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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.


2014 Fall Career & Networking Fair

Thursday, November 20

11:00 am – 3:00pm

Harris Administration Building

We’re excited to kick off the Fall 2014 Career and Networking Fair hosted by the Alumni Relations office.  We need your help to make it a success!  If you are currently looking for a chiropractor to join your team or would just like to meet our students and network with your future colleagues, please consider joining us.

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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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TCC’s Moody Health Center Partners With San Jacinto College Massage Therapy Program

UPDATE (1/24/13): SJC Massage Therapy will be back at MHC for the spring term, beginning Jan. 29 and tentatively running through April.

PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center (MHC) is excited to announce a new partnership with San Jacinto College’s Massage Therapy Program (MTP), which provides clinical and office space in the MHC for qualified MTP students participating in the required internship.

Schedule online nowThe San Jacinto College students will be providing 50-minute massage therapy sessions at MHC on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings for just $20, or $10 for TCC and San Jac students. To schedule an appointment, please call 281-998-5731 or visit online.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Texas Chiropractic College and the Moody Health Center to provide even more quality health care options for the surrounding community while continuing to strengthen our partnership with San Jacinto College,” said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics. “We are looking forward to growing this partnership and the opportunities it provides for our chiropractic interns to interact with the massage therapy interns. Together, they will better learn how to partner as professionals to provide integrative care for their patients.”

The Moody Health Center is an outpatient care facility and represents the culmination of the accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Texas Chiropractic College. Student interns, working closely with licensed attending clinicians, treat patients from the general public with complementary therapies.

San Jacinto College’s massage therapy program is an accredited program of therapeutic massage training. Graduates can complete the requirements for licensure in as little as two semesters and can be licensed and working in less than one year. As a part of the program, students will complete a 50-hour hands-on internship required by the state of Texas.

“Beginning Fall 2012, San Jacinto College students enrolled in the supervised clinical Massage Therapy Internship program will have the opportunity to work alongside Texas Chiropractic College students at the Moody Health Center, a professional outpatient care facility located on TCC’s campus in Pasadena, Texas” noted Dr. Barbara M. Hanson, Vice President for Learning at San Jacinto College-Central. “The Massage Therapy Internship program is a close approximation of the actual workplace experience of a licensed massage therapist. The opportunities provided by our educational partnership benefit our students and our community.”

The Moody Health Center is located at 5917 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas, and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The MHC may be contacted at 281-487-1501 or

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment and is today recognized as a leader in chiropractic education. The College’s Moody Health Center provides health services to the public, and is a model integrative health care facility featuring traditional chiropractic care, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage. Highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and an uncommonly close campus community have earned TCC a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, and ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, or follow us on Facebook at