The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) announced that Dr. Lorenzo E. “Larry” Marchese, Jr. has been awarded the organization’s highest honor, the ICA Chiropractor of the Year, for 2022 during the ICA Annual Convention this month. Dr. Marchese maintains an active chiropractic practice in Nutley, New Jersey where he resides with his wife, Debbie.
“Dr. Marchese served on the Life University Alumni Association Board for more than 10 years, many of those years as president, and represented the Alumni Association at countless commencement ceremonies,” noted Life U Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment. “He continues to support Life University and remains fully engaged.”
Dr. Marchese has a long history of volunteerism within the chiropractic profession and the ICA. He currently serves on the ICA Board of Directors, where he is a member of the Executive Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the ICA Representative Assembly, having been elected by his peers when he served as the Representative for New Jersey. As Chairman, he mentored representatives from every state and more than 52 countries where the ICA has membership.
Upon the selection, Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, ICA Board President stated, “Dr. Marchese is one of the finest, shining examples of Give, Love, Serve, Do. I felt honored to have witnessed Dr. Larry receive the award and, in his nature, and fashion, he was shocked and humbled. I am so proud to call him a colleague and more so friend. Much deserved.”
Professor Hugo V. Gibson, DC, FICA President of the Distinguished Fellows of the ICA provided, “To be nominated by your peers for the Chiropractor of the Year is an honor all by itself. To be elected by the members of the Distinguished Fellows of the ICA to be the Chiropractor of the Year is indeed a very special honor. It is the highest honor that a chiropractor can be accorded in the world. Sincere congratulations to Dr. Larry Marchese on having been elected as the 2022 ICA Chiropractor of the Year.”