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               LOGAN   Spring 2009

 December 2008 Commencement Ceremonies
 (see page 4)
                                                                      & Notes
                                                                           1                        Logan News
                                                                        6                           Logan December
                                                                                                    2008 Graduates
                                                                      25                            Faculty in
                                                                                                    the News
                                                                                                    Student News
                                                                      26                            Alumni Notes
                                                                      27                            Logan in the
                                                                      28                            Postgraduate

     Features                                                         29
                                                                                                    Seminar Schedule
                                                                                                    The Logan
          2     Well Appointed: Dr. Ralph Barrale
                                                                                ALUMNI NEWS
                                                                                Homecoming Edition                                                     MARCH/APRIL

          4     U.S. Congressman William Lacy Clay Jr. (D) Delivers            Logan Homecomi
                                                                              Continuing Educat
                                                                              June 10-14, 2009
                                                                                               ion &      Class Reunions

                December 2008 Commencement Address

          8     Alumni Successes: Thomas Hyde, DC
                                                                      B   Balanced Living

                                                                                          and Wellness for Prac
                                                                                                               tice and                                                Life

                                                                        GENERAL INFORMAT              It’s that time again
                                                                                        ION                                 for Homecoming!

                Alumni Successes: Paul B. Phipps, DC
                                                                                               12                                              The following
                                                                       GOLF TOURNAMENT                insert includes the
                                                                                              13                           schedule of events,
                                                                       SCHEDULE OF EVENTS             our speakers, registra                   information on
                                                                                              14                             tion forms and more.
                                                                       FEATURED SPEAKERS             events are schedul                            Exciting
                                                                                              16                         ed, including the
                                                                                                     Alumni Association                     unveiling of our
                                                                       REGISTRATION FORM
                                                                                                                            Wall on Logan’s campus           new
                                                                                                     you will join us for                            . We hope
                                                                                                                          this exciting event!
                                                                                                                                               See you there.
                                                                                                                            ALUMNI NE
                                                                                                                                      WS DIGEST
                                                                                                                                                — HOMECO
                                                                                                                                                         MI   NG EDITION

       19       On the Road with Logan                                Special Section
       20       Breaking Tradition: Four Logan Students               Logan
                Make Chiropractic a Second Career                     Homecoming
       24       On the Scene . . . Around Logan
                                                                      (see page 11)

A Publication of Logan College of Chiropractic         LOGAN NEWS
         for Alumni, Students, Employees and
                        Friends of the College

                           THE TOWER
       Volume XXIX, No. 1 - Spring 2009
  The Tower is published four times a year;
                                                       LOGAN                                               The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine featured
                                                                                                           articles written by several Logan faculty, alumni
                                                                                                           and students. They included:
            Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.

                    Logan Board of Trustees
                 Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM
                                                       N EWS                                               • “Effect of Laser Acupoint Treatment on
                                                                                                             Blood Pressure and Body Weight – A Pilot
                                                                                                             Study” by John Zhang, Nelson Marquina,

                                                       BRIEFS                                                George Oxinos, Amy Sau and Derek Ng.
                            Chair of the Board
                      Debra L. Hoffman, DC
                       Vice Chair of the Board                                                             • “Psychometric Properties and Clinical
                                                                                                             Usefulness of the Oswestry Disability Index”
                           Board Members               Logan College of Chiropractic announced
                   Susan Crump Baker, DC                                                                     by Michael Vianin.
                                                       the election of officers and new board
                    Cynthia L. Baudendistel
                       Anthony Bilott, DC              members, and the reelection of several              For the third consecutive year, the
                  Anthony W. Calandro, DC              members to its board of trustees.                   St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth
                      Christophe Dean, DC
                                                                                                           Association (RCGA) selected Logan College
                       Nicholas Gatto, DC
                            Paul Henry, DC
                                                                                                           of Chiropractic as one of its “TOP 50
                      Charles G. Kim, MBA                                                                  Businesses Shaping the Future” of the
                   Rick A. McMichael, DC                                                                   St. Louis metropolitan area.
                      Carl Makarewicz, DC
                       Mark O. Reeve, DC                                                                   Logan President George A. Goodman, DC,
                          Robert J. Stearley
                                                                                                           FICC, recently announced personnel
                         Rachel Storch, JD
                                                       Roberts       Hoffman        Henry                  promotions in senior administrator positions.
                              Advisory Board
                        Richard M. Bruns, DC           • Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM, was reelected         • Dr. Ralph Barrale, dean of postgraduate and
                               Michael Toner             to his third three-year term and reelected          continuing education, has been named vice
                                                         chair of the board of trustees.                     president of chiropractic affairs in addition to
                      Logan Administration
           George A. Goodman, DC, FICC
                                                                                                             his duties in the postgraduate department.
                                                       • Debra L. Hoffman, DC, was reelected to
                        Sharon Kehrer, MBA               her second three-year term and reelected          • Gregory Thornburg, MS,
                                 Vice President,         board vice chair.                                   formerly director of enrollment
                         Administrative Affairs                                                              services, has been promoted to
                              Patricia C. Jones        • Paul Henry, DC, and Mark O. Reeve, DC,              vice president of enrollment
                                 Vice President,         were also reelected to their second three-year
                    Institutional Advancement
                              Patricia Marcella
                                                         terms on the board.
                       Chief Financial Officer                                                             • Laura McLaughlin, MA, JD, has
                          Gregory Thornburg            • Robert J. Stearley, Cynthia L.                      been named general counsel with
      Vice President, Enrollment Management              Baudendistel, Anthony C. Bilott, DC, and            responsibility for the college’s
                      George T. White, EdD               Christophe Dean, DC, were elected to their          human resources function.
             Vice President, Academic Affairs
                                                         first three-year board terms.
                                                                                                           • Thomas F. Keller, MA, formerly
                                                       • Richard M. Bruns, DC, and Michael Toner             director of public relations, has
                              Dave Preston               were both elected to the Logan Advisory             been promoted to associate vice
                                      Inside:            Board.                                              president for public relations.
              Jerry Naunheim, Cliff Pollack,
                     Dave Preston, Jim Wolz            Atanas Ignatov, PhD, associate professor in         • Jake Hayes, MS, has been
                                                       Logan’s Basic Science Division, was featured in       appointed director of student
           The Tower is produced quarterly by the
         departments of Institutional Advancement      the Chesterfield Journal for his “hair raising”       services. Mr. Hayes joins Logan
           and Public Relations. Reader comments       challenge to his physiology students. Dr.             from the University of Texas at
                can be sent to the editor via e-mail   Ignatov promised to receive a public shearing if      Arlington where he served for
                              at      his students all passed the physiology section of     the past two years as coordinator
                            Thomas F. Keller
                                                       Part 1 of the National Board Exam. They               for student affairs and new
     Associate Vice President, Public Relations        passed and he submitted to his new look—sans          student orientation. He reports
                                 Tower Editor          hair—at a standing-room only event in the             to Mr. Gregory Thornburg.
                                                       Purser Center lobby. (See photos on page 24.)
                              THE TOWER
                                                                                                           • Elizabeth Goodman, DC, PhD, formerly
               Logan College of Chiropractic
                                                       Logan held its 157th commencement on                  interim dean of enrollment services, has been
                       1851 Schoettler Road
                               PO Box 1065             Saturday, December 20 in the William D.               named dean of university programs.
               Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065             Purser, DC Center on the Logan campus.
                              Logan honored the 107 graduates who received
                                their doctor of chiropractic degrees.
                                                                                                                                            SPRING 2009     1

                            Well Appointed
                                 Dr. Ralph Barrale Earns Appointment
                                 to Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs
It’s been said that if you want to get                             excellent grasp of        and faculty member committed to
something done, give it to a busy         He will help us          technique,”               producing results for the institution,
person. When it came to the                                        Dr. Goodman recalled.     patients and students he served.
appointment of Logan’s new vice
                                          to constantly            “When he came back
president of chiropractic affairs, Dr.    evolve as a              to Logan, the
Ralph Barrale certainly fit this mold.                             administration invited    THE NEXT MOVE
                                          contemporary             him to join the faculty   When Dr. Alan Parry announced his
Aside from being busy with his duties                              and teach the             retirement from Logan’s postgraduate
as the dean of postgraduate and           educational              technique he had          and continuing education department in
continuing education, Dr. Barrale also                             mastered with his         the mid 1990s, it was time for Drs.
offered something that Logan College      institution that         patients, diversified.    Goodman and Barrale to meet again.
of Chiropractic President George                                   Dr. Barrale was, in a     This time, Dr. Goodman represented the
A. Goodman, DC, FICC, describes
                                          is still mindful
                                                                   word, shocked when        college as its president and when Dr.
as unique.                                of our heritage.         he learned that we        Barrale left his office, he stood as the new
                                           Dr. George A. Goodman,  wanted him on             dean of the postgraduate department.
“To find a clinician who also has
                                           DC, FICC                faculty.”
strong administrative skills is                                                              “Dr. Barrale’s clinical reputation and
uncommon,” said Dr. Goodman.                                         When Dr. Barrale        connection with the chiropractic
“It’s the exceptional ability to develop          joined the Logan faculty, he was paired    community were instrumental in his
a strong rapport with patients and                with another chiropractor and educator,    nomination and success at this post,”
colleagues combined with administrative           Dr. Ralph Filson.                          said Dr. Goodman. “Dr. Barrale built on
dexterity that makes the finest leaders                                                      Dr. Parry’s infrastructure and transformed
within institutions like Logan.”                  “The ‘team of Barrale and Filson’          Logan into one of the top leaders in
                                                  became renowned for their diversified      postgraduate chiropractic education.”
                                                  technique teachings,” said Dr. Goodman,
M    EETING                                       who was working as the chair of Logan’s    According to Dr. Goodman, it’s
OF THE        M     INDS                          chiropractic department at the time.
                                                  “They, together with Drs. Michael
                                                                                             Dr. Barrale’s quiet, competitive nature
                                                                                             that pushes him and his department staff
It was more than 40 years ago that Dr.
                                                  Wittmer and Bob Diamond, who is now        to be the best. His attention to detail
Goodman first met Dr. Barrale inside the
                                                  deceased, enhanced Logan’s diversified     and organizational skills are what make
halls of Logan College, where they both
                                                  department created by the late             him successful in his endeavors, says
were enrolled as students of chiropractic.
                                                  Dr. Otto Reinert. These fine doctors       Dr. Goodman.
Several years later, Dr. Barrale was              and instructors have literally taught
                                                  thousands of individuals the fundamental   In January 2009, Dr. Goodman
working as a St. Louis-area chiropractor.
                                                  mechanics of how to do vertebral           announced his selection for vice
He and Dr. Goodman had maintained a
                                                  adjusting.”                                president of chiropractic affairs. Once
professional relationship through the
                                                                                             again, Dr. Barrale was tapped to advance
years, which changed when Dr. Barrale
                                                Years later, Drs. Barrale, Filson, Wittmer   Logan’s chiropractic curriculum and
was invited to the Logan campus
                                                and Nicholas Gatto (a December 1983          clinical offerings.
in 1982.
                                                Logan graduate), rewrote the textbook
                                                originally developed by Dr. Reinert. Dr.     “Dr. Barrale brings professional insight
“Dr. Barrale had a strong reputation
                                                Barrale also continued to rewrite his role   and practical application to this
for being a hands-on doctor with an
                                                at Logan, emerging as a driven doctor        position,” said Dr. Goodman. “He offers

 “Witnessing the excellent                        Impeccable.
 contributions [Barrale] has
 made as the dean of the                          Diligent.
 postgraduate department,
 and after many years of                          Articulate.
 teaching with him in the                         All are words that Dr. Ralph Filson, DC,
                                                  Logan professor in the Chiropractic Science
 classroom, I have every                          Division, uses to describe his friend and
                                                  colleague Dr. Ralph Barrale.
 expectation that he will do
                                                  “Looking at the man, I’d say he’s probably
 a great job as vice president                    one of the most honorable and trustworthy Ralph Filson, DC, Professor,
                                                  people I’ve met in my life,” said Dr. Filson. Chiropractic Science Division
 of chiropractic affairs.”                        “He embodies all of the qualities of a best friend and honest human
 Dr. Michael Wittmer                              being and it’s a pleasure and honor to call him my friend.”

                                                  As Logan now calls Dr. Barrale the new vice president of chiropractic
real-world experience to our clinical             affairs, Dr. Filson confirms the college couldn’t have selected a
teachings, which is critical for this             better candidate.
position as he will be charged with
ensuring the integrity of our chiropractic                            “Logan is lucky to have Dr. Barrale,” added Dr. Filson.
curriculum. He will help us to               “He embodies             “He’s one of the great communicators, probably one of
constantly evolve as a contemporary                                   the best communicators Logan has. But, he’s also an
educational institution that is still        all of the               excellent listener and it’s the combination of these
mindful of its heritage. This is key for                              skills that makes Dr. Barrale so successful at bringing
enhancing our posture as an educational
                                             qualities of a           people together.”
innovator.”                                  best friend and          Drs. Barrale and Filson were first brought together in
In his new role, Dr. Barrale will oversee                             the 1960s when they attended Logan College. After
                                             honest human             Logan, they both went into private practice until the
the sequencing of chiropractic courses
throughout the curriculum and Logan’s        being and it’s a         early 1980s, when then Logan President Dr. Beatrice
eight outpatient health centers located                               Hagan invited the doctors to teach on campus.
around the St. Louis metropolitan area.      pleasure and
                                                                      It wasn’t long thereafter that the ‘team of Barrale and
He will manage all of these
responsibilities while maintaining his
                                             honor to call            Filson,’ as Dr. Goodman refers to them, gained
                                                                      recognition on and off the Logan campus. The doctors
position as the dean of the postgraduate     him my friend.”          taught two to three seminars each year across the
                                                                      country for doctors of chiropractic.
There’s little doubt that Dr. Barrale will
                                                  “Dr. Barrale has such a rapport with chiropractic students and Logan
remain busy with his dual roles, but
                                                  alumni,” said Dr. Filson. “Even other chiropractic colleges know and
according to Dr. Goodman, you’ll never
                                                  respect Dr. Barrale for the work he has done as an educator both in the
hear him boast about his efforts or new
                                                  classroom and through the postgraduate department.”
successes achieved.
                                                  Serving for more than 20 years together on the Logan Alumni
“He’s humble,” confirmed Dr. Goodman.
                                                  Association Board probably helped Dr. Barrale stay connected with
“He performs and lets the results be his
                                                  Logan’s graduates and supported his continuing education role, but
judge. He’s just a wonderful person to be
                                                  if you ask Dr. Filson, he’ll attribute all of Dr. Barrale’s career successes
around and I’m very proud that he’s
                                                  to his character.
affiliated with Logan and serving in this
new capacity.”                                    “He’s a very important person to me and to Logan,” said Dr. Filson. “His
                                                  personality traits matched with his organizational and decision-making
                                                  skills will only help him to flourish in his new, well-deserved role.”

                                                                                                                        SPRING 2009   3

December 2008 Commencement
U.S. Congressman William Lacy Clay Jr. (D) delivered the December 2008 Logan College of Chiropractic
commencement address and received an honorary Logan degree. In addition to offering his well wishes to
the new Logan graduates, Congressman Clay shared his timely insights on the federal government’s efforts
to modernize the national health care system. The following remarks include excerpts from his speech.

                                              Each member of Congress has a few jewels in his     We have a moral obligation to ensure that
                                              or her community that shine across this country     health care is affordable and accessible for all
                                              and around the world. I can tell you that Logan     Americans. We also have some heavy lifting
                                              College of Chiropractic is one of the jewels in     to do if we’re serious about fixing the holes in
                                              the crown of St. Louis. Your reputation for         America’s health care system.
                                              excellence in health care education is known
                                              around the world, which is reflected in the         A just released study by the Kaiser Foundation
                                              incredible diversity of your graduates and staff.   includes a broad survey of health care data from
                                                                                                  patients in the United States, Great Britain,
                                              Today, as you become chiropractic professionals,    Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands
                                              you’re taking your place in an American health      and New Zealand.
                                              care system that is in crisis. Let me lay out a
                                              few facts that define the scope of this problem     According to the survey results, we spend the
                                              and then I want to tell you about one big idea      most on health care, in fact we spend more than
                                              that I’m working on, which could be a part of       any other country in the world, but we still rank
                                              the solution.                                       last among the nations included in the study in
                                                                                                  life expectancy.
                                              Last year, our nation spent $2.3 trillion on
                                              health care and yet 47 million Americans still      In 2007, the annual per person spending on
U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay Jr.                                                         health care in the U.S. was $6,697. Canada,
delivers the commencement address at
                                              lack health insurance coverage. I’m personally
                                              asking each of you to join me in a mission to       which has a single-payer system, came in second
Logan’s December 2008 Doctor of
Chiropractic graduation.                      finally cover the uninsured in this country.        at $3,310 per person. But unlike Canada,
                                                                                                  where everyone is insured, about 16 percent
                             Pictured (left to right) are: Dr. George                             of Americans, some 47 million people,
                             White, vice president of academic affairs;                           are uninsured.
                             class valedictorian Xephyr M. Day; and
                             Congressman Clay.                                                    The survey then asks how many patients do not
                                                                                                  seek care due to out-of-pocket costs. Last year,
                                                                                                  25 percent of Americans didn’t visit the doctor
                                                                                                  when sick or injured because they couldn’t
                                                                                                  afford it. Twenty-three percent skipped a test,
                                                                                                  treatment or follow-up visit recommended by
                                                                                                  a doctor. Another 23 percent didn’t fill a
                                                                                                  prescription. No other country is even close
                                                                                                  to this sort of income-based rationing.

                                                                                                  This lack of coverage drives another crisis, one
                                                                                                  that has a major impact on the very dangerous
                                                                                                  economic situation we’re facing. Last year, 19
                                                                                                  percent of Americans were unable, or had serious
                                                                                                  problems, paying medical bills. Comparatively, no
                                                                                                  other country was even in the double digits.

                                                                                                  In other countries it’s true that lower income
                                                                                                  patients often wait longer for their care, but they
                                                                                                  are eventually seen. Here in America, if you
                                                                                                  can’t afford the care, and you don’t qualify for
                                                                                                  Medicaid, you wait and you either get better or
                                                                                                  you wind up in the emergency room.
The study also reports that a majority of
Americans don’t have a regular physician.
This is where doctors of chiropractic can play
a big role in serving as front-line health care
advocates for their patients, a kind of early
warning system that guides them to appropriate
care before it’s too late.

Now, you might expect that since Americans                    Congressman Clay with Drs. George Goodman and Elizabeth Goodman, and (at left) Steven Roberts,
pay the most for health care, our system would                chair of the Logan Board.
be the most efficient and convenient. Again,
according to the Kaiser Study, we came in last.               continue to face significant health disparities
Only 30 percent of Americans report they can                  due to their limited economic means, the scarce
access a doctor on the very day they need one, as             number of providers serving their communities
opposed to 41 percent of Britons and 55 percent               and increased levels of chronic disease.
of Germans. Sixty-seven percent of Americans,
more than in any other country, say it’s difficult            In terms of hard dollars, the potential savings
to get care on nights, weekends or holidays                   from a digital health care IT system is enormous.
without resorting to the emergency room.                      According to a RAND Corporation Study, the
                                                              implementation of a secure, nationwide
We then get to a question that may have a great               electronic health care information network,
deal to do with your future financial success.                if utilized by 90 percent of providers, would
The question asks patients about their overall                produce an annual savings of approximately
satisfaction with their health care provider and              $80 billion.
the treatment they received. For those of you
who intend to establish your own chiropractic                 When the 111th Congress convenes, acting                         Logan President George Goodman, DC,

practices, listen to this customer service tip:               in close coordination with President Obama, I                    FICC, conducts the official hooding of
                                                                                                                               Congressman Clay, part of the ceremony
                                                              will re-introduce legislation that aims to create
                                                                                                                               recognizing the veteran Missouri legislator
The Kaiser Study found Americans are the                      a model for consumers, employers and insurers                    with an honorary degree from Logan.
least likely to report that their doctors explained           to build a comprehensive, secure electronic
things in ways they understand or say their                   health records system across this country.
doctors spend enough time with them. So in
your business, like any other business, it’s all              My bill will partner with the private sector                     I can tell you that
about customer service.                                       through grants and a direct loan program                         Logan College of
                                                              that will provide key economic assistance for
Finally, the study shows that the United States               institutions and providers seeking to expand                     Chiropractic is one
does lead all developed nations in one category.              their electronic health record capabilities.                     of the jewels in the
We’re the most frequent victims of medical,                                                                                    crown of St. Louis.
medication and lab errors because of inaccurate,              Health care IT will prove especially worthwhile
incomplete or inaccessible health care records.               in the treatment of those with chronic illness or                Your reputation for
                                                              medical challenges in underserved communities.                   excellence in health
I chair the House subcommittee that has                       African Americans, Latinos and other minorities
oversight of all federal informational policy.                still suffer a disproportionately higher rate of
                                                                                                                               care education is
I am absolutely committed to having the federal               chronic diseases. Many of these conditions are                   known around the
government take the lead in the development                   preventable and all of them are treatable if                     world, which is
and implementation of a secure, nationwide                    patients have access to quality medical care and
electronic health information network that                    comprehensive chiropractic care has a major
                                                                                                                               reflected in the
will save thousands of lives and billions of                  role to play in solving this problem.                            incredible diversity
health care dollars.
                                                              This is a huge job and the stakes are high,
                                                                                                                               of your graduates
Creating a secure health IT system will allow                 but I’m more optimistic now than at any time                     and staff.
patients to avoid endless medical paperwork and               in my 25 years as an elected official. We have
doctors and other health care providers to avoid              a new leader who gets it. Someone who
medical errors and duplicate tests.                           understands that health care is a human right,
                                                              not just a commodity.
This new technology can also play a huge role in
closing the health care disparities gap. Many                 With his leadership and yours, we are going
minority, lower income and rural populations                  to get this done.

*The above article features excerpts from U.S. Congressman William Lacy Clay Jr.’s December commencement address.
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     Class of


                             SPRING 2009   7

Thomas Hyde, DC
A Team Player

Dr. Thomas Hyde, September
1977 Logan College Graduate,
Earns Dynamic Chiropractic’s
2008 Person of the Year Award

                    Thomas Hyde was
                    used to being the new
                    recruit. He served in
                    the U.S. Marine
                    Corps for five years,
                                               An avid hiker, Dr. Hyde (left) and a friend take in the views from the top of a mountain peak in Yosemite
                    completing his duty just   National Park in California.
                    after the Vietnam War.
                    Hyde then joined the         “I’m a proponent of a team approach                            Dr. Hyde’s 2008 Person of Year Award
                    ranks of a new group of                                                                     recognizes his contributions to the
fearless leaders, the faculty of a junior        to health care, as I know that singularly                      chiropractic profession’s growth,
high school where he worked as the               you can’t do or know everything,” said                         specifically his career strides in the field
science and physical education teacher.                                                                         of sports chiropractic, treating athletes
                                                 Dr. Hyde. “In my practice, I brought in                        from the every day “road warrior” to
After a year of service in the schools,          a neurosurgeon and certified athletic                          Olympians and professional players.
Hyde decided to make a career change.                                                                           While this achievement would not be
As he contemplated his next move, he             trainers to support my patients...Our                          possible without keen diagnostic and
began receiving Logan College of                 working relationship helped us to knock                        treatment skills, perhaps it’s Dr. Hyde’s
Chiropractic applications. Ken Perhai,                                                                          skills as a relationship-builder that
DC, would systematically route the               down barriers and learn from one                               has contributed the most to his
applications to Hyde, whom he met                another so that we could refer our                             chiropractic achievements.
while treating Hyde’s father following a
serious automobile accident.                     patients to the best resources.”                               Powerlifting
                                                                                                                “After I graduated from Logan, I quickly
Hyde did not know much about
                                               halls of Logan on my first day, I was a bit                      learned that my education was just
chiropractic, only what he learned from
                                               overwhelmed as I saw students practicing                         beginning as I had only scratched the
observing Dr. Perhai. In 1974, just five
                                               such diverse techniques,” recalled Hyde.                         surface of learning what I needed to
days after his wedding, he decided to
                                               “My observance of the basic technique,                           know to run a practice,” said Dr. Hyde.
follow Dr. Perhai’s advice and enlist as a
                                               in particular, left quite an impression.”
student of chiropractic.                                                                                        With only a couple of years of practice
                                               Not long after his first stroll through                          behind him, Dr. Hyde made a move that
“From what I had learned with
                                               Logan’s halls, Hyde met friends and                              would alter the course of his career. He
Dr. Perhai, I thought Logan College was
                                               formed a study group. Thirty-five years                          joined a powerlifting club in North
the only chiropractic school,” said Hyde.
                                               later, Dr. Hyde is still friends with his                        Miami Beach, Fla.
As an older student, Hyde was a bit            Logan study group partners and has
                                               earned the respect of the chiropractic                           “While I was at the gym, I made it a
apprehensive to return to the classroom
                                               and sports medicine profession.                                  point to meet those around me,” he
as a student rather than teacher.
                                               Recently, Hyde was also honored with                             said. “It wasn’t long until my workout
“I only knew Dr. Perhai and his                the Dynamic Chiropractic’s Person of                             companions became my patients. Then
technique so as I walked through the           the Year Award.                                                  one day a fellow powerlifter introduced
                                                                                                                me to an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard

Herrick, who asked me to provide                       • Participate in the two-week                 New Game
chiropractic services for the United                     Sports Medicine Internship at               Dr. Hyde retired from practice in
States Powerlifting Federation. From                     the Olympic Training Center                 1997 because of a hand and wrist injury.
that event, I built a great relationship                 in Colorado Springs, and                    Today, Dr. Hyde travels the globe
with Dr. Herrick and the opportunities                                                               teaching and advocating for patient
began to grow.”                                        • Perform as the official chiropractor for
                                                         the 1987 Pan American Games.                care that is based on ethics and
After working with Dr. Herrick and                                                                   influenced by available evidence.
attending a presentation from an                       According to Dr. Hyde, his role, and that
                                                       of chiropractic, continued to flourish in     “In the 1980s, health care providers
Olympic athlete, Dr. Hyde knew his                                                                   had the golden egg,” he said. “We
place in the chiropractic field: treating              the sports arena because chiropractors
                                                       can uniquely provide athletes with an         had the freedom to treat and insurance
athletes. He began working local high                                                                reimbursed us for all of our billings,
school football games, which led to                    efficient, painless recovery that is free
                                                       from drugs and surgery. He especially         which led to abuses in the system by
treating collegiate football players and                                                             some providers. Now, every single
then to caring for professional baseball               credits Graston and similar techniques
                                                       for his ability to get some players back on   minute of clinic time must be accounted
and hockey players. He also spent                                                                    for and there are instances when
seven years as the Miami Dolphins’                     the field within minutes of an injury.
                                                                                                     reasonable, necessary and appropriate
chiropractic consultant.                                                                             treatments are not reimbursed. We
                                                       “I was in the stands at the Orange Bowl
As his patient roster grew, so did                     when the call came to treat a defensive       have to reach a happy medium for the
Dr. Hyde’s request for athletic events.                back who had suffered a back injury           good of our profession and, most
Just to name a few invitations, he                     during warm-ups and was unable to run,”       importantly, our patients.”
was selected to:                                       recalled Dr. Hyde. “I started to examine
                                                       him and was putting him through a range       Dr. Hyde acknowledges that moral and
• Serve as the on-site chiropractor                    of motion tests when the orthopedic           evidence-driven chiropractic practices
  for the Women’s and Men’s World                      surgeon told me, ‘You don’t understand,       begin at the educational level.
  Powerlifting Championships,                          you have 30 seconds.’”                        “I hope that all schools can continue to
                                                       Dr. Hyde’s ability to quickly grasp the       provide the best education they can,
                                                       dynamics of sports chiropractic and           helping students with a strong scientific-
                                                       respect the distinct roles of each team       based curriculum and an understanding
                                                       member helped him not only effectively        for how to manage a successful practice
                                                       treat countless patients and players but      once you leave the classroom,” he said.
                                                       also build resource-generating                “Advances like Logan’s sports science and
                                                       relationships.                                rehab master’s program will support the
                                                                                                     field of sports chiropractic and the
                                                       “I’m a proponent of a team approach           patients entrusted to our care.”
                                                       to health care, as I know that singularly
                                                       you can’t do or know everything,” said        As the profession looks back over
                                                       Dr. Hyde. “In my practice, I brought in       Dr. Hyde’s career, which has been based
                                                       a neurosurgeon and certified athletic         on service and the recruitment of team
                                                       trainers to support my patients. While        players in the delivery of patient care, he
                                                       you don’t have to open your clinic to         is committed to looking forward.
                                                       these kinds of experts, you do have to        “If you want to build a successful
                                                       open your mind to their roles in              practice, you have to build relationships,”
                                                       delivering effective patient care as          said Dr. Hyde.
                                                       sometimes surgery and medicine is
                                                       required for recovery. Our working            According to Dr. Hyde, if the health care
                                                       relationship helped us to knock down          profession can continue to work together
                                                       barriers and learn from one another so        on behalf of patients, in the end it’s the
                                                       that we could refer our patients to the       patient who will benefit from the
                                                       best resources.”                              collaborative effort.

Dr. Hyde climbing Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina,
the highest peak in the world outside the Himalayas.

                                                                                                                                SPRING 2009        9

Paul B. Phipps, DC
A Chiropractic                                           Chiropractic Takes                             Dr. Phipps is actively involved in the
                                                         the Driver’s Seat                              research as the team’s biomechanics
Foundation                                               Those hard decisions are paying off.           expert.
Leads to Innovation                                      His newest company, Comfort Motion             The CMT team has been meeting with
                                                         Technologies (CMT), is poised to bring         automotive manufacturers and seat
                        While all chiropractors          ergonomic improvements to the masses           suppliers to secure their interest in the
                        possess something of an          by reducing the physical problems that         technology, and Dr. Phipps is confident
                        entrepreneurial spirit,          result from time spent driving.                about the future. “The response in the
                        Dr. Paul B. Phipps has
                                                         Dr. Phipps started CMT in 2006. The            industry so far has been very positive,”
                        taken his passion and
                                                         idea evolved from his chiropractic             he said, adding that he anticipates the
                        commitment for
                                                         experience treating patients with back         product will be available on select new
                        chiropractic beyond
                                                         problems complicated from sitting for          cars late next year (2010).
                        his practice and into
                        the business world.              long periods of time in a car. He said he
                                                         used to have patients take a watch with        Chiropractor Supported
After graduating from Logan in                           a timer and set it to go off every 10
December of 1985, Dr. Phipps spent 18                    minutes. The time would remind them to         On April 16, 2007, Comfort Motion
years in practice in Indianapolis, Ind.,                 change their seat position while driving       Technologies and its exclusive Vehicle
where he combined his chiropractic                       to continually change the load to              Seat Multi-Position Software Technology
experience with his passion for sports. In               different areas of the legs, pelvis and        earned a formal endorsement from the
1995, he teamed up with Steve Hoffacker                  back. The results were encouraging, and        American Chiropractic Association
at Hoffacker Fitness, an elite training                  the concept for CMT evolved as he tried        (ACA). The association counts among its
facility in Indianapolis, for his first                  to find a way to automate the same idea.       members some of the most successful and
business venture, Phipps Sports                                                                         respected doctors of chiropractic in the
Balance Systems.                                         CMT offers a software package for the          country. Products that earn the ACA’s
                                                         automotive industry that automates             endorsement are exhaustively reviewed
Through this partnership, Dr. Phipps                     subtle changes in a vehicle’s power seat       by a team of experts to ensure that the
provided pre-training biomechanical                      positions to redistribute the driver’s         association aligns itself only with
analysis to clients along with an                        weight, relieve pressure points and            products of the highest quality.
individualized treatment program                         improve circulation. The software can
designed to stabilize biomechanical                      be integrated into current automotive          Dr. Phipps is using his entrepreneurial
weak points. Working closely with the                    power seat technology.                         drive to create products that help people
trainer during the initial program stages,                                                              by supporting active, healthy lifestyles.
clients had the advantage of a stable,                   Because Comfort Motion Technology is a         Although he has stepped away from a
balanced foundation when starting a                      software application, the feature does not     traditional practice to thrive in the
training regimen.                                        require any additional parts or add any        business world, he attributes much of his
                                                         weight to the vehicle. “With this              success to his chiropractic background.
Dr. Phipps’ second company originated                    technology you can take an entry-level
from the observation that too many                       car with a basic power seat and enhance        “From my education at Logan,” he said,
athletes do not effectively incorporate                  its ergonomic benefit for a relatively small   “I was very confident in what I was doing
stretching into their weekly training                    cost to the manufacturer and consumer,”        and that applying chiropractic principles
programs. To improve performance                         said Dr. Phipps.                               to everyday situations improves lives.”
levels and encourage regular stretching,
                                                         The company has received more than             What advice does he have for other
he designed the StretchHorse
                                                         $1 million from the state of Indiana for       Logan graduates?
(, an
ergonomically designed, multi-user                       research and development and has
                                                                                                        “All of us find our niche in chiropractic,”
stretching station focused on lower                      partnered with Rose-Hulman Institute of
                                                                                                        he said. “Just have confidence in what
body flexibility.                                        Technology for early product design and
                                                                                                        you know and be passionate about it.”
                                                         testing; Ball State University for human
When starting the StretchHorse                           subject research; and the Flagship
business, Dr. Phipps made the decision                   Enterprise Center and the Purdue
to retire from practice. “That was really                University College of Technology at            Editor’s Note:
difficult,” he said. “But to give these                  Anderson for product development.              For more informatioin about
projects a real chance I had to make                                                                    Comfort Motion Technologies, visit
some hard decisions.”                                                                         

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ALUMNI NEWS DIGEST                                                         MARCH/APRIL 2009
Homecoming Edition

Logan Homecoming
Continuing Education & Class Reunions
June 10-14, 2009

Balanced Living and Wellness for Practice and Life

                           It’s time for Homecoming! The following insert
                           includes the schedule of events, information on our
GOLF TOURNAMENT       13   speakers, registration forms and more. Exciting events
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS    14   are scheduled, including the unveiling of our new
FEATURED SPEAKERS     16   Alumni Association Wall on Logan’s campus. We
REGISTRATION FORM     18   hope you will join us for this exciting event!
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It’s time to come together for the...
Logan College Alumni Association Homecoming 2009
Accommodations                                                Airport Transportation                         Registration

The Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel &                           Transportation from the St. Louis Lambert      Early-bird registrations must be
Conference Center is conveniently                             International Airport is available through     postmarked no later than June 1.
located near Logan College’s campus just                      the Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel at a
off Highway 40/I-64 in Chesterfield,                          rate of $25 per person each way.               A $35 service fee will be charged on all
Missouri.                                                     Reservations are required. Please contact      cancellations made on or before June 1.
                                                              the hotel directly at (636) 532-5000 to        No refunds on cancellations received
Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel &                               schedule the shuttle time after your airline   after June 1.
Conference Center                                             arrangements have been made.
16625 Swingley Ridge Road                                                                                    Logan College will not complete
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017                                  Hotel Parking                                  continuing education certification until
                                                                                                             registration fees are paid in full. Logan
Make reservations by calling                                  On-site parking at the Doubletree Hotel        Homecoming does not offer a per-day or
800-222-TREE (8733). To reserve                               is complimentary.                              per-class fee. Registrations are not
online, please go to the link provided                                                                       transferable. Admission to events is by
and follow the prompts:                                       Class Reunions                                 name badge. Certain social events will                                                                   require you to present a ticket.
                                                              Key contact persons are needed for
                                                              reunion classes. If your graduation year       The Web site will contain a complete
                                                              ends in 4 or 9 and you would like to help      schedule of events, exhibitor information,
The group rate for the Logan Alumni                           encourage your classmates to attend            registration forms and more. Visit the
Homecoming is $89 per night (single or                        Homecoming 2009, please contact the            Alumni Association online at
double). Please note that hotel room rates                    Alumni Office at (800) 782-3344 x 1792
are subject to applicable state and local                     or (636) 227-2100 x 1792.
taxes in effect at the time of check-out.                                                                    Exhibitors
                                                              Auxiliary Silent Auction
The deadline for making hotel
                                                                                                             Visit our exhibitors on Friday and
reservations is May 18. Reservations                          The Logan Auxiliary is looking for items       Saturday. A complete listing and schedule
made after that date will be accepted on                      for the Saturday, June 13 silent auction.      will be available at registration.
a space-available basis. Rates after this                     Please mail your donated items to:
date are subject to change at the                                                                            Special Events
hotel’s discretion.                                           Logan Alumni Association
                                                              Silent Auction                                 Logan College will sponsor a Career
Daycare                                                       1851 Schoettler Road                           Expo on Thursday morning in the
                                                              Chesterfield, MO 63017                         Pisciottano Lobby of the Purser Center
The Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel &
                                                                                                             to connect employment seekers with job
Conference Center offers on-site daycare                      You may also donate funds for the auction      opportunities, no fee to attend. If you
at a rate of $5 every two hours per family                    on the registration form, which can be         are an employer and would like to secure
(no matter how many children). Thursday                       found on page 18.                              a booth, please contact Linda Kenny
and Friday the daycare is available from 8
                                                                                                             at (800) 782-3344, Ext. 1813 or
a.m. until 3 p.m. and then 5 p.m. until 8                     Seminars
                                                                                                    Booth fee is $50.
p.m. On Saturday, the daycare is available
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If Saturday evening                     The golf tournament will be held at the
                                                                                                             Don’t forget to join the college for the
childcare is required, the hotel will                         Missouri Bluffs Golf Club on Wednesday
                                                                                                             unveiling of the new Alumni Wall directly
provide accommodations. Please contact                        afternoon, June 10 and will include an
                                                                                                             across from the Standard Process® Student
the hotel no later than May 18 to reserve                     on-the-course seminar featuring
                                                                                                             Center on Thursday at 5 p.m. with an
a slot for the Saturday evening event.                        Dr. Michael Murphy.
                                                                                                             outdoor reception to follow.
                                                              All Thursday seminars will be held on
Children’s Program                                                                                           Are you an NCMIC Policy Holder?
                                                              Logan College’s campus.
                                                                                                             Attend the four-hour program on
Bring the kids and join us on Logan’s                         All seminars Friday through Sunday             Saturday afternoon and then the
campus on Thursday, June 11 for the                           will be held at the Chesterfield               continuation on Sunday morning to
evening event. Entertainment, strolling                       Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center           receive a 5 percent discount for three
magician, face painter and so much more                       located minutes from Logan College             years on the renewal of your malpractice
will be on hand. It’s guaranteed to be lots                   of Chiropractic’s campus in                    insurance premium.
of fun for the whole family!                                  Chesterfield, Missouri.
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Gather your teammates and tee off the Homecoming festivities with an afternoon at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club on
Wednesday, June 10 for fun, camaraderie, fellowship, and did we mention continuing education credit? During the
tournament, you will hear from Dr. Michael Murphy about the biomechanics of golf.
Transportation to/from the golf course will be the responsibility of each player.

                Annual Student/Alumni Golf Tournament
When                                                                                                               Foursomes
Wednesday, June 10, 2009                                                                                           Sign up as singles or as a foursome.
                                                                                                                   We will make every effort to
Where                                                                                                              accommodate your request.
The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
18 Research Park Circle                                                                                            Sponsorships
St. Charles, MO 63304                                                                                              Promote your business. Show your
Phone: 636-939-6494                                                                                                spirit for Logan College and the golf                                                                                                   tournament. Sponsor a hole for $200
                                                                                                                   or sponsor a hole and play for $325.
Going west on Highway 40/I-64, exit                      Schedule
                                                                                                                   Signage at the hole will be provided.
at Research Park Circle and turn right.                  Registration: 1 p.m.
Turn right onto overpass, crossing over                  Starting Time: 1:30 p.m.                                  Mulligans
Highway 40/I-64. Missouri Bluffs is 0.2                  During your round of golf, you’ll meet                    Alumni: $10
miles on the left.                                       with Dr. Michael Murphy to learn                          Student: $5
                                                         about the Biomechanics of Golf (and                       Maximum: 2 per person
Going east on Highway 40/I-64, exit at                   receive four hours of continuing
Highway 94. At traffic light where the exit              education credit).                                        Late Lunch
ramp intersects Highway 94, turn left then                                                                         Included with registration
immediately right into the Missouri Research             Golf Fees
Park entrance. Follow signs to the Missouri              Student: $75                                              Prizes
Bluffs Golf Course.                                      Alumni: $125                                              First Place, Second Place
                                                         Sponsorship: $200                                         and Third Place per flight
                                                         Sponsorship plus Play: $325

             Alcoholic beverages are not provided in registration fee. No outside beverages may be brought on course but will be available for purchase.

LOGAN COLLEGE ANNUAL STUDENT/ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT                                                                                 R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M

Name                                                                                             Phone                                            Grad Date/Trimester



Golf Fees:           Student $75            Alumni $125              Sponsorship $200             Sponsorship Plus Play $325

Mulligans:       Alumni:     Quantity ____ x $10 = $_____ (Maximum 2/person)                                         Alumni Total Amount Due $

                 Student:    Quantity ____ x $ 5 = $_____ (Maximum 2/person)                                         Student Total Amount Due $

Payment – (Checks should be made payable to Logan Alumni Association)                 Cash        Check        Amex         MasterCard          Visa       Discover

Credit Card Number                                          Expiration Date (Month/Year)      Signature

                                            Mail Early to Ensure Entry!            Limited Number of Entrants.
                     Please complete and mail to: Logan College Alumni Association, P Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065

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Events & Continuing Education                                                                                       8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                    Dr. Claudia Anrig, “Raising
                                                                                                                    Wellness Families”
Wednesday, June 10                           Dr. Dennis Nikitow,                  11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                    9:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Located at Missouri Bluffs                   “The Secrets Behind                  Alumni Association
                                             a High Retention Family              Business Meeting                  Refreshment Break/
Golf Course                                                                                                         Attendance Prize Drawings
                                             Wellness Practice”                   • Slate of Officers and
Annual Student/Alumni Golf                                                          Directors Presented
                                             2:30 to 3:00 p.m.                                                      11:45 a.m.
Tournament at the Missouri                                                        • STAR Voting
                                             Refreshment Break                                                      Alumni Association Business
Bluffs Golf Club                                                                                                    Meeting and Elections
                                                                                  11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.                                    5:00 p.m.                            President George A.
Sign-in at Missouri Bluffs                   Alumni Wall Unveiling                                                  11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
                                                                                  Goodman, DC, FICC:
1:30 p.m.                                                                                                           Independent Lunch
                                                                                  State-of-the-College Address
Starting Time                                5:15 p.m.                            • Luncheon/Scholarships/          12:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Michael Murphy,                          Family Friendly                        Awards                          Ms. Shirley Stoll, Meditation
“The Biomechanics of Golf”                   Outdoor Reception
                                                                                  1:45 to 4:45 p.m.                 to Wellness
                                             Enjoy good food and
7:00 p.m.                                                                         Dr. Mary Beth Larsen,
                                             entertainment. Bring the kids                                          12:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Alumni Association Board                                                          “Adrenal Health and the
                                             so they can have their faces                                           Mr. Steve Dingus, “Red Cross
of Directors Meeting                                                              Chiropractic Patient” sponsored
                                             painted, bounce around in an                                           CPR/AED Course”
at Chesterfield Doubletree                                                        by Standard Process®
                                             inflatable house, watch the                                            Advanced Registration is
Hotel & Conference Center
                                             strolling magician do his tricks,    Ms. Patricia C. Jones,            required. Class size is limited.
                                             have balloons made of their          “Balanced Living –
Thursday, June 11                            favorite characters, or even have    A Four-Part Approach”             Dr. Mario Fucinari, “Physical
                                             their pictures made by a character                                     Assessment, Diagnosis, and
Located at Logan College of
                                             artist. Don’t forget to check out    3:00 to 3:30 p.m.                 Rehabilitation”
Chiropractic’s Campus
                                             the Corvette Car Show going          Refreshment Break
                                                                                                                    Sponsored by NCMIC
7:00 a.m.                                    on at the same time!
                                                                                  5:00 p.m.                         If you’re an NCMIC Policy
Homecoming Registration                                                           • Individual Class Reunion        Holder, by attending both the
and Packet Pick up at                                                               Get-togethers                   four hours today and four hours
Logan College                                Friday, June 12
                                                                                  • Individual Student              on Sunday, NCMIC will provide
                                             Located at Chesterfield
                                                                                    Organization Receptions         you with a 5 percent discount for
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                      Doubletree Hotel &
                                                                                  • Independent Dinner              three years on renewal of your
Career Development Center                    Conference Center
                                                                                                                    malpractice insurance premium.
Career Expo                                                                       6:00 p.m.
                                             7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.                  50th-Plus Class                   2:30 to 3 p.m.
7:45 to 11:45 a.m.                           Vendor Exhibits                      Reunion Dinner                    Refreshment Break/
Dr. Lisa Bloom, “The Role
                                             7:00 a.m.                                                              Attendance Prize Drawings
of Chiropractic in Wellness:
A Scientific Perspective”                    Registration and Packet              Saturday, June 13                 5:30 p.m.
sponsored by Footlevelers                    Pick up at the Chesterfield
                                                                                  Located at Chesterfield           Exhibitor Display Breakdown
                                             Doubletree Hotel
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.                                                                Doubletree Hotel &
                                             & Conference Center                                                    6:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break                                                                 Conference Center
                                                                                                                    Pre-Dinner Cocktails
                                             7:45 to 10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.                                                          7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                             Dr. Howard Loomis,                                                     7:00 p.m.
Independent Lunch                                                                 Exhibitor Displays
                                             “Structure and Function:                                               • Dinner, Comedian, and
                                             The 1st and 2nd Factors              7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.              Dancing
12:00 to 6:00 p.m.                           in Chiropractic” sponsored           Registration and Packet           • Silent Auction
Exhibitor Set-up at the                      by Loomis Institute of               Pick up at the Chesterfield       • Candlelight Ceremony and
Doubletree Hotel                             Enzyme Nutrition                     Doubletree Hotel                    Swearing in of New Alumni
12:45 to 4:45 p.m.                                                                & Conference Center                 Association Board of
                                             Dr. Bill Austin, “Facilitate
Dr. Loren Marks, “Adrenal                                                                                             Directors and Officers
                                             Healing Secrets of an English        7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Physiology and the Stress                    Bonesetter-Neck and Upper            Dr. Gary Guebert,
Response”                                    Extremity”                           “Neuroimaging for
                                                                                  Chiropractors”                    Sunday, June 14
                                             9:00 to 9:30 a.m.                    Dr. Gary Casper, “Traumatic       Continue on next page
                                             Refreshment Break                    Pediatric Skeletal Radiology”
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                                        L O G A N C O L L E G E A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N                              MEMBERSHIP FORM
                                        January 1 – December 31, 2009
Sunday, June 14
Located at Chesterfield Doubletree
Hotel & Conference Center               Please Join Today!
7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drs. Bill Austin and Sean               Your invaluable support
McCaffrey, “Facilitate Healing:         makes a difference!
Secrets of an English Bonesetter-
Low Back and Lower Extremity”           (If membership information has not changed, please feel free to submit name & graduation date only.)

Dr. Mario Fucinari, “Physical
Assessment, Diagnosis, and               Last Name                                                  First Name
Rehabilitation” (continuation)
Sponsored by NCMIC                       Middle Name                                                Maiden Name (if applicable)
If you’re an NCMIC Policy Holder,
by attending both the four hours         Address
today and the four hours on
Saturday, NCMIC will provide you         City/State/Zip
with a 5 percent discount for three
years on renewal of your malpractice
                                         Phone                                                      Fax
insurance premium.

8:00 a.m.                                Email Address                                              Grad Date
Alumni Association Board
of Directors Meeting                    Membership Levels
9:15 to 9:45 a.m.                       Please check applicable category:              Renewal        New Member            Reinstatement
Refreshment Break
                                              $3,000 – Lifetime Membership (choose payment option)
                                                    One time, $3,000 payment option                                                  $
                                                    3-Step payment option (credit card only)                                          $
Auxiliary                                           $1,000 due with this application. Balance due in 2 payments. Circle 2 months
                                                    listed below. For each circled month, your credit card will be billed for $1,000.
Schedule                                                  Mar/09    Apr/09    May/09      Jun/09     Jul/09
                                                          Aug/09    Sep/09    Oct/09      Nov/09     Dec/09
Thursday, June 11
                                              $150 – Annual Full Dues Paid Membership                                                $
5:00 p.m.
                                              (Graduates of 8/2007 or Prior)
Barbecue, Entertainment
and Children’s Program                        $100 – Second-Year Dues Paid Membership                                                $
Logan College’s Campus                        (Graduates of 12/2007, 4/2008 or 8/2008)

                                              $75 – Retired Dues Paid Membership                                                     $
Friday, June 12                               (Must be 65 years of age or older, practice no more than 15 hours/week,
10:00 a.m.                                    and maintained Alumni Association membership minimum of 10 years
Business Meeting                              – not necessarily continuously.)
Doubletree Hotel                              Complimentary First-Year Membership
                                              (Graduates of 12/2008, 4/2009 and 8/2009)
Saturday, June 13                             Automatic Enrollment
6:30 p.m.                                     Add $20 to help sponsor a graduate.                                                    $
Pre-Dinner Cocktails
                                              TOTAL AMOUNT DUE                                                                       $
Doubletree Hotel
                                        Payment – (Checks should be made payable to Logan Alumni Association)
Saturday, June 13
                                             Cash           Check        Amex          MasterCard         Visa        Discover
7:00 p.m.
Dinner Dance and Silent Auction
Doubletree Hotel                        Credit Card Number                                                Expiration Date (Month/Year)


                                       Please complete and mail to: Logan Alumni Association, P Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065

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                                                                                                                 patient visits per week) use his proven
Distinguished Presenters                                                                                         communication strategies, posters,
                                                                                                                 pamphlets and tapes to reposition the
George A. Goodman, DC, FICC                                   Sciences Department of New York                    public’s perception of chiropractic from a
President, Logan College of Chiropractic,                     Chiropractic College                               back-pain therapy to an essential part of
1993-present • Fellow in the International                                                                       their health care team • Programs focus on
                                                              Loren Marks, DC, DACBN                             highly effective, step-by-step procedures
College of Chiropractors • Former Vice
President of Chiropractic Affairs and faculty                 Chiropractor and board certified clinical          and communication strategies that create
member, Logan College • 20 years of                           nutritionist (DACBN) • In clinical practice        high-retention, family wellness practices •
experience in private practice • Doctor of                    since 1984 in New York City • Has treated          Received numerous awards including
Chiropractic degree, Logan College • One                      many well-known celebrities and dignitaries        chiropractor of the year two times • Claims
of five U.S. chiropractic physicians to have                  from the chiropractic profession • Patients        his greatest accomplishment is his marriage
served on the Oversight Advisory                              have traveled to his practice from across the      to wife Sandi and their six children
Committee for the U.S. Department of                          United States in search of his care to attain
                                                              wellness • One of the few chiropractors who        Howard F. Loomis Jr., DC, FIACA
Defense Chiropractic Demonstration
Program • Past Vice President of the                          have received referrals from Johns Hopkins         1967 graduate of Logan College of
Council on Chiropractic Education • Past                      University Hospital, gastroenterology              Chiropractic • Currently a member of the
President, Association of Chiropractic                        division for his skill set in integrative health   postgraduate faculty at Logan, teaching the
Colleges • Serves on several St. Louis-                       care • Founder and developer of Integrative        Internal Health Specialist Program •
based, not-for-profit boards of directors •                   Assessment Technique (IAT), an assessment          Lectured extensively around the world
Past President and Vice President of the                      methodology that encompasses the                   since 1985 • Focus of life’s work has been
Commission on Accreditation of the                            structural, emotional and biochemical              teaching practitioners to understand the
Council on Chiropractic Education                             aspects of who we are. “IAT raises the bar in      relationship between structure and function
                                                              integrative care, broadening the scope of the      and how to identify viscero-somatic causes
Michael Murphy, BHK (Hons.), DC                               doctor of chiropractic to reach more people        that are perpetuating structure problems
Began his studies at the University of                        and effectively lead them toward a true
                                                              model of wellness” • Just completed a                                         ,
                                                                                                                 William M. Austin, DC, CCSP ACRB-1
Windsor, where he received a degree in
Human Kinetics with Honors • Medalist                         chapter on chiropractic and                        Health care provider for 40-plus years •
at the collegiate National Track and Field                    gastroenterology for the upcoming book             Career includes collegiate athletic training,
Championships • Played minor and junior                       series by Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Gerard           emergency medicine, English Bonesetting
hockey in Ontario • Graduated from Logan                      Mullin on integrative gastroenterology •           and chiropractic • Dynamic speaker with
in 1995 and was the recipient of the Award                    Co-authored a chapter with Dr. Gerard              more than 3,500 presentation hours at post-
of Excellence in Chiropractic Science and                     Mullin on alternative management in                graduate seminars, chiropractic colleges and
Applied Science Division • Multidiscipline                    Arachnoiditis, a neurology textbook by             state and international conferences •
practice with a sports emphasis • Teaches                     Dr. Aldrete • Taught courses in clinical           Published nine peer-reviewed research
sports injury management for the                              nutrition for the past 17 years around the         papers, and has extensive experience in the
postgraduate department at Logan                              United States • Chief of nutrition at Dr.          fields of biomechanics, orthotic therapy,
                                                              Pisciottano’s pro- adjuster company •              non-surgical spinal decompression therapy
Lisa K. Bloom, DC, DACS, DIBCN                                Specialty includes adrenal physiology and          and structural rehabilitation • Cum laude
Earned diplomates from the International                      the stress response, essential fatty acids and     graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic
Board of Chiropractic Neurology and in                        the inflammatory cascade as well as                and certified in sports chiropractic and
Applied Chiropractic Sciences • Certified in                  gastrointestinal disorders                         rehabilitation • Developed successful
Applied Kinesiology • Popular lecturer and                                                                       practices in Connecticut and Arizona
                                                              Dennis Nikitow, DC                                 before serving as the Director of
featured speaker at conferences in 35 US
states • Invited speaker to many                              Practiced chiropractic for 29-plus years in        Professional Education at Foot Levelers,
chiropractic colleges, both nationally and                    one of the largest cash practices in the           Inc. from 1994 – 2006 • Presently with the
internationally • Lectured on topics in                       country • Founder of the original Cash             Allsports Physical Medicine Center, an
neurology in the UK, Canada and                               Practice Seminar, the Ultimate Certainty           MD/DC practice in Rocky Mount, Va., and
Netherlands • Multiple winner of the                          Seminar and Certainty Practice Products •          the Spinal Care Center in Roanoke, Va.
Faculty Excellence and Pride in Chiropractic                  One of the most sought-after teachers in
                                                              the chiropractic profession, teaching for not      Mary Beth Larsen, DC
Awards • Served on the National Board of
Chiropractic Examiners Test Committee                         only chiropractic colleges and associations,       December 2001 Logan College of
from 1999-2007 • Examiner and lecturer                        but for the most prominent practice                Chiropractic graduate • Currently the
for the International Academy of                              management groups and seminars in the              Chiropractic Relations Manager for
Chiropractic Neurology • Currently serves                     world • Trained more than 30,000                   Standard Process® in Palmyra, Wis. •
as an International Academy of Neurology                      chiropractors in the last 20 years with his        Provides chiropractic care for Standard
Board Member • Associate Professor in                         unique communication system • Most of              Process employees and support for the
the Diagnosis Division of the Clinical                        the largest practices in the world (500+           chiropractic profession: colleges,
                                                                                                                 associations and events • Competed in two
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Olympic Games, finishing fourth in 2000         text by Yochum and Rowe Essentials of             of training and coursework for Certified
and fifteenth in 2004 in the sport of           Skeletal Radiology published by Williams &        Athletic Trainer • Six years assisting
Modern Pentathlon • In September 2008,          Wilkins • Currently, he has produced for          physical therapists • Two years as a part-
she reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro       Mosby-Year Book, along with Drs. Othel                                .
                                                                                                  time instructor in P E. Dept. of Meramec
• Practiced chiropractic in San Antonio,        Pirtle and Terry Yochum, Essentials of            College • Member of the Missouri Chapter
Texas, and in Anoka, Minn., before taking       Diagnostic Imaging, a text for the private        of the U.S. board of directors • Blind
her current position with Standard Process      practitioner regarding the physics of             Association of Athletes/Ski Director
                                                diagnostic imaging, an approach to
Patricia C. Jones, BA                           obtaining quality radiographs and                 Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP
Experiential educator, facilitator and          radiographic quality control in the private       During his 19 years as a practicing
fundraiser for more than 35 years • Taught      office setting • Currently, an Assistant          chiropractic physician, realized many
at local St. Louis high schools as well as      Professor of Radiology at Logan College           practitioners were not documenting as
Fontbonne University and Concordia              of Chiropractic                                   completely as many states require by statute
Seminary • For 17 years, she was Vice                                                             or regulation • Now concentrates efforts to
President at the American Youth                 Claudia Anrig, DC                                 bring an understanding of what is required
Foundation, a national not-for-profit           Full-time practice for the past 26 years and      for the benefit of the patient, the clinical
organization where she created national and     is the founder of the first comprehensive         responsibility of the practitioner and the
international programs and facilitated          pediatric program and community outreach,         requirements of the state board • His
courses for groups of youth, adults,            Peter Pan Potential • Personally mentors          program will provide sound risk
educators and corporate executives • Pat is     chiropractors with a dream of growing their       management information to every
looking forward to sharing this time-tested     family wellness practice in the Generations       practitioner • Helps ensure doctors are
balanced living approach in this session        coaching program • Past president,                prepared for the current HIPAA guidelines
                                                currently serving on the board of the ICPA        including the new Security Rule, which
Gary P Casper, DC, DACBR                        • Postgraduate faculty of Life University,        went into effect on April 21, 2008 •
Graduated summa cum laude and was the           Life Chiropractic College West,                   Colorful and outgoing personality
valedictorian of his 1984 class at Palmer       Northwestern Health Sciences University           guarantees an entertaining presentation,
College • Radiology residency at Logan          and Cleveland Chiropractic Colleges –             while his program will help provide up-to-
College 1985-1988 • Received DACBR              Kansas City and Los Angeles • Received            the-minute risk management information •
in 1988 • Five years as president of Board      the Chiropractor of the Year Award 1997           Trained doctors and staff over the last 20
of Examiners of American College of             from the World Chiropractic Association •         years • Received his bachelor’s degree from
Chiropractic Radiologists • Department          Fellow of the International Chiropractic          Wayne State University in Detroit and
chairman of Chiropractic Division 1990-         Association in 1997 • Distinguished               his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from
2006 • Received the Governor’s Award            Service from the ICA in 1998 • Dr. Anrig’s        Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986 •
for Excellence in teaching in 2002 •            textbook Pediatric Chiropractic is the first      Completed studies in chiropractic
Presently teaches spinal analysis,              of its kind and the fastest-selling textbook      orthopedics and attained his certification as
biomechanics, orthopedics and radiology at      in chiropractic history                           a chiropractic sports physician • Currently
Logan College • Since 1988, he has run a                                                          practices full time in Decatur, Ill. •
private radiology practice in St. Louis • Has   Shirley Stoll, BS, MA                             Recipient of the 2003 President’s Award
a special interest in skeletal radiology        Certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a               from the Illinois Chiropractic Society for his
                                                Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor •          work with education and training
Dr. Gary Guebert, BS, DC, DACBR                 Completed numerous seminars and
Earned undergraduate degree in biology at       educational programs conducted by                 Dr. Sean McCaffrey, DC, HIS, LDHS
Southeast Missouri State University in 1973     Dr. Chopra and is affiliated with The             1994 summa cum laude graduate of
• 1980 Logan College of Chiropractic            Chopra Center in Carlsbad, Calif. •               Blackburn University • Honors graduate of
graduate • In 1982, following two years of      Former classroom teacher, combines                Logan College of Chiropractic • Member of
resident training at the Phillip Institute of   her love for teaching with her commitment         “Who’s Who in American Universities and
Technology in Melbourne, Australia, he was      to meditation                                     Colleges” and “Who’s Who in Business” •
awarded Diplomate status by the American                                                          Currently serving as a member of the Logan
Chiropractic Board of Radiology • Served        Steve Dingus                                      College of Chiropractic Alumni Board •
as head of the radiology department at          Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor • B.S.E.D.           For the past nine years has been the host of
Texas Chiropractic College from 1983            Physical Education/Health, Ohio University        the weekly radio show “Health Call” in
through 1986 • Continues to lecture             • Certified Instructor/U.S. Professional          Springfield, Ill. • Certified Internal Health
through the Logan Chiropractic College          Tennis Registry • Certified Ski Instructor/       Specialist and an instructor for the Loomis
postgraduate faculty • Currently serves as      A.F.R.C. Germany • Certified Medical              Institute of Enzyme Nutrition • Continues
director of St. Louis Roentgen Associates, a                                .
                                                Exercise Specialist/ A.A.F.P • Certified          to write for numerous periodicals and
radiographic film-reading service • Author      Personal Trainer/ Y.M.C.A. • Certified            newspapers • Specializes in extremity
of numerous articles in the field of            Personal Trainer/ N.S.C.A. • Certified            adjusting • In private practice in
radiology, contributing two chapters to the     Massage Therapist (inactive) • 1500 hours         Springfield, Ill., for nine years

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In the December 2008 Tower, we reported how the BIOFREEZE®
Sports and Rehabilitation Center is taking off, thanks to a new mobile
unit that allows Logan interns to treat athletes and patients in the
community. In this article, we’ll explore how eight interns spent a
week testing athletes at Mississippi Valley State University.

              with Logan                                                     A Logan senior intern conducts strength, conditioning, speed and agility testing
                                                                             as part of an admissions event in the Pisciottano Lobby of the Purser Center.

More than 400 miles from the classrooms                                                            student-athletes and facilities was very
at Logan College, Dr. Laney Nelson and                                                             important to help us grow. We will take
eight student interns found themselves in                                                          the information that you provided and
the middle of 230 college athletes.                                                                implement it into our various sports to
                                                                                                   help our student-athletes grow and to
Last month a partnership with Mississippi                                                          prevent injuries.”
Valley State University (MVSU) brought
Logan’s mobile BIOFREEZE® Sports and                                                               Whedon said she hopes Logan can build
Rehabilitation unit down to Itta Bena,                                                             a long-term relationship with MVSU and
Miss., where student interns conducted                                                             continue to take BIOFREEZE® on the
strength, conditioning, speed and agility                                                          road to area high schools and colleges.
                                            a series of tests and each station had a
                                            specific goal in mind whether it was
The program, designed to help student       agility, endurance or strength.”
athletes maximize their performance, is
                                            Logan interns tracked how athletes                        Where is Logan
part of a new outreach effort, which
                                            responded to tests at five stations, which                headed next?
Logan offers to alumni practicing in
                                            Whedon said measured how fast an
communities that currently do not offer
                                            athlete could change movements or their
strength and conditioning programs.                                                                   March
                                            ability to jump vertically. At the end of
                                            the tests, each athlete received an                       Missouri Baptist University to Oklahoma
BIOFREEZE® on the road not only gives                                                                 City University for the NAIA National
field doctors and school coaches a tool     assessment of their performance.
                                                                                                      Wrestling Championships
for measuring performance, but allows
                                            Rather than looking at the assessment
Logan graduate assistants and interns the                                                             March through September
                                            as a score, Dr. Nelson emphasizes that
opportunity to facilitate and implement                                                               Northeast Missouri Cyclone Football
                                            the results are a baseline of where to head
what they have learned.                                                                               Team
                                            in the future. Whedon found this
Sara Whedon, a Tri-8 student intern,        especially important when discussing
                                            the assessments with the coaches and                      March through May
said she was thrilled to take part in the
event to help MVSU’s athletes improve       field trainers.                                           Saint Louis University High School
their skills.                                                                                         Lacrosse Club’s home games
                                            “It’s very much an integrated approach
“It really solidified everything we’ve      to get them to where they need to be,”                    May
worked for and everything we’re working     she said. “I think the coaches appreciated                NAIA National Outdoor Track and
toward as far as functional rehab and       our guidance.”                                            Field Championships
chiropractic,” she said.
                                            In a letter to Dr. Nelson, Alyse Wells-                   July
Over the course of two days, Whedon         Kilbert, assistant athletic director and                  National Junior Disability
said the Logan team worked with nearly      senior women’s administrator at MVSU,                     Championships
every sports team on the MVSU campus,       said she was grateful Logan took the time
from football and soccer to men’s and       to test the student athletes.                             2009
women’s basketball.                                                                                   Athletic programs at Missouri Baptist
                                            “I have never seen our athletics staff so
                                            excited before, during and after your                     University and Jefferson College
“It’s important that proper training
protocols are in place for athletes to      visit,” she said in the letter. “Your
prevent injury,” she said. “We conducted    assessment of our athletics department,
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From Teacher to Student                                            “I made good friends who were very supportive in my
Jose Ramirez-Bayron had no idea he                                 transition to the classroom, which made the Logan curriculum
wanted to be a chiropractor when he                                a lot easier for me,” he said.
met Logan graduate Dr. Ken Leistner.                               With his Logan education and Jose’s background in sports and
Jose was attending Villanova                                       teaching, he feels prepared to enter the field of chiropractic.
University on a football scholarship
and had his sights set on becoming a                               “I’ve been in chiropractic care since I was 16 and know
teacher when Dr. Leistner, a field                                 firsthand how beneficial it is,” he said. “I think to be a
doctor, began teaching Jose about                                  successful doctor, you have to be able to teach patients. Many
strength and conditioning.                                         people have no idea what chiropractic can do for wellness and
                                                                   nutrition. You have to be able to begin to educate patients in
It would take another eight years before Jose                      the first 15 minutes of meeting them.”
would even consider switching careers.
                                                                   When Jose graduates this fall, he plans to work with Maine-
“I had been teaching for seven years,” said the Tri-9 student.     based Dr. Rick Bruns, the father of a student Jose met while
“While it was a good experience, and I had job security, I         attending Logan.
thought there was more I could do to help people. I also
wanted to know more about the mechanics of the human               “Dr. Bruns has been so generous to give me the opportunity to
body. Based on my interests, Dr. Leistner suggested I become       learn from him,” Jose said. “I look forward to my next
a chiropractor.”                                                   transition as a successful doctor working to help as many
                                                                   people as possible for years to come.”
                                      Jose made a visit to
“I think to be a successful           Logan and was put in
                                      touch with Dr. Michael
doctor, you have to be able           Wittmer who took Jose        Keeping a Family Tradition
to teach patients. Many               out to dinner and told
                                                                   After serving 20 years in the military,
                                      him more about the
people have no idea what                                           Sam Mayfield wasn’t looking for a
                                      school. Jose said Dr.
chiropractic can do for                                            new career. Instead, he was
                                      Wittmer reaffirmed his
                                                                   searching for an opportunity to
wellness and nutrition.               decision to attend Logan.
                                                                   secure his future.
You have to be able to                “It basically puts all my
                                                                   Retiring from his job as a special
begin to educate patients             interests under one
                                                                   operations meteorologist in 2000,
                                      umbrella,” he said.
in the first 15 minutes of                                         Sam and his family moved to Louisiana
                                       Jose has no regrets about   to help care for his mother. While there,
meeting them.”                                                     Sam and his wife assumed new roles as chiropractic
                                       starting a second career
                                       at age 33. He said taking   clinic managers for Drs. Gregory and Charles Mayfield,
a less traditional route as a chiropractic student has helped      Sam’s brothers.
prepare him for his future as a doctor of chiropractic.
                                                                   As Sam familiarized himself with the chiropractic profession,
“I look at these young students and see how focused,               he received some encouragement from his brothers.
organized and motivated they are, and I was definitely not
                                                                   “You should do it,” they told Sam. “You’ll never be sorry.”
there at 24 years old,” he said. “My experience as a teacher
has helped me become a better communicator. Being in               At 50 years old, Sam decided to follow his brothers’ advice
charge of 150 students, you need to know how to                    and pursue a career as a chiropractor.
communicate and it has definitely helped me in my clinical
experience at Logan.”                                              “I had no doubt about where I wanted to go,” he said.

Jose admits it was a bit terrifying going back to school after     After looking online, Sam said he was almost sold on
eight years. Since most of his undergraduate classes were in       attending Logan, even before he made a visit. The Slice of
education, Jose felt intimidated by the science curriculum.        Logan event convinced Sam he was making the right move; he

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     Breaking Tradition continued...

       started his pre-requisite classes in May 2007 and began                       Making a Journey
       working toward his DC in January 2008.                                        Lance Meyer traveled to Phoenix,
       While some middle-aged students may have found going back                     Dallas, Baltimore, Washington D.C.
       to school difficult, Sam embraced it. His experience in the                   and Orlando before finding his
       military provided Sam with the discipline he needed to return                 hometown, St. Louis, held the key
       to school and excel at his classes.                                           to his future.

       Today, Sam is not only working toward his doctorate, he is                    While a career as a flight attendant
       also enrolled in the sports injury and rehabilitation master’s                for Southwest Airlines took Lance
       program and is president of his class.                                        around the country, the 1999 Truman
                                                                                     State University graduate always felt he
                                                         Sam said family has been    was destined for something more.
                                                         his main source of
       While some middle-aged                                                        “Working at Southwest Airlines, I had a great job, but I felt
       students may have found                                                       like I wasn’t living up to my fullest potential,” he said. “For me
                                                         “I’m a husband, father      to get where I was going, I had to start the longest journey
       going back to school                              and a grandfather. I want   with a single step.”
       difficult, Sam embraced it.                       to make sure my wife,
                                                         kids and grandkids are      It’s no surprise Lance found his calling in health care with the
       His experience in the                                                         help of his family. His father, uncle and cousin are surgeons,
                                                         taken care of physically
       military provided Sam with                        and financially, and not    his mom’s a nurse and his two aunts work as an occupational
                                                         have to rely on the         therapist and lab technician. But it was sister and brother-in-
       the discipline he needed to                                                   law—both chiropractors—who helped to influence Lance’s
                                                         government to take care
       return to school and excel                        of us,” he said. “For me,   decision.
       at his classes.                                   that has been the biggest   “I always had the opinion that medication is not always
                                                         motivational factor.”       necessary and sometimes overused,” Lance said. “I thought
       Another incentive for completing his doctorate comes from a                   chiropractic would be a great way to help people live
       bit of rivalry with his brothers, and, perhaps, Sam’s son-in-law,             healthy lives.”
       Conrad Taylor, who is also enrolled at Logan to become a                      In 2004, he decided to move back to St. Louis and enroll at
       chiropractor.                                                                 Logan College, his first choice out of three schools he
       “I think being in school with me is harder on him than it is on               considered. Although the prospect of heading back to the
       me,” joked Sam.                                                               classroom seemed daunting, Lance couldn’t wait to get
       Looking back, Sam wouldn’t change anything about his
       career path.                                                                  “I found that it was not
                                                                                     intimidating but different        I’ve been out in the real
       He says the year-and-a-half spent working with his brothers                   being one of the older            world and I understand
       has proved beneficial, especially as he transitions into the                  students on campus,” he
                                                                                     said. “It took getting used
                                                                                                                       how very important
       clinical application of his coursework. Sam says he’s already
       accustomed to the material and is confident he’ll be able to                  to. The curriculum is very        education is. As a
       make another smooth transition after graduation.                              difficult, but it’s a marathon,   chiropractor, you have to
                                                                                     not a sprint.”
       “It’s a good experience, but it’s tough,” Sam said. “Then again,                                                deal with patients as well
       if most things in life aren’t challenging, it’s not worthwhile.”              Reaching graduation has
                                                                                                                       as learn how to deal with
                                                                                     become Lance’s motivation
                                                                                     to keep going, and while          different personalities.
                                                                                     some of the younger

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students can afford extra time, Lance says he doesn’t want to    “It was an amazing experience,” she said. “Journey was so
delay graduation.                                                bad, I thought I was going to have to put him down, but
                                                                 chiropractic saved his life.”
“For me, I want to get into my career as soon as possible and
start treating people,” he said.                                 Several years later, Leslie and her dog Maggie were in a car
                                                                 accident, and Maggie was mildly injured. Leslie went to a
Lance said he has no regrets about the route he is taking to     veterinarian after noticing problems with Maggie’s neck and
become a chiropractor. Instead, he said starting a second        the vet found a problem with a disc.
career has given him the opportunity to see the big picture.
                                                                 She took Maggie to a chiropractor and the problems went
“I’ve been out in the real world and I understand how very       away. Leslie said the veterinarian could not believe it; the vet
important education is,” he said. “As a chiropractor, you have   had expected to put her down.
to deal with patients as well as learn to deal with different
personalities. Southwest definitely prepared me for that.”       “Animals can’t lie,” Leslie said. “They feel better or they
                                                                 don’t. I thought, this is something I have to look into. I started
Beginning this May, Lance plans to intern at Logan’s             going to a chiropractor and it made a big difference in my
student clinic before graduating in August 2010. After           life. I kept thinking about going back to school, so I thought I
graduation, Lance would like to stay in St. Louis and            would give it a try.”
open a practice in Illinois.
                                                                 Leslie began taking a few classes at John Wood Community
                                                                 College near her home in Quincy, Ill., and quickly fell in love
                                                                 with learning. In 2005, her chiropractor recommended
Animal Instinct                                                  attending Logan College, and Leslie, liking what she saw
It took a series of injuries for Leslie                          during A Slice of Logan, started classes in August.
Trimble to realize what she wanted to
                                                                 “I think I finally found what I wanted to do at 46,” Leslie said.
do when she grew up.
                                                                 “This year I’ll be turning 50, married for 25 years and
At 46 years of age, Leslie had                                   graduating—2009 is a big year.”
worked as a medical underwriter
                                                                 When she graduates, Leslie
for an insurance company; an office
                                                                 plans to work with a
manager for a trucking company; and,                                                              At 46 years of age, Leslie
                                                                 chiropractor in Geneseo,
for the past 12 years, a merchandiser
for Revlon, but still hadn’t found what
                                                                 Ill., as either an intern or     had worked as a medical
                                                                 associate. Eventually, she
she was looking for in a career.                                                                  underwriter for an
                                                                 envisions working as a
It wasn’t until her horse “Journey” was injured during a         chiropractor for people and      insurance company; an
veterinary procedure that she discovered the healing power       animals.                         office manager for a
of chiropractic.
                                                                 “In some ways being older,       trucking company; and,
Despite her family’s health care background (Leslie’s mother     it seems to take longer to       for the past 12 years, a
and sister are nurses) she said chiropractic was considered a    learn things, but because I
last resort.                                                     have life experiences behind     merchandiser for Revlon,
                                                                 me, I think that gives me a      but still hadn’t found
“I had never been to a chiropractor and I had no idea about      slight advantage,” she said.
the profession,” she said.                                       “It’s the hardest thing I’ve     what she was looking for
                                                                 done in my life, but I know      in a career.
But all that changed when she met an animal chiropractor         it’s the most rewarding
who was also a Logan College graduate.                           thing I’ll ever do.”

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                                         On the Scene...
                                                         Around Logan

  L Atanas Ignatov, PhD, associate professor in Logan’s Basic Science
      Division, promised his class that he would shave his head if every
      student passed the physiology section of Part I of the National Board
      Exam for Chiropractic. Well, they did! Being a man of his word,
      Dr. Ignatov subjected himself to the public shearing of his hair in the
      lobby of the Purser Center on Dec. 4 in front of a joyous crowd of
      Logan students, faculty and staff.

  L Logan interns at work in the community at the
      Working Women’s Survival Show in January 2009
      in St. Charles, Mo.

      Longtime Logan employee Helen Rice, executive
      secretary in academic affairs, tears off another
      number as Logan counts down the days until
      the beginning of its 75th anniversary year on
      January 1, 2010.

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FAC U LT Y                                   student
in the News
                                             Logan announced its new Student
                                             Doctors’ Council members: President,
Norman W. Kettner, DC, FICC,                 Marie Tholl; Vice President, Ron
DACBR, DCBCN, chair of Logan’s               Patrick; Treasurer, Amanda Bundich;
Department of Radiology, received the        Secretary, Meaghan Jusick;
George B. McClelland, DC Researcher of       Parliamentarian, Julian McMurray;
the Year Award, which recognizes an          Student Activities, Adam Pye and
individual for developing, refining and/or   LaRissa Campitelli; and Student
expanding the body of knowledge in           Services, Michelle Ruppelt and
chiropractic.                                Kristina Berry. The new officers will
                                             assume their duties in the spring
Logan faculty member Dr. Patrick             trimester.
Montgomery was featured in a West
Newsmagazine article on Jan. 18              Kate Russell, a Tri-3 student,
regarding the benefits of chiropractic       competed in the USA Powerlifting            Logan Giving Made
medicine as compared to surgery.             American Open on Dec. 13. She won
                                             the Women’s Open Class and Best
                                                                                         Easier Through
Rodger Tepe, PhD, dean of the                Overall Female Lifter.                      Direct Debit
Research and Development Division,
and researcher Kristan Giggey, DC,                                                       Logan donors can give monthly,
wrote an article entitled “The                                                           quarterly or annually via check, credit
Chiropractor’s Perspective” published in                                                 card and cash. To make it even easier,
the fall 2008 edition of Saint Louis                                                     we are initiating monthly direct debit
University’s Aging Successfully Magazine.                                                as another payment option. Many
                                                                                         people already automatically pay a
John Zhang, MD, PhD, associate                                                           portion of their monthly bills such as
director of research, represented Logan                                                  utilities, phone, and insurance via
College at the World Federation of                                                       direct debit from their checking
Chiropractic Conference, which was                                                       accounts. Now, that opportunity is
combined with the World Health               St. Louis businessman Michael Roberts,      available to Logan donors.
Organization Conference on Traditional       chairman and CEO of The Roberts
Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Dr.      Companies, addressed the Student            If you would like to use this new
Zhang gave a presentation entitled           American Black Chiropractic Association’s   option, please log on to the Logan
“Library Online Supports University          (SABCA) 2009 Central Regional Winter        Web site at and
Research Activities.”                        Conference on February 14 at Logan.         download the Direct Debit form.
                                                                                         Print and complete the form and
Dr. Jason Goodman, Student Health
Center, won the ProAdjuster Group 2008
                                             Logan Announces                             return to:

Guardian Award at the ProAdjuster            New Hires                                   Patricia C. Jones
Quarterly Seminar on Dec. 6, 2008,                                                       Logan College of Chiropractic
in Pittsburgh.                               Joe Munsinger was hired as a                1851 Schoettler Road
                                             carpenter in the physical plant             PO Box 1065
                                             maintenance department.                     Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065
                                             Megan Gidlow was hired as a
                                                                                         If you have questions, contact Pat
                                             computer lab support specialist in
                                                                                         Jones at or
                                             the information systems department.
                                                                                         1-800-782-3344. Remember, a
                                             Laura Marone was hired as a library         monthly gift of $83.33 will total an
                                             assistant.                                  annual gift of $1,000 and you will
                                             Lisa Rockmore was hired as an               become a member of the Benefactors’
                                             administrative assistant in the Logan       Circle. Thank you.
                                             alumni association office.

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  Alumni                                                                                              Logan College
                                                                                                      of Chiropractic
                                                                                                      Expresses its
                                                                                                      Sincere Sympathy to…

                                     NOTES                                                            Class of February 1949

                                                                                                      The family of Dr. Carl Lundahl of
                                                                                                      Indianola, Iowa. Dr. Lundahl passed away
                                                                                                      on Jan. 8.

Congratulations to…                                      Class of August 1998 and                     Class of February 1949
                                                         Class of December 1992
                                                                                                      The family of Dr. Clifford H. Stohs.
                                                         Dr. Dale E. Enix, who was elected to his     Dr. Stohs passed away on March 9.
Class of February 1963
                                                         second term as third vice president, and
Dr. Daniel L. Roberts, who wrote and                     Dr. Charles Weiss, who was elected to        Class of September 1949
published The Evolution Solution, a book                 the Georgia Chiropractic Association
                                                         Board of Directors.                          The family of Dr. Louis A. Eggers. Dr.
that uniquely examines nutrition and
                                                                                                      Eggers passed away on March 7.
                                                                                      Shown here
                                                                                      are Drs.        Class of September 1950
Class of August 1980
                                                                                                      The family of Dr. Merlin W. Groskopp.
Dr. Christine (Juengst) Becker, who                                                   Weiss (left)
                                                                                                      Dr. Groskopp passed away on Dec. 29.
was awarded the Chiropractic Physician                                                and Dale E.
                                                                                                      Originally from Clear Lake, Wis.,
of the Year for 2008 by the Illinois                                                  Enix (right).
                                                                                                      Dr. Groskopp was active in the WCA,
Chiropractic Society at its National
                                                                                                      ICA and the Wisconsin Board of
Convention in Chicago on Sept. 27.
                                                                                                      Examiners. He was a member of the
Class of September 1981                                                                               Logan College Alumni Association.
                                                         Class of August 1999
Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, who was named                                                                   Class of January 1951
“Top Doc” by Richmond Magazine in                        Dr. Diane Clemens, who co-authored a
                                                         poster entitled, “Improving the Clinical     The family of Dr. Glenn V Watson of
Richmond, Va.
                                                         Research Information Flow with Web-          Shawnee, Okla. Dr. Watson passed away
Class of April 1993                                      Based Software” presented at the Clinical    on May 31.
                                                         & Translational Science Award meeting
                   Dr. Paul L. Henry,                    in Bethesda, Md., and the Public             Class of January 1959
                   who was honored by                    Responsibility in Medicine & Research        The family of Dr. Donald Boettcher. Dr.
                   the Maryland                          conference in Orlando, Fla. An interview     Boettcher passed away on Jan. 9, 2008.
                   Chiropractic                          about the poster will be published in the
                   Association (MCA)                     IRB Advisor and Clinical Trials              Class of January 1970
                   with its 2008 Aaron                   Administrator.
                   Barrod/Joel Kruh                                                                   The family of Dr. Otto R. Gestring III of
                   Award during the                      Class of August 2002                         St. Louis. Dr. Gestring passed away in
group’s annual convention. Dr. Henry,                    and December 2003                            February.
who practices in Baltimore, helped MCA
accomplish all its legislative goals.                    Drs. Amber Riebeling-Stenzel and Quent       Class of January 1977
Founded in 1928, the MCA is a non-                       Stenzel, on the birth of their first son,
                                                         Quentin Brodie Stenzel, on Oct. 15.          The family of Dr. A. Noll Majers of
profit association dedicated to the
                                                                                                      Fenton, Mo. Dr. Majers passed away on
advancement of chiropractic care.                        Class of December 2008                       Dec. 16.
                                                         Dr. Kristen Alexander, who was
                                                         featured in the Decatur County Chronicle
                                                         for joining Dedmon Chiropractic in
                                                         Parsons, Tenn.
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                                                                  LOGAN in the
                                                Dr. Jeffrey Ware, Montgomery Health Center clinician, presented a health and
                                                wellness workshop for the St. Louis community entitled “Keep Your Heart
                                                Healthy, You Only Have One to Give.” This discussion on heart function,
                                                heart disease, heart health, nutrition, exercise and chiropractic was held on
Class of September 1977
                                                Feb. 18 at the Montgomery Health Center.
The family of Dr. Glenn A.Johnson of
Longmont, Colo. Dr. Johnson passed away on      Thomas F. Keller, associate vice president for public relations, has been
Dec. 23.                                        re-elected as a member of the board of directors of the Chesterfield Chamber
                                                of Commerce and as a member of the board of directors of the Press Club of
Class of August 1983                            Metropolitan St. Louis.

Dr. Brian J. Snyder on the loss of his          The St. Peters Health Center contributed to the United State Marine Corps
grandmother, Marion Snyder. She passed          Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” campaign, collecting toys for local children in need
away on Dec. 25 at the age of 103.              this past holiday season. Special thanks to:
Class of April 1994                             • Dr. William Hogarth, St. Peters Health Center clinician,
                                                • Clinician assistants Mike Hersh, Erin Barnowski and Mark Wertz, and
Dr. Karen Dishauzi on the loss of her           • Recent Logan graduate Nick Hasenfratz, DC, the campaign coordinator, for
grandmother, Mary Dishauzi, who passed            making the campaign a great success.
away on Feb. 14 at the age of 100.

Class of April 1996

Twin brothers Drs. Dennis Enix and
Dale Enix on the loss of their father, Clyde
Enix, who passed away on Feb. 15 at the age
of 86.

Logan Director of Financial Aid, Linda
Haman, on the loss of her mother, Paula
Mueller, who passed away on March 7.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodman on the loss of her
mother, Frances White, who passed away on
Jan. 14, 2009.

Linda Lawson, bursar in the accounting
department, on the sudden loss of her
husband Larry D. Lawson, who passed away
on Dec. 9, 2008 at the age of 68.

Dr. Carl Saubert, associate vice president of
academic affairs, on the death of his mother,
Virginia Saubert, who passed away on
Oct. 30, 2008.

Chief Financial Officer Patricia Marcella
on the loss of her mother, Doris Suiveta
Williams, who passed away at age 96 on
Oct. 13, 2008.

                                                Dr. William Hogarth (second from left) and senior interns at Logan’s St. Peters Health Center.

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May 2                                                    May 30-31                                  June 27-28
Biomechanics of Golf                                     Insurance Consultant/                      Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist
Part I                                                   Peer Review                                Session # 2
Instructor: Michael Murphy, DC                           Session # 2                                Instructor: David Seaman, DC, DACBN
Contact Postgraduate Office for Details                  Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP ,®

1-800-842-3234                                           MCS-P
                                                                                                    June 27-28
                                                                                                    Insurance Consultant/
May 2-3                                                  June 6-7                                   Peer Review
Advanced Acupuncture:                                    Basic Acupuncture                          Session # 3
Pyramid of Health                                        Session # 1                                Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®,
Instructors: Gary Ditson, DC &                           Instructor: A. Rand Olson, DC, Dipl. Ac.   MCS-P
Nicholas Gatto, DC

                                                         June 6-7
May 9-10                                                                                             Contact the Logan Postgraduate
                                                         Advanced Acupuncture:                       Department at 1-800-842-3234
Treating and Beating                                     Laser Acupuncture                           for additional information on
Fibromyalgia                                             Instructor: Rhonda Mostyn, DC               all seminars.
Session # 2
Instructor: Rodger Murphree, DC, CNS
                                                         June 11-14
                                                                                                    While every attempt is made to offer each
                                                         Logan College Alumni Association           program as announced, program faculty,
May 9-10
                                                         Annual Homecoming                          locations, dates and tuition rates are subject to
Extremity Sports                                         Please Contact the Alumni                  change if unforeseen circumstances arise. Pre-
Injuries in Children                                     Association for Details                    registered participants will be notified of
Instructors: Anthony Miller, DC &                        1-800-782-3344                             changes. Logan College is not responsible for
Jason Browdy, MD                                                                                    any expenses incurred as a result of program
                                                                                                    adjustments or cancellations.
                                                         June 20-21
May 16-17                                                Internal Health Specialist
Internal Health Specialist                               Session # 6
Session # 5                                              Instructor: Howard Loomis, DC, FIACA
Instructor: Howard Loomis, DC, FIACA

                                                         June 20-21
May 30-31                                                Hypnosis and Chiropractic
Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist                        Instructor: Max Zebelman, DC, Ph.D.
Session # 1
Instructor: David Seaman, DC, DACBN

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