On April 2, Parker University Massage Therapy student and alumnus Paul Ndege Onkoba won first place, with a time of 36 minutes and 37 seconds, at the Toyota Irving Marathon 10K!

Paul, a native of Kenya, has trained with and provided massage therapy for some of the world’s fastest runners in Kenya, including Hellen Obiri, Kipchoge Keino, and others.

Parker University School of Massage Therapy Director Gregory May says, “His positive attitude, humility, and strong work ethic are an inspiration to us all at Parker University School of Massage Therapy. We are so proud of Paul Onkoba!”

Paul’s passion is running. When his time allows, Paul uses the weekends to train. His future career plans include establishing a company in the industry. “My advice to upcoming students is to work hard and stay focused to build their careers successfully. Parker has helped me realize my potential in life!” Paul shares.

Congratulations, Paul! Parker University is proud of everything its students do throughout the community to better themselves and others. To learn more about Parker University or its Massage Therapy program, go to parker.edu. 

About Parker University

Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and more than 35 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. Parker University has been recognized as a Great College to Work For®, one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Colleges in the U.S., and as a recipient of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Awards.