Alumni Spotlight Blog

The Alumni Spotlight features the latest updates and Class NewsNotes. Please share your news with us at alumni@webb.org.

News

  • Sad News about Chris Bradford '79

    January 8, 2016

    The Alumni Office is sad to share the news of Chris Bradford '79s passing on December 21, 2015. Chris was 54.

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  • Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong '93 Appointed to Judgeship

    November 20, 2015

    California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong ’93 to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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  • Jawbone's UP3 on Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

    November 6, 2015

    Hosain Rahman ’93, founder and CEO of Jawbone, received an early holiday present from media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Jawbone’s UP3 fitness tracker made Oprah’s list of Favorite Things 2015.

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  • Ben Dey '00 Profiled in "Variety"

    October 30, 2015

    Ben Dey ’00 is profiled in Varietys recent story, “Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Agents.” Dey started as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency, one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, in 2004 and is currently a television talent agent with a long roster of A-list clients.

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  • Adrian Hui '15 Published in "The Student Life" Newspaper at Pomona College

    October 30, 2015

    Adrian Hui ’15 was published in The Student Life, the newspaper of the Claremont Colleges. In his article “Finding Friendship in Sports,” Adrian, a freshman at Pomona College, chronicles the ups and downs of his first few months on the swim team and how his mindset has changed since the beginning of the semester.

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  • Jeff Luhnow ’84 and the Houston Astros made a deep run towards the World Series

    October 20, 2015

    Jeff Luhnow ’84 and the Houston Astros made a deep run in the MLB playoffs this season for the first time in ten years.

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  • Gabriel Sanchez '77 Returns to Campus to Coach 1st VWS Golf Team

    September 28, 2015

    Gabriel Sanchez ’77 has returned to Webb to coach the first VWS golf team. While a student at Webb, Coach Sanchez played golf all four years and was captain of the team for three years. This is his second year leading the VWS golf program.

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  • 22 and a Half Minutes with Larry Price '61

    September 23, 2015

    Physicist Larry Price ’61 seeks answers to big questions within the smallest of things. After earning his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1970, he taught physics at Columbia University, where he had previously done postdoctoral work in elementary particle physics. In 1978, he joined Illinois’s Argonne National Laboratory, eventually becoming director of the High Energy Physics Division.

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  • Pascal "Tim" Goddard '67 Receives 2015 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement

    September 16, 2015

    Pascal “Tim” Goddard ’67 received the 2015 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, presented in Chicago by the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association for his work with the Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • Andrew Branscome '61 Passes Away

    September 16, 2015

    We recently learned the sad news that Andrew Branscome ’61 passed away on September 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Devra, and two children, Drew and Emmylou.

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  • Jenn Louis '89 - Chef, Restaurant Owner, and Author

    September 8, 2015

    Jenn Louis '89 has appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and her work has been featured in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit. Louis was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2012, and her sophisticated, seasonally-focused cooking style has earned her nominations as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award of Best Chef: Northwest in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Christina Duron '08 receives Thompson and Vivian Webb Excellence in Teaching Award

    September 3, 2015

    Christina Duron '08 was the 2015 recipient of the Thompson and Vivian Webb Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was given out at the VWS Commencement in May.

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  • American Museum of Natural History Honors Paleontologist Malcolm McKenna '48

    August 31, 2015

    The library of Malcolm McKenna ’48, former Frick Curator of Fossil Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, was as extensive and intricately organized as his ideas and thoughts about the field of paleontology. This past summer, his expansive library collection was donated by his family to the museum, where it is now housed in its own room – The Malcolm C. McKenna Library Collection of the Osborn Library.

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  • Sean James '11 Creates New Code for AutoCAD

    August 28, 2015

    While working as a software engineering intern at Autodesk, Sean James ’11 wrote a new algorithm for rendering circles and arcs in AutoCAD.His new code is now featured in AutoCAD 2016, which began shipping in spring 2015.

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  • 9 Tips for Being Your Own Boss

    August 27, 2015

    Neil Goldman '00 is the founder and CEO of Hotels for Hope, an orgnization that gives to nonprofits that serve children through programs focused on health, education, arts and humanitarian aid. Hotels for Hope is on track to give more than $1M in charitable gifts by 2015!

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  • Mark Shpall '86 Attends Harvard Graduate School of Education's Conference

    August 26, 2015

    In June 2015, Mark Shpall '86 returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Conference "Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership." Mark attended the conference last year, and this summer was invited to co-facilitate a national cohort of Jewish school educators and leaders.

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    Jonathan Kelber '93 & Team are Leaders in Breast Cancer Research

    August 26, 2015

    The results of breast cancer research conducted by Jonathan Kelber ’93 and a team of Cal State Northridge students has been published in the Public Library of Science One journal. Alec Hou ’13 interned in Kelber’s lab during the summer of 2014 through the Webb@Work program and is one of the contributing sources for the article.

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  • Mason Lin '13 Researches "Sports Analytics in Finance"

    August 24, 2015

    Mason Lin ’13 spent his summer on a Davidson Research Initiative project titled “Sports Analytics in Finance.” Closely working with his Davidson advisor, Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science Tim Chartier, Mason wondered if they could approach currency traders with the same analysis as his advisor was approaching athletes using “cluster analysis.”

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  • Dinner with Coach Dan Pride

    August 13, 2015

    Taylor Stockdale met up with former coach Dan Pride for dinner. Also in attendance were faculty members Don Lofgren, Blair Maffris, Rick Duque, and Brian Caldwell.

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  • Michael Heller '76 Named 2014 Photographer of the Year

    August 4, 2015

    The New York Press Association named Michael Heller '76 the 2014 Photographer of the Year for his work with the Sag Harbor Express in Sag Harbor, N.Y. This was the second time in four years that he received the honor.

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