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TCC News & Events

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.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the “Cruising Into Summer” themed festivities begin at 7 p.m. “Passengers” will be able to game in the casino, play shuffle board and mini golf, and enjoy the endless buffet complete with chocolate fountain. Additional entertainment on this year’s “cruise” includes music, dancing, and more. Fundraising activities feature a silent auction and a wine pull.

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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 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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Texas Chiropractic College to Host Gala on Pasadena Campus

galalogoPASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will be hosting its 2013 Gala, “Hard Hats & Black Ties” in the Russell Auditorium on its Pasadena campus Saturday, March 23 from 6-11 p.m.

Mr. Larry C. Johnson is serving as the honorary chair of the event and Dr. Monte Blue will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The event will feature live music from Radio London, casino tables from Monte Carlo Plus, a silent auction, raffles, and great food and drinks.

This year’s gala marks the launch of a $1.5 million capital campaign, to renovate the Russell Education Building, one of the oldest buildings on campus. The renovation will transform the building into one the hubs of campus life and will include classroom space, conference and research areas, and the creation of a campus fitness center.

Standard Process, a whole food supplements leader since 1929, has given a gracious leadership gift of $400,000 to launch this exciting endeavor. 

“We are always happy to welcome the community to our campus, but we’re especially excited about the opportunity to publically launch this new campaign in the building that it will benefit,” said Dr. Richard G. Brassard, TCC President. “The gala is a tremendous opportunity for our friends and leaders in the community and healthcare to gather for a night of support and celebration. I want to again thank Standard Process for their unswerving support of both this college and the chiropractic profession.”

Table sponsorship opportunities, which include 10 tickets and other goodies, begin at $2000, while individual tickets begin at $200 each. All proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit the capital campaign. For more information about purchasing tickets, sponsorship opportunities and donating items for the auction, please visit TCC online at www.txchiro.edu/gala or contact Luis Rivas at lrivas@txchiro.edu or 281-998-6060.