College News Archive:

Trailhead Helps High Schoolers Find a Calling

Published: Fall 2016
Trailhead Helps High Schoolers Find a Calling

A two-week summer program and ongoing mentorship encourage students to discover how faith can guide their future.  Westmont has received a $590,400 grant to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, part of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology... Read More

Campaign Raises $155 Million, Doubling Goal

Published: Fall 2016
Campaign Raises $155 Million, Doubling Goal

Strength for Today raises funds to support some of Westmont’s priorities: leadership, affordability and innovation  Thanks to generous alumni, parents and friends, Westmont successfully completed its Strength for Today campaign, raising $155.1 million, more than double the $75 million... Read More

Global Leadership Center Opens in Fall 2017

Published: Fall 2016
Global Leadership Center Opens in Fall 2017

  The new facility includes two residential buildings and a multipurpose leadership center.  With construction well underway, the new Global Leadership Center opens to student residents in fall 2017. Westmont broke ground for the facility, which celebrates the college’s... Read More

Stauffer Challenge Grant Funds Student Research in Chemistry

Published: Fall 2016
Stauffer Challenge Grant Funds Student Research in Chemistry

Westmont raised $500,000 in matching funds to complete a challenge grant from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust, endowing the chemistry department’s summer research program. Income from the $1 million endowment provides a stipend each year for eight to 10... Read More

Significant Scholarships Support Students

Published: Fall 2016
Significant Scholarships Support Students

The Augustinian scholarship and honors program and the Michaelhouse scholarships both provide four-year awards.  Two new scholarships provide significant support to incoming Westmont students each year. The Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program, funded by a generous, anonymous donor, provides... Read More

Homecoming Honors Accomplished Alumni

Published: Fall 2016
Homecoming Honors Accomplished Alumni

Four Westmont graduates received awards at Homecoming 2016 in October. The late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 (see story on page 29) and Angie Hill ’90 were named Alumnus and Alumna of the Year. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and... Read More

Where Does Westmont Stand in the Rankings?

Published: Fall 2016
Where Does Westmont Stand in the Rankings?

U.S. News & World Report lists Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges, and pay scale and Forbes also rank Westmont highly.  Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges for the eighth straight year according... Read More

Music, Theater and Art Showcase Great Works

Published: Fall 2016
Music, Theater and Art Showcase Great Works

The Westmont orchestra, Westmont College Festival Theatre and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art present acclaimed work.  The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for... Read More

A Winning Season for the Warriors

Published: Fall 2016
A Winning Season for the Warriors

Four Warrior teams qualified for national competition in fall 2016: women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The five fall teams posted a combined record of 61-11-3 for a .833 winning percentage. This success boosted Westmont... Read More

Westmont Goes Downtown

Published: Summer 2015
Westmont Goes Downtown

  New Downtown Center Offers a Westmont Academic Semester on Social and Capital Entrepreneurship and Hosts a Pepperdine MBA Program Westmont Downtown, a new, semester long academic program focusing on capital and social entrepreneurship, welcomes its first students this fall. Based on the... Read More