Students represent Northwestern at national conference

Kate Martin | March 25, 2014

SACA students lobby at legislative conference.

A contingent of 43 students from Northwestern Health Sciences University converged on Washington, DC, for the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) earlier this month.  

Consistently, Northwestern sends the largest contingent of students to the conference, and Northwestern students are often selected as national SACA leaders. The SACA National Chairman is currently Northwestern student Steven Huybrecht.

The students attending were representatives of the Northwestern chapter of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA). They conducted 41 legislative appointments, presenting representatives, senators and aides with a summary brief.

"This event is so vital to our profession and to moving forward in a positive direction,” said Joe Cotton, who is the current Northwestern SACA Chapter President. “The passion and enthusiasm expressed at the conference is second to none, and with persistence and perseverance we will continue to make a difference for chiropractors across the nation."

Celia Peters, a T1 chiropractic student, also represented Northwestern in the SACA’s Got Talent event at NCLC, after winning the NWHSU competition. She finished in second place against students from schools around the country. SACA students raise money throughout the year to help offset the student cost to attend the annual meeting.

“I I feel like we made a big impact with our presence and by personally presenting our information,” said Northwestern SACA member Emily Eidem.

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