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On March 1, 2012, the SCU Alumni Association hosted a reception at The Cheese Store of Pasadena in Pasadena owned by Dr. Louis Pastis (1998) and sponsored by Metagenics. Our wonderful President, Dr. John Scaringe welcomed 30 alumni and shared the vision of the University. Dr. Richard Cheung thrilled the crowd as master of ceremonies for the event.

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We will be hosting an alumni event in San Diego at Paradise Point Resort on May 5, 2012, details to follow.


It was like any other day for Michael Jerez. A former Marine Corp Combat Medic and current SCUHS chiropractic student, Mr. Jerez was continuing his post-op rehabilitation for his shoulder reconstruction surgery. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Gold’s Gym in Huntington Beach at six in the morning he noticed a fellow gym member run to the front desk and return to the back of the gym with two other people. Based on his training and instincts, Mr. Jerez immediately knew that something was not right and ran
to the back of the gym.

On the floor was an older gentleman, unconscious, cyanotic, with no pulse and unresponsive to painful stimuli. Assessing the situation with disregard to his own recent shoulder surgery he enlisted the assistance of another gym member and began the first cycles of CPR. In between cycles of CPR, Mr. Jerez requested an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the front desk staff. Upon receiving the AED, Mr. Jerez placed the pads in the appropriate areas and proceeded with the defibrillation process. After two rounds of defibrillation the patient began to
regain consciousness and slightly breathe. Still not in the clear, Mr. Jerez and the fellow gym member continued the rescue breathing until the Huntington Beach Fire Dept. arrived. By this time, the gentleman was talking, crying and asking for his wife. Mr. Jerez grabbed his hand and assured him everything will be all right.

During the crisis situation Mr. Jerez credits his military training as a combat medic and his
chiropractic education in developing the skills that became necessary on that fateful day. With disregard to his own health and safety Mr. Jerez once again answered the call as a soldier, as a healthcare provider, and as a human being.

In his mind no matter how much pain he had to endure from his recent shoulder surgery he could not walk away from the situation as a Catholic, as a former Marine Corp Combat Medic and as a student of Chiropractic. “I value every life and it was my duty to do whatever I can to save not only his life, but anyone and everyone I can.”

We would like to thank Michael Jerez for exemplifying everything that is good as a
Marine and as a future healthcare provider.

On Monday, March 19th, Mr. Michael Jerez will be honored by the Mayor of Huntington Beach and by the city for his heroic actions that day.



On February 4, 2012, the campus was alive with dragons and lions. The Year of the Dragon was celebrated with plenty of food and entertainment. More than 200 people were regaled with Chinese acrobats, martial arts display and, no Chinese New Year celebration would be complete without the traditional dragon dance. The crowd was also delighted with the Lion Dance, where lions went out into the crowd and got up close and personal with the guests. It is almost as if we were transported to China. Thank you to Marilyn Allen for the suggestion and sponsorship.

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Need Continuing Ed Credits? Get them all in a weekend (March 24 and 25, 2012) for $100. Join SABCA for their annual seminar, including X-ray and Technique.


Call Cherri-Ann Simon at 562/902-3340 or to register today.


You can also visit to get program details and to download the registration form. 






SABCA 2012 - March 24 and 25, 2012 - SCU Campus

Alumni Board Meeting - April 7, 2012 - SCU Campus

Alumni Reception - May 5, 2012 - Paradise Point, San Diego

Extravaganza - October 19-21, 2012 - Anaheim, California



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