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June 24, 2013 — Parker Seminars honored Dan L. Golden, DC, with the Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Chiropractic Profession Award during Parker Seminars Denver. A long-standing history with Parker Seminars, Golden was recognized for his numerous contributions to the profession, including his service as a Parker Seminars team teacher.
“The highlight of the presentation was, in reality, the ‘post-presentation’ wherein not one, not two, but several doctors and spouses approached me,” said Golden. “I had no idea those in attendance would receive me with such warmth and appreciation. I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for your generous gift of inviting and allowing me to attend to be a part of the Parker family once again. It was a fantastic experience which I shall treasure for the rest of my life.”
Golden’s first association with Parker Seminars stems back to 1967 when his father, B Dean Golden, DC, who was a classmate and close friend of Jim Parker, DC, urged him to attend a Parker Seminar. After getting involved, he joined the first group of the “Big Buddies” as well as the first group of 10 awarded the coveted Grand Tour Organization (GTO) Award.
In 1982, Golden was invited to join the PSPS team teaching staff where he presented multiple programs, including his Golden System Practice Management Program. His tenure as Parker Seminars team teacher spanned more than 16 years. Through sales of his lecture notes and tapes, he raised several thousand dollars, which he donated to Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic.
He also presented at numerous Parker College of Chiropractic assemblies and was the institution’s graduation commencement speaker on four different occasions.
Now retired from practicing and lecturing, Golden was awarded Chiropractor of the Year in the North in 1987. In addition, several of Golden’s articles were published in SHARE and were selected as article of the month. PSPS also published and sold Golden’s book, The Five Questions.
Parker Seminars also presented GTO Awards to several individuals, including Amy Barnes, Jason Barnes, Jeffrey Cottingame, Troy Dukowitz, Glenda Foy, Michael Holloway, Hugh Hurst, Randy Koski, Delia Von Schilling, Ernie Von Schilling, and Matthew Wong. The recipients earned GTO Awards for their attendance at seven consecutive North American Parker Seminars. They were also recognized for their commitment to life-long learning within the profession and for continuing to master their practice — taking them to a higher level of service.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu