A groundbreaking Festival
CLRC groundbreaking participants at the Festival include (from
left): Ed McCullough, Dr. Barry McAlpine, Dr. Mark Doerrfeld,
Vickie Palmer, Dr. Troy Tatum, Dr. Mickey Burt and Davenport
Mayor Charles Brooke.
While predictions of rain forced the final event of Palmer
Davenport’s Homecoming 2005 to be moved indoors to the
Davenport RiverCenter, the Festival didn’t miss a beat. Nearly
2,000 guests enjoyed a delicious meal, dance music from BBI
and a groundbreaking ceremony highlighted by a special
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Chiropractic Learning
Resource Center (CLRC), held on the Festival stage, featured
remarks from Chief Development Officer Drew Boster, Chief of
Alumni Development Mickey Burt, D.C., Palmer Davenport, ’73,
and Board of Trustees Chairman Vickie Palmer. Shovel bearers
included Palmer faculty, staff and students, as well as Davenport
Mayor Charles Brooke.
Other special guests included Palmer administrators, members of
the CLRC Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees members.
Upon arrival, festival guests received a small flashlight, and the
reason for the lights was revealed during the groundbreaking.
Ms. Palmer announced to the crowd that musician Chris Rice
would perform his song, “Go Light Your World.” The audience
held their lights aloft as Rice sang to his own keyboard accompaniment.
Rice was brought to the Quad Cities by the Vickie
Anne Palmer Foundation and the World Leadership Institute
for a benefit concert that was held the following day.
Capital Campaign Dinner serves up a memorable evening
Palmer alumni, faculty, students and members of the community
gathered in the Lyceum Hall Ballroom, Thursday, Aug. 11, for the
2005 Capital Campaign Dinner. According to Chief Development
Officer Drew Boster, the event brought in a number of key
pledges from alumni and students alike. “The gifts we received
will not only help our campaign but help our efforts to deliver
quality chiropractic care to the community,” said Boster.
Viola and Harley Gilthvedt, D.C., (center), donated $50,000 for
the CLRC digital radiology suite. With them are Board of Trustees
member Paul Peterson, D.C., Palmer Davenport ’67, (left) and
Vicki Gilthvedt, D.C., Palmer Davenport ’80 (right).
The CLRC held center stage at the dinner as Harley Gilthvedt,
D.C., Palmer Davenport ’66, and Viola, his wife, donated
$50,000 toward the naming of the center’s new digital radiology
suite. Guests were also given the first public showing of the
CLRC’s floor plans.
Palmer Davenport Student Council President Ed McCullough
announced that the Council was donating $10,000 to the capital
campaign. Another $6,300 was donated by the Palmer Davenport
Class of 033 and earmarked for the CLRC.
Randy Maxwell, former Palmer Davenport Student Council president,
and current Palmer Davenport Student Council President Ed
McCullough, present a $10,000 check to the capital campaign fund.
Larry Swank, D.C., M.S., chief academic development officer,
spoke to the crowd of 167 about the educational impact the campus’
new clinics will have on its students. Other speakers included
Dr. Burt, Vickie Palmer and student McKenzie Reifschneider who noted that, after witnessing the life-changing effect chiropractic
had on two individuals she knew, she changed her course of study
from medicine to chiropractic.
President's Club founding members recognized
President’s Club members look on as Chief Development Officer
Drew Boster holds up one of the commemorative clocks given to
President’s Club members who have given 15 years of continuous
support to Palmer.
Thirty-two founding members of the President’s Club were
recognized at a reception during Homecoming 2005. This group
of donors has shown loyal support for Palmer College since the
inception of the President’s Club 15 years ago. To commemorate
their continuing dedication to Palmer College and its mission,
the following members were presented with inscribed mahogany
The College appreciates the following members’ generosity:
- Dr. Iftikhar Bhatti
- Dr. Ervin Malcheff
- Dr. Anita Bigo
- Dr. Ian McLean
- Dr. Mickey Burt
- Dr. Wesley Mullen
- Dr. Anthony Cacioppo
- Ms. Vickie Palmer
- Dr. Michael Chimes
- Dr. Paul Peterson
- Dr. Fred Dehn
- Dr. Lorene Price
- Dr. George Dubbs
- Dr. Richard Ratliff
- Mr. Kent Forney
- Dr. John Sayers
- Dr. Harley Gilthvedt
- Dr. Allen Sipes
- Dr. Roger Hulsebus
- Dr. Larry Stout
- Dr. Molly Jones
- Mr. Thomas Tiemeier
- Dr. Randal Jones
- Dr. Richard Vance
- Dr. Charles Keller
- Dr. Timothy Warren
- Dr. Eugene Kolenda
- Dr. Susan Welsh
- Mr. Robert Lee
- Dr. J. Calvin Wenger
- Dr. Carol Malcheff
- Dr. Arvin Wilson
President's Club moves closer to campaign goal
Palmer’s “Building the Future Fountainhead” capital campaign
came even closer to reaching its $35-million goal during the
President’s Club Reception on Saturday, Aug. 13. The reception,
which took place at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport,
gave members of the President’s Club a chance to review floor
plans of the new CLRC.
Vickie Palmer (left) with Drs. Maurice Pisciottano and Laurel
Pisciottano, who made a $3-million contribution to the capital
campaign during the President’s Club Reception.
Chief Development Officer Drew Boster, who presided over the
event, announced an exciting capital campaign challenge from
alumni Maurice Pisciottano, D.C., and Laurel Pisciottano, D.C.,
both Palmer Davenport ’89. The couple’s contribution of $3
million serves as a challenge to the College to raise the additional
$6 million to reach the campaign goal of $35 million.
In addition, Boster announced that Vickie Palmer donated
$250,000 toward the purchase of digital radiology equipment
for use in the CLRC.