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How the World Fighting Federation channels aggression into events

Sports always have been a passion for Brandy Pierce and Thom Ortiz.

Growing up in Scottsdale, Pierce ran track and cross country at Phoenix College and at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, while Ortiz was a conference champion wrestler at Arizona State University.

Ortiz, a Tucson native, recently was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame as well as the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame.

The two married in 2009, with Ortiz serving as head coach of the ASU wrestling team and Pierce working … in Scottsdale, Pierce ran track and cross country at Phoenix College and at Westmont … more

Jeffrey Emery, DO

Dr. Emery was born and raised in the greater Portland, OR, area and graduated from Westmont College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He went on to study medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the founding school of osteopathic medicine located in Kirksville, MO. more

CUSD students visit Westmont College

The Carpinteria Unified School District After School Program Leadership Councils visited Westmont College on Feb. 6 to tour the campus. Students from Carpinteria had an opportunity to ask first-generation college students from Westmont’s Liberal Arts Ambassadors Program about their school experiences and goals. more

Lobbyists Melt I.C.E. in Jails

The Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition and UC Santa Barbara Lobby Corps have been lobbying the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to remove Immigration and Customs Enforcement from county jails… In addition to the UCSB Lobby Corps, Santa Barbara City College, Allan Hancock College and Westmont College have been assisting CCIRC. more

John Crew

John Ralston Crew, born May 27th, 1933 to Ralston Lewis Crew & May Verna Mills in Fallon, Nevada, went to be with the Lord on January 12th, 2017 due to complications from a major stroke…   John graduated from Atascadero High in 1950, from Westmont College in 1954. more

Lone Star Varsity Q&A: Lubbock High’s Peyton Trebisky

Each week, Lone Star Varsity will feature a question and answer session with an area athlete… Trebisky will sign her national letter of intent Feb. 22 in the Lubbock High cafeteria to play tennis at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

Westmont Conference Looks at Liberal Arts and Fragile Planet

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts will examine ways a liberal arts education might encourage sustainability and ecological efforts at its 16th annual conference March 23-25. more

Rev. Soong Chan Rah Will Speak At Biola University’s 21st Annual Racial Reconciliation Conference

With the racial strife present in today’s culture, Biola University’s Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR)- a national two-day conference – will train students, staff, and faculty from Christian colleges and universities from across the nation to become ‘repairers of the breach…  He will be joined by more than 20 other thought leaders such as Jason Cha, director of intercultural studies programs at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Adam Edgerly, lead pastor of Newsong Los Angeles Covenant Church, and Stephanie Sanford, director of global student programs and development at Biola University. more

If Trump Really Cared About The Working Class, Puzder Never Would’ve Been Nominated

If Donald Trump truly cared about working Americans, as he claimed during his campaign, he never would have nominated a vocal opponent of working people, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, for labor secretary… “It’s kind of the bottom of the pool,” he said at a speech at Westmont College in California that year, with no apparent consideration to the idea that the best people would want to work somewhere that pays decently. more

Westmont College notches 20 win season in men’s and women’s basketball

Westmont College swept a home basketball doubleheader over Arizona Christian in Montecito. In men’s basketball, the Warriors blew out the Firestorm 101-61 to improve to 20-5 on the season. more

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