Pasadena, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) is pleased to announce Dr. Richard G. Brassard, DC, FICC, as President Emeritus. The Board of Regents met on July 19, 2014 during the TCC Annual Convention in Galveston Texas where they voted unanimously to grant President Emeritus status to Dr. Brassard.
Dr. Brassard began his relationship with TCC in July of 1985 when he was first appointed to the TCC Board of Regents. He held this initial appointment until 1991 and then was reappointed in July 1995. In 1997, Dr. Brassard was elected to the position of Vice Chairman and then elected as Chairman in 1999. On January 1, 2002, the board appointed him as president-elect of TCC and he took the mantel of president on January 1, 2004, a position he held for 10 years before retiring.
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.
Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.
As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.
“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010. The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.
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.