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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’s Moody Health Center Partners With San Jacinto College Massage Therapy Program

UPDATE (1/24/13): SJC Massage Therapy will be back at MHC for the spring term, beginning Jan. 29 and tentatively running through April.

PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center (MHC) is excited to announce a new partnership with San Jacinto College’s Massage Therapy Program (MTP), which provides clinical and office space in the MHC for qualified MTP students participating in the required internship.

Schedule online nowThe San Jacinto College students will be providing 50-minute massage therapy sessions at MHC on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings for just $20, or $10 for TCC and San Jac students. To schedule an appointment, please call 281-998-5731 or visit online.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Texas Chiropractic College and the Moody Health Center to provide even more quality health care options for the surrounding community while continuing to strengthen our partnership with San Jacinto College,” said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics. “We are looking forward to growing this partnership and the opportunities it provides for our chiropractic interns to interact with the massage therapy interns. Together, they will better learn how to partner as professionals to provide integrative care for their patients.”

The Moody Health Center is an outpatient care facility and represents the culmination of the accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Texas Chiropractic College. Student interns, working closely with licensed attending clinicians, treat patients from the general public with complementary therapies.

San Jacinto College’s massage therapy program is an accredited program of therapeutic massage training. Graduates can complete the requirements for licensure in as little as two semesters and can be licensed and working in less than one year. As a part of the program, students will complete a 50-hour hands-on internship required by the state of Texas.

“Beginning Fall 2012, San Jacinto College students enrolled in the supervised clinical Massage Therapy Internship program will have the opportunity to work alongside Texas Chiropractic College students at the Moody Health Center, a professional outpatient care facility located on TCC’s campus in Pasadena, Texas” noted Dr. Barbara M. Hanson, Vice President for Learning at San Jacinto College-Central. “The Massage Therapy Internship program is a close approximation of the actual workplace experience of a licensed massage therapist. The opportunities provided by our educational partnership benefit our students and our community.”

The Moody Health Center is located at 5917 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas, and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The MHC may be contacted at 281-487-1501 or MoodyHealth@txchiro.edu.

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment 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 an 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 San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanJacintoCollege.