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Westmont names alumni, parent relations director

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, has been named senior director of alumni and parent relations at Westmont College. She graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981 to 1998. more


Was born on Easter Sunday, April 5,1931. She was the daughter of Lester and Edith Bradley. She spoke at a Torrey conference at Biola University, a number of Westmont Chapels, even a conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. more

Wolf named Westmont's director of soccer

Dave Wolf, Westmont College’s head men’s soccer coach since 1991, will also be in charge of the women ‘s program this fall as the director of soccer, the university announced on Monday. “The word that comes to my mind immediately is collaboration,” said Wolf. more

HILLEGAS, Lyle Charles

Dr. Lyle Charles Hillegas served as the fifth president of Westmont College from 1972 to 1975. At 37, he was the youngest person ever appointed to the position and the only one to come directly from the ranks of the faculty. more

Out & About : Wilson to lead alumni association

Laura Davis Wilson has been named president of the Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association. She is an academic secretary at Westmont College and active in Citizens for Neighborhood Schools. more


A popular Fiesta party for Republicans each year is the Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club benefit for the college scholarship fund. Three scholarships were presented to outstanding students, including Maggie Heenan at Westmont. more

Biodiesel becoming more popular

Eco-entrepreneurs Craig Boyce, 38, and Mark Craig, 30, started the company to tap material not often associated with the word commodity — grease and fry oil. More than 20 customers, most from the county, have contracted with Coastal Byproducts. Clients in Santa Barbara include Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, Westmont College, East Beach Grill and the Habit. more

FILING CABINET : A quick look at news from local businesses and workplaces

David Winter, president emeritus of Westmont College, will be headmaster for an interim period at Providence Hall, a Christian high school in Santa Barbara. Mr. Winter, 77, served as Westmont’s president from 1976 to 2001. more

WEDDING : Van Mourick – Gaede

Westmont graduates Topher James Van Mourick and Kirsten Lynn Gaede of Dana Point, CA were married on June 7, 2008. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Dr. Stan D. Gaede, former president of Westmont. more

MARK PATTON : Search for new A.D. isn't going P.D.Q.

UCSB is nowhere near containment in their hunt for a new athletic director. The Gauchos’ first fall scrimmage — a women’s soccer match against Westmont — looms just four weeks away. more