Dr. George B. Curry Honored as ICA's Chiropractor of the Year for 2016
George B. Curry, DC, DACS, FICA, LCP, has been honored by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) as the association’s 2016 Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Curry, who is serving as ICA’s 18th President, was selected to receive this, the ICA’s highest honor, at the association’s 2016 Annual meeting and Gala 90th Anniversary Celebration held in April on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the location of the association’s founding in 1926. “I am deeply humbled and honored by this unexpected recognition and truly appreciate the confidence in my efforts it represents,” said Dr. Curry. “This is one of the greatest milestones in my professional life and I will now strive with greater energy and determination to validate this expression of trust on the part of my professional peers.”
A 1982 graduate of the Palmer College of Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Curry was presented this prestigious award at a gala banquet held on April 9th, before an audience of several hundred doctors of chiropractic, students and families who had gathered to celebrate the ICA’s 90 years of service to the profession and the public. The ICA Chiropractor of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a career-long record of professional excellence, achievement and service to the ICA and the chiropractic profession. The selection is made by the Distinguished Fellows of the ICA, (FICA) an honorary fraternity of more than two hundred doctors of chiropractic who have served the ICA in leadership capacities and other realms of professional service with exceptional distinction.
Dr. Curry has an impressive record of service and leadership within the ICA and profession-wide and continues to play an active role in his local, state and national and professional communities with a profound commitment to service. He has energetically contributed to the growth and leadership of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council (CCC), most recently holding the position of Chairman of the Board for that organization. Committed to professional development and education in chiropractic, he has served as a member of the Extended Faculty for Palmer College for a series of years, as well as for Life University and Logan College of Chiropractic. He was conferred the Diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Sciences (D.A.C.S.) in 1994 and also earned the L.C.P. designation for the Legion of Chiropractic Philosophy from the program completed at Palmer College in 2000.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Curry has also served outside the US, delivering Chiropractic Mission work in Poland. He is active in patient and public education including his appearances as a syndicated television host for “Today’s Health” and has served as Team Chiropractor for multiple professional teams in basketball and arena football. He has also been extensively involved in supporting his “alma mater,” Palmer College, as a Lifetime Dues Member of the Palmer College Alumni International Association, and serving as Alumni State Treasurer from 1990-1998 and as Alumni State President, both from 1988-1990 and from 1998 to the present. He was also inducted as a Fellow in the Palmer College Academy in 2009.
Repeatedly acknowledged for his extensive contributions to the profession and levels of service with many special awards, Dr. Curry’s numerous other recognitions include Chiropractor of the Year award by the Connecticut Chiropractic Council in 2000. He was also conferred the ICA State Leadership Award in 1996, ICA Representative Assemblyman of the Year in 1997, the ICA Dr. Fred H. Barge Phoenix Award in 2006, and the ICA Leadership and Services Award in 2013. Dr. Curry’s professional affiliations include recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA, and received the FICA Dedicated Service Award from that organization in 2010. Dr. Curry lives and practices in Windsor, CT with his wife Kerry and their 7 children. His oldest son and daughter are Palmer College graduates and his youngest son and daughter are chiropractic students.
The International Chiropractors Association is the oldest continuously active international chiropractic organization in the world. Founded in 1926 in Davenport, Iowa by Dr. B.J. Palmer, the ICA represents thousands of practitioners, educators, students and lay persons, and supports and advances the interests of chiropractic, chiropractors, and the patients they serve through advocacy, research, and education. Throughout its long history, the ICA has continued to educate and inform the public, other health care professions, and health policy makers on the principles and definitions of chiropractic to foster clarity for a broader understanding and acceptance of the profession as a distinct healing art, philosophy, and science.