Archives for August 2009

Class of 2013 Arrives at Westmont

The 320 first-year students representing the class of 2013 are moving into Westmont this week before the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 31. The incoming class includes 11 National Merit Scholars, 80 students of color and 65 students from the Tri Counties. Westmont welcomes six international students from England, Tokyo, Cairo, Kenya, China and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Soars in the U.S. News Ranking

Westmont leaped 19 spots in this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News and World Report’s “American’s Best Colleges, 2010 Edition.” Of the nation’s 266 liberal arts colleges, Westmont finished at 92. This is the fifth straight year the college has ranked in the top tier. Only seven other liberal… [Continue Reading]

Computer Students Earn Scholarships

Westmont’s computer science department has awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 to seven students. The recipients are first-year students Riley Frambes and Daniel Leong, sophomores Morgan Vigil and Aaron Panchal, junior David Daneshforooz, and seniors Josh Carver and Sarah Coburn. In addition to financial support, the program includes support for study groups, research experience, participation… [Continue Reading]

College Art Museum Earns Federal Prize

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery has received an $113,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help manage its permanent collection. This federal grant, which requires matching funds from Westmont, is highly competitive. Reynolds is one of only 167 museums and galleries out of 433 applicants nationwide to receive the award. “This IMLS… [Continue Reading]

Cardboard Boat Races Today

Westmont’s summer camps come to an end this afternoon, but not before the Discovery Camp’s annual cardboard boat race, which gets underway at 1 p.m. The races, held at the Westmont pool below Murchison Gym, are expected to last an hour and a half. The campers make their boats out of a refrigerator box and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Admissions Counselor Honored

The College Board honored Olympia Tuliaupupu, Westmont admission counselor and liaison to diversity outreach, with the Ned Tibby Award at the board’s 29th Annual Summer Institute on College Admissions and School Relations in San Diego, Calif. Each year the board awards an outstanding member of the Summer Institute class for their commitment to the aspirations… [Continue Reading]