2016 Alumni Stories

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Erica Suzanne Martinez, RN

At a recent Career Services event at West Coast University-Orange County, BSN graduate Erica Suzanne Martinez took a few minutes to answer some questions about her... Read more

WCU Hosts Inaugural MSOT Alumni Reunion

Alumni from West Coast University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program gathered for the inaugural alumni event in October at the Hilton Pasadena... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Alexandra Fernandez, RN

Growing up, Alexandra Fernandez could always go to her mother if she had a question. She might not get the advice she wanted, but her mom would always listen. “When... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Logan Hale

Logan Hale graduated from West Coast Universtiy-Dallas with his BSN in September 2016. Ten days later, he started his new job as an emergency room nurse. A former... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: LeVance Larry

It’s safe to say all West Coast University students have full plates when it comes to their course load. But WCU-Los Angeles BSN graduate LeVance Larry, might... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Ines Kaplan, RNP, MSN

Ines Kaplan didn’t always dream about becoming a nurse, but now she helps patients and students every day as a nurse practitioner and clinical instructor... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Nicole Luciano

One of the things Nicole Luciano most liked about West Coast University was its accelerated BSN program. She had already earned a bachelor's from another university,... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Maria Andrade, RN

Home health was probably the last thing Maria Andrade wanted to be part of. While enrolled at West Coast University-Ontario, Andrade wanted to be an ICU nurse. But... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Kendra Softly

Some people might think being in the U.S. Army was the toughest thing Kendra Softly has done in her life. Hardly. “My first degree and being in the Army was... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Abigail Villoria, RN, BSN

A lot of nursing students have those five-star resumes: Class valedictorian, honor society, tons of volunteer experience — the works. Then there's Abigail... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Razvan Ponoran, BSN

Razvan Ponoran had always wanted to get into healthcare, but it wasn’t until a family emergency that he knew exactly what he wanted to do. In 2009, Ponoran... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Beth Hobbs, OTR/L

Scrolling through online job searches one day, Beth Hobbs saw something that piqued her interest. “Wow, there’s a lot of OT jobs,” Hobbs said to... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: JD Buchert, RN, M.Ed, BSN

Things are bigger in Texas, including the hospitals. The Lone Star State's largest hospital is the new 2.1-million-square-foot Parkland Memorial, located in Dallas.... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Krista Smith, BSN

One of the reasons Krista Smith went to West Coast University was to become a nurse as soon as possible. One of the reasons she works at Torrance Memorial Medical... Read more


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