To our matriculating students, I extend a warm welcome to Texas Chiropractic College. This will be your home away from home for the next few years. Know that every member of the administration, faculty and staff is firmly committed to providing you the best chiropractic education available. We look forward to getting to know you and to your participation in our unique campus family.
What lies before you here at TCC will not be an easy experience, but it will definitely be a challenging one. As a graduate you will be fully prepared to become a valuable member of the health care community. This may be as a solo practitioner or as part of a team of diversified health care providers. Alternately, you may decide to enter the field of research, which is a growing area of endeavor within the chiropractic profession.
I have mentioned just a few of the career choices that await our Texas Chiropractic College graduates. With the solid education you will receive in the basic and clinical sciences, there will be many doors of opportunity open to you. Now is the time to prepare yourself to walk through them.
It has been said, "It is to the one who endures that the final victory comes." The course load here, as in medical school, is rigorous. You have shown the aptitude to complete the Doctor of Chiropractic program successfully. I have every confidence that you will do so. There are numerous resources available at TCC to assist you in reaching that goal. I encourage you to use them. Persevere. Endure. It won't be long before I'll be offering congratulations to you and the other members of your graduating class.
These are exciting times within the chiropractic profession. Doctors of Chiropractic are working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and alongside medical doctors in hospitals and clinics nationwide. There is still much to be done, though, to further the profession. I strongly encourage you to become actively involved in the campus student chapters of the American Chiropractic Association and the Texas Chiropractic Association. You will learn much through your participation and, very importantly, will strengthen the membership base of these vital organizations.
In the weeks and months ahead, I hope to meet each one of you. Until then, I commend you on choosing chiropractic as a career and particularly on your decision to attend Texas Chiropractic College.
Richard G. Brassard, DC