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Davenport Campus graduates 125 students October 22

10/25/2010 (Archived)

Commencement ceremonies on October 22, 2010, in Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Vickie Anne Palmer Hall auditorium, marked the graduation of 120 Doctor of Chiropractic, three Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology, and two Master of Science in clinical research degree recipients.

View the graduation photo gallery here: http://www.palmer.edu//gallery/davgrad_102210/index.html

The commencement speaker was Assistant Professor Casey Crisp, D.C., who is a faculty clinician for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. “You have the best chiropractic education possible,” he told the graduates. “You have the ability to change a person’s life. The next test is on the horizon. Don’t let it scare you—embrace it.”

Jamy Brye, Coon Valley, Wis., and Marie Ripslinger, Davenport, Iowa, were co-valedictorians of the graduating class. Chelsea Hawkins, Osceola, Wis., was the salutatorian. Joshua Hanisch, Pella, Iowa, received the Clinical Excellence Award, and Jennifer Scott, Fremont, Mich., won the John Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship and involvement in Palmer and community organizations. Nathan Lauenstein, Nebraska, received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award. In addition, Evan Beane, D.C., a 1969 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport Campus from Defiance, Ohio, was granted a Fellowship in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic during the commencement ceremonies. The speaker for the Honors Convocation was Palmer’s Chairman of the Technique Department John Strazewski, D.C.

Quad-City area Doctor of Chiropractic graduates:
Alexis Arguello, Davenport, Iowa
Anya Dague, Eldridge, Iowa
Susan Ewen, Davenport, Iowa
Matthew Groves, Clinton, Iowa
Nicholas Micka, Davenport, Iowa
Marie Ripslinger, Davenport, Iowa
Matthew Strazewski, Eldridge, Iowa
Christopher Tuttle, Rock Island, Ill.