Roger Staubach speaks during Veterans Celebration at Parker College
Dallas, November 11, 2010 – Parker College of Chiropractic held a veterans celebration in honor of United States veterans and active military members. Guest speaker Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion, spoke to veterans on campus, including Parker students, faculty, and staff. Staubach first starred as a quarterback at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was a Heisman Trophy winner. Following his graduation, he spent four years on active duty, including service in Vietnam.
Staubach spoke about his experiences in the military, professional football, and his first adjustment. “I saw a chiropractor for the first time in high school,” said Staubach.
The Parker Military Association awarded Staubach as an honorary member of the organization. After the ceremony, Staubach signed autographs, took pictures, and spoke with veterans in attendance.
The celebration also featured a military roll call for all Parker College veterans who continue to serve the nation through chiropractic.
“We want to take this day to honor who you are, what you have done, and what you do today,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic. “You’re leaders that have tremendous service in your heart.”
The Parker Military Association also honored Steve Weller, director of athletics and recreation at Parker, with an award for his dedicated service as the faculty advisor to the Parker Military Association.
Parker also contributes to the mission to serve the nation’s heroes through its VA Clinical Chiropractic Internship, which provides up to 12 interns per year through the North Texas VA Hospital PM&R Spine Department. The chiropractic interns provide much needed service to the veteran population.
About Parker College of Chiropractic Parker College of Chiropractic, 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, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic 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 College of Chiropractic. The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Parker College of Chiropractic 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 College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at www.parker.edu.