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Northeast College Collaborates with Students to Renew Core Values

January 14, 2022 Northeast College of Health Sciences
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A collaborative team of students, faculty and staff worked closely together to update Northeast College of Health Sciences' official institutional values. These core tenets will continue to guide the College in its leadership in integrative healthcare education and were ratified by the Northeast College Board of Trustees in Fall 2021.

The College's updated core values include sections dedicated to Belonging, Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration and Learning, and will stand as the guiding principles for Northeast College and its community.

Northeast Community Leads the Way

Maria Lugo Perez (D.C. '22) participated in the recent revision process as a sixth-trimester doctor of chiropractic student and said she is glad that respect, diversity, collaboration and inclusion are an important part of the values. "I am grateful that I was able to help, alongside my colleagues, in transforming the values and core principles of our college. I appreciate that the student opinion was taken into consideration throughout this process, and I am happy that I was able to share my ideas, beliefs, and point of view," said Lugo Perez.

"It was a pleasure to work with Northeast students and hear their thoughts about what their College values should reflect. They all worked so hard and gave meaningful insight and feedback," said Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anne Killen. Other student team members instrumental in renewing the values included Clarence Hu (D.C. '22), Joshua Kohrs (D.C. '22, BPS '21), and Abigail Werner (D.C. '23, BPS '21).

At the Core of Northeast College

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The Colleges' values were revised considering Northeast's vision and mission and honoring its proud legacy of chiropractic excellence, said Northeast College President Dr. Michael Mestan. "Our mission, vision and values have always been consistent in moving our College forward as a leader in healthcare education. As we embrace our heritage, we also move to shape the evolving future of healthcare with the addition of new people, programs and opportunities. This was the time to reflect on our values and make updates to honor our developing community and advancing goals." 

The revised Northeast values emphasize the College's commitment to fostering innovative learning environments for all to achieve their fullest potential and highlights the importance of creating an environment that acknowledges each person's unique experience. Read the complete Northeast College of Health Sciences values, vision and mission.

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