California College News

Palmer College of Chiropractic West

By Editorial Staff
Clinic Opens

The opening of PCCW's new Santa Clara clinic wascelebrated by the faculty, staff, and students with help from "D.D. Palmer" (portrayed by David Richards), and members of the Palmer Chiropractic University board. Free spinal/blood pressure screenings and spinal/body fat assessments were provided. Educational presentations, and food and entertainment rounded out the day's activities.

Student Powerhouse

Palmer West student David Conragan finished first in the 182 lbs. weight class and set a new meet record at the recent National Collegiate Weightlifting Championships at Northern Arizona University.

Notable Scholarship

Palmer West student Giovanni Gaetano was awarded the annual $4,000 Louise McKinney postsecondary scholarship by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund of Canada.

Palmer West students Mark Pedroncelli and Donna McArthur were awarded the $1,000 Alma Meilsen Perpetual Scholarship from the International Chiropractors Assn. Auxiliary.


Life Chiropractic College West

College Fundraising Helps Community Efforts photo 1: Life West President Gerard Clum, DC, presents a check to Mary Ann Chittick, executive director of the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition in Hayward, California. The money will furnish an on-site childcare center at a new apartment building for low-income families.

Life West, through numerous fundraising events, is giving financial help to the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) in Hayward, Calif. The college has provided funds for a childcare center and is also offering free chiropractic care for residents of the FESCO shelter, located a short distance from the college's public clinic.

"By helping FESCO financially, we're supporting families in their efforts to create and maintain a stable home environment," explained Dr. Clum.


Top Honors

photo 2: Life West alumna Caren Cole, DC, presents Stephen Collins, DC, with the 1994 Alumnus of the Year award.

photo 3: Life faculty member Debbie Lindemann, DC, bestows the Alumni Assn.'s Outstanding Student award to Michael Beddoe.

During the Life West homecoming, Dr. Stephen Collins, a Life West instructor in the basic and clinical science departments and secretary-treasurer of the alumni assn., was named 1994 Alumnus of the Year. A 1985 graduate, Dr. Collins has been in private practice in Fremont, Calif., for nine years. He earned a certification in sports medicine from LACC in 1992, and works with local athletes of all ages and abilities. He is also active in the Cystic Fibrosis Society.

Michael Beddoe of Hayward, Calif., received the alumni association's Outstanding Student award. Michael was student council president in 1993 and has been active in the college's Student California Chiropractic Assn. He has received numerous scholarships and awards, and has served as a volunteer for many campus and community events.


Life West Clinic Named "The Best"

For the third year running, the public clinic operated by Life West in Hayward was named by the Hayward Daily Review as the best chiropractic office in the newspaper's circulation area. Dr. Patricia Gayman, the clinic's operations director, was presented a certificate at the newspaper's group banquet.

Life West alumni Drs. Deborah Lindemann (Oakland), Michael Tereo (Newark), Lynne Sullivan (Pleasanton), and Claudia Zdral (Alameda), all received "best office" awards from other newspapers in the Alameda group. It was Dr. Zdral's second consecutive year to receive the award.


Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles

Interns/Clinicians Screen LA Area Students

Ten clinicians and 117 students volunteered their time to perform 348 screening examinations on L.A area students 9-19 at a 5K run called Students Run LA, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Students Run America.

Michael Birozy, CCLA clinic director, said the event was an "outstanding day for the college," and was particularly please with the high number of students participating.


Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

Interdisciplinary Symposium

The postgraduate division will sponsor the 8th annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on the LACC campus March 25-26. An international, multidisciplinary faculty will explore current research and its clinical application of whiplash injuries and the evaluation of the cervical spine.

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