Feature Story Archive:

How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

Published: Spring 2014
How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

By Rick Ifland ’83, Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont To paraphrase Austrian economist Freidrich Hayek, acting on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power to shape the economy to our... Read More

Confessions of a Greedy Kid

Published: Spring 2014
Confessions of a Greedy Kid

By Shaun Kempston ’04 Illustrations by Annie Bratko ’14 Growing up, I was a greedy little kid. Not your average “whadya bring me?” type either. I was born in 1981 and family members called me Alex P. Keaton (after... Read More

A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Published: November 2013
A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser, spoke with President Gayle D. Beebe before an audience of more than 100 guests at a Westmont luncheon in Montecito Oct. 9. For more than an hour, the 90-year-old... Read More

Reliving Westmont

Published: November 2013
Reliving Westmont

Hundreds of alumni arrived on campus Oct. 4-5 to reunite with their classmates and their college. They reconnected with friends and professors and remembered their days as students. Visiting classes on Friday helped them relive their learning. Attending chapel... Read More

Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Published: November 2013
Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Alumnus of the Year: Robin Wainwright ’64 I was shocked to hear about this award, and I can assure you that many of my classmates were also shocked. I didn’t grow up in the church. In the spring of... Read More

101 Secrets for Your Twenties

Published: November 2013
101 Secrets for Your Twenties

by Paul Angone; an excerpt from his book “101 Secrets for Your Twenties” An A- student in college. The editor in chief of the university newspaper. Peter had big plans as he crossed the graduation stage—to be a journalist,... Read More

Lessons on Leadership from Colin Powell

Published: July 2013
Lessons on Leadership from Colin Powell

Retired Gen. Colin Powell used a combination of poignant stories and humorous anecdotes to keep more than 750 people wide awake during the 7 a.m. Westmont President’s Breakfast March 1 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Read More

Outplaying Grief

Published: July 2013
Outplaying Grief

Westmont College’s women’s basketball team rallied around their coach after her husband’s sudden death. Their final gift: a title. By Bill Plaschke Los Angeles Times, Home Edition, Main News, Page A-1 Sports Desk Montecito — Her final pep talk... Read More

Making Westmont a Home for Students

Published: July 2013
Making Westmont a Home for Students

When Jane Hideko Higa arrived on campus in 1989 as a new dean, she set out to meet as many professors as possible. Once a Westmont student herself, she understood the key role faculty play in shaping students’ lives.... Read More

Being There: Westmont and International Education

Published: March 2013
Being There: Westmont and International Education

by Mark Sargent, Provost at Westmont Over soup a few years ago, some colleagues and I recounted the moments when we realized that the world is flat. I recalled a visit to the sweeping grassland of the Maasai Mara... Read More