Western University of Health Sciences will honor more than 65 of its
students at the 21st Annual Honors Day on Monday, April 9.
Recognition for a spectrum of academic and community achievements will be
presented at 2:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center’s Amphitheater to
students in four of Western University’s colleges: the College of
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP); the College of Allied Health
Professions; the College of Pharmacy; and the College of Graduate Nursing.
Deans from each of the four colleges will present awards to students in
their respective areas for academic achievement, humanitarian service,
volunteerism, yearbook production, class morale, school spirit and
exceptional service to the University and its surrounding community.
“”Honors Day provides an opportunity for students to be recognized by peers
and faculty for work they are passionate about – in addition to their
chosen health profession – that extends well beyond the curriculum of
their classes,”” said Beverly Guidry, EdD, dean of student affairs.
The majority of the students awarded at Honors Day will be recognized for
development in leadership roles in class and in student clubs –
extracurricular activities they take on in spite of an already rigorous
Recipients of the University’s Asian American scholarships, nominees for
the National Dean’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American
Universities and Colleges, teaching assistants in the Osteopathic
Manipulative Medicine Department and the Summer Anatomy Preparation
Program also will be honored.
The awards consist of plaques and cash scholarships made possible through
donations from community and medical organizations, physicians,
individuals and pharmaceutical companies. Individuals sponsoring
particular awards or scholarship funds will present the awards to the
students at the ceremony. A reception in the Student Commons will
immediately follow the awards ceremony.
A committee comprised of University deans and faculty members, with input
from student organizations, selected the award recipients.