Commencement 2014

The 33rd Annual Commencement Exercises for Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., will set a record when 963 students – the most in WesternU history — from nine colleges realize their dream of becoming health care professionals. Last year, the University graduated 932 students.

The ceremonies will be held May 14-16, 2014 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St. in Pasadena. The commencement ceremonies are not open to the general public, but media is invited to attend. Click here to read the full story.

From University Advancement:

Towne & Gown Golf Classic

WesternU invites everyone to an exciting day of golf to benefit the Towne & Gown Endowed Scholarship.

The Towne & Gown Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Red Hill Country Club, 8358 Red Hill Country Club Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Registration and lunch starts at 11 a.m. followed by a noon shotgun start. The Hole-in-One prize is a 2014 Chevrolet, sponsored by Mark Christopher Auto Center. Reception dinner and awards ceremony will follow the event.

Cost is $200 per golfer or $800 per foursome. Dinner for a non-golfing guest is available for a fee of $50. Proceeds will benefit the Towne & Gown Endowed Scholarship thanks to the generosity of T.F. Chen, DDS. Deadline to enter is June 9, 2014.

For more information or to sign up for the Towne & Gown Golf Classic, please contact Austin Braunwalder at (909) 469-8495 or

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Click here to view a brochure.

Helicopter Drop

Everyone is invited to join the Towne & Gown Golf Classic Helicopter Drop, whether you’re at the golf course or not. The helicopter team will dump numbered golf balls over a designated hole, and the owner of the ball that lands in the hole (or closest to the pin) will win the 50-50 cash prize. Contact Austin Braunwalder at (909) 469-8495 or for more information. Click here to view the flier.

Alumni news

COMP’s 7th Annual CME Conference will take place in HEC on Saturday, May 3. About 100 alumni are expected back on the Pomona campus to earn seven Category 1-A credits from the American Osteopathic Association. During the Conference’s lunch break, the alumni attendees will be joined by OMS II students to share their experience and insight with the next generation of DOs. Additionally, five of the seven conference lecturers are COMP alumni. For more information, go to

From the Patient Care Center:

Eye Care Center extended hours

The Eye Care Center will be open until 6 p.m. on the following dates:

April 28 and 30

May 1, 7, 8 and 12.

From the Pumerantz Library:

Online Recommendation Form

The library has an online form available for faculty to recommend that the library consider an item – book, journal, media, etc. – for purchase.
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