Two national awards were presented to publications at Western University

of Health Sciences. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic

Medicine (AACOM) presented the awards at the combined national conference

of the American Osteopathic Association convention in Orlando, Florida

last week.

Humanism, WesternU’s annual student produced magazine won first

place honors in the magazine category and the series of student

recruitment brochures won second place in its category. A total of 64

entries were submitted for judging in the 14 categories of the annual

communications competition. Osteopathic medical colleges around the

country enter the contest each year.

Rick Ha and Nathanael Cardon served as co-editors of Humanism

along with 18 students who wrote articles and poetry or contributed

photography and art for the feature magazine. The students are

volunteers and come from throughout the university. Michael Burney, PhD

and chair of the Health Sciences department served as the faculty advisor

of the publication. “”Giving Back”” was the theme for this years’ edition.

The recruitment brochures are produced by University Publications

for the Recruitment Department. The brochures are designed to provide an

introduction to each of the university’s degree programs in health care

for prospective students. Both publications were produced by University