The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), a group which serves as the collective voice of chiropractic education, convenes a few times each year with the goal of discussing and advancing chiropractic education, research and service. Dr. Clay McDonald, Logan President and Chair of the ACC, was happy to host many of his fellow chiropractic college presidents for a meeting of the minds on the Logan University campus during the group's 2017 summer event.
On July 19th, the group met for an evening barbecue at the Logan Pavilion and heard Dr. R. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University, speak about the upcoming generation of students who will be applying to graduate schools.
On the morning of July 20th, the group met in the President's Board Room and learned from a National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) representative who spoke about federal policy.
A person’s college experience is often defined by their academic
interests, how well they excel in the program and how successful
they are following graduation. But at Logan, the college experience
is not only defined by academics, but also by the support and
encouragement students receive from those who surround them,
expanding their worldliness and preparing them for future success
in all areas of life.
At Logan, the student population
represents more than 15 countries, including
Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
Due to an increasing international student
population and a yearning from U.S.
students to participate in clinic abroad,
Logan started the International Students
Association (ISA), an organization that
promotes cultural diversity and awareness
throughout the Logan campus and
“We provide a platform for interaction
among international students and the
Logan student body, encouraging and
supporting cooperative relationships among
cultural differences,” said Kemmy Klein
Ritter, a trimester 5 student from Brazil
and president of ISA. “Our purpose is to
advance and unite the global chiropractic
profession through inspiration, integrity
Associated with the World Congress
of Chiropractic Students (WCCS), an
international collaboration of chiropractic
students, the ISA presents students with
opportunities for learning and collaboration
with a diverse group of future health
professionals from across the world.
Kemmy said the group occasionally brings
in doctors to address real-world experiences
with practicing chiropractic in other areas of
the world. “It’s different outside of the U.S.,
and it’s important to know the different rules
and regulations for practicing chiropractic in
different countries,” she said.
Though Kemmy is currently serving in
her third trimester as association president,
her vision for the organization is just
getting started. She hopes to involve more
students on a global level, aiming to unite
the profession and support one another. “A
lot of people dream about the future, and
we are the future,” said Kemmy. “Getting
involved now means that we have the
chance to start the future in the present.”
With the support of the Logan student
body and many faculty members, Kemmy
and her officers have linked together
students from across the globe with three
main common interests: their passion for
health care, chiropractic and the world
around them. “Learning life experiences
from students and doctors in the field of
chiropractic beyond the Logan clinic is a
very humbling experience and a unique
opportunity to grow as a future DC.”
The Summer 2017 edition of The Tower is out now!
This issue features Logan's newest health partnership, a mother and daughter creating a unique bond as classmates, Logan making global connections and much more.
Click here to read the Summer 2017 Tower online!