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TCC Board of Regence 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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TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie as New Interim President

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.

Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.

As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.

“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”

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Texas Chiropractic College renews academic partnership with Lee College

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010.  The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.

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TCC Student receives International Scholarship

tcc ficsPASADENA, Texas – The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) recently awarded their 2013 scholarships, including one for Texas Chiropractic College student Kelley Humphries. Humphries was chosen from a group of 42 applicants from 17 different colleges from around the world to receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Standard Process.

The FICS required the students to write an essay concerning the importance of sports chiropractic services to athletes in training and competition, and to the future growth of the chiropractic profession. With headquarters in Switzerland, this international organization is comprised of national chiropractic sports councils worldwide and individual members with affiliations in international organizations within the chiropractic profession and the world of sports.

“We are all very proud of Kelley and her many accomplishments here at TCC,” said TCC Interim President Dr. Fred Zuker. “She is already contributing to the chiropractic profession in the world of research and sports chiropractic. We look forward to hearing much more about Kelley’s achievements in the future.”

Humphries is a Trimester-9 student at Texas Chiropractic College and currently interning in the Moody Health Center. She has previously presented research at the American Chi­ropractic Board of Sports Practitioners - Sports Symposium and the Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

Beginning in January 2014, Kelley will join Dr. James Kurtz of NW Sports Rehab in Seattle, Wash., to shadow with him in his practice where he treats the Seattle Seahawks. She will also begin a preceptorship in March 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the Olympic Training Center, observing and gaining experience with Dr. Dustin Nabhan and Dr. Bill Moreau. Kelley will graduate from TCC in April 2014.

“I can honestly say that Kelley is one of the best students I have ever had in eleven years of teaching,” said Dr. John Ward, TCC Professor. “I strongly believe she will be a leader in our profession in the years to come.”

Photo cutline: TCC student Kelley Humphries is one of only four applicants selected by the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic for their $1,000 Student Scholarship sponsored by Standard Process, shown here with TCC faculty member Dr. John Ward.