Alumni at the Friends of Palmer event discussed branding
and identity issues.
West Campus Homecoming 2012 marked the May debut of
what had been an October event, triggering a spring in
attendance with more than 350 guests, nearly a third of
whom were D.C.s. In addition to the seminar-attending
doctors, West Homecoming 2012 saw great participation
by West Campus alumni in other events that were part of
the three-day program.
West alumni Steven Capobianco, D.C. (’03), Ed Cremata,
D.C. (’81), Anthony Lisi, D.C. (’07), West Campus President
Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H. (’82), and Wayne Whalen, D.C.
(’86), were among the nearly two dozen speakers featured in
the expanded three-day, multi-track relicensure program.
Dr. Whalen joined fellow West alumni David Paris, D.C.
(’01), and Brant Pedersen, D.C. (’04), as members of an
alumni panel that addressed nearly three-dozen prospective
students at a special recruitment event hosted by the West
Campus Admissions Office in conjunction with Homecoming.
Members of the Class of ’87 celebrated their 25-year reunion
during dinner at J. Lohr Winery in San Jose. The event was
hosted by Mickey Burt, D.C. (Davenport ’73), Palmer’s executive
director for Alumni; Mr. Robert Lee, vice chancellor for
Advancement Services; and Thomas Milus, D.C. (Davenport
’82), West Campus faculty member and alumni representative.
West ’87 reunion-year attendees included Drs. Rick Chaeff,
Fred Cochran, Wayne Coleman, Robert Dubro, Richard
Gringeri, Dianne Jurgensen, Rick Justin, Eva Malek, John
Moore and Dennis Rhatigan. Other Palmer alumni guests
included: Pauline Anderson, D.C. (West, ’90), Rita Gurs,
D.C. (West ’91), Ellen Hoffman, D.C. (West ’86), Dr. Meeker
and Peggy Sherman, D.C. (Davenport ’82).
Dr. Meeker hosted a special meeting with local Palmer
alumni prior to the Saturday night festival, which saw
participation by nearly 50 doctors. Attending doctors
participated in small-group exercises before reconvening
to share their thoughts on defining chiropractic’s place in
the national health care movement and Palmer’s leadership
role in advancing the chiropractic profession.
“It was great to see this year’s West Homecoming have such
a strong alumni dynamic from start to finish,” says Dr. Meeker.
“In particular, I’d like to thank our local alumni for their
much-appreciated participation in what was an energetic
discussion on a wide variety of branding and identity issues.
It was an inspiring example of the pride they share as Palmer
alumni, as well as their dedication and commitment to
helping advance the profession and solidify chiropractic’s
position as a leader in the health and wellness movement.”
Palmer graduates (from any of the three campuses) in the
western United States who are interested in attending similar
alumni meetings may contact Dr. Meeker through the
West Campus President’s Office: (408) 944-6005, or (866)
303-7939. You may also contact Dr. Meeker via Lisa Davis in
the President’s Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional
information on alumni activities and practice-related resources,
visit the Palmer website: www.palmer.edu/Alumni/.