Foundation Adds COCSA Rep
Thomas Klapp, DC, former president of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA), has been appointed to represent COCSA on the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (FCP) board, which enjoys broad representation from chiropractic stakeholders including chiropractors, vendors and associations. Dr. Klapp, the first monthly contributor to the FCP in 2005, is a current member of the Life University Board of Trustees and the immediate past chair of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.
"I look forward to contributing to the Foundation's board," said Dr. Klapp following his appointment. "When I first learned about the Foundation and its mission, I immediately saw the potential of this effort to improve the state of the profession and individual doctors' practices. The Foundation offers invaluable resources to our profession, and I'm very proud to be a part of something so progressive."
"We are grateful to have someone like Dr. Klapp on our board," added Kent S. Greenawalt, FCP founder and president. "As a representative of chiropractic state associations, his knowledge of the profession will certainly be an asset to the Foundation and the profession. This will also give the state associations a voice in our planning activities."
Northwestern Health Sciences University (NHSU) has announced that each winter term, it will award full-tuition Diversity Scholarships to four incoming students: two enrolling in the College of Chiropractic and one each enrolling in the School of Massage Therapy and the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Whereas previously, the scholarships covered half of each student's tuition, they will now cover full academic program tuition for each term students remain eligible.
Eligibility criteria include the following, according to the university: "the applicant must be a minority student who is underrepresented in their future professional field, and/or a student who has shown strong participation and commitment to minority communities. They also must demonstrate a financial need; show high academic achievement; provide an application essay, letter of recommendation, and complete a personal interview with the Diversity Commission Scholarship Committee."
In addition to the scholarship program for incoming students, NHSU recently began offering a Diversity Leadership Scholarship for current students. One student per year will receive the scholarship. According to Dr. Tolu Oyelowo, chair of the university's Diversity Commission, the scholarship program serves to encourage student participation and leadership in diversity while at NHSU.
"We would like to provide students with the access to give back to minority populations, and reward students for doing so," said Dr. Oyelowo. These scholarships aren't just for minority students; they are for people who are committed to serving minority communities."
In late January, Dr. George Goodman, president of Logan College of Chiropractic, announced that Dr. Ralph Barrale, dean of postgraduate and continuing education for the past 10 years, has been appointed to serve in an additional capacity: vice president of chiropractic affairs. In his new position, Dr. Barrale will oversee Logan's eight outpatient health centers in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Joining him in senior administrative positions at the college are Gregory Thornburg, former director of enrollment services, who now becomes vice president of enrollment management; Laura McLaughlin, new general counsel with human resources responsibilities; Thomas F. Keller, former director of public relations, assuming the role of associate vice president for public relations; and Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, former interim dean of admissions, who will now serve as dean of university programs.
"These personnel changes will enhance the breath of experience in a number of our departments here at Logan," said Dr. Goodman. "Through the efforts of these talented individuals and the rest of the academic and administrative team, Logan is well-prepared to meet the future challenges of continued growth and development."