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The 2018 WCA Awards Gala
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The 2018 WCA Awards Gala

The WCA Awards Gala was held on Friday, April 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the 2018 WCA Spring Convention & Expo at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Congratulations to:

  • Ms. PollyAnne Thompson - Chiropractic Technician of the Year
  • Dr. Dan Higgins - Nels Bakke Award Winner (Young Practitioner)
  • Dr. Kyle Kollbaum - Chiropractor of the Year
  • Dr. Jeffrey Mackey - Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to each of the well-deserving WCA award recipients. This year's Gala was a fun evening and an excellent way to celebrate leaders in the Chiropractic profession.

Special Thanks to the Awards Gala Sponsor:

Achievement Awards

What better way to acknowledge a mentor, colleague or staff member than by recognizing their leadership. The WCA has four distinguished awards for outstanding service and dedication for which nominations are accepted.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The WCA Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize chiropractors that have made continuous contributions to the chiropractic profession throughout their careers. Because the award reflects a lifetime of involvement, it is meant to honor a chiropractor with at least 25 years of professional experience.

Chiropractor of the Year

The Chiropractor of the Year recognizes recent contributions to the chiropractic profession on the local, state or national levels, as well as leadership in the community, church and civic functions. The nomination will highlight achievements generally accomplished over the last several years.

Nels Bakke Award

The Nels Bakke Award honors chiropractors that have been in practice for less than five years. It recognizes the contributions of younger practitioners who have equally dedicated themselves to serving the profession and their community.

Chiropractic Technician of the Year

The Chiropractic Technician of the Year award is given to an individual whose dedication to chiropractic patients is reflected in the quality of their professional work as well as volunteer work in their community.

When Are Awards Announced?

The WCA Board of Directors selects the winner in each category. Awards will be announced at the WCA Awards Gala at the WCA Spring Convention.

To Nominate a Candidate

Send an email to John Murray at with a paragraph outlining why the candidate is deserving on an award, as well as the preferred award category. Deadline for nomination is March 1, 2018.