Members of the Class of 062 listen to the proceedings during the June 2006
graduation ceremonies in Davenport.
Commencement ceremonies on June 16, in
Lyceum Hall auditorium on the Davenport campus,
marked the graduation of 119 Doctor of Chiropractic
and seven Associate of Science in Chiropractic
Technology degree recipients.
Frank Wood, an Iowa state senator and North Scott
High School associate principal, was the commencement
speaker. He encouraged the graduates to get
involved in their communities, saying: “Look for
ways to make your community the best it can be.
Make a difference.”
Awards were given to three valedictorians: Travis
Grondin, Sabattus, Maine; Michael Hanselman,
Clinton Township, Mich.; and Mary Pimblett,
Newport News, Va. Justin Berlin, Royal Oak, Mich.,
received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, and
Dennis Reak, Beaver Dam, Wis., won the Clinical
Excellence Award. The salutatorian was Ahren Roy,
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. The John
Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship and
involvement in Palmer and community organizations
was given to Zac Parry, Des Moines, Iowa.
Jean Murray, Ph.D., assistant to the vice president for
Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies, was
the Awards Convocation speaker.