Students at Western University of Health Sciences are organizing a multi-
faith prayer service and a color guard presentation of the nation’s,
state’s and university’s flags for a campus-wide 9/11 remembrance at 12:15
p.m., Wednesday, September 11.
Students from the university’s Islamic, Christian, Hillel and Latter Day
Saints student clubs first will lead the campus community in a moment of
silence at the campus’ Founders Park. Executive Vice President of Academic
Affairs George Charney, DO, will speak, followed by the color guard
presentation. The color guard will be made up of students in the
university’s Military Medical Student Association.
“”In the year since 9/11, I’ve noticed that students have forged an even
deeper commitment to becoming compassionate and skilled health care
providers,”” said Western University President Philip Pumerantz,
PhD. “”They’ve seen that their calling is much more than about money and
prestige – that their work as a health care professional MATTERS.””
More than 1,400 students study at Western University toward post-
baccalaureate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician
assistant studies, physical therapy and nursing. Beginning in fall 2003,
the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine – Southern California’s
first and only college of veterinary medicine – will welcome its first
class of students.