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Logan University Unveils Coggins Education Wing

Logan University unveiled the Coggins Education Wing, which encompasses the north end of Logan’s Administration Building. The wing is named after alumnus William Coggins, DC (’40), who served as Logan’s third president for 18 years.

Under his leadership, Logan became nationally accredited and led the merging of Missouri Chiropractic College and Logan. In 1973, he greatly expanded Logan’s campus by acquiring the buildings and grounds of the former Maryknoll Seminary, where Logan is housed today.

Throughout his years as an academic leader and chiropractic clinician, Dr. Coggins was a strong advocate for research in both academic settings and in the profession. His involvement with the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Education and other professional associations helped solidify Logan’s leadership and position in the academic setting and among peers.

Upon his retirement, Dr. Coggins was appointed to the Logan University Board of Trustees for one year to act as a consultant.

Dr. Coggin’s passion for education, commitment to the chiropractic profession and dedication to the Logan community exemplifies leadership. His influence and impact on this institution has been, and will continue to be, felt by countless individuals.

To celebrate the official unveiling, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on campus and Dr. Coggins great-grandson, Nicholas Pyle, DC (’19) R.T. (R) (ARRT), attended as a speaker.

“Our family has had deep ties to Logan for many decades as several of my family members attended the university,” he said. “It was a heartwarming day for me to see my great-grandfather be recognized for his dedication to Logan and to the chiropractic profession.”

Dr. Pyle enrolled in Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program after careers in parks and recreation and x-ray technology, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandmother and grandfather. He now resides in Surprise, AZ, where he practices at The Joint chiropractic, treating nearly 1,000 patients per month.

“There were so many motivating factors for me to attend Logan and it truly felt like coming home,” he said. “The deep roots my great-grandfather left here have served me well and I am pleased to continue his legacy by serving my patients.”