Dr. Mary Ann Chance
A pioneer in chiropractic,
Mary Ann Chance, D.C.,
Davenport ’59, passed
away June 12 in Wagga
Wagga, New South Wales,
A native of Iowa, Dr.
Chance moved to Australia
and in 1975 was appointed
the executive officer of
the Australian Chiropractors’
That same year, the premier
of her state declared
that there could be no
licensure for chiropractors as long as there were no Australian
colleges where they could qualify. The ACA then
founded what became the current chiropractic program
at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Later Dr. Chance lobbied for chiropractic legislation,
government funding of chiropractic education and health
coverage for chiropractic services in Australia. She also
was a signatory to the Articles of Incorporation of the
Australasian Council on Chiropractic Education and the
Australian Spinal Research Foundation.
Since 1983, Dr. Chance co-edited the Chiropractic Journal of
Australia with her husband, Rolf Peters, D.C., MCSc, FICC,
FACC, Davenport ’57. Donations may be made in her name
to the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, P.O. Box
1047, Springwood, QLD 4127, Australia.