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Summer 2024 A.C.E.S. Workshop, July 15 – 19, 2024.

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Blazing Trails in Puerto Rico: Jake Halverson Brings Chiropractic Radiology to the Islands

Jake Halverson, DC, DACBR, RMSK has blazed a trail by combining a passion for teaching with a dedication to advancing chiropractic care. Raised in Utah, Dr. Halverson knew he wanted to be a chiropractor from an early age. His path began with a degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, laying the foundation for his future. He then earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in California, where he graduated as valedictorian in 2018. Eager to expand his expertise, he came to Logan University for a …

The Furtados: Married Logan Faculty Members Receive Back-to-Back Awards

Jennifer Furtado, PT, DPT, CNT and Michael Furtado, PT, DPT, Ed.D., NCS were both honored with the College of Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award in the December 2023 and April 2024 commencement ceremonies respectively. This award is given to a faculty member who excels in meeting the educational needs of students through high levels of classroom engagement, outstanding responsiveness outside class time, quality feedback, and positive attitude. “The most rewarding part of this award is that it is voted on by students,” said Dr. Jennifer Furtado. “To be recognized in my first semester teaching is humbling and very motivating.” Dr. …

MS-SSR Student’s Journey From Pre-Med to Pro Baseball

Chase Gibson

“You hear stories about people changing their career path in the final semester and I always thought they were crazy, but that ended up being me.” Chase Gibson spent his whole life wanting to be a doctor and go to medical school, but when the time came, he wasn’t so sure. “I started to come to terms with what it meant to go to medical school and wasn’t sure I really wanted to do it,”  Chase said. “So, I went a different route.” A collegiate baseball player at both William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and Carthage College in Kenosha, …

Four Logan University Students/Alumni Receive Coveted Spots for the VA Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice Residency Program Class of 2025

Logan University is thrilled to announce that four students/alumni have been selected to join the VA Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice Residency Program Class of 2025. Congratulations to current students Chantelle Navarro, placed at VA St Louis; and Ahmed Jaafari, placed at VA Los Angeles; and to alumni Nicholas Littzi, DC (’23), placed at VA Miami; and Olivia Horner, DC, (’23), placed at VA Buffalo. “Many of the candidates from Logan University were extremely qualified with outstanding CVs outlying their solid academic backgrounds, clinical experiences and their leadership activities on campus. As a result of such a robust applicant pool from …

Logan Professor Retires After 40 Year Legacy, Awarded Professor Emeritus

Mike Wittmer, DC (’80) always had two rules as a member of Logan’s faculty. “Rule 1: Help students become a successful DC. Rule 2: Refer to Rule 1.” Last week, Dr. Wittmer retired from Logan after 40 years of teaching — a role he never expected to last more than a trimester. “I was only out for four years,” said Wittmer who graduated from Logan in 1980. “But I always felt that Logan was special. I liked the school, I liked what we were doing and I was excited about the opportunities.” “As for teaching, I always thought it was …

Orangetheory Fitness Coaching Inspires Chiropractic Career: Tyler Lymburner

Growing up in South Bend, Indiana, Tyler Lymburner initially set his sights on becoming a physical therapist (PT). To reach this goal, he attended and graduated from Trine University in Indiana in 2013 with a degree in Exercise Science. He decided not to attend PT school right away, so he began working as a coach at the Granger Orangetheory Fitness and opened a sports performance business, T2 Sports Performance. “We started small and rented space at a local gym and then kept expanding,” Tyler said. “We trained athletes from Notre Dame University, several local high school athletes, and general population …