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TCC Board of Regence 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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Texas Chiropractic College renews academic partnership with Lee College

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010.  The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.

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Richard G. Brassard, D.C.

Curriculum Vitae

1. Education

(a) Licensed: Texas (September 1967 – current), New Hampshire (1967 – current)

(b) Texas Chiropractic College, Impairment and Disability Rating, 1991

(c) Texas Chiropractic College, Postgraduate Roentgenology, Postgraduate Physical Therapy

(d) Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic degree, 1965

(e) Palmer Clinic, Davenport, Iowa, internship

(f) Attended San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas

(g) Attended Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

(h) Graduate, Beaumont High School, 1960

2. Awards

(a) ACA Past President’s Award (2005-2007)

(b) Fellow, American College of Chiropractors, F.A.C.C. (Hon.) March 2007 Presented at New York Chiropractic College Commencement

(c) Executive Committee Award, American Chiropractic Association (September 2005)

(d) Texas Chiropractic College, W.D. Harper Science of Existence Award (July 2002)

(e) Texas Chiropractor of the Year, Keeler Plaque (June 1991), Texas Chiropractic Association

(f) American Chiropractic Association, Meritorious Service Award, June 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

(g) American Chiropractic Association, Distinguished Service Award, June 1989, 1990

(h) Fellow, International College of Chiropractic, F.I.C.C. (Hon.) 1984

(i) Presidential Award, Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (1983)

(j) Texas Young Chiropractor of the Year (1975-1976), Texas Chiropractic Association

(k) Texas Chiropractic Association Presidential Award (1977)

(l) Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Beaumont (1972-1973)

(m) Nominated, Five Outstanding Young Texans (1971)

(n) Beaumont’s Outstanding Young Man – selected by the Beaumont Jaycees (1970)

(o) Presidential Award, American Chiropractic Association (1969-1970)

(p) Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy (1968)

(q) Beaumont Jaycee Key Man Award (1968-1969, 1969-1970)

(r) Presented in “Outstanding Young Men of America” (1970); “Who’s Who in Texas” (1973-1974); “Personalities of the South” (1973-1974); “Who’s Who in Chiropractic” (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)

3. Professional Affiliations

(a) Texas Chiropractic College

(1) President (Appointed January 1, 2004)
(2) President-Elect (Appointed January 1, 2002)
(3) Chairman, Board of Regents (Elected August 1999 to January 2002)
(4) Vice Chairman of the Board (July 1997 and July 1998)
(5) Board of Regents (July 1985-1991, reappointed July 1995-1998, 1998-2001, 2001-January 2002)
(6) Presidential Search Committee, Chairman (November 1985-1986)
(7) ACA Liaison (1987)
(8) Nominating Committee, Chairman (1989, 1990, 1995)
(9) Adjunct Professor, Clinical Faculty (1990-1991)

(b) Appointed Texas Chiropractic Association, Department Head Department of Internal Affairs (1982-1983)

(c) President, Texas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (1983-1984)

(d) President, Texas Chiropractic Association (1981-1982)

(e) President, TIC-JAC (Texas Insurance & Chiropractic Joint Advisory Committee, 1982-1983)

(f) Chairman, TCA Congressional Committee (1984-1987)

(g) President-Elect, Texas Chiropractic Association (1980-1981)

(h) Secretary, Texas Chiropractic Association (1979-1980)

(i) Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (six-year term), appointed by the Governor of Texas (August 1977); Vice-President (1982-1983); Secretary (1981-1982); Chairman, Education Committee (1978-1980); Member, Examining Committee (1979-1984); Chairman, Examining Committee (1982-1983)

(j) Chiropractic Consultant to Lincoln National Life Insurance (1974-1979)

(k) Elected Board of Directors, Texas Chiropractic Association (1974-1979)

(l) Texas Chiropractic Public Health Executive Committee (1977-1980)

(m) C-PAC, Board of Directors (1977-1987), Secretary (1980-1981)

(n) Peer Review Committee (1974-1979)

(o) Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

(p) Chairman, Texas Chiropractic Association, Labor Relations Committee (1974-1979)

(q) Past President, Texas State Chiropractic Association, District #9 (2 terms)

(r) Past President, Sabine Chiropractic Association (2 terms)

(s) Texas State Chiropractic Association, Member, Department Head, Department of Legislative Affairs (1987-1988)

(t) American Chiropractic Association

(1) Immediate Past President of ACA/Member of Board of Governors (September 2007)
(1) President (Elected September 2005) Re-elected President in 2006
(2) Vice President (Elected September 2003)
(3) President, Council of Delegates (Elected August 2001 )
(4) Vice President, Council of Delegates (Elected August 1999)
(5) Texas Delegate, House of Delegates (Elected June 1989 & re-elected January 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001)
(6) Texas Alternate Delegate, House of Delegates (Elected 1984-1985)
(7) National Chairman, Practice Management Committee (June 1984-1990)
(8) Legislative Commission (Appointed 1987-1992, re-appointed 1996-1999)
(9) By-Laws Committee Chairman (1996-2001)
(10) Liaison to CCE, Practice Management, Council on Neurology and Association for the History of Chiropractic
(11) Resolutions Committee (1998-1999)
(12) Palmer Chiropractic College Alumni Member
(13) Texas Chiropractic College Alumni Member

(u) Association of Chiropractic Colleges

(1) President (March 2011 to present)
(2) Member, Board of Directors (January 1, 2004, to present)

 

4. Professional Lectures

(a) Spinal Awareness Seminar, Texas Chiropractic Association, August 25-26, 1984,
Austin, Texas

(b) Spinal Health Seminar, Texas Chiropractic Association, October 21-22, 1983,
Austin, Texas

(c) TCA New Practitioner Seminar (1986-1987)

(d) National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, IL, “Practice Management” (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)

(e) New York College of Chiropractic, “Practice Management” (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)

(f) Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, “Practice Management” (1988, 1989, 1990)

(g) Texas Chiropractic College, “Practice Management” (1988, 1989, 1990)

(h) Northwest Chiropractic College, “Practice Management” (1988, 1989, 1990)

(i) Palmer College of Chiropractic, “Practice Management” (1989-1990)

(j) Cleveland College of Chiropractic, “Practice Management” (1989)

(k) Master of Ceremonies, ACA Convention, Chicago, Presidents Banquet (1991)(l) Master of Ceremonies, ACA Convention, Nashville, Presidents Banquet (1994)

(m) Master of Ceremonies, TCA Convention, Dallas, Presidents Banquet (1998)

(n) Master of Ceremonies, Texas Chiropractic College Homecoming, Presidents Luncheon (1998)

(o) Master of Ceremonies, Texas Chiropractic Association, Presidents Banquet, San Antonio (2001)

(p) Luncheon Speaker, Texas Chiropractic College, Homecoming Presidents Luncheon, Houston (2001)

(q) Master of Ceremonies, American Chiropractic Association, Presidents Banquet, St. Petersburg, FL (2001)

5. Civic Affiliations

(a) Texas Industrial Accident Board Legislative Advisory Committee, appointed by
IAB Chairman H. S. Harris (1982)

(b) Texas Commission on Services to Children and Youth (six-year term), appointed by the Governor of Texas (1971-1977), Finance Chairman (1973-1975), Secretary (1974-1976), Vice Chairman (1976-1977)

(c) Elected Jefferson County Democratic Precinct #72

(d) Elected Jefferson County Democratic Precinct #27 (1974-1975)

(e) Elected Delegate to Texas Democratic State Convention (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982)

(f) Elected Treasurer, Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee (1972-1974)

(g) Jefferson County Insurance Committee, Appointed by Commissioner’s Court (1972)

(h) Jefferson County Highway Committee, Appointed by Commissioner’s Court (1972)

(i) Elected Jefferson Democratic County Precinct #6 Chairman (1972)

(j) City of Beaumont Charter Revisions Commission, Appointed by the City Council

(k) Southeast Texas Regional Health Planning Council (1971-1974)

(l) Member, Board of Directors, Jefferson County March of Dimes (1970-1975)

(m) Past State Director, Vice President, Director, Beaumont Jaycees

(n) Member of Governor’s State Young Democratic Executive Committee

(o) Member and Committee Chairman, Beaumont Lions Club

(p) Rotary Club, Pasadena (2003)

(q) Charitable Campaigns

(1) United Appeals
(2) YMCA
(3) Cancer
(4) Schlesinger’s Home
(5) Foundation for Chiropractic Education & Research

(r) District Health and Safety Committee, Boy Scouts

6. Business Affiliations

(a) President, Texas Chiropractic College (January 1, 2004, to present)

(b) President-Elect, Texas Chiropractic College (January 2002 - December 2003)

(c) Brassard Chiropractic Clinic, Beaumont, TX (sold 2003)

(d) Advisory Director, Hibernia National Bank (1997-1998)

(e) Advisory Director, Orange Bank (1996-1997)

(f) Vidor Bank Corp., Vice President (1988-1996)

(g) 1st Texas Bank of Vidor, Director (1986-1996)

7. Personal Information

(a) Born September 7, 1942

(b) Children: Michelle Golden, DeNae Lee-Brassard, Tracy Lynn Holst