Hayward, California — On Friday, August 3, Dr. Joseph E. Awender II from Redwood City, was honored as 2012 Alumnus of the Year by the Life Chiropractic College West Alumni Association. The award recognized Dr. Awender’s outstanding service to the chiropractic profession and his community. He was honored at The Wave, a two-day seminar experience, held at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California.

life west wave sessionA 1990 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Awender II is a second generation Chiropractor with over 15 chiropractors in his extended family. Dr. Awender II serves on the Board of Regents and was recently instrumental in the successful completion of the Bridge to the Future fundraising campaign for Life West.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. www.lifewest.edu.