RECEPTION IN PASADENA
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.
view images from this great event by clicking on this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55720163@N03/sets/72157629157001542/
We will be hosting an alumni
event in San Diego at Paradise Point Resort on May 5, 2012, details to
A HIGHER CALLING
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.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
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.
You can view images from this great event by clicking on the
following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55720163@N03/sets/72157629219724989/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to register today.
You can also visit www.scuhs.edu/news/sabca2012
to get program details and to download the registration form.
SABCA 2012 - March 24 and 25, 2012 -
Meeting - April 7, 2012 - SCU Campus
- May 5, 2012 - Paradise Point, San Diego
- October 19-21, 2012 - Anaheim, California
DID YOU KNOW…
You can leave SCU in your will or trust with very simple
language. Check out our new page at http://scuhsgift.org/
for tips about your will and trust and also ways to give back to SCU.
Please log into our alumni page at www.scuhs.edu/alumni for information about upcoming events.