WHITTIER, Calif., June 20, 2017
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kwan family (Dr.
Stephen Kwan and Mrs. Alice Kwan) donated $500,000 to Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU,) demonstrating a strong commitment to SCU's
The Kwan Care and Love Scholarship has two significant outcomes:
The Kwan family first became interested in contributing to SCU after learning of the university's aim to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine education in the United States. While Dr. Stephen Kwan, a respected cardiologist, does not practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, he has a strong interest in its philosophy of whole person health. Mrs. Kwan, a successful real estate professional, has a growing interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They both strongly believe in giving back and awarding academic excellence.
Before visiting SCU, the Kwan Family was under the impression that SCU only offered Traditional Chinese Medicine educational opportunities. After touring the campus, and meeting with students, faculty, and staff—Dr. and Mrs. Kwan were surprised to learn of SCU's unique integrative healthcare educational model that bridges Eastern and Western medicine. Dr. Kwan described the university's vision for redefining healthcare and healthcare education as "impressive and unique." Inspired by SCU's work, the Kwan family made a commitment to partner with the university in carrying out its vision for the College of Eastern Medicine. Dr. and Mrs. Kwan stated, "Changing healthcare means changing how students entering health professions are educated. We are honored that we can help lead this change with SCU. "
Dr. John Scaringe added, "We are extremely grateful for the generous support of the Kwan family. By creating a direct pathway for students to become Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners—the Kwan family is taking an active leadership role in transforming healthcare. "
About Southern California University of Health Sciences:
Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences is located in Whittier, California. SCU, one of the nation's leading universities for integrative health, is comprised of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), College of Eastern Medicine, and College of Science and Integrative Health. A pioneer in interprofessional, integrative health education, SCU offers full-time programs leading students to successful and significant careers in patient care. For over a century, SCU faculty has drawn upon their experience and their passion for teaching to educate practitioners who are transforming the face of healthcare around the world. For information on SCU, please visit http://www.scuhs.edu.
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