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Alumni Reunion Events at Parker Seminars Dallas in October!

Alumni Association Awards Reception 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6-7:30pm, Draft Sports Lounge - Sheraton Dallas
Celebrate the achievements of this year's Alumni Association Award Recipients! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided for you and a guest. There is no cost to attend.

GradFest 2014 
Friday, October 24, 2014
6-10pm, Iron Cactus
Food, Drinks, Music and More! Come out for one of our largest gathering of Parker graduates of the year. All alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. Reconnect with former classmates, meet the newest alumni, share old stories, and make new memories! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided for you and a guest. There is no cost to attend. 

Class Reunions of 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, & 2009
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Witness the triumphs, hear the anecdotes, and revel in the glory you bring to your alma mater.
And take the chance to do some good, reunion volunteers are a huge help in planning and keeping classmates in the loop.<www.parker.edu/alumni/events/class-reunions

Name Change in Honor of our Founder

A street alongside campus (formerly Ables Ln.) has been renamed to honor the man responsible for Parker's now 32-years of success. Parker University is now located at the intersection of Walnut Hill Ln. and JAMES PARKER WAY!

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Visit the Alumni Section on the Parker Seminars App!

Download the Parker Seminars mobile app currently available for the Apple and android devices. Access event info, RSVP forms, alumni news, Faces of Parker, and more in one simple app! The Alumni Association section is listed in the Parker section on the menu.
Look for the  Parker u app 

Check Out the New Graduate Resource Center!

We are thrilled to announce that the new and improved Graduate Resource Center is now open! An online resource of documents and tips, the GRC offers sample:

  • Job descriptions
  • Patient intake forms, office procedures, report of finding, etc.
  • Best of the best of online clinic/doctor introduction videos
  • And more!

Be sure to bookmark the link and visit often to view new material! - http://www.parker.edu/alumni/graduate-resource-center/   

Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinic Testimonial  

I started coming to Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics in March 2014. At that time I could hardly walk due to severe pain in my left leg. I had lost all hope and given up on becoming pain free. Then I met Dr. Lovonne Beaird and Intern Sera Sheppard. Sera did a thorough head-to-toe exam, asked questions about my diet/lifestyle, and got to work helping me on a path to wellness. I can now walk again! Even though I still have some pain, I have my hope and my smile back. I am so grateful for the compassionate care I have received here at Parker and look forward to achieving wellness and healing. ~ Trinity K

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Career Services Hosting Networking Workshop 7/31/14

Join the office of Career Services on campus July 31 in room S220 frm 12:30 - 1:30pm for a networking workshop. Learn what networking is, where to network, how to build your business, and how to build your LinkedIn profile. Lunch is not provided - you may bring your own. RSVP to Gabrielle Trepagnier at gtrepagnier@parker.edu.

Parker Students at Parker Seminars Charleston

More than 30 Parker students embarked on a 17-hour trek to join some of the biggest names in chiropractic, health, and wellness at Parker Seminars Charleston!

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Save the Date: Parker Serves 2014

Clear your calendars on Friday, Sept. 19 for the 2nd Annual Parker Serves! On this day, students, faculty, staff, and alumni will spread out throughout Dallas and the world to assist organizations that have offered to partner in our global day of service. Read more about last year’s event.

Free for Three! - All Graduates in the Past 3 Years Receive Free Parker Seminars Registration!
Parker Alumni Compete to be Fittest Doctor of 2014! 

The Austin-based Fit Company nominated five Parker alumni as contenders for the Fittest Doctor of 2014. Nominees completed the three-course competition in Dallas on Sunday, May 4. Congratulations to all our wonderful Parker grads!

 BelindaSouthall, DC ’11 
JordanHart, DC '12
Troy Barnes, DC '13

Courtney Gowin, DC '13
Logan Sherman, DC '13  

Parker Named One of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas
Parker Regains Chiro Games Championship

The rivalry between Parker University and Life University is the hottest match-up in the chiropractic world.  Last year at the Chiro Games, Life put an end to Parker’s hopes of a third consecutive overall team championship in the 12-sport event.  So Parker responded by stealing Life’s Provost when the Board of Trustees named Brian McAulay the President of Parker University.  So naturally, before the November 2-3 Chiro Games, Parker students adopted the theme “President McAulay isn’t the only thing going from Life to Parker this year.”  And the Patriots didn’t disappoint, winning the 22nd Annual Chiro Games 56-52 over Life and bringing back the game’s traveling trophy.

Parker’s march to its record-breaking 12th title was highlighted by four championship performances.  Men’s basketball got the parade to the awards stand going with a title over Palmer-Florida.  The Patriots kept the momentum going when they topped Life for the gold medal in flag football.  The Parker tennis team then grabbed its first championship since 2010 with a victory over Palmer-Florida and in the most dominating performance of the games, the Parker swim team cruised past New York for the team championship.  Parker also picked up silver medals in women’s basketball and softball, and a bronze in running. The championship also marked Parker’s seventh title in the past nine years and extended the Patriots streak to 13 years of finishing among the top three teams.

New Admissions Requirements for DC Program

To help make Parker University's College of Chiropractic a more selective program, the enrollment staff launched five new ways for a future student to apply.