On This Day: April 27, 2017 We Remember Al Hastings '42
Alfred B. Hastings, Jr. ’ 42 dedicated his life to The Webb Schools for over 50 years, including serving as Chairman of the Board for four years and trustee for 38 years. Al was a leader who not only committed his time and expertise, but was also a generous donor over the course of his lifetime.
Of his many important contributions, Al is most remembered for being an early proponent of establishing the Vivian Webb School: upon headmaster Stephen Longley’s untimely passing in 1979, it was his Stephen’s wife Ann who became the founding headmistress of Vivian Webb School. In addition to this, Al was always a fierce proponent of growing Webb’s endowment; he established the Lluella Morey Murphy Endowment in support of student scholarships for this purpose. Indeed, per Thompson Webb himself, Al was of “an exceedingly fine character, dependable, trustworthy, and conscientious… of ability and… sure to measure up to any trust placed upon him.” And he did. A true principe non homines.
Today, The Hastings Society serves to honor our dear friend Al, who passed away April 27, 2012. Alumni, parents, and friends who make a contribution to support Webb for three or more consecutive fiscal years become Hastings Society members. Membership is sustained as long as you continue to renew your support each year. For additional information on how you can become a member of The Hastings Society, contact Rose Gonzalez at (909) 482-5267 or email@example.com.
Join the conversation. The Spring/Summer issue of WEBB Magazine is in the mail and on its way to you. In it we explore Webb’s new innovative curriculum—an educational experience being talked about across the country. From the newly invigorated core curriculum that includes The American Idea and Evolutionary Biology, to the ONLY AT WEBB series of Honors and Advanced Studies courses featuring Advanced Studies in Biotechnology and Honors Ethics & Modern Global Affairs—the Webb program is engaging students in field study and independent research work like never before.
The Webb Schools is pleased to offer a live stream for both the Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California Commencement Ceremonies on June 2, 2018. The events are available below, and will be concurrently streaming on Webb's Facebook page as well as the schools' Livestream.com page.
While the tickets to see the upcoming production of Les Misérables sold out in a matter of minutes, The Webb Schools is pleased to announce a livestream of the Friday May 18th performance will be available on the school's website and Facebook page. The performance will begin at 7:00pm PDT.
Webb swimmers finished their 2018 season in championship style last week. The rundown: two days, two proud coaches (Ken Rosenfeld & Tom Jurczak), seven broken/re-broken school records, and one Vivian Webb CIF champion (the first individual swimming CIF champion in VWS history)!