Marriage Proposal Caps WCU-Ontario Pinning Ceremony

At West Coast University-Ontario’s pinning ceremony in September, one BSN graduate experienced a ringing sensation after the event — on her finger, that is.

WCU-Ontario BSN graduate Rakhee Amthabhai’s fiance popped “the question” to her in front of the whole cohort and to the delight of all the friends and families gathered at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Amthabhai said she had a feeling her fiance Hemins Kapadiya might propose afterwards at dinner, but was totally floored when he did it front of everyone.

“That morning he seemed to put in an extra effort to look good. He kept asking me if his hair was OK, or if his shoes matched his suit,” she said. “I knew something was going on, but I didn’t know what.”

Kapadiya and Amthabhai are getting married in India in December. In the meantime, she’s studying for her NCLEX exam and preparing for her wedding and the 1,000 guests they’re expecting. After the wedding, she’ll start looking for work as a nurse.

But until then, her new engagement ring is on her finger, and her WCU pin is on her BSN sash.

“My journey at West Coast University was really amazing and I met a lot of good people and made some great friends there,” Amthabhai said. “I wouldn’t have made it through nursing school and all those late nights studying without them.”

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