2021 Alumni Stories

WCU Alumni’s Dream of Being Flight Nurse Is About to Takeoff

Ten years ago, John Kasey walked into the ER as a new EMT to find that the patient he was meant to pick up was going to be transported via helicopter instead. Since... Read more

Alumnus Supports Expectant Mothers During Their Best And Worst Moments

As a labor and delivery nurse, Andrea takes part in the best and worst moments for expectant mothers. “It means the world to me,” Andrea said. “Being... Read more

West Coast University Alumni Chapter in Texas Spends Time with Jonathan’s Place

For Erin Choe, the experience of volunteering can be both uplifting and humbling. “Volunteering is not only for the community but it’s also for each... Read more

WCU BSN Alumnus Finds Purpose in Nursing Career

We don’t always get it right on the first try. For Joe Carrillo, it was his third career that gave him passion and meaning. Through West Coast University,... Read more

From Banker to Magna Cum Laude Nursing Graduate

Harrold G.’s first job was in banking, but nothing about that career path made him feel like it was his calling. Harrold talked with his family about his concerns... Read more

From Medical School to Nursing: A WCU BSN Student’s Journey

Not every journey is linear. Elizabeth Mkroyan always knew she wanted to work in healthcare. From a young age, she envisioned herself as a doctor. Through years... Read more

WCU Alumni Spotlight: Diana R, MSN, BSN

A two-time graduate of West Coast University, Diane R earned her ADN in 2009 and her BSN four years later. “Everyone has their own path,” alumna... Read more

Treating Loved One’s Chronic Illness Taught WCU-Dallas BSN Alumni True Meaning of Nursing

Nurses put their heart and soul into each patient. But for one special person under her watch, Sandra Marti took it a step further. A 2015 graduate of West Coast... Read more

Miami BSN Alum Receives COVID-19 Vaccination from Former WCU Clinical Instructor

You never know where you’re going to run into a West Coast University graduate. While administering COVID-19 vaccines for Baptist Healthcare system this December,... Read more

PharmD Alumni Returns To Educate Future Pharmacists

Becoming a pharmacist was Professor Marc Salvatus’ way of making a difference. One particular event that inspired him to pursue healthcare was when his dad... Read more


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