Month: November 2009

Chiropractic College Opens State of the Art Activity Center

Parker College of Chiropractic News

A festive celebration marked the official grand opening of the Standard Process Student Activity Center located on Parker College of Chiropractic’s campus. Standard Process Inc.®, a nutritional food supplement manufacturer, bestowed a generous one million dollar donation to Parker College to help advance the college’s academic potential and to further the education of future doctors of chiropractic. Part of the donation was used to support renovations and the naming of a new state-of-the-art student activity center which is stocked with the latest workout and weight training equipment that will be used by students, faculty, and staff. The two-story activity center also includes a gymnasium, locker rooms, and student lounge. The gymnasium, when converted to an auditorium, accommodates 1200 people for assemblies, graduations, and special programs.

DuBois Family poses with Parker executives, staff, and students during Standard Process Student Activity Center opening
Parker College of Chiropractic Opens State of the Art Standard Process Student Activity Center – DuBois Family poses with Parker executives, staff, and students during Standard Process Student Activity Center opening

Parker College held a ribbon cutting ceremony during the official opening of the Standard Process Student Activity Center and also provided lunch, entertainment, and door prizes during the celebration.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Standard Process and for providing such a wonderful place for our future doctors of chiropractic to implement a health and wellness lifestyle,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic. “It is such an inspiration to see a company that is dedicated to promoting a holistic approach to health care and is giving to others that have that common goal.”

The Standard Process Student Activity Center will help to maintain the health and wellness philosophy that Parker College promotes. It will assist in producing positive lifestyle choices and a healthy environment.

“Parker encourages its students to become well educated, well-rounded chiropractors who strive to provide the best chiropractic and nutritional care,” said Charlie DuBois, president of Standard Process. “By renovating the student activity center, they have provided their students with space that will help them to let loose from their studies and rejuvenate their minds and bodies.”

Standard Process is devoted to improving the quality of life by providing the safest, most effective, highest quality dietary supplements through health care professionals. The company strives to foster the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health of its customers and employees, emphasize the importance of concentrated whole foods and herbs in its product line, ensure the highest quality in every state of development from farming through shipping, and use environmentally safe farming, manufacturing, and business practices in order to preserve and strengthen the company for all future generations.

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Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 5:00 pm | Article ID: 1258938060

Sherman College Returns to Original Name

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic is now known as Sherman College of Chiropractic. The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to authorize the college’s name change on October 17, 2009, during its fall meeting.

Sherman College of Chiropractic is the name under which the college was founded in 1973; the college added the word “straight” to the name in the late 1970s.

Sherman College of Chiropractic
photo: screen grab from the Sherman College of Chiropractic website

“The college will always remain true to its roots, providing a curricular focus on traditional chiropractic,” says Sherman president Jon C. Schwartzbauer, D.C. “Our founding name better reflects who we are – a contemporary educational institution committed to providing the best education possible, an institution with a strong commitment to educational progress, and an institution geared to meeting the demands of chiropractic students, both today and in the future.”

College personnel will spend the coming months revising college promotional materials as well as the college web site to reflect the change.

Karen Brower Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Office: 800-849-8771 or 864-578-8770, Ext. 242

Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic @ 10:00 am | Article ID: 1258308064

Palmer College of Chiropractic Announces New Chancellor

Palmer Chiropractic News

DAVENPORT, IA (November 4, 2009) — Following what might be the most expansive search for a chiropractic college leader in the history of the profession, the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.C.B.R., as chancellor of Palmer College. His appointment will take effect December 15, 2009.

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.C.B.R., chancellor of Palmer CollegeDr. Marchiori was approved by the Board of Trustees at its October 30, 2009, meeting in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. He was recommended to the full Board after a comprehensive interview process led by a Board-appointed, seven-member ad hoc Succession Planning and Search Committee. The Committee was assisted by Diversified Search, a Philadelphia-based executive search firm, and a five-member search advisory group consisting of notable chiropractic, higher education and community leaders.

“I’m very pleased with the process we followed to identify who we all believe is the most qualified person to lead Palmer College,” said Mr. Ken Koupal, chair of the Committee. “Diversified Search, the Committee and everyone involved worked as a true team to recruit and examine a strong pool of 27 internal and external candidates. In the end, we all recognized that the best candidate, Dr. Marchiori, was right here at Palmer.”

“From the outset, our goal was to be thorough and committed to finding the right candidate to lead this institution,” said Trevor Ireland, D.C., chairman of the Palmer Board of Trustees. “We will never lose sight of our responsibility for doing what is best for Palmer College and we’re confident that, under Dr. Marchiori’s proven leadership, we will continue to uphold that responsibility.”

“For more than a century, Palmer College has been leading the chiropractic profession and contributing to the communities surrounding our campuses,” said Dr. Marchiori. “I am honored to continue the successes of the past, including recent regional accreditation and growing extramural research grants, as we advance the College through its next phase of accomplishments. We have energized students and a dedicated team of staff, faculty and administrators to promote our educational mission. Palmer College is an exceptional organization and well-positioned for future success. I’m truly honored to have been selected chancellor.”

A Palmer Product: A native of western Pennsylvania, Dr. Marchiori completed his prerequisite work at Penn State University before earning his Bachelor’s of Science at Regents College in Albany, New York. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College’s Davenport Campus in 1990 and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Anatomy at Palmer in 1992. In 1995, he completed a three-year residency in radiology at Palmer College leading to Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Dr. Marchiori received his doctorate in Policy, Planning and Leadership from the University of Iowa in 2005. He has had faculty appointments in the Research, and Diagnosis and Radiology departments. His administrative tenure includes the roles of department chair, dean, vice president of Academic Affairs for the Davenport Campus, and vice chancellor for Academics for the College system. In addition to his teaching and administrative service, he has published numerous scientific articles and two editions of a comprehensive textbook in radiology, titled “Clinical Imaging.”

“With nearly 20 years invested with Palmer College, Dr. Marchiori has proven himself as a leader in chiropractic and higher education,” said Dr. Ireland. “There is a great sense of pride in watching someone like him live the American Dream, advancing through the administrative levels and excelling with each new chapter.”

Passing the Baton: In assuming the chancellor role, Dr. Marchiori will succeed Mr. William Wilke, a respected Quad-City area businessman and a member of the Palmer Board since 1998. In December 2008, following the departure of Chancellor Larry Patten, the Board asked Mr. Wilke to serve until a complete and thorough search could be conducted.

“While we are excited about the future of Palmer College under Dr. Marchiori’s leadership, I want to express the Board’s sincere gratitude to Mr. Wilke for his service during the past year,” said Dr. Ireland. “His guidance and management expertise played a key role in so many of our accomplishments.”

Dr. Marchiori lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, with his wife, Cheryl, and four children: Isabella, Sophia, Tony and Olivia. An investiture ceremony is being planned for early next year.

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Palmer Media Relations: Lori Leipold, Media Relations; Palmer College of Chiropractic
Phone (563) 884-5726; fax (563) 884-5225
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Chiropratic Team Successfully Finishes Chicago Marathon

Chicago, Illinois — Chiropractic history was made on Sunday, October 11th on the streets of Chicago when all runners on Team NPCO for Chiropractic successfully crossed the finish line at the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in front of over one million cheering spectators. Waking up early and bearing the chilly 33 degree weather, runners from various parts of the country ran 26.2 miles on behalf of Non-Profit Chiropractic Organization (NPCO).

Chicago Marathon 2009 Team NPCO’s theme for the marathon was “run with a vision; a vision for a healthier tomorrow.” Wearing neon green jerseys, many runners finished with a personal best record after six months of intense training. Paul Nottoli, who finished with Team NPCO’s fastest time, explains that “this year’s Chicago Marathon was a great experience. Not only was I able to run a great time of 2 hours 52 minutes and 47 seconds (which is about a 6.5 minute mile, Personal Record for me), I was able to personally raise $2,000 for NPCO and be the top fundraiser. NPCO is a guiding light in building a positive future of healthcare for others around the world with chiropractic care. I will continue to support NPCO even though the marathon is over.”

The 26.2 mile Chicago Marathon took the runners through downtown Chicago and its many neighborhoods where thousands of screaming spectators were on the sidelines hoping to spot their favorite runner. A portion of Mile 14 was designated the official cheering station for NPCO and signs reading “Nothing Beats Chiropractic” and “Run with a Vision” were visible as Team NPCO volunteers, family and friends clapped and jumped up and down to keep warm as they cheered the team on.

“As I ran through the streets of Chicago wearing my Team NPCO neon-green jersey, I was amazed by the number of people that cheered me on by yelling out the slogan written across the front of my jersey saying, keep going, Run with a Vision. It kept me going not only that day, but has continued to keep me going as I continue to take care of patients on a daily basis,” states runner and chiropractor Dr. Ryan Novak of Hickory Hills (Chicago), Illinois.

There were also many first-time marathon runners who ran on Team NPCO. “I firmly believe that running a Marathon is 90% mental and 10% physical. My friend and fellow runner, Heather Archer, and I made it through our first marathon because we envisioned the hope that we could bring to so many people in pain. We prayed, sang, and leaned on each other to accomplish a goal to bring a better life to men, women, and children everywhere. We wouldn’t change our experience for anything in the world and thank God for our amazing experience with Non-Profit Chiropractic Organization!”

Fundraising was not a requirement for Team NPCO runners, but many runners created their own personal fundraising web pages. All monies raised went directly to NPCO, an official 501(c)3 charity dedicated to providing chiropractic healthcare, in the form of non-profit clinics, to those less fortunate around the world.

Dr. Bruce Phillips of North Vernon, Indiana said “the Chicago Marathon was just an awesome experience. I was very delighted to participate and support Team NPCO in their first appearance at the Chicago Marathon! The fans were great and I received many positive comments from fellow runners in support of chiropractic! I was a little sore on Monday, but it was worth it.”

On Friday, October 9th, two days before the big marathon race-day, NPCO President, Joshua Heines and NPCO runner Reza Baluchi appeared on Chicago’s WGN channel 9 news station for a mid-day news interview talking about Chiropractic healthcare and Team NPCO. Runners were congratulated at the Team NPCO Awards & Recognition Dinner held later that evening in downtown Chicago. Guest Speakers included Dr. John V. Whaley, Dr. Robert Schiffman and Reza Baluchi. Dr. Whaley, the first licensed Chiropractor from Palmer College in the State of Illinois, sported his 1948 Cross Country letterman’s jacket and told the runners that their efforts to raise money to provide free chiropractic care to those living in poverty will help them to win their own race for heath. Motivational Speaker and founder of Get The Big Idea Dr. Robert Schiffman reminded runners that they were running with a vision, a vision of Chiropractic that was more far reaching than the streets of Chicago.

Team NPCO runner, Reza Baluchi, played a slideshow for the runners documenting his 43-day running journey from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York in pursuit of the World Record hoping to encourage the runners, and to remind them that anything is possible.

NPCO President, Joshua Heines, spread the word about Team NPCO and Chiropractic by doing a book signing at Bloomingdales on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on Saturday, October 10th. Costumed characters from his recently published children’s book Peter Meets Pedro – On Vacation roamed Bloomindales and took pictures with runners and shoppers. Proceeds from the book are being donated to NPCO.

To view pictures and find out more about Team NPCO for Chiropractic, or to sign up for the 2010 team, please visit @ 9:03 am | Article ID: 1257267817