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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.