Montecito Journal

Give and Receive

Community movers and shakers Peter and Gerd Jordano were lauded for their first volunteerism and charity work when they received the third annual Father Virgil Remarkable Life Awards at LifeChronicles’ gala at Fess Parker’s Doubletree. …Both have been involved with Westmont College for more than two decades. more

Play Explores Chekhov’s Seagull

Westmont graduating seniors Brynn Mitchell, Elaine Pazaski, and James Wong present a fresh, fierce homage to the central characters of Anton Chekhov’s classic, The Seagull, in The Nina Variations by Stephen Dietz on Friday, February 6 more

Grotenhuis Scholarships

David and Anna Gotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students, and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishments. more

Opera Classics

The Westmont Theater and Music Departments, which won three national awards for the 2013 co-production of The Pirates of Penzance, combine forces for “An Evening of One-Act Opera Classics” on January 30-31 at 7pm and Sunday, February 1, at 3pm, all in Porter Theater. more

Stick, Disc Golfers Take Aim at Tourney

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the seventh annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, February 2, at 11:30 am at the Glen Annie Golf Club. …Wiersma graduated from Westmont in 2006 after spending his senior year studying at Oxford University. more

SB Coast Volleyball Club Celebrates Victory

Montecito volleyball coach David Rottman says he could not be more proud of Santa Barbara Coast Volleyball Club, whose “14s” boys team just finished number one out of 56 Southern California teams during a three-day Junior National Qualifier. …In the inaugural season, Westmont College helped launch the club by providing much-needed practice time in their gymnasium. more

Woodward at the Coral

What do Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both Bushes, Hillary Clinton, and Obama all have in common? Answer: Award-winning reporter and writer Bob Woodward has either interviewed and/or written about them extensively. He gave an engaging luncheon talk at the Coral Casino last Friday which was part of the “Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency” speaker series conducted by Westmont College. more

This Week in and around Montecito

Lecture at Coral Casino

“What can we learn from the leadership of American presidents?” Westmont will explore that question in the coming year through the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. more

President Welcomes Booker to Museum

President Gayle D. Beebe and provost Mark Nelson attended a private ceremony to welcome Chakaia Booker and her exhibition to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. more

New Trustees Join Board

Two parents of Westmont graduates and an alumna have joined the 29-member Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Mike Allen of Dallas, Helga Houston ’83 of Columbus, Ohio, and D. Verne Sharma of Pasadena began serving in October. more