Yearly Archives: 2018

Lancaster Joins Angelina College as Associate Dean

Dr. Daryl Lancaster is the new Associate Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at Angelina College. Dr. Lancaster was previously employed as the Life Science Department Chair at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Westmont College and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences. more

Mud and memories: 805 Conservation project restores treasures recovered from 1/9 debris flow

Christina Bean has mixed emotions about her work as head of the 805 Conservation project to salvage and preserve damaged items from the disastrous Thomas Fire and resulting Jan. 9 Montecito mudslides. … For the freezing process, Ms. Bean had access to a massive industrial freezer, which was stored on the Westmont College campus from March through May. more

Summer Concert Series: David Talbott & Alex Russell

The auditorium opens to embrace the sounds and aromas of the surrounding redwood forest. Attendees can be up-close-and-personal inside with the artists, or relax on the mezzanine patio and take in the night while enjoying the beautiful music. Concerts are free, though dinner guests get priority seating. … David Talbott & Alex Russell … Dave was on staff with the Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center near Santa Cruz, California as the Director of Adult Ministries and Resident Musician since 1977. Dave previously worked on the staff of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he was first Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, and for his last four years, Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. more


Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California has announced the addition of a women’s swimming team that will begin competition in the 2019-2020 academic year. The program is being supported by a $500,000  gift to the school by an unnamed donor for the purposes of launching the program.

The school is also adding men’s and women’s golf teams. more

Westmont to Add Women’s Swimming, Men’s, Women’s Golf Programs Next Year

Westmont College will be adding women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf to its athletics program in the 2019-2020 academic year, the school announced on Friday.

The addition of the three sports will give the college 15 intercollegiate teams. The Warriors already compete in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball. more

Members of Mariners 936 of Dana Point achieve Sea Scouting’s highest award

Mariners 936 Sea Scouts have announced that members Lily Maranto and Emma Lottman have been awarded Sea Scouting’s highest rank of Quartermaster. Nationwide, only about 40 Scouts achieve this honor each year. … Lottman graduated from Crean Lutheran High School and will attend Westmont College in the fall. more

Jazzercise at noon and a college degree at 80

Suzanne Stricker’s siblings were so proud of her college graduation that they traveled 7,000 miles to attend the ceremony. Her brother, sister and brother-in-law flew from New Zealand, where Stricker was born and raised, to Dallas as a surprise. At 80 years old, Stricker was the oldest University of Texas at Dallas student to graduate this May. … Stricker — who briefly attended the Westmont College in Santa Barbara in her 20s  — became a student once again in 2011. more

Ukiah First Presbyterian hires new youth/family minister

Alexis Moore has recently joined the ranks at First Presbyterian Church-Ukiah as its director of Youth and Families Ministries. Jerry Garcia, a church Elder, said, “July is a new beginning for our new director of Youth and Family Ministries, and Alexis is running at full speed to see that summer Vacation Bible School is on track. We welcome her to our church family.” … Moore had this to say about her background: “I am a Bay Area native and graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. where I received my BA in Fine Art. more

Westmont DoE wins accreditation 

The Westmont College Department of Education received full accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, officials reported Monday. “The education department has worked hard to cultivate a strong relationship with the local community and the local schools over the years, and that is apparent in the exceptional record of job placements,” Westmont College Provost Mark Sargent said in a statement. The report stated that the education department offered clear benefits to the local community. more

Former MHS Basketball Players Shooting for College Hoops Dreams: Weeks after graduation, practice isn’t slowing down for four recent alumni.

The only sound that emanated from the Malibu High School gym one early afternoon last week was the dribble of a basketball followed by a swoosh of nylon. Former Malibu High basketball player and 2018 MHS graduate Jake Hughes worked on his craft all alone. … With every dribble and shot made Hughes, a sharp-shooting forward on the Sharks hoops squad the past few seasons, hopes he gets closer to his dream of joining the basketball team at Westmont College in Santa Barbara this fall. more