NYCC Receives Gold!

New York Chiropractic College was presented with the “Gold” award during a ceremony held Friday, June 8, 2007. “Today we give quality its due,” said Nicchi, “as we join a small handful of institutions of higher education to receive Empire State Advantage’s ‘Excellence at Work Program’ Gold level of recognition.” NYCC is the only college of chiropractic or school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine ever to be so honored. Nicchi thanked all those who work at NYCC for their hard work and dedication: “This award belongs to all of you.” The Gold Level of recognition is reserved for those educational institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and offer highly effective teaching and work practices. An onsite review team visited the NYCC campus to evaluate, among other qualities, the college’s management systems, work processes, employee satisfaction and customer service. Empire State Advantage (ESA) Executive Director George Hansen, in awarding the honor, said “This is the best kind of day that we have …when we can come out to present and award and celebrate!” ESA Board Chairman Ronald Knight said “We need to have more celebrations of this kind – celebrating our work.” He congratulated NYCC on its achievement and challenged those present to be proud of your accomplishment, continue the “improvement journey” aggressively and to reach out to other area organizations to share what has been learned and to ask for help. “This is how communities of excellence grow,” he said. New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, who was on hand to share in the celebration, remarked “Congratulations on a job well done…this recognition is certainly well deserved.” ESA Executive Director George Hansen and Chairman of the ESA Board of Directors Ronald Knight presented NYCC President Frank J. Nicchi, D.C., M.S. and Chairman of the NYCC Board of Trustees, Lewis J. Bazakos, D.C., M.S. with the ESA “Excellence at Work” Program Gold level of recognition, thus making NYCC one of only eight organizations in New York State to be so honored. To learn more about ESA please visit their Web site at

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