April 22, 2010 — Students from across the continent received Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University April 9, 2010.
This was Northwestern’s 126th chiropractic commencement ceremony. The graduating class consisted of 85 students, 13 of whom graduated with academic honors.
From Georgia to Manitoba, students in this graduating class hailed from 15 different states and three Canadian provinces. Within this class, 30 students earned a bachelor of science degree in human biology. Class valedictorian was awarded to Andrea Marie Burckhard.
Graduating chiropractic student Matthew Christenson was chosen by the class to give the student greeting. Rick McMichael, DC, FACC, FICC, president of the American Chiropractic Association, delivered the commencement address.
More than 1,000 people attended the ceremony and reception, held on Northwestern’s campus.
Doctor of chiropractic graduates include:
Ann Benedict, cum laude honors
Andrea Burckhard, summa cum laude honors
David Cartwright, cum laude honors
Matthew Christenson,* magna cum laude honors
Laura Connor, magna cum laude honors
Lachlan Fraser, magna cum laude honors
Katy Lundell, magna cum laude honors
Lauren Menges, magna cum laude honors
Anthony Moldan, magna cum laude honors
Amy Parno,* cum laude honors
Rachel Schiermeister,* cum laude honors
Stephanie Vlaminck, cum laude honors
Matthew Wurgler,* magna cum laude honors
*Denotes bachelor of science graduates