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November 3, 2023 – Marietta, Georgia – Life University (Life U) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Andrew Krantz, an esteemed member of the Clinical Sciences Adjunct Faculty, has received the distinguished Halo Award from the Georgia Transplant Foundation. Dr. Krantz has been a member of Life U’s faculty for 45 years. Amazingly, he became the first chiropractor to be recognized with this prestigious accolade.

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Dr. Andrew Krantz Receives Halo Award from the Georgia Transplant Foundation.

The Halo Award is a testament to Dr. Krantz’s unwavering dedication to the cause of organ donation, as well as a heartfelt acknowledgment of the Georgia Transplant Foundation’s impactful contributions. This dedication is deeply rooted in Dr. Krantz’s personal experiences and his close friendship with Lester Crowell, the proprietor of Three-13 Salon, who has undergone two life-saving heart transplants. Life University student and Dr. Krantz’s daughter Samantha Krantz, sharing her thoughts on this remarkable achievement, stated, “The award highlights Dr. Krantz’s profound commitment to organ donation and acknowledges the impactful work of the Georgia Transplant Foundation.”

Dr. Krantz boasts an impressive professional background, holding the distinction of being a certified EMS instructor with a specialization in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and spinal trauma management. He earned his B.S. degree from the State University of New York and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. Dr. Krantz has served as a senior professor and lecturer at Life University for over four decades, marking 46+ years of dedicated service. He also holds the distinguished title of Fellow within the International Chiropractic Association (F.I.C.A.) and carries Diplomate status in thermography and imaging. Notably, Dr. Krantz is an active member of the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, where he chairs the Investigative Committee for the state of Georgia. In addition to his academic contributions, he has maintained an active chiropractic practice in Marietta, Georgia since 1979.

Dr. Krantz’s outstanding achievements and commitment to promoting organ donation and patient well-being have made him a deserving recipient of the Halo Award from the Georgia Transplant Foundation. Life University commends Dr. Krantz for this exceptional recognition and applauds his continued dedication to the field of health care.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Undergraduates can pursue undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower our students to succeed both professionally and personally. At Life U, we innovate our approach to higher education, while also remaining true to our philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting PurposeVitalism and Integrity.

Life U’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 65 countries.

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About Life University

Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.