R. Larry Ashton '70, Chairman, Raymond M. Alf Musuem of Paleontology
Larry Ashton ’70 is an active and notable alumnus of the Class of 1970. An avid Peccary Man and great enthusiast of Ray Alf, Larry first met Ray when his summer peccary trip groups would shop at the Ashton store in Vernal, Utah. These meetings led the Ashtons to send their two boys, Larry ’70 and Michael ’67, to Webb. Larry joined the Alf Museum board in 1999 and was elected chairman in 2002. As chairman, there is never a moment when Larry is not promoting the Museum. He has shepherded the Alf Museum through national re-accreditation, major exhibit hall renovations, and capital campaigns. He is also a member of the Webb Board of Trustees.
After graduating from Webb, Larry received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He is currently Manager of Star Investment Company, LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his wife, Alicia, are stalwart supporters of the Museum and the Schools and work tirelessly on behalf of both.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, writer Jeffrey Selingo dives into the argument many economists, educators, and work-force development professionals are making today--our education in early life does not seem sufficient for the needs of our 21st century economy. The third wave, as he describes, will be one of continual training and education and retraining. Read more in The Atlantic.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.