What have you been up to since graduation?
I graduated from MCC in 1984. From there, I went on to Chiropractic School at the first and largest Chiropractic School, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I was very fortunate that I had a Community College like MCC to go to. My family had limited resources, and I had to work while going to College.
Following Chiropractic College, I associated in a practice in Jamesburg, NJ, and also practiced for a few months in northern California. My experiences allowed me to start my own practice in East Brunswick, New Jersey in January 1990.
I am now approaching 28 years in my own practice and, yes, time does fly!
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
I have traveled the world learning my art, and going to conferences. One of my favorite trips was to China, where I studied Acupuncture in Beijing and Shanghai. While there, I got to walk on the Great Wall, and see amazing things like Tiananmen Square. I was able to study with masters of the ancient healing arts of Qigong and Acupuncture. In 2010, I earned my Diplomate in Chiropractic Acupuncture, the profession’s highest degree in the ancient healing art. I later served as the President of The American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture, which was a great honor.
In June, I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for a Chiropractic conference. While there, I met the President of the Scotland Chiropractic Association, and we became fast friends. He is starting a Chiropractic College in Edinburgh, and I am proud to help support it.
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
Some of my favorite memories of MCC were the great professors that I had. They truly cared about their students and were very dedicated.
What was your favorite place on campus, why?
Cafeteria “A.” It was like our study lounge where we met everybody. I made friends there that I still keep in touch with.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
My favorite Professor was Trace Gerow. He was an excellent Biology Professor, and his classes really helped me as I pursued my Chiropractic education.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
My advice to current MCC students is to appreciate the great opportunity that the College offers you. We get a wonderful, affordable education that lays the groundwork for the rest of our lives.
Why was attending MCC the right decision for you?
I have three College Degrees, my Chiropractic Acupuncture Diplomate, and several certifications and achievements. However, I keep my Middlesex County College Associate in Arts Diploma right next to my closet door where I can see it every morning. It reminds me how important the College was to me, and how it opened the door to the rest of my education, and the wonderful life that I have because of it. I am very grateful to Middlesex County College for my education, and I am a very proud Alumnus.