NBCE HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT LEADERS LEADERSHIP FORUM Greeley, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) hosted 14 student leaders at the sixth annual student leadership forum on January 23, 2009. NBCE President Dr. Vernon Temple introduced students to an overview of the role of and the need for leaders to emerge at all professional levels in the chiropractic profession. Dr. Temple encouraged students to fill the important role of building unity and transparency within the chiropractic profession. He continued with a synopsis of the importance of trust, using important tenets from the book, At the Speed of Trust, which was given to each student at the end of their visit. Student leaders were given a complete overview and opportunities to ask questions concerning NBCE operations. Department overviews included: • Delphi studies, practice analysis, functions of test committees • Exams as a reflection of profession: Parts I and II reflect what is being taught; Parts III and IV reflect practice • Part III pilot testing • Part IV overview, including recent change in eligibility requirement • Test sites: security, role of TAs and ATAs, exam application processing, release of scores to state boards and examinee, test accommodations • International: worldwide growth, importance of standardized testing in helping profession gain worldwide credibility and acceptance, funding of chiropractic position at the World Health Organization • NBCE finances: budget development process, importance of forecasting future student enrollment, importance of restricted reserves, and funding agreement for the FCLB Attendees included: Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) Officers: • Betsy Robinson, National Chair • Rachelle Mulford, National Vice Chair • Lance Cohen, National Legislative Chair • Daniel H. Bronstein, National Vice Legislative Chair American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) Representatives: • Micheala Edwards, National Student Representative • Norquita Johnson, Western Region Student Representative • Anthony Witherspoon, Southern Region Student Representative Student International Chiropractors Association (SICA) Representatives: • Clint Erickson, Congress Chair • Eva Sepulveda, Congress Vice-Chair • Stacy Land, Congress Secretary • Joanna Prokes, Congress Legislative Liaison World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) Representatives: • Ali Postles, Chair • Allison French, Regional Representative N. America West & Mexico • Sarah Hatherly, Regional Representative N. America East & Canada Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.


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