Westminster Community Celebrates the Forsythes

On April 10, the Westminster community gathered to honor and celebrate the contributions of and impact that President and Jane Forsythe have had on our College during their 10 years of service. Following a military escort from Washington West House to Champ Auditorium through a cheering crowd, the event kicked off with performances the Blue Jay Band, led by Alan Nellis, and the Blue Diamond Dance Team.




Dr. Carolyn Perry, Senior Vice President of the College and Dean of Faculty

Thank you presentations

Wayne Zade, Professor of English


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— Apples and Oranges, Cezanne

 for Barney and Jane Forsythe by Wayne Zade


The ghosts

Of a boy and girl

Lie down over leaves

In piles on a table.


As if they had offered

Their lives, they hold fruit

On a plate, in a bowl,

Their hands.


Each piece begins

To peel its own light,

While flowers on a pitcher

Have darkened.


Outside, the sun

Has stood in the trees.

It passes a window.

It re-enters the skin.


Dr. Bob Seelinger, Professor of Classics


Gina Campagna ’09, Director of Advancement Services


Tom Husak, Co-Chair, Westminster College Parents Association


Molly Dwyer ’15, Student Government Association President


Below, the Forsythes watch a thank you video from students.


Blue Jay Fight Song

The Churchill Singers, led by Dr. Natasia Sexton


Following the celebration in Champ, the Campus Activities Board hosted the entire campus community at a special Forsythe TGIF in Mueller Student Center.


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