Alumni Announcements

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Dr. Carly May
October 30th, 2014
Dr. Carly May, a December 2010 graduate, was named 2014 Rising Star Chiropractor of the Year by the Colorado Chiropractic Association. Congratulations!
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Dr. Jan Clifford
October 30th, 2014
Join us in congratulating Dr. Jan Clifford, an April 1993 graduate and current Logan faculty member, in her upcoming marriage to long-time partner of 17 years Linda Roither. Jan and Linda will unite in a small ceremony in Iowa on November 6th. Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

Dr. Donald Elliott Grooms II
September 24, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Donald Elliott Grooms II, a Spring 2011 graduate, and his wife Jennifer on the birth of their daughter Charlotte Evelyn Grooms.

Dr. George Goodman

September 9, 2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Dr. George Goodman, Logan’s sixth president. Dr. Goodman, a 1968 graduate, served as Logan’s longest-serving president.
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Dr. Jon A. Sunderlage
August 21, 2014
We are sad to announce that Dr. Jon A. Sunderlage (class of September 1968) passed away on August 18, 2014.  Dr. Sunderlage had a very successful practice in Elgin, Illinois and was a longtime instructor of acupuncture for the Logan Postgraduate Department. Dr. Sunderlage was twice the president of the Logan Alumni Association and the founder of Logan’s STAR program. Dr. Sunderlage’s daughter, Dr. Joy Suderlage-Luebbering (class of December 1997) and late son, Dr. Curtis Sunderlage (class of December 2000) are also Logan graduates.

Funeral Information:
The wake will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of North Plato, 43W301 Plank Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
The funeral service will be held at the church on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Jon A. Sunderlage Memorial (to benefit several of Jon's favorite charities). Please direct memorials to P.O. Box 445, Hampshire, IL 60140.


Dr. David Poe
August 15, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. David Poe, a December 1996 graduate, and Susan Poe on the birth of their son Lincoln Silas Poe.

Dr. Dennis Baker
August 15, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the Baker Family. Janet Baker passed away August 5, 2014 in Somerset, PA. Janet is the mother of Dr. Dennis Baker (September 1977), mother-in-law of Dr. Susan Crump Baker (September 1967), mother of Dr. Mark Baker (December 1985), grandmother to Dr. Kristine Baker (August 2001) and Dr. Steven Baker (April 2007).

Dr. Kevin J. Holmes โ€‹
August 13th, 2014

We are sad to announce that Dr. Kevin J. Holmes of Marion, Ill. (class of December 1987) passed away on August 8, 2014. Memorial donations are suggested to the St. Francis Community Animal Rescue or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home-800 N. Market St.-Marion, IL 62959.

Dr. Tracy Shaw McDonald
August 6th, 2014

We are sad to announce that Dr. Tracy Shaw McDonald of Quincy, Ill. (class of April 1995) passed away on July 22, 2014. Tracy practiced at Shaw Clinic in Quincy for 16 years and for the past two years, in St. Augustine, Fl. Tracy is the daughter of Dr. Terry Shaw (class of September 1969). Tracy also leaves behind a daughter, Delaney. Donations may be made in Tracy’s name to the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation, PO Box 50127, Jacksonville FL 32240.

Dr. Harold Halterman
July 2nd, 2014

We are sad to announce that Harold Halterman, DC (September 1953 graduate of Missouri Chiropractic College which merged with Logan) passed away on July 2, 2014. He was the President of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic.  Dr. Halterman is survived by his daughter, Marcy Halterman-Cox (January 1982) and son, Sheldon Halterman.

Dr. David Earl Oak
June 4th, 2014


We are sad to announce that Dr. David Earl Oak (class of August 1989) passed away on June 4th, 2014. David practiced in Arlington Heights for 24 years and shared a passion with his children for hunting and fishing.

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