July 1, 2010 — National University of Health Sciences’ Hall of Honor recognizes individuals “whose impact on our lives has been so significant that they have changed the course of our lives forever.”
This year, NUHS has added two new individuals to the Hall of Honor, Terry Yochum, DC, and the late Gordon L. Holman, DC, FICC, who are each responsible for notable advancements in the chiropractic profession.
Holman helped form the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in 1963 and served as its first executive director from 1963 to 1981. He was dedicated to the advancement and standardization of chiropractic medicine and having his profession become the accepted medical entity that it is today. He also previously served as the president of the Wyoming Chiropractic Association, and as president of the National College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. His daughter, Pamela, accepted the honor on his behalf at the recent NUHS Homecoming banquet.
Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a diplomate and fellow of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its vice president and president for seven years (1983-1990).
Yochum is currently director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, and an adjunct professor of Radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences.
The first edition of Yochum’s textbook, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology,” is a benchmark publication for the profession. It has sold more than 100,000 copies since 1987, and is a required text at chiropractic colleges worldwide and is used in more than 100 medical schools around the world.
Instituted in 1999 as the “Hall of Fame Award,” recipients are “learned individuals who are educated in the art and science of chiropractic and who impact the lives of the ill and diseased. They stand out from the rest by the way they treat their patients or by the way they lead their colleagues in the profession.”
Also receiving recognition as associate members are those who are not doctors of chiropractic but who show exceptional dedication to National, the chiropractic profession, and the health sciences.