Nominate a Colleague for an Award
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 04:50 PM

The deadline for nominations for the Keeler Plaque and the Young Chiropractor of the year is rapidly approaching.

Make your nomination by May 17!

To nominate, just legibly write or type your nomination and mail it to the Texas Chiropractic Association at 1122 Colorado, Suite 307, Austin TX 78701.  Make sure to put “Keeler” or “Young Chiro” on the envelope and it will be distributed to the appropriate committee unopened.


Keeler Plaque 

The Texas Chiropractic Association’s most prestigious award, the Keeler Plaque designates the chiropractor of the year in Texas. Each year TCA members are encouraged to nominate a colleague who is a fellow TCA member. The list of nominations is presented to the Keeler Plaque Committee which will select the honoree. 

Nominations are not held over from year to year, so ensure that the doctor you wish to nominate is nominated for the current year.

Qualifications for selection include:

    • Being a member in good standing of the TCA.
    • Being of good moral character.
    • Being a promoter or supporter of chiropractic advancement, such as research, public relations or school participation, in at least one of the three years immediately preceding the year in which the award is presented.
    • The candidate’s main endeavor must be in the practice of chiropractic and must have promoted chiropractic throughout their career.
    • Civic, religious, and community involvement as well as other chiropractic work may also be considered.
Established in 1934 by Texas chiropractic pioneer Dr. Clyde Keeler, the Keeler Plaque has designated Texas’ chiropractor of the year for 84 years.

Young Chiropractor of the Year

Established over 60 years ago, this award is recognizes younger doctors who have shown outstanding dedication and who have made long-lasting contributions to the profession and their community. 

Considerations for selection include:

  • Being under 40 years of age, or fewer than 10 years in chiropractic practice at the time of the award’s receipt.  
  • Demonstrating outstanding dedication to the profession.
  • Professional achievements that have made long-lasting contributions. 
  • Civic achievements that have reflected favorably upon the profession.

Legibly write or type your nomination and mail it to the Texas Chiropractic Association at 1122 Colorado, Suite 307, Austin TX 78701.  Make sure to put “Keeler” or “Young Chiro” on the envelope