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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Dr. Cassie Stinson Accepts Invitation as Attending Clinician at Moody Health Center

PASADENA, Texas – Cassie 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.”

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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.