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FALL 2012 vol. 5 Issue 3 life university’s alumni magazine

Celebrating the Class of 1977

Meet Your Postgrad Staff

Rugby Racks Up Honors



Life Alumni!

The energy on campus right now is positively exhilarating. The 2012 Fall CE event—our second and largest ever—was even bigger and better than we’d imagined. Life University is still riding high on the wave of 1,500 DCs, plus alums, professors, presenters, chiropractic leaders and their families, who converged on campus for five incredible days of learning, connection and inspiration. For me and for many of the guests I spoke with over the long weekend, this was a true Homecoming. I’m equally honored and humbled by the glowing reviews of our programming, our lecturers, our beautiful campus and the great work that is taking place here every day. To the hundreds of Life University faculty, staff and even students who volunteered their time and talents—in addition to their regular responsibilities and workloads—to make this event a resounding success, I give my heartfelt thanks. It’s people like them, doing things like our Fall CE event, out of a philosophy rooted in Lasting Purpose and Vitalism, that make it possible for Life University to thrive as a thought leader in the Vital Health Revolution. If you missed it, make sure you plan to attend next year (Oct. 2-6, 2013). Turn to our coverage on pages 4-5 to get an idea of what the Fall CE experience is all about, and what you have to look forward to in 2013.

Turn to our coverage on pages 4-5 to get an idea of what the Fall CE experience is all about.

The theme for this year’s Fall CE was the 70s, in honor of our first graduating class and their 35th class reunion, which we celebrated—along with several other key reunion years—in style. In further tribute, Your Extraordinary LIFE interviewed members of the original class of 1977 to see how far they’ve come, and what they’ve taken away from their time at LIFE. Their profiles appear on pages 6-7. Finally, I’d like to draw your attention to the very center of this issue. Traditionally, the fall issue of Your Extraordinary LIFE contains our annual President’s Report. It’s my opportunity to share with you a snapshot of Life University as today’s leader in vital health education, and all we achieved in 2011-2012. Please take some time to consider our progress, to take note of the year’s most notable highlights (there are many!) and to read the names of the alumni and friends who are making it all possible. The report begins on page 9. If you have any questions about the report, or would like to add your name to that list of LIFE’s valued supporters, please contact us. Thank you for keeping up with Life University, and for being one of the many who make LIFE worth coming home to. Yours in Chiropractic,

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. President



2012 Your Extraordinary LIFE The Alumni Magazine of Life University



fe a t u r e s

4 Fall CE 2012

A groovy party, fabulous class reunions and more delighted this year’s 1,500 Fall CE attendees

6 Then and Now

Members of the 1977 inaugural graduating class reflect on the past 35 years and their time at LIFE

9 President’s Report 2012

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

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Around Campus: What’s New at LIFE?

Functional Neurology Center featured on ABC’s “Nightline;” Dr. Deborah Pogrelis named Board of Trustees Chairperson

3 Athletics

Rugby closes season with international honors, top national rankings; Women’s cross country off to an impressive start; Men’s wrestling hits the mat for inaugural season

17 Lasting Purpose

Dedicated to LIFE; LIFE partners with estate advisors

19 UG Update

What’s happening in the College of Undergraduate Studies

20 News from Alumni Relations

New faces; LIFE on the road; Where’s Doc?; Alumni Association Board of Directors

21 Postgrad & CE

Get to know your postgrad staff

22 Class Notes 24 Mark Your Calendar

Alumni Events


What’s New at Dr. Carrick and LIFE’s Functional Neurology Center featured on ABC’s “Nightline” Juju Chang, Emmy-winning reporter, and the crew of ABC’s “Nightline” recently visited Life University for an interview with Distinguished Professor Dr. Ted Carrick, head of LIFE’s Functional Neurology Center. “Nightline” aired the story, entitled “Chiropractic Neurology: Miracle Method or Placebo?” on Aug. 8. The coverage featured the first-ever footage shown on an American television network of Dr. Carrick delivering chiropractic neurological care to actual patients at the Marietta, Ga., clinic. Two patients suffering from severe neurological conditions were highlighted, and were shown making significant progress throughout the segment after undergoing “brain-retraining” methods Dr. Carrick and the Carrick Institute have been refining for the past 30 years.



When asked if he feels that the care he offers constitutes “a miracle cure,” Carrick responded, “I think miracles are things that happen once in a while. What we find is that the miracles that we see, we’re seeing them frequently, every day, so they’re not really miracles. What we do is amazing because of what humankind can do.”

Dr. Deborah Pogrelis named Board of Trustees Chairperson At the quarterly board meeting in July, Deborah Pogrelis, D.C., was elected as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Life University. Dr. Pogrelis has served in various roles on the Board of Trustees since 2009. Pogrelis takes over from Shawn Ferguson, D.C., who has served as chairperson since 2010. On taking over as chairperson, Pogrelis says, “I look forward to leading the Board of Trustees as we continue to work with the administration to fulfill the mission and goals of Life University. In addition to housing the largest chiropractic college in the world, the quality and growth of our undergraduate and master’s programs has catapulted Life University into being a premier institution of natural heath science education. As such, we have responsibility to produce graduates who are skilled practitioners and transformational leaders in an

Dr. Deborah Pogrelis

increasingly diverse, global and dynamic world.” Life University President Dr. Guy Riekeman says, “There is an incredible amount of enthusiasm among the Board of Trustees by the appointment of Deb Pogrelis. Shawn Ferguson has shown exemplary leadership over the past two years as the University completed two phases of our 2020 Vision. Given Pogrelis’ history with LIFE, she is the perfect person to lead us into Phase III and beyond.” Dr. Pogrelis has a long-tenured relationship with Life University, having been a student in the very first class in January 1975. She previously served the University as the Chief of Staff of Clinics and Dean of the College of Chiropractic. Dr. Pogrelis practices at Towne Lake Family Chiropractic in Woodstock, Ga., and has been a resident of Cherokee County for 34 years.

AROUND campus


Athletics Rugby closes season with international honors, top national rankings Life University rugby capped its 20112012 season with a summer of success at home and abroad.

All-American Honors Several of our players were selected by USA Rugby to take part in this summer’s All-American Touring teams, an annual series of games in both 15s and 7s that gives top-level players a chance to compete with other AllAmericans versus international and elite-level competition. For many, this honor precedes selection to the U.S. National Team. In all, eight of our players were invited to the All-Americans camp. These were Joe Cowley, Cam Dolan, James Lynch, Colton Cariaga, Glen Maricelli, Jake McFadden and O.J. Auimatagi. From the camp, three teams were named: 15s Team Joe Cowley, Cam Dolan and James Lynch were selected to travel to Ireland and play two matches against local equivalent competition. 7s Team One Colton Cariaga was selected to play in a 7s tournament in Glendale, Colo. 7s Team Two Colton Cariaga and Cam Dolan were selected to play in a 7s tournament in Chula Vista, Calif.

Preseason rankings net two No. 1s Not long after the All-American tour, the preseason rankings came out for undergraduate rugby. Based on last year’s record, returning players and the depth of our program, has ranked Life University’s 15s team No. 1 in the country. The rankings for 7s rugby were also announced, and initially ranked Life University’s 7s team No. 4 in the country. Most recently, our 7s team traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., for the South Independent Rugby Conference tournament. The winner of this event earns an automatic spot in the USA Rugby national championship in December in College Station, Texas. Really, this tournament came down to an expected matchup versus Arkansas State, who also went through group play with ease. In a hotly contested final, both teams matched each other try for try. With zero time on the clock and LIFE with possession in a tie match, Joe Cowley scored the winning try and gave LIFE the victory. After the tournament victory, the most recent rankings now have LIFE ranked No. 1 in the country in 7s. This means, as of this writing, that your LIFE Rugby Team is ranked No. 1 in the country in both 15s and 7s.

Women’s cross country off to an impressive start The Life University women’s cross country team had a successful inaugural season, culminating in a strong showing at the TranSouth Conference Championships in November. LIFE’s dynamic duo of Mishea Peltier and Anika Dion did not disappoint as Peltier ran away from the field, taking first place and earning a trip to the NAIA Nationals in Vancouver, Wash., on Nov. 17. With her performance, Peltier also earned All-Conference honors, the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year and the Runner of the Year awards. Dion put in a great performance of her own, placing fourth, earning All-Conference honors and just missing a trip to Nationals (the top three conference runners qualify for Nationals). Congratulations to Coach Faust, Peltier and Dion for a tremendous start to what is sure to be a championship program!

Men’s wrestling hits the mat for inaugural season matches in S.C. and at home After completing his recruitment of some top-level grapplers, head wrestling coach Mike Miller is confident this inaugural men’s wrestling season will be a success. He looks forward to building a program that will be a model in the Southeast. The LIFE wrestling team opened their season Nov. 3 at the Citadel Open in Charleston, S.C. Home meets will be Dec. 8 and Jan. 27. Coach Miller invites all alumni and friends to campus on both dates to cheer on our wrestlers as they take it to the mat for their first at-home appearances of the season.





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For the second year in a row, Life University set another precedent by offering free CE to the masses. This year, the first 1,300 doctors who registered for the 2012 Fall CE Event, held Sept. 26–30, received their registration for free. With the help of our generous sponsors, LIFE was able to add an additional 400 free slots from the year before, when we offered 900 free spots. In total, 1,500 doctors attended this five-day event, which allowed attendees the ability to earn more than 30 hours of CE credit with 15 different tracks ranging from Philosophy to Neurology. Above all, alumni from across the country rallied together in camaraderie to celebrate LIFE and the chiropractic community.

35th Class Reunion

30th Class Reunion

On Thursday evening, 15 members of Life University’s graduating class of 1977, and their spouses and guests, attended the 35th Class Reunion dinner. Prominent faculty members and mentors were also present, including Dr. Gerry Clum, Dr. D.D. Humber and Dr. Charlie Kalb. The celebration began with a cocktail hour before dinner and concluded with a flagpole dedication. Upon completion of the reunion dinner, the 15 alums had an opportunity to immortalize their LIFE memories inside a Peace Pole, which was planted in the Garden of Lasting Purpose (GLP). Currently under construction, the GLP will house Peace Poles from every graduating class. Additionally, every year, the 35th reunion class will get the opportunity to plant one of their own. The poles will contain pieces of paper featuring memories, thoughts and goals. “May peace prevail on Earth,” will be inscribed on the outside of the poles in varying languages that define the diverse makeup of each reunion class. This year’s Peace Pole features four languages: English, Hebrew, Cherokee and Arabic. During the next day’s President’s Address and Luncheon, the Class of 1977 presented a class gift of $86,000 to Life University.

In celebration of their 30th reunion year, Life University’s graduating class of 1982 united together in fellowship for their reunion breakfast Saturday morning. For some, it had been many years since they had been on campus. Despite this, classmates reveled in each other’s company while reminiscing over old photos and yearbooks. Similarly, the classmates gathered around to celebrate the past, present and future of LIFE. Throughout the years, these graduates have served vital roles in the chiropractic community locally as well as nationally. Additionally, the class of 1982 presented a class gift of $7,100 to Life University during the President’s Address and Luncheon.



Alumni and Friends Party and Class Reunions For one night, Life University was adorned with polyester pants, oversized sunglasses and big hair—all for the 70s-themed Alumni and Friends Party and Class Reunions. Partygoers gathered under the disco ball limelight to celebrate good friends, good food and good music. The party featured a rocking five-piece band, a giant Twister game, a caricaturist, a magician and Life University’s own groovy mascot, Doc

the Running Eagle. Guests sported retro accessories inside the photo booth, got tangled in Twister knots alongside 16 of their closest friends and boogied to the tunes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Stevie Wonder. The tent was decorated to the nines with shag carpeting, bold-colored beanbags, lava lamps, psychedelic wall hangings and black lights—no detail or corner was spared. There was even a special VIP area for those celebrating a class reunion (years 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007). The LIFE Alumni Association is still recovering from this blast from the past. See you all next year! Life University wishes to thank the following sponsors who made our Fall CE event so successful: Standard Process, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Beyond Organic, BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, The Family Practice, DrNatura, Impac, Inc., The Joint, Multi Radiance Medical, NCMIC Insurance Company, NeuroInfiniti, Nordic Naturals, PayDC Chiropractic Software, Pettibon System, ScripHESSCO, TextMD, Inc., Xooma Worldwide.




Then and Now: Life College’s inaugural class of 1977 celebrates 35 years of LIFE By Jen Lesshafft

Life University’s first graduating class celebrated their 35th reunion during LIFE’s Fall CE event Sept. 26-30. For many of these 1977 grads, the week’s reunion festivities were the first times they’d seen each other again since they walked across the stage at graduation 35 years ago. The 35th reunion festivities could not have happened without the help of the Class of 1977 Reunion Chairs. Their insight, guidance and memories from their time at LIFE helped shape what was an amazing reunion experience for everyone. Thank you to our 1977 Class Chairs: Drs. Debra Flynn, Steve Warfield, Mike Ungerank and Gerry Clum, who also took the time to remember LIFE “back when,” and to share their memories with us.

Steve Warfield, D.C. (’77) Lakewood Chiropractic, Jacksonville, Fla. Quote: “Sid’s keys never go up.” Why LIFE? Dr. Ian Grassam. He was my field doctor and I was his patient in Michigan, and he, by far, was the most dynamic, prolific and spiritual doctor that I think I’ve ever met in my life. Why do you support LIFE? I support LIFE because it’s my alma mater! It changed my life. It’s my life’s vocation and it’s the foundation of my maturity.



His Life after LIFE: Warfield has been busy maintaining his practice based on a foundation of serving the patient, while raising his family.

Mike Ungerank, D.C. (’77) Pringle Chiropractic Center, Jonesboro, Ark. Why LIFE? I had known Dr. Sid Williams since I was 14 years old and was enrolled to go to Palmer Chiropractic College. I went with my father, Dr. Ralph Ungerank, in June

1974 for a visit to what was to be the new college. Dr. Sid announced they were going to open the college in January 1975. It only took about 15 seconds to decide I would rather live my winters in Marietta, Ga., as opposed to Davenport, Iowa. Favorite LIFE memory: One Saturday

To read more about the reunion and to see photos from the events, please turn to pages 4 and 5.

at 7 a.m., I got a call from Dr. Clum, who [had hurt his] lower back and could not find a D.C. Knowing my father had taught me how to adjust, he called me. We only had flat benches at the time and my father had taught me the ThompsonDerifield Technique, which used a drop mechanism. When I asked Dr. Clum, who could barely stand up, what to do, he said, “Do what your Daddy taught

you.” Well, I did and when Dr. Clum was standing straight again he stated, “What a way to start clinic, without any official technique classes, don’t you think?” Why do you support LIFE? My father, Dr. Sid, Dr. Clum, Dr. Ron Watkins, Dr. Charley Kalb and Dr. Ed Ambrose were the positive [influences] that would lead anyone to keep giving back to the college and to our profession. His Life after LIFE: Mike Ungerank still works 40 hours a week at his Jonesboro, Ark., clinic.

Debra Flynn, D.C. (’77) Key West Chiropractic, Key West, Fla. Quote: “You will get it later.” Because we were the first class, there weren’t a lot of materials readily available! Why LIFE? Dr. Sid told me I was supposed to be a chiropractor. I was going to just be a supportive wife, but he kept insisting that this was my calling. I even had a dream that he was telling me to become a DC! Favorite LIFE memory: In the middle of classes, all of a sudden, Dr. Sid would walk in and sit down and talk philosophy with us. Why do you keep coming back to LIFE? I am so proud to have graduated from LIFE! It’s the most cutting edge, profound, philosophically based [chiropractic institution]—you have to experience it to believe it. Her Life after LIFE: After a postgraduate internship at the Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic, Flynn started her own practice and eventually relocated to Key West, Fla., where she’s served the community for more than 32 years. Her nephew, Ryan Barnett, is now in chiropractic college at LIFE.

Gerry Clum, D.C. (’77) Founding “Day One” faculty member at Life College Why LIFE? I was on the Palmer faculty in 1974 when Dr. Williams announced the establishment of Life Chiropractic College. Through Dr. Cassan [Clum’s mentor], I had been introduced to Dr. Williams


before I went to Palmer, and while I was [there] I regularly attended the Life DE Meetings. It was from this group that the support for Life Chiropractic College emerged. I was one of the charter faculty on the job when Life Chiropractic College opened in January 1975. Favorite LIFE memory: One very clear memory I have is from the day the campus was opened. At that time, the College consisted of the right half of the main administration building, the other half of the building housed Western Union and the local unemployment office. For our dedication day, I was tasked with making sure the signage on the driveway was in place, so for that afternoon I took down the unemployment signage and the Western Union signage and installed the first Life Chiropractic College sign. As you could imagine, Western Union and the unemployment folks weren’t at all happy about this and we went into a cartoonstyle rotation of taking signs down, putting them up, etc. It almost came to blows before the day was over! Why do you support LIFE? More than 40 years ago, my relationship with Dr. Williams and the direction he advocated for the profession began. A great deal has changed in and around Life Chiropractic College, now Life University, over the years, but the heart of why we were about this effort and the core mission we sought to achieve in chiropractic and health care has remained unchanged and as exciting today as it was when I was in my early 20s. His LIFE: Now LIFE’s Presidential Liaison for External Affairs and Director of the LIFE Octagon, Clum retired as President of Life Chiropractic College West in 2011. He is active in several chiropractic and health care organizations and blogs at




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President’s Report | 2012 For fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012

Serving Lasting Purpose I am proud to report to you that we have completed

the coverage, compliments and prestige you can’t buy

Phase II of the 20/20 Vision! The Exceptional

with traditional marketing.

Experience was markedly different from Phase I,

We also opened the LIFE Functional Neurology

yet an equally important goal as we move forward

Center, a facility unlike any in the world, where

in the grand vision of what Life University will be

groundbreaking chiropractic neurological research is

by the end of this decade. Phase I contained many

conducted. Lastly, we completed our reaffirmation

items that were visible, such as construction and

of accreditation with the Southern Association of

renovations. Phase II was much more internal, as

Colleges and Schools (SACS). As you know, this

we focused on becoming a more student-centered

process is critical to our existence, and I am pleased to

organization and adopting a service model in all facets

report that we are now accredited with SACS through

of our operations. While the end result may not be

2021. This year, we will be going through a similar

as visible on the surface, I assure you the effects are

process with the Council on Chiropractic Education

felt in a positive way by every member of the LIFE

(CCE) for our programmatic accreditation of our


Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Life University is garnering nationwide respect and

The hard work and dedication of our fine faculty,

admiration for some of our other ongoing initiatives.

staff and students are paramount to our continued

For example, LIFE rugby continues to be a model

success, but equally important is the generous support

program that is turning heads in the sport. Our

you have given to Life University. Thank you for your

undergraduate 15s team had an undefeated regular

continued support as we move even closer to our

season en route to a semifinal run to the national

20/20 Vision. I hope to see you on the campus soon.

championship. LIFE was ranked No. 2 in the country in the final USA Rugby poll. Our 7s team had an unprecedented run, winning two of the three national


championships contested in the sport. The year capped off with the team being invited to the College Rugby Championship in Philadelphia this past June.

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C.

The event, televised by NBC, gave Life University



University Highlights (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) • Undergrad 15s rugby team finished second in the

country • Undergrad 7s rugby team won USA Rugby

Collegiate National Championship and the prestigious Las Vegas Invitational; finished fourth in the College Rugby Championships, which was televised live on NBC • Basketball team celebrated 20th anniversary; won

AII Conference Tournament and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the fourth year in a row • Diversity Issues in Higher Education ranked LIFE

a top 40 degree-producing university for minority students. • The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked LIFE

the sixth fastest-growing, master’s level institution in the country. • Opened the LIFE Functional Neurology Center • Alumni approval rating soared to all-time high of

88 percent (up from 80 percent the year before)

• Hosted inaugural Fall CE Event, offering free

continuing education for more than 1,000 DCs • Hosted fourth annual Octagon Conference,

titled “Re-imagining Health Care, Making Health the Goal” • Added master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition • Reaffirmation of accreditation by SACS through

the year 2021 • Completed Phase II of the 20/20 Vision: The

Exceptional Experience o Opened Student Advocacy Center o Renovated and renamed the library Drs. Sid E. and Nell K. Williams Library o Adopted Lasting-Purpose-based service model in all facets of University operations


Chris Nadine: All in a day’s work Financially supporting the mission of her employer isn’t a job requirement, but for Chris Nadine, provost project coordinator at Life University, giving back is all in a day’s work. “All my life,” she says, “I’ve chosen employment based on congruency with my beliefs and the mission of the organization, and working for LIFE is no exception.” Nadine holds an Associate Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers (ALCP) from the Chiropractic Philosophy Diplomate program (as a non-chiropractor), and worked in a neighborhood center before being hired as a LIFE student recruiter in 2007. She joined Life University’s President’s Circle giving program that very same year. “I initially signed up for the President’s Circle by giving the minimum required donation. Each year I re-evaluate my financial donations,

and this year I chose to increase my donation to LIFE.” Nadine chooses to have regular donations withdrawn directly from each paycheck. “I’ve always found that when I commit to a donation by making it automatic, it just becomes part of my budget, and I don’t think about or miss the money. Making a commitment, creating a plan and utilizing technology makes giving easy.” She also regularly donates to the local Boys & Girls Clubs and the Chattahoochee River Keepers. “I don’t consider it a luxury to be able to give,” she adds. “I consider it a blessing. I also think the synergy of many people pooling resources together accomplishes more than one individual trying to make a difference on his or her own.”

Drs. Pat (’96) and Mike Calcagno (’98): Brothers with a purpose Pat and Mike Calcagno are brothers in the truest sense of the word. Both played rugby in their high school and college years, the latter while earning their D.C. degrees from LIFE. Pat enrolled after being inspired by the chiropractic care he received as a teenage rugby player and Mike followed suit with his brother’s encouragement. Today, they operate five clinics together in the greater Chicago area. In addition to adjusting patients and overseeing their team of doctors, Pat handles the business decisions and Mike manages operations and quality of care. Together, the brothers have been ongoing donors to LIFE and annual supporters of the rugby program. “The friendships I developed with players on the rugby program [while] enrolled in the chiropractic program have become life-long,” Mike says. “Those friendships and my campus experience helped me become the man I am today.”


“Rugby was the bond,” Pat says, “but Chiropractic was the calling.” When it comes to living Lasting Purpose, the Calcagnos are equally committed. “We send students to LIFE. We support the rugby players and coaches. We give financially— both annually and to the campaigns,” Mike says. “Chiropractic helps people live a life free from drugs and surgery,” Pat stresses, “and giving to LIFE allows that philosophy to be promoted.” Thanks to members of the LIFE family like the Calcagno brothers, Life University is able to promote Chiropractic, not only through its academic programs, but through its top-ranked, internationally recognized rugby program. For these brothers and those like them, it’s a win-win situation.


Gift Trends

2,819 2,180




Number of Donors Number of Gifts

Fiscal Year 10

Fiscal Year 11

Fiscal Year 12

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION For the Period Ending June 30, 2012

Number of Donors

Number of Gifts

Number of Donors

Total Assets


Total Liabilities Total Net Assets

Number of Gifts

$73,194,909 $41,211,644

Life University, Inc. Revenue by Source June 30, 2012 College of Chiropractic 74%

Undergraduate & Masters 17% Auxiliary Enterprise 6% Other 2% Private Contributions 1%

Life University, Inc. operating expenses June 30, 2012 Instructional & Research 34%

Institutional Support 33% Student Services 12% Operations & Maintenance 8% Auxiliary Enterprise 6% Academic Support 5% Public Service 2%


List of Donors

A recognition of those who made gifts during the July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 fiscal year.


Great Eight

Dr. Joel A. Beane Dr. Brett A. Caminez Mr. Van N. Carrigan Dr. James W. Cassillo Dr. Sudhanva V. Char Dr. Nicholas DiGerolamo, Sr. Dr. John A. Fenn Dr. Mary Flannery Dr. Christopher Green Dr. Karen Henard Dr. Sherry Hodge Keep America Beautiful Dr. Leslie M. King Dr. Bernadette Lavender Ms. Cynthia J. Lund Dr. James M. Lynch Dr. Mark R. Maiyer Dr. Linda M. Mullin Dr. Palmer M. Peet Dr. David M. Purdy Dr. and Mrs. Keith Rau Dr. Brent D. Russell Dr. Steven R. Watts Dr. J. Zimmerman, Jr.

Dr. Gerard W. Clum Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Hank Cousineau Dr. Philip B. Delport Drs. Shawn and Karen Ferguson Dr. Debra S. Flynn Dr. Sharon Gorman Dr. James Gregg Dr. Dennis Hawk Dr. Jerry I. Hochman Dr. and Mrs. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Dr. Christopher B. Kent Dr. Dean W. Mammales Dr. Joel Margolies Drs. Mike and Patricia McLean Mr. Trevor S. Miller Drs. Tom and Jeanne Ohm Dr. Eric H. Plasker Dr. Deborah A. Pogrelis Ms. Karen Preston Dr. Jeffrey Raheb Mr. Jeffery Reiss Drs. Daniel and Kristin Ribley Drs. Drew and Lisa Rubin Dr. Marc P. Schneider Dr. Rob Scott Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Dr. Robin W. Welch

($300 - 499)

($800 - 1,199)


($500 - 799) Mr. John P. Barrett Dr. Stephen Bolles Mrs. Daisey Buckner Dr. Michael P. Carnes Drs. John and April Cowan Dr. Austin E. Dacanay Drs. Adam and Sandra Elbaum Dr. Bobby S. Gise Dr. Anthony Hardnett Dr. Jonathan R. Holtzman Dr. D.D. Humber, Sr. Dr. William G. Kessel Dr. Paul E. Lacroix Dr. Jeffrey J. Lupo Dr. Brian McAulay Drs. Ronald and Mary Oberstein Dr. James H. Oppenheim Dr. T. Shane Palmer Dr. Michael B. Pryor Dr. Ruth Ross Drs. Patrick and Geraldine Ryan Dr. Walter Sanchez Dr. Jerry Schar Dr. Frank Schwitz Dr. Robert D. Shire Dr. Michael D. Smith Drs. Gary and Kim Stetzel Dr. Aura L. Tovar


Supporters ($1,200 - 1,973)

Dr. Adam J. Apfelblat Dr. Randall Boutwell Dr. Brian O. Burns Drs. Anthony and Patricia Colasurdo Dr. Ralph D. Davis Dr. Vincent Erario Dr. Catherine E. Franklin Dr. Tim Gross Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Mr. Greg R. Harris Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. Kevin Jackson and Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Klapp Dr. Ernie F. Landi Dr. Kevin L. Lenahan Dr. Douglas Leon Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr. Dr. Eric T. Markson Dr. Michael W. Mathesie Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan Patient Media, Inc. Dr. Meg Pickering

Dr. Denise A. Rassel Drs. Larry and Patty Ribley Dr. Corey B. Rodnick Mr. Steven Ryan Dr. Gregory J. Schor-Haskin Dr. Mark J. Tobias Drs. Stephen and Claire Welsh Dr. Jeffrey P. Zaika


($25,000 - 49,999)

Multi Radiance Medical


($100,000 - 249,999)

1974 Founders

Foot Levelers, Inc. William M. Harris Family Foundation Standard Process Inc.

Dr. Amanda L. Apfelblat Dr. Michael C. Calcagno Drs. Norman and Cathy Colby Dr. Christopher J. Colloca Dr. Justin Coop Drs. Dean and Jen DePice Mr. Chuck Detling Dr. Jean-Claude Doornick Dr. David Eugster Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Fogarty Drs. Daniel and Kimberly Gambino Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Dr. B. J. Hardick Dr. Kreg D. Huffer Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jarr Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. and Mrs. David Koch Dr. Michael T. LaRocca Dr. Gary R. Pennebaker Dr. Charles E. Ribley Dr. Guy F. Riekeman Dr. Bradbury Robinson Dr. Eugene Sparlin Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Ralph J. Templeton Drs. Gary and Susan Walsemann



($10,000 - 24,999) Standard Process Inc.

Dr. Darcy A. Andersen Dr. Pasquale G. Calcagno, III DrNatura Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. Gregory D. Loman Dr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Rauch

($25,000 - 49,999) DrNatura

($1,974 - 4,999)

($5,000 - 9,999)


($10,000 - 24,999) Georgia-USA Wrestling Dr. Irene Gold and Dr. Reggie Gold* Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Dr. Roy W. Sweat

($500-799) Dr. Diane Russo Ms. Deborah J. Trantin ($800 - 1,199) Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Roma & Associates SMG Mediquip ($1,974 - 4,999) AC Grace Atlas Chiropractic System, Inc. Chiropractic Wellness Network Davlen Associates, LTD GENESCO Multi Radiance Medical NCMIC Group, Inc. NeuroInfiniti Nordic Naturals Dr. Eric H. Plasker The Pettibon System RegisterPatient.Com

Gifts In-Kind Dr. Carlinda Budd Ms. Ann Crowder Mr. Keith E. Denton Foot Levelers, Inc. The Kally Group, Inc. Admiral Nathan D. Keiser ProMassagers, LLC Titronics Mr. John S. Wheeler

President’s CIRCLE Dr. Adam J. Apfelblat Dr. Amanda L. Apfelblat Mr. John P. Barrett Dr. Stephen Bolles Dr. Randall Boutwell Mrs. Daisy Buckner Dr. Brian O. Burns Dr. Gerard W. Clum Drs. Norman and Cathy Colby Dr. Christopher J. Colloca Dr. Hank Cousineau Drs. John and April Cowan Dr. Ralph D. Davis Drs. Adam and Sandra Elbaum Dr. Vincent Erario Dr. David Eugster Drs. Shawn and Karen Ferguson Dr. Debra S. Flynn Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Fogarty Dr. Catherine E. Franklin Drs. Irene and Reggie Gold* Dr. Sharon Gorman Dr. James Gregg Dr. Tim Gross Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Dr. B.J. Hardick Mr. Greg R. Harris Dr. Karen Henard Dr. Jerry I. Hochman Ms. Sherry Hodge Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Dr. Kreg D. Huffer Dr. Kevin Jackson and Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. Christopher B. Kent Dr. William G. Kessel Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Klapp Dr. and Mrs. David Koch Dr. Ernie F. Landi Dr. Douglas Leon Ms. Cynthia J. Lund Dr. Jeffrey J. Lupo Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lupo Dr. Dean W. Mammales Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr. Dr. Joel Margolies Dr. Eric T. Markson Dr. Michael W. Mathesie Dr. Brian McAulay Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. Craig Miladin Ms. Chris Nadine Dr. and Mrs. Randolph C. O’Dell Drs. Ronald and Mary Oberstein Drs. Tom and Jeanne Ohm Dr. James H. Oppenheim 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 P. Schneider Dr. Rob Scott Dr. Michael D. Smith Dr. Eugene Sparlin Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Mark J. Tobias Dr. Michael L. Tomasello, Jr. Dr. Robin W. Welch Dr. Jeffrey P. Zaika

Realizing The Vision Capital Campaign (William M. Harris Center for Clinical Education, Research, Rugby) Ms. Kirsten C. Anderson Dr. Debra W. Bisiacchi Dr. Stephen Bloomingdale Dr. Cynthia A. Boyd Dr. Jennifer Brandon Dr. Morris Braum Dr. Ralph E. Bucci Dr. Michael C. Calcagno Dr. Pasquale G. Calcagno, III Dr. Michael P. Carnes Dr. Adam R. Church Drs. Anthony and Patricia Colasurdo Mr. Guy D’Alema Drs. Dean and Jen DePice Dr. Lydia L. Dever Dr. Jean-Claude Doornick DrNatura Dr. James W. Dubel Dr. James Duffy Dr. Vincent Erario Dr. John A. Fenn Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Fogarty Foot Levelers, Inc. Dr. Richard Franz Drs. Daniel and Kimberly Gambino Dr. Steven J. Garber Dr. Kathryn Haag Dr. Roohieh Hamrang Dr. Lawrence Hansen Dr. Anthony Hardnett Mr. Mackel Harris William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. James S. Hovey Miss Monyetta Joshua Dr. Stuart E. Katzen Dr. William C. Keenan Dr. Leslie M. King Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. and Mrs. David Koch Dr. Michael T. LaRocca Dr. Bernadette Lavender Dr. Gregory D. Loman Dr. James M. Lynch Dr. Mark R. Maiyer Dr. Doug L. March Dr. John F. Markham Mr. Thomas McCleskey Dr. Leo McCormick Drs. Patricia and Mike McLean Dr. Daniel L. Michel Dr. Steven Mirtschink

Dr. David L. Mjoen Mrs. Bridgette Morris Dr. Linda M. Mullin Multi Radiance Medical Mr. Thomas E. Nicholas Mr. Brett North Patient Media, Inc. Ms. Karen Preston Dr. Michael B. Pryor Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, Estate Dr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Rauch Dr. Paula C. Rhodes Dr. Bradbury Robinson Dr. Frank Schwitz Dr. Susan Sharkey Dr. Robert D. Shire Standard Process Inc. Drs. Gary and Kim Stetzel Ms. Susan Stewart Dr. Eric M. Stofman Dr. Gary Sullenger Mrs. Camille Sullivan Dr. Roy W. Sweat Dr. Beatrice Tapia Dr. Aura L. Tovar Dr. Gwendolyn Tutt Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Dr. Kent D. Vanderslice Mr. Cory Viehl Drs. Gary and Susan Walsemann Dr. John Winner

$100,000 Academy This list represents donors whose cumulative giving is $100,000 or more. Dr. Darcy A. Andersen Dr. Hank Cousineau Dr. David Eugster Foot Levelers, Inc. Drs. Irene and 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. and Mrs. 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. Gilbert Bohemier Dr. John T. Boutwell Dr. Donald W. Boylston Dr. Robert Braile Dr. Jennifer Brandon Dr. Jean Yvan Breton Drs. Louis and Laurie Briegel Dr. James R. Brown* Dr. Deloss Brubaker Dr. Leonard Budsock* Dr. Brian O. Burns Dr. John A. Cadieux Dr. Thomas E. Calhoun, Jr. Dr. George Camacho, Jr. Dr. David L. Camhi Dr. Robert Champagne Dr. Patricia L. Chelenyak Dr. James 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 Davis Dr. Christophe Dean Dr. Steven 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 Ezzel-Nelson Dr. Daniel Fenster Dr. David C. Fields Mr. William Firnbach Drs. Gary and Carolyn Fish Dr. Jane Fish and Dr. Harvey J. Fish* Flynn-Finderup Architects Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Fogarty


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Dr. Alan K. Foster Dr. Richard L. Franks Dr. Murray C. Galbraith Dr. William S. Gandee Dr. Frank Gilbert Dr. Robert S. Gise Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano Dr. Wayne Goforth Dr. Steven Goldfarb Dr. Steven Goldman Dr. Sharon Gorman Dr. Robert 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 Mr. Rod Handly Dr. and Mrs. Jay Handt Dr. Bruce J. Harman Mr. Mackel Harris William M. Harris Family Foundation Dr. Ronald Hash Mrs. Marian Hatch and Dr. Robert Hatch* Mr. David Haygood 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. Stephen A. Hoffman Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Dr. Bob Hoffman Dr. John A. Hofmann, Sr. Dr. Stephen Hoody Dr. John Hopkins* Dr. Lasca Hospers Dr. D. D. Humber, Sr. Dr. Ken Humber Dr. Steven M. Humber Mr. Phil Johnson Ms. JoAnn Jones Mr. Roger Kaiser Dr. Eric S. Kaplan Dr. John I. Kelly, Jr. Dr. Mildred Kimbrough* Mr. Monroe M. King Dr. Ronald O. Kirk Dr. David Kirsch Drs. Josef Kish and Mary Ellen Moore Dr. Thomas M. Klapp Dr. Mark Klingert Dr. Ellis Kooby Dr. Thomas Kopinski Dr. Andrew Krantz Dr. Daniel J. Kribs Dr. Elizabeth Krupar Dr. Cecil Laney


Dr. Michael G. Law Dr. Scott Lawrence Dr. Peter Lawrence Dr. Alan Levine Drs. David and Debra Levinson Dr. David B. Linden Dr. Ken Lipke* Dr. Kenneth O. Logan Dr. Richard Lord Dr. Joseph Lupo Dr. Peter Marascia Dr. Doug L. March Dr. 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 Merrick Dr. Daniel L. Michel Dr. Joel S. Miller Dr. Steven Mirtschink Dr. Ronald M. Mitchell Dr. Roy D. Mitchell Dr. Dennis Mizel Dr. Wilson A. Morgan* Mr. Harold J. Mulkey Multi Radiance Medical Dr. Mika 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. Jerald 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* Drs. 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 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 Schar Dr. Robert R. Schiffman

Drs. Ron and Alyson Schmeltzer Dr. Robert R. Schultz Dr. Robert Schumacher Dr. William L. Sesco Dr. Brian 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. and Mrs. Melvyn Smith Mr. Robert L. Snelson Society of Chiro. Orthospinology Mrs. Lucy Spurgeon and Dr. Andra Spurgeon* Dr. Gary Stewart Dr. Mark Studin Dr. Roy W. Sweat Dr. Michael Swenson Dr. William H. Tarlton* Dr. Tim Tarry 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

Dr. Clarence Ungerank Dr. Gregory A. Ungerank Dr. Michael L. Ungerank Dr. Ralph Ungerank* Dr. Robert Van Note Dr. Louis Vastola Dr. Besty 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 Drs. Stuart and Theresa Warner Dr. Neal Watkins Drs. Stephen and Claire Welsh Dr. Eric Whitehouse Dr. Gary L. Wickiser Dr. Janice Willhite and Dr. Frank Willhite* Mr. Benjamin H. Williams Drs. Sid and Nell Williams Drs. William N. and Kay Willis Dr. Peter Wilson Dr. Michael M. Wolff Dr. Steven Zimmerman Dr. Timothy L. Zook

* Denotes deceased

Life University Board of Trustees (Fiscal year ending June 30, 2012) Shawn Ferguson, D.C., Chair Henry Cousineau, D.C. Kevin Fogarty, D.C. 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. Joe Lupo, D.C. Larry Marchese, D.C. (Ex officio) Rhonda Newton Kenneth O. Nix, J.D.* Randolph O’Dell, D.C. Jesse Pannucio, J.D. Deborah Pogrelis, D.C. Betty L. Siegel, Ph.D. James Tompkins, Ph.D.

Lasting Purpose


Dedicated to LIFE Life University is dedicated to the idea of ensuring the world has access to vitalistic health care. This encompasses access to both Chiropractic and integrated care, and to an education rooted in chiropractic and vitalistic philosophy. To that end, we would like to recognize those alumni and friends who have assisted us with our mission by referring a student to LIFE— Dr. Joseph Accurso III-A Mr. David Adamets Dr. Thomas Aguero-A Dr. James Alberty-A Dr. Michael Allen-A Dr. Kasper Andresen Dr. Mitchell Arnold-A Dr. Alan Arstikaitis-A Mr. Jordan Axe Ouedraogo Azize Mr. Marcus Bakkar-A Ms. Emily Barnes Mr. John Barrett-P Mr. Johnathan Basnett Dr. Tom Bauer-A,L Ms. Nikki Bechtol Ms. Tia Bennett Dr. Thaddeus Bosman-A,L Mr. Antoine Brooks Mr. Andrew Burns Ms. Sara Butkovich Dr. Awais Butt-A,L Dr. Dawn Cadwallader-A,L Dr. Brett Caminez-A Dr. Ryan Caringola Dr. Waldemar Carrasquillo-A,L Dr. Raphael Castro-A Ms. April Chaney

whether to our world-renowned Chiropractic program, or any of our vital health and science-based degrees. Referring students to Life University helps advance our objective in three ways: • Raises awareness of Chiropractic and Vitalism around the world. • Increases the number of vitalistic chiropractors and vitalistic-oriented

Dr. Aletha Chappelear-A Dr. Philip Crane-A Ms. Elaine Cruz Mr. Shelton Dash Mr. Christopher Davenport Dr. Robert DeBonis-A,L Dr. Michael DeMasi-A Dr. Eddy Diaz-A,L Ms. Andrea Diaz Rivera Ms. Jennifer Diaz Rivera Dr. Robert Diegel-A Dr. Dixon Mr. Jeffrey Draesel-A Mr. Nickalis Dumas-A Dr. Brent Edgerton-A Dr. Joseph Esposito-A,L Mr. Chris Faler Dr. Kevin Flythe-A Dr. Kevin Fogarty-A,L,P,C Mr. Craig Folds Ms. Jamie Folds Ms. Lourdes Franco Cobian Dr. Catherine Franklin-A,L,P Dr. Daniel Gambino-A,L,C Dr. Howard Goldberg-A Dr. Leslie Goldberg-A Dr. Sharon Gorman-A,L,P Dr. Sharon Graddy-A,L

Dr. Giancarlo Gutierrez Dr. David Guzzardo-A,L Dr. Todd Hardison-A Dr. Jason Harkey-A Dr. Peter Heffernan-A,L Dr. Dennis Heskett-A,L Mr. Antonio Hill Dr. Durie Humber-A Dr. Kevin James-A Dr. Jorge Jarrot-A,L Ms. Thermie Jean Dr. Joe Jordon Dr. Stephen Judson-A Dr. Stuart Katzen-A,L,P,C Ms. Ashley Kesling-Reed Ms. Amy King Dr. Andrew Krantz-A Mr. Shane Kurth Mr. Kevin Kustarz Mr. Eric Landi-A Dr. Jonathan Levine-A Dr. Sam Lewis-A,L Dr. Maegan Licht-A Dr. Jennifer Liu-A Ms. Sarah Losby Dr. Joseph Lupo-A,L Dr. David Mallory-A Ms. Shavonda Marchlewicz

professionals worldwide. • Makes a difference with Lasting Purpose: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve, Out of a Sense of Abundance. Alumni & Friends who referred a student enrolling in the Spring and Summer 2012 quarters are listed below. These names were provided by students upon their application for admission.

Dr. Karen Maxwell-A,L Mr. Terence McAuliffe Mr. Aaron McCormick Dr. Terry McCoskey-A,L Dr. Jennifer McGehee-A Dr. Rodney McLane-A Dr. Joel Miller-A Dr. Michael Miller-A Dr. Michael Morea-A Dr. Shahin Nassirpour-A Dr. Clyde Navarro-A Dr. Adam Nieves-A,L Dr. Craig Nugent-A,L Dr. Eugene Paouncic-A,L Mr. Mike Paralovous Dr. Joshua Paxton-A Dr. Palmer Peet-A Mr. Carlos Pena Dr. Mark Pendergrass-A Dr. Mark Perlmutter-A Dr. Kirby Perrault-A,L Ms. Christina Petersen Dr. Edward Plentz-A,L Mr. Milton Pringle Dr. Denise Rassel-A Dr. Nathaniel Reese-A Mr. Nick Rodsater Dr. Havard Rognerud

Dr. Randy Roman-A Mr. Jared Rose Dr. Drew Rubin-A,L Ms. Ilean Santos Dr. Robert Schiffman-A Dr. Robert Schroter-A Dr. Andrew Scoles-A Dr. Carlos Selles-A,L Mr. Darron Shell-A Dr. Benjamin Shultz-A Dr. Elizabeth Smolick-A,L Dr. Gary Stewart-A,L Mr. Weston Stroman Mr. Matthew Talley-A Mr. Ronald Temple Mr. Jon Thomas Dr. Jennifer Totten-A Dr. Sean Totten-A Mr. Ericson Vibert-A Dr. Greg Waldrop-A Dr. Michael Warnars-A,L Dr. Linwood Whitten-A,L Dr. Bradley Young-A

A = Alumnus L = LIFEforce 1000 Doctor P = President’s Circle C = Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign LIFE’s capital campaign, Realizing The Vision, is a five-phase campaign that supports the University’s 20/20 Strategy Vision. In July 2012, LIFE began the third phase of the campaign, called Investing in Excellence—Academics, Research, Rugby.

President’s Circle When we turn our hands to the promotion of our chiropractic profession and the education of our neighbors, we turn our eyes to The President’s Circle for the resources—advice, wherewithal and influence—to reach out to the world. For more information, please contact Erin Dancer, Director of Developement, at 770-426-2975 or

LIFEforce 1000 The LIFEforce 1000 tribe is currently dedicated to two projects: looking for 1,000 committed members, and filling Life University with students who are passionate and will spread Chiropractic around the world, now and for decades to come. To that end, they have made a commitment to each other to accomplish three things: send five students to Life University in the next five years, host two Student Recruiting Events each year and attend a LIFEforce 1000 Weekend in Atlanta within the next year. For more information, please visit, or contact or 770-794-3031. To submit a correction: If you see an error in our list, please contact Alumni Relations at or at 800-543-3203.




Lasting Purpose

Planned Giving: LIFE partners with estate advisors Life University is partnering with two firms that specialize in estate planning, asset investment and protection and legal counsel. Alston & Byrd is a large legal firm in Atlanta that has one of the best estate planning divisions in the United States. Henssler Financial is an investment firm in greater Atlanta that specializes in asset growth and estate planning. Both are working with LIFE to assist with your needs. If you would like to talk with an expert about your long-term financial plan and create your estate, please contact Greg Harris, Vice President for University Advancement, at 770-426-2836 or at In 2013, LIFE will host several estate planning and deferred giving seminars with its partners. If you are interested in learning more about these seminars or in attending, please call Greg. While you’re thinking about how you can take advantage of these opportunities, here are several terms and tools with which you should become familiar: Living Trust document: This is a document that keeps your family out of probate court. This may be advisable for estates with considerable assets to be used together with a Will.



Last Will and Testament: Directs the distribution of property at your death, except property passing by beneficiary designation or joint ownership, when a Living Trust is not used. A Pour Over Will: Used with a Living Trust. At the time of your death, a Pour Over Will places any assets you failed to list on your Schedule A into your Living Trust. Durable Power of Attorney: This document gives someone power to act on your behalf regarding your finances should you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated, either mentally or physically. Advance Health Care Directive (Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will): These documents contain your instructions to those whom you have selected as your health care agents with regard to your health care and the disposition of your remains after death. Personal Property Bequests: This is a list of your assets you want given to specific people or charities. It usually consists of pets, antiques, items of sentimental nature, jewelry, books, etc. Procedure Upon Death: These are instructions to your family and loved ones that tell them what to do upon your death. Guardianship (if applicable): A provision to name guardians for your minor children.

UG Update New online internship resource In keeping with its mission to empower students with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment, Life University is always available to help students secure internships. A new online tool available through the Cobb Chamber of Commerce ( can now help facilitate that process. While LIFE’s Business department has strong relationships with businesses in the community that can benefit students looking for realworld experience, now those businesses can use the Chamber’s website to post internship opportunities. The Chamber’s online career center is an easy-to-use resource for employees and students alike. Students can search by company name, position title or posting date. The site can help build new relationships by letting businesses know that students are available. Cobb County is home to more than 350 international firms, including Home Depot and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. With so many great businesses located so close to Life University, LIFE students can certainly have their pick of internship sites. The Chamber’s website puts those opportunities right at students’ fingertips, making it that much easier for students to gain valuable experience and apply what they have learned at LIFE.

Computers installed in the College of Undergraduate Studies Now it’s easier to access your email and other online resources on LIFE’s campus. New Dell computers were installed during the break after summer quarter in the College of Undergraduate Studies rooms 130 and 131. They are available for use by everyone from journalism students to nutrition students and computer information management students.

Social media courses enhance LIFE’s curriculum In today’s fast-paced world, businesses need to use technology to stay ahead of the competition. In order to stay on the cutting edge and help students navigate the relationship between social media and entrepreneurship, Life University now offers two new courses: Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship & Social Media. The Social Entrepreneurship course enables students to combine the pragmatic and results-oriented methods of a business entrepreneur with the goals of a social reformer. The social entrepreneur seeks innovative solutions to social problems that have an impact on society. Students select an innovative

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project utilizing techniques of successful social entrepreneurs. This can help students learn how to market a business, a skill that could come in handy after graduation—especially considering that so many businesses today eschew traditional print marketing in favor of a strong online presence. Taking this idea a step further, the Entrepreneurship & Social Media course examines entrepreneurship and the use of social media as a catalyst for new business ventures, providing an interactive marketing tool and medium for social, nonprofit and business entrepreneurs. Students analyze various written sources, models and case studies for increasing creativity and marketing effectiveness and efficiency; strategies for evaluating and planning websites; and how to use social media blogs, news releases, podcasts and viral marketing to reach the consumer of their chosen service or product. Achieving positive customer relationships that are continuous is the goal for successful entrepreneurs. This course is also designed to help students learn how to use their businesses to give back to the community. Enrollment for both courses has been steadily increasing since they were first introduced in 2010, indicating that the University is meeting students’ needs when it comes to relevant coursework.




NEWS FROM ALUMNI relations By Leila Tatum

LIFE on the road

Where’s Doc?

If you visited the Department of Alumni Relations recently, you would have noticed a new face. Kelsey Donaldson, a recent graduate of Georgia College & State University, joined the Alumni Relations team in September. Before coming to LIFE, Donaldson interned at Camp Twin Lakes, where she assisted with planning special events. “We are very excited to have Kelsey join us! I believe she will be an outstanding fit for our department,” says Alumni Relations Manager Leila Tatum.

In August, several members of the LIFE community were in Florida twice, representing the University. First, Alumni Relations Manager Leila Tatum, VP for Advancement Greg Harris and Traveling Recruiter Eryc Jones hosted a booth in the exhibit hall at the Florida Chiropractic Society Convention in Palm Beach at Breakers Hotel. Tatum and Harris also hosted an Alumni & Friends Reception. Later that same month, the same crew, plus Constituent Relations Manager Tom McCleskey, represented LIFE at the Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention in Orlando, Fla. They hosted an Alumni & Friends luncheon for more than 150 people, where Life University President Guy Riekeman, D.C., gave a presentation, sharing updates and pictures of the campus as well as updating the group on what LIFE is doing to advance the profession.

You tell us! Just visit the Alumni & Friends website at raisersedge.LIFE. edu for your official Doc cut-out, then snip him out, strike a pose, snap a shot and send R THE it (along with your TE name, preferred email address, class year and a descriptive caption) ph o to c o nt to to show your fellow Alumni where life after LIFE has taken you! Selected Where’s Doc? photos will be published in future issues of Your Extraordinary LIFE and on the Alumni & Friends website, with prizes awarded for funniest pic, coolest or craziest locale, longest distance traveled from your home address, and most alumni in a single shot! Visit the Alumni & Friends website for contest details, then snip it, snap it, send it to!

The Alumni Association is enjoying an infusion of new talent as well. Recently, the alumni board voted to install Rachel Stockwell, D.C. (’12) as the Representative for Student Recruitment and Engagement. Stockwell, a recent graduate of the College of Chiropractic, has settled in the Atlanta area and is starting a practice. “I’m very excited to be a part of the Association,” says Rachel, “as I am quite a proud alumna! I think we have an incredible opportunity to spread LIFE’s chiropractic message and I’m looking forward to working with everyone.”

Elected Officers: Dr. Lorenzo E. Marchese, Jr., FICA (’83) President Dr. Stuart E. Katzen (’97) Vice President Dr. David Eugster (’84) Representative

Dr. Rachel Stockwell (’12) Representative




Your Alumni Association Board of Directors

Deborah Lancaster (’06) Representative



New faces

Appointed Officers: Katelin Steigenga Student Council Treasurer Leila Tatum Alumni Relations Manger Kelsey Donaldson Alumni Relations Coordinator Greg Harris VP for University Advancement Ex-Officio: Guy F. Riekeman, D.C.­ Life University President



By Molly Dickinson

Get to know your postgrad staff: They work for you! Meet the three dedicated individuals behind LIFE’s innovative postgraduate programming, and the largest free chiropractic CE offering in the world.

Kathy Stavovy-Bannister Interim Director of Postgraduate Programs 9 years at LIFE Before being named our interim director, Kathy served as Postgrad’s assistant director for five years. Today, she oversees all continuing education programming offered by Life University, as well as our CE sponsorships for outside organizations. “As a department,” she adds, “we support other departments on campus with online registrations, online ticket sales, continuing education for faculty, scheduling room rentals on weekends and having staff available on weekends to support programs like [those offered by] the Carrick Institute and Irene Gold board reviews, along with our own [LIFE] programs.” Kathy also coordinates the program schedule for our annual Fall CE program, which she and her team start working on the day after the event ends each year. “Having the doctors come up to us and tell us what a great program it was and that they will be back next year, [and] how impressed they are with the way Life University has set itself apart from other chiropractic schools—it makes all the hard work worth it,” she says.

When she’s not in her office in LIFE’s Center for Chiropractic Education, meeting with colleagues all over campus, or traveling to chiropractic and continuing education events, Kathy loves to play softball. “I play co-ed softball in two different leagues from March though November every year, [and have] for the last 12 years.”

Robin Parker Registration Coordinator 3 years, 8 months at LIFE Robin is often the first person you see when you walk into the Postgraduate office. “I handle all receipts, compile daily deposits, data entry, filing, answer the main incoming line, register all attendees and speakers, handle weekend room rental for the CCE building and assist Kathy as needed,” she says. Like many LIFE staff members, Robin also serves as a friend and unofficial mentor to students and her peers. Her proudest LIFE accomplishment? “A student came in to the office to tell me he was going to quit the D.C. program and to say good-bye. After a long discussion, a lot of tears and, eventually, laughter, he graduated last September.” This is what she loves best about working at LIFE: “The deep family bond that flows within the LIFE community.” Fall CE is a great time to witness this bond in action, Robin points out, recalling “the amazing energy on campus” as well as the chance to see old friends like Dr. Whitaker, whom she says,

“has become a very dear friend to Amber and me, and our personal chiropractor.” Robin is also a true animal lover, and passionately supports rescue and rehabilitation programs.

Amber Lewis Postgraduate Programs Coordinator 3 years, 8 months at LIFE As the programs coordinator for Postgrad, Amber creates and submits our applications to the state boards of chiropractic examiners, which must approve all continuing education credits for chiropractic seminars that LIFE hosts or sponsors. She also draws up contracts, creates invoices, processes your Attendance Verification Forms (AVFs) and ensures all our programs and procedures are up to date and in accordance with state board rules and regulations. Amber takes great pride in building strong relationships with clients, references, DCs, colleagues and pretty much everyone she serves on a daily basis. In fact, “my favorite part of Fall CE,” she says, “is seeing some of my favorite doctors on campus and getting an adjustment from Dr. Whitaker. He’s the best!” She also enjoys hearing alumni and DCs share stories about their time as LIFE students. Away from her desk, Amber expresses her creative side through scrapbooking, and shopping for finds that show off her personality.





Keep in Touch with Dr. Andrew Krantz (’78), who has taught at Life University for the past 35 years, has been honored with an appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is a member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, the Florida Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Association. He is also a distinguished fellow of the International Chiropractic Association. Krantz received a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York and a doctorate degree from Life University. He maintains a private practice in Marietta.

Dr. Dan Batchelor (’80) was the overall winner of the 2012 Back to the Hooch 8-mile Kayak Race June 9. Several hundred racers from around the South gathered for this yearly event. Batchelor outclassed his competition with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, placing him several minutes ahead of the secondplace finisher. Batchelor says the secret to his success was training with his dog, Cameron, who sits on the bow of his



kayak. “Fifty pounds of extra weight on my kayak allows me to get stronger and faster. My dog loves the ride also,” says Batchelor. He is pictured here with Cameron, an 18-year-old Shoberweiller (German shepherd, Doberman, Rottweiler mix). Dr. Bob Rabin (’80), who celebrated his 84th birthday on June 28, would like to send a special thank you to two alumni who have personally taken care of him and his wife, Barbara. While they were still in Marietta, Dr. Wayne Neal (’95) would visit them every Tuesday to check in and adjust them in their home. Since the Rabins moved back to New York, Dr. Bob Kenul (’82) has come to visit and adjust them every Thursday. The Rabins are extremely grateful for the friendships formed here at Life University. Dr. Valerie Lowe Hoffman (’82), of Danville, Va., was elected president of the Virginia Board of Medicine at the board’s offices in Richmond, Va. Hoffman has served on the state’s medical board since being appointed by Gov. Mark Warner in 2005, and has previously served as the board’s secretary/treasurer and vice president. Hoffman is the only chiropractor serving on the 17-member medical board, and is the first chiropractor to serve as board president since the practice of Chiropractic was placed under the board’s administration in 1944.

Graduates Dr. Judy Lipka (’82) has been elected president of The Alabama State Chiropractic Association (ASCA). She began her term as ASCA president Oct. 1, 2012, and will serve until Sept. 30, 2013. Lipka has also been honored as the Alabama State Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year in 2006 and 2011. She has been in private practice serving the Mobile community since 1983. We’d like to send our condolences to the family of Dr. Dave Auten (’83) who passed away suddenly June 14. Memorial services were held June 21 in New York and June 28 in Roswell, Ga. A scholarship fund has been created in his memory. The Dr. David Auten Memorial Scholarship Fund, spearheaded by Dr. Bobby Gise, will help fund educational and sporting opportunities for young people in activities near and dear to Auten’s heart. To donate in memory of Auten, please send checks to the above named fund to: Optimal Health,1030 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Auten family. Dr. Paul Veal (’86) was named best chiropractor for the second consecutive year in the Best of the Golden Triangle’s Reader’s Choice poll in Columbus, Miss.


Dr. Edward Hayes Cunningham (’93) practiced in the Seattle area until 2005, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and entertainment. In 2006, he appeared on television’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Cunningham is now clinic director for McKinney Pain and Wellness Center (MPWC) in McKinney, Texas. MPWC offers rehabilitation chiropractic services and is soon to become an integrated wellness center. He will be producing his first film, “Switch,” which is tentatively planned to shoot this fall in Los Angeles.

Gil Braum (’11) recently completed training to become an ordained monk while on a several-month trip to Thailand. According to Braum, “Monk training was painful and uncomfortable. I got pretty sick and … it was one of the best things I’ve ever done!” He is currently in Hong Kong, but will be heading back to the United States soon. Braum, an experienced videographer, created videos documenting his trip. To view his videos and learn more about his journey, please visit his website,

Dr. John C. D’Ambrosio (’93) competed in a World Natural Powerlifting Federation meet in Bordentown, N.J., this past April. He won his weight/age class and set New Jersey state records for the bench press and deadlift in his class. It was his first meet and he competed after being encouraged by his local CrossFit coaches (CrossFit Rising), where he has been training for the past two years.

Dr. Steve Landry (’11) was awarded the Next Generation Award by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. Nominees must be active within the community, essential to their profession and offer a unique perspective. Recipients should be someone others can admire, learn from and celebrate. In addition to managing a thriving practice, Landry donates his free time by offering free chiropractic care to Cobb Street Ministry residents and returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Raymond Solano (’01) is regularly featured as an expert in sports medicine on “Let’s Talk Live,” a TV show airing on two local stations in the metro Washington, D.C., area: NBC 4 and News Channel 8. He discusses current trends in health and sports medicine. Topics discussed on-air include concussions, choosing the right pillow, beating the summer heat, kinesiology tape and more. In addition to his TV appearances, he maintains a busy practice in Falls Church, Va., which focuses on the active population.

Dr. Ben Cowin (’12) has been named head trainer for the USA Rugby 7s All-American Touring Squad, which played in Glendale, Colo., and Chula Vista, Calif., in August.

We’d like to extend our condolences to the family of Dr. L. Joe Stucky who passed away July 19, 2012, at his home. Friends may offer condolences online at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Dr. Stucky’s memory to Life University, College of Chiropractic, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stucky family. Thank You, Classes of ’77 & ’82 Life University is especially grateful to its Class of 1977 and Class of 1982 alumni for their generous gifts of support, presented during the 2012 Fall CE and Class Reunions events. The members of the Class of 1977 donated $86,000 toward the Harris Center for Clinical Education in honor of their 35th class reunion. In addition, the Class of 1982, which celebrated its 30th class reunion, donated $8,000 to support the Center. To each individual alumnus who contributed to these meaningful gifts, and to the Class Chairs of 1977 and 1982 for organizing the efforts, we give our heartfelt thanks. For information on making your next, much-appreciated gift to support Life University and benefit students, please contact Greg Harris, VP for University Advancement, at 770-4262836,

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