Monthly Archives: June 2015

St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church Hosts Benefit “Bel Canto by Candlelight” on 7/18/15

The public is invited to attend “Bel Canto by Candlelight,” a live professional benefit performance featuring scenes and selections from opera, musical theater and choral music on Saturday, July 18, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos. …He is the winner of numerous competitions, honors and grants, including the Igor Gorin Memorial Award, Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, Leni Fe Bland competition, Ellen Faul Gordon and The Metropolitan Opera Voice Competition. Presently he is a faculty member at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Pepperdine’s business school partners with Westmont College

Beginning this fall, Pepperdine University will partner with Westmont College to offer a new two-year, part-time master’s in business administration program through the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Graziadio School will open its second location in downtown Santa Barbara, at a new center in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building. more

Summer Programs for High School Students

If you haven’t decided how to spend your summer, you may want to think about the possibility of participating in a summer program. …The program takes place on two campuses: at the New Mexico Institute of Technology in Socorro and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. more

Maris, Barring sign free-agent deals

UCSB’s Peter Maris and Westmont College’s Will Barring have signed free-agent contracts to play professional baseball. more

Easter Moorman Joins Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care as Director of Marketing

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is pleased to announce the hiring of Easter Moorman as director of marketing. …She graduated from Westmont College with degrees in biology and business and economics, and she lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and two children. more

Westmont’s Barring signs with New York Mets, makes pro debut

Westmont outfielder Will Barring of Tustin has signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets and has seen his first action as a minor league ball player. Barring has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Mets, a rookie league team that plays in Port St. Lucie, Florida. more

Susan Miles Gulbransen: How to Show a Difference? Paksy Plackis-Cheng Writes ‘Impact X’

Since I grew up in Santa Barbara and have lived here part of my adult life, I have always been aware of the tremendous philanthropic energy of our town. …The book includes a variety of subjects, from award-winning Amir Abo-Shaeer (Dos Pueblos High School teacher and founder of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy) to Stanford University’s Marcello Palazzi (co-founder of B-Lab Europe) to Westmont College grad Teresa Law (co-founder of Mountain Hazelnuts in Bhutan). more

Bubba Moreno to play baseball at Westmont

When Bubba Moreno hung up his football cleats at the end of fall, his basketball sneakers at the end of winter and his baseball cleats at the end of spring, he looked towards his collegiate future with athletic uncertainty.

As a three-sport athlete at Turlock High, the senior had options but only one passion: to play football. But despite his heart being on the gridiron, Moreno found himself in a position too perfect to pass up on a path that led to Westmont College’s baseball diamond. more

In Memoriam: Robert W. Kummer, Jr.

He was perhaps the best business banker of his generation. Robert W. Kummer, Jr. was a Pennsylvania native who moved his family to California to start a job at Union Bank. …Along the way he was a leader in the PGA of Southern California, a trustee of Pomona College and, after he retired to Santa Barbara, a member of the advisory board at Westmont College. more

Four Top Scholars Earn Full Tuition

Four top high school seniors will be attending Westmont in the fall after being offered four-year, full-tuition scholarships. The new Monroe Scholars are Noel Hilst of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Bethany Le of Carlsbad, Leal Makaroff of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Olivia Stowell of Fort Collins, Colorado. They earned a combined average honors GPA of 4.5 and an average SAT score of 1530 (out of 1600). more