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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.”


Outstanding Facilities

TCC CampusPreparation is at the heart of everything we do at Texas Chiropractic College. Nothing reflects this commitment to our students more than the outstanding facilities they find on the TCC campus.

Throughout the learning experience here, students master their skills on the same kinds of equipment, technologies, and resources they will encounter in the professional world. As a result, they are ready to succeed as Doctors of Chiropractic on day one.

Moody Health Center

Moody Health Center offers an array of services and is where students complete most of their clinical internship experiences and have the ability to treat real patients with real health care needs.

  • Adjusting rooms
  • Blood lab
  • Complete X-ray suite
  • Attending DC offices
  • Rehabilitation services

Yasunori Iwama Education Center

The newly-built, 35,000-square-foot Yasunori Iwama Education Center has been heralded as one of the finest facilities in chiropractic education in the country.

  • Eight simulated treatment rooms
  • 4,000-square-foot Assessment Center
  • State-of-the-art classrooms
  • Wet lab for biology, physics, and general and organic chemistry
  • 750-seat Dr. Shelby & Connie Elliott Auditorium

James M. Russell Education Building

The James M. Russell Education Building serves as both a place to learn, as well as a social hub for students on campus.

  • Modern classrooms
  • Research lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Indoor basketball court/gym
  • Exercise equipment
  • Student lounge

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center is where students find an abundance of learning resources and academic support services.

  • Three theatre-style classrooms
  • Flex-purpose classroom
  • Adjusting lab
  • Microbiology and physiology lab
  • Bookstore
  • Student government offices

Guy & Ester Ligon Laboratory Building

The Guy & Ester Ligon Laboratory Building offers students excellent laboratory facilities.

  • Campus Health Center
  • Two adjusting labs
  • Histology lab
  • Neurology lab

Mae Hilty Memorial Library

The Mae Hilty Memorial Library supports the scholarship of TCC students and faculty, and provides a wealth of services and resources.

  • Audio/video department
  • Computer lab
  • Study rooms
  • More than 10,000 volumes of books
  • More than 1,000 audiovisual titles
  • More than 170 periodical subscriptions

Smith Radiology Building

Completed in 1996, the Smith Building offers modern facilities and resources.

  • X-ray positioning lab
  • Radiology department
  • Research department

William M. Harris Administration Building

The William M. Harris Administration Building offers students a single location in which to find all of their admission and administrative needs.

  • Admissions office
  • Financial aid office
  • Registrar’s office
  • Provost’s office
  • Student services
  • President’s office
  • Institutional advancement
  • Business offices
  • Postgraduate and continuing studies