It is my pleasure to welcome you to Parker University and to congratulate you on reaching this milestone.
Professional mastery, loving service, personal responsibility, passion, self-actualization, and a fulfilled life’s journey, while these attributes are not overtly found in this catalog, it is my hope, desire, and intent that you will experience this unseen curriculum at Parker in a very real way.
Parker is a university built purposely to espouse a spirit, a soul, an underlying mission: service to others. This mission originated with our founder, Dr. James W. Parker, and has been the bedrock of Parker University since its inception.
My favorite quote comes from the famed humanitarian and theologian Albert Schweitzer, “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
I truly believe that fulfillment in life only comes when you have discovered your unique gifts, talents, and place to serve. At Parker, we are here not just to teach but to help you to discover where you can best serve humanity.
The faculty and staff of Parker University are now your partners in achieving not only your goal of a diploma but also our goal of creating competent and confident professionals who are equipped for success in life. While there are several programs and degrees at Parker, a fundamental posit of our philosophy is that our bodies were created with an innate system of self-regulation. We respect and support that inborn system with a holistic, evidence-based approach to healthcare.
I look forward to the day when you and I will share a special moment, a major milestone in your life, when I look you in the eyes, shake your hand, and present you with your hard-earned diploma. That moment will memorialize your achievement, sacrifice, and dedication, and you will be transformed from student to trusted colleague.
You have a journey ahead with plenty of hard work and sacrifice, but along the way, you will make lifelong friends, many memories, and profound discoveries about yourself. Enjoy the journey.
William E. Morgan, DC