In addition to attending up to 12 hours of continuing education,
alumni ventured out to various ports of call. On their way to
Georgetown, Grand Cayman, are, from left to right, Dr. Mickey
Burt and his wife, Karla; Sharon and Tom Rexroth, D.C.,
Davenport ’70; and Vicki and Tim Swank, D.C., Davenport ’89.
Sixty-two Palmer alumni along with their guests plus several
College faculty and staff embarked on the first Palmer Destination
Success Cruise, Feb. 23, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Over
the next five days, the cruise gave D.C.s a chance to earn
up to 12 hours of continuing education and take in all of the
fun of Royal Caribbean’s 11-story ship Enchantment of the Seas.
The cruise was created by the Continuing Education Department
to allow alumni the chance to acquire CE credit while spending
time with their families and other alumni. Palmer alumni from
the U.S., Canada, Australia and Norway were joined by graduates
of other chiropractic colleges, including Southern California
University of Health Sciences, Life University and Cleveland
“During the course of the trip, we also discovered that a 3rd
Trimester student from the Davenport Campus was on board, as
well as an additional alumnus, neither of whom realized that
this was the cruise with the Palmer event,” said Senior Director
of Continuing Education Laurie Mueller, D.C., Davenport ’97.
Palmer graduates Drs. Lora Tanis and Bill Moreau, Davenport
’81, taught the CE program, “A Healthy Tomorrow” with a
variety of hands-on information that doctors could put into
place once they got back to their practices.
The cruise also proved to be an ideal environment for alumni to
interact with each other. “I believe that each alumnus who attended
left the ship feeling more connected to Palmer and was proud
to be a graduate,” said Executive Director for Alumni Mickey Burt,
D.C., who was one of several College employees on board.
When not taking classes, D.C.s found plenty of other activities
on board, from cooking classes to a rock-climbing wall. On land,
ports of call in Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios,
Jamaica, provided opportunities for sightseeing, horseback riding,
hiking, sailing and snorkeling.
“Our intention is that the 2008 event will serve as the first of what
will become a long-standing Palmer travel tradition,” said