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West Campus Homecoming 2010: A celebration of 30 years

Palmer’s homecomings always feature an impressive array of educational programs and entertaining events. The 2010 West Campus Homecoming added one more element to the excitement—a 30-year anniversary celebration. More than 200 students, alumni, employees and guests attended Homecoming this past October, 30 years after the campus was founded on Sept. 18, 1980, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Class of 1985 Reunion Dinner
Then and now: Jim Madigan, D.C., ’85, featured in a collage of students on the cover of a 1985 alumni magazine, reminisced with former classmates during the 25-year reunion dinner reception.
Dr. Jim Madigan holds magazine cover while standing next to a sign welcoming Class of 85

Sixteen members of the Class of ’85 joined various Palmer administrators, faculty and staff for a reunion dinner, hosted by West Campus Clinical Professor and Alumni Representative Thomas Milus, D.C., Davenport ’82.

Each graduate shared their life experiences of the past 25 years, including Karl Aamot, D.C., who said, “I’m very thankful for the education that I received at Palmer West. It turned these hands of a carpenter into the hands of a healer. I’m exceptionally grateful for what Palmer taught me.”

Added Dr. Milus, “As each alumnus shared their perspectives and practice experiences, it was very clear that they were more passionate than ever about the profession they had chosen more than 25 years ago.”

Relicensure seminars

A multi-track relicensure seminar series was offered that enabled doctors to earn technique and X-ray credits, as well as CPR certification.

Seminars presented by Palmer alumni included: “Extremity Adjusting” with Makani Lew, D.C., ’91; “Blair Upper Cervical Technique” with Tom Forest, D.C., ’74; “Radiology of Trauma, Tumors and Arthritides” with Tracey Littrell, D.C.; ’97; “When the Foot Hits the Ground, Everything Changes” with Kirk Lee, D.C., ’80; “Coding and Documentation: What Your Insurance Claims Say About Your Practice,” and “Red Flags and Record Keeping” with John Davila, D.C., ’94; and “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR),” with Tammi Clark, D.C., ’94.

Special presentation by retired Brigadier General Halstead

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress spokesperson retired Brigadier General Becky Halstead delivered an inspiring and energetic presentation, “Advancing Chiropractic in the Military: Leading the Charge!” It elicited many “hooah!” responses from the capacity crowd in the West Campus Library and set the tone for an exciting Saturday gala.

Prospective Student Event

More than 50 guests attended the concurrent prospective student event. Of the 22 prospective students in attendance, five had already submitted applications and 11 more submitted applications at the event.

Saturday Evening Gala
West Campus Associated Student Government President Darci Robertson and Wil Agin enjoy the swing-dance sounds at the black-and-white-themed Saturday Evening Gala.
Darci Robertson and Wil Agin Dancing with Band in background

Following General Halstead’s presentation, guests convened for Saturday evening festivities in a special tent set up on campus. Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner, danced to the sounds of Ben Marcato and Mondo Combo, and vied for prizes playing various Casino Night games.

 
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