Logan Graduates 50 New Doctors of Chiropractic and 30 Master’s Degree Students at its 168th Commencement
August 28, 2012
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs held its 168th commencement for the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 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 50 students with the conferral of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree by Logan President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC. Twenty-nine students received their Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degrees from Logan University Programs. Erica K. Witgen, DC, received her Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. The commencement speaker was Larry Conners, prime anchor for KMOV-TV CBS, and an award-winning newsman. Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, served as master of ceremonies.
Seven Doctor of Chiropractic graduates were recognized with special academic honors. They included: valedictorian Derek D. Smith -- summa cum laude (3.88 GPA or better); Patrick J. Battaglia, Jacquelyn R. Bowman-Garrett, Heidi M. Heath, Alex D. Mitchell and Benjamin P. Williams -- magna cum laude (3.74 GPA or better); and Lacey A. Perrett -- cum laude (3.6 GPA or better). Graduating students honored for making the Dean’s List more than 10 consecutive trimesters included: Patrick J. Battaglia, Heidi M. Heath, Derek D. Smith and Benjamin P. Williamson. Ten DC graduates were selected for inclusion in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. They are: Patrick J. Battaglia, Jacquelyn R. Bowman-Garrett, Leanne M. Dalton, Heidi M. Heath, Carolyn P. Maxfield, Alex D. Mitchell, Lacey A. Perrett, Derek D. Smith, Randi R. Tyler and Benjamin P. Williams. Three MS graduates also received Honors with Distinction for graduating with a GPA of 3.8 or better. They are: Joseph P. Blampied, DC; Elisabeth M. Pang, DC; and Erica K. Witgen, DC.
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Established in 1935, Logan has about 950 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 also offers undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace. Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries. 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.