109 Students Graduate at December 2018 Commencement
Ninety-seven graduating Doctor of Chiropractic students and 12 Bachelor of Professional Studies students received their diplomas and joined the ranks of distinguished NYCC alumni at the December 1, 2018 commencement exercises.
The keynote speaker for commencement was N. Ray Tuck Jr., D.C., president of the American Chiropractic Association and a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine. Dr. Tuck spoke about the Platinum Rule, explaining that in contrast to the Golden Rule of treating others as you would want to be treated, the Platinum Rule is to treat people the way they would like to be treated. In order to have shared decision making and patient-centered care, "Have a conversation with your patient, find out what their goals are, talk to them about what their options are, and partner with that patient," Tuck said.
NYCC President Dr. Michael Mestan presented Professor Maggie Finn, D.C. ´92, M.A., who retired after serving the College as a faculty member for 25 years, with a certificate conferring upon her the designation Professor Emeritus.
Professor Keith Wells, D.C., M.A., was the students' choice to present the faculty address.Dr. Wells commented on how chiropractors are often the last resort for patients, who, when they see positive results, think, "Where have you been all my life?"
As chiropractic becomes increasingly accepted, patients will less frequently ask "Where have you been all my life?" and more frequently ask proactively, "When may I come in?" NYCC graduates embark on their careers well-prepared to answer that question, as they step into the professional world with the skills and knowledge to make a lasting, positive difference in the lives and health of their patients. NYCC is proud of every one of its graduates and wishes all of them the very best as they pursue their professional dreams.