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Meet the August 2021 Commencement Speakers

Logan University is thrilled to celebrate our graduates this weekend! An in-person commencement ceremony will be held for the August 2021 College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences graduates on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the William D. Purser Center on Logan’s campus. Additionally, an in-person commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. to recognize the achievements of our April, August and December 2020 graduates of both the College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences.

Each ceremony will be streamed here. Featured speakers for the commencement ceremonies include Lauren Hendrix, DC (’10), MS (’13) and Jose G. Ramirez, DC (’09), MS (’14).

Lauren Hendrix, DC (’10), MS (’13)

Dr. Lauren Hendrix earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and psychology before continuing her chiropractic education at Logan. During her time at Logan, she was a Red Badge in the Biofreeze Sports & Rehabilitation Center, completed a Master of Science Degree in Sports Science & Rehabilitation, became certified to perform Graston Technique and was part of a research group studying Dynamic vs. Static Treatment of Lower Extremity Complaints with Graston Technique. She graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010.

Today, Dr. Hendrix continues to study the latest research in spinal care, injury rehabilitation and injury prevention and specializes in treating spinal pain and extremity injuries at her practice, West County Spine & Joint. She serves as assistant cross-country coach at Marquette High School and previously served as assistant coach to the St. Louis Blazers Track Club. Dr. Hendrix takes pride in helping people lead healthier lives and feels honored that her patients trust her with their health care.

Jose G. Ramirez, DC (’09), MS (’14)

Dr. Jose Ramirez is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is currently the assistant professor of chiropractic at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute as well as the chiropractor for University of Missouri (MIZZOU) Athletics.

Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramirez began his career as a strength and conditioning coach, Spanish teacher and coach for a number of schools, including Valley Forge Military Academy, before furthering his own education.

Dr. Ramirez completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Doctorate of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degrees from Logan University in 2007, 2009 and 2014, respectively. He was awarded the John A. Nash Award for Best Multi-Disciplinary Abstract by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians at the 2014 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium.

Dr. Ramirez is working to achieve his Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of Missouri, set to complete in December 2022. He is currently a member of the American Chiropractic Association and Pi Kappa Chi fraternity of chiropractors.