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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. Each principles course is tailored to correspond with the basic and clinical science classes taken during a given trimester. Beginning with the Fall 2014 Trimester, a TCC student will complete this program of study as a logical and balanced progression in their evidence-informed training. This approach replaces the isolated role of principles courses within the DC curriculum at TCC.

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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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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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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.