Welcome Westmont Alumni!

Upcoming Alumni Events:

C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce

Great divorce

Join Westmont alumni and parents for The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis, a production by the Fellowship of Performing Arts:

Minneapolis: Saturday, April 25 - C.S. Lewis Play
  • Register online today!
  • Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Location: The Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis 55403
  • Times:
    • 2 p.m. Coffee reception & pre-event discussion at The Capital Grille, 801 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis ​
    • 4 p.m. The Great Divorce at The Pantages Theatre
  • Cost: $60 per person (all-inclusive group rate which includes reception, play, taxes and fees)
  • RSVP by: April 6

Save-the-Date: Homecoming - October 2-4, 2015

Homecoming

 

Alumni News

Westmont Opens Downtown Program

President Gayle D. Beebe and Rick Ifland teach Seminar in Executive LeadershipWestmont Downtown, a new, semester-long academic program focusing on capital and social entrepreneurship, opens May 1 in downtown Santa Barbara on the third floor of 26 W. Anapamu Street in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building above the Fund of Santa Barbara. [more]

Four Top Scholars Earn Full Tuition

The finalists at Monroe Scholars WeekendThe Westmont Office of Admission has offered four-year, full-tuition scholarships to four top high seniors. The new Monroe Scholars are Noel Hilst of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Bethany Le of Carlsbad, Léal Makaroff of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Olivia Stowell of Fort Collins, Colo. They earned a combined average honors GPA of 4.5 and an average SAT score of 1530 (out of 1600). [more]

Westmont Choir Tours San Joaquin Valley

Westmont ChoirThe Westmont College Choir tours Central California April 10-12 with performances in San Luis Obispo, Chowchilla, Visalia and Santa Barbara. The choir of 60 student singers will perform a selected repertoire from their entire concert season, especially works by emerging American composers. [more]

Talk to Probe Whooping Cough Research

Dr. Steve JulioSteve Julio, associate professor of biology at Westmont, examines current research aimed at improving the whooping cough vaccine, in a free, public lecture on Thursday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first­served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-6051. [more]

Westmont Polo Wins the West

Mike Esparza, Carey Osimo, Tony Uretz and Coach John Westley (courtesy Santa Barbara Polo School)The Westmont men’s polo team defeated Stanford University 18-10 on March 22 at the Central Coast Polo Club in San Luis Obispo to capture the USPA Intercollegiate Western Regionals. The victory earns the Warriors a spot at the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, however due to a lack of funding and experience, the team will not be competing at the University of Connecticut to defend its back-to-back national titles April 6-12. [more]

Bethany Hamilton to Speak at Westmont

Bethany HamiltonBethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” inspired the 2011 film “Soul Surfer,” speaks Friday, April 10, at 5:45 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. Westmont hosts Night of Champions, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Fellowship of Christian Athletes (SBFCA), which includes special guest Britt Merrick. Tickets to the event are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and can be purchased at santabarbarafca.org/noc. [more]

Westmont CIO Wins Prestigious IT Award

Westmont CIO Reed SheardWestmont CIO Reed Sheard has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2015. He accepts this prestigious, lifetime award in March with other top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. [more]

Carlsbad Violinist Wins Scholarship

Jonathan WongViolinist Jonathan Wong of Carlsbad earned top honors at the third annual Music Guild Competition March 7, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Wong won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarships funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships were given to the other contestants: violinists Mirah Ray of San Anselmo and Sierra Farrar of Denver; pianists Merckx Dascomb of Santa Ynez and Kennedy Hahn of Beaverton, Ore.; and vocalist Kathryn Ogata of Santa Ana. [more]

Young Alumna to Serve World Concern in Burma

Taylor Jashinsky in MadagascarTaylor Jashinsky ’14 will serve as a communications liaison for the next two years in Southern Asia with World Concern, a Christian non-profit committed to developing sustainable communities in poverty stricken areas around the world. [more]

Alum Earns Fulbright to Study Stem Cells

Steven LeeSteven Lee ’13, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to conduct biology research in Korea. [more]

Researchers Lay Up Diet Tips for Cagers

Drs. Gregg Afman and James BettsAn international collaboration of sports scientists, including researchers from Westmont College, have developed new nutritional practices that could help NBA players prepare for the upcoming season. [more]

Alum Returns as Theater Tech Director

Jonathan Hicks in Westmont’s 2004 production of “Frankenstein”Alumnus Jonathan Hicks ’04 returns to Westmont as the theater department technical director and lighting designer in the fall. Hicks, who taught at Huntington University in Indiana, will oversee set construction, lighting design and other technical aspects of the department. He will also teach two courses each year. [more]