Parker University Holds Homecoming Event Celebrating 30 Years

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

DALLAS — Parker University held Parker Homecoming 2012 on its campus in Dallas, Texas, on October 26 – 28. Doctors of chiropractic and massage therapists attended customized education tracks while earning continuing education credits. Classes covered numerous topics, including combining nutrition and chiropractic, multiple causes of vertebral subluxation and disease, decompression, Medicare, treating sports injuries, the neurology of stress, orthopedic testing for upper extremity injuries, and much more.

The homecoming gathering marked the university’s 30 year anniversary and was comprised of numerous events, luncheons, and get-togethers including the annual Oktoberfest celebration where attendees reconnected with old friends, classmates, professors, and mentors.

Dr. Liam Schubel presents during Parker Philosophy Fest
Dr. Liam Schubel presents during Parker Philosophy Fest

“It’s great to see all of the familiar faces again and so nice to have everyone back on campus,” said Dr. Gene Giggleman, long-time professor of Parker University.

Along with the festivities, the Parker Alumni Association held an Alumni Awards Luncheon as well as 5, 20, and 25 year class reunions. Alumni had the chance to relive memories and catch up with each other.

Saturday’s all-day Philosophy Fest provided attendees the opportunity to refine and develop a stronger understanding of the chiropractic philosophy. Some of the professions’ greatest minds presented including Dr. Arno Burnier, Dr. Jay Morgan, Dr. Francis Murphy, Dr. Shawn Powers, Dr. Liam Schubel, Dr. Tracy Wilson, and more.

“There are so many people that have a need for what we do, but not an awareness of it,” said Dr. Shawn Powers.

Speakers presented inspiring and motivating messages as well as provided tips on how to become leaders, how to communicate effectively with patients, and how to create awareness of chiropractic and its benefits.

Homecoming attendees in a class instructed by Dr. Nicole Lederman
Homecoming attendees in a class instructed by Dr. Nicole Lederman

“Imagine a world where every man, woman, and child is checked for cerebral subluxations and is adjusted from birth,” said Dr. Liam Schubel. “All I’m asking is for each of us to step up and take over by leading.”

In addition, chiropractic, massage therapy, and other health and wellness exhibitors presented cutting-edge products and technologies.

Parker University held additional homecoming festivities throughout the week including a 30th anniversary party, a student fitness competition, a pumpkin carving contest, and a scholarship dinner recognizing scholarship recipients and donors.

About Parker University – Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a major in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; three chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at

Source: Parker University @ 12:32 pm | Article ID: 1352395940