First Presbyterian Church of Eureka is proud, yet reluctant, to announce the retirement of the Rev. Daniel J. Price at the end of May.
Price has served the church and community for over 25 years. His last service will be May 27. … Price grew up in Southern California, attended Westmont College and had his first work as a youth pastor in Fresno. After his marriage to Karen, they moved to Europe. He worked in numerous parishes throughout Scotland in Fettercairn, Auchenblae, Glenbervie, Aberdeen and Stonehaven. During this time, he completed his doctorate in theology from the University of Aberdeen. more
Nobody’s arguing that there shouldn’t be a veteran’s cemetery in Irvine. In fact, both the former and currently planned locations for the cemetery are on former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station land (and neither is in the actual Great Park). The dispute is over not if, but where. … Gabriela Worrel is the outreach coordinator at Laguna Greenbelt, Inc and a freelance writer. She is a Southern California native currently living in Los Angeles, and holds degrees in biology (Westmont College) and urban planning (UC Irvine). more
The much-headlined summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for June 12 in Singapore. The timing of the historic event coincides with an international trade trip for a group of 17 students from Westmont’s International Trade, Finance and Ethical Sourcing Class. more
Peter Ramey received Northern State University’s 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Award. … arrived at Northern in 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. He earned his master’s. more
Family Service Agency has announced Tricia Thorsell Price, former superintendent of Cold Spring School District, has joined its board of directors. … Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Price earned her bachelor of arts and multiple subject teaching credential at Westmont College. She completed her masters degree in education administration at California State Channel Islands and her Ed.D. at Fielding University. more
When called to professional music ministry, Jasmine Guerrero was apprehensive. “I am a pretty anxious person,” she admitted. She was plagued with “so many questions and doubts, seasons of trust and HUGE steps of faith.” … It wasn’t until she enrolled in Westmont College, a Christian institution of higher learning in Santa Barbara, that she began to thrive in academics, she says. She loved the communications major. more
Matt McCall says he was always interested in current events. He grew up reading The Wall Street Journal and watching the evening news. “I think it’s just in people’s nature,” he told the American-Statesman. “It was a matter of being interested in the world around me.” … Matt McCall, 54, owns and operates a company that supplies surgical products to U.S. military hospitals overseas. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Calif. more
The class of 2018 graduated from Westmont College on Saturday despite tragedies that marked their senior year.
Students evacuated at least 5 times during the Thomas Fire and the Montecito mudslides that almost took the life of one of their own.
The ceremony took place on Carr Field. more
Westmont students were treated to some de-stress activities on campus Wednesday, including a visit from therapy dogs.
It’s all in an effort to help students cope with finals and bring some positivity after a tough semester filled with evacuations from the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide. more