For Trey, Parker is all about the community. Through a shared sense of mission and principles, Trey has formed many meaningful relationships with peers and faculty alike.
1. What other paths did you consider before choosing Parker?
Prior to deciding to attend Parker, I had a passion for track. I had multiple track scholarships in and out of state. My main plan during my senior year in high school was to just go somewhere I wanted to hurdle at, and attain some degree in mathematics.
2. What makes Parker the right fit for you?
The fact that my older brother was currently attending, I knew a lot of people, and it made it that much more welcoming. But honestly, the entire environment throughout the student body and especially Dr. Parker's principles are key to making this school the best fit. I absolutely love that I chose to come here.
3. How has the Parker community supported you in your higher education pursuits?
Every single professor, doctor, faculty member, and fellow student all pursue their highest effort to help you no matter what. If you need guidance in any aspect of life, there is always someone to ask or talk to. There's a certain 'feel' around campus, knowing that everyone is on a mission to make the world a better place.
4. What is your favorite thing about being a Parker student?
It's hard to choose, but I'd say it's Parker's principles. It's the foundation to the rest of your life. Knowing every person on campus is living through the same principles, everyone becomes family, and you'll build relationships that will last a lifetime.
5. What is the most challenging aspect of being a Parker student?
I'd say the rigorous schedule of classes. It's definitely a different environment and different setup than any other school/university out there.
6. What has been your favorite class at Parker? Why?
DAA (developmental and applied anatomy) with Dr. Giggleman. Anatomy is the base knowledge you'll need for the rest of your life, and he is one of the best professors and human beings I've ever had the privilege to learn from. Special mention to Dr. Russell and his outstanding and in-depth understanding of the philosophy of chiropractic. Because of him, there are a lot better chiropractors in the world today.
7. Where will your Parker degree take you after graduation?
The dream is to always open your own practice. Currently, I am deciding on where I want to live first, then planning everything after that. It's always been a goal to serve as many people as possible, changing the world one spine at a time.
8. What is your favorite on-campus activity?
There are a lot of on-campus activities. My favorite would be Adjust Club. That's where you develop your art of adjusting, and learn more about yourself than any other place.
9. What is your favorite thing to do off-campus in the Dallas area?
Like I said previously, you'll form a lot of relationships. The best thing to do is hang out with your classmates outside of school and learn more about them, build more relationships, and really just have a good time.
10. What is the one thing you want everyone reading this to know about Parker University?
I personally think it is the best chiropractic school in the nation. You will not regret your decision on coming here to be the best chiropractor you can be.