Augustinian Painting Unveiled for Beebes

Gayle and Pam Beebe pose with the painting after chapel

Westmont trustee Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman, Lothlorien distinguished professor in fine arts at Gordon College, presented President Gayle D. Beebe and his wife, Pam, with a commissioned portrait of Saint Augustine on Oct. 27 in Westmont chapel. The gift honors the couple’s 10 years of service at Westmont. In Beebe’s book “Longing for God,”… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hires New Enrollment VP

Irene E. Neller, vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications

Irene E. Neller will serve as vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications at Westmont beginning December 1. She will manage admissions, strategic marketing, branding, communications, creative production, public relations and social media programs. “Irene brings an extensive background and passion for marketing leadership in Christian higher education,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “She… [Continue Reading]

College Dedicates Leadership Center

President Beebe and Board of Trustee Chair Peter Thorrington cut the ribbon

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at Homecoming festivities during the weekend, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by President… [Continue Reading]

Young Voices in Harmony at Choral Fest

The 2017-18 Westmont College Choir

This year’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring 12 ensembles from 11 high schools and the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers, is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will… [Continue Reading]

College to Dedicate Leadership Center

A ribbon-cutting for the GLC is Oct. 13

President Gayle D. Beebe and the Westmont Board of Trustees officially dedicate the new Global Leadership Center (GLC) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature several speeches, the Westmont College Choir and conclude with a tour of the new 45,000-square-foot facility. Featured speakers include Beebe, Reed Sheard, vice… [Continue Reading]

Kawasaki to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Guy Kawasaki speaks Nov. 3

Guy Kawasaki, renowned entrepreneur, will speak about “The Art of Innovation” at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 3, starting at noon in the Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $75 per person and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/kawasaki. “Guy is one of… [Continue Reading]

Renovations Enhance Beloved Chapel

Warm light basks in the renovated prayer chapel. These temporary chairs will be replaced with wood-framed, fabric-covered chairs

The Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel, built in 1961, is undergoing renovation to enhance students’ experience in the beloved space. Built to memorialize President Roger Voskuyl’s daughter, who was killed in a 1959 car accident, the chapel had begun to deteriorate externally and internally. Beginning in summer 2016, crews painted the outside of the building, repaired… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for Ninth Straight Year

Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report for the ninth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2018 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 96 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-6th), Claremont… [Continue Reading]

Events Focus on ‘Tattoos on the Heart’

Rev. Greg Boyle speaks in Westmont chapel Jan. 22

Westmont hosts several discussions and chapel talks stemming from this year’s Westmont Summer Reads book, “Tattoos on the Heart,” by Rev. Gregory Boyle. Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, speaks about “Tattoos on the Heart” Friday, Sept. 15, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in chapel at Murchison Gym…. [Continue Reading]

Distinguished Professors Join Westmont

Dr. Rebecca McNamara (English)

Three notable tenure-track professors join Westmont’s faculty this fall: Rebecca McNamara (English), Maryke van der Walt (mathematics) and Sandra Richter (religious studies). McNamara, whose research focuses on linguistics and medieval literature, has always loved literature and knew she wanted to be an English teacher. While completing her undergraduate studies at Baylor University, she repeatedly ran… [Continue Reading]