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TCC Names Dr. Michael Wiles as New Dean of Clinics

Feb. 3, 2015 – PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College is proud to welcome Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, as the new Dean of Clinics. Under Dr. Wiles’ careful leadership, clinical training at the Moody Health Center will continue to offer TCC students a challenging and supportive environment vital for graduating as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

As the Dean of Clinics, Dr. Wiles’ responsibilities include supervising every aspect of the clinical experience at TCC. Dr. Wiles manages TCC’s clinical services, placing a sharp emphasis of hands-on training in evidence-informed, patient-centered health care. He also assists in the instruction of student interns on appropriate standards of care and sound business practices grounded in a firm application of chiropractic principles.


Dr. Michael Sheppard Brings Utilization Review Expertise to Moody Health Center

Jan. 30, 2015 – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) welcomes Michael Sheppard, DC to the Moody Health Center (MHC) faculty. Dr. Sheppard’s addition highlights TCC’s commitment to educating its students on the business management skills needed to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

“Dr. Sheppard’s unique understanding of the internal system dynamics of today’s insurance industry make him a great addition to the TCC clinical faculty as we move forward with implementing a practice-ready business curriculum,” noted TCC’s president Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


TCC and McMurry University Launch Joint-Degree Program

Abilene, TX – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and McMurry University are excited to announce the signing of an articulation agreement which establishes a joint-degree program between TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and the McMurry University Department of Biology’s Bachelor of Science degree. The agreement was formally signed on July 26 and goes into effect for the Fall 2012 academic term.

“The articulation agreement through McMurry’s Department of Biology would allow students to complete their prerequisites in three years and have early admission to the Texas Chiropractic College Doctor of Chiropractic program,” said Dr. Larry Sharp, associate professor of biology at McMurry, who negotiated the agreement with TCC. “As the students finish their first year at TCC, they would send McMurry the transcripts and we would award them a degree in Biology, essentially saving them a year’s worth of undergraduate expense.”


Texas Chiropractic College is located in Pasadena, part of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the United States. In addition to the doctor of chiropractic degree program, TCC students have the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in fitness and human performance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake as part of the organizations’ dual-degree program.

“We were very excited to be approached by McMurry University’s Dr. Larry Sharp about forming a partnership between our institutions,” said Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in health care to more quickly and economically earn a bachelor’s from McMurry and a doctor of chiropractic degree from TCC, making this a win-win for everyone. It is always a pleasure for us to partner with quality educational institutions such as McMurry University, and together create valuable learning opportunities.”

To learn more about becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at TCC, please visit or contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-468-6839 or 281-998-6007 or via email at To learn more about McMurry University, its academic programs and enrollment process, please visit or call 325-793-4700.

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 McMurry University
Offering a diverse academic curriculum to more than 1,400 students, McMurry University is a small Christian liberal arts school in Abilene, Texas. Students choose from 41 majors; education and business are popular as are the school’s pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, law, and physical therapy. The three-week May Term gives students an opportunity to explore a subject outside their major. Through the Servant Leadership Program, students learn about ethics and develop leadership qualities. McMurry’s signature Texas Semester takes students through Texas history and culture with hands-on experiences like visits from leading authorities that take place both in the classroom and at historical sites across the state. Internships with businesses in Abilene present undergraduates with the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge of the workplace in nonprofit and corporate settings.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Texas Chiropractic College and McMurry University signed an articulation agreement in Abilene, Texas. Present at the signing were (signing, from left to right) Dr. Paul Fabrizio, MU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost and Senior Vice President. Also participating in the signing were Dr. Fred Zuker, TCC Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dr. Alicia Wyatt, MU Dean of the School of Natural and Computational Sciences. Photo Courtesy of McMurry University.