Over the past two years, members
of the College’s Alumni
Office have enjoyed visiting with
Palmer graduates from around
the country—and around the
world. Based on the ideas that
so many of you have shared with
us on these visits, we’re now
introducing the Palmer College of
Chiropractic Alumni Association.
The platform for the new association comes as a result of a
study in which we contacted more than a hundred private
and public college alumni associations. This research revealed
that most of today’s private college alumni associations are
administered by the colleges they represent. In this relationship,
all operating costs for the respective associations are
covered by the colleges, allowing alumni to participate without
paying any dues.
Free and automatic membership is something Palmer
alumni have already enjoyed for the past two years. But
now the Alumni Office is adding two new components to
the alumni association—a board of directors and a series
of advisory groups.
To become eligible to serve on either the board or on an
advisory group, I encourage you to fill out an Alumni Profile
form. You can complete this form online by logging onto
www.palmer.edu and visiting the “Getting Involved” page of the
Alumni section. Or if you’d like to have a profile mailed to you,
call (800) 722-2586, Ext. 3. All profiles are due Dec. 1, 2007.
With so much happening at the College, we invite you to meet
with Alumni Office staff while we’re on the road. We can tell
you all of the latest developments, including the hiring of Dwight
Bailey, Ph.D., to head the new Palmer Center for Business Development.
He comes to Palmer with a university background and
has experience with owning and operating his own business.
You’ll find a list of the events we’re attending on the Calendar
page just inside the back cover. Along with visiting various
state associations, we’ll be on hand at the Feb. 7-9, 2008,
Parker Seminars in Las Vegas. At last year’s event, Palmer’s
reception attracted more than 200 alumni and chiropractors
from other schools. Then, from Feb. 23-28, we’ll be taking the
Continuing Education cruise, which is a great way to earn
credits while enjoying the sun and fun of the Caribbean.
Since 2005, the Alumni Office has done a lot of traveling.
We’ve done a lot of listening, too. Yet surprisingly, when we’ve
asked some of our alumni for their input, they’ve responded
quite humbly, “Why do you want my input?” The answer is
simple. Palmer College has been and continues to be a place
where its graduates can share their hopes, plans, and, of