Welcome back home, Westmont Alumni!
The Mission of the Westmont Alumni Office is to update, engage, and connect our alumni locally, nationally, and around the globe with the college and their fellow alums through meaningful engagement programs, services, and events to increase awareness, stimulate interest, build loyalty, and philanthropic commitment to the college while holding tightly to the tradition that Westmont has built serving God's kingdom.
Consistent with the core values of the Westmont mission we aim to cultivate the following:
1. Thoughtful scholars through life-long learning opportunities
2. Grateful servants through opportunities for our alumni to give their time, talent, and treasure
3. Faithful leaders through professional career development opportunities
In addition, we aim to engage and connect our alumni by updating them on:
1. Innovation and research in the academy, among our students, and faculty publications
2. Alumni updates, prayer requests, and ways to connect
3. Travel opportunities to explore, experience, serve, and grow
Motto: To learn, To serve, To lead, To connect, To give, To explore,
Westmont Alumni like you occupy a wide array of roles in our communities, nation, and around the world. You approach your work and service with excellence, vision and compassion — these characteristics are notable, distinguishing marks of alumni of this community. Today, as when you were a student, Westmont aspires to develop students intellectually, spiritually and relationally.
The Alumni Office would like to help you stay connected with fellow alumni and your alma mater. Please keep us up to date with your contact information so we, in turn, can keep you apprised of events and activities that may interest you.
Ensure you receive communications for events and reunions. Use the Update Contact form if you have new mailing address or other new contact information.
A donor has pledged to match gifts to the Westmont Fund November 21-28. Your gift will have twice the impact in supporting students.
Homecoming 2024 dates will be announced soon. Classes ending in 4 and 9 will be celebrating reunion years!
Tuesday, September 19, at 7:05 p.m.
Join alumni, parents, and friends to watch Texas' beloved Rangers take on the Boston Redsox on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:05 p.m. As Westmont celebrates its 85th anniversary, these Mezzanine group tickets will be offered at a special discounted Westmont price of $40 each (a $55 value) and $35 each for young alumni (Westmont graduates of the last 10 years). The deadline is September 14.
October 13-15, 2023
Alumni are invited to attend Homecoming. Bring the whole family! Class years ending in 3 and 8, come celebrate your reunion milestone!
Paying It Forward: Giving Loans that Transform Lives
Fourteen years ago, Jay (Ofori) Diallo ’08 planned to serve with the United Nations or World Vision, but he has pursued a different path with the same passion to help the less fortunate. Since earning a degree in political science from Westmont, he has spent his entire career in banking, transforming the lives of economically disadvantaged people in his community.
Training Teachers in Ethiopia
“My great-grandfather was a Baptist preacher in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, so my faith and my family go way back,” says Harry Atkins ’47. As early as his teenage years, he sensed the Lord calling him to missionary work. For three decades, he served the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea, most of that time with fellow missionary Blanche, his wife of 70 years.
At Home in Thailand
Mike Leming ’70 retired 11 years ago after teaching sociology at St. Olaf College in Minnesota for four decades. But he and his wife, Ann Lundquist Leming ’70, continue their outreach in Thailand, where they live from January through April. For years, they directed Westmont’s Spring Semester in Thailand, a program they started in 2001 that extended beyond classroom education.