Welcome! As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of over 13,000 graduates of Western University of Health Sciences. Alumni like you have an established presence in every state in the U.S., as well as in a dozen territories and overseas countries. Regardless of where you are residing, we hope that you will stay in touch as the Alumni Office is committed to providing assistance to you throughout your journey as a healthcare professional and beyond.

We love to hear all your exciting news, so please share new contact information, jobs, publications, presentations, awards, honors, marriages, births, etc… Anything you would like to share, we would love to hear about it and share it with your classmates in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View!  We also welcome all photos pertaining to your updates. Click here to share your news!


WesternU’s Sept. 29 Pumerantz Lecture features expert on caring for older adults with cancer

Arti Hurria, MDWestern University of Health Sciences’ eighth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship will feature geriatrician and oncologist Arti Hurria, MD, who leads national and international efforts to improve care for older adults with cancer.

The lectureship is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 in WesternU’s Health Education Center, Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766…Read More

WesternU Eye Care Institute ready to change lives

WesternU Eye Care Institute Ready to Change LivesWestern University of Health Sciences’ College of Optometry celebrated a new beginning in providing eye care to the community …Read More



WesternU medical student will reunite and perform with at-risk students he once taught magic to in Colombia

Ryan BartFour years ago, third-year College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) student Ryan Bart taught magic to at-risk youth in the dangerous and impoverished slums of Bogotá, Colombia …Read More

WesternU Commemorates 9/11

WesternU Commemorates 9/11WesternU students, faculty and staff, as well as Pomona community members, honored the memory of those who perished in the September 11, 2001 …Read More


WesternU Connect

WesternU ConnectThe Alumni office is celebrating the year anniversary of WesternU Connect! Through this online networking platform, you will be able to reconnect with your classmates, stay up to date on campus news, provide and/or receive career advice, and even connect with alumni in your area.


Throughout the year, the Alumni Office works with our campus partners to invite alumni to various events, including receptions at professional conferences, regional networking mixers, class reunions, on-campus lectures, and more! We hope that you will JOIN US at an upcoming event!

Alumni Networking Mixers
Drink, Dine, & Dash! Meet up with your fellow WesternU alumni for an evening of appetizers & drinks at an upcoming Alumni Networking Mixer! Click here for more event details and links to register! 


All WesternU alumni are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and as such, you have access to a variety of benefits. Take advantage of special services like the Alumni Job Board and L.A. Fitness discounts just for you.



Pumerantz Library Access

The transition from student to practicing professional can come as a shock to some. Services and resources you had grown accustomed to using are now no longer accessible, however the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library is still able to assist you in your professional endeavors. Although there are some electronic resources that are not available to you as alumni, several e-resources are available. As alumni, you are able to use the library’s complete collection of electronic resources when you come on-campus to visit the library.. A complete list of Library resources available to alumni can be found online or by contacting the Library directly at (909) 469-5323 or reference@westernu.edu.


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Whitney GreeneWhitney Greene, DVM ’16, is featured in news coverage of 58-year-old elephant Ruth’s recovery from a life-threatening gastrointestinal blockage. Ruth remains an aging elephant, and will now be provided complete geriatric care, Greene said. Like humans, elephants tend to develop more health issues as they age and another bout with intestinal blockage cannot be ruled out. We hope this will never happen again, Greene said. “But we’ll be better prepared if it does.” Click here to read more

Nikki HoThe Claremont Pharmacy, located at 358 S. Indian Hill Blvd., celebrated its grand opening! The business is run by owner Nikki Ho, PharmD ’12. Dr. Ho previously worked as a pharmacist at Rite Aid, all the while saving money to open her own business. “This has always been my dream since pharmacy school,” she said. Click Here to read more!

Vania ManipodVania Manipod, DO ’08, is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry in general psychiatry and works as an associate at a small psychiatry practice in Ventura, Calif. She is actively involved in various social media outlets to reduce the stigma of mental health, particularly in her blog, Freud & Fashion, which she started in 2010 during her residency at Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, Ore. Click here to check out her blog!

Travis Bellicchi

Travis Bellicchi, DMD ’14, utilized digital technology to create a facial prosthesis for his patient, cancer survivor Shirley Anderson. This groundbreaking method, called the Shirley Technique, is now being utilized on other patients. Click here to view a video. Click here to read more.