Welcome Westmont Alumni!


Upcoming Alumni Events:

Homecoming

Forward: The momentum of your alma mater and our individual lives.

Reunion year or not, join us Oct. 14-16, 2016, and connect with your alma mater and each other. Enjoy a long weekend on your campus and in beautiful Santa Barbara. Celebrate the strong foundation laid during your student years and witness how Westmont is moving forward.

See the Homecoming Schedule Here.

Homecoming

 

We’re changing it up a bit this year and moving forward with some new activities:

  • Class reunions on Friday night
  • All-alumni event on Saturday night
  • 40th anniversary celebration of Potter’s Clay on Sunday morning
  • View progress on the new Global Leadership Center and Residence Hall
  • Special workshop for Westmont boomers


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PLANNING YOUR CLASS REUNION?

If so, please contact Lorinda Dry at ldry@westmont.edu for more information!


Seattle Westmont Open Mic

Come enjoy a great night of music and mingling with Westmont alumni at Skylark West Seattle on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Westmont will provide appetizers, and alums will play the music. Those interested in performing can sign up for the few spots available by contacting Carrie Caddell at ccaddell@westmont.edu

What: Seattle Phoenix Remix[er]
 
When: Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m.

Where: Skylark West Seattle
 
For more information view our Facebook event and to ensure we have enough appetizers, send your RSVP to Sergio at shernand@westmont.edu


jobshadow

 

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.


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Join best-selling author Paul Angone ’05 and your Westmont friends at special networking events this spring in:

San Diego: February 19
Portland: March 16
Seattle: March 17
Orange County: April 19
Denver: May 18
The Bay Area: June 21

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 alumni@westmont.edu.


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Register is Closed!


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 at alumni@westmont.edu to be put on a wait list or with any additional questions!


Class of 1966 50th Year Reunion: May 6-8, 2016

Click here to Learn More and to Register

 


Alumni News

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Student’s Business Plan is the Bee’s Knees

Student’s Business Plan is the Bee’s KneesFour Westmont students are abuzz about the business project they hope will empower women and children in the developing world through sustainable beekeeping. Beecause Uganda, created by Jakob Colombo, Charlotte Cheek, Mikaela Harn and Timmy Rizk, won the Westmont’s 27th business plan competition. This annual event encourages entries that could solve some of the deepest [more]

Alumna’s Play to Make NYC Premiere

Alumna’s Play to Make NYC Premiere“Mad & a Goat,” a two-woman play by Westmont alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09, makes its New York City premiere July 22-30 at Brooklyn Yard. Small, who received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin, wrote and directs “Mad & a Goat.” Westmont alumnae Heather Ostberg Johnson ’10 and Paige Tautz [more]

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Popular Youth Summer Camps Return

Popular Youth Summer Camps Return


Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 20, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls’ soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, tennis and basketball will be attended by more than a thousand youngsters. [more]

Westmont Mourns the Loss of Alumnus Klug

Westmont Mourns the Loss of Alumnus William Klug
President Gayle D. Beebe expressed the shock and sorrow of the Westmont community at learning about the shooting death of alumnus William Klug at UCLA today. “We’re deeply saddened by this tragic news and send our condolences to his wife, Mary Elise, also a Westmont graduate, and their family,” Beebe says. [more]

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions
Jeff Azain, Westmont men’s basketball assistant coach, will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions along with 11 others Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets, which cost $60 for general admission, $30 for kids under 12 and $75 at the door, may be purchased at www.santabarbarabasketball.com. Jamaal Wilkes, NBA Hall of Famer, will also be in attendance, signing his new book, “Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk.” [more]