Trustees Challenge Earns $467-K for Scholarships

The Westmont Trustee Challenge, which began with a matching gift of $100,000 by the Westmont Board of Trustees, has raised $467,000 to support student scholarships. After one week, alumni, parents and friends had exceeded the initial challenge, so the board offered an additional $100,000 matching gift. By the end of the two-week challenge, every goal… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches Leadership Series

What can we learn from the leadership of American presidents? Westmont will explore that question in the coming year through the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. “Westmont has long been committed to encouraging conversations that matter,” says President Gayle D. Beebe…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes in 2015

Westmont will house 100 Special Olympics athletes competing in the games next summer as part of the Host Town program. At a press conference on Kerrwood Lawn July 30, officials from the Special Olympics announced Santa Barbara as one of 100 Host Towns in California. The international athletes will stay at Westmont July 21-24, 2015,… [Continue Reading]

Prayers and Sympathy for Seattle Pacific University

President Gayle Beebe shares the thoughts and prayers of the Westmont community regarding the June 5 shooting at Seattle Pacific University. “The shocking news of another shooting, this one at a fellow Christian College Consortium member, has distressed and saddened us. As this comes so soon after the tragic deaths in Isla Vista, we can hardly… [Continue Reading]

Condolences on Isla Vista Tragedy

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe expressed condolences today to the families of the victims of the May 23 attacks and to members of the UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista communities. “On behalf of the entire Westmont family, Pam and I extend our heartfelt sympathy, prayers and support to Dr. Henry and Dillie Yang and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Best Colleges in the West

Westmont ranks among the best colleges in the west in Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The educational services company named 124 colleges in 15 western states, including 41 in California, in this list. Nationwide, Princeton Review included 643 institutions—25 percent of U.S. four-year colleges—in four regions. Two major factors influenced the rankings: excellent… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Prepares for Earthquake

More than 100 Westmont faculty and staff teamed up with more than 30 first responders and emergency officials for an all-day earthquake exercise at Westmont May 14. College employees practiced emergency functions and activities with 16 different local emergency organizations. The exercise provided hands-on practice for the 25 emergency functions identified as necessary for a… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Community Mourns the Loss of a Student

A public memorial service will be held for Nick Davis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at Shoreline Community Church, 2500 Garden Road in Monterey, Calif. Davis, a senior economics and business major from Pacific Grove, Calif., died in a solo motorcycle accident on Cold Spring Road Jan. 8 at about 9 p.m. “We are deeply saddened by… [Continue Reading]

Quick Response Suppresses the Cold Fire

The fire department quickly suppressed the Cold Fire, which broke out northeast of campus about noon today. Fire officials described it as a two-acre, slow-growth vegetation fire at the top of Cold Spring Trail. Favorable weather conditions, including little wind, have helped firefighters. The fire department has lifted all evacuation orders, and all roads are… [Continue Reading]

Alex Moore Service Set for May 15

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Alex Moore at a memorial service Tuesday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road in Santa Barbara. A reception at the church will follow the service. Moore, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Westmont, died May 9 from complications following surgery for… [Continue Reading]