Dear Fellow 2009 Westmont Graduates:

As a fellow member of the Class of 2009, I would like to introduce myself to you as your new Class Agent. Westmont and many other highly-rated schools have class agent programs to help alumni from various graduating classes stay in touch, network and unite to support their alma mater.

As your Class Agent, I will:

Since graduation, each of us has begun the first steps of a new life. Whether it be graduate school, applying for a new job, moving to a new city or simply moving back in with your parents, we have all left the familiarity of life as a Westmont student. While each of us eagerly looks forward to what God has planned for us in the future, it is important to reflect upon the past and the one institution which still unities us. I’d like to share with you some recent and exciting news from our alma mater.

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. After watching the beginning stages of construction and hearing about this telescope over our last few months of our college careers, I hope you will consider joining me and the entire Westmont family for this exciting event!

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The completion of this building marks a milestone in Westmont’s master plan construction. The observatory is the first of many new structures 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.

Please join us for our first Homecoming Weekend as graduates on October 16 and17. I look forward to seeing you there!

Carolyn Joens

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!