Dr. Enrique Benet-Canut, president of the Sport Chiropractic Association of Mexico City and past president of the Mexican Chiropractic Federation (MCF), visited Life College February 8th.
Dr. Benet-Canut, a 1966 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, visited Life after a weekend meeting in Atlanta of the International Interdisciplinary Sports Program, a chiropractic coalition which includes the Atlanta Sports Chiropractic Advisory Committee organized to facilitate a role for DCs in the '96 Olympics. Dr. Bob Bell, Life's sports information director and assistant to President Sid Williams, DC, represented Life at the same meeting.
Life and the MCF already have an academic and athletic exchange agreement which was forged in 1991. The MCF is also interested in starting a chiropractic college in Mexico.
Dr. Benet-Canut is one of only 45 DCs practicing in Mexico. He is currently the president of the Mexican Collegiate Body of Scientific Chiropractic, president of the Latin American Federation of Chiropractic, the regional director of the World Federation of Chiropractic for Latin America, and second vice president of the International Sports Federation.
Life Students and Administrator Appear in Who's Who Editions
The 1993 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities will feature four students from Life: Debra L. Bader, Mary Anne Galli, Brett Hightower, and Joseph Ted Reaux. The students were nominated based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.
Life's Director of Public Relations and Protocol Jeffrey E. Smith was listed in the 23rd edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest. This regional honor is given for professional achievement. The publication honors individuals in virtually every important field in 14 states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Mexico.
Life Celebrates 18th Anniversary and Record Enrollment
On January 19, 1993, Life College celebrated its 18th anniversary with a Founder's Day assembly. Dr. Sid Williams, Life president and founder, delivered the "State of the College" address and said, "Success is a marathon, not a sprint. As we approach two decades of operation, Life College continues to offer superior academic and athletic opportunities. During the decades to come, even more dynamic changes will take place as we stride toward university status."
Life was chartered in 1974 as Life Chiropractic College, and officially began classes with 22 students on January 20, 1975. A new enrollment record was set for the college when 2,960 students enrolled this winter quarter.
Life Rugby Club Wins Bronze in National Tournament
The Life College Rugby Football Club earned third place in the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) Tournament of Champions during their first matches of the Spring 1993 season February 13-14. Returning to San Diego to defend their Champion of the National Division title earned last year, Life shut out its first two tournament opponents Road Rugby Football Club of California 43-0 and Houston Rugby Football Club 35-0. Life then lost its third Saturday match to tournament host OMBAC 11-0 in the second match of the day. On Sunday, Life defeated Old Blue Rugby Football Club of California, which is the current National Champion of the U.S. 39-17 to earn the third place plaque.
An Iron Will
Scott Ewing, a student at Life, represented the college in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 10, 1992. The Ironman is the world's ultimate endurance race which features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run.
Scott set a personal best time of 10 hours and 19 minutes, 24 seconds faster than his 1989 finish in the same race.
He was eighth in his age group in the National Triathlete Championships in 1989, winning the Pensacola Beach Triathlon in 1988 and 1989, and placing second in 1990. In the Southeastern Long Course Championship in Panama City Beach, Florida, Scott was third in his age group and 25th overall in 1989, while in 1990 he was fourth and 30th overall. In 1991 he won the Cellular One Triathlon in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Formerly a collegiate and pro tennis player, Scott became interested in triathlons when he watched coverage of the 1982 Ironman competition on television. With his busy schedule of working full-time and earning a master of business administration degree at the University of West Florida, it was two years before Scott was able to enter his first triathlon in September of 1984. Some injuries prompted him to visit a chiropractor, and Scott was so impressed he decided to change his career to chiropractic. He was also influenced by Dale Basescu, a former top triathlete forced to retire due to injury, who decided to pursue a chiropractic career.
Of course, chiropractic is a regular part of Scott's health care regime. "I've gotten tremendous results from chiropractic care," he said. "In fact I've been almost injury-free since I started getting adjusted."