On April 26, the Alumni Council hosted the annual Senior Dinner in honor of the Class of 2017. President Rahmi Mowjood '90, Council members, faculty and staff were on hand to enthusiastically welcome the future graduates into the Webb alumni community. Highlights included hundreds of photographs shared on each table showing freshmen through senior year, and a Taco Bar catered by Webb parent John Fuelling of The Corner Butcher.
Council President Mowjood encouraged the seniors to stay in touch after graduation, sharing college updates and informing Webb about life changing events. He introduced Laura Wensley, Lexus Beaman ’08, and Rose Gonzalez of the Alumni Office to the graduating class, who can be valuable resources in getting connected to the network of Webb alums across the country and the world. Available to fellow Webbies as resources, the alumni network can assist college students with internship and job opportunities. President Mowjood also promoted Webb's social media networks (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) as excellent ways to keep updated on school and alumni news.
Also present were Dwight Morgan '65, Whitney Wharton ’05, Doug Gregg ‘66, Coleen Martinez '86 and Janel Henriksen Hastings '87 of the Alumni Council, as well as faculty advisors Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell, Geoffrey Owers, Brendan Beikmann, Bana Dahi, Rick Duque, Melanie Bauman, Michael Szanyi, Melissa Blomberg, Howard Kalter, and Dr. Theresa Smith.
The evening concluded with the Alumni Council presenting the Class of 2017 with a special gift: a Class of 2017 mug filled with a Webb scarf (young ladies) or a Webb tie (young men).
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.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
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.