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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

A Sociologist Studies Social Media

Published: Summer 2015
A Sociologist Studies Social Media

Felicia Song has Conducted Research on Mommy Bloggers and Considers the Way Social Media Shapes our Lives As a professor at Louisiana State University with large classes, Felicia looked for ways to connect with students. At Westmont, she seeks... Read More

Commencement Launches the Class of 2014

Published: Fall 2014
Commencement Launches the Class of 2014

Westmont graduates one of its largest classes, honors outstanding students and welcomes the golden warriors of the class of 1964 Rick Warren (left), President Gayle D. Beebe and Annette Simmons Hats, fans and iced drinks kept guests cool at... Read More

Meet the New Kids on Campus

Published: Fall 2014
Meet the New Kids on Campus

The class of 2018 arrives at Westmont with impressive academic credentials and diverse backgrounds In August, 445 new students started their Westmont careers: 379 in the class of 2018 and 66 transfers from other schools. The first-year students represent... Read More

Westmont Retains its Top-100 Ranking in U.S. News

Published: Fall 2014
Westmont Retains its Top-100 Ranking in U.S. News

For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Westmont among the top 100 best liberal arts colleges. “America’s Best Colleges, 2015 Edition” lists Westmont as 96th out of the nation’s 236 liberal arts colleges. “The ranking... Read More

Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes

Published: Fall 2014
Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes

Before competing in the 2015 special olympics in Los Angeles, 100 athletes will visit Santa Barbara and stay on campus Westmont will house 100 Special Olympics athletes competing in the games next summer as part of the Host Town... Read More