Yearly Archives: 2016

Pauline H. Stuedli

Pauline H. Stuedli, 74, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2016, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A private family graveside service was held at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. …Pauline was born on July 16, 1941, in Pasadena, Calif., to Paul and Rose Tahmisian. She grew up in the Pasadena area and, after graduation from high school, attended Westmont College. She completed her education at Loma Linda University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. more

Westmont Athletes Put Forth Strong Performance On Final Day at National Championships

On the final day of the of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Kayla Darnbrough finished 13th in the marathon and Becky Collier earned her second All-American honors of the meet when she placed third in high jump.

After two long days competing in the heptathlon, Collier found success in the high jump and placed third with a jump of 1.74m. Collier, who recently finished her junior year, now has ten earned a total of ten All-American honors in her three-year career on the Westmont Track and Field team.  more

Becky Collier Shines in Day Two at National Championships

On day two of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, Becky Collier became the fourteenth all-time Westmont Track and Field athlete to win an individual championship when she placed first in the heptathlon; senior Kristan Holding finished her track career on a high note with a sixth place finish in the heptathlon; and senior James Asselin clinched an eighth place finish in the decathlon to end his final season with a bang. Collier, Holding, and Asselin each earned All-American honors for their performances. more

Renowned Photojournalist Colin Finlay Launches ‘Evolving Focus’ Portrait Line

Multidimensional artist and photojournalist Colin Finlay — whose compelling images of conflict, famine, genocide and environmental devastation have garnered international acclaim and transfixed readers of TIME, Vanity Fair and numerous other publications — is training his lens on denizens of the Central Coast. …Born in Scotland, Finlay attended Westmont College before earning a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara. He currently lives in Santa Barbara and Glendale. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trio capture regional gymnastics titles

Aleiya Bagaw, standing barely 3 feet tall and weighing less than 35 pounds, came up big along with two teammates from the Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club at the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Regionals. …

Westmont College has signed nine men’s soccer recruits from four states, including Carpinteria High goalkeeper Edward Delgado, coach Dave Wolf announced.

“This is a large, exciting, attacking-oriented class that will complement the pieces that we already have on our roster,” Wolf said. “This class will be very dangerous in the attacking third. Stylistically, each player is technical, hardworking on both sides of the ball, and plays the game with passion. more

TENNIS NOTES: Day seeded No. 3 in French Open; McManigal steps down

Kayla Day, fresh off a win over the future of American women’s tennis, has her own plans to conquer the world at this week’s French Open. …Kendyll McManigal, who was voted women’s tennis coach of the year this spring in the Golden State Athletic Conference, announced that she is stepping down after three seasons with the Warriors. Westmont went 37-30 and advanced to the second round of the NAIA National Championships during each of her three seasons. more

Providence Hires Trina Hudson as New Leader of Annual Giving Program

Trina Hudson of Hudson Consulting has joined Providence as counsel for annual giving. A resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years, Hudson brings a knowledge and love of the community and its people to her work.

Before joining Hudson Consulting, Hudson was director of annual giving at Westmont College. During her tenure at Westmont she also served as assistant director of alumni and parent relations. more

Westmont Athletes Prepared for National Championships

Thursday morning the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will begin at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama with 14Westmont student-athletes competing in 10 events. Three of those athletes will compete in mutli-event competitions – James Asselin in the decathlon and Beck Collier and Kristan Holding in the Heptathlon. The multi-event competitions begin on Thursday morning. more

Westmont Track and Field Enjoys Successful First Day at National Championships

Day one of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships consisted of five personal records and an All-American honor for the WestmontMen’s and Women’s Track and Field team.

Becky Collier and James Asselin each earned a personal record – Becky in the 100 meter hurdles, and James in the high jump; and Kristan Holding earned two personal records – one in the 100 meter hurdles and one in shot put. Additionally, Madison Herrera received All-American honors when she placed third in the long jump. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers escape OC with CIF-SS victory

The Dos Pueblos High baseball team got out of Orange County with a CIF-SS Division 2 second-round victory on Tuesday, beating Villa Park 2-1. …Westmont College women’s coach Kristen Moore will spend the summer helping as a court coach for the USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials, the tryout camp for the U.S. squad for the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Chile. more