Recent Press

Recreation Roundup: Senior Track and Field

Santa Barbara’s Steve Wordell won the gold medal in the javelin at the California State Championships in senior track and field, held June 7 at Cal Tech in Pasadena. He trains once per week at the Westmont College track. more

Westmont Welcome

After 26 years, the founding director of Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery, Tony Askew, has retired. Askew will be replaced by Judy L. Larson. more

SHHS Class of 2008 scholarship recipients

Dascia Skadal, Saint Helena High School graduate, has been awarded a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, Westmont College Scholarship, SHHS Chorus Outstanding Vocalist, Cummings Family Scholarship, Wood Family Scholarship. more

UCSB Grad Student Nominated as UC Student Regent

UCSB graduate student Jesse Bernal he hopes to accomplish much as the next University of California Student Regent. Last week, Bernal, who got his bachelor degree from Westmont College and is now pursuing a doctorate in education at UCSB’s Gevirtz School, was nominated for the Student Regent position for 2009-2010 by the University of California Regents’ special committee. more

Westmont College, Class of 2008

Westmont College awarded undergraduate degrees to 310 students on a spectacular day May 3 at Russell Carr Athletic Field. more

REECE, Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee Reece lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 29, 2008. Sandy graduated from San Marcos High School in 1966 and from Westmont College in 1970 with a BA in sociology. more


Paul J. Willis writes what he knows in this slim tome of verse collected from previous appearances in volumes by Acorn, Petroglyph and Wild Duck Review. “Visiting Home” is a book by which one’s horizons are duly expanded. more

Master Chorale to take a trip down memory land

Westmont Professor Steve Hodson, who is the Santa Barbara Master Chorale’s new music director, has collaborated with special guest Art Emr for a performance of some Beatles and Frank Sinatra songs. more

A quick look at news from local businesses and workplaces

Judy Larson has been named director of the Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College . Ms. Larson was previously the director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She will also teach art history courses at the college. more

Phelps, Joyce go in early rounds – DP pitcher selected by Dodgers in the 10th

Former Westmont College pitcher Tyson Bagley was picked in the 11th round by the San Diego Padres. Bagley, who went 3-7 with a 4.68 ERA as a Warrior freshman, played his sophomore year at Cisco JC before finishing his career at Dallas Baptist, going 4-2 with 11 saves and a 2.56 ERA this spring. more