More than 70 students at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU)
will be honored at the institution’s 19th annual Honors Day event at 2:30
p.m. on Monday, April 12 in the Health Professions Center’s Amphitheater
Individual awards and certificates will be presented to WesternU students
enrolled in three colleges: the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the
Pacific (COMP); the College of Allied Health Professions; and the College
“”Many colleges and universities present their students with awards at the
end of their education,”” said WesternU President Philip Pumerantz,
PhD. “”But it’s become a tradition here to recognize our students’ academic
excellence and outstanding achievements early in their education and
before they enter rotations and 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
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. Also recognized will be 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.
In addition to the presentations of awards, the University Choir, under
the direction of second-year COMP student Judy W. Tan, also will perform
at the Honors Day ceremony.
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.