Faces of LIFE- Cynthia Cardenas
From Lockport, Illinois, Cynthia Cardenas grew up with a large family, as her parents both have a fair number of siblings. In fact, Cardenas has three siblings herself. In her future dreams for her professional life, Cardenas has juggled between interests in both Chiropractic and veterinary practice. Cardenas had been exposed to chiropractic care personally since the age of 7, receiving care for sports-related back pain.
Faces of LIFE- Sherybel Berrios-Ramos
If you were to put a pin in a map that shows where all the students enrolled in Life U are from, the pins would dot all over as a colorful testament to our diverse campus culture. Many of those pins would land in Puerto Rico, like it would for Sherybel Berrios-Ramos, who is from the capital of San Juan.
Faces of LIFE- Rina Rice
Native to Bessemer, Alabama, Rina Rice is a returning student forging a new career path for herself in the D.C. program. She is the proud mom of three children and currently has two grandkids. Her undergraduate program was in Sociology and Psychology, and she worked as a counselor for at-risk youth and family intervention for about 12 years.
Faces of LIFE- Dr. Tom Le Lievre
Dr. Tom Le Lievre was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom (UK). As a student-athlete, Dr. Le Lievre became a patient of Jean-Pierre Meersseman, D.C., the former Medical Team Director at AC Milan football club, and developed an interest in Chiropractic through that experience.
Faces of LIFE- Dr. Stephanie Wakefield
Dr. Wakefield is relatively new to Life U, having only come on board in Fall 2020. Yet in her short time at Life U thus far, Dr. Wakefield has left several positive waves in her wake. “I really enjoy working at Life U, and one of the things I love is the openness of the University and the community here to create this new program—this Human Ecology program—and trying innovative teaching and learning methods, like outdoor learning, active learning,” said Dr. Wakefield.
Faces of Life – Kyle Padilla
Hands-on learning and a public servant mindset come naturally to Kyle Padilla. Padilla is a Doctor of Chiropractic student and Student Ambassador at Life University. Originally from Oregon, Padilla grew up on his family’s small farm as one of seven boys. His parents supported several children through the foster care system and actually adopted three of their kids.
Faces of LIFE- Coach Tony Annan
Native of Newcastle, England, Coach Tony Annan lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jax; and daughter, Ella. He played college soccer at Life U as captain, where he earned his B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1998.
“[My time at Life U] was in the years of Dr. Sid [Williams], who looked after and treated his athletes well. We were given multiple resources to do well. It was an excellent time, and we were very successful.
Faces of LIFE- Josie Cross
Josie Cross (D.C.) previously served as Vice President of the Life U ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) club and currently serves as one of its secretaries. She expressed that she always wanted to work with kids, though not knowing what setting she wanted to work with kids in.
Faces of LIFE – Dr. Shannon Good
Shannon Good, B.S., D.C., CACCP is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Chiropractic Sciences Department at Life University. Dr. Good is the oldest of two children. She and her younger brother are from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where her parents and brother still live today. Dr. Good first became interested in Chiropractic when she was competing in gymnastics and under chiropractic care. Receiving this care led her to become a chiropractor.
Faces of LIFE- Danae Glanton
Danae Glanton grew up in Ohio as the middle child between an older brother and a younger sister. She learned from a young age the importance of higher education from her parents. Her father, a first-generation immigrant from Ukraine, became a U.S. citizen as an adult. Through that experience, her father’s side of the family put much emphasis on getting a degree because those opportunities had not been available for generations past.