December 16, 2010 — Life Chiropractic College West presented Doctor of Chiropractic degrees to 56 candidates during its 57th graduation celebration Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward.
At the ceremony, valedictorian honors went to Susan Wang of San Jose, Calif., for the graduating class of Summer 2010 and Julie Gray of Orangevale, Calif., for the graduating class of Fall 2010.
Brian Kelly, DC, the current president of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and the president-designee of Life Chiropractic College West, delivered the commencement address.
Kelly enjoyed a successful and vibrant chiropractic practice in Melbourne for more than a decade before being selected to serve as the president of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland, New Zealand. As President, he guided the New Zealand College of Chiropractic through recognition by the Ministry of Education of New Zealand and then by the Commission on Accreditation of the Australasian Council on Chiropractic Education.
During his tenure as president, he was responsible for dramatically increasing the international enrollment at the college while relocating the institution to a larger campus location in Auckland.
“I am very excited about Brian following me as president of Life West,” remarked Dr. Gerard Clum, current president of Life West. “He is one of the shining stars of the chiropractic profession, bringing a superb blend of experience, talent, enthusiasm and dedication to the future of the College—I couldn’t be happier for Brian, for the Board, for the College or for the profession!”
Source: Life Chiropractic College West, www.lifewest.edu