Transfer Spotlight Haleigh Batty
Academic and athletic scholarships make it possible for Haleigh to afford Westmont and pursue her ambitious goals: a career as a registered nurse and a place on the Olympic track and field team. She believes Westmont can help her achieve these objectives. “There are very positive people here,” she says. “Everyone wants you to succeed.” She names head track and field coach Russell Smelley in particular. “Coach can tell if something’s off with me,” she says. “He checks in and makes sure I’m OK. I know that he—and all my professors—care for me.” She also desires a closer relationship with Christ and sees Westmont as a place where she can grow stronger in her faith.