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Executive Director of Alumni and Development message

Recognizing the leadership of Palmer women

Mickey Burt, D.C., F.P.A.C.
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As we wrap up 2016 and get set to start a new year, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read this issue of Insights. Once again it’s packed with great articles about our alumni, the campuses and our students.

The focus of the Winter 2017 issue is women in chiropractic. Today more than 40 percent of the Palmer student body is comprised of female students. Palmer is proud of the role its female graduates have played leading our profession. As you read about some of these amazing women let’s not forget there are many more who are just starting to make their mark in chiropractic.

The Alumni Office is proud of the progress we’ve made in restructuring the alumni association. We now have 26 alumni state representatives and more than 100 district representatives in place with more coming on board every week. This summer we kicked off two new programs. One is the Student 2 State Association Program, and the other is a new twist on our Alumni Student Recruitment Program (ASRP). The Student 2 State Association Program is designed to support our students as they make the transition from being a student to practice. The ASRP helps support our student recruitment efforts; read the article on page 21 to find out more.

If you weren’t able to make the Davenport Homecoming in August, you missed the biggest surprise of all: the dismantling of the former Alumni Auditorium (being transformed into the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center), the Clinic Gardens and the wall along Main Street. By Homecoming the only thing left of the auditorium was the steel frame, the wall was gone, and the Clinic Gardens were a blank canvas. The Davenport campus is at the front end of a $25 million renovation of its historic campus. You’ll want to read all about it on pages 23 and 24. This project represents the biggest change to the campus since the 1920s. Our goal is to preserve our history while preparing for the future. I think you’ll love what’s happening.

These are just a couple of touch points on what’s inside this issue of Insights. From everyone at all three Palmer campuses, we thank you for all you do!

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