Westmont

80 Notable Alumni

Explore the incredible stories of 80 notable Westmont College alumni who have made their mark in various fields by clicking the link below.

 

Westmont

Over the Years

Click the link below to discover the fascinating journey of Westmont College through the years, from its humble beginnings to its evolution as a renowned institution dedicated to academic excellence and community enrichment.

1937

Bible Missionary Institute founded and it met in First Fundamental Church in Los Angeles on Alvardo Street.

Spring 1939

Bible Missionary Institute was renamed Western Bible College.

Fall 1939

Western Bible College moved to Westmoreland Street, Los Angeles.

Spring 1940

Western Bible College was renamed Westmont College.

Summer 1945

Westmont purchased and relocated to a portion of the current property of the campus, El Tejada (the Murphy Estate) in Montecito from Charles and Eva Holland.

1958

Westmont College earned its accreditation.

Spring 1964

Coyote Fire. Student housing, Catherwood Hall, burned down in the fire

1937

Bible Missionary Institute founded and it met in First Fundamental Church in Los Angeles on Alvardo Street.

Spring 1939

Bible Missionary Institute was renamed Western Bible College.

Fall 1939

Western Bible College moved to Westmoreland Street, Los Angeles.

Spring 1940

Western Bible College was renamed Westmont College.

Summer 1944 

Purchased the Altadena property.

Summer 1945 

Westmont purchased and relocated to a portion of the current property of the campus, El Tejada (the Murphy Estate) in Montecito from Charles and Eva Holland.

1946

Quonset huts arrived.

1955

Post Office (Operation Elbow Room) was built.

1957

Carroll Observatory and Ruth Gapen Hubbard Hall were built.

1958

Westmont College earned its accreditation.

1959

Dining Commons (original) and John C. Page Residence hall were built.

1961

Ellen Porter Hall of Fine Arts and the Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel were built.

1963

Van Kampen Residence hall was built.

1964

Coyote Fire. Student housing, Catherwood Hall, burned down in the fire.

1966

Clark Residence hall was built.

1967

Roger John Voskuyl Library was built.

1969

Hugh R. Murchinson Physical Education Complex was built.

1970

The President’s house was built on the site of former student housing, Catherwood Hall. Armington Residence Halls (phase 1) was built. Kerrwood Fire in the President’s office.

1974

Armington Residence Halls (phase 2) was built.

1983

Ruth Kerr Student Center was built.

1984

Emerson Residence Hall III was built.

1984

Whittier Science Building was built.

2009

Westmont Observatory was built.

2010

Thorrington Field and the Westmont Track was built.

2010

Adams Center for the Visual Arts and the Westmont Art Museum was built.

2010

Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics was built.

2012

Westmont's 75th Year Celebration

2017

Completion of the Global Leadership Center in August

2017

Westmont's 80th Year Celebration
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