A tremendous thank you to the parents and family members who attended Parents Weekend 2018. The faculty and staff enjoyed having you on campus for classroom visits, athletic events, information sessions and more. More than 350 parents came for the weekend activities, representing eight countries including Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom, as well as nine states (Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Utah).
Parents Weekend highlights include the Thursday night reception at Elvira's restaurant, hosted by the Affiliates of Webb. Friday day included breakfast and lunch in Price Dining Hall, classroom visits and information sessions on financial aid and the spring/summer travel opportunities. On Friday evening, parents and faculty gathered for the annual Affiliates Benefit on the lower field. This fun-filled casual evening included delicious food and drinks from local restaurants, silent and live auctions, and a live band. Saturday morning started with a breakfast by advisory group and finished with panels for freshmen/sophomore parents and junior/senior parents.
Looking ahead...Parents Weekend 2019 is scheduled for October 4-5, 2019. Save the Date!
More than 250 alumni, faculty and friends returned to campus, flying in from China, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom and 22 different states. It was good to have everyone back, and we enjoyed seeing the campus alive with visitors.
John Stuver ’89 has been accepted into the sound branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has been fortunate to work on a lot of great movies, but among the highlights was getting to do the last two James Bond films, Skyfall and Spectre, the first of which won the Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
“The process of finding the right college is more often than not riddled with anxiety for both students and their families. It is paradoxically both increasingly complex and more streamlined than ever. Technology allows students to simply add multiple colleges to the Common Application with a few clicks. And yet the convenience doesn’t reflect the intricate web of criteria that factor into applying to one college over another.”
So opens the feature to our recent issue of WEBB Magazine. Reported and written by Christopher Michno, the piece delves into the myths and truths intertwined in the college admission process. He also offers up a series of personal success stories from recent Webb alumni now thriving at Stanford, Columbia, UC Berkeley and beyond. Part two follows young alumni who chose colleges related to their avocations—like art, business, engineering and others. The feature photography is done by Elisa Ferrari and focuses on the beautiful and varied architecture of the Claremont Colleges.