Alumni Profiles Archive:

Singer Finds Success in Cyber Security

Published: Fall 2016
Singer Finds Success in Cyber Security

David Britton ’94 puts on his hacker hat to think like cyber criminals and learn how they might defraud companies and customers. An expert in online security, he works to prevent digital pirates from stealing money and data. “The... Read More

A Gasoline Station on Wheels

Published: Fall 2016
A Gasoline Station on Wheels

One day while driving, Scott and Kylie Hempy noticed they were nearly out of gasoline, and they joked about getting a roadside fuel delivery. Tanker aircraft refuel Air Force One and fighter jets in mid-air, they reasoned. Could tanker... Read More

Helping Students Find What’s Next

Published: Fall 2016
Helping Students Find What's Next

Paul Bradford ’84 keeps getting more connected to Westmont. “I’ve seen the college through so many different lenses: student, alumnus, consultant, adjunct professor, small-time donor and parent,” he says. In July 2016, he added to the list when he... Read More

Alumna Pursues Many Interests and Gives Back

Published: Fall 2016
Alumna Pursues Many Interests and Gives Back

Judie Christensen ’69 grew up close to Wheaton, Ill., and hadn’t traveled west of the Mississippi River when she transferred to Westmont as a junior. She made the journey because she could major in both Christian education and business,... Read More

Managing Change to Health Systems

Published: Summer 2015

In high school, Betsie Frei ’06 exchanged her tiny hometown in the Sierra Nevada foothills for a city in Venezuela and found a type of poverty foreign to the United States. She began tackling the issue of poverty as a double major in sociology and Spanish at... Read More

Data that Fights Domestic Violence

Published: Summer 2015

Amanda Mathisen Stylianou  ’06 left Westmont for a semester to work full time at a domestic violence shelter. “It’s one thing to study poverty and another to meet people who can’t feed their children,” she says. “Seeing the barriers victims face in... Read More

Advertising in a Visual Age

Published: Summer 2015

Geoff Akins ’97 grew up in Laguna Beach surfing, skim- boarding, and spending time at Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp. That’s where he heard about Westmont, a small college on the coast where he could surf between classes. It sounded... Read More

Portraits Reveal Inner-City Stories

Published: Summer 2015

With the tip of a pencil and a piece of charcoal, Joel Daniel Phillips ’11 tells stories about people. His monumental drawings depict inhabitants of a blighted San Francisco neighborhood, shedding light on the overlooked and unidentified. For three years, he walked outside his studio and home in a former factory... Read More

Taking Young Life to the Inner City

Published: Summer 2015

Pablo Otaola ’06 had just left the Air Force and was praying at a church retreat when he heard God’s voice. “It was so clear,” he says. “‘You are going to Westmont.’ But I’d never heard of it—my father... Read More

Learning Economics and Helping Kids

Published: Summer 2015

As a young teacher, Jamie DeVries ’95 faced an unwelcome challenge: teach AP Economics at San Marcos High School. “I wondered how I could engage students in a dry, one-dimensional subject,” he says. “I knew I had to make... Read More