Marietta, Georgia, June 10, 2021 Life University (LIFE) Board of Trustees member Dr. Jay Handt received the New Beginnings Lifetime Achievement Award at its May seminar in Asbury Park, New Jersey. According to New Beginnings, this award is given to a chiropractor or other individual associated with the profession of Chiropractic who has, through their lifetime, gone above and beyond for the advancement of Chiropractic. The recognition is for their sustained dedication and leadership in Chiropractic, to honor them for their chiropractic excellence and outstanding performance, and for their individual contribution over their entire career.

“Dr. Jay has been an intricate part of New Beginnings since its inception,” said New Beginnings founder Dr. Jim Dubel. “He was included in this elite group of our profession and rightfully deserves it.”

Dr. Handt is one of only 14 chiropractors to receive this prestigious award, and the list of recipients is a who’s who of chiropractors, with past recipients including Drs. Sid Williams, James M. Sigafoose, Chuck Ribley, Guy Riekeman and Gerry Clum, all of whom have strong ties to LIFE.

Dr. Handt has been a member of the New Beginnings Executive Board for 30 years, and he and his wife Kathi Handt were co-founders of the organization. He’s been in private practice for 44 years at New York Chiropractic Life Center in New York City and is a both a founding member of LIFEforce and the New York Chiropractic Council. He has been an unwavering supporter of LIFE’s President’s Circle and loves being a facilitator at LIFE Leadership Weekends, helping prospective students discover how Chiropractic fits in their lives.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. LIFE also offers 14 undergraduate degrees, as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. LIFE advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

LIFE’s 110-acre campus just northwest of Atlanta is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

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