Westmont Magazine The Class of 2014 Brings Stellar Qualifications and Diversity to Westmont
The class of 2014 arrived Aug. 26 for a four-day orientation before classes began Aug. 30. The incoming 384 students include seven National Merit Scholars, 65 students from the Tri Counties and six international students from China, Singapore, Philippines, Germany, Sweden and Kenya. About 26 percent of the class are students of color.
There are also 52 students who’ve transferred from schools such as DePaul University, Whitworth University, the University of St. Andrews, Tulane University, Pepperdine University, University of San Diego, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, Biola University, Azusa Pacific University, UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our new students to Westmont,” says Joyce Luy, dean of admission. “I have no doubt they will make valuable contributions to Westmont. We are thankful to the many donors who have made it possible for these students to achieve their dream of attending Westmont.”
Westmont has selected four Monroe Scholars, honoring top students with full-tuition scholarships. This year’s recipients are: Daniel Ray, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kristabel Stark, Whitinsville, Mass.; Stephanie Brooks, West Barnstable, Mass.; and Eric Bateman, Renton, Wash. The students have an average GPA of 4.5 and scored 1500 out of 1600 on the SAT.
The Monroe Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship offered to a few exceptional and high-achieving first-year students each year. It’s the highest academic honor an incoming student can receive.