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More than 100 earn degrees at Davenport Campus graduation

A Chiropractic Technologist student prepares to be one of the 105 students receiving either C.T. or D.C. degrees at the June 2007 Davenport Campus Graduation Convocation.
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Commencement ceremonies on June 15, in Palmer College’s Lyceum Hall auditorium on the Davenport Campus, marked the graduation of 96 Doctor of Chiropractic, nine Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology and two Master of Science degree recipients.

Davenport Campus President Donald Kern, D.C., was the commencement speaker. He reminded the graduates that, “Today you graduate from the first, the largest and, I would submit, the most prestigious chiropractic college in the world.” At the conclusion of his remarks and just prior to leading the D.C. graduates in the Chiropractic Oath, he said, “Oaths are but words. It is character, your character, which gives words their meaning. There is no key to success— the door is open.”

Awards were given to two valedictorians: Rebecca Ault, Girard, Ohio; and Tucker Emerson, Fish Creek, Wis. Ann Margrave, Cortland, N.Y., received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, and Rose Shultz, Platteville, Wis., won the Clinical Excellence Award. The salutatorian was Elizabeth LaFleur, Catlin, Ill.

The John Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship and involvement in Palmer and community organizations was given to Michael Schrad, Eldridge, Iowa. His mother, Julie Schrad, D.C., director of Clinic Capstone Programs for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and associate professor, was the Awards Convocation speaker.

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