Dr. Richard Morra, ’47, Yonkers, N.Y., recently
celebrated his 61st year in practice and 88th
birthday. He continues to see patients three
days a week. Phone: (914) 965-1717, e-mail:
Charles Keller, D.C., ’55, last spring flew this Fuji
blimp with the help of a pilot during a three-hour
flight over New York City. Dr. Keller, who is a member
of the Palmer College Board of Trustees, has flown
several solo flights in a Piper J3.
Dr. Ronald Szewc, ’56, Oscoda, Mich., retired from
his practice in May 2008.
D.C., ’57, left, and
Alwin Toensing, D.C.,
’56, recently celebrated
their 50th wedding
anniversary. The couple
met at Palmer’s
and were married live on NBC-TV’s “Bride and
Groom” on Oct. 22, 1957. Students at their alma
mater were excused from class so they could view
the program in the school’s cafeteria. After more
than 40 years in practice, the couple retired in 2003
and settled in Tucson, Ariz.
Ray Cormier, D.C.,
’59, left, met Republican
McCain, during a
town hall meeting
in Windham, N.H.,
on Jan. 29. Dr. Ray
served aboard the carrier USS Antietam during
World War II from 1944 to 1946.
P.C. Gilmore, D.C., ’59, Petersburg, Ont., Canada,
was appointed to the Canada Pension Review
Tribunal in January by Canadian Governor General
Michaëlle Jean. Retired since 2001, Dr. Gilmore
joins other health professionals as well as legal
and community appointees to this three-year
appointment. Phone: (519) 696-2997, e-mail:
Dr. Richard Bend, ’65, New Baltimore, Mich.,
opened Satellite Clinic in Port Huron, Mich. Dr. Bend
practices with his son and daughter. Phone: (586)
725-1111, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Harold “Skip” George, ’69, Lancaster, Pa., was
named Chiropractor of the Year 2008 by Sherman
College of Straight Chiropractic. Dr. George’s office,
George’s Chiropractic Health Center, is located at
1676 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. E-mail:
Dr. Richard Laurino, ’71, Dallastown, Pa., moved his
practice, Laurino Family Chiropractic, to 692 E. Main
St., Dallastown, PA 17313.
Dr. Gary Tapper, ’75, South Sioux City, Neb., has a
daughter, Tonya Boeckenhauer, son-in-law, Kurt
Boeckenhauer, and son, Ben Tapper, who are all
enrolled on Palmer’s Davenport Campus. Phone:
(402) 494-2141, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Daniel Gentner, ’78, Cadillac, Mich., was married
to Ludmilla Lepeschhin, in September 2006. Dr.
Gentner recently opened a second office at 4590
Marlborough Rd., East Lansing, MI 48864. Phone:
Dr. Bruce Turino, ’78, Ishpeming, Mich., recently
welcomed his son, Dr. Brandon Turino, ’08, to practice
with him. Dr. Brandon Turino is a third-generation
chiropractor. Phone: (906) 486-6901, e-mail:
Dr. Nate Greenstein, ’80, recently relocated his
practice to 1919 N.E. 45th St., Ste. 118, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33308. In addition to his full-time
practice, Dr. Nate is teaching human anatomy and
physiology at the World Fitness Association in Fort
Lauderdale. E-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Cynthia Shaft, ’81, Canton, Mich., married
William George Toll IV, on Sept. 19, 2007. Phone:
Dr. Brian Arnold, ‘82, Saint Clair Shores, Mich., is
enjoying his 25th year in private practice. Phone:
(586) 296-0991, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. David Knapp, ’82, Hillsdale, Mich., has a son,
Kurt, who is currently attending Palmer College’s
Davenport Campus. His son, Jeff, received his D.C.
degree from the Davenport Campus in June 2008.
Phone: (517) 437-4767, e-mail: dknapp2432@
Dr. Ronald L. Young, ’82, Salina, Kan., has been
awarded the Diplomate of the American Board
of Chiropractic Internists. Dr. Young has also
been certified as a seventh degree black belt in
Tae Kwon Do. Phone: (785) 823-2418, e-mail:
Dr. Joan Fallon, ’83, Yonkers, N.Y., was an umpire for
the New Rochelle Challenger League this summer.
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as
a separate division of Little League Baseball to
enable boys and girls ages 5-18 with physical and
mental disabilities to enjoy playing baseball. Phone:
Dr. Troy Prince, ’83, has opened clinics in
Brighton, Waterford, Flushing, Clinton Township,
Fenton and Rochester Hills, Mich. Dr. Prince will
soon be opening a clinic in Flint, Mich., as well.
Phone: (810) 750-0222.
Dr. Thomas Vogel, ’84, Lebanon, Ohio, sold his
practice and now works for Wells Chiropractic in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Vogel’s daughter was married
in September 2007. Phone: (513) 522-3600, e-mail:
Dr. Thomas Augat, ’87, Brunswick, Maine, has represented
the northeastern United States on the
Council for Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice
Parameters for the past four years. Dr. Augat was
also in charge of the Medicare Demonstration
Project for Maine as one of its four national
demonstration site areas. Phone: (207) 725-7177,
Dr. Deborah Frett, ’87, was married to James Gorka
in July 2008. Dr. Frett recently opened Frett
Chiropractic at 1509 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI
49001. Phone: (269) 343-2300, e-mail:
Dr. Linn Erickson, ’92, Lincoln, Neb., and his wife,
Brenda, had a son, Ezra Ezekiel Wesley, on June 26,
2008. Dr. Erickson also recently expanded his clinic,
Erickson Advanced Chiropractic. In June and July of
2008, he went on a chiropractic mission trip to
Bolivia. Phone: (402) 323-8833, e-mail: ea23415@
Dr. Douglas Springborn, ’92, Conway, Mich., was
married to Honna Mai in 2007. Dr. Springborn and
his wife, Honna, now have a daughter, Sakura
Sunniva. Phone: (231) 439-2200.
Dr. Joel Dekanich, ’94, Vail, Colo., was recently
selected to work with the U.S. Olympic Committee
sports medicine staff at the Olympic Training
Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., where he helped
athletes train and prepare for the 2008 Summer
Olympic Games in Beijing, China. E-mail:
Dr. Darryl Gregerson, ’94, recently began working
at Active Life Chiropractic at 2518 E. Kenosha St.,
Broken Arrow, OK 74014. Dr. Gregerson and his
wife, Nancy, are presently attending Rhema Bible
Training Center where they will receive training to
become full-time missionaries to Santiago, Chile.
Phone: (918) 286-2729, e-mail: gregersonchiro@
Drs. Dawn Khoury, ’94, and Wassim Khoury, ’95, had
a son, Kyler John, at home, on April 8, 2008. Phone:
(781) 329-3344; e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Robert Peterson, ’94, recently moved to a new
office at 24360 Novi Rd., Ste. B1, Novi, MI 48375.
Phone: (248) 449-4757, e-mail: docpetersondc@
Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., participated in
the 2008 “Run the Republic” skyscraper climb, up
1,000 steps and 53 stories to Denver’s highest
building. Dr. Sean is the veteran chiropractor of the
Division 1 Highlanders Rugby Football Club. Phone:
(303) 452-2678, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jason Evans, ’95, Madison, S.D., was recently
named a Fellow of the International Academy
of Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. Evans received his
Diplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic
Neurology in 2004. E-mail: drevans@midconetwork.
Dr. Steven Gagnon, ’95, Winslow, Maine, recently
become president of the Maine Chiropractic
Association. Phone: (207) 873-2240.
Dr. Richard Semlow, ’95, Troy, Mich., is a founding
board member of the Michigan Chiropractic
Pediatric Association. He recently completed the
International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association’s
certification program. Phone: (248) 879-8144, email:
Dr. Anita Wubbena, ’95, Eldridge, Iowa, provided
health exams with a group of M.D.s and other
healthcare professionals in Xicotepec, Mexico, in
March 2008. The trip was sponsored by District
6000 of Rotary International. Any alumni interested
in joining Dr. Wubbena for the next trip to Mexico,
March 14-22, 2009, should contact her. Phone:
(563) 285-8434, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Sheila Cummings, ’97, recently opened
Cummings Chiropractic Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dr. Cummings and her husband, Ian, had a son,
Nicholas Ian, on March 28, 2008. Phone: (734)
971-2225, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Perry Nickelston, ’97, Hewitt, N.J., recently published
his first book “Chiropractic Mastermind,”
which covers marketing and business success tactics
for chiropractors. Phone: (866) 595-7749 Ext.
102, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Lisa Reid, ’98, Franklin, Wis., earned her
Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic in July of 2008.
Phone: (414) 525-9895, e-mail: lisareiddc@
Dr. Christa Johnson Ross, ’98, Manistee, Mich.,
is a founding board member of the Michigan
Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She recently
completed the International Chiropractic
Pediatrics Association’s 180-hour certification
program (CACCP). E-mail: christajohnsondc@
Dr. Tammy Wilkinson, ’00, recently purchased a
practice in Dodgeville, Wis. She also had a son,
Trent Steven, on March 21, 2008. Phone: (608)
935-5500, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Ricardo Fujikawa, ’01, recently moved to Spain
and is head of studies of the chiropractic educational
program developed by Real Centro Universitario
Escorial-Maria Cristina. Phone: (34) 918-90-45-45,
Dr. Christian Gedeon, ’01, and his wife, Amy, now
have two children, Mia and Carson. Dr. Gedeon’s
practice, Logan Family Chiropractic, is located at
383 West Front St., Logan, Ohio 43138.
Dr. Scott Hansing, ’01, Helena, Mont., was appointed
to the Montana Board of Chiropractors. He and
his wife, Jami, 03, recently opened a second practice
in Deer Lodge, Mont.
Dr. Heather Kiger-Steffes, ’01, and her husband,
Robert, Greenville, Wis., had a daughter, Avery
Kathleen, on May 25, 2008. Phone: (920) 757-1717,
Dr. Brandi Lykens-Smith, ’01, and her husband,
Rich, Clearfield, Pa., had their second daughter,
Mia Elizabeth, on March 26, 2008. Phone: (814)
768-7331, e-mail: email@example.com.
Maggie Sellers, D.C., ’01, left, along with Kari
Shimp and Heather Woody, finished in the top 15
out of approximately 2,500 walkers in the Breast
Cancer 3-Day, in August of 2007, in Minneapolis,
Minn. As a participant, Dr. Sellers raised approximately
$3,000 for the event.
Dr. Marie (Miller) Wareham, ’03, Omaha, Neb., and
her husband, Jason, have twin daughters, Adalynn
and Emily. Dr. Wareham and her family will be
moving to the East Coast in the next year for her
husband’s tour of duty for the Marine Corps as
a Judge Advocate General officer. E-mail: drmariemiller@
Drs. Kallie Wegmann, ’03, and Michael Wegmann,
’04, Alanson, Mich., had their second daughter,
Haidyn Sue, on Oct. 25, 2007. Phone: (231)
348-5980, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Katie Brauer, ’04, Pecatonica, Ill., joined
Optimum Rehabilitation Center in May 2008.
She and her husband, Jason, had twin boys,
Parker and Landon, on Dec. 17, 2007. Phone: (815)
239-9077, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Matthew Brown, ’04, Grand Rapids, Mich., was
one of the organizers of the first annual Michigan
Minority Health Summit in September 2006. Phone:
(616) 245-4582, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Woodrow Harris, ’04, Arlington, Texas, was
elected to the Wartburg College Alumni Board.
Dr. Harris was also elected as one of 228 national
delegates from Texas to attend the Democratic
National Convention this summer. Phone: (817)
614-5511, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Nicholas Helmich, ’04, Estherville, Iowa, purchased
Moreau Chiropractic Clinic in Estherville,
Iowa, which will continue to operate as Moreau
Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. Phone: (712) 362-5236,
Dr. Kelly Lange, ’04, Ashland, Ore., received his
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician certification
in November 2007 and works at Western
States Chiropractic College as a supervising doctor
for its Sports Medicine Program. Phone: (541)
482-3492, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drs. Arthur and Rebecca (Mealiff) Pangemanan,
’04, Lawrenceburg, Ky., had a daughter, Adrianna
Lynn, on May 12, 2008, at their home. Phone:
(502) 839-7171, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Jennifer Rahe, ’04, Windsor Heights, Iowa,
opened Balance Chiropractic Wellness in June
2008. Phone: (515) 255-5330, e-mail: dr_rahe@
Dr. Jill (Bodensteiner) Spencer, ’05, recently married
Dr. Grant Spencer, ’04, and moved to Estes Park,
Colo. The couple opened Spencer Family Chiropractic
in July 2007. Phone: (970) 577-0007, e-mail:
Dr. Lynn Knuth, ’05, recently opened two new clinics
in Phoenix, Ariz. He also purchased a clinic in Mesa,
Ariz., in 2005 that is undergoing expansion. E-mail:
Drs. Nathan Laubach, ’05, and Elizabeth Foland,
’05, were married on March 15, 2008. Phone:
Dr. Matt Dirkse, ’06, Grand Haven, Mich., celebrated
his first year in practice on April 23, 2008. Phone:
(616) 846-4689, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Samantha Picha, ’06, and Blake Spooner, ’06,
Holland, Mich., were married on June 28, 2008.
Drs. Picha and Spooner practice at Lakeshore
Family Chiropractic. Phone: (616) 396-6635,
Dr. Amy McKee, ’07, opened McKee Family
Chiropractic & Wellness Center on May 15,
2008, at 3704 S. Caraway Rd., Ste. 3,
Jonesboro, AK 72404. Phone: (870) 336-3940,
Drs. Sylvester and Beth Owusu, ’07, Haslett, Mich.
celebrated their office, Healthy Living Chiropractic,
being voted People’s Choice Award winners
for Best Chiropractor in the Lansing, Mich., area
after only eight months in practice. Phone: (517)
853-2027, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dr. Steven Teague, ’07, Lacey, Wash., opened
College Street Family Chiropractic, in June 2008.
Phone: (360) 481-4337, e-mail: steveteague@
Dr. Janel Voelker, ’07, opened Coastal Wellness
Family Chiropractic at 300 Ocean House Rd.,
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. Phone: (207)
799-9355, e-mail: drvoelker@coastalwellnesschiro.