Yearly Archives: 2013


Beebe, captain of the Lions’ volleyball and basketball teams, is the daughter of Westmont College president Gayle Beebeand his wife Pamela. She has a grade-point average of 4.59 and has won Providence Hall’s Headmaster’s Award for Academic Achievement. She’s also received the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award, as well as both the Heartand Hustle Award and BryantAwardforPerseverance. more

The Manti Te’o Hoax, from the Perspective of a Football Fanatic’s Wife

Lesley Sebek Miller, a Westmont College graduate, lives in Sacramento, California. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild, and her work has appeared in Relevant Magazine. more

LIGHTING THE WAY: January 6, 2013

BENEFITS CALENDAR/Crohn’s Disease Research: 4:45 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday. Westmont College, Murchison Gymnasium, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. “Alex Moore Classic” features Westmont Warriors competing against San Diego Christian in basketball fundraiser. All proceeds will provide resources for Westmont kinesiology professor Alex Moore’s widow and their baby, and support Crohn’s disease research. $25 general, $10 children 12 and younger; $100-$200 VIP seats. 565-6224 or alex-moore-classic. more


SATURDAY/COMMUNITY EVENTS: Basketball Game Fundraiser: 4:45 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. tip-off. Westmont College, Murchison Gymnasium, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. Alex Moore Classic features Westmont Warriors competing against San Diego Christian. All proceeds will provide resources for Alex Moore’s widow, Kirsten, and their baby, Alexis, and support Crohn’s disease research. $25 general, $10 children 12 and younger; $100-$200 VIP seats. 565-6224 or more

Noozhawk Talks: Amid Success in Public Relations, John Davies Finds Joy in the Personal: Pride in family, clients drives energetic public affairs specialist’s next phase of focus

“We never win any awards when I go,” laughed John Davies, with a good-natured twinkle in his eye. “If I send someone else we win, but not if I’m there.” He must send his staff to a lot of award dinners. …  He just stepped down after a third term as chairman of theWestmont College Foundation Board, and is in charge of the annual Westmont President’s Breakfast, which is set for March 1 and will feature retired Gen. Colin Powell as the keynote speaker. more

BizHawk: Carpinteria Businesses Sought for New Banner Sponsorship Program: CMC Rescue finds new Goleta home, Northrup Schlueter law firm opens office in Santa Barbara and Hayes Commercial Group welcomes a new broker

Paul Bradford Joins Hayes Commercial Group:  Hayes Commercial Group has added a new broker associate with 27 years of experience to its team. Paul Bradford, a seasoned businessman with roots in the Santa Barbara community, has a broad range of experience to draw upon, most recently as a broker in partnership with the now-retired Scott Glenn. He also has prior accomplishments as a mortgage banker, director of marketing with CallWave Inc., marketing professor at Westmont College, marketing director for a developer, and chief of staff for former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Jeanne Graffy. more

Providence Hall Launches 1:1 iPad Program Under Connected Learning Initiative

Providence Hall, a Christian college preparatory school for grades 7 to 12, is pleased to announce that after 18 months of extensive research, it is launching a 1:1 mobile learning initiative. … “The aspect of this 1:1 program that excites me the most is the innovative way traditional instruction is integrated with highly personal technology,” said Dr. Reed Sheard, chair of the advisory committee and vice president for college advancement and chief information officer for Westmont College said. more

Westmont College, Alex Moore Classic

A basketball game and fundraiser to honor the life of Alex Moore, a kinesiology professor at Westmont, who died in May at age 31 from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. more