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Corey Harrington elected National Student Representative for ABCA

7/10/2013 (Archived)

Corey HarringtonCorey Harrington, a third trimester student at Palmer's Davenport Campus, was elected to serve as the National Student Representative for 2013 at the 32nd Annual American Black Chiropractic Association’s (ABCA) national convention. This year’s convention was held in Las Vegas July 27-30.  As the National Student Representative, Corey will serve as a member of the executive board and fulfill the role of liaison between student chapters and national leadership. Corey currently serves as the secretary for the Palmer chapter of the Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA) and has been involved in the reactivation of the chapter since he entered the D.C. program last October.  

When asked about his feelings on being named to the position, Corey said, “It is such an honor to be chosen by your peers to serve in such a capacity. I firmly believe in the mission of the American Black Chiropractic Association, and I am committed to carrying out the role and responsibilities of this prestigious position. My hope is that I can continue to build on the work of my predecessors, and uphold the high aims of our great association.” 

The ABCA was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bobby Westbrooks for the purpose of empowering African-American doctors and students in chiropractic. According to its website, the mission of the ABCA is “Integrating and improving outcomes for persons of color entering the profession of Doctor of Chiropractic in the USA.”  One way the ABCA empowers African-American chiropractic students is through its Harvey Lillard Scholarship fund. The ABCA has student chapters at several schools across the U.S.  This year, four students received the Harvey Lillard Scholarship at its annual convention.

Palmer’s own SABCA chapter has been very active within the Quad Cities community this year. They recently participated in the Quad Cities March of Dimes Walk in Bettendorf, Iowa. The chapter raised a total of $120, which will go towards funding research programs that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies.  In addition to serving as the chapter’s secretary, Corey is also involved in other organizations both on and off campus, such as Palmer’s Business Ambassador program, Student ACA and the Mu Chi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.