November 7, 2012 — Parker University held Parker Homecoming 2012 on its campus in Dallas Oct. 26–28. Doctors of chiropractic and massage therapists attended customized education tracks while earning continuing education credits.
Classes covered numerous topics, including combining nutrition and chiropractic, multiple causes of vertebral subluxation and disease, decompression, Medicare, treating sports injuries, the neurology of stress, orthopedic testing for upper extremity injuries, and much more.
The homecoming gathering marked the university’s 30-year anniversary and was comprised of numerous events, luncheons, and get-togethers including the annual Oktoberfest celebration where attendees reconnected with old friends, classmates, professors, and mentors.
“It’s great to see all of the familiar faces again and so nice to have everyone back on campus,” said Dr. Gene Giggleman, long-time professor of Parker University.
Along with the festivities, the Parker Alumni Association held an Alumni Awards Luncheon as well as five-, 20-, and 25-year class reunions. Alumni had the chance to relive memories and catch up with each other.
Saturday’s all-day Philosophy Fest provided attendees the opportunity to refine and develop a stronger understanding of the chiropractic philosophy. Some of the professions’ greatest minds presented including Dr. Arno Burnier, Dr. Jay Morgan, Dr. Francis Murphy, Dr. Shawn Powers, Dr. Liam Schubel, Dr. Tracy Wilson, and more.
“There are so many people that have a need for what we do, but not an awareness of it,” said Powers.
Speakers presented inspiring and motivating messages as well as provided tips on how to become leaders, how to communicate effectively with patients, and how to create awareness of chiropractic and its benefits.
“Imagine a world where every man, woman, and child is checked for cerebral subluxations and is adjusted from birth,” said Schubel. “All I’m asking is for each of us to step up and take over by leading.”
In addition, chiropractic, massage therapy, and other health, and wellness exhibitors presented cutting-edge products and technologies.
Parker University held additional homecoming festivities throughout the week including a 30th anniversary party, a student fitness competition, a pumpkin carving contest, and a scholarship dinner recognizing scholarship recipients and donors.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu