December 2018 Alumni Newsletter
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Happy Holidays!

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Supporters of Parker University,

Parker University and the Office of Alumni Relations would like to personally wish our alumni, their families, and friends a very special Happy Holidays. We are honored to join you as members of the Parker Family.
Parker University just celebrated its 100th College Commencement this month. Parker University has produced approximately 10,000 graduates in the health professions; including more than 7,300 Doctors of Chiropractic. It is because of you, our alumni, that Parker University has experienced such tremendous success. Our goal is to continue to make you proud of your alma mater.

The Office of Alumni Relations has several exciting opportunities and events coming up in 2019. We hope to continue to engage our alumni and provide you all with information, resources, and support so you may continue to excel and prosper in both your personal and professional lives. 

May you, your friends, and loved ones be blessed with a safe and joyous holiday season as we look forward to a new year filled with incredible promise and opportunities.


Michael A. Johnson, Sr., B.S., M.Ed.
Dean of Student Affairs

An Honor Befitting of Kings

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, students lined up in a clapping celebration for Dr. Gene Giggleman's and Bahram Sardarabadi's final lecture.  Together they combined a career totaling 45 years (Dr. Giggleman 28 years and Sardarabadi 17 years). Fondly known as Dr. G and Bahram, the two became close friends, and each other’s family became a part of the others.

The celebration continued that evening honoring the two great teachers and their families with speeches by students and faculty who showed their love and appreciation through words, emotions, and laughter.  With over 7,800 students passing through their classrooms, their dedication of teaching excellence and loving service will be missed, but will forever be woven into the fabric that is Parker.

One Hundredth Graduation

100th graduation
Charter Class
Parker celebrated their 100th graduation on December 8, 2018, at Irving Bible Church in Irving, TX. To honor the special day, eight alumni from the charter class of 1985 were recognized and honored at the ceremony. In attendance were, Dr. John Osborne, Dr. Kurt Adams, Dr. Tim Benner, Dr. Walter Parish, Dr. Catherine McGuire, Dr. Rick Enlow, Dr. David Bradley and, Dr. David Phipps. Ninety-four DC students and sixty-seven College of Health Science students received diplomas and crossed the stage as Parker alumni. Congratulations!

President William E. Morgan Neuroscience Scholarship

Ever thought about studying Neuroscience? Well, now there’s a scholarship to help you advance your career. The William E. Morgan Neuroscience Scholarship program will provide support to Parker Doctor of Chiropractic alumni who want to pursue an MS in Neuroscience or Clinical Neuroscience with Parker University. The scholarship amounts to 50% off tuition. Students must maintain full-time status of 6 credit hours per semester (two 8-week courses).

To apply, please contact Ginger Bonton at in the Admissions Department and/or apply online at or

For additional information on the program contact The Dean of the Masters of Science in Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience - Dr. J. Donald Dishman at


The records just kept falling Oct. 27-28 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Nine individual sports championships.  120 total team points.  Four consecutive overall team championships.  16th team championship in the 27-year history of the Chiro Games.  And when the dust settled, the Parker Patriots had claimed their 11th overall team title in the last 14 years by outdistancing Palmer-Florida by 30 points and leaving Logan 62 points behind.

The most lop-sided Chiro Games in history started with the table tennis team claiming Parker’s first gold medal.  Soon after, the running team coasted to a championship, and the Ultimate Frisbee squad made it three years in a row without a loss.  Before the weekend was over, flag football, softball, bowling, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and women’s golf had all taken their place on the top step of the awards’ stand.  Parker also finished second in swimming, tennis, and volleyball and third in men’s basketball.  Palmer-Florida collected championships in volleyball, swimming, and tennis, while Logan picked up the gold medal in men’s golf and Los Angeles Chiropractic College took home the gold medal in men’s basketball.  In all, 11 teams from throughout the United States, and Canadian Memorial were in attendance.


Receiving Highest Certification

Dr. Timothy Lehmann ’98 has received the highest certification of Whiplash Traumatology and Minor Traumatic Brain Disorder from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He is among an elite group of 100 physicians that have been awarded this certification
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PBI Luncheon

Parker alumni along with their interns/students, faculty, and staff gathered at Humperdinck’s for lunch to celebrate the accomplishments and upcoming graduation of dedicated students who will soon be full-fledged chiropractors.

Alumni who participate in the Practice-Based Internship Program give a monthly or annual donation that is awarded to a few students at the end of their DC program. This is the fifth recognition luncheon since the program started in March of 2017. Four drawings of $500 each were awarded to four very lucky students.

CE Courses

Signing up for one of the many amazing continuing education courses provided by Parker University? Alumni that graduated one to three years ago can take advantage of the Parker discount code: prkralum15.
Sign up here!

Alumni Events

1/24, 2018 - Scholarship Luncheon
2/21-23, 2019 - Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2019

Parker Vegas 2019 is just around the corner!

On the fence about attending Parker Vegas? Here’s an added benefit: Free seminar participation for 3 years through Free for Three. Attend all North American Parker Seminars at no charge for three years after graduation.

Don't wait to register! Prices go up January 1st, 2019.  
Register Today

Good Neighbor Program with Tom Thumb and Randalls

The grocers at Tom Thumb and Randalls have included Parker University in a community partnership program called Good Neighbors. Anyone with a membership card from these stores can participate, and your purchase counts toward a donation to Parker. Register your card using code 5046.
Register Today

Save Big on Parker Share Products

Did you know that all licensed health care practitioners receive up to 50 percent off on all supplements in the Parker bookstore? They also receive 10 percent off on apparel, gifts, and forms.

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Don't Miss Out on Parker News

We want our alumni to stay up-to-date on everything Parker. Update your contact information today with a simple click and stay in-the-know with Parker.
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Annual Giving Reminder

Parker University appreciates all donations given by our generous donors. As a reminder, please make sure to get your gift in by December 31, 2018, to counts towards your 2018 tax return. To make a gift online, please click here

In Memoriam

Walter David Sikes, Jr.

Dr. Sikes ’86 passed away on December 11, 2018, at York Center for Caring in Gainesville, FL. 
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