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.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.