Yearly Archives: 2016

McChrystal to speak at Westmont

Former Gen. Stan McChrystal will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast in March. Mr. McChrystal, a former four-star general, is a best-selling author, popular college teacher and one of the most revered military officers of his generation, said college spokesman Scott Craig. For five years, Mr. McChrystal commanded Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. He assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan in 2009. He is credited with turning the tide of war in both Iraq and Afghanistan. more

College Launches Teen Choral Academy

Westmont’s music department has created an eight day summer program for high school singers. The Westmont Academy for Coal Excellence (WAVE) July 2-9 will improve the vocal technique and musical artistry of the students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. more

Fire burns near Westmont College

The Montecito Fire Department responded to a structure fire Sunday across from the Cold Springs entrance to Westmont College. According to a department news release crews found a two-story estate with visible fire from the first floor in the 700 block of Cold Springs Rd. There was significant smoke damage to the entire structure. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers stand tall in home win

Westmont had four players named to the honors list, as Brooke Lilywhite was a first-team pick for both the NSCAA All-American squad and the NAIA All-American squad. Teammate Maddi Berthoud was an NAIA honorable mention, with both joining teammate Grace Lemley as NSCAA All-Southwest Region first-team picks. more

Carlos Zepeda masters the hurdles of higher education

Carlos Zepeda was a track superstar at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, a stand-out in the 300- and 400-meter hurdles. His skill, hard work and determination on the track may be what prepared him for what was to come next in his young life… But when Westmont College offered him a significant track scholarship, he enrolled there instead, supplementing the athletic scholarship with one from SFSB. more

What Are the Best Ways for Christians to Help the Poor Break the Cycle of Poverty?

The Christian economists and professors IFWE works with have been studying the best ways to improve the economy and alleviate poverty for years. Who better to ask about what works when it comes to restoring dignity and breaking the cycle of poverty for the poor? Here’s what they had to say.  more

Westmont Fall Dance Concert

Under director Susan Alexander, the Westmont College dance program has blossomed into an inventive, thoughtful, spirited troupe that works well together in a variety of idioms. Saturday’s fall concert performance featured 11 distinctive pieces set to music ranging from the 17th-century Scottish ballad “Joy to the Person of My Love” to the contemporary pop and hip-hop of Destiny’s Child, Andra Day, and even some 2 Chainz. more

IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Former Hamilton-Wenham standout Berthoud shining for Westmont College

Thanks to a stellar junior season with the Generals in the fall of 2014, that dream was all but assured the time her senior year of high school rolled around… The result was Westmont College, a small liberal arts school in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Superintendent Tricia Price Leaving Cold Spring School District in June

After six years at the helm, Dr. Tricia Price will step down as superintendent and principal of Santa Barbara’s Cold Spring School District at the end of the present school year, the district announced… She got her credential from Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons earn draw with Eagles

The Santa Barbara High boys soccer team continued its early unbeaten run this season with a 1-1 draw with Santa Margarita on Saturday night at Peabody Stadium… Morgan Haskin added 14 points off the bench for Westmont, while Kayla Sato had 12 points and Cora Chan 11 points. more