Church of
                                     two-volume History of Missouri           Condor of the Andes. He served
Scholarship.                                                                                                         Kirkwood and was a member of
                                     published in 1967, and wrote a           in many non-combat roles such
Godsway Sappor ’08 is a              number of articles on Missouri           as an Intelligence Officer for G-1     the Missouri Athletic Club and
2006-07 recipient of the Vernon      history. He was active in the            in Alaska, Operations Officer for      Treecourt Swim Club.
W. Piper Scholarship. Sappor is      Missouri Advisory Council of             the US Military District for           Dr. Thomas S. Shuttee ’39 of
planning to pursue study abroad      Historic Preservation and the            Missouri-Illinois and Military         Parker, FL on December 28, 2005.
options in Spain.                    Adair County Historical Society,         Attaché Officer for the US Army        Shuttee was a member of Beta
                                     the State Historical Society of          Mission in Bolivia during the          Theta Pi. He earned a Master’s
Delta Tau Delta is the 2006
                                     Missouri and Preservation                span of his 30 year military career.   degree in education of the deaf at
recipient of the E.C. Henderson
                                     Missouri.                                                                       Gallaudet College in Washington,
Award for contributions to the                                                William H. Dahman ’37 of St.
Callaway County United Way           Paul W. Rawlings of Fulton,              Louis, MO on February 28, 2006.        DC in 1940. He served in the
campaign.                            MO on February 9, 2006.                  He graduated from the University       United States Air Force. Shuttee
                                     Rawlings retired in 1986 as the          of Michigan School of Law in           pursued a career in dentistry. He
                                     head of the maintenance depart-          1940. He served in the US Army         then continued his military career
                                     ment at Westminster.

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for another 26 years, retiring as a   Sales Representative for              Veterinary Medicine in 1986.             Edward M. “Bud” Cox Jr. ’51
Lieutenant Colonel in June 1967.      Construction Specialty Sales.         Buckner loved working on cars            of Prairie Village, KS on February
He was a member of the                Fitzgerrell was an avid sportsman     and model airplanes and                  25, 2006. Cox was a member of
American Dental Association,          who loved hunting, bass fishing       spending time with his family.           Beta Theta Pi. He served 4 years in
Fellow American College Dentists,     and playing golf. Of all his                                                   the US Navy before attending
                                                                            C. Henry Lasley ’47 of South
PSI Omega Fraternity and the          passions, he loved to sing karaoke                                             Westminster. Cox was a Financial
                                                                            Pasadena, FL on July 16, 2005.
Masonic Lodge.                        with his friends more than                                                     Investment Advisor for over 50
                                                                            Lasley was a member of Beta
                                      anything.                                                                      years where he worked for Barrett
John J. Cole ’40 of St. Louis,                                              Theta Pi. He was a WWII and
                                                                                                                     Fitch, North, G.H. Walker,
MO on March 27, 2006. Cole            John W. “Jack” Brunner ’45            Korean War Navy veteran and
                                                                                                                     Shearson Lehman, American
was a member of Beta Theta Pi.        of Chesterfield, MO on January 2,     worked as a certified property
                                                                                                                     Express and Smith Barney. He was
During WWII, Cole joined the FBI      2006. Brunner was a member of         manager and real estate appraiser
                                                                                                                     a member of the Country Club
and served for four years as a        Beta Theta Pi. He served in the       in the St. Petersburg area.
                                                                                                                     Christian Church and the Kansas
Special Agent, working on anti-       China-Burma and India Theater
                                                                            Reynolds S. Hamlin ’48 of                City Country Club where he was
communist and foreign espionage       of Operations during WWII.
                                                                            Washington, MO on March 23,              an avid golfer who achieved two
investigations in New York. In        Brunner was the former chairman
                                                                            2006. Hamlin was a member of             holes in one.
1956, Cole became Chairman of         of St. Louis-based Vi-Jon
                                                                            Delta Tau Delta. Hamlin was a US
the St. Louis County Board of         Laboratories, Inc. and a leader in                                             Frank T. Armstrong Jr. ’52 of
                                                                            Army WWII veteran, a member of
Election Commissioners. Under         the private label health and beau-                                             Clayton, MO on March 3, 2006.
                                                                            VFW Post 2661 and American
his leadership, voting machines       ty care industry. In retirement, he                                            Armstrong was a member of Phi
                                                                            Legion Post 218. He was a retired
were first used in St. Louis          focused on overseeing the Vi-Jon                                               Delta Theta, Alpha Phi Omega
                                                                            Field Representative with the
County. Cole was a Trial Attorney     Foundation, which supported                                                    and the Skulls of Seven. He served
                                                                            Missouri Social Services Department.
and Partner in the law firm of        numerous education efforts,                                                    with the Army Corps of Engineers
Armstrong Teasdale, LLP. He was a     including scholarships for            Dr. John H. Gross ’49 of                 in WWII. He taught history for
fellow in the American College of     employees’ children.                  Rockport, TX on December 8,              three years at what is now
Trial Lawyers and a member of                                               2005. Gross was a WWII Army              Lindenwood University before
the American Bar Association                                                veteran having fought in France,         joining the Clayton district.
Committee of Federal Regulation                                             Germany and Belgium from 1942-           Armstrong devoted 30 years to
of Securities and the Task Force                                            46. He graduated from St. Louis          Clayton High School, where he
on Arbitration Procedure.                                                   University School of Medicine in         taught history and helped estab-
                                                                            1952. Gross was one of the first         lish the radio station. He was also
Charles P. Hoffman ’40 of
                                                                            full-time emergency room physi-          a longtime coach for water polo,
Olathe, KS on June 27, 2004.
                                                                            cians in the state of Illinois at        diving and swimming teams,
Hoffman was a member of the
                                                                            Memorial Hospital in Springfield         instructing many All-Americans
                                                                            where he worked for 23 years.            and nationally ranked divers in
                                            Jack Brunner ’45
Milton Tootle IV ’42 of                                                                                              his career. He continued to coach
                                                                            George E. Thurgate ’50 of
Edmonds, WA on March 23, 2006.        Ralph G. Buckner DVM ’47                                                       diving at Mary Institute and St.
                                                                            Leawood, KS on April 25, 2006.
Tootle was a member of Phi Delta      of Stillwater, OK on December 29,                                              Louis Country Day School after
                                                                            Prior to college, Thurgate was a
Theta. He served in the US Navy       2005. Buckner was a member of                                                  he retired from teaching in 1992.
                                                                            member of the Army Air Corps
from 1941-45 as a Naval Aviator       Beta Theta Pi and was in the                                                   Armstrong and his wife Joyce
                                                                            where he flew B-17s. He was a
and Lieutenant. Tootle was award-     Honor Guard for Winston                                                        organized the Hi-Pointe
                                                                            Beta Theta Pi. During the Korean
ed the Navy Cross for combat          Churchill’s visit in 1946. He                                                  Improvement Association to
                                                                            War, Thurgate was recalled and
action in the Battle of Midway        served in the US Air Corps as a                                                encourage improvements in the
                                                                            served as Captain in the Air Force.
and was credited with saving the      pilot and lieutenant during                                                    Clayton neighborhood where
                                                                            He was adjutant of the 10th
carrier USS Yorktown, which was       WWII. Buckner received his                                                     they lived for 45 years.
                                                                            Liaison Squadron and flew many
under attack by Japanese aircraft.    doctor of veterinary medicine         hazardous missions, for which he         John C. Betz ’52 of Deephaven,
Professionally, Tootle led a long     degree from Kansas State              received the Air Medal. Thurgate         MN on April 22, 2006. Betz was a
career as a banker and civic leader   University in 1956. He was an         was a Manufacturer’s Representative      member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
in St. Joseph, MO.                    Assistant Professor at Oklahoma       and spent many years working for         and played tennis at Westminster.
Renyer L. Fitzgerrell ’44 of          State University Veterinary           Arrow Shirts in Honolulu, HI.            His brother Charles ’56 is also a
Inverness, FL on February 2, 2006.    Medical Clinic. Buckner had one                                                Westminster alumnus.
                                      of only two hemophilia colonies       John R. Veitch ’50 of Wheat
Fitzgerrell was a member of Phi
                                      of beagles in the nation. He also     Ridge, CO on April 30, 2006.             John H. Witt ’52 of College
Delta Theta and the track team.
                                      served as an Adjunct Professor for    Veitch was a member of the               Station, TX on May 6, 2006.
He was a pilot in the Navy during
                                      the Oklahoma University medical       Kappa Alpha Order. He was a              Witt served for two years with the
WWII. Fitzgerrell spent a long
                                      school. He received many educa-       retired Vice President of Sales          Marines in Guam before coming
career as an executive with Lily
                                      tional awards throughout his          with Amity Leather. His twin             to Westminster, where he was a
Tulip Cup Corp. in Springfield,
                                      career and retired as head of small   brother Bill Veitch ’49 and              member of Phi Gamma Delta.
MO and New York. He moved to
                                      animal medicine at OSU                nephews, David ’73 and Scott             Starting as a car salesman in New
Fort Lauderdale, FL and was a
                                                                            ’86, are also Westminster alumni.        Mexico, he became a successful

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business owner who participated      James L. Dalton ’58 of Poplar         in the Air Force Reserves and was
in several dealerships in New        Bluff, MO on January 11, 2006.        a member of Temple B’nai
Mexico and Texas. Witt helped        Dalton was a member of Beta           Jehudah. Rose had many hobbies

                                                                                                                   ALUMNI WEEKEND 2007
build Friendly Chevrolet into one    Theta Pi and ran track. Dalton        including art, music, photogra-
of the largest dealerships in the    taught Language Arts at the           phy, wine making, gardening,
country and retired from the car     Poplar Bluff Junior High School       WWII history and fishing.

                                                                                                                                             April 20 – 22, 2007
business in the early 1980s. Witt    for 25 years. He was a member of
                                                                           David S. Dysart ’63 of
was president of the North Dallas    the Missouri National Education
                                                                           Washington, MO on March 15,
Chamber of Commerce in 1964-         Association, the Friends of the
                                                                           2006. Dysart was an Eagle Scout
65. Witt also formed a real estate   Poplar Bluff Public Library, the
                                                                           and served in the Marine Corps.
investment business. His ventures    First Presbyterian Church in
                                                                           He was a Manufacturer’s
included partnerships in restau-     Poplar Bluff and a former board
                                                                           Representative, working for the
rants in Dallas and Houston.         member of the Margaret Harwell
                                                                           O’Fallon Co. and Dysart &
                                     Art Museum.
Dr. James D. Mankin ’55 of                                                 Associates.
Topeka, KS on December 17,           Lt. Col. Overton H. “Mac”
                                                                           Bruce M. Edwards ’63 of
2005. Mankin was a member of         McCullough ’59 of Raleigh, NC
                                                                           Oklahoma City, OK on April 19,
Delta Tau Delta. Mankin graduated    on December 16, 2005.
                                                                           2006. Edwards was a member of
from the University of Missouri at   McCullough was a member of
                                                                           Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Kansas City School of Dentistry in   Beta Theta Pi. He joined the US
1959, and received a Masters in      Army after graduating and earned      William G. Bridgeman ’64 of
Public Health from the University    his Masters Degree from Michigan      Cape Girardeau, MO on April 5,
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill     State University in Criminal          2005. Bridgeman was a humor
in 1969. He served two years as a    Justice. During his 22 years in the   greeting card writer, spending 24
Captain in the Dental Corps of       Army, McCullough was stationed        years with Hallmark Cards in

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the US Air Force from 1959-1961      in Hawaii, Panama, California,        Kansas City, MO. He was a found-
and was stationed in Japan.          Colorado, North Carolina,             ing member of Heroes of Golf
Mankin entered Public Health         Georgia, Michigan and Kentucky        Society, a ragtag band of hackers
Dentistry after having a private     as well as serving his country in     affectionately known as HOGS.
practice in Jefferson City, MO. He   Vietnam. He retired from the          Martin D. Sims ’70 of St. Louis,
served five years with the Kansas    Army in 1982 as a Lieutenant          MO on April 27, 2006.
Dept. of Health as Assistant         Colonel. He then enjoyed a two
Director of the Dental Division;     decade-long career in aviation,       Philip M. “Monty” Smith IV
he then served as Director of the    piloting for Emory, United Postal     ’73 of Williamsburg, MO on
Division from 1968 until his         Services and UPS and most recent-     December 7, 2005. Smith was a
retirement in 1992.                  ly was working as an independent      member of Phi Kappa Psi. Smith
                                     pilot for corporate executives.       received a Bachelor’s in Architecture
Dennis D. Wilhelmi ‘56 of St.                                              from the University of Kansas in
Louis, MO on March 23, 2003.         Arthur C. Opitz Jr. ’59 of            1986 and was pursuing a Master’s
Wilhelmi was a member of Kappa       Peoria, IL on January 20, 2006.       in Historic Preservations at the
Alpha.                               Opitz was a member of Phi             University of Missouri, during
                                     Gamma Delta.                          which time he studied abroad in
James G. Gregory ’57 of
O’Fallon, MO on December 28,         Henry H. Durst ’61 of Fulton,         England, Ireland and Portugal.
2005. Gregory was a member of        MO on January 31, 2006. Durst         Smith worked as a Historic
Beta Theta Pi and played basket-     was an Engineer at Columbia           Preservationist for FEMA after
ball and baseball. Gregory earned    Regional Hospital retiring in         the 1993 flood throughout the
his law degree from Southern         2001. He enjoyed trout fishing,       Mississippi River floodplain
Methodist University in Dallas,      tying flies, hunting, gardening,      region. His was a skilled watercol-
where he practiced law for nearly    and native Missouri plants.           or artist with works in rural
10 years. Gregory was the                                                  landscapes, wildlife and European
                                     Joel S. Rose ’62 of Leawood, KS
Mongtomery County Prosecutor                                               architecture.
                                     on April 4, 2006. Rose was a
from 1971-76 and was a criminal
                                     member of Beta Theta Pi. A life-
defense and corporate law attor-
                                     long resident of the Kansas City
ney in St. Charles county through                                              All alumni class notes
                                     area, Rose worked for Midwest
the early 1990s. In 1994, Gregory
                                     Bolt and Supply, Inc., a family           received after 5/15/06
joined the St. Charles County
                                     business, and then started his
prosecutor’s office and was the                                                will appear in the next
                                     own manufacturing business,
First Assistant Prosecutor at the
                                     Golconda Screw, Inc. Rose was the          edition of Leadership.
time of his death.
                                     holder of two patents. He served

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