September 9, 2013 — The Parker Alumni Association recently elected members to its executive committee. Steven Brooks, DC, was named president following his two-year role as vice president of the Parker Alumni Association. Carol L. Watkins, DC, was elected as vice president and Beau Hightower, DC, will serve as treasurer.
“All three of them are proven leaders who are extremely dedicated to ensuring the alumni association is a resource for Parker alumni and friends,” said Timothy A. Gunn, director of alumni relations of Parker University.
Brooks, a 1999 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic, practices in San Angelo, Texas, at Sunset Chiropractic. He was awarded as San Angelo’s Favorite Chiropractor from 2003-2012. Brooks specializes in golf fitness and is a level one certified Titleist Performance Institute. He has served on numerous local and national boards, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, and city council appointed boards. In 2008, he co-authored The Healthy Alternative. He previously served as vice president of the alumni association for two years. His new position will also allow him to a seat on the board of trustees for Parker University.
Watkins, previously served as treasurer. A 2011 Parker graduate, Watkins co-chaired the Young Alumni Committee. Even as a Parker student she was involved in the alumni association by sitting on the Parker Alumni Association Board of Directors where she became the voice of the students within the association. She also served her classmates as student senate president and was a Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) delegate for two consecutive years during the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference. She currently practices in Arizona.
Hightower, the newest member of the executive committee, will serve Parker’s Alumni Association as treasurer. He co-chaired the Young Alumni Committee along with Watkins.
“I want to help continue to offer the greatest support to our distinguished alumni, continue to grow our percentage of alumni who support our university, and help provide our graduates with all the available tools necessary to succeed and help change patients’ lives,” said Hightower.
Hightower holds more than 400 hours of post-doctoral education in physical rehabilitation and functional neurology and is pursuing his PhD in brain and rehabilitation sciences. His sports medicine residency was completed in Bogota, Colombia where he treated the country’s Olympic athletes. He’s been recognized as a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the Commission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He’s also been recognized by The National Academy of Sports Medicine as a corrective exercise specialist.
Hightower has treated numerous professional and Olympic athletes. He is the team doctor for Lovato’s Total Fitness and MMA gym in New Mexico, and writes a national injury column for KNUXX, a website dedicated to covering boxing and mixed martial arts. In addition, Hightower is a member of several organizations such as Mensa, Intertel, and the Top One Percent Society.
Source: Parker University