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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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TCC, SHSU Enter Into Academic Partnership

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) entered into an academic partnership, signing an articulation agreement on Dec. 13, 2012 at TCC’s campus.

TCC & SHSU signing This agreement led to the creation of the Chiropractic Early Admission Program as part of SHSU’s Medical & Allied Health Programs (MAHP), and facilitates the admission and academic transfer of students from SHSU to TCC. This program ensures a seamless transition of students seeking to complete their Bachelor of Science degree from SHSU while at the same time pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree through TCC. The agreement, which is effective immediately, will enable future and current SHSU students to complete both degrees in six years, with the first three occurring at SHSU and the final three at TCC.

"One of our goals at TCC is to build academic partnerships that are not only mutually beneficial to the institutions, but, more importantly, provide top-notch and cost effective educational opportunities to our students,” said Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost/Senior Vice President. “We are thrilled to formalize this agreement with our friends at Sam Houston State. We have already benefitted from having some of their students enroll in our program, and this partnership streamlines the process for our next group of Bearkats to enroll.”

Dr. Jack C. Turner, director of MAHP noted that, “It’s two well-known institutions who now have the ability to work together synergistically to produce better students, both in terms of our students at Sam Houston State as well as at Texas Chiropractic College students. It affords everybody a new opportunity to capitalize on the other’s talents. We look forward to having our students take advantage of opportunities presented here at Texas Chiropractic College.”

Individuals interested in learning more about opportunities with Sam Houston State’s Office of Medical & Allied Health Programs should contact Dr. Turner and his team at medicalprogram@shsu.edu or 936-294-2300 or visit them online at http://www.shsu.edu/~medicalprograms/.

To learn more about becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at TCC, please visit www.txchiro.edu/gotcc or contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-468-6839 or 281-998-6007 or via email at admissions@txchiro.edu.

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment. It is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the United States 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 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 Sam Houston State University
Since 1879, Sam Houston State University has continually established itself as a great name in Texas education.  Classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, the university offers 80 bachelor's degree programs, 59 master’s programs and six doctoral programs. Over 18,000 students attend classes at our main campus in Huntsville, Texas, satellite campuses located at University Park in Houston and The Woodlands Center or through nationally recognized top ranked online programs.