John Rogers ’59 served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a full Colonel in 1989. He attended primary pilot training at Williams AFB, receiving his wings in 1964. He spent a year in South Vietnam, 1969-1970. Throughout his career, he flew transport-type aircraft including the C-124 Globemaster, and the C-141 Starlifter.
Today, John is the President of the United Samaritans Foundation and The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation. He continues to fly as a charter pilot.
During the past two decades, Col. Rogers and his wife June and the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation have transformed the lives of more than 220 students through the Mary Stuart Rogers Endowed Scholarship and the Raymond M. Alf Peccary Society Chair. Since it began in 1995, the Rogers Scholar Program has grown from 6 to more than 20 students each year.
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.