“Unlock the Mystery” was the theme this year for Homecoming 2010 at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City (CCCKC). And while the guests attending the mystery dinner theater on Saturday night may have had difficulty deciphering the evening’s clues, one thing was obvious to everyone: the weekend event was a rousing success! More than 280 doctors, 300 students, 20 chiropractic assistants and 40 exhibitors gathered on the Overland Park campus Oct. 9-11 to celebrate CCCKC’s homecoming and the Kansas Chiropractic Association’s fall convention.
Highlights included a spectacular lineup of continuing education speakers, including Richard Flint, who jump-started Friday morning’s session with an energetic presentation of “A Day at the Zoo.” Students and doctors alike were mesmerized by Flint’s techniques and ideas on self-improvement and working with different types of people. Other presenters throughout the weekend were Drs. Jeff Lavell, Joe Biernat, Steve Agocs, Dan Redwood, Bryan Bond, Steve Gould and Kenyon Erickson, as well as Susan McClelland.
“Richard Flint spoke to us about personality types and how to surround your life with positive reinforcement,” said student Alex Boss. “It was a much-needed topic to hear and really motivated many of us for the weeks that lie ahead.”
The weather was picture perfect for the special events sprinkled throughout the weekend, including a fabulous barbecue lunch on Friday catered by Bad News BBQ. Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, hosted a Friday afternoon reception for Lifetime Members of the Alumni Association. On Saturday, the Alumni Association held its annual business meeting during lunch, and all attendees enjoyed the ice cream social later that afternoon.
On Saturday night a President’s Reception was held, during which time Drs. Rose Wilson ’92 and Edward McKenzie ’69 were recognized in the Health Center for their generosity as part the official dedication of the treatment rooms named in their honor. Saturday night was reserved for food, fun and games at the mystery dinner theater, produced by Jest Mysteries. Several awards were also presented, including CCCKC Alum of the Year to Dr. Linda Klinginsmith-Tilford ’76, KCA Doctor of the Year to Dr. Tobi Jeurink ’01 and the KCA Leadership Excellence Award to CCCKC student Therese Finan. On Sunday, Dr. Cherie Wickham ’96 won $500 in a raffle drawing.
“I know that hundreds of chiropractic offices are buzzing with inspired chiropractors and chiropractic assistants this week,” said Dr. John Nab ’94, vice president for professional development and alumni services. “Homecoming was full of energy and excitement this year — three days of educational speakers on relevant issues to chiropractors, the largest display of vendors ever, large numbers of student participation, and great social events. Many friendships were renewed and many new friendships were made. As Cleveland’s signature event, Homecoming was a grand success.”