Yearly Archives: 2013

DP Track-and-Field Superstar: TRACK SHORTS

Westmont College sophomore Elysia Hodges sliced almost a second off her school record in the women’s 400 meters (53.77) to take the silver medal at the NAIA Championships… more

Providence Hall’s Class of 2013 to Graduate on Friday

Providence Hall announces the graduation of the Class of 2013. Commencement exercises take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Spring Road. … The members of the class were offered admission by 34 schools and programs across the country, including … Westmont College and Wheaton College. more pdf

AVID program helps AGHS students succeed

Kyla DeLeon, 17, wants to go to study business next year when she graduates high school, perhaps at San Diego State, Westmont College or Sonoma State. Triston Perez, 16, wants to go study computer engineering, perhaps at Chico State or Channel Islands. Both are juniors in the AVID program at Arroyo Grande High School. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It provides classes, teachers and support, encouraging students whose parents didn’t go to college or graduate from high school, to prepare for college. more


Westmont College makes Forbes top 100 list: Westmont named among the best return-on-investment

Forbes Magazine recently released a survey on the schools with the best return-on-investment. Westmont College ranked 74th on the Forbes Grateful Grad list. It measures the amount of private gifts given to a four year college divided by its number of full time students. more

Sierra Club Camino Cielo Hike

Fortunately, people in our group had extra water to share. And some Westmont students who happened by even carried one of the weakened hikers out on the last part of the trail! You can see this heroism and the gratitude in the final photos. more

Five of the smallest tech-savvy campuses: Many small schools have been leaders in mobile technology use; here are five such institutions

Innovation isn’t just the domain of large universities; here’s a list of five small but technologically advanced campuses that have set an example for how smaller schools can be leaders in ed-tech use. … Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a private, Christian liberal arts college with 1,300 undergraduate students. Westmont IT officials have implemented predictive modeling and cloud-computing programs to save money and spend budgets efficiently, becoming a model for small schools looking for ways to survive the slumping economy. more pdf

Valley Christian High School

Top seniors: Scholarships, awards: Academic All-State; basketball, four letters; volleyball, three letters; All-Conference basketball, two years; All-Conference volleyball; Montana University System Honor Scholarship; George Fox University Presidential Scholarship; National Science Award; Montana Resident Scholarship; Montana Bright Future Award; Westmont College Provost’s Scholarship; Azusa Pacific University President’s Scholarship; Sportsmanship Award, basketball and volleyball; Elementary Education Scholarship. more

Oaks Christian grads urged to continue building a ‘strong foundation’

Gayle Beebe, the president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, was the commencement speaker and he continued… more

Circle Bar B Does The Importance of Being Earnest: Area Dinner Theater Troupe Takes on Oscar Wilde’s Classic

“In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing,” wrote Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, and Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre’s new production, running now for seven weekends, is promising plenty of style and deliciously twisted insincerity. Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the most enduring and endearing of English comedies, is directed by Westmont adjunct professor and costume expert Miller James. more

Additional National Merit Scholarships go to SD Unified students

Two additional San Diego Unified students — both from Scripps Ranch High School — are receiving congratulations for successfully completing the rigorous process for receiving a National Merit Scholarship. … Karli R. Holman has received the National Merit Westmont College scholarship. She’s headed toward a career in medicine, according to National Merit. more