This weekend was of great importance for the school because it
was Homecoming Week. The celebration brings together many people.
All alumni are invited back to the school and often to an Oak Brook
hotel where the event is held. It is much anticipated by many of
the staff and planned for months in advance.
Many of the departments have tables where they display important
projects or improvements to that department. Dr. William Bogar,
chief of diagnostic imaging and residency, was at the hotel where
he displayed many of his radiographic findings in light boxes.
Dr. Bogar presenting radiographic findings at
Homecoming is a great time for students to mingle with fellow
graduates. The weekend is full of speakers with a broad range of
topics and a great way for alumni to earn CEUs. One of the speakers
was discussing the role of chiropractors as primary care physicians
and utilizing that role to serve those unable to afford health
care. The keynote speaker on Friday before the pig roast was an ND,
Dr. Joe Pizzorno, who spoke of the role of the natural medicine
professional in the new health care paradigm. That was a great way
to kick off homecoming.
Alumni can also mingle with old classmates and tour the
university to see all of the updates that have been occurred,
including the small garden planted by the ND students. The garden
contains many botanical plants as well as a few Chinese botanicals.
There were student opportunities, such as the chiropractic students
manning a clinic and giving free adjustments for alumni. Students
are able to attend some of the festivities and lectures for or a
I like the idea of homecoming because it is a great way to
mingle and make contacts with other professionals. It is especially
important for those soon to be graduating. My husband talked with a
few doctors and we will soon be contacting them to visit their
office. Many of the doctors like to share the wisdom they have
learned along the way during their careers.
Acupuncture is fairly new to the university, but, hopefully, it
won't be long before we see more acupuncture grads at homecoming as
well as speakers. Next year, I will be attending homecoming as an
Only 67 days till graduation!