New Director Joins Intercultural Programs

Blake Thomas, ICP Director

Blake Thomas, former director of Bridge-Builders, a service learning ministry of Forge for Families in Houston, Texas, will serve as interim director for Westmont Intercultural Programs. “I am passionate about diversity and reconciliation and committed to creating authentic community,” Blake says. “I hope that I can be an asset as Westmont faculty, staff and students… [Continue Reading]

New Trustees Add Voice, Experience to Board

Westmont alumna Denise Jackson '78 joins the trustees

Westmont welcomes six new members to the board of trustees, who begin their three-year terms in the fall. Two of them, Denise Jackson and Roxanne Hughes Packham, have served as ex officio members of the board, and one, Tremper Longman III, taught at the college for nearly 20 years. “We’re delighted that Denise, Roxanne and… [Continue Reading]

Remembering My Father: Provost Mark Sargent

My father—Joseph Linden Sargent—passed away almost twelve years ago, yet there’s still hardly a Father’s Day that goes by when I don’t remind myself to call him. That thought usually hits me about dusk, or when I look at one of his watercolors on our walls. He died on his anniversary, nearly two years after… [Continue Reading]

Celebrating the Outstanding Graduates of 2020

The Westmont community celebrates the many ways that God has gifted our students academically by announcing and honoring the Outstanding Graduate Awards in each department. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to publicly announce and honor them during the Academic Awards Convocation, which is typically held prior to Commencement. Here are the Outstanding Graduates of… [Continue Reading]

Courage is the Hallmark of the Warrior

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13 Growing Up into a Life of Service Molly’s day begins differently than most college students. From 6:30-7:30 a.m., she participates in intense physical training with ROTC at UC Santa Barbara before heading back to Westmont for her 8… [Continue Reading]

Loomer to Direct Research and Planning

Tim Loomer

Westmont welcomes Tim Loomer, who joins the staff July 1 as director of research, planning and implementation and assistant to the president for board relations. For the past two years, he has served as interim head of school at Providence. “We’re delighted to bring Dr. Loomer to campus, and I look forward to working closely with… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Revitalizes Its Ethnic Studies Minor

Westmont’s ethnic studies minor, which enables students to examine the cultural, historical, political and social dimensions of a variety of racial and ethnic groups, has been revitalized. During the past academic year, several professors reviewed the former curriculum and developed a new portfolio of courses to be launched in fall 2020. A new introductory seminar will… [Continue Reading]

Moore Ends Coaching Career on Top

John Moore, the Warriors’ longest tenured and all-time winningest men’s basketball head coach, is ending his coaching career after 27 years at the helm of the storied program. Moore will continue to serve as an associate professor of kinesiology and associate athletic director. “It’s hard to imagine 27 years have passed since that first year… [Continue Reading]

Online Art Exhibit Delves into ‘Time, Memory’

Cynthia Martin's "Time Lapse"

Westmont’s popular annual juried art exhibition, forced to go virtual during the pandemic, features 48 works by Tri-County artists May 14 – June 20 at westmont.edu/time-memory. Christopher Miles, professor at the School of Art at CSU Long Beach, juried the show, “Time and Memory,” which received 221 entries from 95 artists in Santa Barbara, Ventura… [Continue Reading]

‘A Tribute to My Mother’ by Gayle D. Beebe

“Treat others with kindness so they have the energy to be kind as well.” My mother was raised in a small Quaker farming community in the Midwest. Born in 1929, she faced the stark realities during her childhood and young teen years chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. Despite the global hardship inflicted by the… [Continue Reading]