Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) will honor more than 65

students at the graduate institution’s 20th annual Honors Day on Monday,

April 10.

Individual awards and certificates will be presented at 2:30 p.m. in the

Health Sciences Center’s Amphitheater to students enrolled in four of

WesternU’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 college will present awards for leadership, academic

achievement, extracurricular activities, humanitarian service,

volunteerism, yearbook production, class morale, school spirit and service

to the community and the University.

“”It has become a tradition here to recognize academic excellence and

outstanding achievement early in our students’ education,”” said George

Charney, DO, FAOCA, FAODME, executive vice president of academic

affairs/chief academic officer. “”We feel it is important to honor our best

and brightest before they move on to their clinical training.””

Most of the Honors Day award recipients are first- and second-year

students who will begin their off-campus clinical rotations in the coming


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.