Palmer Enrollment Trending Upward
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 03:27 PM

Palmer College of Chiropractic has surpassed new-student enrollment objectives, developed at the beginning of each year, for fall 2014 classes on all three of its campuses. This Fall, Palmer had an increase of 14 percent in College-wide new-student enrollment since Fall 2013.

The San Jose, Calif., campus enrolled a fall 2014 class that marked the largest first-quarter class in 14 years. On Palmer’s Port Orange, Fla., campus, enrollment is at capacity. The College’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa, has also seen an increase in new enrollment with the Fall class. Overall new-student enrollment for Palmer College was 16 percent over expectations.

Dr. Cassie Stinson Accepts Invitation as Attending Clinician at Moody Health Center
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 03:23 PM

Cassie Stinson, DC, CCSPCassie Stinson, DC, CCSP has accepted an invitation from Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) president, Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN to join the full-time faculty as an attending clinician at the Moody Health Center (MHC).

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stinson,” Dr. McKechnie said. “Her clinical experience and business acumen are tremendous benefits for TCC interns preparing to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.”

Dr. Stinson graduated from TCC in April 2009 as the class salutatorian and Keeler award winner. She holds Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science degrees from TCC. In May 2005, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Stinson first returned to the college in Fall 2013 as an adjunct rehabilitation and active care instructor.

Dr. Stinson refined her chiropractic skills while working at the multidisciplinary Icon Wellness Center from 2009-2013. In 2013, she began to explore the business side of chiropractic by opening her private practice, the Natural Health Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, in Webster, Texas.

Sherman College Against Prescriptive Rights for DCs
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 03:19 PM

Sherman College of Chiropractic is recommending against an expansion of scope in Wisconsin that would allow doctors of chiropractic prescriptive rights.  The college asserts that the expansion of practice scope in Wisconsin that would include the right to prescribe pharmaceuticals is a dangerous precedent for the chiropractic profession.

Palmer Professor Elected First-Vice President at COCSA Annual Meeting
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 03:15 PM

Don M. Cross, D.CThe Congress of Chiropractic State Associations held its annual business meeting and conference in New Orleans, in November. Almost fifty state chiropractic associations were in attendance for the conference. With fifty-six state association members, representing more than 32,000 chiropractors across the country, the conference is a high point for the leadership of the profession. The ACA, ICA, CCGPP, the Summit, and other national groups gave their annual reports to the members.

Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Eighteenth Surgeon General of the US, was one of the keynote speakers during the three-and-a-half-day event.

During the Annual Business meeting, Don M. Cross, D.C., assistant professor at Palmer’s Port Orange, Florida, campus, was elected to the First-Vice President position. Dr. Cross has been active in the COCSA leadership for almost 10 years.

TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 03:07 PM

Dr. Stephen A. FosterBrad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC, to the position of provost, effective December 8, 2014.

According to Dr. McKechnie, “Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure and budgetary matters with the president’s office. Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training and services that students, faculty and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”

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