July 27, 2010 — Jose Angel Fernandez Garcia, president of the Universidad Estatal Del Valle Ecatepec (UNEVE), visited Parker College of Chiropractic. UNEVE is a public university located near Mexico City. It was the first institution in the world to offer a Spanish-taught chiropractic program and has graduated more than 140 chiropractors since its inception in 2001.
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker, was instrumental in helping establish the program, which has since produced hundreds of highly-trained and skilled chiropractors dedicated to bringing chiropractic services to the people of Mexico.
Parker is also active within the UNEVE community through a clinic abroad program that gives Parker students hands-on clinical experience in addition to Spanish classes and a total immersion experience in Mexican culture.
During Garcia’s time at Parker, Mancini took him on a campus tour where they visited the newly renovated Dr. James W. Parker Museum, a museum in honor of Parker College’s late founder, classrooms, labs, the Standard Process Student Activity Center, and one of the Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics.
In addition to the tour, Garcia spoke to executives at Parker about what’s new at UNEVE. He also presented to a group of Parker students about the opportunities available at UNEVE.
Mancini presented Fernandez Garcia with an award honoring him for his service in spreading chiropractic throughout Mexico.
In 2009, Mancini donated more than 1,200 books from his personal library to UNEVE. Shortly after, UNEVE dedicated a campus building to Mancini, named Biblioteca Dr. Fabrizio Mancini. It serves as a library and is crucial for student learning. It is the official library for the entire university camps and supports five distinctive careers: acupuncture, chiropractic, gerontology, humanities, and multimedia communication.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu