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Welcome to Logan University's Virtual Ceremony!

Welcome to Logan University's Virtual Ceremony!

April & August 2020 College of Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony

THE CEREMONY WILL AIR ON SATURDAY, AUG 22, 2020 AT 2PM

Congratulations, graduates! While we can’t be together in person, we are honored to celebrate this academic achievement with you and your family and friends today.

Join us as our faculty and staff tune in from around the world to recognize you and your success!

Don’t forget to take pictures in your regalia and post on social media, tagging @LoganUniversity and using #LoganUGrad.

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Ceremony Program

Below is a digital version of the ceremony program. Find the button in the lower right-hand corner for a larger view.

Whether you’re a practicing chiropractor, trainer, coach or still in school, a Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation can expand your career opportunities and allow you to help athletes stay in the game while working in a field you love. Get an insider’s look into Logan’s top-10 ranked online MS-SSR program from Brittany Ramirez, DC, MS, LAT, ATC, CCSP®, Program Director of Sports Science & Rehabilitation, and 2020 MS-SSR graduate Beth Bearden, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, CES, Fitness Program Specialist with the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs. Register at the link in our bio.
Master of Science in Health Informatics graduate Mark Brinley says there is no better time to be a part of information technology in health care. As the vice president of enterprise applications at Mercy – one of the top health systems in the U.S. – Mark applies his knowledge of health informatics to his career, creating a more efficient and effective way to manage data and communicate with patients. Read his story at the link in our bio.
As a professor and executive director of simulation learning and assessment center, Daryl Ridgeway, DC ('97) is committed to student success in all he does. Get to know him! 

What does #LeadersMade mean to me? At #LoganUniversity, we strive to create Doctors of Chiropractic who are not only excellent physicians in the field of chiropractic, but in all aspects of their lives. Patients, family and friends often turn to a trained professional for guidance, not only in health matters but often in personal issues; this guidance could possibly change a person’s life or improve their activities of daily living.

My advice to incoming students: Understand that we will work you hard for 3.5 years. You will eat, drink and sleep chiropractic for the entire term of your education, but the day you graduate will be one of the proudest moments of your life! You will have a career that will last you a lifetime, and you will affect many other people’s lives in a positive way.

Most people don’t know that: This is my second profession. Prior to coming to chiropractic, I toured for the better part of 20 years as a professional musician, which allowed me to see a great deal of the United States and overseas, from Korea to Australia. I even had the opportunity to physically step into North Korea (without getting shot). I still enjoying playing with local talented musicians whenever possible.
Human Biology student Kayla Mulligan is using her skills from the classroom and her passion for helping animals to become a veterinarian in her home state of Hawaii. Even as an online student, Kayla has had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lab course – something she couldn’t find in any online program aside from Logan. Kayla is grateful to have found a high quality program that will help prepare her to pursue her veterinary medicine degree in coming years. Read the full story at the link in our bio!
Find your competitive edge with a Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation Degree from Logan. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about our internationally recognized program, and apply today! Applications for the summer 2021 term close April 30.
If you’re working toward or considering a DC degree, you may have some questions. Logan University Career Strategist Jazmine Newsome has the answers. Join Jazmine as she shares her knowledge and insights during a free, interactive webinar at 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, April 14. Reserve your spot at the link in our bio. #LoganUniversity #LeadersMade #DCtoBe
Assistant Professor Sarah Luderer, PhD teaches Organic Chemistry I & II and General Chemistry. Get to know her! #LeadersMade 

What does leadership mean to you? Leadership is a lifelong journey that is multifaceted.  There are many different types of leaders; some are content experts, some are great at leading teams, and some are good at bringing various ideas together to find the best solution to a problem.  During a student’s time at Logan, they have lots of opportunities to explore and strengthen their leadership skills and find what kind of leader they are meant to be. 

What’s your advice to incoming students:  Enjoy your time as a student.  It’s a very special experience that doesn’t last long. 

Hidden talent: I used to play the accordion.

Favorite place you’ve travelled and why? Disney World.  It’s such a magical place.

Favorite STL Restaurant:  Mission Taco

Thanks for your dedication to Logan, Dr. Luderer!
Congrats, @lex_ces1! You are #LeadersMade. 

#Repost @lex_ces1 with @get_repost
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I am proud to say I will be working at Scott Air Force Base for my last two trimesters. To provide care for the men and women who serve our country is the least I can do!
We can't wait to celebrate our students... in person! Logan University will be hosting limited capacty in-person commencement ceremonies for the College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the William D. Purser Center. Both ceremonies will also be live-streamed at www.Logan.edu/graduation; save the date and tune in to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates! #LeadersMade #LoganUGrad #DCtoBe
Assistant Professor Amy Koch, DC ('04) teaches Clinic 1 and Clinic 1 Lecture in Logan's DC program. Get to know her! 

What does #LeadersMade mean to you? When our students graduate, they don't just get jobs. They go out and change the world. 

What’s your advice to incoming students? Make good use of your faculty. We are all excited to help you learn everything you can. 

Favorite place you’ve traveled and why? Turks and Caicos. I love the beach. I feel the ocean has healing properties, and it is absolutely beautiful. 

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why? I would love to see my grandmother again. She was a very influential person in my life and she passed when I was a teenager. We have so much catching up to do. 

Favorite STL restaurant? @ziasonthehill
If you have a passion for health care and an interest in education, Logan’s Doctor of Health Professions Education can set you on the path to a rewarding and influential career. No matter your area of expertise, our program combines your health care experience and talents with exceptional teaching methods and practices, so you can impact health care for generations to come. Learn more & apply at the link in our bio.
Congratulations to DC student Dalal Salah, who was elected as Chairperson for Specialty Councils Committee for @sacatoday! On what this experience means to her, Dalal says: 

“ACA’s specialty councils are member communities dedicated to furthering their knowledge in specific areas, including acupuncture, diagnosis and internal disorders, diagnostic imaging, forensic sciences, neurology, nutrition, occupational health, orthopedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation and sports injuries. Being elected as a chairperson for the specialty council is an amazing opportunity because not only can I bring awareness and facilitate participation from student members, but I get to explore and advocate about the different specialties within our profession. During the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with @logansaca as treasurer and the campus representative for specialty council. I personally love how, under the same profession, we can all have different specialties and interests that meet the needs of our patients.”
Athletic training has taken Dr. Curtis Wildes around the globe--testing his skills in the remote mountain tops in the eastern villages of Russia where he worked as a part of the medical team for the U.S. Olympic Committee, providing emergency care nightly for @cirquedusoleil shows in Las Vegas, and now working as an ‘extreme health care provider’ in Nevada with the Human Performance and Optimization Wing of the @usairforce. As an adjunct instructor, his professional experiences also inform his teaching. At the link in our bio, read more about Dr. Wildes and the various degree programs Logan offers for a successful career in sports and health care. #EssentialToHealthcare #NATM2021
Next up in our faculty spotlight series ... Mero Nunez, DC ('88), clinician and assistant professor! 

What does leadership mean to you?  I think a GOOD leader has integrity, a clear focus and leads by example by helping others reach their goals.

What’s your advice to incoming students?  Get out of your comfort zone and embrace everything Logan has to offer; don’t get tunnel vision with one chiropractic technique or belief. When you’re in practice, you have to be able to adapt to your patients’ needs, which will change and evolve over time.

My favorite part about working at Logan is... No. 1: The look in a student’s eyes when they realize they are able to apply in clinic what they learned in the classroom. No. 2: My co-workers have become my second family, providing comfort and support to each other no matter how busy or complicated our days may be both professionally and personally.
 
Most people don’t know that…  I really wanted to go to the U.S. Air Force Academy after high school.  I even had a letter of recommendation from my state senator, but my eyesight was too bad to be a pilot.

#LoganUniversity #LeadersMade
When asked what advice she'd give to someone thinking about pursuing a career in chiropractic, Sheri Williams, DC ('14), instructor, says: "Buckle up for an incredibly rewarding ride!  What other profession are you able to create such amazing effects on the body without giving the patient something or taking anything away?  I heal with my hands, and what a great feeling that is to be able to do.  You are entering the best profession in the world, IMO!"

Read more from Dr. Williams on our blog. #linkinbio
Next up in our faculty spotlight series ... Get to know Brittany Ramirez, DC (15), MS ('18), LAT, ATC, CCSP, program director for Logan's Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation - a program from which she herself graduated - and @mizzou team chiropractor. 

What’s your advice to incoming students? Keep an open mind and take advantage of every opportunity available. Utilize every resource available, attend every seminar or event you can and never pass up an opportunity to meet someone new.  Logan offers so much more than just a degree. 

Next up on the bucket list? To enroll in law school part time to work toward obtaining my JD. I love the procedures and policies within health care and health care education and feel it would only improve my abilities and skills in my current position. 

Currently reading? Any Disney book my daughter wants to hear, and I’m re-reading the Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning textbook. I always catch information that I missed or didn’t retain on the first time around. 

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?  I would choose my husband’s grandmother, Elvira. My daughter is named after her, and I’ve heard some wonderful stories of her life and achievements. I would love to hear more about her life growing up and get to meet her.
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ICYMI, the @orthweincenter_paraquad celebrated its grand opening last week! Logan is thrilled to expand our partnership with @paraquad and offer chiropractic care to the St. Louis community at our new Health Center. Check out the video at the link in our bio to learn more about Paraquad and its mission & members, the renovations to the Orthwein Center and the services offered by partners such as Logan University & @wustl_official. #LeadersMade #LoganUniversity