NYCC Graduates 46 Doctors of Chiropractic

On Saturday, April 3, 2010, 46 NYCC Doctor of Chiropractic graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. John A. Catena, DC, (NYCC 1997) an instructor in NYCC’s Chiropractic Clinical Sciences offered the faculty greeting and John DeCicco, DC, (NYCC 1982) associate professor in the Chiropractic Clinical Sciences acted as Grand Marshall. Rick McMichael, DC, F.A.C.C., F.I.C.C. delivered a commencement address that urged service. “I pray that you will find great success in loving service to your families, patients, communities, and our profession,” he said. McMichael went on to explain that real happiness in life comes from serving others and making their lives more happy, more hopeful, more healthy and more productive. Dr. McMichael is the current President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and member of its Executive Committee. He was appointed to a Department of Defense Oversight Advisory Committee to oversee implementation of chiropractic care within the Department of Defense. He served on a similar Chiropractic Advisory Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the request of the Secretary Anthony Principi to help ensure access by the nation’s active duty troops and veterans to the very best healthcare available. Appointed by Governor Voinovich to serve on the Ohio Board of Chiropractic Examiners (now the Ohio State Chiropractic Board), Dr. McMichael has served the board eight years, two as its president. Dr. McMichael also served as president and chairman of the Board of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. American College of Chiropractors InducteesThe commencement exercises also hosted formal induction of new fellows into the American College of Chiropractors. Inductees included Patrick M Casey, DC, staff doctor at Fort Carson’s Evans Army Community Hospital; Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., NYCC General Counsel and partner at Bond, Shoeneck and King; Stephen Eble, DC (NYCC 1981), Chair of New York State Board for Chiropractic; and Karen Erickson, DC (NYCC 1988), member of NYCC Board of Trustees.

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