October 27, 2010 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) announced their 2010 annual award recipients.
These individuals and chapters were honored during ACA’s recent annual meeting, held Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Newport, R.I.
ACA’s annual awards are given to outstanding volunteer members for their contributions to the chiropractic profession. This year’s recipients are:
• ACA past-President Glenn Manceaux, DC, of Houma, La., Chiropractor of the Year, ACA’s highest award recognizing exceptional service, achievement and/or leadership to the profession.
• Susan McClelland, ACA Medicare committee advisor, Humanitarian of the Year
• Mitch Haas, DC, of the University of the Western States College of Chiropractic, the George B. McClelland, DC, Researcher of the Year Award
• James Lehman, DC, assistant professor of clinical sciences, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Academic of the Year
• James Rehberger, DC, of Highland, Ill., Delegate of the Year
• Louis Lupinacci, DC, of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., alternate Delegate of the Year
• Steven Kraus, DC, of Carroll, Iowa, who received the Flynn-Lynch Award, recognizing a member of the HOD who has served fewer than five years.
• ACA’s President’s Awards were presented by ACA President Rick McMichael, DC, to Richard Bruns, DC, Steven Perman, DC, DACBSP, DACBN, and James Rehberger, DC, CCSP, for their outstanding leadership service.
In addition, ACA Chairman Mario Spoto, DC, named the entire ACA Board of Governor’s as this year’s Chairman’s Award recipients due to the group’s dedication to the chiropractic profession and the association. “Not only are they willing to work hard to get the job done, they are willing to work hard together,” said Spoto.
SACA’s annual awards are presented to exceptional student leaders and outstanding SACA chapters. Eric Roseen of the University of Western States was recognized as SACA Member of the Year for his leadership and dedication to the profession during his tenure as national vice chair.
Finally, there was a tie for Chapter of the Year between Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City and Northwestern University of Health Sciences.
“Volunteers are vital to ACA and SACA’s success,” said Dr. McMichael. “As busy as we all are, it is still important to occasionally pause and recognize the achievements of our exceptional volunteers.”
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org