New Scholarship Helps South African Students

Westmont's Kerrwood Hall

A new scholarship will provide two full-ride scholarships each year for two South African students to attend Westmont. Beginning in fall 2016, two black, male graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal, will receive these awards. In the scholarship’s fourth year and each subsequent year, eight Michaelhouse Scholarship students will study… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes MAW Fellows as Residents

Scott Reed, president and CEO of Music Academy of the West, and Gayle Beebe, Westmont president, flanked by Tiffany DeVries, dean of students, Margaret Cafarelli, Chair,  Kandy Luria-Budgor, board member Music Academy, Jonathan E. Steiner CFO/Vice President of Finance

Westmont will host 140 fellows from the Music Academy of the West in residence during the academy’s eight-week summer music festivals beginning in summer 2016. The academy fellows will reside in Clark and Armington Halls at Westmont. “We’re excited to establish a long-term partnership with this outstanding institution in our community,” says Westmont President Gayle… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Niva Tro

Dr. Nivaldo Tro

Westmont will honor chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro ’85 as Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming 2015 Oct. 2-4. Tro, who has taught at Westmont since 1990, was born and raised in Culver City, Calif., after his parents emigrated from Havana, Cuba, in 1959. The Westmont alumnus earned a doctorate in chemistry from Stanford for researching… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops New College Rankings


Three new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. For the third straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, listed No. 64, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools… [Continue Reading]

Welcoming New Students, Class of 2019

Students take their First Walk, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement

Orientation begins for 339 first-year students and 52 new transfer students Thursday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 31. The new students represent four countries and 31 states. Thirty students come from Santa Barbara County and 12 are international, missionary or third-culture students. More than a third… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns David Winter

David Winter

Click here to view David Winter’s memorial service. David K. Winter, Westmont’s longest-serving president to date, died Saturday, August 15, at the age of 84. He was born Sept. 15, 1930. Winter served as president of Westmont from 1976-2001 and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-07. Under his leadership, Westmont became a nationally ranked liberal… [Continue Reading]

Special Olympics Athletes Arrive in SB July 21-24

Joann Klonowski, Special Olympics World Games, Vice President of Host Town

Savannah Barclay, Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Mayor Helene Schneider

President Gayle D. Beebe, President, Westmont College

One hundred Special Olympics athletes arrive July 21 for a four-day visit to Santa Barbara, one of 100 Host Towns in California, before competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles July 25–August 2. The largest sporting event in Southern California since the 1984 Olympics, the 25-sport competition includes 7,000 athletes and… [Continue Reading]

Racers Seek to Tame the Westmonster 5K

Bobby Olivera jumped out to an early lead at the 2014 Westmonster

The sixth annual Westmonster, dubbed Santa Barbara’s toughest 5K race, returns to the scenic Westmont campus Friday, July 17, at 6:15 p.m. The race is a family-friendly event and is open to everyone. An early registration fee of $35 is available through June 30, after which the registration fee increases to $40. High school and… [Continue Reading]

Veterans Find Aid, Faith at Westmont

Patrick Burree

Two military veterans, who received financial assistance through the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI), have completed their first semesters at Westmont. Juniors Patrick Burree, 26, and Bradley Mora, 32, had very different military experiences, but both have appreciated Westmont’s rigorous academics rooted in Christ. Mora, an Army veteran who hopes to pursue a career as… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon, Talk Examine Leadership of Lincoln

Ron C. White

Bestselling author Ronald C. White shares insights into Abraham Lincoln at a sold-out luncheon and lecture, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln,” on Friday, May 29, at noon in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. The event is part of the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency Series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for… [Continue Reading]