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The Pursuit

Winter 2021 - Welcome to The Pursuit, the newsletter for alumni of New York Chiropractic College. Each trimester, The Pursuit will share the latest NYCC news and initiatives, highlight great events, and tell the stories of outstanding NYCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni as they pursue academic excellence, leadership, and professional best practices.

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President's Message

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The Winter term is in full swing here at NYCC, both via remote lecture-based coursework and in-person, hands-on practice. It is always a joy to watch our students work and learn, be it online or on the beautiful grounds of their academic home. And in these unusual times, we are all perhaps more honored than ever to witness that transformation from dedicated student to future healthcare leader.

As NYCC and our whole world settles into the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, it is clear that, for our College, the global pandemic has spurred something far past “normal.” Instead, out of the crisis has come a vision of opportunity and innovation. The College has embraced new ways of learning, new technologies, new spaces and new formats. We have begun to forge new paths of excellence to support our students in their calling to learn and heal. Though we continue to manage health and safety during the pandemic, I am excited by what the future holds as together our College reimagines health, for professionals and patients alike.

Best,
Dr. Michael Mestan
President, New York Chiropractic College

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NYCC Offers Accelerated Path to MSACN

Students can now earn an M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition in just 16 months, take courses in behavioral and sports nutrition, and gain first-hand experience with virtual patients – all 100% online.

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NYCC Fall Ceremonies Celebrate Students, Online

New York Chiropractic College held both its Fall 2020 Transitions and Commencement ceremonies online, honoring its students great successes.

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Learn, Connect, Lead: Alumni Weekend 2020

For the first time in New York Chiropractic College history, guests of Alumni Weekend were able to sign in online and connect from anywhere in the world

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NYCC Makes a Difference with Habitat for Humanity

Many Saturdays, NYCC student volunteers lend a hand with the latest home being built for a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County.

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Stakeholder Services Changes

NYCC is using lessons learned through the global pandemic to make significant strategic changes and optimize how we provide services to our alumni community.

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NYCC 2019-2020 Annual Report

NYCC is pleased to share its latest Annual Report, detailing College operations from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

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True Blue: The People of NYCC

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Meet Marcus Paul (D.C. ’22)

Hometown: Westampton, N.J.
Words of Wisdom: “It was all about the hands-on and whole body approach (of chiropractic) that appealed to me.”

Read how Marcus looks forward to building his future practice >>

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Meet Dr. Dana Poeta (D.C. ’16)

Hometown: North Bay, ON
Words of Wisdom: “I loved NYCC. It gave me the foundation to build a career in a field that I am extremely passionate about.”

Read Dr. Poeta’s thoughts on finding her community >>

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Meet Dr. Peter Nickless, Dean of the School of Health Sciences & Education

Words of Wisdom: “Nutrition has always been an essential part of the chiropractic regimen.”

Read how Dr. Nickless’s NYCC journey started when he was just 16 years old >>

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