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Parker Named One of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas.

First Parker Seminars Speaker Summit Held.

Don’t Forget! All Grads Receive a 7% Discount With Parker SHARE

Utah Hosts First Alumni Gathering

Parker Graduate To Give Back Through Speaking Engagement

Parker graduate Dr. Michael Chong, ’00 has offered to donate half of his speaker fees to the Parker Alumni Association from Parker referrals. Dr. Chong recently published his book, “The Millionaire’s 4 Secrets to the Rich and Happy Life” and is available to speak on several topics targeted to the general audience or tailored to chiropractors and others as needed. To see a list of his topics and learn more about what he offers, you can visit http://www.drmichaelchong.com/

Chiropractic Economics 17th Annual Salary and Expense Survey

Class Reunion Committees Needed!

Join us at the Spring Career Fair on April 10 

Parker will host its Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Activity Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to win one of the many prize drawings, as well as get a headshot from a professional photographer onsite. Employers interested in having a booth - at no cost - can register online. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Trepagnier at gtrepagnier@parker.edu.

Alumni Association Award Nominations Open!

Distinguished Educator of the Year Awarded

Philosophy Night March 27 with Dr. Autumn Gore, ’03

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Know a Prospective Student? Tell Them About Parker POWER Weekend: March 7&8 

Parker Honored as One of the Healthiest Employers of 2014

Executive Director of Parker Professional Hired 

Parker Gears up for Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – March 23 
Parker Clinics participated in Competitor’s Rock n Roll Dallas’ Half Marathon Kick-Off Party last week hosted by RunOn! Dallas. Clinic interns provided complimentary taping pre and post a fun run with two-time US Olympian and Fort Worth native, Alan Culpepper. Dr. Patrick Bodnar also spoke on injury prevention and chiropractic care as it relates to runners. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Dallas and the accompanying expo will occur on March 21-23, 2014. Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics will offer free taping and stretching for athletes. 

President Dr. Brian McAulay speaks with Good Morning Texas 

Employers and Job Seekers: Spring Career Fair April 10! 
The Spring Career Fair is scheduled for April 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Activity Center. If you are interested in recruiting employees to work with your company or seeking employment, this is the place for you! Enjoy prize drawings and other giveaways while seeking the perfect job. If you are interested in signing up for a booth at the career fair, please email Gabrielle Trepagnier at gtrepagnier@parker.edu or call 972-735-438-6932 x 7154. There is no fee associated with recruiting at the event.

 Parker in the News! 

  • Parker Professor and alumna Dr. Becky McGinnis appeared on Good Morning Texas where she discussed Parker's doctor of chiropractic program, what chiropractors do, and more.
  • Janelle Gibson, Parker's Vice President of Online Education, was featured in the Dallas Business Journal's Executive People on the Move and on NeighborsGo Irving.
  • The Dallas Business Journal also featured Dr. Tim Gross, vice president of the college of chiropractic, in their Executive People on the Move. Chiropractic Economics and Dynamic Chiropractic also highlighted his appointment to Parker.
  • The Dallas Observer included an article that feature's Parker's health informational management and MBA with a concentration in health care management programs.

Parker's new Vice President of College of Chiropractic Dr. Tim Gross becomes Lifetime Member #248!
Dr. Tim Gross, Parker's new VP of College of Chiropractic, became the 248th Lifetime Member with his donation in November. Lifetime Member's contributions provide essential philanthropic support to the Parker Alumni Association Endowment Fund, which funds the Parker Alumni Association Endowed Sholarship each trimester. To learn more, visit the Lifetime Member webpage.

Parker Alumni Celebrate Homecoming at Weekend Events
Parker graduates had the opportunity to reconnect and catch up with old classmates during the Parker University Alumni Association Awards Luncheon held in the Donovan Lounge on Friday. The Awards Luncheon celebrated the achievements of the 2013 Alumni Association Award Recipients. View pictures from the event on the Parker Facebook page here.

Parker alumni came together Friday evening at GradFest 2013 where they were joined by students, faculty, and friends. The event included food, drinks, prizes, and entertainment while guests visited in the Parker Courtyard. See pictures from GradFest 2013 online.

Graduates from 1988, 1993 and 2003 celebrated their 25, 20, and 10 year class reunions at local restaurants Saturday night and shared old memories and fun stories about their times at Parker. See pictures on the Parker Facebook page.

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.

New Alumni Association Executive Committee Elected
The Parker University Alumni Association Board of Directors elected its new Executive Committee on July 19. The newly-appointed members will each serve a one-year term beginning September 1. Vince Scheffler, DC ’07 has served as President of the Alumni Association since 2011.

Steve Brooks Dr. Steve Brooks, ’99
“The transition to Parker University is exciting, but we as an alumni association have a ton of work to do to keep up with the university. I love my profession and alma-mater so much that in February 2012 we had our second son and named him Parker!”
 Carol Watkins Dr. Carol Watkins, ‘11
Vice President
“I appreciate the education I received at Parker, and I’ve always worked to serve my fellow classmates and the student body. I am honored to continue that service as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.”
 Beau Hightower DC 2011 Dr. Beau Hightower, ’11
“I want to help continue to offer the greatest support to our distinguished alumni and help provide our graduates with all the available tools necessary to succeed and help change patients’ lives.”