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,

chair

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 specialevents@westernu.edu.