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A Publication of Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs for Alumni, Students, Employees and Friends of the College THE TOWER Vol. 3, Fall 2012 The Tower is published four times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Logan Board of Trustees Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM Chair of the Board Debra L. Hoffman, DC Vice Chair of the Board Logan Board Members Rachel Storch Akrongold, JD Cynthia L. Baudendistel Anthony C. Bilott, DC Richard M. Bruns, DC Christophe Dean, DC Paul Henry, DC Carmen Jacoby Hutchcraft, DC Charles G. Kim, MBA Rick A. McMichael, DC Mark O. Reeve, DC Robert J. Stearley Rodney Williams, DC Logan Administration George A. Goodman, DC, FICC President Laura McLaughlin, MA, JD General Counsel Boyd Bradshaw, EdD Vice President of Enrollment Management Carl W. Saubert, IV, PhD Vice President of Academic Affairs Sharon Kehrer, MBA Vice President, Administrative Affairs Patricia Marcella, MBA Chief Financial Officer Ralph Barrale, DC Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs Patricia C. Jones Vice President, Institutional Advancement Brad Hough, PhD Chief Information Officer Elizabeth A. Goodman, DC, PhD Dean of University Programs James Paine, MEd Dean of Student Services Angela Reeves McCall, PhD Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Members of Logan’s Arthritis Walk team present a fundraising check to the Arthritis Foundation’s Jan Bignall (second from left). Included in the picture is Dr. Brian Snyder wearing a Michigan State cheerleading uniform after making a losing bet with Logan’s fundraising team, motivating them to reach a higher goal.
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Ann Carter: A Resource, Advisor and Friend
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Three decades of dedicated service to the Logan community “I will miss her friendliness, her warm smile and her ability to do just about anything at a moment’s notice.” - DR. PATRICK MONTGOMERY
science division. “She has always been a great friend and incredible help, and I’ll miss her greatly when she leaves.”
(From left) Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodman, Ann Carter and Dr. George A. Goodman.
Throughout her 30-year career at Logan College of Chiropractic/ University Programs, Ann Carter has proved to be more than a dedicated employee; she personifies Logan’s commitment to students, staff and the chiropractic community. With a deep knowledge of the institution’s operations, a passion for helping her colleagues, and exemplary service, Ann undoubtedly has played a role in helping Logan become one of the world’s premier institutions for chiropractic. Whether she’s organizing a special event, greeting alumni, tracking down a missing package or assisting the board of trustees, Ann defines what it means to be Logan’s “go-to” person. This December, Ann will retire as executive secretary to Logan President Dr. George A. Goodman. And though she will leave her post behind, Ann’s impressions on the Logan community will remain.
Compassionate and caring Ann began her long-running career with Logan on Aug. 30, 1982, as a secretary in the audiovisual department. By 1986, she moved into an assistant position in the Office of Chiropractic Affairs where Dr. Goodman served as vice president, and later became the executive secretary to Dr. Goodman in January 1993 when he assumed the presidency at Logan. With her vast knowledge of the institution and access to Logan leadership, it’s not surprising that staff and faculty often make a point of dropping by to see Ann. But they insist it is Ann’s pleasant disposition that draws them in. “I always enjoy sticking my head in her door when I am passing by and shooting the breeze for a few seconds,” said Dr. Daryl Ridgeway, associate professor and chair of the chiropractic
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Immediate past president of the Logan Faculty Council Dr. Brian Snyder was just a student when Ann joined the Logan staff. During his transition to faculty member, Dr. Snyder found it easy to connect with Ann, who had become that familiar face on the second floor. “I think people are drawn to her personality and compassion,” he said. “You’re never hesitant to walk in and talk to her if you have a problem. Her departure will be a void for all of us, and it’s going to be hard to find a replacement given Ann’s knowledge.” Dr. Martha Kaeser also recalls Ann’s role as an information source during her years as a college student. Now as a faculty member and director of the assessment center, Dr. Kaeser finds herself returning to Ann’s desk, seeking professional assistance from her competent and resourceful colleague.
“Ann Carter brought a unique character and professional skillset to her position. She will be missed and her position will be challenging to fill because there is only one Ann Carter.” - DR. NORMAN KETTNER
“I always go to Ann because I know she has the answers, and you could always count on her being pleasant and kind,” Dr. Kaeser said. “I feel fortunate to be friends with her and to have worked with her.”
Hardworking and trustworthy After working full time at Logan each week, it is not uncommon to find Ann lending her helping hands to Logan events on campus in the evenings or on weekends. Bob Snyder, close friend and former director of Logan’s Learning Resources Center, said Ann puts in whatever hours are required and then will add hours that are not required to her day because she feels the job at hand is important or necessary.
For example, in the early days of ACC-RAC, before the installment of an executive director, it was Ann who co-organized the conference. In recent years, she has coordinated the 50+ Logan alumni gatherings along with organizing any other function the college needs.
“Ann has always been there to help or give words of advice, and I feel privileged to know her and to have worked with her.” - DR. DARYL RIDGEWAY
Bob Snyder and Ann Carter
With all that can change in a 30-year career, Ann remains constant. Ann’s colleagues say she has always been hard working, positive and eager to help. Her close friend Bob Snyder says Ann’s love for her job contributed to her success. “She likes having a finger on the pulse of what’s going on at Logan,” said Snyder.
Friendly and full of life As December draws near, the Logan community will certainly take note of Ann’s absence in Dr. Goodman’s office. Staff said while they will miss hearing about her family and stories of her Italian ancestry (although she is half Irish, too), they know she will keep in touch. As her chiropractor, Dr. Brian Snyder also hopes to continue seeing her both as a patient and as a friend. Dr. Kaeser also intends on maintaining their relationship. “As her friend, I know I’ll continue to see her outside of Logan, but here I’ll miss her professional help,” she said. For Dr. Ridgeway, he will miss the opportunity to chat about family. He said he always knew that if Ann was having a hectic day, he could make her smile by mentioning one topic. “When I bring up her grandchildren, I just stand back and watch her face light up with a huge smile, especially when she talks about her teenage grandson, a budding musician,” he said. “I will definitely miss these talks the most when she retires.”
“I’m going to miss the opportunity to always stop in and say hi, but I wish her well in her retirement.” - DR. MARTHA KAESER
Dr. Norman Kettner agrees. As professor and chair of Logan’s Radiology Department, Dr. Kettner has also known Ann since she first began her career at Logan. He said Ann thrived amid Logan’s fast-paced nature and loved finding solutions to challenges.
Because this story is a “surprise” for Ann, who would never have agreed to serving as The Tower’s cover feature, Bob Snyder shared information about Ann’s future plans. According to Bob, she plans to spend retirement with her family and friends and attend concerts, trivia nights or live theater. He said she also intends to stay close to Logan and volunteer at future Homecoming events.
“Her courtesy and efficiency were only exceeded by her presence, poise and professionalism—working with Ann was easy and productive,” he said. “From a personal perspective, Ann was warmhearted and her sense of humor always contributed to a welcoming environment.”
“Ann has truly been a fixture at Logan, and I think people will miss her presence and personality the most,” Bob said. “No question, she’ll be a great loss to Logan.
Ann Carter has been a significant part of my life since 1986. We have shared many experiences that occur with working together for 26 years. Specifically, we shared the drama of the Presidential search, while I was Vice President, in 1992, the untimely death of Ann’s life partner and husband Jack fifteen years ago, to Ann being our wedding planner in 2001.
You can only imagine how many storms, crises and chaotic events we have witnessed together. Ann is a devout Catholic who handles all problems with grace by quickly sprinkling the Holy Water she stores in her desk drawer along with making a quick call to the Pink Sisters that she keeps on speed dial. These actions have made this Lutheran a believer.
Ann has been intensely loyal and held together the office of the President with complete dignity. Over the past 26 years we have had literally hundreds of visitors and guests that I believe have gone away with the impression of being greeted with genuine friendliness and caring. Our office has always been a bee-hive of activity and yet, never once has Ann complained of the work load or hours.
Ann, Liz and I will always remain close friends. We have shared not only our Logan life together, but so much more beyond Logan.
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Logan Students Learn Beyond the Classroom Online Curricula Expands to Serve Distance Learners Students worldwide are now one click away from the Logan educational experience. Today, the web transports our online curricula directly to remote learners, making the miles between our students and the campus fade among the distance-learning options. logical step called for taking the masterlevel program online.
The simplicity of the online learning experience contrasts with the laborious 10-year process Logan undertook to deliver its courses to scholars regardless of geography. What began with a federal grant earned in 2002 to purchase videoconferencing equipment has evolved throughout the years into accredited online curricula, including Logan’s Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance now offered entirely online and on campus. “We embarked on this journey a decade ago,” said Elizabeth A. Goodman, DC, PhD, Logan’s dean of university programs. “It was obvious to our administration that Logan needed a learning management platform to incorporate web-based education into our on-campus coursework. We wanted to then take this platform and develop it into specific online coursework that our trained faculty could take to students across the country and around the globe.” To make this vision a reality, Logan hired specialists to develop its distance education program and invested in Blackboard™ technology, which Logan’s Associate Vice President of Education Technology Vince McGee, MSEd, considers an incomparable distancelearning tool. With the top talent and 4
“We began seeking approval from the HLC to offer our master’s program as a hybrid where our faculty could share its class lectures with students online, while completing the hands-on instruction on campus,” said Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “This blended format met the needs of modern students and practicing DCs who desired advanced learning but had the barriers of time and distance to manage.”
technology in place, the Logan administration concentrated on its next move: creating the Logan hybrid and submitting it to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association for approval.
Hands-on Care, Online Study The year 2007 forever changed the landscape of the Logan campus. Logan broke ground with its first Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. The program appealed to both Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and non-DC students alike. With such a broad student audience and immediate demand for the courses, Logan’s next
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Behind the scenes, Logan administrators and its technology specialists, including McGee and Nicholas Farha, Ph.D., worked to perfect the technological applications and to demonstrate to the HLC that students benefitted from the same learning outcomes regardless of an on-campus or online delivery format. “Throughout this process, our educational mission never changed,” added Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “It’s our job to employ best practices that ensure students’ learning outcomes.” According to McGee, this is where the Blackboard platform shines. He says Blackboard offers several matrices for Logan to measure student outcomes, including how much time the students spend logged into the course.
As the administration worked through its HLC review, Logan faculty had some homework to complete as well. “To teach courses online through our Blackboard system, our faculty has to become Blackboard certified, and the process is quite extensive,” noted McGee. “Our instructors have to succeed as online students before they can become online educators.”
Virtually Complete The approval and subsequent success of the hybrid program compelled Logan to return to the commission four years later. This time, Logan was after something different: introducing its entire Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance to students online. Ironically, Logan’s earlier online achievements made it more difficult to earn HLC approval for the nutrition degree, as the commission has guidelines regarding the amount of online education an institution can offer. “The current literature affirms our focus on online education and motivates us to continue working on behalf of the distant learner,” said Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “Research supports that online learning is an effective and preferred format for mature students who are seeking graduate education options. These young men and women are digitally savvy—they thrive in their own environments, and they’re independent, focused learners.” After the commission’s site visit to Logan in 2011, it approved the new master’s program’s online format. Following this milestone, HLC authorized Logan to offer a variety of our undergraduate science courses online. Currently, Logan
provides the following accelerated science courses online and on campus: physics, chemistry, organic chemistry and algebra. Through Logan’s online channels, students can now complete two semesters of science coursework in only one semester’s time.
certain subject areas are mastered. Some of our greatest online tools include the discussion functions and Blackboard’s tracking mechanisms, which allow instructors to engage with their students and to know exactly where students are with their studies at any given time.”
A Look Online Logan’s online curriculum isn’t for everyone—only students who, just like their campus counterparts, submit to the traditional admission standards and earn secure access to the online coursework. Once accepted to the program, online students enjoy the same instruction provided on campus and all of Logan’s student service offerings. “There is no distinction among our Logan students,” confirmed Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “All students receive the same attention and care regardless of where they take their Logan classes or the degree program they are seeking.” For example, Logan requires distance learners to complete an online orientation prior to their studies. These students have access to a 24/7 help line, counseling and all other services provided to students on the Logan campus.
Once students are online, they can select from a menu of tools and view the exact same materials provided to students in the classroom, including PowerPoint lectures, X-rays and multimedia content. They also can use dedicated online grading and discussion tools that promote interaction between faculty and students, and their fellow online classmates. “Logan faculty members own their curriculum whether presented online or in the classroom,” said Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “They have the latitude to design online courses so students, for example, can study ahead or review assignments during our trimester recesses, or they can prohibit advancement until
Future Plans Despite the progress Logan has made with its online curricula options, the administration and its technology experts remain focused on the future. “Our current online coursework is open to all accepted students, complementing the practice of chiropractic but not requiring the pursuit of a chiropractic degree,” said Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “Take, for instance, our accelerated science coursework now offered online. These students can enter one of our graduate programs or pursue a healthrelated degree from any college or university. Still, we’ve exposed them to chiropractic-based education, and that’s an immeasurable benefit.” Next, Logan would like to offer a number of DC courses online, while exploring other degree programs as well. Another area of focus is postgraduate education. “We need postgraduate offerings to be original and online,” said Dr. Elizabeth Goodman. “Now, some states only sanction postgraduate courses in the states where the DC is licensed. We’d like to continue knocking down barriers to chiropractic-based education and make quality courses and instruction available to all DCs who wish to enhance their education. It’s important for Logan to stay ahead of this movement and continue advancing our online curricula to help our doctors.” FA L L 2 0 1 2
Logan Board of Trustees Chair Steve Roberts and Logan President Dr. George A. Goodman (center) along with dignitaries, faculty, alumni, major donors and students officially cut the ribbon to dedicate the new Logan Educational Wing.
Mr. Kent Greenawalt (President & CEO, Foot Levelers, Inc.) and Drs. George A. and Elizabeth A. Goodman in the Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic at Loganâ€™s Montgomery Health Center.
Mr. Kent Greenawalt (President & CEO, Foot Levelers, Inc.), Drs. George A. and Elizabeth A. Goodman, and Mr. Charles C. DuBois (President, Standard Process, Inc.) in the Standard Process, Inc. Courtyard at Homecoming 2012.
(From left to right) Dr. Curt Kippenberger, Shelley Cygan (Chief Operating Officer, Integrity Management), Dr. Lynette Mayfield, Dr. Robert Kuhn (Logan professor and chairman of the clinical science division) and Dr. Dan Roach. 6
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Dr. George A. Goodman, Dr. William D. Purser and Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodman.
Logan Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Debra Hoffman receives the Logan Alumna of the Year award at Homecoming from Dr. Alan Epstein, president of the Logan College Alumni Association board of directors.
Logan President Dr. George A. Goodman (seated center) with the 50+-year Logan alumni at a special honorary dinner held during Homecoming 2012.
Logan Student Ambassadors at Homecoming 2012.
Nikko Smith performs.
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Logan students, faculty and alumni enjoyed a round of golf as part of the Logan College Alumni Associationâ€™s Annual Student/Alumni Golf Tournament held at Pevely Farms Golf Club on June 21 during Loganâ€™s Homecoming.
LOGAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC Logan College of Chiropractic prepares students to become doctors of chiropractic who are superbly educated and clinically competent, practicing portal-of-entry chiropractic physicians. This mission is accomplished through our dedicated faculty, recognized for student-centered excellence; comprehensive science-driven, knowledge-based and information-facilitated curriculum; enhanced by community and public service. The institution is committed to the conduct of research and other scholarly activities. FA L L 2 0 1 2
Words of Wisdom Spark Acts of Generosity Dr. and Mrs. Terry R. Yochum’s Gift to Logan Radiology Dr. George A. Goodman with Dr. Terry Yochum and his wife Inge.
“You have to give before you can receive.” These words were shared with Dr. Terry Yochum early in his career. “I once asked the chiropractic legend Dr. Monte Greenawalt the secrets to his success, and I’ve never forgotten his words,” recalled Dr. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, owner of Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center located in Arvada, Colo. “Back then, I remember telling Dr. Greenawalt I didn’t have much to give, I had little money but was working on a book.” Dr. Yochum would spend the next six years giving what he could to his profession and all that he had to his book. With his pen in hand, he wrote 10,000 pages, which took his secretary four and a half years working 50 hours a week to type. His words, first printed by a medical publishing house in 1987, remain required reading for chiropractic students and serve as reference text in 100 medical schools worldwide. Now in its third edition with more than 100,000 copies sold, including 25,000 copies in use by medical doctors globally, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology” opened doors for Dr. Yochum’s career and knocked down barriers for chiropractic. “I was the first chiropractic author to have a book distributed by a medical publishing house,” added Dr. Yochum. “When my 8
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textbook became a best-seller, medical publishing houses took note and began printing more works by chiropractic authors. I’m proud to have broken that barrier.” With the success of his textbook, Dr. Yochum’s career quickly expanded from practitioner and author to international speaker. The chiropractic radiologist who had once sought the counsel of Dr. Greenawalt, found himself as a global educator and mentor for thousands of chiropractic and medically trained professionals.
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together “X-ray to me is like a puzzle,” commented Dr. Yochum. “As a chiropractic radiologist, I get to play Sherlock Holmes and put the pieces together to improve patient care. It’s a stimulating challenge for me, academically and clinically.” According to Dr. Yochum, the X-ray guides the chiropractor. The image can confirm an accurate diagnosis, which then leads to effective chiropractic treatments. “X-ray provides us with a window into the possible pathologies. Since the early 1900s, X-ray has served as a critical diagnostic tool providing for the comprehensive evaluation of patients.”
The puzzle pieces of Dr. Yochum’s career soon revealed greater opportunities to give back to his profession. Through new editions of his text, guest lectures and his practice, he gave his time and expertise; and then, he found a missing piece that would lead him home.
The Logan Connection Dr. Yochum led Logan’s radiology department in the late 1970s. As department chair, he recognized the power of education in expanding the profession and chiropractic’s benefits. When he left Logan for a post as the director of radiology for the Institute of Technology School of Chiropractic in Melbourne, Australia, St. Louis remained home. “My father practiced in South St. Louis, it’s my hometown and I frequently visit to see family and teach,” said Dr. Yochum. “When I would come back to Logan, what I saw was the premier radiology residency program. I was so impressed with the department, led by my friend and colleague Dr. Norman Kettner, that I sent my daughter Alicia there. I didn’t graduate from Logan, but I chose to send my daughter here, which speaks volumes for the school and its radiology department.” During a recent trip to Logan, Dr. Yochum saw a need— and responded. “After visiting the health centers, my wife and I pledged matching funds so that Logan could immediately convert the three satellite centers to a digital X-ray platform, which was already present in the main clinic radiology suite on Logan’s campus,” said Dr. Yochum. “It’s something Inge, my wife and best friend, and I wanted to do.” Dr. Yochum’s generosity emanates from his belief that “students are the future of the profession, and it’s important to give back to the future.” His actions also reflect the words he often recalls from Dr. Greenawalt.
Dr. Alicia Yochum, who graduated summa cum laude from Logan in December 2011.
“What Dr. Yochum gave to us at Logan is the capability to employ digital X-ray technology throughout our community health centers,” explained Dr. Kettner. “His matching donation facilitated the health centers’ move to rapid imaging communications between our department and the centers’ clinicians.” Logan has already installed all of the digital X-ray equipment, thanks to Dr. Gary Guebert, BS, DC, DACBR, who managed the conversion. Now, the health centers and Logan’s radiology department electronically modify and move images, which Dr. Kettner says unifies Logan’s health center system, provides superior imaging compared to analog radiography and, ultimately, supports more efficient and accurate diagnoses. “I’ve known Dr. Yochum for years,” said Dr. Kettner. “He’s industrious. He sets his eyes on a goal, rolls up his sleeves and gets it done. He’s also one of the most generous individuals I’ve ever met, in all senses of the word generosity. He gives of his time, knowledge and finances.” Dr. Kettner describes the new technology as state of the art yet cost effective. “It’s important that we expose our students to technology and equipment they can one day use in practice,” he said. “Our department now is incomparable. We offer the best in technology and expertise.”
The Next Generation Logan’s reputation acts as a magnet, attracting supporters like Dr. Yochum and promising students and residents, including Dr. Alicia Yochum. “Alicia had no idea that her mother and I were going to make this gift,” said Dr. Yochum. “This gift is for the future of all Logan graduates and our profession.” As for Dr. Alicia Yochum, who graduated summa cum laude from Logan in December 2011, the former ICU-nurse now spends her days working in her father’s former department under the direction of Dr. Kettner as a radiology resident. “I’m so proud of Alicia and her accomplishments,” said Dr. Yochum. “She represents the third generation in our family to practice chiropractic and to pursue our shared passion of radiology. I know it would please my father, Kenneth E. Yochum, DC, and it certainly pleases me.” Dr. Terry Yochum’s future plans call for continued giving of himself to his beloved profession. Often asked to speak at commencement ceremonies, Dr. Yochum seizes the opportunity to share what he has learned on his chiropractic journey. “You can’t give yourself into poverty,” said Dr. Yochum. “I always impart this wisdom, which Dr. Greenawalt first shared with me, with recent graduates. We all have knowledge, energy and clinical expertise that we need to share with others. For me, I dedicate the majority of my gifts of time, expertise and finances to Logan because I want to give all I can to help keep Logan in the spotlight of excellence.”
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Your Gift: An Investment in Logan Logan is a vibrant learning community dedicated to student success and chiropractic advancement and outstanding graduate programs that are complementary. Your gifts reach far beyond our campus and support Logan’s foundation—our students. The Logan student represents a constant and worthy investment, generating returns for every graduate who holds a Logan diploma, every patient who has enjoyed improved health and performance, and every member of our extended Logan family. Despite all we’ve accomplished, we have more work to do on behalf of the Logan student.
Mission Critical The Logan mission continues and your gift is an investment.
Invest in Logan students. Invest in Logan’s continuous improvement. Invest in the educational future of the profession. Invest by giving to Logan’s annual fund. Countless donors have come together over the years to assist our students so they can reach their educational and career goals. Their academic and professional achievements make Logan one of the best chiropractic colleges and universities in North America. Our Logan graduates and their future successes elevate our profession. Now, imagine what we, and our students, can achieve if every alumnus and every friend of Logan lend a hand and pledge to support this critical mission. How high can we reach? How far can we take our institution and our chiropractic profession? Every donor matters and every dollar counts to Logan and our students. No amount is too small … every contribution helps us advance our mission.
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Many Ways to Make a Difference We encourage donors to give annually— to Logan’s annual fund. Logan’s annual fund offers these designated giving opportunities.
Logan’s Area of Greatest Needs Some donors offer their gifts, leave their mark and allow Logan to determine how best to allocate their funds. Most often, Logan applies those contributions to timely operational needs. These gifts provide tremendous value to Logan and the students we serve.
The Assessment Center’s METIman Standardized patients represent one of the most significant assets provided inside the Assessment Center, and an educational best practice. These patients help create a safe environment for student exposure—introducing Logan students to specific clinical scenarios
before they’re encountered in private practice. Our students can then practice their specialized skills and techniques, earning immediate feedback from their “patient” and the observing clinician or Logan faculty member. To augment our standardized patient practice, Logan recently purchased a human simulator, METIman. The fullbody mannequin ensures students experience pathologies that they may not otherwise encounter. METIman responds verbally and physiologically to actions or omissions by the student. For example, the human simulator is capable of presenting: reactive pupils; irregular heart; irregular pulses; carotid and abdominal aortic arterial bruits; and irregular blood pressure and respiratory rates, to name just a few. METIman effectively personifies conditions and scenarios Logan students learn about in class, providing them with a hands-on training experience conducted in a safe, simulated environment.
William M. Harris Wellness Center Logan is determining what exercise equipment needs to be updated or replaced. Donors may designate support to this effort, with monies dedicated to purchasing and updating the center’s equipment or to room renovations.
Endowment Our endowment ensures Logan’s future. Logan applies designated donations to grow our current endowment and advance our educational mission.
Student Scholarships Each year, Logan awards approximately $250,000 in student scholarships. Our donor community provides Logan students with the financial resources they need to advance their education and achieve their goals. Logan applies these designated monies to our annual scholarship fund.
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The Circle of Giving Each year, our Benefactors’ Circle members demonstrate their continuous support. Their annual gifts of $1,000 or more humble and inspire us. We invite you to read about members of our Benefactors’ Circle in our upcoming Annual Report of Giving, and we welcome you to join them. On the Logan campus each November, our Benefactors’ enjoy tuition-free continuing education seminars and special recognition for their contributions. Our mission—to advance chiropractic-based education, create innovative curricula options and, above all, support our students and profession—knows no limits and has no end. We ask you to join us on this journey. Look for ways to make a difference in students’ lives and, in turn, you just might make a difference in your own.
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Amanda Smith and Jordan Pond
Finding Common Ground with the 3+3 Articulation Program By the start of his senior year of high school, Jordan Pond knew he wanted to be a chiropractor and could not wait to get started. Luckily, there was a program in place, designed for people just like him.
Jordanâ€™s guidance counselor at Northview High School in Brazil, Ind., told Jordan about the 3+3 articulation program, in which students complete their first three years of undergraduate study (at least 90 semester hours of specific coursework including physics, chemistry and biology) at their undergraduate home institution, then transfer to a chiropractic college to start their Doctor of Chiropractic program. By the end of their first year in the Doctor of Chiropractic program, these students earn the credit hours needed to receive their bachelorâ€™s degrees from undergraduate colleges while satisfying the basic science requirements and completing their first year of graduate studies leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
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The guidance counselor pointed Jordan to Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, which has a 3+3 articulation agreement with the University of Southern Indiana (USI). Today, Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in biology from USI and is a Tri-7 student on track to graduate a year earlier than if he hadn’t enrolled in the 3+3 program.
“Logan’s 3+3 program was very convenient for me,” said Smith, a Tri-7 student who started her education at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo. “I was able to combine one year of undergraduate school with the beginning of my graduate education. This saved me money as well. I’ve also enjoyed the convenience of finishing school a year sooner than my fellow students since everyone else attended four years of undergraduate school before attending Logan. I loved being able to attend the two schools of my choice. At both institutions, I experienced many personal and educational benefits while saving time and money.”
Jordan’s journey from high school to USI to Logan through the 3+3 program is a prime example of how a successful articulation agreement can work: academic institutions working side-by-side in the best interest of the student. “To me, the 3+3 meant less debt overall and quicker turnover to doing something I love,” he said. “It was definitely the right decision for me financially and timing wise.”
More options for students Though 3+3 agreements have existed at Logan since the early 1990s, Logan’s admissions team has been taking a more strategic approach to the program throughout the past year and is further developing a national presence. “What we are trying to do now is really cultivate the agreements and build up the existing program,” said Mary Nagle, assistant director of admissions. “The biggest advantage in partnering with colleges and universities is that it allows them to market to high school students.”
“To me, the 3+3 meant less debt overall and quicker turnover to doing something I love. It was definitely the right decision for me financially and timing wise.”
Ongoing communication was key throughout Jordan Pond’s time at USI and during his transition to Logan. He said it was the guidance and encouragement he received along the way from both institutions that gave him the confidence to stick with the rigorous curriculum. “My advisor did everything in his power to make sure I was put in the classes I needed to continue on in the 3+3 program and was very supportive of it the whole time,” he said. “At the end of my first year at Logan, an admissions counselor contacted me to see how I was doing.”
Jordan said he would recommend the 3+3 program to anyone who is confident that chiropractic is the profession they want to pursue. “It saves you money, especially if you are attending –Jordan Pond an expensive undergraduate school,” he said. “Plus, it allows you to move through the laborious Nagle said that forming a partnership with these educational curriculum a year earlier, taking you just one step institutions demonstrates a home institution’s willingness to closer to your goal.” diversify its curriculum and embrace chiropractic.
3+3 Logan currently has 3+3 articulation agreements with 50 colleges and universities across 23 states. The most recent institution to join the roster is Benedictine University at Springfield in Illinois.
Logan and Benedictine University’s agreement stemmed from a relationship built between Dr. Todd Lafrenz, Director of PreProfessional Health Programs at Benedictine University at Springfield, and Logan’s Director of Admissions Steve Held. Throughout the years, Logan had received many Benedictine University graduates, and Held was already engaged with Benedictine, serving on a health care professionals’ panel.
“Health science is one of the fastest-growing areas for enrollment,” Dr. Lafrenz said. “With our recent additions of biology and health science degree programs, the articulation agreement with Logan made perfect sense. It gives Benedictine the advantage of offering students another career path to achieve their educational and career objectives while saving them time and resources.” Students Jordan and Amanda Smith couldn’t agree more.
The 3+3 edge
In addition to giving students a competitive and financial advantage, the 3+3 program offers similar benefits to the institutions. In this day and age, Held said, it’s a win-win for both.
“Colleges and universities are seeing the big picture and are receptive,” he said. “The 3+3 partnership requires no financial commitment—it’s an academic agreement that serves the student.”
The articulation world has truly changed the cost of education. For students, it is economical to start their chiropractic education before setting foot on campus; at the same time, the home institutions are broadening their prospective student base by offering more career options.
On Logan’s campus, it’s bringing students with a passion for chiropractic one step closer to their goal of providing exceptional patient care while also forming partnerships with new institutions whose educational missions align with Logan’s mission.
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3+3 Articulation Program Partner Institutions Fortunately, at Benedictine it was just a matter of plugging Logan’s curriculum into Benedictine’s health science degrees. From a curricula and a geographic perspective, the partnership was a perfect fit. Of all articulation agreements that Benedictine University at Springfield and its parent, Benedictine University at Lisle, have with partner institutions, the 3+3 partnership with Logan is the only one where students earn both a Bachelor of Science and a doctorate degree—just another aspect of the program that Benedictine can tout.
I loved being able to attend the two schools of my choice. At both A cohesive partnership Dr. Lafrenz looks forward to institutions, I boosting awareness of the 3+3 experienced agreement with Logan and positioning Benedictine as an many personal avenue toward a chiropractic and educational degree. benefits while “Our goal is to build the saving time and relationship much earlier on, exposing incoming freshmen to money.” options and possibilities so we can –Amanda Smith
fine-tune a path for them,” he said. “One of the ways we’ll be doing that is through a letter of intent, which tells us which freshman students may be interested in this particular career path.” Held also is working on a plan that will target three areas of the 3+3 program: focusing on institutions in close geographical proximity to Logan, forming partnerships with institutions that consistently send students to Logan, and further strengthening and leveraging Logan’s existing partnerships within the 3+3 program. “It’s important that we stay in close communication with our partner colleges and universities,” he said. “The 3+3 program is built around giving students at a home institution a solid path to Logan. In a partner institution where we have that close connection, students have the greatest opportunity for success.”
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As our recruiters take to the road this fall, we’d love to meet with As our recruiters take to the road this fall, we d love to m you and learn how you can best assist us in recruiting future students at the following events: 6 201Nov.Oct.
7-8:30 p.m., Drury Lodge, Cape Girardeau, 5-7 Illinois Chiropractic Society Mo. Convention
7-8:30 p.m.,State Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, Mo. Ohio Chiropractic Association Nov. 15 7-8:30 p.m., Hilton at Easton, Columbus, Ohio Oct. 14 KentuckyCollege and Career Expo Nov. 29 7-8:30 p.m., JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 19-21 Maine Chiropractic Association Convention Dec. 4 7-8:30 p.m., location TBD, Paducah, Ky. Nov. 8
7-8:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza,Las Springfield, 10-13 Parker Seminars, Vegas,Ill.Nev.
We invite you to contact Logan’s admissions team at (800) 533-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To access a timely listing of our admissions travels, please visit: http://www.logan.edu/future-students/admissions/ admissions-coming-to-you.
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Logan graduated its firstits student from the M.S. Logan graduated first student from the program in Nutrition and Human Performance. M.S. Billie Deronda MS,and DC, Human completed program in McElwrath, Nutrition her master’s degree on May 29, 2012. Dr. McElwrath Performance. wrote her thesis on high-fructose corn syrup and Billie Deronda McElwrath, MS, , completed DC sucrose in healthsand obesity. on May 29, 2012. Dr. her master degree McElwrath wrote her thesis on high-fructose Dr. McElwrath from sucrose Rector, Ark.,in andhealth received and obesit corn syrup isand her doctor of chiropractic degree in April 2011. LoganMcElwrath established its is master’s in nutrition program Dr. from Rector, Ark., and in spring 2011. received Logan President her doctor of chiropractic degree in April
(Left to right) Dr. Weiwen directorChai, of nutritional studies;of Logan President Dr. George (Left to right) Dr.Chai, Weiwen director nutritional studies; A. Goodman; Dr. GeorgeDr. Billie McElwrath; Dr. Robert Davidson, graduate division faculty member; and Goodman; Dr. Elizabeth Dr. A. Goodman, of university Dr. programs. A. Billiedean McElwrath; Robert Davidson, graduate division faculty member; and Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodman, dean of university programs.
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Logan President Dr. George A. Goodman and other college officials led the ceremony. Larry Conners, five-time Emmy award winner and longtime news anchor at KMOVTV/Channel 4, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis, served as the commencement speaker.
N EWS BRIEFS • On June 16, “Slice of Logan” drew 57 prospective students and a total of 130 students and guests to the Logan campus from across North America. Featured guest speakers included Logan alumna Dr. Jennifer McCleary (December 2005) and alumnus Dr. Kern G. McMurtrie (December 2000).
Dr. Howard Wasdin (pictured fourth from left)
• Author Howard E. Wasdin, DC, spoke to students, faculty and staff at an on-campus assembly held July 13. Dr. Wasdin co-authored the New York Times best-selling book “SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper.” In the book, Dr. Wasdin recounts his experiences as a member of SEAL Team Six in Operation Desert Storm and in Somalia. He was awarded a Silver Star for his involvement in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, the subject of Mark Bowden’s best-selling book “Black Hawk Down” and director Ridley Scott’s subsequent movie of the same name. Dr. Wasdin graduated cum laude from Life University in Marietta, Ga., in 2009 and owns Absolute Precision Chiropractic in Jesup, Ga., where he lives with his wife and daughter.
• Logan held its eighth annual “Lunch on Us” event, which demonstrates Logan’s commitment to the administration’s role in serving the community, on July 25 in the Logan cafeteria. All faculty, staff and students were invited to enjoy a free lunch. Dr. George A. Goodman, Logan president, and Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodman, dean of university programs, served lunch and were assisted by other Logan senior administrators including Sharon Kehrer, vice president of administrative affairs; Pat Marcella, chief financial officer; Patricia Jones, vice president of institutional advancement; Dr. Ralph Barrale, vice president of chiropractic affairs; Dr. Boyd Bradshaw, vice president of enrollment management; Dr. Carl Saubert, vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Rodger Tepe, dean of research and development; Thomas Keller, associate vice president of public relations; Dr. Angela Reeves McCall, associate vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Brad Hough, chief information officer; and James Paine, dean of student services. • Logan held its 168th commencement on Aug. 25 in the William D. Purser, DC Center. Fifty graduates received their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees while Logan awarded 30 students their Master of Science degrees in sports science and rehabilitation. Erica K. Witgen, DC, received her Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance, making Dr. Witgen the second graduate of this new Master of Science degree program.
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• Logan’s 52nd Awards Presentation was held on Friday, August 24 at a special breakfast in the Purser Center. Seven graduates were recognized with special academic honors. They included: valedictorian Derek D. Smith—summa cum laude; Patrick J. Battaglia, Jacquelyn R. BowmanGarrett, Heidi M. Heath, Alex D. Mitchell and Benjamin P. Williams— magna cum laude; and Lacey A. Perrett—cum laude. Graduating students honored for making the Dean’s List more than ten consecutive trimesters included: Patrick J. Battaglia, Heidi M. Heath, Derek D. Smith and Benjamin P. Williamson. • Dr. Debra Hoffman, vice chair of the Logan Board of Trustees, received the Florida Chiropractic Association’s “Chiropractor of the Year” award at the Florida Chiropractic Association convention in August. Dr. Hoffman is a September 1980 Logan graduate.
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in the News The St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured Dr. Jeffrey Ware, clinician at Logan’s Bogey Hills Health Center, in the paper’s July 12 health section. The article “How I Did It” covered Dr. Ware’s recent success in shedding 83 pounds through his own special diet and exercise regimen. Logan faculty member Dr. Patrick Montgomery was elected president of the Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA) on July 27 at the annual MSCA convention. Ginger Marcinkowski, MFA, undergraduate adjunct faculty member, published her first novel, “Run, River Currents,” which was released Aug. 6. Mr. David Nafar, MS, instructor in the Basic Science Division and a member of the undergraduate faculty, was named president of the Logan Faculty Council. The Journal of Chiropractic Education has accepted the award-winning paper “Learning and study strategies inventory subtests and factors as predictors of National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part 1 exam performance,” written by Dr. Christine Schutz, counselor in Logan’s Office of Student Services; Dr. Rodger Tepe, Logan’s director of research and development; and Dr. Leanne Dalton, an August 2012 Logan graduate.
Save the Date The Association for the History of Chiropractic will hold its 33rd annual meeting and conference June 21-22, 2013, at the headquarters of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Greeley, Colo. Visit www.historyofchiropractic.org for more information.
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Community Logan, with the assistance of President Dr. George A. Goodman, sponsored “Take a Seat in Chesterfield,” a public art project presented by the Chesterfield Arts. The project involved local school art teachers who worked with students, grades kindergarten through college, to design art graphics on a life-sized fiberglass-formed replicas’ of the famous Chesterfield chair. Students integrated science, mathematics, language arts and visual arts as they worked to complete this public art piece for the community, which Logan displayed in the lobby of its administration building. This past summer, Logan Health Centers’ interns and practitioners were active throughout the community. They provided free health screenings, participated in health fairs and presented informative lectures at more than 15 locations. Event highlights include the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. Family Health and Wellness Fair and Ronald McDonald House Charities bike ride.
Dr. Boyd Bradshaw, vice president of enrollment management, married Theresa Lucas on Sept. 8, 2012.
Congratulations to Logan Tri-10 student Krystal Phillips, who married Ryan Rupp of Wentzville, Mo., on Sept. 8, 2012.
Juliette Losapio, interactive media manager, married Donny Schmidt on Sept. 22, 2012.
Logan welcomed more than 225 new students to its campus. According to Steve Held, Logan’s director of admissions, these new students attended a nearly all-day orientation prior to beginning classes September 12.
Logan Announces New Hires James Sheehan, accountant Sharon Montgomery, health center systems application director Diane Schnurbusch, executive secretary for Chief Financial Officer Laurinda Smith, director of academic data services Lulu Brinkley, patient service representative at the St. Peters Health Center
Brandon Ward, HVAC technician in the Facilities Department Dr. Baldomero (Mero) Nunez, clinician at the Southfield Health Center Donna Paul, patient service representative in the Student Health Center
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Several new instructors have joined Logan’s master’s program faculty. They are: C. Allen Brown, MS in applied mathematics, adjunct instructor, college algebra Alisha Etheredge, MS in analytical chemistry; adjunct instructor, chemistry I & II with lab Kelly Gordon, MS in chemistry, adjunct instructor, organic chemistry II with lab Oleg Maksimov, PhD in inorganic chemistry, adjunct instructor, organic chemistry I with lab Chris Mosley, PhD in physics, adjunct instructor, physics I & II with lab
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Alumni NOTES Congratulations to … Class of September 1957 Dr. Dale G. Kenny, who recently celebrated his 55th anniversary of practicing chiropractic. Class of January 1979 Dr. Joseph F. Unger, who recently traveled to Brazil to present at a seminar on the sacral occipital technique (SOT). Class of January 1980 Dr. Richard M. Bruns, a member of the Logan Board of Trustees, whose article entitled “ChiroVoice Essential in Reaching Patients on States’ Issues” was published in the July edition of ACA News. Class of September 1981 Dr. Michael Darr, who celebrated more than 30 years of practice at Advanced Spinal Rehab & Wellness Center in Westlake, Ohio. Dr. Darr graduated cum laude from Logan with a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic. Class of April 1984 Dr. Linda Banister, who has retired after practicing for more than 25 years near Jacksonville, Fla. Class of April 1992 Dr. Stephen Heney, who recently opened his own practice, The Heney Chiropractic Neurology Center in Pembroke, Mass. Class of August 1994 Dr. Cynthia Nackers Munson, who was recently inducted into her high school hall of fame in Eagle River, Wis., for her
contributions to the community and profession. Her clinic, Chiro-Health Chiropractic Care Center, was named business of the year in Plymouth, Wis.
Logan College of Chiropractic Expresses Sincere Sympathy to …
Class of December 1998
The family of Dr. O.M. “Doc” Elliott, who passed away Aug. 16. Dr. Elliott practiced chiropractic for 42 years in Olathe, Kan. Dr. Elliott’s brothers are S.M. (Shelby) Elliott, a March 1953 graduate of Logan and past president of Texas Chiropractic College; and Horace Elliott, current executive director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Matt Labertew, who was recently named to the Alton Telegraph’s “20 under 40” list of influential and communityminded business people. Dr. Labertew lives in Bethalto, Ill. Class of April 2001 Dr. Stefanie Haugen, who was recently featured in the Coventry (R.I.) Patch for her insight on the dangers of heavy children’s backpacks. Class of August 2004
Class of August 1953 The family of Dr. Joseph H. Jones Jr., who passed away Dec. 25, 2011. Dr. Jones lived in Fort Meyers, Florida.
Dr. Alex Vidan, who was featured in a segment on St. Louis’ Fox affiliate, KTVI, for tips on staying hydrated in the summer heat. Dr. Vidan is a chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals and a Fox 2 News and KPLR-11 health expert.
Class of March 1958
Class of December 2007
Class of February 1962
Dr. Kenneth E. Reckelhoff, former resident and current Fellow in Diagnostic Imaging in Logan’s Department of Radiology, has passed the Part 2 examination leading to the designation Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR).
The family of Dr. Robert L. Zoeller who passed away Dec. 27, 2011.
Class of April 2012 Dr. Kelly Donaldson, who recently joined Emerald Coast Chiropractic in Destin, Fla. Dr. Donaldson is Destin’s first female chiropractor.
Logan alumni were recently honored at the Missouri State Chiropractors Association convention. They are: Educator of the Year: Dr. Margaret Freihaut (September 1979); Dr. Rick James Work Horse Award: Dr. Jack Crocker (December 1982) and Dr. Melani Crocker (August 1984); and, Chiropractor of the Year: Dr. Jeffrey Ness (January 1981).
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Class of September 1952
The family of Dr. John R. Vasiloff. Dr. Vasiloff passed away August 5. He served on the Logan Alumni Board of Directors for eight years.
Class of September 1969 The family of Dr. John P. Martin. Dr. Martin passed away in June. Class of April 1995 The family of Dr. Roy Geisert. Dr. Geisert passed away Aug. 7. The family of Dr. Robert Mastronardi, chairman of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Board of Governors, who passed away in late April. Succeeding Dr. Mastronardi is Dr. Michael Simone, an August 1986 Logan graduate.
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