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WesternU Alumni Association

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Alumni Association

The WesternU Alumni Association (WUAA) promotes and supports the University’s mission and strategic plans. Any graduate who received a degree from Western University of Health Sciences is automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an established professional, we welcome you to explore alumni benefits and resources on our website.

Where Are WesternU Alumni Located?

As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of more than 20,000 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.

Interactive Alumni Map


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WesternU Alumni Leadership Board

The WUAA Alumni Leadership Board provides opportunities for enthusiastic alumni to become more engaged with the University and to represent over 20,000 alumni. Board members work in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations on a variety of activities, including the development of alumni communications, alumni events and programming, and outreach to current students.

Applications open annually. Check here for the link!

Current Board Members

Niloofar Khatibi-Arnold



Farnaz Chegini


Vice President/President Elect

Etuajie Oiyemhonlan Halbert



Dionne Zuniga



Kevin Mancilla


Outreach Coordinator

Syeda Rahman


Alumni Board Member

Christine Acosta


Alumni Board Member

Alumni Committees

Alumni committees can affect real change in the way WesternU interacts with fellow alumni, students, and our communities.

Vania Manipod, DO ’08 (Chair)
Mahshid Akhavan-Naderi, PharmD ’03
Kathryn Bosia, DPM ’14
Bethany Thrasher, DNP ’20
Sunny Lo, DO ’12
Christopher Arnold, DO ’01
Program and Events
Jennifer Ngozi Emejulu, DPT ’09 (Chair)