Yearly Archives: 2008

News to Yous: "M" is for Music

The Hubert Schwyzer Quartet, which was commissioned by Westmont College last spring, is now nearing completion. The collection—made up of a cello, a viola, and two violins—is being handcrafted by master violin maker and Santa Barbara resident James Wimmer. more

New state-of-the-art court being completed at Westmont

Finishing touches on a brand-new state-of-the-art court are being completed in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. more

Ashley Greenawalt of Santa Margarita crowned Miss California Mid-State Fair

Eighteen-year-old Ashley Greenawalt of Santa Margarita won the judges’ hearts and took home the crown at the Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant. A dancer and freshman at Westmont College, Ashley said she never expected to win. more

Two Months in South Africa with 30 Teens No Typical Retirement Plan

Living and working in a campus environment felt familiar to Jan and Ron Cronk, shown here with three students and their bikes. The Cronks had spent years associated with Westmont College, where Ron was a longtime administrator. more

Local Business: Movers and Shakers

David Winter, president emeritus of Westmont College, has assumed the role of interim headmaster at Providence Hall, a Christian preparatory high school in Santa Barbara. Winter, 77, served 25 years as the president of Westmont untill 2001. more

WEDDING : Van Mourick – Gaede

Westmont graduates Topher James Van Mourick and Kirsten Lynn Gaede of Dana Point, CA were married on June 7, 2008. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Dr. Stan D. Gaede, former president of Westmont. more

Announcements: Bravo!

Graduated!The following Camarillo residents have graduated from college: Alec Avedissian graduated cum laude from Westmont College with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and business, and minor in Spanish. more

Review of Hess and Carroll, eds., Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

“Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls”  is a collection of essays edited by two OT profs at Denver Seminary. Karen H. Jobes (Westmont College) concludes the volume with reflections on Jesus as Liberator. more

Retired Westmont President Tapped To Lead Year-Old Providence Hall

Providence Hall, Santa Barbara’s only Protestant high school, has hired former Westmont College President David Winter to lead the year-old school on an interim basis, officials announced Thursday. Winter, 77, served as Westmont president from 1976 to 2001, and joined Providence Hall’s board of directors four months ago. He said he had no intention of being the school’s headmaster. more


Several hundred youngsters who arrive for a basketball camp in less than two weeks will be the first to play on Westmont’s new state-of-the-art court in Murchison Gym. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the floor, including lines and a half-court logo are being painted on the floor over the next several days. more