Alumni Newsletter | November 2016
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Parker University Continues to Re-write History at Chiro Games

Parker University not only captured its record 14th overall team championship at this year’s Chiro Games in Cocoa Beach, Florida, but joined with Palmer-Florida to become the first teams ever to tie for the top honor, with each claiming 74 points. In the closest competition in its 25-year history, the two schools finished just fo...
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Letter from the President

As many of you know, a legal decision that removed certain key diagnostic elements within the chiropractic scope of practice was recently made in Texas. This decision is under appeal and no action will take place until the appeal process has been completed. We have every reason to believe this short-sighted decision will be overturned upon rehearing. In addition...
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Our OTA Program is Now ACOTE Accredited

On Friday, August 12, we received notification that Parker University was granted accreditation for our Occupational Assistant Therapy (OTA) Program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). This is a tremendous accomplishment and will provide students with the assurance that our OTA program meets the rigorous standards of accreditation. Our program is currently the only ACOTE accredited OTA program in Dallas.

Parker Power Couples

Special thanks to our Parker Power Couples: Dr. Gene & Kathy Giggleman, Drs. Tim & Caley Nawrocki, Dr. Camille & Don Reagan, and Dr. Terry Garcia & Dr. Mark Scott, who participated in a lively panel discussion about working together as a couple in the Chiropractic field. The panel provided insight on how they manage to make their personal and professional relationships thrive while working together every day. This spurred a flurry of questions from our Parker students and provided them with helpful tools that will prepare them for their practice with their significant other. It was definitely an evening of engaging conversation and tons of laughter.

Career Fair

Parker University will host a Career Fair on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 12pm-3pm in the Standard Process Student Activity Center. This event will allow students and alumni to meet with DCs, massage therapists, radiology technicians, occupational therapy assistants, sonography, healthcare management, and related companies who are looking to fill available positions in their offices. If you are looking to hire an associate doctor or massage therapist, your practice is for sale, or you are interested in leasing space, please plan to attend this Career Fair by contacting Kris Richey at 214.902.3483,

Dallas Marathon

Calling on VOLUNTEERS! Mark your calendars for December 11. Parker needs your help at the finish line for the Dallas Marathon. We need YOU to help provide some warmth to our runners by covering them with heat wraps when they cross the line. There are two shifts available to help. 7am - 11am and 11am - 3pm For more questions, contact Tran Pham at 214.208.5497.

Parker Seminars Dallas 2016

The Sapphire Celebration at this year’s Parker Seminars Dallas was a rousing tribute to the over 65 years of service Parker Seminars has provided to the chiropractic community. Check out this video and more tributes to the event on Parker’s Facebook Page.
Re-dedication of Dr. Jim Parker's Statue: Watch the unveiling of Dr. Jim Parker's relocated statue in the newly renovated courtyard.
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Alumni BOD meeting: The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors met for an annual retreat to receive new members, engage with Parker faculty and staff, and cultivate stronger awareness of the needs of the Parker Community. This year’s awards went to Dr. Jarrett Browning (Young Alumni Award); Dr. Mark Charrette (Lifetime Award); Tyce Hergert (Alumni of the Year); and Lindsay McInnis (International Alumni of the Year)
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Reunion Dinner: 25th & 30th Reunion classes celebrated their place in the Parker University tradition of excellence.
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After Hours Clinic Visit

We would like to share our gratitude for David Bynum, DC ’15 & Caley Nawrocki, DC '07 who have volunteered to host After Hours events in the coming tri. Both of these alumni will be opening their practices to a group of Parker students and enabling them to engage with a working practice early in their education. After Hours events are an incredibly important service to Parker students and we deeply appreciate the work of our alumni who make this happen! For more information or interest in hosting an After Hours visit our website.
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Dr. Oz Show to Feature Segment on Chiropractic and Stroke ACA Offers Resources to Help

The Dr. Oz Show is scheduled to air a segment on the recent death of social media celebrity Katie May on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Recent reports in the media revealed that the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office cited injury from neck manipulation as a factor in her accidental death in February.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has monitored the coverage of this story closely and has responded to numerous media inquiries on the subject. ACA was requested to provide a statement to the Dr. Oz Show.
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For information on the segment or how to respond to media requests, please contact the ACA. The ACA media team is ready to help.
ACA Contacts:
Amanda Donohue

Annette Bernat

Felicity Clancy

CE Courses

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Upcoming Events

12/1/16 - Adjust-a-thon
12/2/16 - Career Fair
12/10/16 - DC Graduation
12/11/16 - BMW Dallas Marathon
12/14/16 - Study Break: Pancake Breakfast
12/17/16 - ChHS/CoBT Graduation

Class Notes

April 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Alyssa Decker for being inducted into the Hall of Fame at her alma mater, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Dr. Decker was a three-time All American and two-time Conference Player of the Year for Stevens Tech women’s lacrosse from 2007-10. Dr. Decker and her husband, Dr. David Decker, are owners of NJ Nerve Chiropractic & Rehab in Robbinsville, NJ. You can read more of Dr. Decker’s road to Hall of Fame on the Mercerspace website.

December 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Gowin on the grand opening of the Nest located in Addison, TX. The Nest is a tribe business offering prenatal and postnatal services, along with products for the expecting and new mother ensuring that the birth experience and the joy of being a new mother are empowering and memorable. Dr. Gowin is the owner and chiropractor of Free to Be Chiropractic. For more information about the Nest, check out the website.

August 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Murray on the grand opening of Murray Chiropractic Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Murray believes that “Loving service should be the first technique.” To find out more about services that Murray’s Chiropractic Center has to offer, check out the website.

Classified of the Month

Expanding Chiropractic and Wellness Centers in Sherman, TX is seeking an outstanding Associate for its growing clinics. Seeking an individual to be part of a long term vision. Work with an experienced Doctor and strong professional team, learning the ins and outs of a busy, established practice. Excellent opportunity for income growth and potential with a competitive salary and bonus pay structure. Clinics are located in thriving communities north of Dallas in the Lake Texoma area for 20+ years and have had continued growth every year. Doctor must be ready and willing to live in, and get involved with, the community. Great place to raise a family and make a big impact for years to come. Must be a highly skilled adjuster, have an outgoing personality and be inspired about health and wellness. Looking forward to hearing from you. Position is available NOW!

For more information please contact Dr. Dave Tuck at 903.814.5283.

800.438.6932 or 972.438.6932
2540 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75229

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