News Article | May 10, 2017
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, North-West College and Glendale Career College, along with family and friends, recognized graduates at commencement as they received diplomas in health care professions such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist and Vocational Nursing. The ceremony was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in Pasadena, California. The new graduates join more than 45,000 who have come before them since the first North-West College ceremony in the 1960s. Scott A. People began the ceremony with a rendition of the National Anthem, beautifully silencing and mesmerizing the crowd with the first note. Scott has featured his talents in such productions as "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Wiz" and "Dreamgirls." Mitchell Fuerst, the College's President, opened the ceremony, welcoming the graduates and their guests with swelling pride as he congratulated them for achieving their goals. He spoke about his mother, North-West College founder Marsha Fuerst, and how her tireless efforts and unwavering passion for career education allowed her to fulfill her own dream of creating a College where women and men have the opportunity to train for careers, enabling them to support themselves and their families. Mr. Fuerst was followed by the ceremony’s keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Dorfman. Recognized world-wide as a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dorfman has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and has been featured on numerous TV programs, including ABC's "Extreme Makeover," CBS's "The Doctors," "Larry King Live" and "Oprah." During his keynote address, Dr. Dorfman shared several pearls of wisdom for success and encouraged the new graduates to remain positive, to never fail, to learn from the challenges they will face and to never give up. In a heartwarming moment during the ceremony, a Vocational Nursing grad, Nicole De La Rosa, was taken by surprise when her boyfriend and their two children met her on stage during the conferring of graduates. Jose Lopez dropped to his knee in the middle of the stage and lovingly asked for her hand in marriage. Crying with joy, she accepted his proposal, to the applause and admiration of her fellow classmates and everyone in the auditorium. The College has been training health professionals for more than 50 years and takes great pride in preparing students in short-term programs for gainful employment. To learn more about North-West College or to enroll in one of NWC's programs, please contact Nancy Aguillon at NancyA@success.edu. About North-West College Founded in 1966, North-West College has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for 50 years. A leader in allied health education, the College offers a dozen different health care programs at seven campus locations throughout Southern California. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), North-West College offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, the College has graduated more than 45,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types. For more information about North-West College and its programs, visit http://www.nw.edu.
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Journal of Biological Chemistry | Year: 2014
Two types of G protein-coupled receptors for endothelin-1 (ET-1), ET type A receptor (ETAR) and ETBR, closely resemble each other, but upon ET-1 stimulation, they follow totally different intracellular trafficking pathways; ETAR is recycled back to plasma membrane, whereas ETBR is targeted to lysosome for degradation. However, the mechanisms for such different fates are unknown. Here we demonstrated that ETBR but not ETAR was ubiquitinated on the cell surface following ET-1 stimulation and that ETBR was internalized and degraded in lysosome more rapidly than ETAR. The mutant ETBR (designated "5KR mutant") in which 5 lysine residues in the C-tail were substituted to arginine was not ubiquitinated, and its rates of internalization and degradation after ET-1 stimulation became slower, being comparable with those of ETAR. Confocal microscopic study showed that following ET-1 stimulation, ETAR and 5KR mutant of ETBR were co-localized mainly with Rab11, a marker of recycling endosome, whereas ETBR was co-localized with Rab7, a marker of late endosome/lysosome. In the 5KR mutant, ET-1-induced ERK phosphorylation and an increase in the intracellular Ca2+ concentration upon repetitive ET-1 stimulation were larger. A series of ETBR mutants (designated "4KR mutant"), in which either one of 5 arginine residues of the 5KR mutant was reverted to lysine, were normally ubiquitinated, internalized, and degraded, with ERK phosphorylation being normalized. These results demonstrate that agonist-induced ubiquitination at either lysine residue in the C-tail of ETBR but not ETAR switches intracellular trafficking from recycling to plasma membrane to targeting to lysosome, causing decreases in the cell surface level of ETBR and intracellular signaling. © 2014 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.
News Article | November 3, 2016
Sunday, October 30 marked North-West College's Fall Commencement Ceremony. Held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the event offered family and friends, along with College Team Members, the opportunity to congratulate 422 graduates as they celebrated the culmination of their career training. "Soon, you'll be experiencing the gratification of entering the World of Work with not just having a job, but a career," President Mitchell Fuerst shared with the graduates. "You should be proud of yourselves as every person in this auditorium today is proud of you." Students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas by program, with individuals representing the College's Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Vocational Nurse, Eyecare Specialist, Massage Therapist, Surgical Technologist, and Pharmacy Technician programs, among others. As part of their program, every student participated in classroom-based learning along with hands-on training opportunities. In addition, every program includes a clinical externship component, allowing students to practice their skills in real-world environments prior to graduation. This dynamic combination produces well-equipped graduates who are prepared for the rigors of the health care field. El Monte City Councilman and Keynote Speaker Juventino "J" Gomez addressed the graduates during the ceremony, saying, "This is such an important beginning to your life—it's the beginning of a new life. You have committed to bettering yourselves, and that's exactly what you've done by attending North-West College." Guests and graduates also enjoyed performances by both vocalist Scott A. People and jazz singer and trumpeter Ilya Serov. In addition, social media enhanced the overall Commencement experience. For the first time, the College streamed the ceremony live on Facebook, giving those unable to attend a chance to watch Commencement remotely. Custom Snapchat filters also added fun for guests and graduates alike. To watch the full Commencement Ceremony video, visit facebook.com/northwestcollege/. Interested in learning more about North-West College's programs? Please contact Nancy Aguillon for more information today! Founded in 1966, North-West College has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for 50 years. A leader in allied health education, the College offers 12 short-term programs at seven campuses throughout Southern California, including West Covina, Pomona Valley, Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside, Santa Ana, and Long Beach. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), North-West College offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, the College has graduated more than 45,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types. For more information about North-West College and its programs, visit http://www.nw.edu.