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.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.