Davenport students take the Chiropractic Oath
during graduation ceremonies on Feb. 24.
Lyceum Hall auditorium was the site of commencement
ceremonies on Feb. 24, marking the
graduation of 196 Doctor of Chiropractic and 11
Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology
Commencement speaker Elizabeth Kressin, D.C.,
a 1986 Davenport graduate from Spencer, Iowa,
spoke to the audience about “winners,” and
challenged the graduates to be lifelong learners
and “look at today as the first day of your educational
Class 061 had four valedictorians: Brianne Kemp,
Jeffrey Kowachik, Brent Leininger and Matthew
Richardson. Brett Casanova received the Virgil V.
Strang Philosophy Award, and Kenneth Nuss won
the Clinical Excellence Award. The three salutatorians
were Tyler Fowler, McKenzie Reifschneider
and Aaron Schroeder. Joel Pickar, D.C., Ph.D., a
professor in the Palmer Center for Chiropractic
Research, was the Awards Convocation speaker.
The John Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship
and involvement in Palmer and community
organizations was given to Randy Maxwell.