WesternU to Dedicate Park on Campus to Ethan Allen, DO, December 9

Pomona, CA - 11/29/2006 -- Honor to be given to a Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine in the West

POMONA, California - On Saturday, December 9, 2006, Western University of Health Sciences will formally dedicate a park on campus to Ethan Allen, DO, a pioneer of osteopathic medicine in the West and a powerful force in the founding of the University's College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP). The dedication ceremony is slated for 2 pm in the park adjacent to the Veterinary Medicine Center.

In 1977, Dr. Allen was the founding chairman of COMP's Board of Directors, and today is treasurer of the University's Board of Trustees and its longest-serving active member. Dr. Allen graduated from the College of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons in Los Angeles in 1951.

"We are delighted to recognize Dr. Allen's outstanding dedication to this university and COMP, and to the many contributions he made to the re-establishment of the osteopathic profession in the West," said Dr. Philip Pumerantz, founding president of Western University of Health Sciences.

The inscription on the monument states, the park "... will serve as a perpetual reminder of a distinguished career for all who find respite and inspiration here."

"Ethan has always been and continues to be a champion of the University's mission to educate and mentor generations of competent and compassionate health professionals," said Warren Lawless, chairman of Western University's Board of Trustees.

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