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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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TCC Student Receives Community Scholarship

eric olson scholarshipPASADENA, Texas - The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Cultural Arts Committee met at the Chamber recently to congratulate two scholarship recipients, Corinne Miller from San Jacinto College and Eric Olson from Texas Chiropractic College. Each student was chosen for their outstanding academic performance to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Eric was chosen by the TCC Scholarship Committee, led by Luis Rivas. “We are excited that the Pasadena Chamber offers opportunities like this scholarship for the students of TCC,” Rivas said. "Eric was an excellent candidate and is well deserving of this award.”

The students were required to write an essay representing how their majors relate to cultural arts. Eric is a third trimester student at Texas Chiropractic College after graduating cum laude from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Movement Science. At TCC, Eric is Vice President of his class and a member of the Student Ambassador club. He is pursuing a dual degree at the University of Houston – Clear Lake where he hopes to enter the Master’s program in Fitness and Human Performance. By becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic with an advanced degree in Applied Physiology and Rehabilitation, Eric hopes to practice in the sports medicine and orthopedic realm.

Eric sees the art of Chiropractic as a combination of intellectual ability and physical skill. It takes years to develop and refine the psychomotor skills necessary to effectively adjust, or manipulate a patient. Becoming a Master of the Art of Manipulation is very important to becoming a successful Chiropractor. Both students gave excellent essays and each proved to be the top of their class.

The students received their scholarship checks at the Chamber “Cultural Arts Theater Night” held at Art Park Theater in Deer Park where the students assisted in the auction.

Read Eric's essay.

Photo: TCC student Eric Olson receives the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Cultural Arts Scholarship. Pictured (l to r) Dr. John Mrozek, Dean of Academic Affairs at TCC; TCC student Eric Olson; Sherry Trainer, President/CEO of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Richard G. Brassard, TCC President.