NYCC Holds Commencement Ceremonies

New York Chiropractic College conferred the Doctor of Chiropractic degree upon 48 graduates on Saturday, April 5, 2008, during a commencement ceremony held in the NYCC campus Athletic Center. The commencement address was delivered by Congressman Michael Arcuri, JD, BA, a native of Utica, NY and strong advocate for higher education. Arcuri stressed the importance of providing service to one’s community and he urged the assembled professional graduates to contribute their talents, time and good fortune to worthy causes. Matthew A. Murphy, valedictorian, addressed his classmates. Salutatorian was Brian M. LaBaron. Among those honored at the commencement exercises through induction as fellows into the American College of Chiropractic included Jack Stuart Beige, DC, JD (NYCC 1966), past president of the New York State Chiropractic Association, Matthew C. Coté, DC, DABCO (NYCC 1980) Senior Faculty Clinician at NYCC’s Depew Health Center, Joseph J. Lombino, DC (NYCC1981) and Diane Carol Dixon, Executive Director of Enrollment Management at NYCC was presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa.Thomas R. Ventimiglia, DC, FACC (NYCC 1980), Director of NYCC’s Post Graduate and Continuing Education, was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractic.

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