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TCC News & Events

TCC Names Dr. Michael Wiles as New Dean of Clinics

Feb. 3, 2015 – PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College is proud to welcome Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, as the new Dean of Clinics. Under Dr. Wiles’ careful leadership, clinical training at the Moody Health Center will continue to offer TCC students a challenging and supportive environment vital for graduating as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

As the Dean of Clinics, Dr. Wiles’ responsibilities include supervising every aspect of the clinical experience at TCC. Dr. Wiles manages TCC’s clinical services, placing a sharp emphasis of hands-on training in evidence-informed, patient-centered health care. He also assists in the instruction of student interns on appropriate standards of care and sound business practices grounded in a firm application of chiropractic principles.


Dr. Michael Sheppard Brings Utilization Review Expertise to Moody Health Center

Jan. 30, 2015 – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) welcomes Michael Sheppard, DC to the Moody Health Center (MHC) faculty. Dr. Sheppard’s addition highlights TCC’s commitment to educating its students on the business management skills needed to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

“Dr. Sheppard’s unique understanding of the internal system dynamics of today’s insurance industry make him a great addition to the TCC clinical faculty as we move forward with implementing a practice-ready business curriculum,” noted TCC’s president Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN.


TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie President

PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents has named Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN as the institution’s 14th president, after serving as the interim president since April 2014.

An honor graduate of TCC in 1985, Dr. McKechnie returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the department of clinical sciences. He also twice served as a dean during his tenure, managing postgraduate education and later overseeing external affairs for the college. In 2009, Dr. McKechnie was named to the TCC Board of Regents and he served on the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, Postgraduate Committee, and the Finance Committee.


Texas Chiropractic College Launches Annual Fundraising;
Distinguished Japanese Guests to be Honored

Pasadena, TX -- Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will host a diverse contingent of dignitaries from the Japan Chiropractic Association at its annual fundraising gala on April 25, 2015. Now in its 24th year, the gala is the signature fundraising event of TCC and premier social and networking occasion.  Gala returns to the TCC campus in Pasadena, Texas, where guests will be able to enjoy the newly renovated Student Center, formerly known as the Russell Building.


TCC Expands Principles Curriculum to First Seven Trimesters

PASADENA, Texas – This past September, Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) embarked on a groundbreaking curriculum expansion in its mission to promote excellence in the education of practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. The revised Chiropractic Principles curriculum establishes a solid foundation for the chiropractic profession by helping TCC students grow into expert practitioners of chiropractic science.

President Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN challenged the faculty to develop a unique chiropractic principles course for each of the first seven trimesters of a student’s academic career at TCC.


TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost

PASADENA, Texas – Brad 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.”


A Proud History

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Since 1908, Texas Chiropractic College has been at the forefront of patient-centered health care. Visionary programs. An unwavering commitment to students, service, and professionalism. A keen focus on the future. Taken together, all of these things are a direct result of our rich history and heritage in chiropractic health care.

The fourth-oldest of all chiropractic colleges in the U.S., TCC was founded more than a century ago in San Antonio, Texas. With a strong emphasis on high admission standards, TCC established itself as an innovator through programming that included anatomical instruction by dissection, laboratory instruction in pathology, and training in x-ray and dietary interventions.

In 1965, due to substantial growth, TCC moved from San Antonio to Pasadena, Texas, a suburb of Houston. In 1976, TCC launched the first-of-its-kind Preceptorship Program, offering students a distinctive field practicum experience. In 1985, the College further positioned itself as a first-choice institution when it initiated its Hospital Rotation Program, placing TCC interns together with experts in sports medicine, family medicine, surgeons, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons in area hospitals, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

TCC’s growth continued through the first decade of the 21st Century as the College’s ambitious plan to expand facilities saw the construction of five new buildings during a 10-year period. These facilities included a major change to the clinic experience with the Ligon Building, home of the Campus Health Clinic, and the Moody Health Center, where chiropractic interns in their final year at TCC work under the guidance of attending clinicians to treat the general public.

The most recent new construction project on campus, Dr. Yasunori Iwama Education Center, was completed in 2006, and is heralded as one of the finest facilities in chiropractic education. This 35,000-square-foot facility features the 4,000-square-foot Assessment Center that has been acclaimed as the most innovative in the country, classrooms, 45 faculty offices, and the 750-seat Elliott Auditorium.

Not just investing in facilities, TCC continues to invest in providing the best faculty to educate future chiropractors. The faculty are not just teaching in the classroom at TCC… They are engaged with the student body. They are active in service to the chiropractic profession and their own fields of expertise. They are participating in multiple areas of research. And many continue to expand their own knowledge base through the pursuit of additional degrees and certifications.

Texas Chiropractic College’s strong history provides the solid foundation for current growth in health care and supports a clear vision for the future.