Farmer Waldrop Pursues Master’s Degree

Anthony Waldrop and Natasha Tsaconas plant trees in 2012

Alumnus Anthony Waldrop ’11, who spearheaded the effort creating two new Westmont gardens spanning 13,000 square feet, will begin a master’s program this fall at the University of Maryland. Waldrop, who worked for Sodexo, which provides dining services to Westmont’s Dining Commons, has been accepted to the Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology program. “I gravitated… [Continue Reading]

New Grad Earns Fellowship in Philadelphia

David Dry '14

David Dry ’14, former Westmont College Student Association (WCSA) president, earned a fellowship from the John Jay Institute and will study over the fall in Philadelphia. The highly competitive Fellows Program, which accepts just 12 students a term, is a post-undergraduate educational and professional experience for men and women aspiring to public positions in public… [Continue Reading]

Summer Scholars Get a Jump on College

Dr. Chris Hoeckley address Summer Scholar graduates in 2013

About 30 high school students completed three weeks of intensive classes with professors Carmel Saad and Christian Hoeckley as part of Westmont Summer Scholars. In its fourth year, the program offers students an opportunity to experience a Christian liberal arts education at Westmont before they start college. The students, from eight different states, including Iowa,… [Continue Reading]

Collier Breaks Records at USA Junior Nationals

Collier competes in the 100-meter hurdles

Becky Collier shattered several Westmont and personal records while becoming the first track-and-field athlete to represent Westmont at the USA Junior National Track & Field Championships in Sacramento June 25-26. Collier finished fifth in the junior heptathlon with 4,988 points, breaking the school record that she previously held (4,871 points). She had personal best records… [Continue Reading]

New Alumnus Earns Teaching Fellowship

Riley Hall (far left) and members of the 2012 Westmont rugby team

Riley Hall, who is expected to graduate from Westmont this summer with a double major in philosophy and mathematics, is a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awarded Hall a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master’s program at Valparaiso University. The special education will prepare him to teach… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Win Back-to-Back All-Sports Awards

The women's soccer team finished as national runner-up

Westmont retains the coveted Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award, narrowly beating Concordia by 0.02 points. The conference honors the school with the highest average finish in the conference standings in all its sponsored sports. Last year, Westmont won the award for the first time in two decades. “The award is especially pleasing because it’s… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Alums Earn 6 Theater Awards

Mitchell Thomas, Casey Caldwell, Marie Ponce, John Blondell and Miller James

The Santa Barbara Independent honored six people associated with Westmont at its annual theater awards May 19 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The 2014 Indy Theater Awards, celebrating the work of the entire Santa Barbara theater community, gave two awards to Westmont’s production of “Pirates of Penzance,” which has won three national… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Elementary School Track Championships

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About 200 fourth-to-sixth grade school children enjoyed a hot day at Westmont College May 15, competing in the Santa Barbara Elementary School Track and Field City Championships. The athletes from Washington, Adams, Cleveland, McKinley and Monroe Elementary schools battled temperatures in the mid-80s while competing in a dozen track-and-field events including long jump, high jump,… [Continue Reading]

Students to Research Sports Science in Bath

Dr. Gregg Afman

Seven Westmont kinesiology majors will conduct international research focusing on exercise science in June at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. The students on the Kinesiology Europe Mayterm program, led by Gregg Afman, professor of kinesiology, will assist the ongoing research of James Betts, senior lecturer in nutrition, metabolism and statistics at the… [Continue Reading]

Celebrating On and Off the Diamond

The nine graduating members of the 2014 baseball team with coach Rob Ruiz

Nine graduating members of the Westmont baseball team, who missed Baccaleaureate and Commencement while winning four straight games and capturing the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament, received a different kind of walk-off celebration May 7. “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background as the players, wearing their graduation caps and gowns, received diplomas in front… [Continue Reading]