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.