Commencement Honors Class of 2016

Under cloudy skies, 299 bright Westmont seniors celebrated their graduation May 7 at a lush Carr Field. About 5,000 family members and friends witnessed the pageantry as the college honored its top graduates and professors. Of the 299 students, 105 of them graduated with honors. Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical… [Continue Reading]

Mosher Center to Develop Ethical Leaders

Ed and Sue Birch

The Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, established by a gift from the Mosher Foundation, is part of Westmont’s new Global Leadership Center. Ed Birch, president and CEO of the Mosher Foundation, and his wife, Sue Birch, education program specialist with the foundation, helped develop the Mosher Center, which offers national conversations on the… [Continue Reading]

Ground Broken on Global Leadership Center

Groundbreakers: Mary Docter, Reed Sheard, Doug Jones, Andy Grubbs, Edee Schulze, Roy and D’Aun Goble, Bill and Linda Hughes, Carol and David Eaton, Sue and Ed Birch, Peter Thorrington, Gayle Beebe, Cynthia Toms, Mark Sargent and Steve Julio

Westmont launched construction of its new $30 million Global Leadership Center at a groundbreaking ceremony May 5. Earlier in the day, the college announced completion of its campaign, Strength for Today, to fund initiatives and facilities advancing leadership, affordability and innovation. Originally set at $75 million, the campaign raised more than $153 million. The Global… [Continue Reading]

Goble Center Expands Global Learning

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With a leadership gift from Roy and D’Aun Goble, Westmont has created the Goble Center for Global Learning as part of the new Global Leadership Center, which includes two residential buildings, the Leadership Center and five programmatic initiatives. “Roy and D’Aun have blessed Westmont in many ways, and we’re grateful for their generosity and service,”… [Continue Reading]

Eaton Center to Equip Business Students

David and Carol Eaton (photo by Jon Simpson)

The Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation teaches capital and social entrepreneurship to equip students to start businesses and organizations and make a difference in the world. Trustee Emeritus David Eaton and his wife, Carol Eaton, provided the leadership gift for the initiative, part of Westmont’s new Center for Global Leadership. “David and Carol have… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Break Ground on New Facilities

Westmont's Global Leadership Center

Westmont breaks ground on new facilities for the college’s Global Leadership Center on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the construction site, east of Van Kampen Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. The project includes two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Strength for Today, a five-year capital campaign, has raised funds… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

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Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships

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Two Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She will be working with Dutch professor Boris van Breukelen to undertake an independent… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials

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The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). President… [Continue Reading]

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center

Linda and Bill Hughes

Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says… [Continue Reading]