Welcome Westmont Alumni!
Upcoming Alumni Events:
The offices of Career Development and Calling and Alumni and Parent Relations are launching a pilot job-shadowing program, May Work-A-Day.
We've teamed up to help students gain experience, enhance their job readiness and discover the many facets of work. We also hope to engage alumni willing to bring students into their workplace.
This is open to all cities as we have students & alumni all over the country (and world)! Learn more about how you as an alumni can connect with our current students here.
Join best-selling author Paul Angone ’05 and your Westmont friends at special networking events this spring in:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement
Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa Barbara community. [more]
Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials
The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). [more]
Orchestra Concert Features Top Soloists
The Westmont Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, which highlights student soloists, is Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission is $10; all students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (805) 565-6040. [more]
Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships
Two Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. [more]
College Launches ‘Strength for Today’
Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and two residential buildings to house students participating in leadership programs. [more]
College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center
Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. [more]
Students Earn David K. Winter Award
Two outstanding Westmont students earned the David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards at Academic Commencement April 11. Sophomore Kennedy Mahdavi from Pleasanton and junior Tommy Nightingale of Rancho Cucamonga received the 16th annual award named in honor of Westmont’s longest serving president. Both recipients receive $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. Winter, who served as president of Westmont for 25 years, died at the age of 84 last August. [more]
Art Majors are ‘Primed’ for Final Show
Seventeen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 7-May 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Primed: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2016” on Thursday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. [more]