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2014 Fall Career & Networking Fair

Thursday, November 20

11:00 am – 3:00pm

Harris Administration Building

We’re excited to kick off the Fall 2014 Career and Networking Fair hosted by the Alumni Relations office.  We need your help to make it a success!  If you are currently looking for a chiropractor to join your team or would just like to meet our students and network with your future colleagues, please consider joining us.

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TCC Board of Regents name Dr. Richard Brassard President Emeritus

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.

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TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie as New Interim President

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.”

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At a Glance

TCC Quick Facts / Datos Breves

Location

Pasadena, Texas (pop. 135,000) 15 minutes southeast of downtown Houston and approximately 40 miles from Galveston. Easily accessible by Interstate 45 and 10, as well as Sam Houston Toll Way. (Directions)

Current Enrollment

Approximately 300 students from at least 30 states and 5 countries.

Classification

Non-profit, professional college offering the Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degrees.

Academic Year

Trimester system - 10 trimesters (3 1/3 years) are required for graduation. Academic year begins with the Fall trimester, in September. Spring trimester - January; Summer trimester - May.

Facilities

  • Moody Health Center
  • Student Clinic
  • Mae Hilty Memorial Library
  • Learning Resource Center
  • James M. Russell Education Center
  • William M. Harris Administration Building
  • Turley Anatomical Building
  • Guy & Esther Ligon Laboratory Building (housing Micro Lab, Adjusting, and X-Ray Physics and Positioning)
  • Student Outdoor Activity Center (utilized as a fair-weather study area by students and for parties and special school activities)
  • The Smith Building (housing Radiology and x-ray positioning)

Academic Requirements

Minimum 90 credit hours applicable to a Bachelor's Degree Cumulative GPA for all CCE-required courses of at least 2.6 on a scale of 4.0 See Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Admissions Requirements for more details.

Financial Aid

  • Loans - Federal Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, VA Benefits, Alternative Loans, (contact the Financial Aid office of a complete list).
  • Grants - Texas Equalization Grant
  • Employment - Federal College Work-Study

Special Programs

Student Associations

  • Student Body Association
  • Ambassadors
  • Student American Chiropractic Association
  • Student American Black Chiropractic Association
  • Student Texas Chiropractic Association
  • Student Chiropractic Association of Louisiana
  • Chiropractic Student Adjusting Club
  • Council on Sports Injuries
  • Omega Psi

Additional student organizations may also be available. For more information, contact the Student Services Office.