In the previous issue of Insights,
we invited our readers to complete
an Alumni Profile to help the
Alumni Office serve you better.
The response has been amazing.
Currently we’re determining the
best fit for those who’ve expressed
an interest in lending their expertise
to the new alumni association—
whether as one of the association’s directors or in one of its
advisory groups. If you haven’t yet completed an Alumni Profile
form, I encourage you to fill out one by logging onto the Alumni
section of www.palmer.edu and clicking on “Getting Involved.” To
submit a form by mail, simply call (800) 722-2586, Ext. 3.
Input from these forms and the comments shared with the
Alumni Office on our road trips allow us to stay tuned in to
our alumni’s needs. Palmer’s Continuing Education cruise, for
example, was developed to help alumni earn continuing
education hours and have fun at the same time.
In the same way, Palmer’s Center for Business Development
was created in response to the desire of recent graduates—and
current students—to obtain important business skills. Join us
March 28-29 in Lyceum Hall on the Davenport Campus as the
Center holds its second Palmer Destination Success—A Journey
From Within. The event also marks the opening of the Center’s
new office on the Davenport Campus.
Giving our students the opportunity to gain the most advanced
academic, clinical and business skills takes a lot of hard work.
But it reminds me of a prospective student who recently asked
me if the classes at Palmer were hard. “Absolutely,” I told him.
“There’s a tremendous amount of information that you’re going
to have to learn. People’s lives are in your hands.”
Perhaps no one understood that better than Dr. David Palmer.
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, David
did the groundwork that would make it possible for Palmer
College to become the first chiropractic college anywhere to gain
academic accreditation. His quiet determination also allowed the
discoveries made by D.D. and B.J. to gain the credibility they
deserved and for chiropractic to enjoy even broader acceptance.
In this issue’s cover story, you’ll learn how Palmer College
continues to extend the reach of chiropractic through its Clinic
Abroad Program. Three times a year, the program allows Palmer
students, alumni and faculty to bring free chiropractic care to
people in the developing world who would not normally have
access to it. As we prepare our students to become the best
chiropractors in the world, it’s gratifying to see that with
programs like Clinic Abroad, we’re educating many others
on the benefits of chiropractic along the way.