development

Founder's Day celebrated

Board of Trustees Chairman Vickie Palmer being interviewed by KWQC-TV on Founder’s Day.
Vickie Palmer in front of founders

Faculty, staff and students of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus celebrated Founder’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, as National Boards testing conflicted with the actual date of Sept. 18. The annual observance commemorates the first chiropractic adjustment performed by D.D. Palmer, chiropractic’s founder, on his patient Harvey Lillard on Sept. 18, 1895. Last year marked the 110th anniversary of the founding of the chiropractic profession.

Following a Chiropractic Learning Resource Center groundbreaking photo session in front of the Campus Center, the celebration featured a wreath-laying ceremony at Heritage Wall. After remarks by Palmer Davenport President Donald Kern, D.C., and Palmer Board of Trustees Chairman Vickie Palmer, the great-granddaughter of chiropractic’s founder, a reception was held in Friendship Court. The celebration was covered by local media, including KWQC-TV, WQAD-TV and the Rock Island Argus.

Along with Palmer’s three campuses, chiropractors and their patients worldwide celebrate Sept. 18 as Founder’s Day each year in recognition of the very first chiropractic adjustment.

< article article >
Top