This summer I met a chiropractor
who’d graduated from another
college who made a special
point of visiting the Davenport
Campus. “I’m a chiropractor
and I’ve never been to Palmer
College,” he said. “I’m excited
to be able to do this.”
His comments illustrate how
fortunate we are to have earned
our degrees from Palmer College. Our alma mater has a special
legacy that began with D.D. Palmer and continues today
through the vision of Vickie Palmer.
On Aug. 7, Vickie was recognized for her 21 years as chairman
of the Palmer Board of Trustees during Palmer Homecoming
on the Davenport Campus. The occasion gave all of us a time
to reflect on the many accomplishments that have taken place
under her leadership, especially the College’s growth from one
to three campuses.
That same day, another noteworthy event took place. The 22
men and women of the College’s new Alumni Advisory Group
were announced. This team represents the entire spectrum of
Palmer alumni—from recent graduates to established practitioners.
To learn more about the group and what it will be
doing for graduates like you, turn to the next page.
History was also made this year at Palmer Homecoming on the
West Campus. It was there that the Alumni Office introduced
the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation program to our campus
in San Jose. Originally established on the Davenport Campus,
the foundation helps students become successful alumni. Plans
are to bring the program to the Florida Campus at Palmer
Homecoming next February.
I am also pleased to welcome Bill Moreau, D.C., to his new
role as vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement. By overseeing
Alumni, Development and Continuing Education, Dr.
Moreau plays a vital role in coordinating the efforts of each of
these departments to move this College, and the chiropractic
One area in which chiropractic has been making inroads lately
is in the health care of the men and women who are serving or
have served in the U.S. military. This is a significant development
for our profession because chiropractors are now viewed
by the military the same way as other healthcare specialists.
In this issue’s cover story, you’ll learn how the work of Palmer
graduates such as Bill Morgan, D.C., and Anthony Lisi, D.C.,
are paving the way for other D.C.s to provide chiropractic to a
group that has given unselfishly to protect the rights and lives
of others. And that’s a legacy that all chiropractors, regardless
of where they earned their degree, can be happy to share.