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Meet the Newest

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Meet Riley Johnson. This new Westmont Warrior comes from Foothill Ranch, California. He first learned about the college when a pastor recommended Westmont’s Trailhead Program. “I spent an amazing two weeks last summer discovering how I am shaped, exploring how my faith and career could intersect, making amazing friends from around the country and spending time alone with God,” he says. “I know this helped me remain rooted in my faith and goals through an otherwise stressful college application process.”

Riley looks forward to working with his professors, becoming part of the Warrior community—and finding some good surf, “I know I’ll thrive at a small school where I can have personal relationships with my professors and easily meet students who desire to grow in their faith. I want to make friendships that last a lifetime and be spiritually and intellectually challenged in college—and I want to explore the Santa Barbara surf breaks!”

At Westmont, he’ll participate in the Augustinian Scholars program. “This will give me an unbelievable opportunity to combine my desire for real discipleship in college with an exceptional top-rated liberal arts education,” he says.

Still deciding which college is right for you? Riley has some advice. “Get away and spend some time with God. I made a pros-and-cons list on all my options. Then I asked the question, “Where will I grow the most spiritually? I had a complete sense of peace after I made the decision, and God continues to confirm that Westmont is the school for me.” CONFIRM TODAY and join Riley in the incoming Warrior class this fall!

Get to know your new classmates

Riley Johnson Riley Johnson

Ellie Ford Ellie Ford

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We are high performing, but don’t chase perfection.
We behave with integrity and an open mind.
We enjoy the rewards that come from taking on challenges.
We value unique perspectives, backgrounds, talent, and knowledge.
We believe in a well-informed and well-tested Christian faith.
We feel unafraid to ask and answer questions that are difficult or uncomfortable.
We seek vocation, significance, community, and justice.
We strive to model a life of service, leadership, and impact.

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Morgan Vigil Bethany Le '19
Music speaks to her soul

Ana Bulger Ana Bulger '19
Chemistry is cool

Zach Walker Zach Walker '19
Surfing, education and passion collide

Andy Hernandez Andy Hernandez '20
Pursuing her passion

Leandra Marshall Leandra Marshall '17
Finding her place

Josh Edmonson Josh Edmonson '17
Seeing God in research

Rebekah Wong
Rebekah Wong '18
Inspired by community

Abby Gritter Abby Gritter '17
Pursuing social entrepreneurship

Lalia Mangione Lalia Mangione '17
Prepared to serve in many different spheres

Matt Matlock
Matt Matlock '17
The team is like a family

Becky Collier Becky Collier '17
NAIA champion heptathlete

John Wong John Wong '18
Making people feel welcome