This past weekend, National held its annual homecoming event,
marking the 51st year of our establishment on our Lombard campus.
Attending as a student, I was so graciously sponsored by a National
alumnus, Dr. Holly Furlong, who has been very involved with the
chiropractic profession and our university since her graduation.
The weekend was jam packed with clinical case presentations,
vendors, and phenomenal speakers educating students and alumni
about current issues of the chiropractic profession.
One great highlight of the weekend was watching the installation
of a new time capsule into the foundation of Janse Hall. At
last year's 50th anniversary, the administration removed the time
capsule initially placed in the building during its establishment
in 1963. This year, Dr. Charles Tasharski, who witnessed
the installation as a new student in 1963, helped reinstall the
time capsule this year, a tremendous milestone in our university's
President Stiefel did his best to get NUHS up to the 21st
century by plugging #NUHShomecoming2014 throughout the weekend.
Although we really appreciated his effort, I think current students
were the only ones participating in "hash-tagging." :)
Throwing up the hashtag with President Stiefel
The homecoming festivities were great networking experiences for
many of our current students, as well as educational opportunities
for our chiropractic physicians. We learned about using ultrasound
as a non-invasive, non-ionizing diagnostic tool to evaluate the
neuromusculoskeletal system, and it's even more exciting now that
we have an ultrasound for student use in our clinic system! And one
of my favorite lectures was about the upcoming change from ICD-9 to
ICD-10 diagnostic codes, a huge transition that will be taking
place throughout America's health care system.
At the banquet event with Dr. Cox
We also had the honor of meeting Dr. James Cox and learning
about his Cox Flexion-Distraction technique that is taught in our
curriculum and so widely used in the chiropractic profession.
Saturday night, we concluded homecoming with an alumni
banquet/gala. What girl doesn't love getting all dressed up?
Seeing our alumni have such pride in their alma mater was truly
inspirational to me as a student. It makes me excited to be
involved after graduation and gives me hope for a successful,
rewarding career as a chiropractor. All of this hard work in school
is worth it! A tremendous thank you goes out to our alumni
department for putting together such a wonderful weekend for all
our alumni and students. I look forward to participating again next