Alumni Newsletter | April 2016
The Parker Experience Pittsburgh

Join us at The Parker Experience in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 12-14. Co-hosted with the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, this is one event you do not want to miss! Don’t forget to join us for the Alumni & Friends Reception!

Use your alumni discount code when sign up: PALUMDPITTI15

Nominate a Chiropractic
Superstar Today!

Each year the Parker University Alumni Association acknowledges a few of the heroes and noteworthy people who have made a difference in this profession. We strongly encourage all chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, staff, patients, or supporters of chiropractic care to submit names for consideration. Some awards are exclusive to the graduates of Parker University.
Learn more here.


National Correct Posture Month


After Hour

Thank you to our Winter 2016 After Hour hosts for inspiring future chiropractors! Interested in becoming a host? Please contact Tran Pham.

Community-Based Internships Department Announces New Clinic Abroad Program

The Community Based Internships (CBI) Department is pleased to announce the start of our newest clinic abroad program in Kingston, Jamaica under the mentorship of Neil Gardner, DC, DACNB. Dr. Gardner, an extension faculty member of Parker University, is a 2009 Parker alumnus, recipient of the International Alumni of the Year award in 2012, Neurology Diplomate, former Jamaican Olympian, and is a team chiropractor for the Jamaican Olympic Team. Tri-10 interns will be treating general chiropractic patients along with athletes and will participate in various sporting events such as track meets and soccer tournaments. Additionally, Dr. Gardner has two radio shows, is very active in the community, and does frequent health talks in which the interns will participate. Contact the CBI Department located in the Research Institute building adjacent to the School of Massage Therapy for more information!


Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Parker University and the Arthritis Foundation are again partnering for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. This historic partnership will benefit the university, the association, the profession, and most importantly, those who suffer from arthritis. Our participation in the Walk to Cure Arthritis is proof that the university supports this groundbreaking relationship. We hope to establish annual participation in the WTCA as an adjunct to the Parker Serves outreach to the DFW community. Also, this will be a great way for you to bring your tri together in an activity that will be fun and immensely rewarding. For information on this foundation or the event please visit the Walk to Cure Arthritis. For information on creating a student team, please contact Alicia Allbaugh in student affairs or Donna Wald in alumni relations.


Calling All Parker Grill Masters!

On Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, Parker University is competing in the 3rd Annual Big D BBQ Challenge sponsored by the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. We are currently seeking two Grillmasters to join our team. The event is open to the public (small entry charge) but all Grillmaster costs will be covered by the university and will be held in the parking lot of Valley View Mall (635 and Preston). Please contact Donna Wald if you are interested in participating at 214.902.2433.


Forces Sensing Table Technology

Parker University is pleased to announce the integration of the Force Sensing Technology Tables into the core technique curriculum labs. These tables represent the latest in precision technology and are an important pedagogical tool. Each device is capable of providing students with precise feedback on their technique long before they face the complexities of human patients.

As Dr. Eric Russel says, “The Force Sensing Table Technology provides crucial feedback to the student that allows them to learn how to appropriately modulate their adjustic thrusts. By using the table, students are able to get a more significant amount of feedback and practice than before. It is a great complement to teaching the core Parker techniques and will revolutionize their educational experience.”

Students will have access to the table during open lab sessions. Faculty are also using the table to collect research data, provide refresher training for our student interns, and hopefully develop continuing education classes using the table for our alumni and friends. Beyond their usefulness in the classroom, these tables also represent significant effort on the part of Parker University donors and supporters, and as the need for more tables grows so have efforts to improve fundraising on technology that will benefit every Parker student and alumnus. For more information please contact Donna Wald.

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Class Notes

Class of 2015

We love seeing our students achieving their dreams! Congratulations Dr. David Bynum on your new clinic, Bynum Chiropractic, in Addison, TX.

Dr. Amanda Zimmerman is now practicing at Serving Life Chiropractic in Dallas, TX with Dr. Denisa Weber! We love seeing our grads working together!

Congratulations Dr. Elisabeth Garlington on your new clinic, Embrace Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, in Lavon, TX.
Class of 2010
Congratulations Dr. Andrew Oteo on your grand opening of Stonebridge Chiropractic in The Colony, TX.

Classified of 
the Month

Palestine, TX
WILLOW CREEK CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS is in need of an enthusiastic, purpose-driven, and confident doctor of chiropractic to help manage a growing patient load. Starting salary is $4k/month. Will pay all malpractice and CE's for annual relicensure. There will also be paid vacation available. Please contact Dr. Zac Leslie at 903.729.5051 or


Alumni & Friends Reception in Pittsburg
Friday, May 13 @ 6pm
Pittsburgh, PA

Save the Date

Alumni & Friends Reception – Texas Chiropractic Association
Friday, June 10
Arlington, TX

Summer Relicensure Happy Hour
Friday, June 17
Dallas, TX

Alumni & Friends Luncheon – Focus OKC
Friday, July 29
Oklahoma City, OK

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