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New England School of Acupuncture Welcomes New President


On June 3, the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) welcomed Susan L. Gorman as its sixth president. The inauguration and investiture ceremony, which took place at Bentley University, featured a formal procession of trustees, distinguished guests and faculty.

Gorman’s inaugural address, entitled “Embracing the Past, Inspiring the Future,” celebrated NESA’s achievements while describing the desire to bridge traditional healing practices with new techniques and ideas. “As the oldest acupuncture school in the United States located near bustling medical facilities, NESA must continue to be the leader in both education and research,” Gorman said. “We will build upon existing relationships with health-care practitioners and providers to develop innovative partnerships and help educate the community about the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine.”

Envisioning a new campus for NESA, Gorman said the aim is to serve a greater number of students and offer more services at a larger clinic. “We have passion, focus, creativity and drive,” she said. “We only need a collective vision and the collective commitment to see that vision realized.”

Location: New England School of Acupuncture, 150 California St., Newton. For more information, call 617-529-8563 or visit