Logan Graduates 49 New Doctors of Chiropractic and 29 Masters Degree Students at its 171th Commencement
August 26, 2013
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Logan University held its 171st commencement for the degrees of Doctor of Chiropractic
, Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance
, and Master of Sports Science and Rehabilitation
on Saturday, August 24, 2013, in the William D. Purser, DC Center on the Logan campus, in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis. The ceremony, which included the academic hooding of each graduate, honored 49 students with the conferral of Logan’s flagship Doctor of Chiropractic degree by Logan President Clay McDonald
, DC, MBA, JD; 19 students with the M.S degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation; and 10 students with the M.S. degree in Nutrition and Human Performance. Donna Mannello, DC, a professor in Logan’s Clinical Science division, served as master of ceremonies.
The commencement speaker was Dr. Laney Nelson, who founded the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center at Logan in February 2006, and is retiring after this graduation. Dr. Nelson received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Western States Chiropractic College, his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians certification and his Diplomate in Sports from Southern California Health Science University. He was awarded an ICSSD diploma for his educational commitment to the Federation Internationale Chiropractique du Sport and received his acupuncture certification from Logan. While a member of the faculty at Logan, he taught courses in athletic injuries, emergency procedures, upper extremity rehabilitation, and the Master of Science clinical internships.
Six Doctor of Chiropractic graduates were recognized with special academic honors. They included: valedictorian Brian T. Howland, Glenn M. Gibson, Darron E. Bell, Jr. and Matthew A. Palm -- magna cum laude (3.74 GPA or better); Jamie L. Knorr and Jonathan C. Bergen -- cum laude (3.6 GPA or better). Five Master of Science students graduated were recognized for Honors with Distinction for graduating with a GPA of 3.8 or better. They were: Joel T. Dekanich, DC; Glenn M. Gibson; Clyde Johnson, DC; Curt A. Krause, DC; and Adenike Olowu, DC. Sarah K. LaBrot was the recipient of the Dr. Al Chamberlain Student Doctor Award, a $1,000 cash award that is given for clinical excellence to the top student in Logan’s health centers system.
Seven DC graduates were selected for inclusion in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. They were: Darron E. Bell, Jr., Jonathan C. Bergen, Glenn M. Gibson, Bryan T. Howland, Jamie L. Knorr, Seth D. Painter and Matthew A. Palm.