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Westmont Grads Among Nation's Most Resilient

“No class in the history of Westmont College has endured so much to make it to this day,” said President Gayle D. Beebe as he welcomed the 306 members of the class of 2021 and their families on May 8 to a special, socially distanced Commencement service on Thorrington Field.

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A Shot in the Arm Against a Shortage of Nurses

Amid a global pandemic and dire nursing shortage, Westmont’s proposed Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) arrives just in time to meet a great need, not only in the Santa Barbara community, but in California. The program, run in partnership with Cottage Health,  launches in spring 2022 pending approval from BRN. 

How to Recruit Gen Z on Their Own Turf

Generation Z knows all about going virtual. When they interact with a brand online, they expect high-quality, trendy, yet relatable content. The challenge for admissions was taking the most useful platform—Zoom—and making it a fun, different and engaging experience. By the time virtual visits and events started, high school students had already sat through a month and halfof Zoom learning. How could we recruit and engage these students in new ways?

Making Beautiful Music Together Six Feet Apart

In the face of uncertainty and innumerable challenges, Westmont’s Music Department safely produced a season full of beautiful melodies and memories.