SANTA BARBARA Directors from five centers housed on two floors of the Hutton Parker Foundation building will present short talks about their work during a “Celebration of Westmont Downtown,” scheduled for next week.
The free event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at 26 W. Anapamu St. and is open to the public. The five centers include: Center for Applied Technology; Center for Social Entrepreneurship; Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation; and Westmont Decision Lab; and Westmont Hub, according to Scott Craig, college spokesman.
This fall, the college unveiled WestHUB, which is a business incubator that accelerates entrepreneurial ventures across various disciplines. Later this year, Westmont will roll out an executive education program based at the downtown location.
“To tackle real-world problems, our community needs more than just good ideas,” Don Patterson, Westmont professor of computer science and WestHUB director, said in a statement. “It needs citizens and creators equipped with 360-degree thinking, cross-cultural acumen, and robust moral imaginations.”