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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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Moody Health Center Continues 9/11 Program Honoring Harris County First Responders

PASADENA, Texas – On the anniversary of the program’s launch, Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center announced the continuation of its 9/11 Harris County First Responders program, which provides eligible first responders with chiropractic care without charge or at minimal cost.

Eligible participants must be an active duty Firefighter or Fire Inspector, Police Officer, an officer within the Sheriff’s Department, a Constable, a Texas Ranger, a Department of Public Safety Officer or a Paramedic. The program launched on Sept. 12, 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and was initially scheduled to run for one year.

"After working with area first responders the past year, it was a very easy decision to extend the program," said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics. "It has been an honor for our faculty and students to provide care for these men and women, and to help them be at their best so they can help others."

Care that is available includes: physical examinations; chiropractic manipulative therapy; acupuncture; rehabilitation therapy; nutritional counseling; and wellness consultations. Eligible patients will be billed at cost for durable medical equipment such as orthotics, pillows, braces, supports, kinesio-tape, nutritional supplements, and other supplies deemed necessary for the treatment of the individual patient.

In addition to the first responders program, the Moody Health Center is in its fourth year of providing care to active duty Department of Defense personnel, their spouses and children.

"These programs on our campus, plus the many off-campus partnerships we have formed with organizations such as The Bridge and El Centro, allow us to actively give back to our community by providing chiropractic care to those who may not have access," said Dr. Wiese. "They also provide our student interns with incredible learning opportunities, not just as future doctors, but as future leaders in their own communities."

Individuals interested in participating in these programs should contact the Moody Health Center at 281-487-1501 to set up an appointment. Texas Chiropractic College and the Moody Health Center are located at 5912 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas.