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American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) began the school year with an exciting and transformative winter quarter! Here are the top 10 best moments of Winter 2017.

  1. New Leadership

The university welcomed Dr. Caroll Ryan as the new AUHS President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2017. She is a seasoned academic administrator with over 22 years of experience. Dr. Ryan will play a decisive role in shaping and implementing the vision and mission of AUHS, advocating for AUHS’ faith core values, inspiring and supporting faculty, students, and the university’s community.


  1. An Hour of Poetry

Thirty-one AUHS nursing students from Dr. Christina Baker’s English 207 Creative Writing class read original poems to elderly patients in the Courtyard Care Center, a convalescent home in Signal Hill, California on February 28, 2017. “What I like about volunteering is that you get to give a little bit of yourself and you don’t know who’s life you’re going to touch,” said Dr. Baker, “When you think about a convalescent home, you think about how much elderly patients have lived through, what they have endured and how much respect they still deserve.”


  1. Artology Show

AUHS nursing students from Professor Yuki Toyooka’s Art 300 Medical Illustrations class showcased their drawings in the annual Artology Show. The theme for this quarter’s show was self-realization. The first place winner was “Be strong. Nothing is Impossible” by Emanuelle De Castro, Cohort 19.


  1. Roses for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is not just about showing love and appreciation to your significant other. It is also a day to love your family, friends and fellow peers! AUHS showed love and admiration for its students by giving each of them a red rose on Valentine’s Day.


  1. AUHS Blood Drive

Sixty AUHS nursing students donated blood to The American Red Cross on February 27, 2017. As future nurses, AUHS students such as Sheena Spurling from Cohort 20 understood how vital blood donations are to patients. “I work in a hospital so I see traumatic events where people need blood transfusions and I know there is only a limited supply,” said Spurling, “I believe The Red Cross is trying to help all communities, not just this one.”


  1. AUHS Students Tutor Elementary School

AUHS Founder Dr. Kim Dang (Hon.) met with Lafayette Elementary School Principal Wendy Thompson to discuss AUHS’ tutoring service on February 22, 2017. AUHS will provide ten tutors for Lafayette in May 2017. “A lot of our students have the heart to help others. Our tutoring program is an opportunity for them to give back to the community,” said Dr. Dang.


  1. AUHS Joins the First Ladies Health Initiative

AUHS Co-founder Pastor Gregory Johnson met with Tiffany V. Bradshaw, the California Director of the First Ladies Health Initiative on March 8, 2017, to discuss the Sixth Annual Los Angeles First Ladies Health Day. The Los Angeles First Ladies Health Day is a citywide event that will provide free support services and health screenings to communities throughout Los Angeles County on March 26, 2017.


  1. Alumni Night

AUHS graduates returned to their alma mater for the Winter 2017 Alumni Night to reconnect with their peers and celebrate one another’s success on March 17, 2017. The university announced the development of the AUHS Alumni Association which will create a bridge between current and past students. AUHS hopes alumni continue to influence today’s generation of healthcare professionals.


  1. Open House Draws 100 Prospects

Over 100 prospective nursing students attended the Winter 2017 BSN Open House at American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) on February 11, 2017. Guests received an in-depth orientation on AUHS’ School of Nursing (SON) program as well as the university’s core values and mission statement. “Because God is with you there is nothing that is impossible for you to achieve. Everything that you do is going to be connected to the promise you have from God,” said AUHS Co-founder Pastor Gregory Johnson.


  1. Signal Hill Mayor Comes to AUHS

Signal Hill Mayor Lori Woods came to AUHS to give students valuable career advice in the first bi-annual Employer Panel. Mayor Woods thanked AUHS nursing students for choosing a “field of compassionate care” for individuals who are sick and in pain. “Nursing is much needed in the community, there’s a lot of demand but it takes a very special person to fill that demand,” said Mayor Woods, “We are very happy to have AUHS as part of our Signal Hill community. You, (the students), will be a valued asset to any employer that hires you based on your education at AUHS.”


AUHS is a private, for-profit, minority owned, minority serving, a Christian-based university whose mission is to educate and equip students with life careers and to produce quality health care professionals for the community, the nation, and the world. It is a university where appreciation of life and one’s spiritual reason for existence can be nurtured.  AUHS offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) and a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR). To request more information, email or call (562) 988-2278. For the latest news, pictures and videos of American University of Health Sciences’ events, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AUHS_Campus and Instagram @auhsedu.