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A Time For Sorrow in Chiropractic - Dr. Dobbins Died on Dec 3, 2013
The chiropractic profession lost an amazing chiropractor, educator and nutrition expert, Dr. Michael Dobbins passed away on Dec 3 2013. A distinctive man in Chiropractic, know for his years of dynamic nutrition lectures always punctuated with wit and humor. An iconic figure with a gentle yet formidable presence, his face adorned with a generous smile, a smooth dome, tufted sides and a brash of well-tended facial hair. Dr. Dobbins practiced in the San Francisco bay area for over 25 years, recently with his wife Dr. PJ Dobbins and son Dr. Patrick Dobbins. A 1987 graduate of Life Chiropractic College-West, prior to a becoming a chiropractor he served as a Navy nuclear power instructor. Dr. Dobbins career educated thousands of Chiropractors from his years as a professor at Life West and as an instructor for numerous chiropractic continuing education companies: Standard Process, Activator Methods, National Board Review and numerous others. Dr. Dobbins dedicated his life to nutrition and whole food education. Generously offering his vast knowledge to chiropractors worldwide, spending most of his weekends lecturing. His years of service and dedication to the Chiropractic profession inspired Standard Process to award him the Excellence in Nutritional Education Award in 2009. Along with the award Standard Process created a $100,000 scholarship for Chiropractic students at Life College of Chiropractic West, the Dr. Michael Dobbins Excellence in Nutritional Education Scholarship.Memorials for Dr. Dobbins will be at St. Joseph Basilica 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, CA Viewing: Friday, December 13th from 4pm to 8:30pm?Vigil: Friday, December 13th at 7pm?Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 14th at 1pm?Reception to follow at Standard Process of Northern California?1960 N Loop Rd, Alameda, CA ?Please contact Jessica Pollard at Standard Process of Northern California if planning on attending the reception In lieu of flowers,the family requested that donations be made in Dr. Michael Dobbins honor to:?Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers?Online or mail checks to: Golden Gate Boys and Bellringers, 480 Larchmont Street Hayward, CA 94544Memoriam: “Thank you for an incredible contribution to the profession, and to increasing our understanding of health and well being. Your work rate and lectures the past 25 years is unparalleled. Your legacy and inspiration will live on at Life West.” Dr. Brian Kelly President of Life College of Chiropractic West “His immense contributions have led to a greater understanding of the chiropractic and whole food philosophies. Ultimately, many lives have benefited from his passion to share his knowledge." Charles Dubois – President of Standard Process "My oh my such a huge blow for humanity. His brilliance Amazed even Me.. And he left such a wonderful impression on all who crossed his light." Michael Greer, MD Integrative Medicine Educator Share your thought and memories of Dr. Dobbins in the comment section.
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Chiropractic Colleges,Chiro Games
2013 Chiro Games
Chiro Games headed to Cocoa Beach Florida this year on November 2nd -3rd for a weekend of athletics and fun in the sun for chiropractic student from across the US and Canada. 2013 marks the 22nd annual Chiro games with over a 1,000 chiropractic college students from 13 chiropractic colleges. Athletic events this year included: co-ed beach volleyball, 5K & 10 mile relay, co-ed softball, tennis, hockey, swimming, golf, flag football, soccer, and basketball.Parker University’s Patriots took home the top prize with an overall score of 56 points just ahead of Life University with 52. The 3rd place title was obtained by Logan University with 42 points followed by New York Chiropractic College with 34. Other Chiropractic Colleges represented by chiropractic student athletes included: All three Palmer College of Chiropractic campuses, Northwestern University of Health Sciences, Sherman College of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Cleveland Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences. Parker’s point total boost came from top finishes in men’s basketball, flag football swimming and tennis. Northwesterns’ Melissa Agnew steamed ahead to win 1st place in women’s 5k. Logan’s women’s soccer team claimed the gold defeating Parker in the championship game. With South California in their name, it is no surprise that SCUHS dominated the beach volleyball. The massive turn out for the annual chiro games is not surprising considering the number of athletes that have decided on chiropractic as a profession. Many future chiropractors are exposed to the healthcare discipline years before while actively competing. The growing specialty of chiropractic sports medicine has attracted many talented athletes to pursue a doctorate in chiropractic. This year’s chiro games were no exception. Leading the charge for Logan’s Llamas 1st place in soccer was Melissa Tancredi, star forward for of the Canadian 2012 Olympic bronze medal team. Chiro games serves not only as an athletic event, but a chance to take a break from the rigors of studies, meet other future chiropractors and this year even some public service. Northwestern’s Team devised a community service project in connection with Keep Brevard Beautiful. Over 2 dozen students and faculty dedicated the Friday before the games to cleaning up the beaches.
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SC Chiropractor Center Stage on The Ruckers: Southern Royals
Dr. Ellen Rucker Carter along with two of her sisters will have their TV debut on the new reality show “The Ruckers: Southern Royals” on the WE network this January. The show follows the lives of 3 of 8 siblings of the prominent South Carolinian Ruckers family: Ione Rucker Jamison, Ruby Rucker Cooper and Ellen Rucker Carter, DC. Previews highlight an educated family with glamorous dinners, decadent evenings and all of the drama associated with being wealthy socialites. For Dr. Rucker Carter being in the spotlight is not new to the 2002 Life University graduate. Ellen is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill college sweetheart and ex-wife of basketball player Vince Carter of the Dallas Mavericks. Currently she is dating South Carolina State represented and candidate for the South Carolina Lt Governor’s office Bakari Sellers. Dr. Rucker practices in Lancaster South Carolina at Rucker Chiropractic. The same community where her father became the first African-American Dentist and her grandparents were instrumental in integrating the educational system. A local middle school, A. R. Rucker, bares her grandfather’s name.Besides their elegance and education this prominent southern family is also know for their philanthropy. Recently Dr. Ellen Rucker Carter along with her sisters, mother and aunts hosted a fashion show fundraiser for Rucker Education Scholarship Fund. Providing scholarships for first generation college students that attended their namesake middle school.“The Ruckers: Southern Royals” trailer follows self-proclaimed perfectionist Dr. Ellen Rucker into the office while performing a thoracic adjustment. Most Chiropractors will recognize her Patient Media’s Road to Recovery poster caught in the background of the 11 minute promo video. Chiropractor Ellen Ruckers and her sister’s new one hour show The Ruckers: Southern Royals will air Thursday nights in January on on the WE network.
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Northwestern Health Sciences University Mourns the Loss of New President Jeff Nelson
Northwestern Health Sciences University Mourns the Loss of New President Jeff NelsonJeff A. Nelson, President of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington Minnesota, passed away Tuesday October 22 2013. Mr. Nelson served as the 6th President and CEO of Northwestern for the past 6 months“In a short time, Mr. Nelson inspired leadership, trust and a sense of hope for the future of our campus,” said Dr. Christina Frazier, chief of staff.Prior to his tenure at Northwestern Jeff Nelson was president of Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. His 30-year healthcare carrier included CEO and COO of various hospitals, health services companies and health plans. His education included a master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota Duluth.In a press release from Northwestern Dr. Kent Erickson, chair of the Board of Trustees and Acting President stated “We will work diligently during this time of transition to maintain our momentum and reach new heights together as a university and health community.”An on-campus observance will be held at Northwestern on Friday, Nov. 1 at noon in the auditorium. Condolences and remembrances about President Jeff A. Nelson at can be posted on a memorial page on Northwestern Health Sciences University website The funeral service is being held on Monday, Oct. 28 at Simonet Funeral Home.
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What Are You Doing in October for Chiropractic Awareness Month?
What Are You Doing in October for Chiropractic Awareness Month? The Minnesota Chiropractic Association worked diligently to have the Governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton proclaim October as Chiropractic Awareness Month. The proclamation is posted on the Minnesota Chiropractic Association’s Website.Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinics created a video featuring Bill “Kaz” Kazmaier former world record holder of the bench press for Chiropractic Health Month. Look close for the cameo of Palmer Clinician Dr. Ron Boesch DC, DACNB, DABQAURP, DAAPM The American Chiropractic Association is offering free resources to Chiropractors assisting them in educating the public that October is National Chiropractic Health Month. They are offering press releases, print, web and social media images, tweets and useful articles to help build any chiropractor’s marketing campaign. With sponsorships from Standard Process and Foot Levelers the ACA created ChiroHealthy.com targeting potential chiropractic patients with information about the benefits of Chiropractic care. October is a not just Chiropractic Awareness month, we share the month with: Domestic Violence, LGBT, Breast Cancer and Physical Therapists. Tell us what you are doing for Chiropractic Awareness Month in October 2013
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Colleges > University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College
The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.
The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.
To find out more, go to the website: Bridgeport.edu or call 1-800-EXCEL-UB (392-3582).
75 Linden Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06601