Members of the inaugural West Campus class at Homecoming include, front row, from left,
Judith Thurber, D.C.; Kathryn Riley, D.C.; Marlene Lehr-Perry, D.C.; Patrick Trimble, D.C.;
and Dean Yon, D.C. Back row, from left, Floyd Minana, D.C.; Scot DeVoss, D.C.; Merlyn
Green, D.C.; Tom Mooney, D.C.; and Jon Mintz, D.C.
For the second year in a row, the West
Campus Homecoming commemorated a
silver anniversary. While last year’s Homecoming
celebrated the 25 years since
Palmer’s West Campus was founded, the
2006 program commemorated the 25-year
reunion of its inaugural classes. Nearly
300 guests attended events held Oct. 6-7.
“The enthusiasm that was experienced
throughout the entire weekend was fantastic,”
said Stacey Wiley, College Events
manager, whose staff includes Heather
Starr, program and EXPO coordinator,
and Pamela Landers-Kundel, administrative
assistant. “Speakers representing all
three Palmer campuses had session
rooms that were filled, the hypnotist on
Friday night generated a lot of laughter,
and on Saturday evening we discovered
there are some really awesome dancers
at the West Campus.”
YanYan Li, D.C., West ’06, left, dances with and pelvic blocks.
West Campus Library Assistant Sheri Courtney
“The 25th anniversary of our first graduating
classes was celebrated in grand style,
and it was nice to have so many alumni
from the classes of ’81 turn out for the special
reunion luncheon,” said Peter Martin,
D.C., who has served as president of both
the West and Florida campuses. With Dr.
Bill Meeker now president of the West
Campus, Dr. Martin now serves exclusively
as president of Palmer’s Florida Campus.
A special luncheon was held in honor of
members of the classes of 1981. “It was
great to see so many of my former classmates,
all of whom shared a common
goal and worked so hard to help make
that dream come to fruition,” said Judith
Thurber, D.C., a 1981 graduate.
The West Campus Homecoming also
featured a prospective student event.
Most of the nearly two dozen attendees
were from California, but guests traveled
from as far as Hawaii and Georgia.
With the exception of the Saturday evening
gala, all other West Campus Homecoming
activities took place on the Tasman
Drive campus in San Jose. The dinner/
dance banquet, which was preceded
by a special reunion reception for the
Classes of ’81,’86, ’91, ’96 and ’01, took
place at the Santa Clara Hyatt Hotel.
EXPO exhibitors included 10 vendors
who all donated prizes for the Casino
Night drawings. Scrip, Inc., and NCMIC,
Inc., also sponsored the refreshment
breaks. Student Kevin Dielman had the
lucky ticket for the grand prize package,
donated by Lloyd Tables, which included
a portable adjusting table, a block board
and pelvic blocks.
West Campus Professor Robert Cooperstein, M.A., D.C., presented “Assessing and Adjusting
the Four Spinal Transitional Areas” during the first round of relicensure sessions.