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Fletcher Jones Grant Completes Renovation

Published: Spring 2018
Fletcher Jones Grant Completes Renovation

The $750,000 Award Helps Westmont Finish Phase Two of Renovating Biology and Chemistry Labs and Classrooms in Whittier Hall The Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont for the second phase of renovating Whittier Hall, including classrooms,... Read More

Westmont Builds 13 Faculty Condos in Santa Barbara

Published: Spring 2018
Westmont Builds 13 Faculty Condos in Santa Barbara

  More than 20 years after Westmont built 41 homes for professors and their families next to campus, the college is constructing 13 condominiums to increase the amount and type of housing available for faculty. Located near Cottage Hospital... Read More

Equipping Students to Study Big Data

Published: Spring 2018
Equipping Students to Study Big Data

The New Data Analytics Major Meets a Critical Need in the Workplace for People Who Can Interpret Complex Data Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world... Read More

Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Published: Spring 2018
Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Westmont’s Lead Where You Stand conference, June 6-8, 2018, helps executives and executive teams strengthen their leadership skills Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Lynda Weinman and President Gayle D. Beebe lead three days of engaging, inspiring and practical sessions... Read More

A New Era of Global Leadership on Campus

Published: Spring 2018
A New Era of Global Leadership on Campus

A Stunning New Facility Strengthens the College’s Focus on Leadership With a living-learning center and five innovative programs About 400 people crowded into the Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls... Read More

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