Santa Barbara News Press


A popular Fiesta party for Republicans each year is the Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club benefit for the college scholarship fund. Three scholarships were presented to outstanding students, including Maggie Heenan at Westmont. more

Biodiesel becoming more popular

Eco-entrepreneurs Craig Boyce, 38, and Mark Craig, 30, started the company to tap material not often associated with the word commodity — grease and fry oil. More than 20 customers, most from the county, have contracted with Coastal Byproducts. Clients in Santa Barbara include Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, Westmont College, East Beach Grill and the Habit. more

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David Winter, president emeritus of Westmont College, will be headmaster for an interim period at Providence Hall, a Christian high school in Santa Barbara. Mr. Winter, 77, served as Westmont’s president from 1976 to 2001. more

WEDDING : Van Mourick – Gaede

Westmont graduates Topher James Van Mourick and Kirsten Lynn Gaede of Dana Point, CA were married on June 7, 2008. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Dr. Stan D. Gaede, former president of Westmont. more

MARK PATTON : Search for new A.D. isn't going P.D.Q.

UCSB is nowhere near containment in their hunt for a new athletic director. The Gauchos’ first fall scrimmage — a women’s soccer match against Westmont — looms just four weeks away. more

MACE, John Sutton

With family and friends by his bedside, John Sutton Mace of Lompoc, CA was called home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 23, 2008 at the age of 78.  He was born in San Jose, CA on October 31, 1929 to Dr. Calver and Mrs. Harriet Mace. John graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and received his teaching credential through Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. more


The second of two Discovery Camps held at Westmont College wrapped up on Friday. The one-week camps offer youngsters age 10-13 the opportunity to expand their knowledge of science while having fun. more

COLE, Thelma

Thelma died from cancer complications, on July 3, 2008, at Valle Verde. In Santa Barbara, her friendships were especially abundant in the Free Methodist Church, the Westmont College community, and in the Valle Verde Retirement Community, where she has lived for twelve years. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont music earns national accreditation

Following a four-year review process, the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has granted associate membership to Westmont College. The college’s next full review begins in five years. more

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Brad Frohling, Andria Kahmann, Bill Loomis and Alice Van de Water have been named to the 26-member Westmont Foundation board. The foundation sponsors the President’s Breakfast and the free lecture series, “Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things that Matter.” more