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

academic schedule.

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.