Ski Team Making Splash

~Lago Cruz, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

water skiing

The University's ladies' water skiing team—the Wakes—continues preparation for this year's conference tournament, scheduled for next month. This year the event will be held at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Pictured at right is team captain Sally Hogan, demonstrating exquisite form while giving a clinic last year for students in Acapulco, Mexico. As a senior, Sally hopes to bring home the national title this year.

Bowlers Strike Gold for Vets

~Carrie Waters, E. St. Louis, Ill.

We proudly welcome back our ladies' bowling team after their annual pilgrimage to participate in the Bowlers to Veterans Link charity tournament in St Louis.


The BVL, established in 1942, is a national non-profit charity which supports our suffering, hospitalized, and recuperating war veterans.

As our team captain Missy Lane commented, “It's all about supporting our veterans who have sacrificed so much for us, and having some fun to boot!”

This year, Route 66 University was able to donate more than $2500 to this worthy cause. Pictured above right, from the archives, is the 1962 twentieth-anniversary contingent.

For more information about the BVL, visit their website at

“Women of 66” Calendar Committee Issues Annual Call for Auditions

~Ray Mann, Jericho Gap, Texas

The steering committee for the University's annual fund-raising calendar today issued its yearly call for auditions. Interested Route 66 students are encouraged to fax their resumes to 831-299-8657.

1943 calendar girl

Each year since the late 1930s, the University has published a calendar entitled “Women of Route 66” as a fund-raising initiative. The money raised from the sale of these calendars has been directed to a variety of worthy projects, including the campus building fund, graduate assistants, and a wide range of preservation projects.

While the Women of Route 66 calendar does not include actual nudity, a more or less “cheesecake” format has been found to be the most effective in terms of dollars raised. Any applicants with existing online portfolios are encouraged to include a link to those photos so that the auditions committee can consider them as a part of the screening process.


From the Annals

ROTC students

At right, two unidentified Route 66 University ROTC students from Illinois prepare to report for active duty at Barstow, Calif., in the 1940s. Of course, the Mother Road was able to convey them almost literally door-to-door.