Welcome Westmont Alumni!

Upcoming Alumni Events:


Join best selling author Paul Angone ’05 and your Westmont friends at special networking events this spring in:

San Diego: February 19
Portland: March 16
Seattle: March 17
Orange County: April 19
Denver: May 18
The Bay Area:

A Westmont alumnus, national speaker and career coach, Paul has written two best-selling books, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and All Groan Up. He helps people get unstuck and find work they love at his website, SignatureSauce.com.

Whether you are a recent college graduate, a young or seasoned professional, a manager or a parent wondering how to help your budding careerist find a unique path, Paul has something to say to you.

Eat great food, meet and mingle with old and new friends and begin to create your career on purpose with purpose. Uncover where your passion, purpose, and career collide to accelerate your job search, networking, and career-building efforts.

Emails specific to your area will be sent out regarding registration for these events. If you would like more information, please contact our office at myoung@westmont.edu.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival // June 16-18

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Join other alumni and parents with English professor Paul Willis for three days of theatre at its finest, June 16–18, 2016. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival boasts the oldest full-scale Elizabethan stage in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy a great getaway of wonderful theatre, stimulating lectures and conversation and see three exciting productions: The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night

The special Westmont package includes reserved seating and admission to all three plays, discussions with Professor Willis, and dinner on Thursday and Friday.

Register by April 16 for a discounted price of $235 per person.
Register by the deadline of May 16 for a standard rate of $260 per person.

Please Note: All guests must arrange for their own lodging and transportation. Special discounted lodging rates are available for Westmont guests, if reserved before May 16, at either the Plaza Inn & Suites in Ashland (541-488-8900), or the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites (855-482-8310). Use the group reservation name: Westmont College Alumni.

Please contact our office with any additional questions!

Class of 1966 50th Year Reunion: May 6-8, 2016

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Alumni News

Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast

Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast’
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David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets, which cost $125 each, go on sale Monday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. at westmont.edu/presbreakfast. Seating is limited, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Talk ‘Wades with Brooks in Virtuous Waters’

Talk ‘Wades with Brooks in Virtuous Waters’
Greg Spencer, professor of communication studies at Westmont, reflects on his own book, “Awakening the Quieter Virtues,” and David Brooks’ book, “The Road to Character,” in a talk on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Wading with Brooks in Virtuous Waters,” is free and open to the public. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-6051. [more]

Spring Orchestra Concert Honors the Bard

Spring Orchestra Concert Honors the Bard
The Westmont Orchestra celebrates the life of William Shakespeare (1582-1616) on the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death at its Spring Orchestra Concert on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10, and students are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. [more]

Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition

Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition
About 100 semi-finalists begin arriving at Westmont Friday, Feb. 5, for the first Augustinian Scholarship competition that will award scholarships worth at least $35,000 per year to 30 applicants. Twenty-six students receive a $140,000 four-year scholarship, and four will receive the full-tuition Monroe Award each year beginning this fall. [more]

Orchestra to Tour Northern California

Orchestra to Tour Northern California
The Westmont College Orchestra performs at several Northern California cities Feb. 12-15 as part of its annual spring tour. The Orchestra Tour to Yosemite includes performances in San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Nevada City and Oakhurst. Admission is free to all performances, although a goodwill offering will be taken. [more]

Talks Examine Liberal Arts, Social Change

Talks Examine Liberal Arts, Social Change
Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts explores how higher education prepares students to make social change at its 15th annual conference Feb. 4-6. The public is welcome to plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “From Inquiry to Impact: Social Transformation through Liberal Learning.” [more]

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value
Cynthia Toms, director of the office of global education, dissects the debate about the value and impact of young people engaging in international volunteer service in a lecture Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “Ethical International Volunteerism and Service: Moral Responsibility or More Harm than Good?” is free and open to the public. [more]

Westmont Stages Rare Classic Opera Duet

Westmont Stages Rare Classic Opera Duet
Westmont’s music and theater departments collaborate to stage two rarely seen classics in an ambitious, one-of-a-kind, dramatic operatic event Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6 at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Westmont will pair “Dido and Aeneas” (1688), composed by Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, with Christopher Marlowe’s “Dido, Queen of Carthage” (published 1594). [more]

Luncheon Features Pulitzer Prize Winner

Luncheon Features Puliter Prize Winner

Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize-winning political author and professor at Stanford University, will speak about “Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams and Madison: The Moral Vision of America’s Founding” on Friday, Feb. 5, at noon in the Loggia Ballroom at the Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $100 each and may be purchased online only at westmont.edu/leadershipseries. [more]

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history Jan. 14-March 19. “Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France” features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. An opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m., is free and open to the public. [more]

Westmont Earns Grant for Youth Theology

Westmont Earns Grant for Youth TheologyWestmont has received a grant of $590,400 to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a high school youth theology institute. Part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, Trailhead seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. [more]

Three Join Westmont Board of Trustees

Three Join Westmont Board of TrusteesThe Westmont Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Dave Gehring, advisor for Guardian News and Media; Tom Nguyen, managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC); and Jim Richardson, senior management consultant and director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The 29-member board oversees the operations of the college. [more]