New York Chiropractic College will host its Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the NYCC Standard Process Athletic Center.
During the event, 35 graduates will take the Chiropractic Oath and receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. This degree is earned after 10 fifteen-week trimesters of study, including courses in areas like biochemistry, gross anatomy, neuroscience, nutrition, and business management, as well as extensive hands-on clinical experience and research.
During the ceremony awards will be given to graduating students for excellence in community service, leadership, and clinical practice. The Board of Trustees of the American College of Chiropractic will also recommend that several outstanding chiropractic professionals, including NYCC Dean of Chiropractic Dr. Karen Bobak, be considered as Fellows.
Graduates will be addressed by NYCC alumnus Dr. Thomas Ventimiglia, D.C. A leader in chiropractic and chiropractic education for over 39 years, Dr. Ventimiglia earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, and also received an Honorary Degree as a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors. Dr. Ventimiglia, who retired from NYCC this year, began his career at the College in 1986 as an adjunct faculty/clinician and has also served as an admissions representative, a program developer and the dean of NYCC’s Postgraduate and Continuing Education division. In this latter role Dr. Ventimiglia expanded the scope and offerings of postgraduate courses to make this division a leader in New York state and New Jersey.
NYCC Student Government Association Executive Vice President Michael J. Pompeo will also address students, with Dr. Matthew Coté performing the duties of Grand Marshal, Dr. Thomas DeVita speaking on behalf of the NYCC Board of Trustees, and Dr. Gerald Stevens presenting the faculty address.