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Michelle Ericsson

The American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) has long been a supporter of the City of Signal Hill, working together in unity to make the community of Signal Hill a great place to live. Building a university is no easy task; however, AUHS is thankful for the continuous support of the City of Signal Hill over the years. With regular community outreach events, AUHS serves over 1000 community members every quarter through their non-profit events.


AUHS is a 2014 sponsor of the City of Signal Hill and they recently took part in the City of Signal Hill’s “Spring Fest” event on Saturday, April 19th. During this event, AUHS’s Nursing students were able to educate children and their families on the very basics of health care, showing them how a stethoscope works and giving out some Easter stuffed animal toys. The day was fun-filled with Easter egg hunts, a bounce house, face-painting, giant bunnies and an AUHS humpty dumpty. AUHS also had a raffle going on where the lucky winner had a chance to win a Kindle. The Mayor of Signal Hill, Mayor Ed Wilson came to AUHS to pick the winner at random. The Kindle went to Nancy Torres. A very happy Nancy came to the AUHS campus to collect her Kindle prize which was presented to her by Michelle Ericsson from the Community and Media Department.


Kim Dang, Founder of AUHS and Pastor Gregory Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of AUHS believe that it is very important to give back to the community and help others in need. It is for this reason that they had set up the AUHS Foundation. In addition to the foundation, Kim Dang and Pastor Gregory Johnson built into their students graduation requirements, that they must complete a certain number of “Community Hours” in order to graduate. It is during these community hours that the students volunteer for the various community outreach events and programs, and get involved with the Signal Hill Community.


The City of Signal Hill, in turn, has always been a supporter of AUHS, with Mayor Ed Wilson attending the recent AUHS graduation ceremony on Monday, May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center. This graduation ceremony was particularly important to AUHS as it marked its 20 Year Anniversary.


The American University of Health Sciences appreciates the City of Signal Hill and recognizes that a lot of the time, cities are just used to hearing complains – it’s part of the nature of the job, but AUHS is showing their gratitude and hopes to continue to serve the City of Signal Hill and all of its community members, just as God would want and intend them to.