Logan Graduates 113 New Doctors of Chiropractic and 14 Master's Degree Students at its 166th Commencement
December 19, 2011
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs held its 166th commencement for the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in the William D. Purser, DC Center on the Logan campus in suburban St. Louis. The ceremony, which included the academic hooding of each graduate, honored 113 students with the conferral of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree by Logan President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC. Fourteen students received their Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degrees from Logan University Programs.
The commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony was Dr. Terry Yochum, director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colo., and an adjunct professor of radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractic physician and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is the youngest recipient to be honored as a Fellow by the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR) for distinguished service and contributions in the advancement of chiropractic radiology. In his career, he has presented more than 1,200 lectures worldwide and had over 250 scientific articles published in chiropractic and medical literature. Dr. Yochum’s daughter, Alicia M. Yochum, is a summa cum laude graduate in the December 2011 Logan Doctor of Chiropractic class.
In addition to Alicia Yochum, twenty-eight other graduates were recognized with special academic honors. They included: valedictorian Darcee A. Schmidt, Derek P. Smith, Alicia M. Yochum and Leon C. Hansmeier -- summa cum laude (3.88 GPA or better; Jordan H. Mackner, Elizabeth R. McClain, David T. Bergmann, Jonathan L. Elson, Elizabeth A. Paunicka, Joseph P. Blampied, Benjamin F. Rhoades, MaryAnne M. Harrington, Jason S. Pirigyi, and David P. Kauffman -- magna cum laude (3.74 GPA or better); and Nicholas R. Wachtel, Elyssa M. Lindenberger, Zachary C.R. Leible, Jennifer L. Richardson, Shaun M. Briggs, Brice A. Wiltgen, David A. Glazer, Daniel J. Weessies, Joseph D. Kling, Aaron L.T. Stinson, Lisa A. Griffith, LaRissa M. Tilley, Steven A. Antoniotti, Sharonrose A. Samelak, and Ashley F. Madden -- cum laude (3.6 GPA or better).
Twenty-five graduates, all recipients of special academic honors, were selected for inclusion in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. They are: Darcee A. Schmidt, Derek P. Smith, Alicia M. Yochum, Leon C. Hansmeier, Jordan H. Mackner, Elizabeth R. McClain, David T. Bergmann, Jonathan L. Elson, Elizabeth A. Paunicka, Joseph P. Blampied, Benjamin F. Rhoades, MaryAnne M. Harrington, Jason S. Pirigyi, Nicholas R. Wachtel, Elyssa M. Lindenberger, Zachary C.R. Leible, Jennifer L. Richardson, Brice A. Wiltgen, Daniel J. Weessies, Joseph D. Kling, Lisa A. Griffith, LaRissa M. Tilley, Steven A. Antoniotti, Sharonrose A. Samelak, and Ashley F. Madden
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Established in 1935, Logan has about 1000 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America. Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an accelerated science program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace. The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.
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