Alfred E. Mann, biopharmaceutical executive, innovator and philanthropist,
will be the graduation speaker for Western University of Health Sciences’
22nd Annual Commencement on Friday, May 16, at the Pasadena Civic
Mann will serve as the speaker for two of three ceremonies that will
comprise the university’s Commencement.
With his message entitled, “”The Rewards of Giving Back To Society,”” Mann
will speak at 9:30 a.m. for the colleges of pharmacy and graduate nursing
in a dual ceremony, and at 2 p.m. for the College of Allied Health
Graduates of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the
Pacific (COMP) will receive their diplomas at 5:30 p.m. at the auditorium.
Dr. Jon Fong, a 1984 COMP graduate and technical advisor to the critically
acclaimed NBC series, “”ER,”” will give his speech entitled, “”A Whole In the
More than 400 students in the university’s advanced practice nursing,
physical therapy, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies and
pharmacy programs will receive their graduate degrees this year.
Receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university,
Mann is the founder and chairman of nearly 10 companies, including