Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Dr. Ray Rosentrater

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. Corporations and policy makers hire data analysts to study and accurately… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Old Testament Professor to Retire

Dr. Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III, prolific author, popular speaker and beloved religious studies professor, is retiring from Westmont to be closer to his children and grandchildren on the East Coast. Longman taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for 18 years before coming to Westmont where he taught for 19 years. He was installed as the first Robert H…. [Continue Reading]

Winslow Pens International Adoption Book

Dr. Rachel Winslow

Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, explores the growing American trend of adopting international children in a new book. “The Best Possible Immigration: International Adoption and the American Family” investigates how the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families has become a common practice, touching almost… [Continue Reading]

Mallampalli Awarded Foundation Chair

Dr. Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont professor of history, has been selected as the second recipient of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science. The Fletcher Jones Foundation created the chair to rotate among deserving faculty within the social science division. Professor Mallampalli succeeds Rick Pointer, professor of history, who has held the chair since its… [Continue Reading]

Watts Pastor to Speak at Commencement

Carol Houston, who serves the Watts community as senior pastor of Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Patrick Enthoven, a former treasurer and director of Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara-based humanitarian aid organization active in… [Continue Reading]

Local Banker O’Connor Joins Foundation

Christopher O’Connor

Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community. O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. During that time he has worked with many Westmont alumni as… [Continue Reading]

South African Students Settle into SB

Mfolozi “Flo” Dlamini and Luvuyo Magwaza

Two Westmont students from South Africa are nearing completion of the first semester of their four-year journey on the Santa Barbara campus. First-year students Luvuyo Magwaza and Mfolozi “Flo” Dlamini are the first to enjoy scholarships that will be given annually to two graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal. “The… [Continue Reading]

Steve Julio Co-Recipient of Major NIH Grant

Dr. Steve Julio

The National Institutes of Health, the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research, has awarded Steve Julio, Westmont associate professor of biology, and his collaborators at the University of North Carolina a $1.6 million grant over five years. The grant will be used to explore a bacterial regulatory control system… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks

David Brooks at the 2016 Westmont President's Breakfast

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Westmont’s third annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, which takes place May 31-June 2. Tickets to the three-day event include all materials and meals and cost $499. Purchase them online at westmont.edu/lead. Exploring the theme, Make Your Life and Leadership Count, Brooks presents new ideas about leadership,… [Continue Reading]