Recent Press

Celebrations for June 3

Kayla Pauline Hernandez graduated on May 6, 2017 from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Kayla earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business, with a minor in Psychology. She was a 2013 Exeter Union High School graduate. Proud parents, Raymond and Laura Hernandez now reside in Paso Robles, Ca. more


Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2017 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university on a scholarship or as a walk-on… Cassidy Tiegs, Eagle, Westmont College. more

Kento Perera’s Record-Breaking Streak

The consistency of Kento Perera and the leadership of Morgan Mays will go down in the history of their schools’ tennis programs… Westmont College won the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tennis championship for the first time since 1997. more

Local Sculptor Carves Out First Place Win at Art Exhibit

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the recent opening reception of Westmont’s annual Out of Place exhibit featuring 36 Tri-Country artists… he museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m-5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, visit or contact the museum at 565-6162. more

Faculty Awarded For Teaching, Scholarship And Service Excellence

Ten University of Scranton faculty members were honored recently with Provost Faculty Enhancement awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service… Rebecca S. Beal, Ph.D., received the Excellence in Adapting Classic Principles of Jesuit Pedagogy into the Curriculum: The Magis Award. This award is given to a faculty member who makes specific, sustained and creative efforts to adapt classic principles of Jesuit Pedagogy in courses. Dr. Beal, professor of English and theatre, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1983. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Westmont College, her master’s degree at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. at the University of Texas. more

67 seniors graduate from ilyllic Cate School

Nestled on an idyllic, microcosmic mesa above Carpinteria, the historic Cate School takes its place among similar remote and view-endowed campuses up in the hills of the region, including Westmont College in Montecito and Thacher School in Ojai. more

Westmont Men’s Soccer Announces Class Of 2017 Commitments

Westmont Men’s Soccer is pleased to announce the signing of seven recruits from the Class of 2017: Landin Filippini from Waddell, Arizona; Isaiah Garza-Bolton from Newbury Park; Zachary Godeck from Ventura; Jonathan Romero from Santa Ana; Nicolas Ruiz from Foothill Ranch; Jose Vasquez from Long Beach; and Tyler Young from Ventura. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Metgzer puts up 65 at Muni

Westmont’s Becky Collier was named the Most Valuable Performer of the Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. after adding a high jump title to her heptathlon crown. more

Details emerge about helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary accident report on the May 5 helicopter crash at La Cumbre County Club that left three injured… The passengers of the aircraft, recent Westmont College graduate Courtney Crosby and 2016 graduate Turner Conrad, were released from the hospital May 18, according to college spokesman Scott Craig. more

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

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