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by NBCE | 6/3/2009 12:38:14 PM

Greeley, Colo.—On May 7, two directors of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), were honored by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) who bestowed upon them the 2009 George R. Arvidson Award for Meritorious Service. This award is the highest individual honor presented annually at the FCLB annual meeting. NBCE President Dr. Vernon R. Temple was honored by the FCLB for his exceptional leadership, innovation and service to chiropractic. Dr. Temple was first elected to serve the National Board as District III director in the year 2000. Since then, Dr. Temple has also served on the NBCE Executive Committee as secretary and vice president. He was elected as president of the board in 2007 and will continue in that role until May 2010. Dr. Temple is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and has been in practice in Vermont since 1978. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He is a former chairman of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and has also served as president of the Vermont Board of Chiropractic Examination and Regulation. NBCE Director Dr. Oliver R. Smith, Jr., and outgoing president of the FCLB received an Arvidson Award for his work in financially stabilizing the FCLB and strengthening the organization’s focus. Dr. Smith previously served as president, vice president, treasurer, and District IV director of the FCLB. He served as and NBCE director from 2005-2009 and was elected as director-at-large on the NBCE board in May 2009. He is a past president of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and received the Keeler Plaque Award in 1997 as an outstanding chiropractic practitioner in Texas. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College. Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

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