PNWU Hosts First Annual Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Scholarship Luncheon Celebration 


On Tuesday, May 2, PNWU hosted our first annual Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Scholarship Celebration Luncheon. The event aimed to honor a select group of PNWU’s osteopathic medical students and to extend our deepest appreciation to those who have so generously supported their success.

Recognized donors included those who gave to the A.T. Still Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship at our annual golf tournament, donors to the Butler Family Scholarship and the estate gift which funds the Rowland & Elsie Seal Endowed Scholarship. The first recipients of the Cadwell Laboratories Endowed Scholarship and the Chris Tracz Endowed Scholarship were also celebrated.

Honored guests included the niece and nephew of Rowland & Elsie Seal, Jackie (and husband Fred) Lenseigne and Jim (and wife Mary) Wise, who were featured in the Seal Scholarship video.

The luncheon, which was sponsored by Banner Bank, was emceed by the bank’s Vice President, Berta Gabbard. PNWU President Dr. Keith Watson co-emceed the event, speaking on the financial challenges of completing medical school and announcing scholarship recipient names.

PNWU students Thien Ho (awarded the A.T. Still Golf Scholarship in 2014) and Asra Mazhar (a 2016-2017 Seal Scholar) delivered memorable speeches to the luncheon crowd, highlighting the important role the scholarships have played in their medical educations.

“Scholarships help our students in life-changing ways as they navigate through the stresses of medical school and on to residency with the vision of serving rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest,” said Michele Erickson, PNWU’s Chief Development Officer.

For more information contact Michele Erickson, Chief Development Officer


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