by NYCC | 12/12/2006 5:19:17 PM
New York Chiropractic College conferred the Doctor of Chiropractic degree upon 96 graduates on Saturday, December 2, 2006, during a commencement ceremony held in the Athletic Center Gymnasium of the college’s Seneca Falls campus. Dr. Frank J. Nicchi, president of NYCC, expressed his pride for the new graduates. “It gives me a great sense of satisfaction that this class of new doctors will soon be administering quality care to the many patients in need of chiropractic.”
Jennifer Marie Conway and Patricia Marie West were co-valedictorians and had the honor of addressing their class at the commencement ceremony. Tiffany Anne Grace was salutatorian.
The commencement address was delivered by Peter D. Ferguson, D.C., past chairman and current member of the NYCC Board of Trustees, whose son, Brian was among the graduates. Dr. Ferguson is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic, has been in practice for 32 years in Ohio, and is licensed in 10 other states. He has served on the Ohio State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Executive Board of Directors of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, and the Council of Chiropractic Education Board of Directors. He also sits on the U.S. Department of Defense Chiropractic Health Care Oversight Advisory Committee, which has facilitated the setting up of chiropractic practices at military bases across the United States. In addition, Ferguson is a member of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community Based Linkages for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has served as the chiropractor to the Professional Football Hall of Fames since 1995, and has lectured on various sports chiropractic topics around the country.
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