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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.”


TCC Signs Landmark Clinic Agreement with UHCL Health Services

PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and University of Houston-Clear Lake are excited to announce the signing of an agreement which establishes a partnership between TCC’s chiropractic clinic and UH-Clear Lake’s Health Services office.

Starting Sept. 4, 2013, student interns from TCC, under the supervision of an attending clinician, will provide year round services free of charge to UH-Clear Lake students, faculty and staff with appointments available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon in UH-Clear Lake’s Health Center located in the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Additionally, for care that requires off-hour attention or more frequency, UH-Clear Lake students, faculty and staff will be offered the opportunity to visit the Moody Health Center on the TCC campus in Pasadena under the same arrangement.

TCC and UHCL signing agreement image"This agreement builds on the relationship between TCC and UHCL while adding value to the highly regarded team already in place at UHCL's Health Center,” Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics said. “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring chiropractic care to the UHCL campus, the experience it will provide to our senior interns, and the chance to integrate ourselves with the other healthcare practitioners in the Health Center.  I really feel it's a win-win for all involved."

“It is such a pleasure to establish partnerships that will provide quality services to our students, faculty and staff,” says UH-Clear Lake Director of Health Services Regina Pickett. “The agreement with TCC’s chiropractic clinic gives the university community access to top-notch chiropractic care.”

This landmark relationship comes on the heels of an agreement signed in the spring of 2011 which established the first of two dual degree programs. The first program established the partnership between TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and UH-Clear Lake’s Master of Science in Fitness and Human Performance (FHP) and the second, which launches this fall, with UH-Clear Lake’s Master of Science in Biology. The FHP dual-degree program which now boasts several graduates allows current, qualified TCC students to apply and upon completion, students will hold both a master’s degree from UH-Clear Lake and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from TCC in less than four years.

For interns at TCC, this partnership will add to their opportunities for clinical rotations. The Moody Health Center currently offers a clinical presence at many area non-profit organizations including the Bridge Over Troubled Waters and El Centro de Corazón as well as a rotation with the Rice Athletics Program.

The Moody Health Center at TCC is located at 5912 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX, 77505 and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 281-487-1501 or email to make an appointment today.

Above Photo: Texas Chiropractic College and the University of Houston-Clear Lake signed an agreement Wednesday, August 21 that will establish a chiropractic care clinic in UH-Clear Lake's Health Service Center. Present (l to r) were Dr. Steve Foster, TCC Vice President of Academic Affairs; Regina Pickett, UH-Clear Lake Director of Health Services; Dr. Victor Benavides, TCC Director of Clinical Quality & External Programs and Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics.