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By: New Zealand College Of Chiropractic  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: College, Chiropractor

February 2012

Congratulations to Student Award Winners

Each year the New Zealand College of Chiropractic awards a small number of academic scholarships to students who’ve made outstanding progress in their studies and displayed an excellent attitude in their work. This year’s winners were announced at the first College assembly of the year on Wednesday 8 February 2012.  Congratulations to second year Daniel Barham, who won the Dr Patrick Platt: Technique Scholarship. Dr Patrick Platt was a founding contributor to the College: he gave financially, he taught technique and he worked as a clinical supervisor. This prestigious award goes to the student who has performed at a high academic standard in Year One technique class. The Technique Scholarship recognises the excellent technical skill the student has developed, their ongoing support of other classmates, and the great respect they have show to the technique faculty. Daniel has been outstanding in all areas and the scholarship covers the cost of the 16 week Gonstead course that he will complete in Year Two. Congratulations also go to Fourth Year student Simon Shen, who won the Dr Adam Cooper: Chiropractic Practice Scholarship. Dr Adam Cooper was a graduate of the College and a Chiropractic Centre supervisor who sadly passed away at an early age in 2010. This award recognises excellence during the student’s third year internship in the Chiropractic Centre. The Chiropractic Practice Scholarship is awarded to the student who has been helpful and supportive of their classmates, displayed a positive mental attitude, and shown great courtesy to faculty, staff and colleagues at all times. Simon is a deserving recipient and the scholarship covers the cost of Clinical Practice 3, a course that is completed in the first Semester of Year Four. The NZCC Alumni Association contributes $1500 to this scholarship.
January 2012

Death of Dr Brett Ireland

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic has been shocked and saddened at the passing of one of our founding Board members and long time supporter, Dr Brett Ireland. Dr Ireland was killed in a plane crash over Feilding on Monday 23 January 2012. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Dr Ireland was an extraordinary chiropractor whose passion in life was helping others take control of their own health naturally. He was instrumental in establishing the College and was an inspirational mentor for our early students. Dr Ireland remained a great supporter of the College through the Tua Iwi Foundation, as well as referring many students to the College over the years. The New Zealand College of Chiropractic honours and celebrates Dr Ireland’s life and work by continuing to offer a curriculum focused on vitalistic chiropractic, and graduating the principled chiropractic leaders of the future. . Please note, the memorial service will now take place at 2pm on Friday 3 February at the Paradise Showroom at the Gold Coast Arts Centre.

************************************************************************************************************************************ November 2011

New Vice President of Operations Announced

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vice President of Operations. We’re delighted to welcome Rachelle HardieNeil to our chiropractic family. Rachelle joins us from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accounts where she manages the Northern Region. Rachelle has also held roles within the Health Insurance Sector, as well as working at the University of Missouri. Rachelle gained her MBA at Northwest Missouri State University. Rachelle takes up this pivotal role on Monday 14 November and we’re all very excited by the experience she brings to the College.************************************************************************************************************************************ September 2011

New Vice President of Academic Affairs Announced

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Pieter Kachelhoffer, PhD will join the College in January 2012. Having worked for the education sector in four different countries, Dr Kachelhoffer was selected for his wealth of experience and his fit with the College’s core values.Dr Kachelhoffer comes to us from Albukhary International University where he is the current Deputy Vice Chancellor. Prior to this he held senior academic positions and full professorships at Emirates Colleges for Advanced Education and Abu Dhabi University. Dr Kachelhoffer also has a great deal of experience at academic institutions in New Zealand. He was the CEO of the Design and Arts College of New Zealand and CEO of New Zealand's CareerLink College for three years. Prior to that he was Professor and Research Fellow at Christchurch College of Education. With senior teaching positions held in South African institutions as well, his employment history represents more than 30 years in education and management for both the government and private sector. Dr Kachelhoffer is also a skilled academic with a Doctors degree in Curriculum Design and Development. He has been published in numerous education, medical and teacher training trade journals and books. As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr Kachelhoffer will be responsible for providing academic leadership and effective management of the educational programme at New Zealand College of Chiropractic. We are excited to have Dr Kachelhoffer join our leadership team at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. His expertise in faculty development, policy development, and vast educational experience will make Pieter a great addition to our family.
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

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