Meet Heather Roell
Heather Roell has taken a unique road to get to Westmont. She first learned about Westmont when her childhood friend attended in the 1980s. “My mom had wanted to attend Westmont, too, since she was 10,” Heather says. “She never got to go to Westmont, but she had seen the Westmont library, inspiring her to be a librarian for years. She's beyond excited that I'm going to go here.” More recently, Heather began looking for a four-year college that offered a music education program near her hometown of Lompoc, Calif. Heather’s music history professor at Allan Hancock, Dr. Nichole Dechaine, encouraged her class to look at Westmont as a four-year school option. “Looking into it,” she says, “it seemed like the perfect fit for me. I'm so glad I didn't miss class that day!” We’re excited to welcome Heather to our Warrior community!
Heather is excited for many aspects of the Westmont experience, saying, “I'm really looking forward to the campus, it reminds me so much of summer camp! And chapel, that will be food for the soul. And the food, the cafeteria there is amazing! But mostly, I'm looking forward to the camaraderie of like-minded folk, who are eager to continue their education and music-making under the watchful eye and guiding presence of God.”
Are you still deciding what college is right for you? Heather says, “don’t count any schools out for fear they're unattainable. If that's where your heart leads you, you should still try. And never give up! You can even go to college at 50, just look at me!”