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TCC News & Events

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 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. Michael Ramcharan Honored As TCC Teacher of the Year

Dr. Rancharan and Dr. BrassardPASADENA, Texas - Dr. Michael Ramcharan was named the Texas Chiropractic College Faculty Member of the Year on Aug. 21 as part of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education. TCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Foster presented the award to Dr. Ramcharan as part of the celebration in which the Deer Park Independent School District and San Jacinto College Central honored their top instructors as well.

“I thank Dr. Ramcharan for having such a positive impact on the educational experiences of our students and the tremendous job he has already done in his two years at TCC,” said Dr. Foster.

Dr. Ramcharan has been a member of the Texas Chiropractic College faculty since May 2011, teaching in the department of clinical reasoning and therapeutics. He is also the Assistant Dean, Division of Technique, Principles and Therapeutics and is an active researcher in the areas of public health policy, infection and cultural competency.

“Dr. Ramcharan is an excellent teacher because he genuinely cares about students. He challenges us every day and helps us relate every scenario into real clinical experiences,” TCC student Lyndy Neale said. “Each lecture experience is interactive and fully engages us so that we may start thinking like doctors.”

Photo: TCC faculty member Dr. Michael Ramcharan accepts his teacher of the year award from TCC President Dr. Richard G. Brassard at the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education luncheon.