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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.


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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Texas Chiropractic College Well Represented at 2013 ACC-RAC

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will be well represented at the 2013 Association of Chiropractic Colleges' Research Agenda Conference as 46% of its faculty has contributed to research being presented in Washington, D.C.

Eighteen current TCC faculty members are a part of 10 platform presentations, four poster presentations and a clinical workshop, all on a variety of topics. Additionally, nine current TCC students are co-authors of four of the platform presentations and two of the poster presentations. Eleven faculty members are taking advantage of the college’s spring break to attend ACC-RAC.

Below is a complete list of research titles being presented from TCC faculty and students (denoted with *). One paper was co-authored by faculty from other institutions (denoted with **).

Platform Presentations:

  • Systematic review of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by non-Hispanic blacks (John Ward, Carol Webb, Kelley Humphries*)           
  • Utilization of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy in a chiropractic college outpatient teaching clinic (Dwain Daniel, Michael Ramcharam, Amy Wright)
  • Student perceptions on the effectiveness of clinical reasoning teaching strategies (Dorrie Talmage, Nancy Petersen, Steve Foster)
  • Thoracolumbar spinal manipulation impact on exercise performance (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Michael Ramcharan, Kelley Humphries*, Tammy Tong*, Cheuk Chu*)
  • Modification of a computer-based patient simulation program: expanding case learning options in a chiropractic curriculum (Dorrie Talmage, Jeffrey Weiss, John Mrozek)      
  • The development of a critical appraisal tool for the quantitative assessment of case reports (Shari Wynd, Kent Stuber**, Eric Hurwitz**, Al Adams, Nancy Petersen)
  • Acute cardiovascular response to atlas manipulation (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Tyer, Shauna Weigand*, Gabby Williams*, Danielle Cockburn*)
  • Immediate effects of anterior upper thoracic spine manipulation on cardiovascular response (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Tyer, Shauna Weigand*, Gabby Williams*)
  • Is an interview enough?  Using competency based assessment as part of faculty clinician selection at a chiropractic college (David J Schimp, Barry C Wiese)
  • Pain assessment preference among Latinos (Michael Ramcharan)

Poster presentations:

  • Case-based discussion: enhancing student learners’ clinical reasoning through a work-based assessment tool (Victor Benavides, Amy Wright)
  • Pilot study of the impact sacroiliac joint manipulation has on leg length inequality  (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Sorrels, Matthew Walters*, Trevor Williams*)
  • Lumbar spine manipulation impact on VO2max (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Michael Ramcharan, James Zuniga*, Cheuk Chu*)
  • Delivering quality chiropractic care to a cerebral palsy patient in an outpatient teaching clinic: a case report (Amy Wright, Victor Benavides)

Clinical Workshop:

  • Improving spine care for the older adult in the Healthcare Reform Environment (Barry Wiese, co-presenter)