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Generous Grotenhuis Gift Supports Students

Published: Summer 2015
Generous Grotenhuis Gift Supports Students

A Planned Estate Gift Will Provide Transformative Scholarships for First-Generation Students and Musicians David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically... Read More

Westmont Mourns President Emeritus David K. Winter

Published: Summer 2015

Westmont received this sad news just as the magazine was going to press. The next issue will feature a lengthy tribute. David K. Winter, Westmont’s longest-serving president to date, died Saturday, August 15, at the age of 84. He... Read More

Leadership Center Gains Crucial Approval

Published: Summer 2015
Leadership Center Gains Crucial Approval

The New Faculty, Included in Westmont’s Campus Master Plan, Features Two Residential Buildings and a Multipurpose Center The Montecito Planning Commission (MPC) unanimously approved the college’s design for a new residential facility and leadership center, finding it consistent with... Read More

Fletcher Jones Grant Transforms Whittier Hall

Published: Summer 2015
Fletcher Jones Grant Transforms Whittier Hall

The Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont toward the renovation of the college’s biology and chemistry labs. The grant will improve classroom and lab spaces inside Whittier Hall, which opened in 1985. “Westmont has built a... Read More

Lead Where You Stand

Published: Summer 2015
Lead Where You Stand

    Westmont Blends Practical Principles with Inspiration from Great Leaders in the Montecito Institute’s First Leadership Conference Westmont’s first leadership conference, Lead Where You Stand: Lessons for Leaders from Lincoln, Drucker and Bill Gates, attracted a range of... Read More

Westmont CIO Receives Recognition

Published: Summer 2015
Westmont CIO Receives Recognition

Westmont CIO Reed Sheard accepted a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader award for 2 015 in March with top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. Other recipients include CIOs from MasterCard, Intel, NBC,... Read More

David Brooks Inspires at Commencement

Published: Summer 2015
David Brooks Inspires at Commencement

Westmont Sends 310 New Alumni into the World and Honors the Golden Warriors from the Class of 1965 Commencement speaker David Brooks demonstrated his talent as a humorist while offering the class of 2015 advice about commitment, love and... Read More

What’s Good About the Liberal Arts?

Published: Summer 2015
What’s Good About the Liberal Arts?

Annual Gaede Institute Conversation Examined Ways the Liberal Arts Contribute to the Social Good The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts focused its 14th annual conference, The Liberal Arts and the Social Good, on the contributions of liberal arts... Read More

Special Olympics Athetes Visit Westmont

Published: Summer 2015
Special Olympics Athetes Visit Westmont

One hundred Special Olympics athletes arrived in July for a four-day visit to Santa Barbara, one of 100 Host Towns in California, before competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The largest sporting event in... Read More

A Chemist, Christian and Liberal Arts Advocate

Published: Summer 2015
A Chemist, Christian and Liberal Arts Advocate

Chemistry Professor Stephen Contakes Embraces Integration of Faith and Learning and the Interdisciplinary Nature of the Liberal Arts During his post-doctoral research at Caltech in Pasadena, Stephen Contakes worked wit h undergraduates. “That experience led to my interest in... Read More