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FALL 2013 vol. 6 Issue 3 life university’s alumni and friends magazine

Annual President’s Report

Fall CE Recap

The 100 Year Lifestyle


Greetings Life Alumni and Friends! The traditional start to the academic year is in the fall, and there’s no shortage of fall events at LIFE to get the academic year started right. First up was Fall CE, our annual continuing education weekend extravaganza like no other that allows 1,500 chiropractors, regardless of the college they attended, free access to continuing education credits. Fall CE is not just that, however, it also is a time to reconnect with former classmates, hear about the newest happenings at LIFE and revitalize your spirit for Chiropractic. Check out some of the highlights from this year’s event on pages 4 and 5, and make sure to not miss out on next year’s festivities. Also, the second installment of our LIFE Vision seminar was held Oct. 18–19 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center and was even more of a hit than the first. This two-day event spearheaded by chiropractor extraordinaire Sharon Gorman, D.C., is a time for chiropractors to connect and recharge their minds to the Lasting Purpose of Chiropractic: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance. Someone who fits this motto to a T is our featured alumnus for this issue of YEL, Joe Lupo, D.C., a Board of Trustee member and donor to the University who is instrumental in giving back to LIFE so that we can grow the profession to

The traditional start to the academic year is in the fall, and there’s no shortage of fall events at LIFE to get the academic year started right.

new heights. You won’t want to miss out on his inspiring story on pages 6 and 7. As a lot of you know, the fall issue of YEL is one I look forward to every year, as I have the pleasure of sharing my annual President’s Report for the University. It is great to check out all who are making a difference in helping LIFE stay at the top. Included, you will find a plethora of vital information to the health of our University, so take a look at pages 9–16 to see all the details. Also, check out the feature on my longtime colleague and friend, Cynthia Boyd, D.C., on page 17, highlighting her tenure at LIFE. She has been instrumental in the success of LIFE over the past 18 years, and those efforts have been deservedly recognized by her recent promotion to vice president of enrollment and marketing, where I know she will continue her excellent work. As always, I hope that this issue finds you well and that you always strive for a better you. Enjoy the fall and winter seasons and all that they bring, and I hope to see you on campus soon. Yours in Chiropractic,

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. President



2013 Your Extraordinary LIFE The Alumni Magazine of Life University



fe a t u r e s

4 Fall CE Recap

More than 1,500 DCs converged on LIFE’s campus for this year’s event. Here are some of the highlights.

6 Living Lasting Purpose

LIFE alumnus Joe Lupo, D.C., takes the credo, “To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve–Out of a Sense of Abundance” to heart in both his personal and professional life.

8 Rugby Campaign Launched

With the next phase of the 20/20 Vision underway, the Life University rugby team will benefit from alumni donations.

9 President’s Report 2013

Serving Lasting Purpose; University Highlights; Donor Profiles; Gift Trends; Statement of Financial Position; LIFE Donor List

Drs. April Warhola (’07), Nicole Juntz (’07) and April Roberson Lundy (’07)

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Jamie Ryan Publisher

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. President

Larry Lebovitz President

Greg Harris Vice President for University Advancement

John Hanna Vice President

Mary Ellen Leffard Alumni Relations Manager

Gwyn Herbein Editor

Craig Dekshenieks Director of Communications

Amy Fine Production Coordinator/ Circulation Manager

Kelsey Donaldson Alumni Relations Coordinator

Garon Hart Graphic Designer

17 Cynthia Boyd Exudes a Passion for LIFE

After serving in various roles at LIFE, Cynthia Boyd, D.C., has found a home in Enrollment and Marketing and has been an invaluable advocate for the University.

24 Guy Glinski, Living the 100 Year Lifestyle

Will Brooks Communications Coordinator

Centenarian Guy Glinski is a great example of the benefit of healthy living and chiropractic care.

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Updates at LIFE

LIFE Vision; Pitch It!; “Like” Alumni & Friends on Facebook; LIFE on the Road; Business Advisors of the College of Chiropractic

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Updates at By Kelsey Donaldson and Mary Ellen Leffard

LIFE Vision Is Here to Stay The first two LIFE Vision Seminars were huge successes. Each event was packed full of students, chiropractors and other guests who were there to listen to a long list of chiropractic legends share their stories and inspire the attendees. Lives were changed, and the message of Chiropractic was alive and well.

excitement. This seminar is for those wishing to prepare themselves for success— mentally, physically and spiritually. LIFE Vision will be held on a quarterly basis, with the next seminar taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014, at Cobb Galleria Center.

consideration, three clubs were chosen to participate: ICPA Family Wellness Club, The Nutrition Club and The Vital Source. The clubs will have three months to reach their funding goal. For more information about the projects, please visit

Pitch It!

“Like” Alumni and Friends on Facebook!

Every student club is looking for money, yet finding the funding can be a difficult task. Life University is helping through Pitch It!, a program through which the Development and Alumni Relations Departments will raise a portion of the funds the club needs. Thirteen student clubs submitted proposals for a project for which they wished to receive funding. After careful

The Alumni Relations Department is excited to announce the launch of the new Alumni and Friends Facebook page. Feeling social? “Like” the page to get Alumni and Friends news, learn about upcoming events and University happenings, view photos and more! Help us stay connected and support you. Visit

Business Advisors of the College of Chiropractic LIFE Vision is a two-day shot of high-energy, high-impact inspirational and educational moments designed to bring current and future chiropractic leaders of all perspectives together to connect and recharge. There are no academic lectures or practicum-like seminars. This is a series of micro-presentations delivered by those who have lived it, are living it and will continue to live it. It’s not a “head” seminar; it’s a “heart” seminar. And you’ll want to be there! This dressed-down, powered-up convention format is for those seeking advice for the modern chiropractor, insights, friends, memories and contagious



Life University has organized a business advisors group for the College of Chiropractic. The group looks at health care, political shifts, cultural trends and other influences that may alter the fabric of business and society. Over time, the group will make recommendations to Rob Scott, VP for academic affairs, based upon their findings and analysis that could further prepare students for tomorrow’s changing marketplace.

Dr. Janice Hughes, Shawna Theriault, Dr. Rob Scott, Bharon Hoag, Tom Hill (taking photo) and Greg Harris (administrator) represent the Business Advisors for the College of Chiropractic.

3 on the road The Executive Office and Advancement Division are on the road throughout the year, hosting events to connect and engage with our vibrant alumni and friends all over the country. With alumni and friends practicing in all 50 states, we are never too far away. We are especially grateful to those who have attended an alumni and friends event and stopped by the booth to see us. Here’s where we’ve been (June–August): ALABAMA Our summer travel kicked off just down the road in Birmingham, Ala., at the Alabama State Chiropractic Association’s (ASCA) annual convention. What a weekend! Drs. Myrias Womack (’80), Fred Bryant (’84) and Aaron Fletcher (’01) stopped by the booth and received LIFE prizes. In addition, more than 30 LIFE supporters eagerly packed the room for an early LIFE-sponsored breakfast. We especially enjoyed connecting with Judy Lipka (’82), president of the ASCA, and all of our other alumni and friends. SOUTH CAROLINA It had been years since the LIFE team had ventured to South Carolina, and boy, was it was good to be back! Mary Ellen Leffard, alumni relations manager, and Rob Scott, VP for academic affairs, headed to the sunny beaches of Myrtle Beach for a jam-packed weekend of reminiscing at the South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s annual convention. Our reception was a huge success, and we enjoyed meeting so many new faces. We want to give a big thank you to Drs. Tripp Blassengale (’92), Ken Hartzog (’02) and Tara Layne (’10) who signed up to support LIFE as State Reps.

the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Ga. During our LIFE-sponsored lunch, Rob Scott, VP for academic affairs, spoke in regard to how LIFE is advancing Chiropractic and supporting the field doctor. We were able to connect with many local faces including Life University Board of Trustees Chairman Deborah Pogrelis (’78). In addition, Dr. Awais Butt (’04) was inducted as president of the GCC at the annual dinner. FLORIDA August was one busy month for our LIFE team! Our first stop was in Palm Beach, where more than 50 alumni and friends packed the room for a LIFE-sponsored reception during the Florida Chiropractic Society’s annual convention. The evening was filled with

camaraderie and a presentation by Greg Harris, VP for university advancement, which kickstarted a new Lasting Purpose Campaign. In addition, Drs. Eric Plasker (’85), Sharon Gorman (’84) and B.J. Harman (’80) spoke on behalf of LIFE.

In the meantime, Alumni Relations Manager Mary Ellen Leffard traveled all across Florida, meeting and visiting alumni and friends from St. Augustine to Orlando. Some of her visits included Drs. Danita Heagy (’82), Brenda Dukes (’84), Jennifer Bevis (’99) and Douglas Henderson (’83). Her road trip concluded with a very successful LIFE-sponsored luncheon during the Florida Chiropractic Association’s annual convention. Many thanks to each of the 75 supporters who came!

GEORGIA “Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today” marked the theme for the Georgia Chiropractic Council’s (GCC) annual convention at





Fall CE Recap By Mary Ellen Leffard

his year’s Fall CE event was a success in many ways. We had almost 10 percent more attendees than last year, and more of them increased the amount of time they spent on campus taking classes, attending events or enjoying their classmates and the campus itself. In addition to CE classes, there were eight special events throughout the weekend, and those who attended had a blast! Our attendance on Wednesday doubled from the previous year and Thursday rose to the attendance level of Friday, a big improvement from previous years. Not only were the numbers up, but the excitement and energy was amplified as

well, with special events taking place and new initiatives being introduced. Just a few of the tangible results from Fall CE are listed below: • 1,550 registered chiropractors (second largest chiropractic CE event) were on campus with 1,400+ attending classes: Wed. = 600; Thur.–Sat. = 1,000 each; Sun. = 675. • 277 faculty and staff hosts worked more than 1,662 hours during Fall CE. • 12 nutritionists and 40 athletic trainers attended courses for their professionspecific licensure requirements. • 56 corporate sponsors and vendors were present on campus. • 7 alumni class reunions were held.

Class of ’78 Dinner

Class of ’83 Breakfast



• The Class of 1983 gift was $12,800. • The Class of 1978 gift was $307,000. • $17,000 was donated from the “Big Enchilada” and presented at the President’s Address and Luncheon. • There were four new President’s Circle donors. • Several doctors became interested in recruiting students to LIFE and even becoming LIFEforce 1000 doctors. • LIFE signed a partnership with Vitalogics as a research partner with the intention to provide LIFE with patient data for patient-based outcomes research and about $50,000 per year. The Alumni Relations Department hosted a reception for all our State Representatives in Socrates Café, with more than 30 people in attendance. This is a new program initiated this year to help the Alumni Relations Department stay in contact with our alumni and friends. We have 27,000 alumni, so we need a tribe of representatives in each state. If you have time and would like

President’s Circle Luncheon


President’s Address Luncheon to join us, please contact Mary Ellen Leffard, alumni relations manager, at 1978 was a good year, as evidenced by the turnout for the dinner celebrating its 35th Class Reunion. Joe Lupo, D.C., and his wife Sandy were in attendance, along with our Board of Trustee Chair Deborah Pogrelis, D.C. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their time together in school. A video was presented and a slideshow of the “good times” was shown. Hair has changed, but the faces remain the same! The Class of 1983 got their day started off with a great breakfast and fellowship. Folks took to the microphone like pros and shared some wonderful memories. Larry Marchese, D.C., president of the International Alumni Association, shared

a few of the ways the alumni could get involved with the University and was also a part of the group that collectively donated more than $12,700 to various funds at LIFE. We thank you for your support! Dr. Riekeman shared his vision for the newest program for the profession: AmpLIFEied. This landmark campaign is designed to bring Chiropractic to the proverbial “tipping point” and become part of the mainstream. In order to do this, we need to set up a network of 1,000 doctors who each have 1,000 followers on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. This network is called AmpLIFEied. Through it, we can disseminate the chiropractic message to millions with the click of a button. Become an AmpLIFEier today by going to and signing up. Be part of this groundbreaking effort to bring Chiropractic to the tipping point! On Saturday, the President’s Circle hosted a luncheon for members and prospective members. Some 80 DCs were in attendance. Kevin Fogarty, D.C., served as master of ceremonies and introduced LIFE President Dr. Guy Riekeman, who thanked those present for their support of LIFE and the advancement of Chiropractic.

Dr. Riekeman explained how President’s Circle funds are utilized to help support LIFE Leadership Weekends and also to take advantage of emerging opportunities to advance the profession that can’t be planned for in the operational budget of the University. One example he cited was the two commercials LIFE broadcasted nationally on NBC and in the stadium during the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia this past spring. This chance to gain such widespread exposure for LIFE and Chiropractic would have been squandered if not for the availability of President’s Circle support to fund the opportunity. DCs Jay Handt, Charles Ribley and Norm Colby also spoke about the importance of providing support to LIFE through President’s Circle membership. Ribley was especially passionate in stating, “Life University is MY University. Life University is YOUR University. Be proud of it. Support it!” He went on to implore each attendee to recruit two new members in the next year. Four DCs joined the President’s Circle following the event. For more information on the President’s Circle or to join, contact Mark Elam in the Office of Development at 770-426-2660 or Mark. As you can see, Fall CE is an event that not only helps LIFE’s alumni and friends get the necessary CE credits that they need, but is also an event that helps LIFE continue to be the thought leader in Chiropractic. It is through the generous gifts given by our alumni and friends at events such as these that allow us to advance the profession.

Roaring 20s Alumni & Friends Party Mark your calendars for 2014 Fall CE, Oct. 1-5!





Living Lasting Purpose “The guiding principle of Lasting Purpose is: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve Out of a Sense of Abundance.” By Gwyn Herbein Most universities have stated principles and values, but there is something special about LIFE’s Lasting Purpose. This pillar is actually lived by LIFE graduates, faculty and staff, and they make it their lives’ work to serve the community and care for people. Few people embody Lasting Purpose more completely than Joseph Lupo, D.C. (’78). From the moment he stepped onto the LIFE campus through the 36 years he has spent in practice, Lupo strives each day to live out the principles he learned during his student years. Like many DCs, Lupo came to Chiropractic as a second profession. “I grew up in Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University majoring in math,” Lupo says. “I worked in construction to pay my way and in the process became a general contractor. Upon graduation, I continued in my successful business, which evolved in the seven years it took for me to earn my degree.” Fast-forward five years, when in February 1975, a friend of Lupo’s who had heard a presentation by several of Life College’s co-founders at Wayne State and subsequently decided to attend LIFE asked him to tag along. “That was the last thing on my mind. I didn’t even know what a chiropractor was,” says Lupo. “I



thought he was crazy, but the suggestion intrigued me.” Upon arriving in Marietta, Lupo and his friend attended a new patient orientation presented by John Hofmann, D.C., one LIFE’s co-founders. What he heard there changed his life. “The concept of innate intelligence and that the body is a self-healing organism, and sick people get well by spinal adjustments done by hand really excited me,” says Lupo. With that excitement and a renewed sense of purpose, Lupo’s life changed course completely, and he knew he had to go to LIFE. “Between February and July, we moved into our new home, our baby was born, I sold my business, sold our home

and moved to Atlanta. Whew!” he says. “People thought I was nuts,” he adds, of all the major life changes he and his family made in a span of only five months. “I loved it.” Lupo graduated as a member of LIFE’s third-ever class in June 1978. By the beginning of the next year, the Lupos had moved to back to Michigan to be closer to their families, and he had a practice up and running in Roseville. In the spirit of doing and giving, and imitating what he learned from both Hofmann and Dr. Sid Williams, Lupo gave a new patient orientation in his first week of practice (“Even [though] I was scared to death to speak to a group,” he says) and has been doing that ever since. “A group new patient orientation, to me, serves two purposes,” explains Lupo. “First, to educate the patients because they will never hear our chiropractic story anywhere else. It’s their only chance. So I feel it is our responsibility to tell it. When I heard it, it changed my life. Second, if you are willing to tell it to a group, no matter the size, it adds credibility to our message.” Lupo’s efforts more than paid off. He saw 99 patients in his first two weeks of practice, and business has been booming for more than 35 years. “My practice has always been busy, I believe, because I focused on the patients’ needs instead of


In conjunction with the 20/20 Vision strategic plan, the Lupos recently pledged $300,000 for improvements to the lower rugby field, which will be named for their family as a result. mine,” he explains, capturing the essence of serving his community that is inherent in Lasting Purpose. “I try to incorporate Lasting Purpose personally and professionally by, as Dr. Ian Grassam used to teach, ‘Reporting for duty’ every day to help someone,” he says. His practice, which now includes his son, Jeffrey, and his daughter, Jessie, who both received their DC degrees from LIFE, operates on that simple principle. The combination of a LIFE education and Lasting Purpose has carried Lupo’s career to enviable heights. In turn, he has given back to the profession, institution and people he feels have gotten him to where he is. “Dr. Sid taught us a Universal Law: ‘What you give comes back multiplied seven-fold,’” Lupo says. “I also believe that whatever you believe in, you must support.” Because he loves LIFE and everything that it represents, he makes his support felt in ways financial and otherwise—as a member of the Board of Trustees, a LIFEforce 1000 doctor and a donor whose support was instrumental in carrying LIFE through a period of uncertainty. “I believe that, along with a group of chiropractic colleagues, we saved the chiropractic principle (which lives at LIFE) in 2004 by saving Life University. [We helped] Dr. Chuck Ribley and our then new president, Dr. Guy Riekeman launch a huge fundraising effort with $100,000 donations that encouraged many more significant donations totaling several million dollars. Plus, the effort led to many student referrals to build our enrollment back to more than 2,500 students,” he says. Fortunately, for generations of students yet to come, Lupo’s generosity did not stop once LIFE was back

on its feet. In conjunction with the 20/20 Vision strategic plan, the Lupos recently pledged $300,000 for improvements to the lower rugby field, which will be named for their family as a result. Their gift is significant, as it serves as the campaign’s lead gift and pushes the total raised to date to more than $425,000, approximately 50 percent of the goal. The Lupos hope that this will spur additional gifts toward the goal, from both LIFE’s rugby alumni and nonrugby alumni and friends. While Lupo never played rugby, he understands that the international attention LIFE’s rugby program is getting through various media outlets (WSJ, NBC Sports, etc.) has a positive impact on the general public in terms of their views on both Chiropractic and LIFE. As more recognition occurs and universities like Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame step foot on campus to play our team, it is vital to have high quality rugby facilities that reflect the high quality product that is on the field. In addition to providing financial support, Lupo has also been a firm believer in clearing a path for students to find their way to the profession. “Since my passion is to change the world through Chiropractic, I have always shared the chiropractic story and encouraged people to enter the profession,” he says. As a result, he has referred several hundred students to LIFE, who in turn have gone into the world to live out Lasting Purpose of their own, which perpetuates the positive cycle. “By doing this, I feel as I am reaching hundreds of thousands more people to become chiropractic

patients and live a drug-free chiropractic lifestyle,” he says. Getting the most out of life, says Lupo, requires a 100 percent commitment, and loving what you do. To that end, he has committed himself to being a leader in the profession. Being involved with the International Chiropractors Association, the Michigan Chiropractic Council (which later became the Michigan Association of Chiropractors), as well as his various positions at LIFE has given Lupo the opportunity to be among other chiropractic leaders. “[I have learned so much from them],” he says, “and [that] has made me a better person.” He emphasizes that the only way to effect change is to get involved and fight for it. The combination of Lasting Purpose and technical skill that he learned at LIFE has made Lupo a force to be reckoned with in the profession. “By totally internalizing chiropractic philosophy and the adjusting techniques I learned at LIFE, [I have had] confidence in what I do in my office,” he says. “I believe the work ethic combined with enthusiasm I learned from Dr. Sid helped me attract and retain patients.” Lupo also remains confident that the basic principles of Lasting Purpose—giving, doing, loving and serving out of a sense of abundance—are the surest way to personal and professional success, as well as a feeling of fulfillment, no matter what life may bring. “I don’t see Chiropractic as a job,” he says, “it’s my life and I love it.” Lasting Purpose has also helped Lupo know that the path he has followed has been the right one for him.




Rugby Campaign Launched By Gwyn Herbein

You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the recent success of Life University’s rugby program. After all, the teams have received invaluable exposure for the past two years during the nationally televised Collegiate Rugby Championship and have had many victories on the field. As a result of their success and stellar performances, they have done an outstanding job raising the national consciousness about LIFE and Chiropractic. Considering everything the rugby program has done for the University, it is only fitting that it is now the beneficiary of the next phase of LIFE’s strategic plan, the 20/20 Vision. With a focus on academics, research and rugby, the “Investing in Excellence” portion of the plan has already raised more than $5 million and boosted LIFE’s national profile. In 2011, Life University broke into U.S. News & World Report’s list of the most affordable private higher learning institutions. The academic portion of the plan ups the ante by helping LIFE expand its offerings, boost enrollment and attract even more quality students. The fundraising campaign is only 20 percent away from achieving its fundraising goal, so it is clear that members of the LIFE community are responding to the campaign with their financial support.



With such an exciting future ahead for the program, the rugby campaign promises to be no different. Because the rugby program has become such a powerhouse and more spectators and fans are coming out to watch them play, the team’s facilities need to be upgraded to match both their skill and the increased interest in the sport. This portion of the campaign focuses on the renovation of the lower rugby field. Field improvements like perimeter drainage piping to prevent standing water, curbing, fencing, the installation of synthetic turf, new goal posts, a storage building and a midfield logo will make the field as competitive as the team. In addition to making the rugby field more user-friendly for the home team, the improvements will also make a lasting positive impression on visiting teams and their fans.

A goal of $800,000 has been set for this phase of the campaign, and with a lead gift of $300,000 from Dr. Joe and Sandy Lupo, more than $425,000 has been raised to date. In addition to knowing they have put their team one step closer to having a world-class playing field, donors can also have their contribution recognized through the plan’s naming opportunities. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to support your school and its athletic pursuits.

Name a seat

at the lower rugby field!


Greg Harris at 770-426-2836 to make your donation.

President’s Report | 2013 For fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013

From Survival to Thrival As the calendar turns over to another new fiscal year,

tipping point, when the fringe becomes the norm.

we find ourselves in a transition mode, both as a

The profession is poised to be the health care leader

profession and as a university. Both are going from

for the next century and beyond. Thus, from survival

“survival” mode to “thrival” mode.

to thrival.

As a profession, we have spent, by necessity, much

At Life University we find ourselves at a similar

of our first 100+ years in a survival mode. From the

crossroads. Since 2008, we have once again established

very beginning when D.D. and B.J. Palmer birthed

ourselves as the largest chiropractic college in the

Chiropractic, they faced harsh criticism from the

world. And while we’ve maintained that status, the

medical profession, the press and therefore from the

downward trends in both the economy and in higher

public. Facing an uphill battle, they persevered and

education enrollment could have forced us to be

“survived.” That mentality seemed to permeate the

conservative and vigilant as we move the University

climate of the profession for the next century.

toward its 20/20 Vision.

But today, we have a perfect storm-type of scenario. The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare)


has caused many individuals, companies and even entire populations to rethink health and the delivery of care. Combine that with Chiropractic’s increasing awareness and use by the public, and we have an

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C.

opportunity to march ever closer to the proverbial



University Highlights (July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013) • Finished the year with revenues of $900,000 in excess of budget and expenses $2.4 million less than budget, producing a positive change in net assets and an improved cash position. • Eighth consecutive year where financial performance was better than budgeted. • Received $300,000 gift commitment from Dr. Joe and Sandy Lupo for the Lower Rugby Field Renovations campaign. • Received $100,000 donation from Mr. Rich Giuli and Dr. Amie Bend for the Generations project. • Received $25,000 donation from the  Dr. Tex Rabourn Estate to establish an endowed scholarship. • Undergraduate rugby team won the Division 1-A national championship. • Men’s Club rugby team won the Division One national championship.

Rugby Championship appearing live on NBC and NBC Sports Network. • Hosted more than 35 regional alumni and friends events. • Hosted more than 1,600 chiropractors at the 2012 Fall CE Event. • Supported a dozen community organizations with volunteer and financial assistance. • Re-established the State Representative program to increase the outreach and communication between LIFE and its alumni and friends. • Established the Gateway Ceremony for chiropractic students beginning student clinic. • Opened the Lasting Purpose Garden in Lyceum Park to recognize graduated classes and preserve the pillar of Lasting Purpose on campus.

• Men’s 7s team finished runner-up in Collegiate


Young Alumnus Makes Giving a Priority Life University alumnus Michael Carnes, D.C. (’06), was born into a chiropractic family in Long Island, N.Y., where he now has an individual practice called Corrective Chiropractic that he opened in March 2013. Despite being one of LIFE’s younger alumnus not even a year into his individual practice, Carnes has made it a priority to give back to LIFE through the University’s Realizing The Vision Capital Campaign. “I wanted to give out of my own heart because without Life University, I wouldn’t be practicing at all or have received the education, technique and philosophy that I acquired there,” explains Carnes. Carnes is a firm believer in perfecting his technique, so he attends numerous seminars to further educate himself and see what is going on in the profession. It just so happened to be a seminar he attended at Parker University that helped affirm his commitment to giving back to LIFE. “I went

to a seminar at Parker (University), and they had a luncheon for LIFE alumni at which Dr. Riekeman spoke. It really inspired me; he is a powerful speaker.” From that time on, Carnes has made a commitment to give back, even if it takes some sacrifices here and Michael Carnes there. “I highly encourage young alumni to give back to LIFE,” says Carnes. “Without the University, we couldn’t be where we are in our practices today. There are people and students in need, and by giving back, we are able to help the world that needs to be corrected from subluxation.”

Parents of LIFE Rugby Player Set Pace for All Parents Zach Miller, a junior from Marietta, Ga., is an undergraduate student majoring in exercise science and a standout member of Life University’s powerhouse rugby program. His father, Trevor Miller, had no affiliation with LIFE before his son enrolled, but he has now become one of the University’s most generous parents. “Our family has always believed in holistic health and chiropractic care,” says Miller. “I want to support LIFE and help others succeed.” Miller believes it is important for more parents of students at LIFE, regardless of whether they attended the University or not, to support their child’s school. “They can support any academic or athletic program—don’t look to see results today— think about supporting for the future, for others. My support and theirs are examples for their kids to support when they are able.” 4

Miller’s attitude toward giving has been passed on to him by his own family, as his mother still supports the college that he attended. He knows how much his education has been worth in his own life, and it’s important for him to continue the Amy and Trevor Miller cycle of giving to the next generation. “LIFE was the best place for Zach to go because of the quality of the rugby program and because the exercise science program fit with his career aspirations. I am glad to support the University that is helping him succeed.”

Gift Trends







Number of Donors Number of Gifts

Fiscal Year 11

Fiscal Year 12

Fiscal Year 13

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION For the Period Ending June 30, 2013

Number of Donors

Number of Gifts

Number of Donors

Total Assets


Total Liabilities Total Net Assets

Number of Gifts

$72,591,685 $41,619,262

Life University, Inc. Revenue by Source June 30, 2013 College of Chiropractic 76%

Undergraduate and Masters 14% Auxiliary Enterprise 5% Other 3% Private Contributions 2%

Life University, Inc. operating expenses June 30, 2013 Instructional and Research 34%

Institutional Support 33% Student Services 12% Operations and Maintenance 7% Auxiliary Enterprise 7% Academic Support 5% Public Service 2%


List of Donors

A recognition of those who made gifts during the July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 fiscal year. Green

($300 - 499) Dr. Joel A. Beane Dr. Paul H. Blaser Dr. Krista Boline Dr. Cynthia A. Boyd Dr. James W. Cassillo Dr. Craig Dingman Dr. Harold George Drs. Christopher M. Green and Michelle Giroux Dr. Tyler Jones Dr. Leslie M. King Dr. Tyler Kong The Landi Wellness Center, LLC Dr. Bernadette J. Lavender Ms. Cynthia J. Lund Dr. Mark R. Maiyer Dr. Katrina S. Mayes Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. Lisa M. Michel Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Nikkanen Dr. Kevin J. O’Dell Dr. Shawn M. Powers Dr. Michael A. Pryor Dr. Brent D. Russell Dr. Michael L. Tomasello, Jr. Dr. James Tompkins Dr. Steven R. Watts Dr. Greg Zoldy


($500 - 799) Mr. John P. Barrett Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bartell Dr. Stephen Bolles Dr. Louis-Pierre Brunel Mr. Andrew Bruno Mrs. Daisy Buckner Dr. Stephane Chillis Dr. Michael Cohen Dr. Philip Croutch Dr. Carl J. Daniel, Jr. Dr. Mark F. Del Cantero Dr. Lydia L. Dever Dr. Linda E. Elkins Dr. Robert S. Gise Dr. Michael R. Heskett Dr. Jonathan R. Holtzman Dr. Ernie F. Landi Dr. Andrew Lombardi, Jr. Dr. Brian McAulay Dr. Trevor Middleton Ms. Christine Nadine Nebraska Book Company Dr. Brad Norman Dr. James H. Oppenheim Mr. Jesse Panuccio Dr. Pierre Paradis Mrs. Rowena Rich Dr. Corey B. Rodnick Dr. Russell Rosen Dr. Ruth Ross Drs. Patrick and Geraldine Ryan Dr. Bruce L. Salzinger Dr. Jerry R. Schar Dr. Marc P. Schneider Dr. Frank K. Schwitz Dr. Robert D. Shire Dr. James M. Sigafoose Dr. Michael D. Smith Dr. Fredric So Dr. William J. Voyce Drs. Stephen and Claire Welsh


Dr. Tim Gross Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Dr. Anthony Hardnett Mr. Greg R. Harris Dr. Dennis D. Hawk Dr. Danita T. Heagy Dr. Jerry I. Hochman ($800 - 1,199) Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. Kreg D. Huffer Dr. Erin Anderson Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt Dr. Angela Barrow Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. Eric Butz Drs. Michael C. and Dawn Calcagno Dr. Christopher B. Kent Dr. William G. Kessel Dr. Don Chinnick Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Dr. Craig Cocek Patti Giuliano Dr. Austin L. Cohen Dr. Trevor Killian The Community Foundation for Dr. Thomas M. Klapp Greater Atlanta, Inc. Dr. Mark D. Lagerkvist Dr. Sheldon Cook Dr. Michael T. LaRocca Dr. Hank Cousineau Dr. Kevin L. Lenahan Dr. David Covey Dr. Douglas Leon Dr. Robert Crystal Dr. Jeffrey J. Lupo Dr. Philip B. Delport Dr. Joel E. Margolies Drs. Eddy and Neia Diaz-Valero Dr. Eric T. Markson Dr. Denise G. Evans Dr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan Dr. Shawn Ferguson Dr. and Mrs. Alan O’Connor GJTA Enterprises, Inc. Drs. Ronald and Mary Oberstein Dr. Sharon R. Gorman and Drs. Tom and Jeanne Ohm Mr. Ron Gorman Dr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Paouncic, Jr. Dr. James Gregg Dr. Palmer M. Peet Dr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Harman Dr. Meg Pickering Dr. David Healey Dr. Deborah A. Pogrelis Dr. Karen Henard Dr. Denise A. Rassel Dr. Colin Henderson Drs. Daniel and Kristin Ribley Dr. and Mrs. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Drs. Drew and Lisa Rubin Dr. Sanford L. Hopkins Dr. Brad Rusaw Dr. Jim Kaminski Mr. Steven Ryan Mrs. Kim Klapp Dr. Marc C. Saulnier Mrs. Nita Looney Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr. Dr. Rob M. Scott Dr. Mark J. Tobias Dr. Leif Martensson Dr. Aura L. Tovar Dr. Troy M. May Dr. and Mrs. John F. Winner Drs. Mike and Patricia McLean Dr. Jeffrey P. Zaika Mr. and Mrs. Steven McLeighton Dr. John F. Zimmerman, Jr. Dr. Kent Newton Dr. Ron Pashkewych Dr. Rick Penney Dr. Emilie Perras Ms. Karen Preston ($1,974 - 4,999) Dr. John Rae Dr. James P. Ribley AIG Matching Grants Program Drs. Larry and Patty Ribley Dr. Amanda L. Apfelblat Dr. Mike Rumpel Dr. Gerard W. Clum Dr. Ronald C. Sinagra Drs. Norman Colby and Drs. Jay LaGuardia and Cathy Wendland-Colby Pamela Stucky-LaGuardia Dr. Christopher J. Colloca Dr. Gary Sullenger Dr. William S. Cook Dr. David Vecchio Dr. Justin Coop Dr. Alana Way Drs. Dean and Jen DePice Dr. Jason Wiebe Dr. James A. DiBlasi Dr. Tim Wood Dr. Julie Donoso Dr. David E. Yachter Dr. Jean-Claude Doornick Dr. David P. Eugster Dr. Debra S. Flynn Dr. and Mrs. Kevin G. Fogarty Drs. Daniel and Kimberly Gambino ($1,200 - 1,973) Dr. Paul Given Dr. B. J. Hardick Dr. Adam J. Apfelblat Drs. Kevin Jackson and Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bend, Sr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson Dr. Heidi Benda Dr. Robert D. Jackson, Jr. Dr. Randall Boutwell Mr. Bill Jarr and Mrs. Sheila Jarr Dr. Brian O. Burns Dr. and Mrs. David B. Koch Dr. Michael P. Carnes Drs. Anthony and Patricia Colasurdo Dr. James W. Langford Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Drs. John and April Cowan Mr. Brian W. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Davis Dr. Gary R. Pennebaker Dr. John W. Downes Dr. Charles E. Ribley Dr. Vincent J. Erario Dr. Guy F. Riekeman Dr. Mark Foullong Dr. Bradbury N. Robinson Dr. Catherine E. Franklin Drs. James M. Whillans and Nicole M. Barbary Dr. Randall C. Williams Dr. Daniel S. Yachter

Great Eight

1974 Founders


Dr. Andrew T. Scott Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Sparlin Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Daryl Thomson Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Timmerman Drs. Mark and Denise Tomlin Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Drs. Gary and Susan Walsemann Dr. and Mrs. Steven Warfield

Advocates ($5,000 - 9,999)

Association for Reorganizational Healing Practice Elevation Health John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Heffernan Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. Gregory D. Loman Mayer Chiropractic Patient Media, Inc.


($10,000 - 24,999) Dr. Irene Gold Dr. Roy W. Sweat

Entrepreneurs ($25,000 - 49,999)

Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, Estate


($100,000 - 249,999)

Complete Therapy Systems, LLC Davlen Associates, LTD Document Plus Technologies Drucker Labs Gensco Laboratories Healthline Medical Mighty Oak Technology Now You Know, Inc. Performance Health Progressive Nutracare ProMassagers, LLC Texas Beauty Institute The Vital Health Depot Wellness Centers of America, Inc. Wholebody Systems York X-Ray, Inc. Zija International ($1,200 - 1,973) Dr. Scott Crafton ($1,974 - 4,999) Beyond Organic Biogenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. Dr. Eric H. Plasker Foot Levelers, Inc. Impac, Inc. Multi Radiance Medical NCMIC Group, Inc. NeuroInfiniti Nordic Naturals Pay DC Chiropractic Software Scrip Companies Text MD, Inc. The Joint...the chiropractic place The Pettibon System Xooma Worldwide/Perfect Rhythm Medical Consultants ($5,000 - 9,999) Cancer Treatment Centers of America DrNatura

Foot Levelers, Inc. Mr. Richard Giuli and Dr. Amie Bend ($10,000 - 24,999) Standard Process, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Standard Process, Inc.


Gifts In-Kind

Dr. Craig S. Aaron Dr. Jessica Camplese William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. Sudhanva V. Char Dr. Christopher J. Colloca Ms. Ann Crowder Foot Levelers, Inc. Mr. Bill Jarr and Mrs. Sheila Jarr ($500 - 799) Dr. Judd Nogrady Mr. Mats Ostberg Capital X-Ray, Inc. Chiro Futures Malpractice Program Dr. Steven Pollack Dr. Brent D. Russell ChiroSlumber Dr. Katally Sanchez Crossfields Dr. George Teston, III Future Health Software GEICO Good Life Group JuicePlus K-Laser USA Mr. Michael P. Abbatinozzi The New Renaissance Mrs. Patricia Abbott Pulsed Power Technologies Dr. Shahla Abghari Z Technologies, LLC Dr. Salman Afsharpour Zyantus, Inc. Ms. Tara L. Atkins Mr. Mario Bailey ($800 - 1,199) Mrs. Kathy Bannister Atlas Chiropractic System, Inc. Mr. John P. Barrett CBP Seminars Mrs. Melody Barton Chiro Touch Mrs. Shelly Batcher Chiro Write Mrs. Vickie Baxter ChiroMatrix Mrs. Jeanette Bhaskar Clear Mind Center Dr. Debra W. Bisiacchi Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Ms. Darlena C. Blalock ($250,000 - 499,999)


Faculty and Staff

Dr. Stephen A. Bloomingdale Dr. Krista Boline Dr. Stephen Bolles Ms. Brenda R. Boone Dr. Cynthia A. Boyd Ms. Rachael Boyd Dr. Morris Braum Ms. Winfrey Brown Dr. Ralph E. Bucci Mrs. Daisy Buckner Mr. Melvin Burton Dr. Roxanne Caron Dr. Sudhanva V. Char Mr. Andre Clanton Dr. Gerard W. Clum Dr. Michael Clusserath Dr. Alena Coleman Dr. Cherry Collier Mrs. Jennifer Craig Mr. Guy D’Alema Ms. Erin L. Dancer Dr. Errol Davis Dr. Ralph D. Davis Ms. Jaleh Dehpahlavan Mr. Craig Dekshenieks Ms. Deidre DeLoach Dr. Lydia L. Dever Ms. Kelsey Donaldson Dr. John W. Downes Dr. James L. Duffy Dr. Linda E. Elkins Dr. Vincent J. Erario Dr. Susan Esposito Dr. Richard Franz Dr. Gwendolyn Gardner Mrs. Shannan George Mr. Brian Gipson Mrs. Latashia D. Graves Dr. Tim Gross Dr. Joseph Guagliardo Dr. Tim D. Guest Mrs. Phyllis Haines Mrs. Wanda Hambrick Dr. Roohieh Hamrang Dr. Lawrence H. Hansen Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Mr. Mackel Harris Mr. Greg R. Harris Dr. Jerry I. Hochman Dr. Cierra Hoffman Dr. Laura Huber Mr. Bill Jarr Dr. William G. Kessel Mr. Paul Ketcham Ms. Charletta A. King Dr. Leslie M. King Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. and Mrs. David B. Koch Dr. Kerry A. Kramer Mr. LaDerrick Langham Dr. Brigette L. Langston Kinard Dr. Bernadette J. Lavender Mrs. Mary Ellen Leffard Dr. Alana Levy Mrs. Nita Looney Ms. Cynthia J. Lund Dr. Mark R. Maiyer Dr. Doug L. March Dr. John F. Markham Dr. Brian McAulay Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. Deidre Meiggs Dr. Daniel L. Michel Dr. Steven D. Mirtschink Dr. David L. Mjoen Dr. Michael Montgomery Mrs. Bridgette Morris Ms. Christine Nadine Dr. Thomas E. Nicholas Mrs. Lauren Nielsen Mr. Brett North

Dr. Karen L. Numeroff Dr. James H. Oppenheim Mrs. Robin Parker Mr. Raj K. Pradhan Ms. Karen Preston Dr. Michael A. Pryor Dr. Keith Rau Dr. Vinnavadi Ravikumar Dr. Robert J. Rectenwald, Jr. Ms. Shamere Reynolds Dr. Paula C. Rhodes Dr. Guy F. Riekeman Drs. Drew and Lisa Rubin Dr. Jeff Rupp Dr. Brent D. Russell Dr. Joyce A. Sayers Dr. Jerry R. Schar Dr. Marc P. Schneider Dr. Frank K. Schwitz Dr. Rob M. Scott Dr. Susan Sharkey Dr. Brian M. Sheres Dr. Fredrick Sherkel Dr. Michael D. Smith Mr. Robert Sterling Ms. Susan Stewart Dr. Teri L. Stockwell Dr. Victoria L. Strong Dr. Gary Sullenger Mrs. Camille Sullivan Dr. Stephanie Sullivan Mr. Steve Sullivan Ms. Nancy Sutton Dr. Roy W. Sweat Dr. Beatrice Tapia Mrs. Leila Tatum Ms. Amanda Timberlake Dr. Michael L. Tomasello, Jr. Mr. Adam Townsend Mrs. Jennifer Valtos Dr. Kent D. Vanderslice Mr. Cory Viehl Ms. Melissa Waters Mrs. Sharie Williams Dr. Peter J. Wilson Ms. Shelia Wood Dr. Winfield S. Zehrung

President’s Circle The following individuals support the advancement of Chiropractic through their membership in the President’s Circle.

Dr. Amanda L. Apfelblat Dr. Adam J. Apfelblat Mr. John P. Barrett Dr. Stephen Bolles Dr. Randall Boutwell Dr. Cynthia Boyd Mrs. Daisy Buckner Dr. Brian O. Burns Dr. Gerard W. Clum Drs. Norman Colby and Cathy Wendland-Colby Dr. Christopher J. Colloca Dr. William S. Cook Dr. Hank Cousineau Drs. John and April Cowan Dr. Ralph D. Davis Drs. Adam and Sandra Elbaum Dr. Vincent Erario Dr. David Eugster Dr. Denise G. Evans Dr. Debra S. Flynn Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Fogarty Dr. Catherine E. Franklin Dr. Irene Gold

Dr. Sharon Gorman and Mr. Ron Gorman Dr. James Gregg Dr. Tim Gross Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Dr. B. J. Hardick Dr. Bruce J. Harman Mr. Greg R. Harris Dr. Joseph Heffernan Dr. Karen Henard Dr. Jerry I. Hochman Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Dr. Kreg D. Huffer Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt Dr. Kevin Jackson Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. Christopher B. Kent Dr. William G. Kessel Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. Thomas M. Klapp Dr. and Mrs. David Koch Dr. Ernie F. Landi Dr. Douglas Leon Ms. Cynthia J. Lund Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Dr. Jeffrey J. Lupo Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr. Dr. Joel Margolies Dr. Eric T. Markson Dr. Brian McAulay Ms. Chris Nadine Dr. Randolph C. O’Dell Drs. Ronald and Mary Oberstein Drs. Tom and Jeanne Ohm Dr. James H. Oppenheim Dr. Eugene S. Paouncic, Jr. Dr. Palmer M. Peet Dr. Gary R. Pennebaker Dr. Meg Pickering Dr. Deborah A. Pogrelis Dr. Denise A. Rassel Dr. Charles E. Ribley Drs. Daniel and Kristin Ribley Drs. Larry and Patty Ribley Dr. Guy F. Riekeman Dr. Corey B. Rodnick Drs. Drew and Lisa Rubin Mr. Steven Ryan Dr. Marc C. Saulnier Dr. Marc P. Schneider Dr. Rob Scott Dr. Michael D. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Sparlin Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Teri Stockwell Dr. Gary Sullenger Dr. Mark J. Tobias Dr. Michael L. Tomasello, Jr. Dr. William Voyce Drs. James Whillans and Nicole Barbary Dr. Jeffrey P. Zaika

Realizing The Vision Capital Campaign (William M. Harris Center for Clinical Education, Research, Rugby) Dr. Shahla Abghari Ms. Kirsten C. Anderson Dr. Amanda L. Apfelblat Mrs. Kathy Bannister Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bartell Mrs. Melody Barton Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bend, Sr.

Dr. Debra W. Bisiacchi Ms. Darlena C. Blalock Dr. Stephen A. Bloomingdale Dr. Krista Boline Ms. Brenda R. Boone Dr. Cynthia A. Boyd Dr. Jill G. Bradshaw Dr. Jennifer Brandon Dr. Morris Braum Drs. Louis and Laurie Briegel Ms. Winfrey Brown Dr. Ralph E. Bucci Dr. Brian O. Burns Mr. Melvin Burton Dr. Pasquale G. Calcagno III Dr. Michael P. Carnes Dr. Adam R. Church Dr. Gerard W. Clum Dr. Michael Clusserath Dr. Austin L. Cohen Dr. Michael Cohen Drs. Anthony and Patricia Colasurdo Drs. Norman Colby and Cathy Wendland-Colby Dr. Alena Coleman Dr. William S. Cook Mrs. Jennifer Craig Dr. Robert Crystal Mr. Guy D’Alema Dr. Errol Davis Dr. Tanya Dejkunchorn Mr. Craig Dekshenieks Ms. Deidre DeLoach Drs. Dean and Jen DePice Dr. Lydia L. Dever Drs. Eddy and Neia Diaz-Valero Dr. James A. DiBlasi Ms. Kelsey Donaldson Dr. Jean-Claude Doornick Dr. John W. Downes DrNatura Dr. James W. Dubel Dr. James L. Duffy Dr. Shawn J. Ebaugh Elevation Health Dr. Linda E. Elkins Dr. Vincent J. Erario Dr. Susan Esposito Ms. Sandy Everage Dr. John A. Fenn Dr. Maritza Fernandez Dr. Debra S. Flynn Dr. and Mrs. Kevin G. Fogarty Foot Levelers, Inc. Dr. Richard Franz Drs. Daniel and Kimberly Gambino Dr. Steven J. Garber Dr. Gwendolyn Gardner Dr. Harold George Mr. Richard Giuli and Dr. Amie Bend Dr. Elizabeth Graves Dr. Tim D. Guest Dr. Kathryn Haag Mrs. Phyllis Haines Dr. Roohieh Hamrang Dr. Lawrence H. Hansen Dr. Anthony Hardnett Ms. Kathy Harley Mr. Mackel Harris William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. Jeffrey S. Haskel Dr. Danita T. Heagy Dr. Cierra Hoffman Dr. Mitchell Holsten Dr. Sanford L. Hopkins Dr. James S. Hovey Dr. Laura Huber Drs. Kevin Jackson and Selina M. Sigafoose-Jackson Dr. Patricia A. Jackson Dr. Craig P. John Ms. Susan S. John

Ms. Monyetta Joshua Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. William C. Keenan Mr. Paul Ketcham Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano Dr. Leslie M. King Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Mrs. Kim Klapp Dr. and Mrs. David B. Koch Dr. Jay Korsen Dr. Kerry A. Kramer Dr. Mark D. Lagerkvist Mr. LaDerrick Langham Dr. Michael T. LaRocca Dr. Bernadette J. Lavender Dr. Alana Levy Dr. Gregory D. Loman Dr. Andrew Lombardi, Jr. Mrs. Nita Looney Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Dr. James M. Lynch Dr. Mark R. Maiyer Dr. Doug L. March Dr. Joel E. Margolies Dr. John F. Markham Dr. Leif Martensson Dr. Troy M. May Mayer Chiropractic Dr. Katrina S. Mayes Dr. Paul McCartney Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. Leo McCormick Drs. Mike and Patricia McLean Dr. Deidre Meiggs Dr. Daniel L. Michel Dr. Lisa M. Michel Mr. Steven Mickelson Dr. Steven D. Mirtschink Dr. David L. Mjoen Dr. Bridget Monaghan Mrs. Bridgette Morris Multi Radiance Medical Dr. Thomas E. Nicholas Mrs. Lauren Nielsen Mr. Brett North Dr. Kevin J. O’Dell Mrs. Robin Parker Patient Media, Inc. Ms. Karen Preston Dr. Vincent Preziosi, Jr. Dr. Michael A. Pryor Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, Estate Dr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Rauch Dr. Robert J. Rectenwald, Jr. Ms. Shamere Reynolds Dr. Paula C. Rhodes Dr. James P. Ribley Dr. Patty Ribley Dr. Bradbury N. Robinson Dr. Jeff Rupp Dr. Brent D. Russell Drs. Patrick and Geraldine Ryan Dr. Bruce L. Salzinger Dr. Frank K. Schwitz Dr. Susan Sharkey Dr. Robert D. Shire Dr. James M. Sigafoose Dr. Ronald C. Sinagra Standard Process Inc. Mr. Robert Sterling Drs. Greg and Kim Stetzel Ms. Susan Stewart Dr. Eric M. Stofman Drs. Jay LaGuardia and Pamela Stucky-LaGuardia Dr. Gary Sullenger Mr. Steve Sullivan Dr. Stephanie Sullivan Mrs. Camille Sullivan Dr. Mignon A. Sweat Dr. Roy W. Sweat


Continued from page 7 Dr. Beatrice Tapia Dr. Aura L. Tovar Mr. Adam Townsend Dr. Gwendolyn Tutt Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Dr. Kent D. Vanderslice Mr. Cory Viehl Drs. Gary and Susan Walsemann Dr. and Mrs. Steven Warfield Dr. James M. Watkins III Dr. Terry L. Watts Dr. Randall C. Williams Dr. Judith J. Wilson Dr. and Mrs. John F. Winner Ms. Shelia Wood Dr. Daniel S. Yachter Dr. David E. Yachter

$100,000 Academy This list represents donors whose cumulative giving is $100,000 or more. Dr. Darcy A. Andersen Dr. Hank Cousineau Dr. David P. Eugster Foot Levelers, Inc. Mr. Richard Giuli and Dr. Amie Bend Dr. Irene Gold and Dr. Reggie Gold* Dr. William M. Harris* William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. J. Peter Heffernan Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Klapp Ladies for Life Life Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Dr. Randolph C. O’Dell Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, Estate Dr. Thomas W. Retherford* Standard Process, Inc. Dr. I.N. Toftness, Estate Mrs. Pam Wanamaker and Dr. Gary C. Wanamaker*

Legacy Society The LIFE Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who support Life University through their estate plans, deferred gifts and endowed scholarships valued at $25,000 or more. Dr. Daniel A. Abeckjerr Dr. Joseph W. Accurso, Jr. Mr. William Adams Dr. Medhat M. Alattar Dr. Darcy A. Andersen Dr. Sol M. Aordkian Dr. Robert Argoe Mr. John P. Barrett Dr. John S. Barrett Dr. Larry A. Bartell, Jr. Dr. Michael J. Bartell Batson-Cook Company Dr. Daun Battersby Drs. Dexter and Lisa Beck Dr. Richard L. Bend, Jr. Dr. Craig Berko Ms. Doris Blair Dr. Loretto U. Bobo Dr. Gilbert Bohemier Dr. John T. Boutwell Dr. Donald W. Boylston


Dr. Robert Braile Dr. Jennifer Brandon Dr. Yvan J. Breton Drs. Louis and Laurie Briegel Dr. James R. Brown* Dr. Deloss Brubaker Dr. Leonard Budsock* Dr. Richard D. Burneskis Dr. Brian O. Burns Dr. John A. Cadieux Dr. Thomas E. Calhoun, Jr. Dr. George Camacho, Jr. Dr. David L. Camhi Dr. Robert M. Champagne Dr. Patricia L. Chelenyak Dr. James L. Chestnut Ms. Edna Clark Drs. Joseph and Carolyn Clauss Dr. Art Coffman Dr. Eddy Cohen* Mrs. Bobbie Combee Dr. Timothy Conroy Dr. William Cooke Dr. Francis Corbin* Dr. Hank Cousineau Dr. Kenneth Csillag Dr. David A. Czerminski Dr. Gregory R. Daniels Dr. Alan Davis Dr. David G. Davis Dr. Duane D. Day Dr. Christophe Dean Dr. Steven T. Deehl Dr. Paul Delaney Drs. Dean and Jen DePice Dr. Michael P. DeRosa Drs. Michel and Louise Desaulniers Dr. Richard Desira Dr. William E. Dillman Dr. Bruce J. Dorais Dr. Ann Drake Dr. Douglas Drobbin Dr. James W. Dubel Dr. Alan H. Dubin Dr. James W. Eaton Mr. Bruce Emery* Dr. Steven D. Erde Ms. Sandy Everage Ms. Melanie Exxel-Nelson Dr. Daniel J. Fenster Dr. Davis C. Fields Mr. William Firnbach Drs. Gary and Carolyn Fish Dr. Jame Fish and Dr. Harvey Fish* Flynn-Finderup Architects Dr. and Mrs. Kevin G. Fogarty Dr. Alan K. Foster Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Franks Dr. Murray C. Galbraith Dr. William S. Gandee Dr. Frank Gilbert Dr. Robert S. Gise Dr. Forrest W. Goforth Dr. Cory W. Gold Dr. Steven J. Goldfarb Dr. Steven Goldman Dr. Sharon R. Gorman Dr. Robert W. Graham Mrs. Janet Grassam and Dr. Ian Grassam* Dr. James Gregg Dr. Joseph Gregory Dr. John F. Grone Dr. John Grostic* Dr. Lee Gruber Drs. Jett and Cathy Gurman

Dr. Samuel S. Haley Dr. Randall J. Hammett Dr. Rod Handly Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Dr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Harman Mr. Mackel Harris William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. Ronald Hash Mrs. Marian Hatch and Dr. Robert Hatch* Mr. David Haygood Dr. Danita T. Heagy Drs. Kenneth and Deborah Heairlston Dr. Mark Heffron Mr. Robert Henry Dr. Dennis L. Heskett Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess Ms. Nancy Hill* Dr. Raymond J. Hillenbrand Dr. Hubert Hitchcock* Dr. Jerry I. Hochman Dr. Richard L. Hodish Dr. Bob Hoffman Dr. Stephen A. Hoffman Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Dr. Stephen Hoody Dr. John Hopkins* Dr. Lasca Hospers Dr. D.D. Humber, Sr. Dr. James K. Humber, Jr. Dr. Steven M. Humber Mr. Phil Johnson Ms. JoAnn Jones Mr. Roger Kaiser Dr. Eric S. Kaplan Dr. John I. Kelly, Jr. Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano Dr. Mildred Kimbrough* Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. David A. Kirsch Drs. Josef Kish and Mary Ellen Moore Dr. Thomas M. Klapp Dr. Mark Klingert Dr. Ellis Kooby Dr. Thomas Kopinski Dr. Andrew H. Krantz Dr. Daniel J. Kribs Dr. Elizabeth Krupar Dr. Cecil Laney Dr. Michael G. Law Dr. Peter Lawrence Dr. Scott Lawrence Dr. Alan M. Levine Drs. David and Debra Levinson Dr. David B. Linden Dr. Ken Lipke* Dr. Kenneth O. Logan Dr. Richard S. Lord Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Mr. Morris Lutes Dr. Peter Marascia Dr. Doug L. March Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr. Dr. Carl Mashike Dr. David C. Mason Mr. Eddie McAshan III Dr. Rod McCanse Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McLemore* Dr. Robert S. Mellette* Dr. Robert C. Melnik Dr. Timothy C. Merrick Dr. Daniel L. Michel Dr. Joel S. Miller Dr. Steven D. Mirtschink Dr. Ronald M. Mitchell

Dr. Roy D. Mitchell Dr. Dennis Mizel Dr. Wilson A. Morgan* Mr. Harold J. Mulkey Multi Radiance Medical Dr. Michael Nathanson Dr. Nada Nenadovic Dr. Meredith L. Oudt Ms. Romayne R. Palmer Dr. Thomas D. Palmer Dr. Thomas L. Pamer Dr. Don N. Parkerson, Sr. Dr. Palmer M. Peet Dr. Lawrence M. Peters Dr. Jerald W. Pfister Dr. Bradford J. Pizza Dr. Deborah A. Pogrelis Dr. Neil Rabin Dr. Robert Rabin Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, Estate Dr. Michael Rappaport* Dr. Linda Rassel Dr. Donald E. Ray Dr. Rebecca A. Ray Dr. Thomas W. Retherford* Dr. Charles E. Ribley Mrs. Rowena Rich and Dr. Clark Rich* Mrs. Jean Riley Dr. and Mrs. Corey B. Rodnick Dr. Ronald Roland Dr. Paul J. Roses Dr. Armand M. Rossi Dr. Suzan R. Rossi Dr. Henry M. Rubinstein Dr. Diana Salzmann Ms. Joyce Sample Dr. Walter Sanchez Mrs. Chris Scanlan and Dr. William Scanlan* Dr. Daniel A. Schaeffer Dr. Jerry R. Schar Dr. Robert R. Schiffman Drs. Ron and Alyson Schmeltzer Dr. Robert R. Schultz Dr. Robert Schumacher Dr. William L. Sesco Dr. Brian M. Sheres Dr. Michael W. Shreeve Dr. Thomas J. Sidoti, Jr. Dr. Chriss J. Sigafoose* Dr. Tina A. Sigafoose Dr. Kenneth Sistino Drs. Michael and Lori Smatt Mr. John J. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Smith Mr. Robert L. Snelson Society of Chiro. Orthospinology Mr. Randy Southerland Mrs. Lucy Spurgeon and Dr. Andra Spurgeon* Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Mark Studin Dr. Roy W. Sweat Dr. Michael Swenson Dr. Michele H. Takacs Dr. William H. Tarlton* Dr. Timothy E. Tarry, Jr. Dr. Jim Taylor Drs. Jan Teitelbaum and Siri Smith Dr. Jonathan Tepper Dr. Thomas Thornton Ms. Amanda Timberlake Dr. and Mrs. I.N. Toftness* Mr. Roger Tripp Mrs. Marilyn B. Tucker

Dr. Clarence A. Ungerank Dr. Gregory A. Ungerank Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Dr. Ralph Ungerank* Dr. Robert Van Note Dr. Louis Vastola Dr. Betsy Vingle Mr. Bernard S. Vinick Dr. David E. Wade Drs. Gary and Susan Walsemann Mr. W.W. Wannamaker III* Dr. Mary J. Ward Dr. Mamie B. Ware Dr. Micheal Warner Dr. Stuart and Theresa Warner Dr. Neal Watkins Dr. James G. Wells Drs. Stephen and Claire Welsh Dr. Lisa A. White Dr. Eric Whitehouse Dr. Gary L. Wickiser Dr. Janice Willhite and Dr. Frank Willhite* Mr. Benjamin H. Williams Dr. Kim S. Williams Dr. Nell Williams and Dr. Sid Williams* Drs. William and Kay Willis Dr. Peter J. Wilson Dr. Michael M. Wolff Ms. Eva E. Yeomans Dr. Steven Zimmerman Dr. Timothy L. Zook

*Denotes deceased

Life University Board of Trustees (Fiscal year ending June 30, 2013) Deborah Pogrelis, D.C., Chairman Henry Cousineau, D.C. Shawn Ferguson, D.C. Kevin Fogarty, D.C. Aaron Gagnon, CPA Sharon Gorman, D.C. R. James Gregg, D.C. Jay Handt, D.C. J. Peter Heffernan, D.C. Marc Hudson, D.C. Thomas M. Klapp, D.C. Joseph Lupo, D.C. Rhonda Newton Randolph O’Dell, D.C. Jesse Panuccio, J.D. James Tompkins, Ph.D.


Cynthia Boyd Exudes a Passion for LIFE By Will Brooks Like many successful chiropractors, Cynthia Boyd’s, D.C., path to the profession began ominously, with a lifechanging injury. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Boyd was injured while waterskiing. As a result of her injury, Boyd developed sciatica. Anyone who has suffered from sciatica can attest to its resulting pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot or even your toes. Boyd immediately began seeing a chiropractor nearby in Tennessee and was deeply intrigued about the profession. “I got really into it and asked hundreds of questions during my visits, until one day my chiropractor asked me, ‘Why don’t you become a chiropractor?’” says Boyd. After completing her undergraduate work and starting on a master’s degree, Boyd’s uncertainty about starting a new venture made her hesitant at first; however, after much thought and encouragement from her chiropractor, Boyd decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in January of 1987. After graduating in 1989, she immediately moved to Atlanta because she wanted to be in a big city in the South and began practicing for the next 14 years—her first year as an associate and the subsequent 13 in her own practice. When moving to Atlanta, Boyd was not familiar with the soon-to-be-booming

chiropractic college just down the road in Marietta. Nonetheless, after several years in practice, one of her patients decided to become a chiropractor. She began at LIFE and told Boyd there was a need for faculty. By this time, Boyd had met other chiropractors who also worked at LIFE and was very drawn to the prospect. Boyd took heed of that feeling and began working as a faculty clinician in 1995, supervising LIFE students withD.C. their Dave Yachter, internship work while also continuing to work at her own practice. “It was the best of both worlds,” notes Boyd. “I was able to work with students on their technique skills and clinical approach while also taking that experience into my own practice as far as educating my patients.” In 2003, Boyd was asked to be chief of staff of clinics at LIFE under Ben DeSpain, D.C., LIFE’s president at the time. With this huge opportunity came a large time committment, and there was no way that Boyd could maintain her practice while also performing her new duties, so she went full steam ahead into her new venture. “Everyone will tell you that there is an energy at LIFE, and I’ve been attracted to that since the first time I walked on the campus,” explains Boyd on having no regrets about leaving her practice and working at LIFE. Throughout her tenure, Boyd went through several role changes, including working in the Executive Office as an executive assistant to the president, serving as the head of Development and Alumni Relations and working in the Life University Sport Science Institute. Now and for the past three years, Boyd has worked with the Enrollment and Marketing departments and was just recently

named the vice president for enrollment and marketing after serving in an interim role in this position for some time. “It was very much appreciated,” says Boyd. “It’s always good to hear that someone has confidence in your job performance.” Boyd credits much of her success to getting good people in place and counting on them to get the job done. “Our enrollment and marketing teams have the expertise to excel in their areas. I help keep the big picture in focus for us so that we continue to move our areas forward and achieve the goals within the University’s strategic plan.” Boyd loves what she does because she loves spreading the philosophy of vitalism, and that’s been LIFE’s mission since its inception in 1974. She also loves seeing new students come to LIFE with the same passion she holds. “We are looking for students with a purpose, and it’s our job to find them.” “To me, there are three things that make LIFE great: a big compelling vision, the people and the leadership,” explains Boyd. “We have big plans and envision those things happening. We want to spread the word about our programs, particularly the undergraduate and master’s programs, which many people don’t associate with LIFE. Most people think of us as a chiropractic college, but our philosophy is translated into many other degree programs as well.” Cynthia Boyd, D.C.

Launching Life University’s Professional Online Directory By mary ellen leffard The Alumni Relations Department has created an online directory to help you market your services in your area. We get callers every day looking for a LIFE chiropractor in a particular city. Now we can point callers to the directory to help you increase your business. The directory provides an easy-to-use tool that features listings based on city, state and ZIP code. In addition, the public can also locate an individual based on his or her profession, techniques, therapies or patient education. do you want to be included? Update or include your personal information by visiting our website at Please note: You must be logged in to the Alumni & Friends website to be able to complete this action.


Upcoming Events For more information or to register, please visit or contact the Department of Alumni Relations at or 800-543-3203.




Alumni & Friends Lunch Association of New Jersey Chiropractors

Smores and More Bonfire LIFE Campus



LIFE Ball LIFE Campus



Alumni and Friends Lunch California Jam



LIFE Vision Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center


Fiesta in Puerto Rico CE program and alumni party in San Juan, Puerto Rico



LIFE Vision Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center



Alumni and Friends Lunch Michigan Association of Chiropractors




Alum n i A N D f r i e n d s update

Keep in Touch with Dr. Bob Rabin (’80), who celebrated his 85th birthday on June 28, is a proud new great-grandparent along with his wife, Barbara. Savannah Rose was born March 27 and Avigayil Nechama was born Aug. 22. Savannah Rose is also the granddaughter of Dr. Bob Kenul (’82). Congratulations to all. We would like to send our condolences to the family of Dr. Ronald Hash (’81), who passed away on June 23. Hash maintained a successful practice in Costa Rica and played a huge role in spreading the message of Chiropractic throughout the country.

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Mell (’82) who was randomly selected to win a customized drop table courtesy of Dr. Dennis Ostrowski (’90) of Sunshine Tables. Mell attended a LIFE-sponsored luncheon during the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ spring convention on May 5. He maintains a private practice in Muskegon, Mich. Dr. Ronald Hunerberg (’86) serves as baseball coach to his son’s Cal Ripken 8U team. This season, the team earned the honor of being Florida State Champions as well as runner up in the Southeastern Regional Tournament (out of 500 teams). Drs. Stefanie Kleinfeld Marko and Richard Marko (’87) would like to announce that their son, Jason, started the DC program at LIFE in October 2013. They currently maintain a private practice in South Burlington, Vt.

Dr. David Keiner (’81) and his wife Lisa Keiner (’81) returned to campus Aug. 27 to revisit their stomping grounds at LIFE. They were amazed at all that has changed since they both graduated more than 30 years ago. Pictured are the two of them at their “spot” at the waterfall.



Pictured are Drs. Jay Zimmerman (’87), Steve Elliot (’86) and Stu Katzen (’97) at the Atlantic Cup Rugby Tournament held in Lewes, Del., on Aug. 17.

Dr. Darren Bell (’91) has been busy adjusting many of the musicians that come to his area in Buffalo, N.Y., for concerts. He has provided chiropractic care backstage at events featuring Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, George Strait, The Zombies and Justin Bieber. Bell is a member of The New York Chiropractic Council. He also founded the WNY Chapter of “The Band of Brothers” chiropractic group. He regularly attends and speaks at national chiropractic conferences and served as a peer reviewer for the Council on Chiropractic Practice in the establishment of international chiropractic practice guidelines.

Dr. Tania (Messina) Howard (’91) is taking her show on the road! Though she still sees patients a few hours a week, most of her time is spent creating content to spread positive, healthy and humorous messages to the masses. Her website,, will bring good, solid health and wellness advice from an “every girl” perspective, to its readers. Howard has done extensive postgraduate work in the fields of prenatal and pediatric care, nutrition, exercise, stress management and family wellness. She also has been profiled in the Washington Post Magazine and other trade and regional publications.


Dr. Howard Van Nostrand (’91) would like to thank his old classmates for attending his marriage to Cynthia Pawlikowski in Virginia. He enjoyed seeing old faces and loved talking about new things happening in the profession and in their lives. He is thankful for all the advice on running a practice and keeping his wife happy and in love with him. Van Nostrand maintains a private practice in Bistrow, Va. Robert Haley (’93) is proud to announce the release of his new book, “Impatient Nation,” which helps individuals deal with their own personal health care crises. Haley has written numerous articles and appeared on television discussing a vast array of health topics. He has also worked with some of the world’s best athletes, serving as chiropractor for the 2003 World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Madison Square Garden and U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Program in 2002. Dr. Cindy Pradhan’s (’94) practice, Lakeside Chiropractic, was voted “Best Chiropractor in Anderson, S.C., 2013-2014.” Pradhan taught in the outpatient clinic for six years at Life University before

going on to maintain her own practices in Georgia and South Carolina. Drs. Charles Buck Blodgett and Debra Joy Blodgett (’95) would like to extend a thank you to all of their past classmates, alums from LIFE and the chiropractic profession in general for being so supportive after the loss of their 19-yearold daughter, Jessie, on July 15. They are so thankful that they are a part of a profession that has such a huge heart. It makes them proud to be counted as a small part of it.

Recently, Dr. John Lombardozzi (’97) embarked on a journey to the Sturgis Bike Rally where he entered and won the Horse Backstreet Chopper competition at the Full Throttle Saloon. Life University graduates Drs. Jeremy (’99) and Amanda Hess (’03) inspire and impact audiences nationally on the principles of life, health and the power of the body to heal and believe the body functions best the way God intended. The “Designed by God” book series seeks to reach a society that has lost its true direction about health and where health comes from.

Due to the inundation of pharmaceutical marketing and “health” misinformation, parents are forced to utilize routine medical procedures and pharmaceuticals to treat health issues surrounding pregnancy, the birthing process and infanthood. “Baby Designed by God” will empower and enlighten mothers and fathers from all backgrounds and belief systems that our bodies were wonderfully and magnificently made and have the ability to heal and be whole from the inside out. With in-depth explanations of why and how the body heals naturally, how parents and their children can benefit from making simple healthy lifestyle changes and common medical pitfalls to be aware of during pregnancy, birthing and childhood are discussed throughout the book. Check it out at DesignedByGodBook and use the code LifeUniversity at DesignedByGod for a special alumni discount of 25 percent on all preorders. Congratulations to Dr. Awais Butt (’04) and his wife Tabby as they welcomed an additional baby boy, Zayne Butt, to their family on April 30. Dr. Butt was also inducted as president of the Georgia Chiropractic Council on July 20. He maintains a private practice in Douglasville, Ga. Congratulations to Deborah Lancaster (’06) on the birth of her granddaughter, Naomi Brooke Salmon, on Aug. 13.



Alum n i A N D f r i e n d s update


Dr. David Jockers (’08) just released his new book, “Super Charge Your Brain,” which allows readers to discover the most advanced strategies to radically improve mood, memory and mindset naturally. It is available for purchase on Amazon. In addition to his new book, Jockers is also the host of his own radio show, “Super Charge Your Health,” which airs every Saturday on Atlanta’s FaithTalk 970 AM.

Drs. Francisco (’10) and Sebastián Colón (’13) recently opened their first practice, Cordero Family Chiropractic, in Lantana, Fla. Originally from Puerto Rico, the two brothers are excited to embark on their new journey in the Palm Beach community.

Dr. Bobby Braile was named 2013 Chiropractor of the Year by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic (GCC) for his tireless commitment to the chiropractic profession. The award was presented to him by last year’s recipient and new GCC President Dr. Awais Butt (’04). Congrats to our newest alums who won alumni prizes during the June 2013 graduation rehearsal: Dr. Bradley Haslam, Dr. Joseph Heinecke, Dr. Samuel Miles, Tasha Griffin, Delbert Sines, Hawa Djikine and LaQuenton Butler. Welcome aboard our newest State Reps: Drs. Debbie Flynn (’77), Jay Di Vagno (’81), Richard Cobb (’82), Franca Alterman (’84), Frances Colon (’93), Leona Di Amore (’99), Jeff Getbehead (’09), Sean Drake (’11), Tracy Olson (’11), Keith Bennett, Mrs. Erica Michaels and Mrs. Ashley Feltz! As State Reps, they will serve as a liaison between their state alumni and friends and LIFE. To join the program, please contact us at

Thank you to Drs. James Di Blasi (’77) and Atlee Wampler (’01) who hosted DC students in their offices for two installments of Real World: DCs, a biquarterly event sponsored by the Alumni Association. Students had the opportunity to tour the office, ask questions and find out what it’s like to be a chiropractor in the real world.



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Exhibit Your Lasting Purpose By Mary Ellen Leffard The Alumni Relations Department is launching a new three-year program focused on Lasting Purpose, which is based on the four pillars of LIFE: To Give, To Do, To Love and To Serve. In the fiscal year of 2013–2014, we will be celebrating the year of “To Love,” which should be exemplified by your love for Life University and your pride for the school. Every alumnus/a is encouraged to show his or her love and support of LIFE through giving of time, talent or treasure. You give of your talent when you adjust your patients, recruit new students and spread the word about vitalistic wellness. You give of your time when you help in your community, serve as a state representative or lead in your state organization. You give of your treasure when you support our fundraising efforts and donate to one of our capital campaigns, President’s Circle or scholarships. Exhibit your Lasting Purpose this year with love from the bottom of your heart!

Class Reunion Scholarships Reunion Scholarship Challenge This past October during Fall CE, LIFE celebrated and hosted class reunions for those classes ending in 3s and 8s. As a way to honor the five youngest class reunions, we have asked our alumni to make a gift in support of student scholarships. As you know, Life University is the largest chiropractic college in the world, preparing students for rewarding and successful professional careers. As LIFE has become more influential, the University hopes to extend its reach and spread Chiropractic throughout the world. To do this, the University needs to expand its recruiting presence, increase scholarship support and improve language assistance for international students. Support from alumni will help make this happen.

This challenge is to secure a specified amount per class reunion that will go toward student scholarships. If the class meets and/or exceeds the challenge, they can name the scholarship, for example, Class of 2003 Scholarship. If the class does not meet the goal, then the funds go to a general scholarship fund or wherever we see fit. To make a gift to your class scholarship, please visit




Guy Glinski, Living the 100 Year Lifestyle By Kelsey Donaldson

It’s not every day that one has a celebration honoring one’s 100th birthday. But that’s exactly what the Pine Island, Fla., community did for Guy Glinski, who turned a century old on Aug. 30, 2013. His first triple digit birthday party included more than 50 of his closest friends, a fried fish dinner and entertainment by the Salvation Harmonica Band—and Glinski himself. His 100th birthday also marked more than 80 years of chiropractic care for Glinski, who until recently never had a medical doctor of his own. “I don’t believe in medical doctors, and I don’t believe in pills. People live on pills today. That’s not right,” remarked Glinski during a local news interview. Born in Wisconsin on Aug. 30, 1913, Glinski had noticed over time that one of his legs was significantly smaller due to an injury sustained on the farm. At 19, his dad took him to see two brothers who were local chiropractors. After an examination and X-rays, they discovered the problem lay in Glinski’s upper neck. “Guy describes his first adjustment as if, ‘Somebody pulled the curtains back,’” remembers Mark Jeter, D.C., owner of Jeter Chiropractic Health Centers in Cape Coral, Fla., and Glinski’s chiropractor of more than 10 years. “He felt alive.” Since then, Glinski has been faithful to Chiropractic. “Even today, he comes in two to three times a month, like clockwork,” notes Jeter. Centenarians are one the fastest



explains. “And, for most of them, sadly, they didn’t know how to take care of themselves to ensure living the quality of life 100 and beyond.” A retired carpenter and widower of 13 years, Glinski plays harmonica in a church band every Sunday, recently started a vegetarian diet and has never bought a can of soda. At 90, he was inspired to go skydiving for the first time and was featured on “Living It Up! The Ali & Jack Show,” where he candidly told everyone to “go get a chiropractor.” Guy Glinski and his chiropractor, Mark Jeter, D.C. “Guy is living the 100 growing demographic groups today. Year Lifestyle. He has made his health a More than 50 percent of babies born priority, rather than waiting for a crisis since the year 2000 are expected to to force him to make better choices. He live to age 100. Eric Plasker, D.C., has an adventurous spirit, is having fun author of the newly released “100 Year and at the age of 100, is still going strong. Lifestyle: Second Edition,” defines a And, of course, he is keeping his spine and new health care and lifestyle model with nervous system healthy with Chiropractic chiropractic care at the core of changing Lifestyle Care,” says Plasker. people’s lives, the community and even As the centenarian makes his way the world. His book outlines a very into the future, he plans to continue simple plan to help people adjust their his regimen of visiting Jeter, playing his lives and make changes that will put harmonica and driving his truck. And even them on a healthier course today and for at 100, Glinski is still full of surprises. the rest of their lives. His goal for the next year is to break the “Guy’s generation was blindsided record for the oldest tandem skydive by their extended lifespan, they had no jump. The current record is 101 years and idea they would live this long,” Plasker four months.

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