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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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2014 Fall Career & Networking Fair

Thursday, November 20

11:00 am – 3:00pm

Harris Administration Building

We’re excited to kick off the Fall 2014 Career and Networking Fair hosted by the Alumni Relations office.  We need your help to make it a success!  If you are currently looking for a chiropractor to join your team or would just like to meet our students and network with your future colleagues, please consider joining us.

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TCC Board of Regents 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 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.