Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Alumni are introducing the world to chiropractic, one patient at a time
Fall 2006

in memoriam

Davenport Campus

Dr. William "Nip" Heath Quigley

William “Nip” Heath Quigley, D.C., Davenport ’40, passed away May 18, in Dunnellon, Fla. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree at the University of Bridgeport (Conn.). After graduating from Palmer College, he served the U.S. Army during World War II.

He then gave nearly 35 years of service to the College in a variety of positions including dean of Continuing Education, vice president of Student Affairs and chief executive officer. He also maintained a successful practice during much of this time. After leaving Palmer in 1976, he served as president of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic before returning to private practice in the 1980s.

Dr. Quigley also wrote and lectured on both chiropractic and psychiatry. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Citrus Springs, Fla., and daughter, Linnea Quigley-NaCarlo, of Pompano Beach, Fla.

Dr. Jerome F. McAndrews

Jerome F. McAndrews, D.C., Davenport ’56, a former president of Palmer College of Chiropractic who served the College and profession in many roles throughout his long career, died Friday, June 9, in Tulsa, Okla. He was 73 years old.

Dr. McAndrews was an internationally renowned chiropractor who helped to advance the science and practice of chiropractic in the United States and abroad. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company and had served as a national spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association.

A native of Clinton, Iowa, Dr. McAndrews entered private practice in 1956 after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 1963 he was appointed clinic director for the College, and then became assistant to the academic dean. He went on to serve as assistant to Dr. David Palmer as well as Admissions director. He left Palmer in 1970 to become executive vice president and eventually director of the International Chiropractors Association. In 1979, he was appointed as the fifth president of Palmer College, a position he held until 1987.

“I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to work as Dr. McAndrews’ assistant both in the Palmer Clinic and during his presidency,” said Donald P. Kern, D.C., president of Palmer’s Davenport campus. “I always admired his professionalism, his administrative expertise and his love of Palmer College. He will be missed by us at Palmer as well as countless others in his beloved profession.”

Walter Glenn Stillwagon, D.C., Ph.C., Davenport ’56, passed away July 16, in Monongahela, Pa. He was 81 years old. Dr. Stillwagon was co-developer of the Pierce-Stillwagon Technique. A World War II Navy veteran, he was also active in the Civil Air Patrol. Following his graduation from Palmer in 1956, he opened his first practice. In 1969, he received the prestigious D.D. Palmer Scientific Award.

As president of Stillwagon Seminars Inc. and Visi-Therm Inc., he was an author, lecturer and patented inventor. He served as president of the World Wide Christian Chiropractors Association and was a member of the International Chiropractors Association.

He is survived by four sons, Kevin, Davenport ’56; Parke; Ward, Davenport ’86; Brian, Davenport ’85; four grandchildren and a sister-in-law.


Dr. Lloyd Groh, ’50 - Columbus, Miss.

Dr. Thomas Oliver, ’56 - Marietta, Ga.

Dr. H. Rose, ’57 - Port Jarvis, N.Y.

Dr. David Brown, ’58 - Newnan, Ga.

Dr. Richard Heun, ’59 - Clearlake, Calif.


Dr. Earnest Berry, ’60 - Magee, Miss.

Dr. Gary Gray, ’61 - Crescent City, Calif.

Dr. Kenneth Schaaf, ’61 - Attica, Ohio

Dr. Thomas Szekely, ’66 - Souderton, Pa.

Dr. John Houtman, ’68 - Paradise, Calif.


Dr. Thomas Kubin, ’73 - Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. William O’Neill, ’75 - Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Beverly Baclawski, ’76 - San Jose, Calif.


Dr. Marisya Brzyski, ’80 - San Francisco, Calif.

Dr. Harry Murphy, ’86 - Boulder City, Nev.


Dr. Kari Berghauer, ’04 - Menasha, Wis.

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