Dr. Frank J. Nicchi Testimonial Dinner Held October 20
A testimonial dinner for Dr. Frank J. Nicchi, President Emeritus of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), was held on October 20, 2018 at del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, NY.
Dr. Frank J. Nicchi served as a member of the faculty of New York Chiropractic College since 1980 and was the College's president from September 2000 August 2017. Highlights of Dr. Nicchi's presidency at NYCC include the addition of master's degree programs in Acupuncture, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Applied Clinical Nutrition, Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, Clinical Anatomy, and Diagnostic Imaging, as well as a Bachelor of Professional Studies.
Approximately 175 family, friends, and colleagues attended the testimonial dinner from across the country. Dr. John Rosa, former Board Chair and Trustee emeritus, served as the show's emcee. Fourteen speakers shared what Dr. Nicchi has meant to their lives and careers. Especially moving was a tribute by Dr. Nicchi's daughter, Carrie Nicchi. A journal of tributes from friends and attendees was given to Dr. Nicchi to commemorate the event.
Dr. Michael Mestan, current president of NYCC, called Dr. Nicchi "a remarkable person," adding, "His life has been one of service, making countless contributions to his profession and alma mater, always surrounded by the attributes of integrity, respect, and conviction. He exemplifies servant leadership and fidelity in his professional and personal life. He has made a positive, lasting impact on his patients, students, colleagues, friends, and family."