Standard Process Seminar - May 12th

Students are invited to attend a Standard Process seminar on Tuesday, May 12th between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. The seminar's topic is Nutrition: The Complete Picture from Consultation to Grocery Shopping & Preparation which will be presented by Julie Evans-Vitale, CN, CPT who is a Nutritionist and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer with an emphasis on whole food nutrition.

The seminar will be held at Nutritional Services Inc. which is located at 1795 Clarkson Road in the US Bank building.

Seating is limited! To register, please call Susan at 314-494-3973.

Click here to view the event flyer.

2015 Spring Symposium Recap

The 2015 Spring Symposium was recently held over the first weekend in May and featured nationally-recognized speakers, vendors, social events and much more. The Symposium had over 400 total attendees who had the opportunity to receive 24 hours of continuing education, view a sold out vendor area and network with former classmates and colleagues.

The vendor area (pictured above) was in high demand and tables are already being booked for the 2016 Symposium. Attendees also enjoyed social events such as the Meet Me in St. Louis Cocktail Party (pictured below) and the State of the University / Scholarship Luncheon.

Two of the most prominent names in chiropractic, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini and Dr. Louis Sportelli, spoke during the 2015 Spring Symposium.

Dr. Mancini (pictured above) is a health and wellness expert, world-renown chiropractor, bestselling author, international speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. He lectures all over the world and inspires all who hear him to live a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Sportelli (pictured right with Dr. Norman Kettner) has served in a variety of leadership roles, including president of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and as president of NCMIC Group, Inc. Dr. Sportelli has lectured extensively throughout the world on risk management, practice management, ethics, communication and other topics related to malpractice and risk.

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers and vendors who helped make the 2015 Spring Symposium a huge success!

Congratulations 2015 Scholarship Winners!

At the State of the University Address & Scholarship Awards Luncheon, over $106,000 in scholarships were awarded to Logan students. This year’s scholarship award recipients include:

B. E. Doyle Scholarship ($750) 
David Todd Hakanson
Marc Nelson

Beatrice B. Hagen, DC Scholarship ($500) 
David Mann

Chi Rho Sigma – Dr. Lee Juhan Memorial Scholarship ($500) 
Daniel Michael

Chi Rho Sigma – Drs. Arthur & Violet M. Nickson Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Kathryn Wagner

Dr. Arthur L. McAuliffe Scholarship ($1,500) 
Timothy Sullivan

Dr. Eugene Mikus Scholarship ($4,500) 
Samantha Brooke Wideman

Dr. Faye Eagles Scholarship ($1,000) 
Kathryn Wagner

Dr. Gordon Heuser Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) 
Mercedes Dunn

Dr. Lori Bents Scholarship ($500) 
Megan Osladil

Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship ($5,000) 
David Mann

Dr. William Purser Chiropractic Excellence Scholarship ($50,000)
Kate Cline

Dr. William M. Harris Scholarship ($1,000) 
Monique White

Foot Levelers, INC. Scholarship ($1,000) 
Ryan Cahall

Friend of Logan Scholarship ($3,000) 
Victoria Gregory
Monique White

Howard S. Grossman, DC Scholarship ($2,500) 
Tember Hursh
Jennifer Kim

Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) 
Chloe Tillman

Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Fund Scholarship ($1,500)
Kimberly Schroeder

Promise Award Scholarship ($2,500 - $5,000) 
Regan Buck
Amari Kimble
Morgan Pearson
Emma Robertson
Carrie Santore
Dalton Tolliver
Warren Varney

Scharnhorst Scholarship ($750) 
Victoria Gregory
David Todd Hakanson
Tember Hursh
Abraham Renaud
Monique White

Standard Process, INC. Scholarship ($2,000) 
Tember Hursh
Jennifer Kim
Chloe Tillman

The Loomis Institute Scholarship Award for Viscero-Somatic Studies (Conference package)
Daniel Michael

Tracey Parmentar Scholarship ($1,000) 
Monique White

Gretchen Schreffler, DC: 100 years and counting...

Logan University recognizes October 1943 Logan graduate Gretchen Schreffler, DC, who on this day—May 1—is celebrating her 100th birthday. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Dr. Schreffler!
She recalls some of her patients driving more than 120 miles to get an adjustment.

"I told them, ‘You know there are other chiropractors between us that would be closer,’ but they didn’t care."

That kind of loyalty speaks volumes of Dr. Gretchen Schreffler’s profiency and service as a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic, a position she held for more 34 years. Looking back, she said it’s difficult to pick just one memorable moment; she’s had thousands.

"I found such joy and satisfaction in helping people—children, parents, grandparents, all of them."

For Dr. Schreffler, those moments have lasted more than just her time in the clinic. They’ve had a residual effect. While she no longer keeps office hours, she routinely runs into former patients and their families who are always anxious to tell Dr. Schreffler how they are doing.

Much of Dr. Schreffler’s life has been devoted to chiropractic and Logan in some way ... whether it was working as Logan’s assistant registrar, caring for patients or serving on Logan’s Board of Trustees in the late 1970s, a time of transformation for the profession.

"Chiropractic was really developing, and we were helping lay the groundwork," she said. "It was inspiring to be in the foothills of the profession and watching Logan really take off."

For 19 years, she sat on Logan’s Board, and continued to make visits to Logan’s campus until the age of 95. Over the years, she’s been named Logan’s Alumnus of the Year, Distinguished Woman of the Year in Iowa City and American Businesswoman of the Year, among other awards and accolades. Just as patients were loyal to Dr. Schreffler, Dr. Schreffler has been loyal to Logan and grateful for the gift of education as well as the ability to practice chiropractic.

"I did it because it was something I enjoyed doing," she said. "When I look back, I think of all the patients. There were an awful lot of patients."

Logan faculty members Drs. Ralph Barrale, Ralph Filson and Roy Hilgartner are creating a scholarship in Dr. Gretchen Schreffler’s name. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Dr. Barrale at

Logan's Online Master's in Nutrition Named a Top Program

Logan University's online Master's Degree in Nutrition was recently recognized by The site compiled a list of the best online nutrition degrees and Logan was one of 13 schools named in the rankings.

Graduates from Logan's Nutrition program are prepared to:
• Assess and design nutritional plans to maximize human performance. 
• Manage nutrition programs and content of health and corporate wellness programs.
• Assess, diagnose and manage health and performance related nutrition issues in clinical, performance, and university settings. 
• Provide clinical nutrition expertise as an integral member of a team-based healthcare system.
• Graduates are qualified to sit for independent certification exams.

Photos: Awards Ceremony for the Class of April 2015

Congratulations to the award recipients from the Class of April 2015!