Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, the
founder of Palmer College, was born
in Pickering, Ont., Canada, on
March 7, 1845. D.D. also lived in
Port Perry, Ont., before his family
emigrated to the U.S.
The Canadian Chiropractic Convention,
held Nov. 16-18, in Vancouver, B.C.,
marked Canada’s first national chiropractic
event in 10 years. It also provided
an opportunity for Palmer’s Alumni
Office to organize a gathering for 61
alumni and guests from Palmer’s West
and Davenport campuses.
Chief of Alumni Development Mickey
Burt, D.C., Assistant Director of Alumni
Lisa Walden and the West Campus’
Special Advisor to Enrollment, Alumni
and Marketing, Thomas Milus, D.C.,
Ph.D., spoke to the group about the
Alumni Program and updated them on
happenings at all three campuses.
“I found our Canadian alumni are very
interested in what is going on at Palmer,
whether they graduated from the Davenport
Campus or the West Campus,” said
Dr. Burt. “We look forward to attending
more events in Canada in the future.”
Outside the U.S., more Palmer graduates
come from Canada than any other country
in the world, with 836 having graduated
in Davenport and 220 having earned their
degrees in San Jose. Currently, a total of
67 Canadian students are enrolled at all
three Palmer campuses. On the West and
Davenport campuses, Canadians host their
own student clubs and play a significant
role in the successes of the Palmer Pride
and Palmer Dragons hockey teams.
To further encourage enrollment among
our northern neighbors, a $72,000
endowed scholarship is in place thanks
to contributions from Canadian alumni.
Financial incentives are also available to
Canadian students. If you’d like to refer
a Canadian to the College, call Kathy
Franco at (800) 722-3648.