Recent Press

Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. more

Westmont College Summer Camps Offer Variety of Sports, Experiences

As our excitement for the end of the school year begins to grow, so does Noozhawk’s Camp Guide! Our next installment is a Q&A with Chantel Cappuccilli, co-director of the Westmont College Summer Camps, to find out what exciting activities she has planned for the summer. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: San Marcos trio qualifies for CIF State

Westmont’s Becky Collier collected 5,178 points to defend her national title in the women’s heptathlon. more

Obituary: Robert Hughes

Robert W. Hughes, longtime Mount Shasta, California psychologist and current executive director of Remi Vista, Inc., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Mount Shasta. He was 52…  He was raised in the Newport Beach area and attended Corona Del Mar High School, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Antioch University and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. more

Becky Collier Wins National Championship in Heptathlon for Second Straight Year

On the second day of the 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field National Championship Becky Collier earned her second consecutive National Championship in the Heptathlon (her 14th All-American honor); and Pieter Top, Anthony Cota, and the Women’s 4×800 meter relay team (Anne Elise Brown, Hope Geisinger, Emily Parks, and Taryn Phipps), and each earned All-American honors. After the second day of the Women’s Heptathlon, Becky Collier earned her 14th All-American honor (a Westmont record) and her second consecutive National Championship with a score of 5,178 points ( a school record). more

Nutrition being emphasized throughout Minnesota Twins system

Hector Lujan noticed the difference a couple of weeks back when the local booster club held its annual pizza party for the Cedar Rapids Kernels… “I love it,” said Lujan, a former 35th-round pick out of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Having good food here helps you out a lot throughout the long season. more

Lessons from a Bike Accident

With knees too worn down to absorb the shock of running, I turned to cycling as my primary physical activity…  They were a diverse group — from retired coach George Terzian, who played at Westmont College 60 years ago, to NBA player Alan Williams, just two years out of UCSB — but all were bonded by a game in which building relationships is paramount. more

Community congratulates seniors at Lahainaluna, Maui Prep

Led by Valedictorians Shania Abut, Alana Power and Kristel Yagyagan, the Class of 2017 graduated from Lahainaluna High School on Sunday evening…  Aniel Morey, Westmont College. more

Patti Cook, Courtney Kidd-Kadlubek Win East Beach “AA”; Holden Plock, Adam Kanold Take “B” Title

Patti Cook continued her winning ways as a player, as she combined with Courtney Kidd-Kadlubek and captured the California Beach Volleyball Association’s Santa Barbara Women’s “AA” Tournament last weekend at East Beach… Cook, the women’s volleyball coach at Westmont, was recently named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year. more

Engine Failure Cited as Cause of Fiery Helicopter Crash That Injured 3

Engine failure led to the crash of a sightseeing helicopter that resulted in injuries to the pilot and two passengers earlier this month in Santa Barbara, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board… Two Westmont College alumni, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were seriously injured in the crash, and pilot Michael Ower, owner of the helicopter tour company, also was hurt. more

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