Parker Alumni Association Makes First Donation to Parker University

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DALLAS — The Parker Alumni Association became the first donor to the newly renamed, Parker University, when the association presented a $5,000 check during a recent board of trustees meeting on campus. Dr. Vincent Scheffler ’07, president of Parker Alumni Association presented the check to Mr. Bill Nardiello, chairman of the Parker University Board of Trustees and Dr. Fabrizio Mancini ’90, president of Parker University, on behalf of its members.

The donation was given to the President’s Circle Giving Club, the highest giving level at the university. “This donation is made on behalf of our members and all graduates who were given a voice during this historic transition to university status,” said Dr. Scheffler. “It was only natural for us to include our alumni during the planning stages of becoming a university because we greatly value their opinions,” said Dr. Mancini. “We wanted to know what they thought, so it was tremendously important to involve them.”

Bill Nardiello Vincent Scheffler Fabrizio Mancini
Mr. Bill Nardiello, Dr. Vincent Scheffler and Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Dr. Scheffler explained that the association was approached numerous times by the institution’s administration for feedback on the university name change. “We appreciate the administration’s request to hear from our members and the 6,000 graduates who have made this period of expansion possible,” said Dr. Scheffler. “Without these individuals, Parker would not be ready to move to university status at such a young age in the institution’s history.”

For the fourth consecutive year, the Parker Alumni Association has been a member of the President’s Circle Giving Club, the highest giving level at the university.

“Contributions at the President’s Circle level provide unrestricted funds to be used at the president’s discretion to support the highest priorities of the university, determined by the board of trustees,” said JoLynne Jensen, vice president of development of Parker University. “These funds can support the creation of a new program or provide the margin of excellence to take a program from good to great.”

About Parker University — Parker University, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of health care professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University. The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Parker University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321. Tel: 480.443.8877. For additional information about Parker University, visit the college’s website at @ 11:03 am | Article ID: 1305655423