From left to right: Dr. Arup Sen, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Sister Denise Roche, President; Dr. Paul Hageman, Professor of Nursing; and Dr. Kat Linaker, Executive Director, DYC Chiropractic.
DYC Honors Paul Hageman by Naming Chiropractic Clinic After Him
Hageman, a professor of nursing, played a vital role in developing the DYC chiropractic program
Buffalo, New York – October 9, 2014 – D'Youville College dedicated its campus chiropractic health center in the name of Dr. Paul T. Hageman, professor of nursing at the college, in honor of his work on developing the D'Youville chiropractic program, its curriculum and overseeing the program’s accreditation process.
“Without his dedication and hard work our program would not exist today,” said Dr. Kathleen L. Linaker, executive director of D’Youville’s chiropractic program, at a special plaque presentation ceremony on September 26.
“It is with great gratitude and respect that the faculty requested that the campus clinic be named in his honor as we celebrate our first 10 years of the program.”
Hageman, who graduated from D’Youville with his nursing degree, later joined the institution in 1982 as an assistant professor and Clinical Director of the Nursing Practice Center. He has served in a variety of positions with the New York State Nurses’ Association (NYSNA) including president, and was the chair of the New York State Medical Access Review Committee and the NYSNA Council on Nursing Education.
Hageman is recognized as an authority on the legal scope of nursing practice.
“It is a high honor to have my name associated with our state-of-the-art practice clinics where students get extensive hands on experience as they complete their internship requirements,” Hageman said. “I am grateful to D’Youville for having given me the opportunity to mainstream chiropractic education by developing a Doctor of Chiropractic program.”
He earned his master’s degree in adult health nursing from the State University at Buffalo and his Doctor of Philosophy in nursing science, theory and research development at New York University.
D’Youville graduated four chiropractic students in 2008 and today has approximately 90 students enrolled. It compliments other health care majors at the college including nursing, occupational and physical therapy, physician assistant, dietetics and pharmacy. D’Youville is only the second college in the U.S. to have a chiropractic program at a four-year multidisciplinary college.
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