Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Ph.D., discussing chiropractic
philosophy during her Homecoming session.
More than 400 alumni, current students and
prospective students spent Jan. 18-20 celebrating
Palmer’s 2007 Florida Campus Homecoming activities
in Port Orange. This year’s event marked
the first time the event was held entirely on the
Sessions held Thursday, Friday and Saturday
included some new speakers to the campus,
including Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, D.C.;
Casey Crisp, D.C., Davenport Campus Main
Clinic; Will Evans, D.C.; Joan Fallon, D.C.,
Deed E. Harrison, D.C.; Brian Porteous, D.C.;
Bill Moreau, D.C.; and Dennis Woggon, D.C.
The schedule also featured return visits by Tom
Souza, D.C., from the West Campus, Ian McLean,
D.C., from the Davenport Campus, and Dan
Murphy, D.C., who spoke during the opening
session on Thursday.
Members of the Student Council take part in the Finale Celebration.
Guests at the Friday evening lawn party took part
in drawings for door prizes provided by vendors
who were present at the EXPO, before being entertained by the spellbinding talents of hypnotist Erik Kand. Other
activities included an alumni reception on Friday and a President’s Club
reception held on Saturday evening.
During the President’s Club Reception, speakers included Executive
Director for Development Drew Boster; Florida Campus President Peter
Martin, D.C.; Executive Director for Alumni Mickey Burt, D.C.; Florida
Campus instructor Michael Shreeve, D.C., Davenport ’74; and Florida
Campus student Jenny Mejia. Ms. Mejia spoke about her experience at
Palmer and her appreciation of alumni support.
Mr. Boster announced that the College had surpassed its goal for the Building
the Future Fountainhead Capital Campaign, and Dr. Burt thanked alumni for
their role in supporting the College and the profession. Dr. Shreeve provided
a personal testimonial as a Davenport Campus alumnus and now a Florida
Campus faculty member. The reception inspired four new individuals to join
the President’s Club.
At the Estate Planning Luncheon, Senior Development Officer Lois Kundel
presented information on the benefits of estate planning, one of the services
her department provides alumni. She also explained how participants can
avoid probate, save taxes and provide for charitable gifts.
Said Dean of Academic Affairs Donald Gran, D.C., M.S.Ed., “The speakers
were exceptional and offered information and ideas that could be applied to
practice. I also thought holding the event on Palmer’s Florida Campus gave
many doctors and prospective students the chance to truly experience the
newest Palmer campus.”