2018 Students Stories

WCU-Miami Student Spotlight: Valerie Puig

Becoming a nurse has been anything but easy for Valerie Puig. She has struggled and wondered at times if she should give up, but with the support of her West Coast... Read more

WCU-Miami Student Spotlight: Allison Talana

Nursing wasn’t Allison Talana's first career choice but when life took a different turn, she found a passion that inspired her to make a change. "I actually... Read more

WCU Honors Newest Class of MSOT Graduates

The West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies ended the year with a hooding ceremony for 26 masters of science in occupational therapy graduates. After... Read more

WCU-Miami Student Spotlight: Siukei Cordero

Siukei Cordero was nervous when she first started the bachelor of science in nursing program at West Coast University-Miami, but her opinion has evolved. Now, she... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates as More Than 100 BSN Graduates Receive Nursing Pin

One of the largest classes to date celebrated their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) pinning at West Coast University-Orange County in November. More than 600... Read more

WCU-Los Angeles Pins 120 at Final Pinning Ceremony of 2018

WCU-Los Angeles had a full house with 120 graduates attending the final BSN pinning ceremony of 2018. The grads lined up at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City... Read more

WCU-Dallas Celebrates 42 New BSN Nurses at November Pinning Ceremony

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated its newest class of bachelor of science in nursing graduates at the Plano Event Center on November 15. Friends and family... Read more

WCU-Ontario Celebrates Newest BSN Graduates at November Pinning Ceremony

Students gathered on stage at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga to celebrate the end of their journey with WCU. Friends and family gathered in the audience... Read more

WCU-Orange County Bachelor Science Dental Hygiene November 2018

West Coast University-Orange County celebrated the pinning of 17 graduates from the Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene program at the Orangewood Academy auditorium... Read more

WCU-Dallas Commencement Marks Special Day for Grads

More than 80 West Coast University graduates and their families gathered at the Plano Event Center this November to celebrate the completion of their bachelor's... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates October Pinning of 30 BSN Grads

The friends and family of 30 West Coast University-Miami BSN graduates filled the Graham Center Ballroom on October 26. WCU-Miami Executive Director Joshua Padron... Read more

PharmD Program Celebrates Fifth White Coat Ceremony

West Coast University’s School of Pharmacy held its fifth annual white coat ceremony for 68 PharmD students on Oct. 28, at the Sportsman Lodge in Studio City,... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Jenny Bae

Jenny Bae heard of West Coast University through a friend. That’s all it took for her to start her journey towards becoming a registered nurse. Now, she’s... Read more

Over 450 WCU Students Work Together for IPE Day 2018

West Coast University students from multiple campuses and programs got together this September to learn about and with each other for Interprofessional Education... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Jenicka Amador

Nursing school is hard. It's something that takes a lot of work, dedication and determination. These attributes are something that every West Coast University graduate... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates 91 BSN Graduates at September Pinning

West Coast University-Orange County celebrated its newest class of bachelor of science in nursing students at Cerritos Park East on Sept. 21. The 91 graduates walked... Read more

California Assemblywoman Reyes Visits WCU-Ontario

Assemblywomen Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) stopped by West Coast University-Ontario this September to tour the campus and learn about the opportunities... Read more

West Coast University-Orange County Celebrates 22 New Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene

The friends and family of West Coast University-Orange County bachelors of science in dental hygiene students filled the Orangewood Academy auditorium to celebrate... Read more

WCU-Ontario Celebrates Pinning More Than 60 Grads at September Ceremony

More than 60 West Coast University-Ontario students celebrated the end of their bachelor of science in nursing program in September. Friends and family gathered... Read more

West Coast University School of Pharmacy Students Recognized at National Conference


The West Coast University Chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association had the opportunity to attend the 2018 National Pharmacist Convention in Charlotte,... Read more

Nearly 100 BSN Grads Attend WCU-LA Pinning Ceremony

West Coast University-Los Angeles celebrated a new class of nurses at the Sportsman Lodge on Aug. 30. Friends and family watched as each of the 97 graduates crossed... Read more

WCU-Dallas Leads 28 New BSN Grads in Nursing Pledge

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated the pinning of 28 bachelor of science in nursing graduates at the Jack E. Singley Academy in Irving, Texas on Aug. 31. The... Read more

WCU GPH Program Visits Argentina To Teach and Learn

West Coast University students traveled to Argentina in September as part of West Coast University’s Global Public Health program. Students from the California,... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates Pinning of 25 BSN Graduates

West Coast University-Miami held a pinning on Aug. 18 to celebrate its newest class of bachelor of science in nursing graduates. Friends and family of the 25 graduates... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Kyle Schneider

Some people like helping others achieve new heights. Kyle Schneider prefers they reach new depths. Schneider runs a nonprofit organization called Dive Warriors... Read more

West Coast University's DPT Program Celebrates Second Graduating Cohort

Friends, family and 40 graduates filled with the Friendship Auditorium in Los Angeles on Aug. 10 to celebrate the second graduating cohort of West Coast University’s... Read more

WCU Celebrates Hooding 26 New MSOT Graduates

In a packed room of family and friends, 26 West Coast University master of occupational therapy graduates made their way to the front of the room for the start of... Read more

2018 Oxford Honors Scholars Share The Most Important Thing to Know About International Education Program

"The one thing I would want people to know about this trip is what a huge impact it had on me. Just walking through the classes and walking through the cobblestone... Read more

2018 Oxford Scholars Share Importance of Honors Program

There's always something new to learn every single day about this environment. -- Juanita Avila, WCU-Ontario ••• We're traveling all over the world... Read more

WCU MHA Student Spotlight: Latifah Turner

After several years of struggling to find the right time to go back to school, Latifah Turner began to look at online programs that would help her continue her education.... Read more

WCU-Dallas Student Spotlight: Evon Oldham

Going back to school is not always easy, especially after children and a husband in the military but after her husband retired from service, Evon Oldham made the... Read more

WCU-Miami Welcomes Students from Comillas Pontificia University for a Week of International Education

West Coast University-Miami welcomed four international students traveling from Madrid, Spain as part of the Global Public Health Program. The program gives students... Read more

WCU-Miami BSN Student Kiara Lopez Honored with Daisy in Training Award

Each term a West Coast University student is awarded the DAISY in Training Award. The award honors nursing students who have shown exceptional skill and compassion... Read more

WCU Scholars Collaborate With CHA University Students During 2018 Global Public Health Visit to South Korea

West Coast University students from four campuses came together this July for the Global Public Health program in Seoul, Korea. The 15 WCU students had the opportunity... Read more

WCU MHA Student Spotlight: Kevin Jenkins

Unsure if he was ready to return to school after more than 30 years of working, Kevin Jenkins decided to ease into his master of health administration program by... Read more

WCU-Ontario Takes a Study Break for National Ice Cream Day

In recognition of national Ice Cream Day, West Coast University-Ontario students got a moment to chill out from their studies this July in a sweet way. WCU-Ontario... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates 100 Graduates at 2018 Commencement

Friends and family of 100 West Coast University graduates packed the Miramar Cultural Arts Center in Miami on July 7 for the 2018 Summer Commencement ceremony. This... Read more

WCU-Ontario Blood Drive Produces Campus Record Number of Donations

West Coast University-Ontario turned out in record numbers this June for the campus blood drive. According to WCU-Ontario Student Services Coordinator Roxanne Mendoza,... Read more

WCU-Dallas Pins 33 BSN Graduates in June

The Jack E. Singley Academy was packed with the family and friends of 33 BSN graduates on June 22 in anticipation of the West Coast University-Dallas BSN pinning. The... Read more

WCU-LA BSN Pinning Ceremony Draws Laughs and Tears

Pinning ceremonies are often filled with laughs and tears. And thanks to the cohort speakers at the West Coast University-Los Angeles pinning in June, there was... Read more

WCU-Ontario Hosts ‘Men in Nursing’ Kick-Off Event

West Coast University-Ontario students recently got an early introduction to this June's "Men in Nursing" conference. Students were treated to coffee and snacks... Read more

WCU-Miami Pins More Than 20 BSN Grads at June Event

West Coast University-Miami recognized the pinning of more than 20 nursing graduates at a ceremony this June. WCU-Miami Executive Director Dr. Joshua Padron welcomed... Read more

WCU Center for Graduate Studies Pins 24 MSOT Students

Twenty-four master of science in occupational therapy students received their pins on May 10 in the Center for Graduate Studies auditorium. The pinning signifies... Read more

CERT Board Members Attend WCU-Dallas Disaster Management Presentations

Two board members from the city of Dallas C.E.R.T. team attended presentations by West Coast University students on aspects of disaster management. The C.E.R.T.... Read more

WCU-Ontario BSN Student Evan Price Honored With DAISY in Training Award

Each term one West Coast University student is selected to win the DAISY in Training award, an internationally recognized program that honors and celebrates skillful... Read more

WCU Ontario Welcomes 150 New Students

West Coast University-Ontario welcomed 150 new students into the WCU family with a New Student Orientation event on June 5. Current WCU Ontario students and clubs... Read more

Honda Center Plays Host to 1,100 WCU Grads for Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Friends and family of more than 1,100 West Coast University graduates packed the Honda Center in Anaheim on May 20 for the 2018 Spring Commencement. Read more

WCU Honors First Graduating PharmD Cohort at Inaugural Hooding Ceremony

The West Coast University School of Pharmacy hosted its inaugural hooding ceremony on Friday, May 18. Thirty-two students from WCU's first cohort to complete the... Read more

WCU School of Pharmacy Team Wins Annual Quiz Bowl

After this year’s California Pharmacists Association Quiz Bowl, there was no question who the winning team was: West Coast University. Five WCU doctor of pharmacy... Read more

WCU-Dallas Welcomes 30 BSN Graduates at April Pinning

Thirty graduates from West Coast University-Dallas celebrated receiving their bachelor of science in nursing degree this April. WCU-Dallas BSN graduate Tyler Bonny,... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates Pinning 60 BSN Grads

On April 20, West Coast University-Orange County celebrated the pinning of more than 60 bachelor of science graduates at Cerritos East Park. The event began with... Read more

West Coast University-Ontario Celebrates 81 Newly Pinned Nurses

On April 11, West Coast University-Ontario celebrated the pinning of 81 newly minted bachelor of science in nursing graduates. The Victoria Gardens Cultural Center... Read more

West Coast University-Los Angeles Pins 113 New Nursing Grads

Excitement and anticipation was in the air as the family and friends waited to celebrate the pinning of 113 new bachelor of science in nursing graduates from West... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates 25 Dental Hygiene Graduates at April Pinning

On April 13, West Coast University-Orange County’s dental hygiene program celebrated 25 graduates at their pinning ceremony. The newly minted bachelor of science... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates 26 New Nurses at Pinning Ceremony

The friends and family of 26 West Coast University nursing graduates filled The Graham Center auditorium in Miami on March 30, eagerly awaiting the pinning ceremony... Read more

WCU-Ontario Student Spotlight: Evan Price

West Coast University-Ontario student Evan Price was recently recognized by a clinical partner for outstanding behavior toward patients during his clinical rotation... Read more

37 WCU DPT Students Head Into Fieldwork With Fresh White Coats

West Coast University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program held a white coat ceremony for 37 students on March 1, at the WCU-Center for Graduate Studies... Read more

WCU Peer Mentors Reunite with CHA University Students

West Coast students and alumni celebrated a Global Public Health reunion and a birthday with visiting CHA University students recently at WCU-Los Angeles. Several... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Ginny Dubose, MHA Program

Ginny Dubose has always loved to learn. For her, learning is the way to advance yourself and the world around you. In 2014, after losing her brother David, and... Read more

WCU-Orange County Hosts More than 100 Graduates During February BSN Pinning

The California Room at Cerritos Community Park was standing room only on Feb. 21 for the West Coast University-Orange County bachelor of science in nursing (BSN)... Read more

West Coast University-Dallas Celebrates 28 New BSN Graduates

West Coast University-Dallas held its first pinning of 2018 at the MacArthur High School Auditorium where families and friends of the 28 graduates celebrated the... Read more

West Coast University-Ontario Pins a New Class of Nurses

The Lewis Family Playhouse in Ranch Cucamonga was filled with West Coast University-Ontario nursing graduates along with their families and friends, all anxiously... Read more

Important Message about your Campus Safety

Dear Students, Our deepest condolences go out to the families of those whose lives were taken in this senseless tragedy in Parkland, Flordia. The safety and security... Read more

WCU-OC Spends Valentine’s Day In Love with Learning

Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day at West Coast University-Orange County … a love for learning that is. Various departments set up booths on... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Gil Small

While on his clinical rotation in the pediatric waiting room at Eisner Health in downtown Los Angeles, WCU Public Health Nurse student Gil Small, met with a patient... Read more

West Coast University-Los Angeles Welcomes February 2018 Graduating BSN Cohort

West Coast University-Los Angeles celebrated the pinning of more than 70 new bachelor of science in nursing graduates on Feb. 1. The graduates along with their family... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates First BSN Cohort Pinning of 2018

West Coast University-Miami celebrated the new year by pinning its first class of bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) graduates this January. On Jan. 20, friends... Read more

WCU MSOT Program Kicks Off 2018 with Pinning Ceremony at Center for Graduate Studies

West Coast University began 2018 with a celebration for its “blue” master of science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) students. On Jan. 11 at the at WCU-Center... Read more

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