College Coordinates Montecito Food Drive

Montecito community members joined with Westmont to serve the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, which has distributed 2.25 million pounds of food during the COVID-19 response. Residents dropped off 151 bags of food at the rear parking lot of Montecito Bank and Trust on Coast Village Road on May 9 or asked that donated food… [Continue Reading]

Wickham, Lecrae Perform for Graduating Seniors

Grammy-winning, Christian, hip hop recording artist Lecrae

Westmont College has had to postpone its Commencement ceremony, which was scheduled for Saturday, but that is not keeping the Christian college in Santa Barbara from celebrating its graduating seniors. Westmont is hosting a virtual concert featuring two popular Christian recording artists, Phil Wickham and Grammy award-winner Lecrae, on Saturday, May 2, at 6 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Taking Quarantine Treats to the Street

Mary Pat Whitney delivers cookies to President Gayle D. Beebe

Many Americans have taken to baking while sheltering at home. Mary Pat Whitney, director of public and advancement events at Westmont, has raised the bar, baking brownie bars and a whopping 12,000 cookies for the Westmont and Santa Barbara communities. This effort started as a way to show gratitude to local first responders and essential… [Continue Reading]

Graduating Senior Hopes to Keep Making Music

Flutist and composer Sarah Hooker

Westmont graduating senior Sarah Hooker, a music composition major, has provided her original composition for Psalm 121, which Brad Elliott, campus photographer, has paired with a slideshow of Westmont and Santa Barbara in spring. Sarah, who lives in Quartz Hill, California, will be mentoring and tutoring children through the AmeriCorp City Year program beginning in… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Announces New Board Chair

Mitch and Leslie Vance

This spring, Mitch Vance begins his first two-year term as chair of the Westmont College Board of Trustees. He succeeds Peter Thorrington, who has served as chair since 2014. A board member since 2013, Vance previously chaired the Westmont Board of Advisors and served on the Westmont Foundation. “We’re truly blessed to have such a… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Win National Hoops Honors

Junior guard Abram Carrasco, NAIA First Team All-American

The NAIA named Westmont basketball players Iyree Jarrett and Abram Carrasco to the All-American First Team, and John Moore as Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Moore became the first Westmont men’s basketball head coach to earn the honor, having previously won Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year for the third… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Donates Protective Masks to Cottage

Westmont College will donate 1,000 N95 masks to Santa Barbara Cottage Health’s front-line heroes combating the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Westmont has historically kept a supply of protective masks on campus for its students, faculty and staff to protect them from smoke during wildfires. With the risk of fire low right now and… [Continue Reading]

Women’s Hoops Finish Season Ranked No. 1

The men's and women's teams celebrate GSAC Regular Season Championships

The Westmont Women’s basketball team closed out the season ranked No. 1 in the nation after winning its fifth straight Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on March 7.  The No. 7 Westmont men won the GSAC Regular Season Championship. The women’s team, which ended the season with a record of 27-3, also won the… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Win Five Straight Championships

Westmont women’s basketball wins its fifth straight GSAC Tournament Championship

The No. 3 Westmont women’s basketball team won its fifth straight Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on March 7, defeating No. 4 The Master’s 76-67 at Murchison Gym. The Warriors, who had already won the GSAC Regular Season Championship, will find out their seeding for the 32-team NAIA National Championship bracket on March 11…. [Continue Reading]

Lecture Examines Peaceful Native Americans

Dr. Rick Pointer

Richard Pointer, Westmont professor of history, uncovers the peacemaking traditions of Native American communities in a lecture, “Peace-loving Indians? Recovering A Missing Piece of American History,” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. “Given… [Continue Reading]