I was fortunate to have taken part in the initial planning and development of UBCC in 1990. This institution fills a significant void in the New York metropolitan area for a fine chiropractic college. The advantage of an association with a major university and the ability to have small classes with fine lay and chiropractic instructors set up the perfect recipe to graduate to notch doctors of chiropractic. When I attended chiropractic college in the '70's, chiropractic "families" of mother/father, son/daughter was the norm. Over the next few decades that tradition waned. I feel fortunate to be part of that tradition and have a son/partner who is a graduate of this institution.