Alumni Newsletter | June 2016
 
The Board of Trustees of Parker University is pleased to announce the appointment of our new president, William E. Morgan, DC. This appointment comes after an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Board of Trustees, which is headed by Oliver "Bud" Smith, DC, Chairman of the Board.

“The Board of Trustees selected Dr. Morgan based on his depth of experience as a doctor of chiropractic, alongside his continued involvement in almost every aspect of the profession, including but not limited to his ability to integrate chiropractic into mainstream health care,” states Dr. Smith. He continues, “Dr. Morgan’s comprehensive skill-set will certainly lead Parker University students, faculty and alumni toward a successful future, and we are honored to appoint him as our President.”

Eager to assume his new position, Dr. Morgan states, “Dr. Jim Parker created a chiropractic college in 1982 with a unique spirit, adhering to the rich philosophy, art and emerging science of his profession and with a strong mission. As the new President of Parker University, it is my goal to work toward continuing Dr. Parker’s vision for the university, with special emphasis on his passion for education, entrepreneurship, healing, self-actualization and personal responsibility. Dr. Jim Parker’s focus on service is epitomized in my favorite Albert Schweitzer quote, ‘I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.’”
 
 
Chiro Cup Ice
Hockey Tournament

 
Congratulations to the Parker Chiro Games team! They took second place in the hockey tournament in
St. Louis, MO. On a lovely first weekend in May they hit the ice to spectacular results, as their coach and sponsor Steve Weller put it, “We scored, won, and took second place – and there’s more than one first for the team in there!” Check out the Parker University Facebook page for more photos.
 
 
Big D BBQ


In an astounding triumph of good food and good will, the Parker University BBQ team took home the following trophies from the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Big D BBQ: 2nd Place in Brisket 1st Place in Ribs and overall Grand Champion! With more than 3000 people in attendance and in support of
Café Momentum, this was a big win for Parker University. Lots of thanks to Dr. Steven Brooks, Tran Pham, Dr. Andrew Oteo, Dr. Amy Wood, Donna Wald,
Dr. Jarrett Browning, and the many other Parker alumni, staff, and friends who made this event happen.

 
 
Arthritis Walk
 

Working with the Arthritis Foundation for the second year in a row, Parker University was recognized as the top Fundraising Corporate Team for their Arthritis Walk event. More than 35 members of the Parker community participated as walkers and spread the message of health, wellness, and hope.
 
 
Save the Date for Parker's
65th Sapphire Celebration

 
Please join us at the Parker University campus on October 13-16, 2016 for a weekend of fun, festivities, food, memories, and laughs as Parker University comes together for The Parker Experience Dallas 2016, CE classes, alumni awards, and reunion events.
 
 
Alumni Association
Awards Reception

 
Join the Parker Alumni Association Board of Directors and 2016 award recipients on Thurday, October 13 for a special reception to announce the recipients of the association’s annual awards. Open to all alumni and friends of the university. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To nominate yourself or another, please fill out our nomination form
 
 
Courtyard Dedication
 
Join us for a special celebration honoring Dr. Jim Parker on Friday, October 14 as we unveil the newly renovated courtyard. The evening will be filled with stories and tributes. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 
 
 
25 and 30 Year Class
Reunion Gatherings

Join us on Saturday, October 15 if you are from the classes of 1986 or 1991. Please contact Tran Pham at tran.pham@parker.edu or 214.208.5497
to be a part of the planning committee or for more information.
 
 
Street Party
 
A new addition to our reunion weekend events and sure to be one of our largest gatherings of alumni, university staff, seminar vendors, and speakers of the year! All forever alumni, future alumni, and friends of the university are encouraged to attend the event on Saturday, October 15 on campus. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Fun, fellowship, and food with lots of great music, stories, and tons of laughs!
 

Faces of Parker

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Class Notes

Class of 2015
Great to see one of our own Parker Alums, Dr. Pierre Quiroz, living out his dream at Quiroz Chiropractic in Carrollton, TX. We are proud to be along for the process and we wish you the best of luck!

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Boshears on your engagement and on the grand opening of 100% Chiropractic in Addison, TX. We wish you nothing but the best.
 

Events

Alumni & Friends
Summer Outing

Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30pm
Top Golf, The Colony
RSVP

Alumni & Friends Luncheon in Oklahoma - Focus OKC
Friday, July 29 @ 12pm
Bricktown Brewery, OKC
RSVP

Summer After Hours

Dr. Charminae Barnes ’10
Charms of Care Chiropractic

Dr. Jarrett Browning ’13 &
Dr. Lindsey Browning ’13

Urban Hippie Chiropractic

Dr. Kelcey Wiginton ’10 &
Dr. Stan Pierce Jr.

Epic Clinic

To learn more about the After Hours Clinic Program, or interested in hosting please contact Tran Pham

Classified of the Month

Northeast Dallas/Lake Highland, TX - Community Outreach Program is hiring highly qualified, professionally licensed massage therapists who want to expand their passion and skills by producing corporate massage events providing on-site chair massages. Dedication, loyalty, and passion are needed to be a Licensed Massage Therapist. Every day, you give your all to touch the lives of people all around you; helping hundreds (for some, thousands) elevate their everyday. It is not easy by any means! This industry is hard work and demands every ounce of energy you have to be successful. That is why we want you on our team! For more information or to apply, contact Desiree Rodriguez at outreach@hankschiropractic.com or 214-343-2225.