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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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The Vibrancy of Houston

downtown HoustonFew cities in America can match the excitement, the vibrancy, or the breadth of opportunities that can be enjoyed in Houston. Students at Texas Chiropractic College work hard—in the classroom, in the laboratories, and in the clinics. So when it is time to take a break from TCC’s rigorous learning experience, Houston provides the perfect playground.

Just 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. The city boasts more than 11,000 restaurants; 165 golf courses; 18 Fortune 500 companies; 16 major museums; professional teams representing every major sport; more than 500 cultural, visual, and performing arts organizations; a theatre district second only to that of New York City; countless parks; and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.

Add to that the fact that Houston has the second lowest cost of living among major American cities and it becomes clear that, at TCC, students truly have the world at their doorstep.

Attractions
Some of the most popular attractions in the world are within a short walk, or a short drive of the TCC campus. The relationship between TCC and Houston is a strong one, allowing students to enjoy all the benefits a great metropolitan home can offer.

NASA—Johnson Space Center
Battleship Texas
San Jacinto State Park and the site of the Battle of San Jacinto
Houston Zoo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Downtown Aquarium
Gulf Greyhound Park
Houston Motorsports Park
Sam Houston Race Park
Kemah Boardwalk
Moody Gardens
Schlitterbahn! Waterpark
Wet n Wild Splashtown!
Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo
Texas Renaissance Festival

Museums
Houston’s museum district features a huge array of museums, galleries, and art and cultural institutions.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children’s Museum of Houston
Museum of Natural Science
Museum of Health & Medical Science
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
The Jung Center of Houston
Lawndale Art Center
The Menil Collection
The Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
Houston Center for Photography
Lone Star Flight Museum
The Rothko Chapel
Rice University Art Gallery

Theatres
As one of only five cities with permanent professional resident companies in all the major performing arts, Houston’s theatre district spans 17 blocks and is second only to that of New York City.

Houston Ballet
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Symphony
Society for the Performing Arts
Broadway Across America
Theatre Under the Stars
Alley Theatre
Da Camera of Houston
Pasadena Little Theatre
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Professional Sports
Houston’s professional sports teams offer year-round entertainment, have won multiple world championships, and are a source of pride for the entire city.

Houston Astros (MLB)
Houston Texans (NFL)
Houston Rockets (NBA)
Houston Dynamo (MLS)

Outdoor Recreation
Whether it is fishing, camping, hiking, biking, hunting, or boating, Houston and its surrounding area provides an endless array of outlets for outdoor recreation.

Armand Bayou Nature Center preserves and manages 2,500 acres of wetlands, prairie, forest, and marsh habitat surrounding Armand Bayou. And the Clear Lake area features one of the greatest concentrations of sailboats, yachts, and pleasure craft in the U.S.

With more than a dozen state parks nearby; sport fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico; and thousands of acres of parkland for camping, hiking, and biking; the Houston area is known far and wide as a Mecca for outdoor fun.