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Dynamic Chiropractic – February 27, 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 05

Dr. William Harris Appointed to NICR Board

By Editorial Staff
Chiropractic philanthropist Dr. William Harris, founder and president of the Atlanta-based Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Education (FACE), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research (NICR). The announcement was made by Dr. Arlan Fuhr, president and founder of NICR, a non-profit research group headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Harris, a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College, created FACE 16 years ago and since then has contributed through that organization $3,200,000 to chiropractic colleges, research projects, and to the construction of academic buildings and research centers.


Dean of UB Chiro College Named Connecticut Chiro of Year

University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Dean Frank Zolli, DC, was named the Connecticut Chiropractor of the Year (1994) by the Connecticut Chiropractic Association. Dr. Zolli was cited for his dedication to excellence in chiropractic education in a presentation at the Connecticut Chiropractic Convention.

Dr. Zolli became the dean of the UB Chiropractic College (UBCC) in 1989. UBCC's inaugural classes began Sept. 5, 1991 (please see "Univ. of Bridgeport Graduates First Class" in this issue).

"It's certainly an honor to get this award," said Dr. Zolli. "I'm looking forward to working with the state chiropractic association for the betterment of the profession. With a lot of hard work, the future looks bright for the UB Chiropractic College."


WCCS Holds 15th Annual Symposium in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chiropractic College (LACC) hosted the 15th annual symposium of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) September 26-30, 1994. Guest speakers included LACC President Dr. Reed Phillips; Dynamic Chiropractic Editor/Publisher Donald Petersen Jr.; ACA Chairman of the Board Dr. Lowry Martin; ICA Vice president Dr. Gary Street; and Drs. Reggie Gold and Ron Berman.

One point of discussion was the WCCS' concerns of the Council of Chiropractic Education's actions regarding the nonaccreditation of the three colleges formerly accredited by the Straight Chiropractic Academics Standing Association. WCCS wrote letters to the U.S. Department of Education representing the 11,000 future DCs, sending copies to chiropractic organizations and publications. (See the front-page article in this issue of Sherman receiving CCE accreditation.)

The WCCS encourages communication between chiropractic students worldwide.


Fencing Competitor Strives for 1996 Olympic Team

Cleveland Chiropractic College student Peter Cox Jr., a competitive sabre fencer ranked among the top seven in America, is pursuing his dream to be a 1996 U.S. Olympic fencing team member. In November, he was one of eight U.S. fencers invited to compete in the World Cup Tournament in Athens, Greece where he captured the top U.S. finish, and in a later tournament in Munich, Germany where he achieved the third highest U.S. finish. He faced off approximately 110 sabre fencers at the Athens competition and about 200 in Munich.

Edging even closer to the Olympics, Peter won the Silver Medal at the second U.S. Circuit Event for sabre fencing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida December 18th. The Circuit Event competitions are especially crucial because points earned at them assist in determining who will represent the U.S. at the Pan American Games (3/95 in Argentina), World Championships (7/95 in The Hague, Holland), U.S. Olympic Festival (Boulder, Colorado), and the World University Games (8/95 in Fukuoka, Japan) -- all stepping stones to the Olympics.

Seventy-four sabre fencers, including the 1992 U.S. Olympic team members, competed for the title of National Champion at the Ft. Lauderdale competition. To earn a spot in the top eight, Peter defeated Steve Mormando, three time member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team, and competed against many other top-ranked fencers including Peter Westbrook, five-time member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team and '84 Bronze Medal winner.

In the third National Circuit Event January 6-8 in Kansas City, Missouri, Peter maneuvered his way to a Bronze Medal. Placing eighth out of approximately 100 sabre fencers, he clashed with the top 24 and won an overall third place finish.

The next few months will be busy ones for Peter: He will be traveling to Budapest, Hungary, and Bonn, Germany in February for World Cup Tournaments, followed by New York in March for another World Cup, and New Jersey in April for the fourth National Circuit Event.


Dr. Bakke Re-elected to Wisconsin Chiro. Examining Board

Dr. Meredith Bakke, a practitioner from DeForest, Wisconsin, has been re-elected to chair the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board (WCEB). She has served for 13 years on the state board, and has been chair since 1987. One of her accomplishments on the board was to instigate revision of examination and licensing practices, and she has also formulated legislative initiatives that benefit consumers.


Five State Associations Co-sponsor Convention with Life College

The Georgia Council of Chiropractic, the Alabama Council of Chiropractic, the Florida Chiropractic Society, the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, and the South Carolina Chiropractors Association will co-host with Life a chiropractic convention, "Five Star Extravaganza," in Sandestin, Florida on March 23-26.

Scheduled keynote speakers for this event include DCs Joseph Flesia, James Sigafoose, Jay Holder, and attorney Stewart Mirmelli. The program has been approved for 27 hours of continuing education in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. An 18 hour chiropractic assistant/chiropractic technicians program will also be presented by Rick Franks, DC, Robert Schlampp, DC, and Sherry Hodge, CCA. Social activities are also slated.

For more information call the Georgia Council of Chiropractic (404) 428-7351.

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