Western University of Health Sciences will celebrate its 25th anniversary
by honoring a local philanthropist, a nationally recognized veterinarian
and members of its first graduating class at this year’s “”A Tribute to Caring”” gala
fundraiser, Saturday, November 9, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The recipient of the university’s highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Humanism
in Healing Award, will be biopharmaceutical executive, inventor and
philanthropist Alfred E. Mann. Named for the internationally renowned
Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, the Wiesel award is given to an
individual who best represents the philosophy and values of the
university, and who has actively incorporated them toward the betterment
of the human condition.
Marty Becker, DVM, author, educator and media personality, will be honored
with the Media Award for the Advancement in Health and Humanism. This is
the first time the university has given this award, which will be
presented to outstanding individuals in the major media whose artistry and
journalistic integrity has increased public awareness, aiding advancements
in health and humanistic principles.
As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, the evening also will
celebrate the leadership, dedication and vision of Western University
President Philip Pumerantz and his wife, Harriet, who have been
instrumental in founding and growing the institution. Joining them in this
special recognition will be College of Osteopathic Medicine of
the Pacific’s class of 1982, the university’s first graduates.
Our honorees this year are among the most innovative, compassionate and
skillful individuals working in health care today,”” said Dianne Forbing,
of the Founders Committee, the group of volunteers who produce and host
the fundraiser each year. “”We appreciate these honored guests for their
exemplary work and look forward to an evening in which we can give them
their due recognition.””
Tickets to the 2002 “”A Tribute to Caring”” gala begin at $300 per person.
For more information, contact the university’s Special Events Department
at 909.469.5379 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.