Jannise Nathaniel, a Tri-VI student at CCC, has been elected the National Student Representative for the Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA). The honor came during the 31st annual convention of the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) in Miami June 28-30.
As National Student Representative, Nathaniel will serve as liaison between the ABCA and all SABCA chapters nationwide. He will also be one of several keynote speakers at the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) in Washington, D.C., March 6-10, 2013.
Nathaniel spoke enthusiastically of his election to the national post. He said he hopes his service will have a lasting effect on the profession and the minority community.
“I am ecstatic to have been chosen by my peers and future colleagues for this position,” Nathaniel said. “My goal is to use this platform to lobby for chiropractic legislative issues, as well as promote the endless benefits of chiropractic care in urban communities. One of the things I’m most passionate about is promoting chiropractic within the minority community, especially among the youth. Having the privilege to share with them some of my past experiences and obstacles is very rewarding. I truly believe that when urban minorities see one of their own excel that opens up the doors of inspiration and closes the doors of self-inhibition.”
For the past three decades, the ABCA has been the key player in the encouragement, development and success of minority chiropractors across the nation. The organization has been able to provide scholarships to deserving students to help them concentrate on an already stressful school curriculum.
In addition, the ABCA has active SABCA chapters at many of the nation’s chiropractic colleges