August 7, 2008 — The Parker Alumni Association recently made its largest pledge in the college’s history, contributing approximately $30,000 to enrich the academic potential of Parker College of Chiropractic and for the advancement of the chiropractic profession.
The donation will be divided among two different projects, each one contributing to the overall goals and objectives of the alumni association. The alumni association strives to provide students with opportunities and resources that will help them achieve greater success while attending Parker and once they graduate. In keeping with that mission, the association’s donation will be allocated to the students.
Dr. David Hardison, president of the Parker Alumni Association said, “The alumni association wanted to make our first sizeable donation to benefit the future doctors of chiropractic. Because our members have done so much to advance this profession already, the future does lie in the hands of our students and we want to ensure their education is the best it can be.”
Part of the donation was allocated to renovations that were recently completed to the student intern lounge on Parker’s campus. The 4,186 square foot newly renamed Alumni Association Intern Lounge houses casual lounge space for relaxing, meeting space for campus groups, kitchen and bathroom facilities, locker space, a study room, and a classroom.
The association is also designating funds to produce a patient-centered chiropractic awareness video. Students can use this video during their clinical internship as well as once they graduate to help patients understand the value of chiropractic care.
To commemorate the alumni association’s historic pledge, Parker College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony that all alumni and association members are encouraged to attend on Sept. 12, 2008 at 12:30 pm in front of the new Alumni Association Intern Lounge. Following the ceremony, association members will distribute the chiropractic awareness videos to students.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu