Northwestern students include service project in Chiro Games trip

November 13, 2013

Students from Northwestern Health Sciences University spent the weekend in sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida recently to participate in Chiro Games. The athletic tournament brings together students from chiropractic colleges throughout the US and Canada.

This year, Team Northwestern pioneered a community service project, which they hope will be expanded to other schools in the future. “This is another example of the excellence Northwestern is known for,” said Dr. Emily Tweed, dean of student affairs and enrollment management. “Our students really wanted to give back to this small community who generously host nearly 1,000 students every year at this event.” Northwestern participants added a day to their trip so they could volunteer in the local community. Working with an organization called Keep Brevard Beautiful, 23 students and two advisors spent the day prior to competition cleaning up the beach.

Northwestern fielded teams for softball, sand volleyball, swimming, the 5k run and 10 mile relay. Although our team didn’t place, runner Melissa Agnew placed first in the 5k for women, and fourth overall. Swimmer Eddie Cox took home a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, and silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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