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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 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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TCC Announces New Board of Regent Members

PASADENA, Texas – At their October retreat, the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents added Barbara M. Hanson, Ph.D. of San Jacinto College and William Theodore “Ted” Cummings, Ph.D. of the University of Houston–Clear Lake to their ranks. The pair joins Paul Raymond, D.C., a July 2012 appointee, as the newest members of TCC’s governing body.

Dr. Barbara HansonDr. Hanson is the vice president for learning at San Jacinto College Central and was recently selected by a national review panel as one of only 24 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. She joined San Jacinto College in September 2009, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience, including 17 years in community college administration. She has served in such roles as chief academic officer, executive director for strategic program development, dean of instruction, division chair for modern languages, and has been a full-time faculty member teaching English as a Second Language and German. Dr. Hanson holds a doctorate in educational leadership, with a specialization in language and culture, from Northern Arizona University; a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona; a Master of Arts in German and German Literature from the University of Arizona; and a Bachelor of Arts in German and Music from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Ted CummingsThe dean of the school of business at UH–Clear Lake since 1998, Dr. Cummings has been active on various organizations.  He is a member of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, having served on the Board of Directors for two terms, and is also a member of Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership.  Since 1998 he has been a member of Space Center Rotary Club. Before coming to Texas, Dr. Cummings was interim dean and professor of marketing in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During his 18-year tenure, he also served as associate director and senior research associate of the Center for Business and Economic Research, associate and assistant dean and department chair as well as principal investigator to several major grants with the Department of Energy. Dr. Cummings earned his doctorate in business administration from Arizona State University; a master’s of business administration from Western Illinois University; and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.

Dr. Paul RaymondA 2001 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Raymond is a partner in the multi-disciplinary, Injury Center of Houston, working closely with other doctors of chiropractic, medical doctors and a doctor of podiatric medicine. He is responsible for patient care and management, including nutritional assessments, impairment evaluations, and interpretation of functional capacity evaluations. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M in 1994 and holds an American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians Designated Doctor certification. He is currently working on a second degree in nutrition.