Jason Stockton of Roseville, California, the inaugural recipient of the Gerard W. Clum Leadership Award.
Life Chiropractic College West has presented the first annual Dr. Gerard W. Clum Leadership Award to Jason Stockton, as the student who best exemplifies the leadership qualities and dedication that Dr. Clum has brought to the college and the chiropractic community.
The $5,000 award, established by Steven Galvin, president of the Education Fiance Group, is named in honor of current Life West president Gerard W. Clum, DC.
Jason, who has a BS degree in exercise physiology from the University of California at Davis, is a senior at Life West and maintains a 3.7 grade point average, making the Dean's List each of his 10 quarters. He has received numerous academic accolades, including the Anna Bell Karr Scholarship (while at UC Davis), the Chiropractic Excellence Award, and two Life West Student Achievement scholarship awards.
On top of his academic excellence, Jason is a student council representative, founder and current president of the Athletic Injuries Management Club, a member of the Life West Student Budget Committee, and a volunteer for the Breakfast Club, a community organization that serves free breakfast and gives clothing to needy children in the college's area.
When asked about the man for whom the award is named, Jason commented: "Dr. Clum is a visionary. Not only does he envision things, he acts on his visions to make them a reality. I have tried to emulate this behavior here at the college."