Yearly Archives: 2015

World Class Vocalist David Britton Releases “American Glory” EP

David Britton will be releasing an EP’s worth of patriotic numbers on June 30, 2015. …The experience fostered a love for classical music and spurred him to study classical voice at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. This led to David receiving his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  more

iCAN Brings a Fresh Approach to Elementary Arts Education, and It’s an Incredible Story

A local nonprofit organization with a strong foundation has been stepping out from the background, as iCAN (incredible Children’s Art Network) has been drawing attention to the bigger conversation of arts education in Santa Barbara County. …Additional iCAN partners include theSanta Barbara Education Foundation, which recently honored Kearns and iCAN with a 2015 HOPE Award; the Westmont College Music Department, which assists with mentors and interns for elementary school staff; and UC Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures, which provides opportunities for educational outreach for students and families. more

Citizen Security Expert Joins Creative Associates International

Enrique Roig will guide Creative’s work developing and implementing what are known as “citizen security” programs around the world. …Roig holds a M.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

2015 Vocal Music graduates

The following students plan to continue their studies in vocal music after graduation. …David Agosto, Godinez, Westmont College, music education major, French minor, $ more

Rochester Ridgemen starts summer season slow

The Rochester Ridgeman took their first two games at home after sweeping a doubleheader against the Wellsville Nitros. After that, it was rough sailing as the Ridgemen could only take one of their next four games to finish the week below the .500 mark at 3-4. …After walking the bases loaded in the first inning, he would run into no more trouble, striking out 11 batters as Shane Soria of Westmont College’s first-inning run would hold up in the victory. more

Cooke betters his national record

United States-based Zimbabwean decathlete Keegan Cooke has broken his standing national record as he set a new mark. Cooke became Zimbabwe’s record holder in April 2012 when he broke a 23-year old record that had been set by Stan Flowers. …On Friday last week, Cooke eclipsed his standing record when he garnered 7 491 points to finish second at the Santa Barbra Track Club 7Ten Combined Events Championship at Westmont College in California, United States of America. more

MLB Insider: Reflections on the recent draft

The annual first-year player draft is over, and the wait is on to find out which teams nailed their picks. It can be a long wait, as the baseball draft is far from an exact science. …Hector Lujan, taken in the 35th round from Westmont College, can hit 95. more

Name Dropping: Fundraiser brings in $55,000 for ag-related education

A record-breaking 300 women attended the eighth annual Down to Earth Women Luncheon, held May 14 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville. The event also broke records in the amount of money it raised — more than $55,000. …DeNike is the daughter of Emmanuel and Migdalia DeNike. She will attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara in the fall, where she plans to study communications. more

Lompoc Pops season comes to a close

Michael Shasberger will conduct the final performance of Lompoc Pops Orchestra season on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St. …Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship at Westmont College in Montecito, conducts the college’s orchestra and choir. He also serves as conductor for the West Coast Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Cielo Foundation. more

Inogen Named Company of the Year at the 2015 South Coast Business & Technology Awards

Inogen, Inc. (INGN), a medical technology company offering innovative respiratory products for use in the home care setting, announced today that it has been honored as the Company of the Year at the South Coast Business & Technology Awards. …The South Coast Business & Technology Awards Scholarship Fund grants scholarships to local students studying business and technology-related subjects at Santa Barbara City College, University of California Santa Barbara, and Westmont College. more