Dear ,

Hope I will see you October 16 & 17 at Homecoming here on campus! It will be a great time – all made better if YOU attend.

I’d like to share with you some recent and exciting news from Westmont, our alma mater.

I will say this – it really is “odd” driving and walking about campus right now. Basically from Voskuyl Library down to the track, and around Deane Hall, it really has a different feel and look than when we arrived the fall of ’80. I am sure it will not be as much of a “shock to my senses” when all is completed. But you will be impressed by what you see.

The class of 2013 has arrived in time to witness the completion of the first new building on campus since 1985. Campus planners, friends, and Westmont alumni saw the first fruits of their hard work when, on September 10, they watched the College’s Keck Telescope being lowered into the metallic dome at the new observatory. Students will start attending classes at the yet-to-be-named observatory in January, and the telescope will be available for public viewing at Homecoming on Friday, October 16.


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The completion of the observatory marks a milestone in Westmont’s master plan construction. The observatory is the first of many new buildings that current and future Westmont students will enjoy, and I would like to thank all Westmont alumni for your prayers and support as the College has striven to reach this goal. Read more about the new observatory and the Keck Telescope. You can also see photos and follow construction progress.

I’d also like to share with you some news about an impressive exhibition at Westmont’s Reynolds Art Gallery. “Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings” will be on display until Saturday, October 31. Reynolds Gallery and Director Judy L. Larson invite visitors to view the 36 etchings from the John Villarino Collection. I hope you will be able to join us for Homecoming weekend on October 16 and 17 and to view this special exhibition at Westmont.

RSVP for 25th Reunion Dinner: If you have not done so already, PLEASE send in your rsvp for our dinner. The college pays for you and your spouse/significant other to attend. A nice, sit-down dinner and entertainment for free? C’mon, you know you want to be there. But it would be a huge help if we could plan for just how many of you we need to feed! I need to know NO LATER THAN October 1. Please RSVP to alumni@westmont.edu with your name and name of guest, or you can email me at dmac13@cox.net with the same information. You know how it feels to plan a dinner party and all of the sudden a few extra people turn up that you did not plan for. You need to then embarrass them and have them at the kiddie table.

Please join us for Homecoming Weekend on October 16 and 17. I look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
David C. MacCulloch

P.S. Have you moved lately? Had a child? Changed jobs? Gotten married? Update your profile on Westmont’s Alumni Directory and stay in touch with your classmates!