The Davenport Campus Admissions
Department held the second annual
Diversity in Chiropractic Forum April
26-27. Forty people, including prospective
students and their guests,
attended the event.
Fourteen alumni participated in the
panel discussions and presentations,
including Davenport Campus graduates:
Che Joplin, D.C., ’99; Alejandro
Badillo, D.C., ’73; Cecil Forbes, D.C.,
’05; Kenya Gaskin, D.C., ’99; Doug
Campbell, D.C., ’01; Stanley Sims,
D.C., ’99; Darell Andrews, D.C., ’07;
Kendall Wilson, D.C., ’05; Director of
Diagnosis & Radiology Lisa Killinger,
D.C., ’83; and Davenport Campus
President Donald Kern, D.C., ’58.
Students Rick Worley and Princely Ebwe
were also on the panel discussions as well
as Logan College of Chiropractic graduate
Rodney Williams, D.C. Dwight Bailey,
Psy.D., spoke about the Palmer Center for
Business Development. Kelan Ritchie, Admissions,
coordinated the event. Monday
evening was capped off with a performance
by the band Funktastic 5 at the Redstone
Room in downtown Davenport.
Mr. Ebwe, a student from the west
central African nation of Cameroon,
gave the welcome address. He spoke
about what it’s been like for him and
his wife, Eromata (who also is a student),
to immerse themselves in chiropractic
as well as in a new country.
“The event was great,” said Mr. Ritchie.
“I think we are getting close to making
inroads with many minority students.
One prospective student told me he
was ‘star-struck’ and couldn’t wait to
become a student at Palmer.”