First-Year Students

First-Year Students – Page Hall

One of my favorite activities during the fall semester is meeting with each first-year housing section to begin the four-year process of getting to know our students. Pictured below are four first-year sections with their RAs. After we take a picture together on the steps of Kerrwood Hall, we move inside for an hour-long conversation in Hieronymus Lounge where I … [more]

Enjoying the First-Years, Looking at Life, and Understanding Empathy

Last evening I had the rare opportunity to stop and enjoy the successful start to another academic year. Now that we’ve reached our seventh year at Westmont, each one feels more and more like home to Pam and me. But last night was special. This year, I’m inviting every first-year student to my office by hosting a one-hour reception with … [more]


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