The 2020 graduates of New York Chiropractic College were celebrated during the College’s first-ever online Commencement ceremony on August 1, 2020.
Friends, family and members of the NYCC community watched online as degrees were virtually conferred to 74 Doctor of Chiropractic students and 111 Master of Science degree students. Master’s students graduated from programs including Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, Applied Clinical Nutrition, Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Anatomy.
Awards for excellence in community service, leadership and clinical practice were virtually presented to students by NYCC President Michael Mestan, DC, EdD, who also delivered welcoming and closing remarks.
“Congratulations to each of you. Today the health science professions gains a very promising new addition. Your future clients, patients and students will be fortunate to have you as a mentor and a partner in their quest for health and knowledge,” said Mestan.
Mestan continued to say, “I am proud of you, I have confidence in you. And I now send you out in the world to lead, to make your own opportunities, to make life better for others and find joy in serving humanity. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure.”
Many faculty and staff also provided a special video message for the graduates. Depew Health Center Administrator Ana Stearns, MD, said, “We are living in unprecedented times and you have been chosen to help restore the quality of life of our community.”
Professor Dennis Homack, DC, told students, “We’re all very proud that you represent our profession and we’re equally as proud that you represent New York Chiropractic College.”
Associate Professor Ilija Arar, DC, gave an inspirational and fun farewell that even offered a wardrobe change.
The entire Commencement event can be viewed online through mid-August: nycc.edu/commencement
Transition Ceremony Celebrates Seventh-Tri Students
Seventh-trimester Doctor of Chiropractic students were celebrated during the Transitions Ceremony on July 31 in NYCC’s Delevan Theater.
The safely distanced, invite-only event honored the achievements of the 28 Chiropractic students, and was available for family and friends to view via Livestream. The event recognizes the achievements of the 7th trimester students by honoring them with their white coats as they embark on the clinical phase of their education.
Awards were presented to recognize members of the class for achievements in academic and clinical excellence, and keynote John Hyland, DC, MPH, chief technical advisor for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, addressed the students in a special video message.