Announcement: Dr. Cheryl Hawk

Please join us in congratulating Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, FICC, associate vice president for research and health policy, on a new position as executive director of the Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Hawk said she accepted the position for personal and professional reasons. "It was something I just couldn’t pass up,” Dr. Hawk said. “It suits my longtime professional interests in health promotion, research and counseling. Additionally, I have many family members and friends in that area of the country.”

Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA, said while the news comes as a loss for Logan University, the position is a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Hawk. “Dr. Hawk’s contributions to chiropractic are legendary and will continue to be,” he said. “I am fortunate and thankful to have worked with Dr. Hawk and wish her nothing but the best.”

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, Logan’s vice president of academic affairs, said Dr. Hawk has been an important part of the Logan community and is very well respected in her field. "We have been lucky to have her at Logan University. While it is sad to see her go, this opportunity allows her to find a renewed passion and life balance because she will be focusing on her primary area of interest and be closer to her family. The balance and fulfillment that is sure to bring for her is an important part of overall wellness and something we hope all of our faculty, staff, and students are able to achieve here at Logan.  I’m sad for Logan, but excited for Dr. Hawk."

Dr. Hawk said she looks forward to continuing to collaborate with many Logan faculty and staff members. “The chiropractic and research community is small enough that no matter where I am, we always work together, and the relationships I formed here will carry on.”

The Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship

Monique White, Organizer of the Jon Cromer Memorial Walk/Run

Fellow classmates at Logan were at a loss when Jon Cromer, a Tri-3 student suddenly passed away last May. “At that time, we held a back-to-school barbecue to benefit his family, but we knew we wanted to do something more,” said Monique White, now a Tri-8 student. 

Last fall, Jon’s classmates organized a committee to determine how they could help. 

With the guidance of James Paine, PhD, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and Jennifer Reed, MBA, director of marketing and public relations, the class officers landed on the idea of organizing a 2-mile memorial walk/run on the Logan campus. 

“Our goal was to have a fun evening with food, games and music so families could come and enjoy. As we started discussing, we also had another thought,” Monique said. “Even though we had only been together with Jon for a few trimesters, we all knew he would have made a great doctor. We thought, ‘why not create a scholarship in honor of him?’” 

The committee sought input from school administration, friends and family as far as how a scholarship would be set up and awarded. The student committee decided that participation fees from the memorial run would be collected to create a scholarship for one deserving Logan student. 

“In putting together the event, we were blown away by the generosity and efforts of Logan’s staff and faculty who helped set up the course, purchased the t-shirts and helped with the marketing and promotion of the event,” said Monique, adding that Lucky’s Market and Dierbergs grocery stores also provided donations for food and drinks. 

On Oct. 17, a group of 70 people gathered at Logan to honor Jon, and a total of $1,500 was collected for the student scholarship. The class officers said they could not have been more pleased with turnout and outpouring of support from Logan. 

“I wasn’t surprised at all that the last people to leave that evening were students from our class,” Monique said. “It’s a blessing to be surrounded by such a kind group; we have a very close class with truly wonderful people.”

Click here to apply for the Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship or any of the other available Logan scholarships.

2013-14 Annual Report

We are committed to fiscal responsibility and pledge to increase transparency among our constituents. We are proud that for years, our financial soundness has allowed us to maintain our debt-free and no deferred maintenance status; to operate within our projected budget; and to grow cash reserves, year-over-year since 2008. Thanks to conservative planning and management of University funds, we remain one of the top academic institutions for chiropractic and health sciences.

Announcement: Doris Taylor Burrows

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Doris Taylor Burrows, Dr. William D. Purser’s (class of August 1953) longtime companion. Doris passed away on February 10th at the age of 86. She generously supported Logan students with the Single Mom Scholarship, was by Dr. Purser’s side at many events on the Logan campus and was a friend of the University.

Our thoughts are with the Purser and Burrows families.

2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis Events

Save the Date! The Arthritis Walk will once again be hosted on the Logan campus on Friday, May 15th

The Walk to Cure Arthritis Event Kick-Off and Journey to Health Expo will be hosted at St. Luke’s Hospital on Thursday, March 5th. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event. Click here to view details on the Kick-Off event and to register.

The Arthritis Foundation has a great deal to participate in the Arthritis Day at the Ballpark on Sunday, June 14th. Tickets are $22 each and includes a voucher for a free hot dog and soda. The St. Louis Cardinals are also offering the following promotions that day: Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases, Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sundays and Adult Replica Home White 1985 Mystery Jersey (for the first 25,000 fans). Contact for more information.