International Chiropractors Association Awards Three Dr. Coralee Van Egmond Student Scholarships at Annual Convention

By Taylor Carter

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is thrilled to announce the names of awardees of the Dr. Coralee Van Egmond Student Scholarship Fund, given during the Boots and Bourbon Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner, held Saturday, April 13, 2024, as part of the ICA 98th Annual Convention – Serving Those Who Served.

Three outstanding chiropractic students were recognized for their achievements and commitment to the field: Student Dr. Lydia Hill from Cleveland University Kansas City, Student Dr. Joeli Koenig from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Student Dr. Marjan Sadeghi, also from Cleveland University Kansas City. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coralee Van Egmond Student Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship winner Joeli Koenig expressed her enthusiasm for the Student International Chiropractors Association (SICA), saying, “Being a part of the SICA has been one of my favorite parts of school, and I look forward to many, many more years of being part of such a GREAT association with such great values.”

Marjan Sadeghi also conveyed her gratitude: “I [want] to express my heartfelt appreciation for being selected as a recipient of the Coralee Van Egmond scholarship. Your support means the world to me, and I am truly honored to receive this recognition. Thank you for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to the impact this scholarship will have on my academic journey.”

The Boots and Bourbon Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner was not only a celebration of academic excellence but also a testament to the generous spirit within the chiropractic community. During the event, ICA received pledges totaling nearly $10,000. These continued donations allow the ICA to continue to support chiropractic education and the future leaders of the profession while honoring long-time staffer, Dr. Coralee Van Egmond.

Beth Clay, ICA Executive Director, said, “All who knew Dr. Coralee Van Egmond, recall her dedication to the profession and the ICA. In her name, we deliver on our mission to grow chiropractic worldwide. We are immensely proud of the scholarship recipients and grateful to our donors whose contributions make this possible.”

The ICA is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of chiropractors who will continue “to protect and promote chiropractic throughout the world as a distinct healthcare profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art of subluxation detection and correction.”

Donations to the Dr. Coralee Van Egmond Scholarship Fund may be made online or by calling the ICA home office.

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