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Dynamic Chiropractic – December 18, 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 26

KCA Video Wins 6th Worldfest Award

By Editorial Staff
The Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) has won the Silver Medal at the Worldfest-Charleston International Film Festival with the video, "Chiropractic: A Review of the Medical Literature." The feature placed second in the scientific research division of the film and video production category. The video is part of the "Doctor of Chiropractic" series which has now won six Worldfest gold, silver and bronze medals and three U.S. International Creative Excellence awards (see "Kansas Videos Garner a Gold and Three Bronzes at Worldfest," June 5, 1995 issue of "DC").

The Worldfest is the largest film and video competition in the world based on the 4,100 annual entries it receives from 37 countries. Directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Oliver Stone won their first significant awards at Worldfest.

For more information on the video, call the KCA at (913) 233-0697.


ACA Nominates Dr. Gundersen to CCE Board

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president of the Council on Chiropractic Education, announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Gundersen of Salt Lake City, Utah to the CCE Board and its Commission on Accreditation. Dr. Gundersen was nominated by the ACA and will succeed Dr. Marino "Bud" Passero.

A 1977 National College of Chiropractic graduate, Dr. Gundersen has served in many capacities with the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics, including president. He is board certified in chiropractic orthopedics, and a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. His professional affiliations include the Utah Chiropractic Association (president, 1983), the ACA and FCER.

He has instructed at Texas Chiropractic College, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.


CCE Re-Elects Officers

Meredith Gonyea, PhD has been re-elected to a third term as CCE public member, and Charles Sawyer, DC to a second term as an institutional member of the CCE board of directors and its Commission on Accreditation.

Dr. Gonyea received her PhD from the University of Michigan (1971), and has been president of the Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc. in Washington, D.C. for 17 years. She has been involved in public administration education since 1971 and in higher education administration and research from 1964-1972.

Dr. Sawyer, a 1977 Northwestern graduate, has been vice president for research affairs and director of NWCC's Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies since 1991. He has also held several other administrative positions at NWCC since 1977.

The Commission on Accreditation will meet at the CCE's annual meeting in San Diego, California, January 24-27.


Bloomfield College Celebrates Anniversary of Pre-Chiro Program

Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its pre-chiropractic program. More than 50 chiropractors who went through the college's program gathered on the campus to mark the occasion, and the pre-chiropractic advisory board launched a fundraising effort for the Alice Ann Sayler Pre-Chiropractic Scholarship fund.

Since the program's inception, more than 300 students have studied in Bloomfield's pre-chiropractic program. Currently, there are 70 students enrolled in the program.


DCs Raise Money for Needy on Thanksgiving

Twenty-one DCs in the Phoenix area, affiliated with First Chiropractic Health Centers, raised money to benefit the charity Hopelink for the Homeless to buy Thanksgiving dinners. Teaming up with local radio deejays, the DCs pooled their resources to buy two Phoenix Suns floor seats for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers, and then auctioned the tickets off to the highest bidder. Phoenix's John Stevenson bid $2,250 for the tickets (originally valued at $225 a piece), a bid that alone provided 1,490 Thanksgiving meals for Hopelink.

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