In the first of many graduation traditions, seniors gathered in Hooper Student Center on April 17 for The Webb Schools' annual Senior Dinner.
When the 93 members of the Class of 2019 graduate on June 1, they will become a part of the Webb alumni community. The Senior Dinner is held each year to welcome seniors into to the community of over 4,500 alumni worldwide.
Upon walking into Hooper Student Center, seniors found dozens of photos from their Webb experience on each table. Students searched for pictures of Theme Nights, freshman retreats and time spent on campus that had been captured by Webb photographer Scott Nichols and faculty over the years. Then students sat down with a plate of tacos catered by The Corner Butcher Shop, owned by Webb parent John Fuelling P ’11 ’15 ’17.
Members of the Alumni Council were in attendance to welcome the graduating class. Alumni Council President Doug Gregg ’66 and Member at Large Coleen Martinez ’86 gave a presentation on the Webb alumni network before showing a video that featured advice from alumni for the graduating class.
At the conclusion of the dinner, Alumni Council members presented each senior with a mug and a WSC tie or VWS scarf to take with them when they leave campus. Click here to see more photos.
S. David Webb '53, PhD, a member of The Webb Schools' founding family, passed away on September 12, 2019. Webb was a Distinguished Research Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a Distinguished Research Professor of Zoology and Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was also a past President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. In 2010 Webb was the keynote speaker at the Alf Museum's annual Peccary Society Dinner. Please read more about Webb's long and storied life and career in the remembrance offered by the Florida Museum.
One of the best ways to fully appreciate a Webb education is to look at the lives and achievements of our alumni. Each year, we honor a group of alumni for their accomplishments since graduation and pay tribute to their continued commitment to the mission and success of Webb. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who reflect the character and leadership qualities developed at Webb.
Thank you to the 1,500 alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents and friends who enabled Webb to end the 2018-19 Webb Fund year successfully on June 30. Your generosity helped The Webb Fund to raise over $1.9 million, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $7.9 million, including 13 new estate gifts, which has become an ever-increasing and important part of our advancement program. Over 799 alumni, spanning nine decades, participated with gifts received from nearly every class between 1937 and 2018. Thank you for your contributions!
The Los Angeles Timesput together a dreamy four hour itinerary in the "City of Trees and PhDs." A destination it brands "delightfully smart,"is highlighted in a wonderful gallery of 20 photographs. Included in the piece are links to both The Webb Schools and the Alf Museum. Again, read more in the LATimes about the place Sunset Magazine labelled in 2016 "the best suburb in the West." Claremont--Home of The Webb Schools!
Vivian Webb cross country runner, Lily Miller ’21, is on a winning streak this week with two wins in her last two races. Webb’s cross country teams are noted for their exceptionalism. The Vivian Webb team is four-year San Joaquin League Champions and their teammates in Webb School of California have won a League Championship five years in a row. Lily was named Runner of the Year two years in a row and broke her own school record in the 1600m last season on the track team.