December 12, 2016—On Saturday, December 3, New York Chiropractic College held commencement exercises in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center on its Seneca Falls campus beginning at 10:00 AM. The College conferred degrees on 92 candidates from the Doctor of Chiropractic program and 27 candidates from the Bachelor of Professional Studies program.
Assistant professor, Charles Hemsey, DC, senior clinician at the Levittown Health Center served as grand marshal. Keith Wells, associate professor of chiropractic clinical sciences, spoke on behalf of the faculty, and Student Government Association President, Komal Khattak gave the student address.
The commencement address was delivered by John Nab, DC, director of professional development at whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process, Inc., in Palmyra, Wisconsin. He is responsible for advancing the company’s academic partnerships across practitioner disciplines, furthering the development of educational initiatives, and oversees strategic initiatives in women’s health and military programs. A second generation chiropractor, Nab is 1994 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College.
He was elected to the CCC board of trustees in 2004 and joined the leadership team at the college in 2006 serving as a multi-campus officer and ultimately becoming the college’s vice president of institutional advancement and alumni services. He is a member of multiple chiropractic associations and served as secretary and historian for the High County Knights of the Chiropractic Round Table. He was a speaker at NYCC’s Homecoming in 2015 and in April 2016, he began service on the Board of Directors of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.
Nab tipped his hat to the great leadership at NYCC and the leadership role the college has taken in the American Chiropractic Association, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, The Council on Chiropractic Educators, the Chiropractic Summit, Veterans Administration residency programs, chiropractic research, postgraduate education, institutional effectiveness, academic excellence, and quality whole-person care.
A large part of the legacy of leadership is creating more leaders and no one is better at that than NYCC, said Nab, pointing out that the current national chair of the Student American Chiropractic Association, Bryan Kent, DC (’16), is the third consecutive NYCC student to occupy the position. Nab also thanked Nicchi for his passion, his time, and his commitment to the chiropractic profession saying, “Your leadership lives up to the best of our past and reaches beyond the daily challenges for a greater good.”
Source: New York Chiropractic College