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Davenport welcomes 126 new alumni

Members of the Class of 062 listen to the proceedings during the June 2006 graduation ceremonies in Davenport.
Graduates sitting in ceremonial garb

Commencement ceremonies on June 16, in Lyceum Hall auditorium on the Davenport campus, marked the graduation of 119 Doctor of Chiropractic and seven Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology degree recipients.

Frank Wood, an Iowa state senator and North Scott High School associate principal, was the commencement speaker. He encouraged the graduates to get involved in their communities, saying: “Look for ways to make your community the best it can be. Make a difference.”

Awards were given to three valedictorians: Travis Grondin, Sabattus, Maine; Michael Hanselman, Clinton Township, Mich.; and Mary Pimblett, Newport News, Va. Justin Berlin, Royal Oak, Mich., received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, and Dennis Reak, Beaver Dam, Wis., won the Clinical Excellence Award. The salutatorian was Ahren Roy, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. The John Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship and involvement in Palmer and community organizations was given to Zac Parry, Des Moines, Iowa.

Jean Murray, Ph.D., assistant to the vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies, was the Awards Convocation speaker.

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