Western University of Health Sciences honored longtime San Gabriel Valley pharmacist and entrepreneur Victor Law, RPh, BPharm, at the University’s 7th annual East West Scholarship Dinner April 13, 2013, at the Hilton San Gabriel.

The University also awarded scholarships to 34 health professions students in the colleges of Allied Health, Dental Medicine, Graduate Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Law was lauded for his broad and sustained service to his community, including terms as president of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the California Pharmacists Association, chairman of the board at Garfield Medical Center, and as a member of the governing board at San Gabriel Medical Center. He recently was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California State Board of Pharmacy. He received the Community Leadership Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Western San Gabriel Valley in 2007, and is a former Merchant of the Year in the 49th Assembly District.

Dr. Law is president and chief pharmacist for Alpha Medical Pharmacy Inc., with offices in Alhambra and San Gabriel.

The University also honored East West Committee Chairman Stanley K. Wong, PhD, for his many years of service to the committee and to the University. Dr. Wong is retiring at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.

Philip Pumerantz, PhD, president of WesternU, began the evening’s festivities by thanking East West’s many longtime financial supporters, noting that without people like them, WesternU itself would not be possible. “I want you to know that your investment in these young people and this University will continue to pay dividends for many years to come.”

Dr. Pumerantz also paid tribute to Dr. Robert Colen, COMP ’94, the 2011 East West honoree, who died suddenly in the summer of 2012.

Gold Sponsors for the East West Dinner included Kon Leung, DDS, and Josephine Yeong; Pacific Alliance Medical Center; and Victor Law, RPh – Alpha Medical Pharmacy Inc. Silver sponsors were CVS Caremark, Geri and Bob Witt, and New Valley Medical Group Inc.