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Founder’s Day celebrated on the Davenport Campus Sept. 17

9/20/2010 (Archived)

About 150 students, faculty and staff joined together to celebrate Founder’s Day on Friday, Sept. 17, with a brief ceremony at 12:15 p.m. and a cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in West Hall Courtyard. Founder’s Day is Sept. 18 and this year marked the 115th anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment in Davenport by D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic and founder of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

“We’re here today because of one man,” said Davenport Campus President Donald Kern, D.C. “D.D. Palmer discovered chiropractic in 1895, and because of his dedication, commitment and courage, the lives of millions of patients have been improved, and hundreds of thousands of chiropractors have experienced the satisfaction of helping people to better health. I want to thank you for coming today to celebrate D.D. Palmer’s legacy. All of us who have followed him should rededicate ourselves to his purpose.”

In addition to the cookout where Palmer administrators and Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) members served burger and chicken baskets, students and faculty tested their toggling skills with the help of some high-tech equipment. Check out photos from the event at http://www.palmer.edu/gallery/FoundersDay2010/index.html .