Monthly Archives: February 2017

Marca Global Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Marca Global LLC (, an international leader in reputation management, announced today the addition of Sean Adams as Chief Financial Officer… Adams is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Westmont College. more

Big Games for Santa Barbara’s Women Basketballers

In a defensive donnybrook between two of the top women’s teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Vanguard’s No. 5 Lions came into Murchison Gym last Tuesday, February 7, and outlasted No. 3 Westmont in overtime, 64-57. Westmont (21-3, 10-2) is now two games behind Vanguard (24-1, 12-0) in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) standings. more

Department of Communication Studies Hosts IMPACT Conference

On Saturday Feb. 4, the Department of Communication Studies hosted the 30th Annual David C. Bicker IMPACT Conference in Wilden Hall. The event included student paper and panel presentations, faculty workshops, alumni speed networking and more… The students and faculty from other schools, including Westmont College, California Baptist University, Point Loma Nazarene University and others, brought along research to present, with topics such as “Workplace sexism and female achievement,” “Social influences and food intake in a college setting” and “Compatibility dating,” to name a few. more

ONTRAPORT’s New Interface Is Bolder, More Beautiful and Easier to Navigate

Associate Editor Megan Monroe is a graduate of Santa Barbara’s Westmont College where she studied Philosophy and Communications. After working for several local small businesses (where she gained firsthand experience with the frustration of manual segmentation and follow-up), Megan joined the ONTRAPORT Growth Team. more

Westmont Baseball Off to a 6-0 Start; Robert Ruiz Earns 200th Coaching Victory

In a game that featured a combined 24 hits and 16 runs, NAIA 8th-ranked Westmont Baseball claimed the lion’s share and posted a 9-7 victory over Corban of Oregon (3-4). The victory gives the Warriors a 6-0 record and marks the first time in program history the team has won its first six games. The victory is also the 200th for Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz, whose record improved to 200-164-1 (.549). more

STEFANI DIAS: Speed dating gets friendly literary twist

Valentine’s Day has passed but love is still in the air — at least in the literary sense — at the Kern County Library’s northeast branch.  Today, the library will host a Literary Speed Dating event, the brainchild of branch supervisor Ariel Dyer. She organized a similar event at the Literary Society at Westmont College when she was a student there and thought it would be a good fit. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB lands win in Hawaii

The Warriors (21-3) stepped outside Golden State Athletic Conference play to face the San Marcos-based Firebirds, coming away with an easy victory… Kayla Sato just missed a quadruple-double for Westmont, finishing 17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals. more

Charles Rogers

Charles Albert Rogers Charles Albert Rogers was born on July 27, 1938 in the Azores, Portugal. He and his family immigrated to Fresno, California in 1947. Chuck graduated from Fresno High School, Westmont College and Fuller Seminary, earning a doctorate degree in Christian Education. more

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week: Kyle Scalmanini, Claremont

Kyle Scalmanini… The 6-foot-2 point guard and team captain came up huge for the Wolfpack in a 66-56 upset of Palomares League front-runner Bonita with 17 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Later in the week, Claremont registered a 64-48 win over Ayala with Scalmanini chalking up eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and a steal. This season, Scalmanini, who has signed with Westmont College, is averaging 17 points, 4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals. more

Westmont Takes Two from Oregon’s Corban

A come-from-behind victory in the first game and a sixth-run fourth inning in the second, gave Westmont Baseball what it needed to sweep Corban of Oregon in a doubleheader at Russ Carr Field. Westmont won the opener 4-3 on a bases-loaded ground ball in the ninth before winning the nightcap by a score of 7-1. more

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