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Thoughts for Alumni

National Holds Ribbon Cutting

Homecoming has come and

for Chicago Whole Health Center

gone and it was good to see
many of you — some for the
first time in years. It was
shocking to me how many of
you look older than you did 30
years ago... at least I haven’t
National University of Health Sciences officials cut the changed. You see, change
doesn’t come easy for me and I
ribbon at opening ceremonies for the new NUHS know that it doesn’t for many of
Whole Health Center – Chicago on August 6. The new you either. But, change in this profession is inevitable if
2,800 square-foot health and wellness center is located we are to avoid stagnation.
in the University Village Marketplace at 720 W. After graduating from college back in the last century, I
Maxwell Street near downtown Chicago. attended graduate school at a medical school majoring
in anatomic pathology. It was during this time that I
The clinic opening comes on the heels of the closing of decided there must be a better way of providing health
care. And then, someone suggested that I investigate
the Chicago General Health Service clinic at Ashland the chiropractic profession. Upon receiving several
and Warren, which had enjoyed a long and prosperous chiropractic college catalogues and evaluating them
history of serving community health needs since 1925. thoroughly and knowing that I wanted the most
NUHS President James F. Winterstein, Board Chair Dr. Richard academically defined school, the decision was a
Dietzen (l) and Dean of Clinics Dr. David Parish (r), had the given... your alma mater, National.
The move to a more modern facility with seven honor of cutting the ribbon on this new venture.

In Memoriam
treatment rooms, digital radiography, clinical Now, several decades later I am a part-time instructor at
laboratory facilities, and conference area promises to National and I travel around the country lecturing on
internal medicine for the American Board of
and relocated to Tampa, Fla., in 2005. He is survived Amarillo at Hillside Christian Church. bring care to a larger number of Chicagoans. Chiropractic Internists. I’m also the ACA Delegate from
by his wife, five children, 10 grandchildren, and three Northern Illinois. Lately, I have been met with the same
great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials be given to National question from many of you, “What the heck is going on
Dr. Cleve W. Gruler (NA ’49) of Missoula, Mont., University of Health Sciences, The Michael J. Fox at National?”
passed away in November 2007 of natural causes. Dr. Gary Boyd (NA ‘79) Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or the Prostate
He was the grandfather of Dr. Amy Berglund Wood of St. Charles, Ill., died on Cancer Foundation. At first, I was somewhat caught off guard but managed
(NA ’07). to contain myself and just ask, “What do you mean?” I
May 9 in Amarillo, Texas,
heard such comments as, “Why is National getting
after battling Parkinson’s Robert P. Sherman, JD, LLD university status?” “Why is National offering degrees in
Dr. Frederick L. Thompson (LI ‘49) passed away on disease and prostate (Hon), 58, of Blacklick, Ohio, massage therapy, etc.?” “National should just remain a
June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He practiced in cancer for nearly two passed away peacefully at home chiropractic college.” And the list goes on ad infinitum.
Detroit with his son, Dr. Stephen (NA ’75) until his years. He graduated from on July 11. NUHS administrators gathering for the opening are (l-r) Vice
retirement in 1986. Dr. Thompson is survived by his St. Charles Thompson President for Administrative Services Tracy McHugh, Financial National has, to my knowledge, always been a leader
wife, Carolyn, son Stephen (Donna), and an extended High School in 1972 and Mr. Sherman earned his law Services Director Sue Unger, Assistant Dean Dr. Theodore in academia... let’s keep it on the “bleeding edge” of the
chiropractic family of 13 DCs. was encouraged by Dr. degree in 1976. He represented Johnson, Dean of Clinics Dr. David Parish, Vice President for profession. I have seen numerous articles on how to

Inside Alumnus
The NUHS Whole Health Center – Chicago prior to its grand become part of an integrated medical team, but all of
John Nyuli (NA ‘60) to attend National College of the chiropractic profession for Academic Services Dr. Vincent DeBono, and Assistant to the
Dr. Bernard V. Heaton (LI ‘50) of Wolcottville, Ind. opening ribbon cutting and reception. those articles have chiropractic as being subservient to
Chiropractic where he served as student body more than 30 years. He was Vice Presidents Dr. Joseph Stiefel.
the allopaths or osteopaths and eventually the physical
president. Dr. Boyd founded AcuCare Chiropractic general counsel for the Ohio State
Dr. Herbert R. Biernstein (LI ‘52) of Sun City Center, therapists, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners
and treated more than 2,000 patients. Chiropractic Association, having previously served as in that practice — a philosophy that is poppycock
Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 23 with its executive director. Prior to that, Mr. Sherman at best.
his family by his side. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, water sports, served as general counsel and executive director of
fishing, basketball, and was an accomplished the Congress of Chiropractic Associations. Homecoming National’s Homecoming Reconnect with
Why would a chiropractic physician want instruction
After serving with the Navy in WWII in the Pacific percussionist. Dr. Boyd loved flying and was rated as Observations Olympic Happenings Your Fellow
on how to make a referral to an allopath or osteopath
Theater, Dr. Biernstein attended Duquesne University a Private Amphibian Single Engine Pilot, often flying A leading authority on health care law, he wrote & Comments Connections Highlighted Classmates when they should be learning how to refer to someone
in Pittsburgh and Lincoln Chiropractic College. He his own Lake Amphibian Aircraft between St. Charles hundreds of articles on legal issues and co-authored who understands their philosophy of wellness and true
associated with his father-in-law in Pittsburgh and and his vacation home on Lake Wisconsin. Chiropractic Forms and Sample Letter Book and Risk health care such as a chiropractic neurologist, internist,
then moved to Lewisburg in 1955 where he practiced Management in Chiropractic. President James Winterstein Read about our connections Enjoy the candid photos of Catch up on the latest news radiologist, orthopedist, sports physician, etc. Why
until his retirement in 1989. He was vice president reviews Homecoming 2008 to the Olympic Games and Homecoming 2008 — the from your classmates from wouldn’t we want to refer to a massage therapist,
Survivors include his parents, three brothers, a
and alternate state director for the Pennsylvania and Whole Health Healing. other National news. events, speakers and awards. the 1940s to the 2000s. naturopathic physician, oriental medicine physician, or
stepson, eight nephews and nieces, and his Labrador, Mr. Sherman delivered the commencement address acupuncturist trained by chiropractic physicians who
Chiropractic Society, District III. Cigar. He spent his last year traveling to Alaska and at the NUHS December 2005 graduation ceremony ensure that these providers understand the true value of
Florida with his family. His love of the Lord became after which he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 - 5 Pages 6 - 8 a chiropractic physician?
He and his wife moved to Sun City, Ariz., in 1996 his final passion and he was baptized on April 25 in Laws degree.
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Homecoming 2008 National News — Connections, Appointments, Achievements
and Whole Health Healing NUHS - Olympic Connections
National’s connections to the international
approval of programs preparing acupuncture and
oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located in
Chiropractic College
(TCC) in July. TCC is
community are well known but the recent 2008 the Maryland Trade Center Building #3, Suite 760, celebrating the 100th
By James F. Winterstein, DC Olympics in Beijing revealed even more. 7501 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770- anniversary of its founding
NUHS President 3514, 301-313-0855; fax 301-313-0912. The this year and held a
Dr. Robert Appleyard, chair of National’s Department Candidacy status was granted to NUHS on August 8 Centennial Reception at
As I write this, September is already here and the We were privileged to listen to Dr. Tom O’Bryan as he I have appointed Dr. Frank Strehl as the new of Basic Sciences, served as a technical judge for the and now assures that NUHS graduates are eligible to the reunion event. In
summer of 2008 has been left behind. June brought talked about gluten sensitivity. Dr. Chris Mote taught Honorary Chair of the President’s Alumni Advisory Olympic rowing competitions. In the photo below, he sit for the licensing examinations. honor of the anniversary,
an outstanding homecoming celebration, during us about the health robbing effects of chronic stress. Council and elsewhere in this publication, you will and his daughter, Hannah, proudly hold the NUHS Dr. Winterstein presented TCC President Richard G.
which we had the opportunity to promote Dr. Tom Hyde related the negative effects of hear from him. He replaces Dr. Tom Stotz who banner in front of the rowing venue. A rowing ND’s Smith Publishes Text Brassard, DC, with a commemorative clock that is
educational sessions that embraced the whole health myofascial syndromes. Fraser Smith, ND, related the served in this capacity for a number of years. I enthusiast since his college days, Dr. Appleyard has Fraser Smith, ND, assistant dean of the Doctor of now on display in the college’s board room.
healing concept. disease-promoting effects of oxidative stress. Dr. Don thank Dr. Stotz and welcome Dr. Strehl to this been working U.S. National Rowing events for 15 Naturopathic Medicine Program, is the author of a
Aspergen lectured on integrative chiropractic care in important position! textbook entitled An Introduction to Principles and
years and has judged rowing competitions all over DCs Share Talents at Cancer Walk
Our plenary speaker, who opened our homecoming sports and rehabilitation. Dr. Matt Kowalski lectured the country, at high school, college and master levels, Practices of Naturopathic Medicine published by NUHS recently served as the official chiropractic
event, was Mr. Gerald Celente, a trendscaster who in on models of integrative care in chiropractic, based I thank all those who took the time to participate in and also at the international level. CCNM (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine) partner for the Chicago Breast Cancer 3 Day
1998 provided our profession with a look at the upon his experience at the Harvard Osher Institute. our homecoming event and I look forward to seeing Press. This comprehensive text, Smith’s first, is aimed benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the Aug.
future. At that time, Mr. Celente told us that our future Dr. Vince DeBono spoke about whole health healing all of you next year! The feedback we received at students of naturopathic medicine and covers a 8-10 event. Seven 9th and 10th Tri interns, two
should embrace the treatment of obesity and the at the crossroads, and Dr. Gregory Cramer and his in our survey was very positive. I will keep you wide range of material, from the principles of clinicians, and three alumni comprised the sports
appropriate use of nutritional supplementation. associates talked about current research happening updated on the NUHS/SPC progress in future naturopathic medicine, to fundamental treatment medicine team who ministered to participants during
at NUHS. university publications. modalities and treatment approaches for numerous the 60-mile walk. Patricia Coe, DC, NUHS Massage
In the decade that followed, the chiropractic profession conditions.
Dr. Strehl Continued from Page 1 Clinic Supervisor, served as captain of the team that
at large tended to follow a practice model that was It was my pleasure to provide the State of the
We are at the threshold, ready to board the train that is also included an orthopedic doctor, two nurses and
predominantly musculoskeletal. Gerald Celente University Address, (on our website at SPC Campus Administrators Named
about to leave the station — we must not hesitate for physical therapists. “We were involved in 355 patient
reviewed the profession again in 2007 and in 2008,, which reported even a moment if we wish to be driving the train that Daniel L. Richardson, PhD, CNC, DAANC, assistant
encounters, giving chiropractic care, Kinesio Taping
thanks to an anonymous donation, began work with on various aspects of our University. Most the public wants to replace the current disease-care dean of Allied Health and Undergraduate Studies, has
and stretching. One of our volunteers alone saw 44
National University of Health Sciences to develop a importantly, I announced the signing of a partnership system. been appointed to the position of Associate Dean of
people! It was awesome,” said Dr. Coe. “I received
“whole health healing” approach to chiropractic agreement between St. Petersburg College (SPC) and the College of Professional Studies – Florida Branch.
Recently, I was talking with one of my good friends who nothing but positive feedback about our team from
practice — an approach that was much more NUHS that will allow National to offer its DC informed me that he had always wanted to become a In another Olympic event, viewers were introduced An expert in nutrition and botanical medicine, Dr.
walkers as well as crew. We also got a big cheer from
characteristic of the profession of 30 or 40 years ago. program in facilities of the SPC in Pinellas County, massage therapist and now he is in a position to go to the technique of Kinesio Taping after commentators Richardson has been with National for 14 years and
back to school for that very purpose. I inquired as to the crowd when the university was recognized during
Florida. St. Petersburg College has 11 campuses, responded to the public’s curiosity about the black was the former chair of the Department of Nutrition
where he planned to attend. He informed me that he the closing ceremonies!”
I appointed a task force of faculty members and 61,000 students, and including NUHS, 17 college had researched several schools in the Midwest and that tape on the shoulder of a beach volleyball player. and Biochemical Therapeutics. He is expected to
practicing chiropractic physicians to work with Mr. and university partners, which offer educational one was far superior to all of the others — National in While a new concept to some, Kinesio Taping was begin his position on the SPC campus in October. Members of the NUHS Sports Team included
Celente on this project, and that work continues. programs through SPC. Lombard. In just a few short years, National is at the top NUHS clinicians Kelly Baltazar and Nick Chancellor;
actually invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase of Tokyo, a 1973
of that profession’s schools. Joining Dr. Richardson in Florida will be Joseph
National graduate, around 25 years ago. Additionally, NUHS DC alumnae Patricia Coe, Courtney Conley,
Consistent with this approach, our homecoming was National anticipates matriculating its first class of Stiefel, BS, MS, DC as Assistant Dean for Chiropractic
I know the professors and instructors in the Naturopathic two NUHS faculty, Dr. Vincent De Bono, vice Christine Cosgrove, and Heather Wisniewski; and
designed around the whole health healing concept students into the DC program at SPC in September Medicine Program as well and they are all top shelf. It is Medicine, College of Professional Studies,
president for Academic Services, and Dr. David NUHS interns Holly Furlong, Dennis Kay, Dollie

and all of the speakers provided educational 2009. We conducted a nationwide search for a just a matter of time until National’s Naturopathic NUHS/SPC Chiropractic Program. Dr. Stiefel earned
Medicine Program is at the top of that profession. And, Parish, dean of clinics, are internationally known Patel, Jessica Petersen, Sarah Ragan, Jeff Sergent, and
information that related to whole health healing. properly credentialed academic administrator, who his DC degree from NUHS in 2004 and his Master of
the list goes on and may even be expanded. educators in this method and certified Kinesio Taping Jason Williamson.
will be an associate dean of the NUHS College of Science in Diagnostic Imaging in 2007, and was
instructors by Kinesio USA, LLC. National’s
Professional Studies and will have overall National’s enrollment did not drop because it became subsequently appointed to his current position as
a University; it dropped because, as usual, National curriculum includes hands-on application of Kinesio
responsibility for administration of the SPC program. assistant to the vice presidents.
was setting the pace for the profession by requiring a Taping during several courses and the clinical
We also searched for an Assistant Dean, whose four-year degree prior to matriculation into the internship. Currently, practicing physicians who want
THE NEWSLETTER FOR NUHS ALUMNI primary responsibility will be to provide academic chiropractic program. All of this is not to say that Kinesio Class Scheduled on SPC Campus
to learn Kinesio Taping can do so through weekend
leadership for the DC program. (See the results of that National does not have its share of problems, but it is a The Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate
ALUMNUS is published by the Office of Communications at dynamic institution with top quality professors, continuing education programs at NUHS.
search on page 3: SPC Campus Administrators and Continuing Education will mount its first class in
National University of Health Sciences, 200 East Roo- instructors and clinicians (except for myself), and it is
sevelt Road, Lombard, Illinois 60148-4583. Named.) continuing to try new and better ways of educating the National’s connection to the 2008 Olympics also Florida on the St. Petersburg campus. Dr. Vincent
students. For once we, as a profession, are ACTING to reached into the sport of gymnastics. Paul and DeBono and Dr. David Parish, certified Kinesio
PUBLISHER the future needs and desires of the public rather than Morgan Hamm, two of the USA’s brightest hopes for Taping instructors and NUHS administrators, will
Now that the administrative personnel have been
James F. Winterstein, DC REACTING to someone else’s infraction. present the two-session Kinesio Taping® Certification
established, a search for necessary faculty will be gold medals were forced to withdraw from the games
President Program. Session 1 will be held Oct. 25-26 and will
conducted. It is expected that admissions and For all of our problems at National we still put out a due to their individual injuries. However, the
financial aid programs will be administered through darn good doctor –— one that I will put up against any Olympics loss is our gain as Morgan Hamm has been include Fundamentals of Kinesio Taping® and
Marie Olbrysh
Associate Editor the NUHS campus.
graduate from any chiropractic school. They are by no
accepted into the chiropractic program and intends to Advanced Kinesio Taping® Techniques. Session 2 will Adjunct Faculty Honored
means complete... they still require nurturing. I
Tracy Litsey encourage you to continue sending us your best start classes at National in the spring. take place Nov. 22-23 and will feature Advanced Dr. Robert Leach of Starkville, Miss., adjunct faculty
Public Relations Specialist prospects, let us educate them and then you can Kinesio Taping® and KT of Dysfunctional Movement of NUHS, was named “Health Educator of the Year”
Our President’s Alumni Advisory Council approved
Robert Hansen mentor them to refine the rough edges. MSAc/MSOM Programs Gain Candidacy Patterns. For full details, call 630-8898-6622 or view at the 74th Annual Convention of the Mississippi
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our recommendation to spend Alumni dues on
replacement of the movable gymnasium doors, those The Master of Science in Acupuncture and the Master the brochure on the NUHS website at Alliance of Health Physical Education Recreation and
Victoria Sweeney With best wishes for good health I remain,
Director of Communications that separate the Student Center classrooms from the of Science in Oriental Medicine programs of National Dance (MAHPERD) in Clinton, Miss. in November
gym. These doors have seen better years and their University of Health Sciences are candidates for 2007. He served as research director for MAHPERD
replacement will make their movement much easier accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for President Joins TCC Celebration in 2006-2007. In addition to his practice, Dr. Leach
Neither the editor nor National University of Health Sciences are to be held
and will improve acoustics in the gym during Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), Dr. James Winterstein represented National has been a postgraduate faculty member at NUHS
liable or responsible for statements or opinions expressed herein. Material
contained in this publication should not be reproduced in any form with-
commencement and other similar events. Frank Strehl, D.C., D.A.B.C.I., Chair which is the recognized accrediting agency for the University at the Homecoming convention of Texas since 1986.
out written consent from the editor.
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Homecoming Highlights 2008
1. Keynote speaker Gerald Celente 12. Kristina Conner, ND, and NUHS naturopathic
(pictured with President James medicine students pose by the Naturopathic Medicine booth.
Winterstein and Vice President Tracy
McHugh) offered thoughtful visions 13. Mel Collins, Alumni Outreach Coordinator, welcomed
of the future for “Whole Health Healing” alumni, including Dr. Christine Cosgrove (NA ’99), at the
at Homecoming 2008. Admissions booth.

2. Greeting Homecoming attendees at 14. Sharing some National faculty memories were Dr.Terry Elder,
the reception desk were (l-r) front row, Lynn Dr. Ronald Williams (NA ’68) and Dr. Daniel Richardson.
Nelson, administrative secretary, and VP 24. Dr. Jonathan
McHugh, and back row, Shawna McDonough, 15. Also enjoying Homecoming festivities were Dr. Herman Soltys, dean of the Lincoln
alumni/development coordinator, and Denise Kathan (NA ’62) and Dr. Leonard Richie (NA ’49). College of Postprofessional, Graduate
Kissee, administrative secretary. and Continuing Education, and Dr. Vincent
16. At Friday’s Alumni / Reunion Luncheon, Dr. Thomas Stotz DeBono, vice president for Academic Services
3. Dr. Thomas Hyde receives a token of appreciation (NA ’79), outgoing chair of the President’s Alumni Advisory take time for a photo before Saturday’s banquet.
from Dr. James Winterstein after his presentation on Council, was honored for his years of service.
“Myofascial Assessment and Soft Tissue Disorders.” 25. Members of the Class of 1968 gathered for
given periodically to an
17. Dr. Robert Humphreys (NA ’84) was presented with a a 40th reunion photo at the banquet.
individual who is selected by the
4. Fraser Smith, ND, presented on “Oxidative certificate of appreciation for his years of service on the president with input from the executive
Stress: Identifying and Mitigating a Powerful President’s Alumni Advisory Council. 26. Dr. Patricia Coe, director of National’s Massage
personnel for meritorious service.
Disease Promoter.” Therapy Clinic, and Dr. Yihyun Kwon, assistant dean
18. Also presented with a certificate of appreciation for his of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs,
30. Dr. James Cox (NA ’63) was inducted into the
5. Dr. Thomas O’Bryan unlocked “The Mystery of years of service on the Advisory Council was Dr. William share a laugh at the pre-banquet cocktail party.
NUHS Hall of Honor for his many years of service to
Gluten Sensitivity” for Homecoming attendees. Swanson (NA ’77). the university and to the field of chiropractic. Dr. Cox
27. Dr. Winterstein presents Daniel Richardson,
is the inventor of the Cox® Distraction Adjustment
6. NUHS interns provided alumni with 19. Massage therapy attendees heard Dr. Patricia Coe PhD, CNC, DAANC, assistant dean of Allied Health
manipulation Instrument, the Cox® Table and holds
complimentary adjustments in the on-site clinic. present on cupping and John G. Louis, CMT, demonstrate and Undergraduate Studies, with the President’s
a patent for a cervical axial headpiece and technique. 33. Dr. Joseph Stiefel,
“Instrument Aided Massage Therapy with Acuforce.” Quality Service Award given to the individual who
Thousands of doctors of chiropractic employ Cox assistant to the vice
7. Dr. Chris Mote (NA ’99) discussed “Chronic Pictured (l-r) seated are Dr. Coe and John Louis; and consistently provides exceptional service to the
procedures of lumbar biomechanics and treatment in presidents, thanks
Stress: Antagonist to Whole Health.” standing are Carol Henry, Chris Pusateri, Claudia Frazee, institution.
their practices. entertainer Chris Carter
Candy Washington, Kara Hecht, Shirley Zak, and
28. Dr. Matthew Kowalski (NA ’90) acknowledges his after his astounding
8. Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Mannon (LI ‘51) Laura Allen. 31. Mrs. Joann Goodheart, wife of the late Dr. George
receipt of the Eagle Award as Outstanding Alumnus of performance.
of Benson, Ill. attended the 50 Year Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology, accepts
Club Breakfast. 20. Patricia Coe, doctor of chiropractic and massage the Year, an honor given to alumni for exceptional
his posthumous induction into the NUHS Hall of
therapist, demonstrates cupping, in which suction is created activities within the profession. Dr. Kowalski was the
Honor. Dr. Goodheart, (NA ’39) founder of Applied 34. Vice President for Business Services Ron
9. Also enjoying the 50 Year Club in a cup and then applied to the body, which then draws the first Massachusetts chiropractor to be granted hospital
Kinesiology, authored articles and gave lectures on Mensching concluded Saturday’s award
Breakfast were Dr. Marvin Mullen (NA skin up around and under the cup, increasing circulation. privileges and has been the consulting chiropractor for
AK for more than 40 years. He actively practiced presentations by surprising President Winterstein
‘51), Dr. Leonard Schroeder, (NA ‘48) and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital since 1992. He has
chiropractic for more than 50 years and was the with an engraved clock commemorating his
Dick Calhoun. 21. President James Winterstein delivered his State of authored and co-authored numerous abstracts and
first chiropractor to serve on the U.S. Olympic achievements in orchestrating the St. Petersburg-
the University address at Saturday’s luncheon and publications and is regularly called upon to lecture on
Medical Committee. NUHS partnership.
10. Foot Levelers was one of the 33 updated alumni on the past, present and future plans of the subject of spinal orthopedics.
exhibitors at Homecoming 2008. National University. 32. Chris Carter, 2005 Performing Arts Entertainer of
29. Mr. William Lichter, retiring Lombard Village
the Year, amazed banquet attendees with his mind-
11. National’s Research and 22. Dr. Claire Johnson, journals editor, and Dr. Gregory Manager, was recognized by the university with a
boggling psychological feats.
Admissions departments mounted Cramer, dean of research, presented an update on the latest Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his
displays at the event as well as the research activities at NUHS. more than 23 years with the village. The award is
campus bookstore, museum, and

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Alumni News
(Many of these alumni notes were collected from J.G. Green, DC, DABCO (NA ‘67) of 1980s
responses to the 2008 Homecoming reunion directory Golden, Colo., is serving on the All
questionnaire.) Veterans Honor Guard and alternate Dr. Anthony Narushka (NA ’81) is serving as secretary of the
firing squad for his American Legion Polish Chiropractic Association (PCA), which became
1940s post. He transferred his membership to recognized by the European Chiropractors’ Union in June.
American Legion Post 178 in Dr. Narushka and the other PCA board members are working
Dr. Leonard W. Schroeder (NA ’48) of Lakewood, Colo., when he moved to with the Ministry of Health to discuss legalization and
Roselle, Ill., was honored by Luther Golden in November 2005. Dr. Green, a chiropractic regulation of chiropractic in Poland. There are no laws
North High School in Chicago on April orthopedist, was president of the South Dakota Chiropractic regarding chiropractic, he says, and “anyone, medical
11 for his years of service to school Association (1983-84) and the South Dakota Public Health doctors and even massage therapists, can say they do
youth and his church. The evening of Advisory Committee (1977-78) and served on the ACA chiropractic.”
casual talk and fellowship was held Commission on Public Health (1973-78).
with about 20 friends and alumni who Dr. Narushka practiced in Orlando, Fla., after graduation
spanned his 50-year career as team Dr. Charles McLean (LI ’68) is in his 40th year of practice but relocated to Poland to run a family business around
physician at LNH and 30 years as chair of the congregation in Burlington, Vt. He reports doing a lot of medical-legal 1999-2000. He missed chiropractic and took a post grad
at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin. work, impairment and IMEs. In his free time, he enjoys program in manual medicine (manipulation). The firm
fishing. offering the program asked him to give lectures for them,
During WWII, Dr. Schroeder served as a medical aide in the which he has done for the last four years. Dr. Narushka said
European Theater from the D-Day Invasion through the Dr. Gary Murphy (NA ’68) of New Castle, Pa., is in his 40th through the experience, he has been able to educate others
Battle of the Bulge. After leaving the service, he became a year of practice. His most rewarding experience is having about chiropractic and the amount of education involved,
medical assistant to the Chicago Roller Derby, one of the his son, Dr. Timothy Murphy (NA’96) join him in practice. and has found more individuals, including medical
most popular post-war sports, and later was on the medical Dr. Gary’s hobbies include golfing, singing in a gospel professionals, to be more supportive of their efforts toward
staff of the Chicago Cardinals professional football quartet and spending time with his grandchildren. regulation.
team (NFL).
Dr. Norm Ross (NA ’68) of Goshen, Ind., reports that after Dr. Kristine J. Aikenhead (NA ’83) of West Chicago, Ill.,
In the mid 1960s, ‘Doc’ started serving young athletes from 40 years, he is still enthusiastic about going to the office cites her most rewarding experience since her graduation as
Luther North and Walther Lutheran schools and continued every day and taking care of the “long line” of patients being able to invest in the future generations of
service to LNH for a total of 50 years, retiring in 2003. He waiting for help. “Being an ole farm boy,” he said, he still chiropractors through her teaching experience at National.
was instrumental in encouraging several LNH graduates to enjoys driving tractors for fun. Dr. Ross is already looking In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as
embrace chiropractic as a profession, and was named to forward to the Class of 1968’s 50th reunion celebration in swimming, kayaking, biking, and attending her children’s
Luther North’s first Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. 2018 and urges classmates to mark their calendars for the athletic events.
big party.
Dr. Schroeder was one of a group of chiropractors who Dr. Jill Beth Davies-Kern (NA ’83) of Green Bay, Wis.,
formed the ACA Sports Council in 1972 to address how to Dr. William Stephens (NA ’68) of Macomb, Ill. finished reports that she is grateful for her National education that
better train and equip chiropractors to treat athletes, and clinic in 1969 and then spent two years in the Army (at their allows her to have a job where she can work in her own
was instrumental in the battle to get chiropractors added to request). He opened his solo practice in Macomb in 1971 office, set her own hours, and earn a good income. “Life is
the Olympic medical team. The U.S. and International and after nearly 36 years, sold his office building and began good.” Her most rewarding experience since graduation is

Olympic committees did so in 1980, and chiropractors his “golden years of retirement” in 2007. Dr. Stephens traveling around the world with her family to visit relatives
have had a presence at the games ever since. enjoys competitive swimming (Senior Olympics), running who live on four continents. In addition to travel, she enjoys
(jogging), pleasure boating, woodworking, and stock scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and music (church choir
1950s market investing. He and his wife, Diana, celebrated their and playing piano). Alumni News Continued Dr. Joseph Thibault (NA ’98) of Westfield, Mass., is the
40th wedding anniversary in May. proud father of his first son, Joseph.
Dr. Joseph Hanoka (NA ’53) of Champaign, Ill., is proud to Dr. Stu Holland (NA ’83) of Downers Grove, Ill., reports acupuncture and a variety of modalities with no medical
have achieved 55 years of chiropractic practice. He also Dr. Kazuyoshi Takeyachi (NA ’68) of Tokyo, Japan, recalls that he loves being a chiropractor and helping people get intervention, and is completing a book about the process
Dr. Chuan-Min Wang (NA ’99) of Lombard was invited
enjoys bowling, softball, woodworking, and visiting with coming to the “small, new, fresh smelling buildings” of well, and he wouldn’t want to be anything else. In his spare that is due out this fall. Dr. Offenhauser is still working and
to teach Advanced Tung’s Acupuncture and Tung’s
his children and grandchildren. National as a young 21-year-old “far from home with a big time, he enjoys playing sports, especially softball, coaching reports she has never been bedridden or hospitalized. National University of Health Sciences sincerely
Palm Diagnosis in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China, in
dream.” He is proud of his “beloved profession” and his 33 Babe Ruth baseball, and traveling, especially to Vegas. May. This was the first time one of his topics, Tung’s appreciates the following alumni who have referred
Dr. Martin Fallick (CINY ’58) retired at 55 and is enjoying years of administrative and educational involvement with Dr. Rebecca Palmer (NA ’93) of Salem, Ohio, says she
Anatomy to Tung’s Acupuncture, was presented in students in our Spring and Summer 2008 classes.
life in Palm Desert, Calif. His most rewarding experience RMIT Chiropractic Unit Japan, the school he founded that Dr. Michael J. Mellon (NA ’83) of Iron Mountain, Mich., feels fortunate to be a National graduate and will
such a way either in the East or West. Dr. Wang is one You are truly our #1 best source of new students.
while in practice was helping a 16-month-old baby, who is now in the process of becoming an independent entity as cites his most rewarding professional experience as soon celebrate 15 years of practice in her home
of the three direct disciples of Master Ching-Chang Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
was told she would never walk, to do so in three visits. Dr. Tokyo College of Chiropractic. Dr. Takeyachi likes to continuing the practice that was his father’s and town. She spends free time in community service
Tung in the U.S. and has 35 years experience in
Fallick’s hobbies include golf, bocce, gardening, and the read history, philosophy, classics, and mostly non-fiction. grandfather’s. He enjoys hunting, boating, and through the Kiwanis Club and by volunteering on
stock market. He and his wife, Toshiko, have enjoyed a happy married snowshoeing in his spare time. numerous boards. Dr. Michael Barrett (’96) Indiana
life for 37 years. 2000s Dr. Bryon Benchley (’79) Michigan
Dr. Gerald Kooistra (‘NA ’58) of Grand Rapids, Mich., is Dr. Brian Scharf (NA ’83) of Springville, N.Y., has earned Dr. Nicole Bahnub-Sdao (NA ’98) of Freeport, Ill., has
Dr. Angela Bontrager (’01) Indiana
celebrating his 50th year in the practice he shares 1970s a Master of Divinity degree and is a part-time United built a successful practice with her husband, Roger
Dr. Bill Blueter (NA ’03) of Macedonia, Ohio, operates Dr. Sean Dunleavy (’98) Nevada
with his nephew, Dr. Scott Kooistra (NA ’73) and Dr. Methodist pastor. In his spare time, he makes mission trips Sdao. She enjoys volunteering and bodybuilding, and
Ravenna Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Dr. Blueter Dr. Shad A. Foster (’96) Ohio
Scott’s son, Dr. Jared Kooistra (Logan), who came on Dr. Lennart Backlund (NA ’73) of Vanersborg, Sweden, to provide health care to the poor in underdeveloped is expecting her third child in October.
credits his National education with preparing him to
board in 2007. The staff at Kooistra Chiropractic enjoys golf and harness racing and has been the owner of countries. integrate into the surrounding medical community Dr. Al Graun (’78) Illinois
Clinic in Wyoming, Mich. also includes Dr. Scott’s different trotters from 1976 to 2003. His fondest Dr. Mary McAndrews Hoffman (NA ’98) is owner of a Dr. Troy Henrie (’01) Michigan
and serve the general public.
wife, Sue, a registered nurse, three massage professional moment was sending a patient to the hospital John Ventura, DC, DABCO (NA ’83) of Rochester, N.Y., multi-disciplinary wellness center in Lake Zurich, Ill.
Dr. Raymond J. Janusz (’51) Wisconsin
therapists and three chiropractic assistants. Dr. for an emergency operation for a massive disc herniation, reports he is joining the faculty at University of Rochester She encourages colleagues to step outside their
Dr. Karen May (NA ’03) is the owner of May Family Dr. Audie Klingler (’77) Maryland
Gerald says his most rewarding moments are helping missed by his MD. School of Medicine. comfort zone and keep an open mind and on top of
Chiropractic in Mason, Mich., and the mother of Dr. Ralee Mamme (’67) Illinois
young DCs in their practice. In his spare time, he changes. “We have the most rewarding jobs on
three children: Hayden, 5; Julia, 3-1/2; and Adriana,
enjoys reading, golf and travel. Dr. Monica Feist Richards (NA ’78) of Larkspur, Colo., is Dr. Sally Braids (NA ’88) of Wallkill, N.Y., volunteers earth!” Dr. Vijay Patel (’98) Illinois
18 months.
proud of being able turn patients around who have been her chiropractic services at the World Headquarters of Dr. Lisa Shipley Medendorp (’99) Illinois
1960s told, “take drugs and live with it.” In her spare time, she Jehovah’s Witnesses. Stacy Thornhill Peterson, DC, DACRB (NA ’98) of
Shavonna Partee of Bellwood, Ill., is a 2003 Massage Dr. Jody Smith (’99) Michigan
enjoys golf, basketball, trail riding, and Mexico. Champlin, Minn., is an associate professor teaching
Therapy graduate. She said being at National was a Dr. Thomas Stotz (’79) S. Dakota
Dr. David S. McEwen (LI ’64) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Dr. Johan Dinkelmann (NA ’88) of Brighton, Ill., fondly neurology at Northwestern Health Sciences
good experience and gave her the opportunity to be Dr. Aaron M. Tosky (’86) N. Carolina
is in his 43rd year of practice and intends to continue on for Dr. Edwin Merrifield (NA ‘79) of Rockville, Md., now remembers his time as a diener and prosector in the University. She is also associated with Savage
successful in the massage therapy industry. She
17 more years in order to match the professional careers of retired from his Gaithersburg practice, is devoting his time anatomy lab experiencing conditions that he deals with Chiropractic & Natural Care Center in Burnsville, Dr. Raymond Verrier (’84) Florida
learned a lot and also made some good friends.
his grandfather and grandfather who both practiced for 60 to environmental activities and was the subject of a “3 every day in practice. He also uses his physiology and Minn.
years. Dr. McEwen’s most rewarding experience so far has Minute Interview” in the Washington (DC) Examiner on biochemistry knowledge daily in his nutrition practice. Dr. Heather Miley (NA ‘05) has been awarded We also thank the following alumnae who referred
been treating missionaries on the field (e.g., Haiti, etc.) and April 30. Dr. Merrifield has served as executive director of Dr. James Scirotto (NA ’98) is the owner of Scirotto
Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic a student in the Fall 2007 class.
“seeing miraculous results as God blesses a treatment.” Potomac Riverkeeper Inc. since 2003. The group is 1990s Chiropractic in Belle Vernon, Pa. In his free time he
Board of Radiology (DACBR). She is a diagnostic
dedicated to reversing years of pollution and restoring water enjoys biking, rollerblading, exercising, white water
imaging resident at National University of Health
quality to the Potomac and its tributaries. Dr. Nancy Offenhauser (NA ’93) of Amenia, N.Y., has been rafting, and motorcycling. Dr. Maria Miaritis (’02) Michigan
treating herself for endometrial cancer using herbs,

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