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West Campus welcomes 22 new grads

Dr. Claire Johnson giving the commencement address at the Summer 2008 West Campus graduation convocation on Sept. 5.
Dr. Claire Johnson at podium in ceremonial garb

Twenty-two West Campus graduates received their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees at commencement ceremonies on September 5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Jennifer Walker, Chowchilla, Calif.; and Misty Detraiz, Marshfield, Wisc., were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. A. DeLoy Blanchard, Jr., Seattle, Wash.; Kurt Stine, San Jose, Calif.; Karen Naymik, Nashville, Tenn.; and Diana Tole, Morgan Hill, Calif.; graduated with Cum Laude honors.

Lynna Lies, Spokane Valley, Wash., received the Clinical Excellence Award, while Min-Hsiao “Paul” Chen, Taiwan, China, received the Student Fellow Award. The Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award was given to Ian Hollaman, Boulder, Colo. Landon Amonette, San Diego, Calif.; Ian Hollaman; Jana Hull, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Kenneth Kao, Fort Collins, Colo.; received awards for their service as Campus Guides.

Claire Johnson, M.S.Ed., D.C., DACBSP, the editor of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, presented the commencement address, “The Future of Chiropractic and the Legacy of Palmer West.”

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