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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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Dr. Cassie Stinson Accepts Invitation as Attending Clinician at Moody Health Center

PASADENA, Texas – Cassie Stinson, DC, CCSP has accepted an invitation from Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) president, Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN to join the full-time faculty as an attending clinician at the Moody Health Center (MHC).

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stinson,” Dr. McKechnie said. “Her clinical experience and business acumen are tremendous benefits for TCC interns preparing to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.”

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Moody Health Center Continues 9/11 Program Honoring Harris County First Responders

PASADENA, Texas – On the anniversary of the program’s launch, Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center announced the continuation of its 9/11 Harris County First Responders program, which provides eligible first responders with chiropractic care without charge or at minimal cost.

Eligible participants must be an active duty Firefighter or Fire Inspector, Police Officer, an officer within the Sheriff’s Department, a Constable, a Texas Ranger, a Department of Public Safety Officer or a Paramedic. The program launched on Sept. 12, 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and was initially scheduled to run for one year.

"After working with area first responders the past year, it was a very easy decision to extend the program," said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics. "It has been an honor for our faculty and students to provide care for these men and women, and to help them be at their best so they can help others."

Care that is available includes: physical examinations; chiropractic manipulative therapy; acupuncture; rehabilitation therapy; nutritional counseling; and wellness consultations. Eligible patients will be billed at cost for durable medical equipment such as orthotics, pillows, braces, supports, kinesio-tape, nutritional supplements, and other supplies deemed necessary for the treatment of the individual patient.

In addition to the first responders program, the Moody Health Center is in its fourth year of providing care to active duty Department of Defense personnel, their spouses and children.

"These programs on our campus, plus the many off-campus partnerships we have formed with organizations such as The Bridge and El Centro, allow us to actively give back to our community by providing chiropractic care to those who may not have access," said Dr. Wiese. "They also provide our student interns with incredible learning opportunities, not just as future doctors, but as future leaders in their own communities."

Individuals interested in participating in these programs should contact the Moody Health Center at 281-487-1501 to set up an appointment. Texas Chiropractic College and the Moody Health Center are located at 5912 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas.