February 7, 2011 — Parker Seminars presented awards to some of the most influential leaders in chiropractic during 2011 Parker Seminars Las Vegas.
Dr. Jack Donovan was honored with the coveted Philanthropy Award, which serves to recognize those who have given freely of their services, time, effort, support, and funds for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.
Parker Seminars awarded Drs. Sid and Nell Williams with the Parker Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of more than 50 years of service to the profession. Drs. Sid and Nell Williams founded Life Chiropractic College now known as Life University.
Dr. Larry Markson was honored by Parker Seminars for providing 50 years of service and leadership in the chiropractic profession. Dr. Gerald Clum, who recently retired as president of Life West Chiropractic College, was also presented with an award in recognition of 30 years of dedicated service to chiropractic education.
In addition, Parker Seminars honored Southern California University of Health Sciences as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its chiropractic program the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Rick Wren was recognized with the Grand Tour Organization (GTO) of the Year Award for his years of dedication to Parker Seminars and its attendees. Wren has been attending Parker Seminars since 1978. Several individuals were also honored with GTO Awards including Dr. Duane Hanson, Dr. Reese Riggin, and Dr. Tracy Kennedy-Shanks for their service to patients, the profession, and the community as well as their commitment in continuing to study, learn, and update their abilities by attending seven consecutive Parker Seminars.
During the seminar, Parker College of Chiropractic awarded Dr. Rose Lepien with the Board of Trustees Award. She was honored for her nine years of dedicated service to the Board of Trustees at Parker College.
The World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) named Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani as the Woman Chiropractor of the Year for her exemplary service to the profession. Barham-Floreani specializes in pediatric health and holistic parenting and is the author of the best-selling book Well Adjusted Babies.
Each year, Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, and Prossage honors individuals whose affinity for helping humanity has made a difference in the world and on the profession.
This year, the Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Ben Lerner and Dr. Greg Loman, co-founders of Maximized Living, for their service in Africa. As a response to the dropping life expectancy rates as a result of AIDS, continual rise in infectious disease, poor maternal and infant health, and a dramatic decline in overall mental and physical health, Maximized Living has dedicated its efforts to improving the well-being of the people in Africa.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu