Board of Trustees Chairman Vickie Palmer being
interviewed by KWQC-TV on Founder’s Day.
Faculty, staff and students of Palmer College
of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus celebrated
Founder’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, as National
Boards testing conflicted with the actual date
of Sept. 18. The annual observance commemorates
the first chiropractic adjustment performed
by D.D. Palmer, chiropractic’s founder, on his
patient Harvey Lillard on Sept. 18, 1895. Last
year marked the 110th anniversary of the founding
of the chiropractic profession.
Following a Chiropractic Learning Resource
Center groundbreaking photo session in front
of the Campus Center, the celebration featured
a wreath-laying ceremony at Heritage Wall.
After remarks by Palmer Davenport President
Donald Kern, D.C., and Palmer Board of Trustees
Chairman Vickie Palmer, the great-granddaughter
of chiropractic’s founder, a reception was held in
Friendship Court. The celebration was covered
by local media, including KWQC-TV, WQAD-TV
and the Rock Island Argus.
Along with Palmer’s three campuses, chiropractors
and their patients worldwide celebrate Sept. 18 as
Founder’s Day each year in recognition of the very
first chiropractic adjustment.