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Dr. Jackson honored by Tennessee Chiropractic Association

Dr. Lonnie Jackson
Dr. Lonnie Jackson

Lonnie Jackson, D.C., Davenport ’74, Johnson City, Tenn., received the Tennessee Chiropractic Association’s (TCA) 2013 Keith D. Bailey Chiropractic Service Award. This award was established in honor of Dr. Keith D. Bailey, who has spent his life mentoring field doctors and students in an effort to help them reach their full potential in both their practices and personal lives. Dr. Jackson didn’t let losing his sight deter him from his chiropractic career.

“Nominees for this award are members of the chiropractic profession who have distinguished themselves by meritorious participation in chiropractic endeavors or exemplified acts of service of a humanitarian nature,” says TCA Executive Director Tiffany Stevens. “Our recipient, Dr. Lonnie Jackson, has shown a life-long commitment to the chiropractic profession and is a shining example of how one can overcome adversity to follow their passion and, in turn, help others find success.”

After graduating from Palmer’s Davenport Campus in 1974, Dr. Jackson has served the upper east Tennessee area for almost 40 years. His practice in Johnson City is a fixture in the community. In addition, Dr. Jackson has given back to chiropractic through more than 15 years as a TCA member, and was recognized by his peers with the 1997 Heritage Award and as the 2002 TCA Convention honoree. He not only gives of his time, but also has contributed above and beyond through the TCA Eagle Society, actively communicating with state legislators on chiropractic issues, and by his presence at TCA events.

According to the news release about his award, Dr. Jackson’s “true legacy is in the many lives he has touched through his service to the profession as a mentor and friend to numerous doctors at all stages of their careers. Dedicated, kindhearted and fierce in the face of a challenge, Dr. Jackson did not let his loss of sight keep him from his good work in chiropractic, but persevered—while not always easy—in order to continue the work that he loves.”

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