After Four Years of Adversity, Westmont College Graduates Celebrate Achievements, Resilience: Commencement highlights the Class of 2021’s less than traditional experience; Cottage Health’s Ron Werft is presented the Westmont Medal

Hundreds of mask-wearing Westmont College seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas during an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday morning at Thorrington Field in Santa Barbara. Members of Westmont’s Class of 2021 rank among the most resilient and determined college graduates in the history of the nation, school officials said. more

Westmont College Launching Nursing Program at New Downtown Santa Barbara Campus: Program will provide an accelerated program for a nursing bachelor’s degree

In a bold and visionary move, Westmont College plans to launch a nursing program at its new downtown Santa Barbara campus.  In partnership with Cottage Health, Westmont has targeted the spring of 2022 to kick of the program at 26 West Anapamu St., a building it recently purchased. “We are delighted,” Westmont President Gayle Beebe told Noozhawk. “To be able to start a program downtown that really brings the college right into the midst of the central business district is incredibly meaningful.” more

New York Times Reporter Explores Science of Productivity at Westmont

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author, will speak at the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership luncheon, noon Friday, Nov. 1, in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. … Tickets to the event Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity, are available for $100 per person at For more information, call 805-565-7251 or email More

Two Young Life Students Awarded Full Scholarships to Westmont

Luke Perez of Santa Maria and Joseph Helm of Palm Desert, who had both planned to attend a community college, will begin at Westmont College this fall after receiving Westmont’s 2019 Young Life Scholarships… more.

Westmont Ridley-Tree Art Museum Features Cutting-Edge Potter

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has organized a touring retrospective exhibit of Don Reitz, one of the most experimental and ingenious ceramic artists of the last century. Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz runs Aug. 29 through Nov. 9 with a reception, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. more

Providence School Offers Digital Design Academy

Providence School announces the launch of an innovative digital design program The Providence Studio. … James Daly developed and leads Providence School’s award-winning atelier-style fine and visual arts program. A visual artist and photographer, he joined Providence in 2008 after earning a B.A. in studio art from Westmont College and teaching credential and M.A. in education from UCSB. more

Healing the Healers Film Series Targets Community Trauma Workers

The Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth, in partnership with Westmont College’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts and Odyssey Impact, is hosting the Healing the Healers film series in Montecito. more

11 San Marcos Student Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

Palmer signed to play soccer at Westmont College while Ricci and Oriskovich elected to continue their water polo careers at UCSB. … more

Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon: Shot-Putting Pitcher is Winner at Westmont

Toby Dunlap of Westmont might be the first collegiate athlete to win the shot put while wearing baseball stirrups. … more

Record 57 Students Offer Research Results at Westmont Symposium

The 23rd annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates the noteworthy accomplishments of a record 57 Westmont students who worked on 44 research projects. The event will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Winter Hall Atrium. … more