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]

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]

Athletics Honors Golden Eagle Winners

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The 22nd annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 12 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Alberto Gastaldo, men’s track and field, Melissa McCormick, women’s track and field, Tommy Nightingale, men’s tennis, Sydney Striff, women’s volleyball, Nathan Evans,… [Continue Reading]

Choir Tours Pacific Northwest, Vancouver

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir tours the Pacific Northwest May 8-19 with California performances in Shafter, Davis, Redding and Grass Valley; Oregon performances in Klamath Falls and Salem; Washington performances in Seattle, Anacortes and Lakewood; and Vancouver British Columbia. The choir, which includes 55 performers, will perform a selected repertoire that may include selections by Johann… [Continue Reading]

Record Number of Students Offer research

Megan Korff, a double major in chemistry and biology, presents her research in 2015

The 20th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates a record 41 research projects by a record 60 students on Thursday, April 21, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The event, which highlights the noteworthy work by students from the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences, is free and open… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

The 2015 Golden Warriors

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]

Orchestra Concert Features Top Soloists

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The Westmont Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, which highlights student soloists, is Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission is $10; all students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (805) 565-6040…. [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]

Students Earn David K. Winter Award

Tommy Nightingale

Two outstanding Westmont students earned the David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards at Academic Commencement April 11. Sophomore Kennedy Mahdavi from Pleasanton and junior Tommy Nightingale of Rancho Cucamonga received the 16th annual award named in honor of Westmont’s longest serving president. Both recipients receive $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. Winter, who served as president… [Continue Reading]