Recent Press

Local Westmont Graduate to Oversee College’s Alumni Office

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, will become Westmont College’s senior director of alumni and parent relations. Rouse graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC, then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981-98. more

Warriors Open Volleyball Season With a Split at Tournament

The 2008 Westmont volleyball season got under way with the Warriors participating in the Holiday Inn Express Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The Warriors won their first match of the day in straight sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 over Washington’s Northwest University. But Westmont (1-1) lost the night-cap three sets to two to Concordia of Oregon (24-26, 10-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-11). more

UCSB, Westmont Rank Among Top Schools in the Nation

UCSB and Westmont College are among the highest-ranked schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue. In the category of liberal arts colleges, which, according to the magazine, “emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study,” Westmont College ranked 111 out of 265, keeping its status as a Tier 1 school. more

Local Westmont Grad to Head Alumni Office

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, will become Westmont’s senior director of alumni and parent relations. Rouse graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981 to 1998. “Teri reflects the high caliber of our alumni and I expect her to serve with distinction,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. more

Westmont names alumni, parent relations director

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, has been named senior director of alumni and parent relations at Westmont College. She graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981 to 1998. more

National Christian College Fair Held Sept. 16

Representatives from over 30 regional and national Christian colleges and universities will be available to speak with students, parents, pastors and school counselors from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Bayside Church, 8191 Sierra College Blvd. Besides William Jessup University, other institutions represented include Westmont College. more

Escondido church group gives food to the needy

Mision Vida Nueva church and the North County Food Bank have launched a food distribution center for needy families every Saturday evening at Pioneer Elementary School, the result of a school project by Deborah Graaff, an 18-year-old Sunday school teacher. The church’s new distribution program fulfills Graaff’s dream as she prepares to leave for Westmont College in Santa Barbara this fall. more

FREDRICKSON, Joan Bradley

Was born on Easter Sunday, April 5,1931. She was the daughter of Lester and Edith Bradley. She spoke at a Torrey conference at Biola University, a number of Westmont Chapels, even a conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. more

Man who left college for homelessness will speak

Reservations are now being taken for a Tuesday, Sept. 9 program at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission New Life Center that will highlight the struggles of the homeless. Author Mike Yankoski will speak at the center during a dinner program. Yankoski gained a unique insight into America’s homeless problem when he and Sam purvic, a college friend, chose to leave school for five months and live as homeless men. He vividly describes his experiences in the book, “Under the Overpass.” Yankoski eventually did graduate from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Tom Schmidt Joins Marymount Faculty

Marymount announces the arrival of Tom Schmidt as 7th and 8th grade English teacher and Chair of Marymount’s English Department. Thomas Schmidt received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1985, an MA (summa cum laude) from Fuller Seminary in 1980, and a BA (magna cum laude) from Wheaton College in 1977. Dr. Schmidt taught in the religious studies department of Westmont College from 1983 to 1996, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1988 and was consistently ranked by students in the top five percent of the faculty. more

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