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Fourteen Westminster College Students Named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team

1/3 of the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team is comprised of Westminster students

All eyes on campus will be focused on the 2010 Olympic Games as 14 Westminster students head to Vancouver to compete for the “Gold.” From snowboarding to freestyle skiing, the college will be cheering on these exceptional student-athletes who have been named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have 14 students named to this year’s team,” said Safia Keller, Westminster’s USSA-grant program liaison. “For a college that boasts just over 3,000 students, it’s quite an achievement to have so many phenomenal athletes here.”

One third of the 18-member 2010 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team is comprised of Westminster students.

Our 2010 Winter Olympians include:

Lacy Schnoor (Aerials Women) – Westminster sophomore/marketing major; Hometown: Draper, Utah
Jana Lindsey (Aerials Women) – Westminster sophomore/communication major; Hometown: Blackhawk, South Dakota
Heather McPhie (Moguls Women) – Westminster junior; Hometown: Park City, Utah
Ryan St. Onge (Aerials Men) – Westminster sophomore/business major; Hometown: Winter Park, Colo.
Dylan Ferguson (Aerials Men) – Westminster sophomore; Hometown: Amesbury, Mass.
Bryon Wilson (Moguls Men) – Westminster freshman/art major; Hometown: Butte, Mont.

Cross Country

Liz Stephen (Women) – Westminster freshman; Hometown: East Montepelier, Vt.
Torin Koos (Men) – Westminster Master of Professional Communication graduate; Hometown: Leavenworth, Wash.
Morgan Arritola (Women) – Westminster freshman; Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho

Graham Watanabe – Westminster sophomore/business major; Hometown: Sun Valley, Idaho

Zach Lund – Westminster senior/aviation major; Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Megan McJames – Westminster freshman; Hometown: Park City, Utah
Kaylin Richardson – Westminster freshman; Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Leanne Smith – Westminster sophomore; Hometown: Conway, N.H.

Westminster has more than 35 U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes who attend the college through the Westminster/USSA grant program. Keep updated on progress of these amazing student-athletes at

Scene + Heard

First-Ever Rail Jam at Westminster College

Students competed for cash prizes and swag as they showcased their rail-riding skills

Approximately 40 Westminster students had the chance to showcase their rail-riding skills at the college’s first-ever Rail Jam.

Sponsored by the Associated Students of Westminster College and Galvanic Designs, the inaugural Rail Jam featured Westminster skiers and snowboarders who competed for top prizes in the men’s and women’s categories. Contestants were judged on how well they hit the rail and any tricks.

The Enrollment Report

The Enrollment Report

Statistical information from Admissions and Financial Aid Teams on our pool of prospective students and financial aid awards

Message from Vice President Bauman
A message from Vice President of Enrollment, Joel Bauman.

Recruitment Events
How our enrollment professionals have been spreading the word about Westminster.

Advertising and Marketing
Our latest marketing efforts.

Open Houses
Upcoming open houses and special events.

To see the full report, click here.

Faculty & Staff Achievements

Laura Stusek was chosen as a subject matter expert in a certification at ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor Certification (ACE-GFI) meeting in San Diego.   The focus of this meeting will be to establish criterion-referenced marks for scoring, scaling, and normalizing the certification exams.

Susan Gunter has been invited to participate in Harvard University's celebration of the centennial of William James's death. Her essay on his engagement will be displayed in the exhibition room of the Houghton Library starting August 2010 and will appear in the Fall 2010 issue of the Harvard Library Bulletin.

A sculpture by Dan Byrne was accepted as part of the 17th Annual World of the Wild Art Show at Hogle Zoo. The show will run at the zoo from Jan. 30 thru March 14.



Short Takes

The Westminster College Athletics Department announced they will expand the men's and women's cross country program to include an indoor and outdoor track season starting in the fall of 2010. The program will be under the direction of current cross country head coach Craig Binkley.

"We are very pleased to be adding men's and women's indoor and outdoor track to our athletic program. The addition of track will further enhance our cross country program by increasing competitive opportunities and events for our student-athletes and be attractive to prospective student-athletes", said Shay Wyatt, Westminster College director of Athletics.

Opportunity Quest Business Plan Winners

Westminster College’s Institute for New Enterprise announced MBA student Tommy Aoki as the first place winner of the 2009-2010 Opportunity Quest business plan competition for his company “Wireless Technologies.”  The announcement was made at the third annual awards banquet on January 28 where he received an award check of $5,000.

Westminster’s Opportunity Quest is a campus-wide business plan competition that fosters and promotes business innovation at the university level by giving students a chance to create, develop and present their business ideas in front of a judging panel. Cash prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams during the banquet. 

Aoki’s winning company, Wireless Technologies, is a business that aspires to be a premier retailer of wireless products and services in the Midwest region, beginning operations in Southeast, Texas. As the sole team member for the project, Aoki relied on his years of experience in the industry to develop the plan.

During the awards banquet, the 2nd place team, ZUTHE, received $2,000. Led by team leader Tim Lawlor, the company produces the “Zuthe” throat drop, an all natural anti-viral throat drop. WeDo Entrepreneurs received a 3rd place check of $1,000.  Led by David Wintzer, the company distributes 100 percent natural banana flour from Kenya to the U.S. allowing millions of Americans suffering from celiac disease the opportunity to eat a healthy, gluten-free alternative to wheat.

As Westminster’s 1st place winner, Wireless Technologies will automatically advance as a finalist in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), the statewide business plan competition open to all college students across the state.  All teams participating in Westminster Opportunity Quest can compete in the UEC state competition.   The first place winner of the UEC will receive $40,000 in cash to launch their company.