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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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TCC Names Dr. Fred Zuker as Interim President

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D., as the College’s Interim President effective September 1, 2013.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Zuker as our interim president,” said Dr. Monte Blue, Chairman of the TCC Board of Regents. “His extensive background in higher education will be a great asset as he leads TCC over the next few months."

As Interim President, Dr. Zuker will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. He came to TCC originally as the Dean of Enrollment Management and then was subsequently named as Vice President of Enrollment Management. In both of these roles, he was charged with overseeing the offices of the registrar, student support services,  financial aid, admission and most recently institutional advancement and facilities. He also is a member of the TCC faculty, teaching clinical psychology to trimester 5 students.

“I am extremely positive about TCC's future,” said Dr. Zuker. “We’ve already taken great steps toward achieving our goals and we have the best staff, faculty and students in place to carry them out.”

Dr. Zuker has a distinguished career in the areas of enrollment management, admission and student life at six different higher education institutions, including experience as the President, then Chancellor, of Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.

Prior to his stay at Lambuth, Dr. Zuker spent nine years at the University of Dallas working as the Dean of Enrollment & Student Life and Vice President and Dean of Alumni & Student Life. He made his first move to Texas after serving as the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Zuker also spent time on the West Coast from 1981 to 1986 as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

Dr. Zuker began his career in college admission at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, N.C., as an assistant director of admission. He then moved to Tulane University in New Orleans, La., to be an associate director of admissions and was promoted to the position of Director of Admission.

Before recruiting students to Duke, Dr. Zuker earned his bachelor’s degree. He then had three years of active duty service in the United States Army before returning to Durham for his first admission job and to begin work on his M.Ed. in counseling. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, also from Duke.

The TCC Board of Regents will conduct a national search for the next permanent president of TCC.