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Northeast College holds fall ceremonies honoring graduates

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Northeast College of Health Sciences recently held Fall 2022 ceremonies honoring its latest graduates, new chiropractic students beginning their healthcare education journeys and seventh-trimester chiropractic students starting their experiential clinical education.

Seventy-six Degrees Conferred

The College’s Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony was held on Dec. 3 in the campus’s Standard Process Health and Fitness Center and honored 60 doctor of chiropractic students and 16 students completing their studies in the Bachelor of Professional Studies program.

Senior clinician at Northeast’s Levittown Health Center Dr. Charles Hemsey was the grand marshal, Integrated Chiropractic Therapies associate professor Dr. Hunter Mollin delivered the faculty address and Fall 2022 Northeast graduate and former Student Government Association Executive President Fawod Majidi (D.C. ’22) presented the student address.

Keynote speaker Dr. Michele Maiers, president of the American Chiropractic Association, addressed the audience. ”Family and friends, it is an absolute privilege to share in your joy today,” Maiers said as she recognized those who have supported the Fall 2022 graduates in their educational journey.

To the graduates, Maiers continued, “Your education at Northeast has prepared you for success in ways that you likely won’t fully realize for some time. So, whether you feel in it your core yet or not, you’re ready for this new role as a doctor of chiropractic, and you have the tools you need to fulfill your covenant of trust with the public.”

Fifty-eight Students Receive White Coats

On Dec. 1, seventh-trimester chiropractic students received their white clinical lab coats during the Fall 2022 Transitions Ceremony. The on-campus event honors students who successfully complete the requirements and will begin their clinical education at one of the College’s health centers across New York state.

These 58 new student-clerks will provide hands-on patient under the mentorship of Northeast College faculty clinicians in a variety of healthcare settings during clinical rotations across the U.S. and in Canada.

Awards for achievements in academic and clinical excellence were presented to students and keynote speaker and Northeast alumna Ashley Williams (D.C. ’20) spoke about the importance of pursing excellence in not only adjusting and diagnosing, but also in delivering compassion-based care. “Actions in compassion yield more compassion,” Williams said. “It’s the only way to move forward together.”