Executive Director for Alumni Dr. Mickey Burt asks the
newly appointed members of the Alumni Advisory Group
to stand during the Alumni Luncheon, Aug. 8.
During the Aug. 7 evening session of Palmer Homecoming 2008 on the
Davenport Campus, newly appointed Vice Chancellor for Institutional
Advancement Bill Moreau, D.C., introduced the 22 members of the new
Alumni Advisory Group.
These alumni will provide feedback to the College in areas such as the Palmer
Center for Business Development, Student Recruitment, and how
the College can provide meaningful services to alumni. The members
were selected based on their service to the College, their commitment to
advancing the College and its goals, and their willingness to participate.
Davenport Campus alumni in the group are: Dayne Deeds, D.C., ’04; Jefferey
Gehlsen, D.C., ’85; Craig Gilbaugh, D.C., ’83; Frank Gingras, D.C., ’75;
Patrick Gottfried, D.C., ’96; Hossein Hamadanchi, D.C., ’82; Joseph Hofferth,
D.C., ’95; Mark Houk, D.C., ’80; Paul Liechty, D.C., ’76; Masahiko Matsushita,
D.C., ’03; Daniel R. Miller, D.C., ’98; David Moss, D.C., ’82; Wesley Mullen,
D.C. ’72; Rusty Myers, D.C., ’96; Douglas Pfeiffer, D.C., ’85; Charles Price,
D.C., ’75; Brian Reilly, D.C., ’82; and Gary Schaaf, D.C., ’91. West Campus
members include: Jodi Judge, D.C., ’92; Garrett Kusch, D.C., ’05. Florida
Campus alumni include: Shane Carter, D.C., ’05; Amber Plante, D.C., ’05.
The Alumni Luncheon the next day gave everyone a
chance to speak one-on-one with the group. During
the event, Executive Director for Alumni Mickey Burt,
D.C., asked the group’s members to stand and be recognized.
“They will be instrumental in communicating
the ideas and dreams of all alumni for the future of
Palmer College,” he said.
Ribbon cutting recognizes
Business Center pioneers
Taking part in the Palmer Center for Business Development
ribbon cutting were, from left, Chancellor Larry
Patten, Dr. Trevor Ireland, Dr. Geoff Huls, Dr. Steve
Nagel, Dr. Nikki Huls, Dr. Ed McCullough, Davenport
Campus student Heather Maxwell, Dr. Dwight Bailey
and (off-camera) Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Kevin Cunningham.
“Palmer is greater today because they stepped up with a great idea,” said
Chancellor Larry Patten, referring to the eight students who, in 2006, proposed
that the College have a business center. They were honored at a ribbon cutting
ceremony for the Palmer Center for Business Development during Homecoming.
Of those eight pioneering Davenport Campus students, Geoff Huls, D.C., ’08;
Nikki Huls, D.C., ’07; Ed McCullough, D.C., ’07; and Steve Nagel, D.C., ’08; were
present. The other members of the group included Dave Campbell, D.C., ’07; Eric
Dzwonkowski, D.C., ’07; Sylvester Owusu, D.C., ’07; and Beth Owusu, D.C., ’07.
Dwight Bailey, Psy.D., the director of the Center for Business Development, spoke
of the great amount of interest students had already shown for the center. “We
have waiting lists for students wanting to come in,” he said. “Two hundred students
have been involved with the Center so far, in one form or another.”
Classes reunite for fun and fundraising
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Trevor Ireland, left, and
Vickie Palmer, personally presented Davenport Campus President
Dr. Donald Kern his 50-year award at the 50-year Reunion Brunch.
The 25-year Reunion dinner on Aug. 8 attracted 65 graduates
from the Davenport Campus Class of 1983. The event was
hosted by Executive Director for Alumni Dr. Mickey Burt.
Among those present was Chair of Diagnosis & Radiology
Professor Lisa Killinger, D.C., Davenport ’83, who urged her
fellow classmates to raise $25,000 to dedicate an iron sculpture
depicting a spine that will be placed on the Campus Plaza.
Classmates responded immediately with the first donation being
$1,000. Then Ed Jennings, D.C., Davenport ’84, spoke on behalf
of the 1983 class members who played on the Men’s Rugby team
and won the 1983 Midwest Collegiate Championship.
Earlier that day, the 50-Year Reunion Brunch was attended
by 75 alumni, and featured a special presentation by Board
Chairman Trevor Ireland, D.C., Davenport ’70, and Board Officer
Vickie Palmer to Davenport Campus President Donald Kern,
D.C. Dr. Kern celebrated his 50-year reunion with the group,
marking only the second time that a sitting president has been
a 50-year graduate. The first was B.J. Palmer.
Alumni enjoy inspiring presentations
and a fun-filled Festival
Maurice Pisciottano, D.C., Davenport ’89, was
one of many motivational speakers to address
alumni at Homecoming this year, as he inspired
participants during his Aug. 8 session, “Chiropractic’s
Role in the Wellness Lifestyle.”
The Saturday Night Festival made a return to the Campus Plaza this year,
giving attendees the chance to remain on campus throughout the day.