Giving Archive:

$75 Million Gift Stuns Campus

Published: Fall 2006

It’s Among the Largest Donations Ever to a National Liberal Arts College Clad in colorful academic robes, faculty celebrated the installation of Mark Nelson in the Kenneth and Peggy Monroe Chair of Philosophy Oct. 27 in chapel. Provost Shirley... Read More

The Rewards of a Second Career

Published: Fall 2006

After Working in Washington, an Alumna Finds Fulfillment Advising Charities Kristen Schultz ’98 wanted to do something to change the world and thought she’d make the biggest impact through politics. That’s why she chose the law school track at... Read More

Taking the Next Step

Published: Spring 2006

Longtime President’s Associates Have Become Members of the Wallace Emerson Society It’s been 30 years since Phil Palmquist ’76 graduated from Westmont, but his ties to his alma mater hold tight. That’s where he met his wife, Robyn Ragan... Read More

A Fascination with France

Published: Fall 2005

French Professor Mary Collier Supports the Arts and the Work of Westmont Mary Collier’s parents brought their work home, to the delight of their three daughters. Mr. Collier produced operas for the Santa Barbara Civic Opera Company, and his... Read More

Gifts Support Students and the Liberal Arts

Published: Summer 2005

Estate Gifts Add to the College’s Growing Endowment Two separate estate gifts totaling $3.3 million will help endow student scholarships and the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont. In its sixth year, the institute explores and promotes liberal... Read More

A Family Legacy

Published: Winter 2005
A Family Legacy

Gift From Alumna’s Estate Will Benefit Westmont Endowment The first in her family to attend college, Maureen Erickson Reyes ’52 fulfilled her parents’ dreams when she graduated from Westmont with a degree in sociology. The Ericksons had become believers... Read More

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Published: Summer 2004

Although she left a traditional classroom 30 years ago, Sydwell Mouw Flynn ’56 never left teaching. Her career got an early start; her senior year at Westmont she taught English grammar to a small group of freshmen. After 17... Read More

A Scholarship for Remembrance

Published: Spring 2004

For a parent, there is nothing worse than losing a child — except losing two. David and Bev Sweetman have survived the deaths of their only son and daughter. To honor their children, who both went to Westmont, the... Read More

Alumni Giving on the Rise?

Published: Winter 2004

If alumni continue to give at their present rate, they could set a new record for participation in the 2004 fiscal year. Doubling the alumni giving rate from 18 to 36 percent in the last five years has started... Read More

A Friend to Students

Published: Winter 2004

From her home on the crest of Santa Barbara’s Riviera, Alice Cox has a commanding view of the city, the sea and the surrounding area. For nearly 50 years she and her husband, Joe, lived in this spectacular spot.... Read More