Fullerton College’s Torch Magazine Wins a First for 75th Anniversary Issue

The spring 1988 issue of Fullerton College’s Torch Magazine won first place in the overall General Excellence category at a journalism competition held by the Journalism Assn. of Community Colleges’ South Section Conference in Whittier.

The issue commemorated the 75th anniversary of Fullerton College. The editors were Robbie Lyon of Placentia and Joel Beers of Riverside, both now enrolled at San Jose State.

Fullerton College took a total of 13 prizes in the competition that attracted entries from 35 community colleges.

Army Lt. David Des Roches, a 1982 graduate of Anaheim’s Loara High School and of West Point, has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship from the British government and will study at Oxford later this year. Des Roches, who was formerly assigned to a peacekeeping force in the Middle East, is now an officer of a rapid-deployment company in Ft. Ord.


The Orange County chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers singled out interior design professionals Pat Stamps of Mission Viejo; Renee French of San Clemente; Rita Boehe of San Juan Capistrano; Walter Nutting and Lynn Smith, both of Costa Mesa; Elsa Rosene of Newport Beach and Lisa Weber of Fullerton for their service to the chapter and commitment to community services.

Newport Beach resident Anne M. Huffman has been named a trustee of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, one of the largest Protestant seminaries in the world. It currently has 1,600 resident students who come from the United States and 60 other countries.

Huffman is a graduate of UCLA and Fuller Seminary and works as a marriage and family counseling intern in Newport Beach.

She is the wife of John Huffman, pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach.

“Anne will uphold the tradition of outstanding service that Fuller trustees have offered to the seminary in its 412 years of service to the church,” Fuller President David Allan Hubbard said.

Buena Park High School junior William Degrafenreid was selected to represent the Orange County chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa., at the Feb. 20 to 24 Freedom and Leadership Conference. Degrafenreid and 11 other county students will hear speakers and later tour Washington.

Newport Harbor Exchange Club member Scott F. Wessa, who earlier was named Exchangite of the Year, was inducted into the Orange County Service Club Hall of Fame.

The Service Club Hall of Fame was created in 1984 to recognize outstanding members. Wessa serves on the Exchange Club board of directors and is active in fund raising. He is a resident of Huntington Beach.

Newport Beach residents Dorothy and George Paley were presented the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor for their lifelong support of Israel at a dinner dance of the Orange County chapter of State of Israel Bonds.

William L. Leming of Orange was named 1988 Realtor of the Year by the East Orange County Board of Realtors for his service to the real estate group and to the community. He served as president of the organization last year.

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