October 22, 2012 — Parker University hosted the 9th annual Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) Leadership Conference the weekend of Oct. 5. Students from every chiropractic campus were invited and approximately 100 students from 13 campuses attended, including Cleveland Chiropractic College, Logan College of Chiropractic, New York College of Chiropractic, Southern California University of Health Sciences, and more.
James Gardner, current president of the Parker SACA chapter, said students who attended the conference learned about the leadership potential they possess and the ability to develop into future leaders of the profession.
“By being involved with SACA, you can meet new people, and network with doctors that can lead to amazing opportunities in the future,” he said. “You will also play a key role in shaping the future of the chiropractic profession.”
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was Thurl Bailey, former Utah Jazz basketball player. Since retiring from the NBA, Bailey has become a renowned professional speaker and community advocate. The 1983 NCAA national champion encouraged attendees to persevere, develop peak performance and leadership, and discover the opportunity in change.
Other speakers included Parker University President Fabrizio Mancini, DC; Olympic chiropractor Mindy Mar, DC, vice-chairman of the Parker Board of Trustees; Dr. Mike Flynn, American Chiropractic Association East Texas Delegate and Chairman of the Parker Board of Trustees; Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, Cleveland Chiropractic College vice president; Dr. John Nab, among others.
During the conference, SACA held elections for its national officer positions and appointed Parker student Don White as the SACA National Chair.
The first SACA leadership conference was held in October of 2004 at National University in Lombard, Ill. The focus of the conferences is leadership in professional and personal relationships. They also provide students with the opportunity to interact and learn from leaders in the chiropractic field.
SACA provides student members with scholarship opportunities, the ability to participate in the annual National Chiropractic Legislative Conference, and access to educational programs and webinars.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu