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DC and CA of the Year Awards Presented at Parker Seminars Las Vegas


DC CA Awards 2012 Vegas 
 Dr. Rick Wren, Derrell Pratt-Blackburn, Dr. Brad Glowaki, Dr. Carol Ann Malizia, Dr. Don MacDonald,
Dr. January Mierzejewski, Delia von Schilling, and Dr. Gilles Lamarche 

LAS VEGAS, January 26, 2012 – Parker Seminars awarded its prestigious Chiropractor and Chiropractic Assistant of the Year Awards during Parker Seminars Las Vegas. Doctors of chiropractic honored with the DC of the Year Award included Dr. Brad Glowaki from Champion Chiropractic in Seal Beach, California, Dr. Don MacDonald from Dr. Don MacDonald Professional Corporation in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, Dr. Carol Ann Malizia, from Chiropractic Health Center in Newburgh, New York, 2003 Parker alum, Dr. January Mierzejewski from Core Concepts Chiropractic in Sarina, Queensland, Australia, and Dr. Betsy Taylor from Crossroads Natural Health in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The DCs were honored for their excellent contributions to the advancement of the chiropractic profession and for having a tremendous impact on chiropractic wellness worldwide.  The chiropractors were also recognized for benefitting the lives of their patients by providing tremendous health care.

Parker Seminars also presented the Chiropractic Assistant of the Year Award to Greta Garber from Chiropractic Works in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Delia von Schilling who works with Dr. Ernie von Schilling in Courtenay, British Colombia, Canada. They were both recognized for their contributions and dedication to the chiropractic profession. 

In addition, Parker Seminars presented a new award—the Student of the Year Award to Derrell Pratt-Blackburn. A Parker University student, Pratt-Blackburn was also the first student to ever present on the main stage at Parker Seminars. He presented his winning 2011 Talk the TIC competition presentation, which awarded him first place in the contest. Talk the TIC is a chiropractic health talk competition between chiropractic students effectively delivering a chiropractic message to others.


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 Bachelor of Science with 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; two 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 www.parker.edu.

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