Northeast Alumni Weekend 2021 Celebrates Lifelong Learning and 30 Years in Seneca Falls
Northeast College's Alumni Weekend "Learn, Connect, Lead" was held Sept. 17-19, 2021 in a hybrid format, offering both in-person and live webinar courses. The event welcomed guests from around the world for learning and celebration.
The theme of the annual event was "Celebrating 30 Years in Seneca Falls," with Northeast Professor Dr. Bill Lauretti presenting a seminar of the same name to kick off Saturday's events. Alumni and other participants signed on to hear industry leaders discussing many of today's important healthcare issues, including ergonomics, patient-centered care and natural health care approaches during pregnancy.
Annual event celebrates lifelong learning at Northeast
Approximately 40 people came to the Seneca Falls campus for the in-person events, including a welcome from College President Dr. Michael Mestan and the keynote presentation "The Application of CRISP® in Functioning as a PSP" by Dr. Donald Murphy (D.C. '88). The rest of the nearly 200 attendees signed on for the seminars virtually as, for the second year in a row, Northeast College made adaptations to allow as many people to attend as possible while adhering to health and safety standards during the global pandemic.
Nine Northeast College alumni were featured as guest speakers during Alumni Weekend, including Erica Callahan (D.C. '07, MSACN '10), Kristina Petrocco-Napuli (D.C. '03) and David Graber (D.C. '85), Dennis Homack (D.C. '97) and Michelle Turk (D.C. '91, MSHAPI '20).
Northeast's Director of the Anatomy Center Dr. Michael Zumpano, (D.C. '06) D.C., and Dr. Christine Foss (D.C. '94) teamed up for two virtual presentations on "Tunnel and Bridges: Gross Dissection and Assessment Skills of Anatomical Sites of Entrapment." Dr. Jason Brown (D.C. '06), past-president of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and the New York State's affiliate to the American Chiropractic Association, joined guests on campus for his presentation "Let's Get Moving -- An Active Approach to Spine Care."
History of Alumni Weekend
For 20 years, the College has held a homecoming event for the #NortheastBlue community to celebrate and reconnect. In 2000, the gathering was known as "Unity Day and Reunion Weekend." In 2019, the "Centennial Celebration" event featured live music and local food, in addition to weekend-long continuing education presentations and workshops. The College's first online Alumni Weekend event was held in 2020.