LIFE UNIVERSITY SPECIFIC
Use possessive degree format as appropriate:
He earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Life
Remember: One is a “Master of” but earns one’s “Master’s in”
If a title is an official title attached to a name, capitalize
the title, otherwise use lowercase:
President Riekeman addressed the graduates.
Dr. Guy Riekeman, president of Life University, addressed the
Do not duplicate titles; use either “Dr.” before the name,
or academic degree abbreviation(s) following the name, NOT both:
Dr. Guy F. Riekeman (correct)
Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. (correct)
NOT Dr. Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. (incorrect)
D.C. vs DC
Punctuate “D.C.” if using as an academic title following a name:
David Koch, D.C.
Do NOT use punctuation if using “DC” as a noun:
A group of DCs attended the convention in Florida.
DCs vs. DC’s
When pluralizing “DCs,” do not use an apostrophe.
“DC’s” refers to the possessive only:
Two DCs spoke at the conference. One DC’s specialty was pediatric
chiropractic, while the other DC worked mostly with athletes.
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