Azain to Join SB Court of Champions

Azain cuts the net following a championship in 2013

Jeff Azain, Westmont men’s basketball assistant coach, will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions along with 11 others Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets, which cost $60 for general admission, $30 for kids under 12 and $75 at the door, may… [Continue Reading]

Alumnae Earn Indy Theatre Awards

Paige Tautz and Heather Johnson in "Mad and a Goat" (Photo: Taylor Speer, Fort Collins Fringe Festival)

The Santa Barbara Independent awarded recent Westmont graduate Christine Nathanson ’16 for acting and directing at the annual Indy Theatre Awards presentation May 23. Also, alumna Paige Tautz ’14 won an award for her performance in “Mad and a Goat,” which was written by alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09. Nathanson won for her performance in… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Jupiter, Mars, Moon

Westmont Observatory

Jupiter, Mars and the moon will be on the celestial menu at the public viewing of the stars on Friday, May 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical… [Continue Reading]

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]

Exhibition Features Local Artists

Marilyn McRae's "Candy Box" (Recycled Magazine Paper, 2013)

Jennifer Frias, associate curator of the Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside ARTSblock, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-County artists May 19-June 18 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, opening reception for “Joie de Vivre,” which translates to exuberant enjoyment of life, features 18 local artists on Thursday, May 19, from… [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]

Westmont Completes $153 Million Campaign

President Gayle D. Beebe

Westmont joyfully announces completion of Strength for Today, a comprehensive drive that funds initiatives and facilities advancing leadership, affordability and innovation. Originally set at $75 million, the campaign has raised more than $153 million. President Gayle D. Beebe led the drive, the largest in college history. As he begins his 10th year at Westmont, Beebe… [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]