2021 Alumni Stories

BSN Alum Took Advantage of All Opportunities at West Coast University
08/30/2021

In 2017, Laura began pursuing her bachelor’s of science in nursing at WCU-Dallas. After graduating in 2019, she stayed in Dallas and accepted a job in surgical... Read more

WCU-Dallas BSN Grad Finds Calling Following Car Crash
07/27/2021

Rumi A. has always had a passion for helping others but she was unsure how best to make a difference. After a car accident left her critically injured, she found... Read more

Former Soccer Star Now Gets Her Kicks From Rewarding Nursing Career
07/27/2021

Heather K. wakes up every day loving her job, thankful to have found her way here. As a 2017 bachelor of science in nursing graduate from West Coast University,... Read more

2021 WCU Alumni Association Summer Scholarship Recipients
07/15/2021

Since the beginning of 2018, the WCU Alumni Association has raised more than $197,000 in scholarship funds. The WCU Alumni Association is pleased to announce the... Read more

Alumnus Effects Change in Healthcare through Master of Public Health Degree
06/30/2021

As a child, Anton Teehankee’s mother was diagnosed with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. Growing up with a disabled parent meant Anton was introduced... Read more

WCU Alumni Find Love and Purpose Through Nursing Program
06/24/2021

Jessica Camacho and Jose Fregoso met as nursing students at West Coast University’s Los Angeles campus in North Hollywood. At the end of 2019, after a long... Read more

WCU-OC BSDH Graduate Spotlight: Julie Rehder
06/21/2021

Julie Rehder has a lot to celebrate. The recent West Coast University-Orange County graduate completed her bachelor' of science in dental hygiene degree and earned... Read more

WCU Graduate Spotlight: Chelsy Bognot, BSN
06/18/2021

Learning the value of flexibility has been a key takeaway for West Coast University graduate Chelsy Bognot.  “The past year was nerve-wracking... Read more

Alumna Finds Passion And Purpose In Pediatric Occupational Therapy
06/16/2021

Johan Gutierrez has had a passion for occupational therapy since she saw how beneficial it was for her young cousin. “My cousin is my ultimate best friend... Read more

WCU Alumni’s Dream of Being Flight Nurse Is About to Takeoff
05/27/2021

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
05/20/2021

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
05/14/2021

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
04/08/2021

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
02/28/2021

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
02/21/2021

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
02/03/2021

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
02/01/2021

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
01/16/2021

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
01/08/2021

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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