James E. Wasenmiller ’73-B

Dr. Wasenmiller passed away March 12, 2017 January 22, 1948 – March 12, 2017 James Wasenmiller  ’73-B died of metastatic melanoma in March 2017, shortly after his 69th birthday. In 1980, he started his practice in Oregon as Salem’s first cardiologist. His devotion to excellent medicine paired with gentle humor succeeded with 35 years of…

Alvarado Bans Tobacco at Schools

Dr. Alvarado gets Kentucky senate to pass bill banning tobacco products at public schools and their events   Alumnus and Kentucky Republican state senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado ’94 was elected in 2014 and has been leading the effort to restrict smoking in the state. Kentucky has the highest rate of smoking in the United States,…

Werner to Retire as Associate Dean

Dr. Werner, longtime professor and LLUSM administrator, to retire as associate dean but continue teaching   The School of Medicine announced in its weekly email report on February 22 that Dr. Leonard Werner ’81-res will be retiring “from his position as senior associate dean of Medical Student Education.” According to the report, Dr. Werner has…

Kime’s ‘A Life of Art’ at La Sierra

Dr. Wesley Kime’s retrospective exhibit of portraits, landscapes, and sketches on display through December 15   S. Wesley Kime ’53-A was an artist long before becoming a physician and has produced art in a variety of forms his entire life. “A Life of Art,” a retrospective exhibition featuring his work—most notably his LLU Faculty Gallery…

Hart, a WWII Medic Without a Gun

Dr. Elmer Hart served as an Army medic miles away from the well-known Desmond Doss   Elmer E. Hart ’53-B was in the midst of his studies at what is now Walla Wall University in Washington when he was drafted as a medic into the U.S. military during World War II. He served admirably in…

Wilber Alexander, PhD

Dr. Alexander passes away at the age of 95 Esteemed Loma Linda University giant of whole person care, Wilber Alexander, PhD, ’93-hon, passed away November 16, 2016. The School of Medicine reported the following: “He redefined spiritually-based care, starting with his patient-centered approach that began decades ago and eventually became a model for health care systems…

Presidents’ Council Dinner 2016

Alumni Association past presidents meet for reports and alumni honoree selections   On Sunday, October 30, 2016, 19 past presidents of the Alumni Association met for the annual Presidents’ Council Dinner at the Wong Kerlee Conference Center on the Loma Linda University campus. The council meets to receive reports from the past year by the…

Jospeh F. Heitsch ’66

December 24, 1927 – October 26, 2016 Jospeh F. Heitsch ’66 was born December 24, 1927 and passed away October 26, 2016. He was a member of the Waterford Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Verna Heitsch, and sons Edward (Cecile) and Allen. He passed after a number…