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WCU BSN Alumni Couple Tackle Career Goals Together

Even though they started their careers in different areas of healthcare, Charles and Cindy Vergel de Dios are now both nurses, both WCU alumni and also husband and wife — for better or for worse. Cindy had been a respiratory therapist, while Charles...


WCU International Students Study Provide Unique Outlook on Global Healthcare, Higher Education

With more than 60 students from 25 countries around the world, West Coast University has more than doubled its global presence over the years. “International students really bring a lot to campus. They have a unique viewpoint on life, healthcare...


Years After Graduation, Friends From WCU’s First DPT Cohort Continue to Find Success in the Field

Thomas Swift and Aaron Huie were part of the very first Doctor of Physical Therapy class at West Coast University. Being part of that inaugural group helped form bonds between classmates and created a cohort that still supports each other long after graduation. “I...


WCU-OC BSN Alum Deployed For Six Weeks To One of America’s Busiest Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Iris Rodriguez had been in the military nearly 20 years when her medical unit was activated to assist with the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Graduating early, Rodriguez needed her parents’ permission to join the US Air Force right out...


From the Soccer Field to the ICU: Elyse Shelger Shares Her Nursing Story

There was a time when few people could have predicted that West Coast University alumna Elyse Shelger would make a career out of nursing. “My first degree was in communications,” Shelger explained. “I was playing collegiate soccer and...


WCU Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Castillo, MSOT ’16

After completing his master's of science in occupational therapy (MSOT) in 2016, West Coast University alumni Patrick Castillo began his career working in acute care and acute rehab at a local hospital. Castillo had the opportunity to help patients...


WCU Commencement 2020: Meet the Valedictorians

While the valedictorians from West Coast University’s Class of 2020 may come from different programs and backgrounds, they all have one thing in common: their hard work has left them poised for success as they celebrate earning...


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