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Canadian convention draws more than 60 alumni

Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, the founder of Palmer College, was born in Pickering, Ont., Canada, on March 7, 1845. D.D. also lived in Port Perry, Ont., before his family emigrated to the U.S.
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The Canadian Chiropractic Convention, held Nov. 16-18, in Vancouver, B.C., marked Canada’s first national chiropractic event in 10 years. It also provided an opportunity for Palmer’s Alumni Office to organize a gathering for 61 alumni and guests from Palmer’s West and Davenport campuses.

Chief of Alumni Development Mickey Burt, D.C., Assistant Director of Alumni Lisa Walden and the West Campus’ Special Advisor to Enrollment, Alumni and Marketing, Thomas Milus, D.C., Ph.D., spoke to the group about the Alumni Program and updated them on happenings at all three campuses.

“I found our Canadian alumni are very interested in what is going on at Palmer, whether they graduated from the Davenport Campus or the West Campus,” said

Dr. Burt. “We look forward to attending more events in Canada in the future.” Outside the U.S., more Palmer graduates come from Canada than any other country in the world, with 836 having graduated in Davenport and 220 having earned their degrees in San Jose. Currently, a total of 67 Canadian students are enrolled at all three Palmer campuses. On the West and Davenport campuses, Canadians host their own student clubs and play a significant role in the successes of the Palmer Pride and Palmer Dragons hockey teams.

To further encourage enrollment among our northern neighbors, a $72,000 endowed scholarship is in place thanks to contributions from Canadian alumni. Financial incentives are also available to Canadian students. If you’d like to refer a Canadian to the College, call Kathy Franco at (800) 722-3648.

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