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Why Gloria Davis loves talking on the phone

Gloria Davis

The next time there’s someone from Palmer College on the phone and you feel like you’re too busy to take another call from your alma mater asking for a donation, think again. Take that call. Talk to the person on the other end. Ask them about what’s going on at Palmer these days.

Undoubtedly, if Gloria Davis is the Palmer Phonathon team member on the other end of the line, you’ll enjoy the conversation. Davis, a June 2005 graduate of the Chiropractic Technology program, exudes enthusiasm for her job. Her husband, Ed, will graduate from the D.C. program in June 2006.

“I wanted to have a workstudy position as part of the Phonathon team in the Development Office as soon as I came to Palmer,” said Davis. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk to doctors from all over the country and get ideas about where we might practice. Plus I enjoy talking on the phone anyway.”

When asked what she has learned from this job that she’ll take into practice, she replied, “You want someone at your front desk who will put your name in the best possible light.”

She would know. She’s talked to hundreds of front-desk people in chiropractic clinics from coast to coast. In 2005, she was named Phonathon Caller of the Year based on money raised, hours worked and the giving percentage of those she called.

You can be sure that Davis will select the ideal front desk person at the clinic she and her husband eventually open. She’s not yet sure where that clinic will be, but is hoping it won’t be too far from her five children and seven grandchildren. But if family members aren’t close, no doubt Gloria will be making lots of phone calls to catch up with them.

To make a contribution to Palmer College of Chiropractic, call toll-free at (800) 722-2586, then at the prompts press #3 and press #4. Or visit www.palmer.edu and go to the Development page. 

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