Class of 1982 attendees include,
clockwise from upper left, Drs.
David Love, Warren Oberholser,
Roy Halpern, Mike Wong, William
Meeker, Cynthia Dutro and
Palmer College’s West Campus hosted its Homecoming 2007 program
on Oct. 8-9, which gave more than 200 doctors and students
a chance to “Look Inside” an array of facility enhancements and
enjoy another exciting Homecoming experience.
“The energy level was high, the enthusiasm for chiropractic was
high, and the prospects for flourishing at Palmer’s West Campus
are very high,” said West Campus President William Meeker,
D.C., M.P.H., West ’82. Homecoming 2007 was a particularly
memorable event for
Dr. Meeker, as it marked
his first since being
“This year’s theme (‘Look
Inside’) was quite appropriate,
as all the people
with whom I spoke were
impressed with facility
enhancements to the West
Campus, yet another
example of the investment
that Palmer College has
made in California.”
Seminar speakers at Homecoming included Peter Fysh, D.C.,
above, whose session was titled “Adjusting the Pediatric Spine.”
Seminar speakers included
John Davila, D.C., Davenport
’94; Peter Fysh, D.C.;
Tom Hyde, D.C.; Lisa Killinger,
D.C., Davenport ’83;
Anthony Lisi, D.C., West
’96; Ian McLean, D.C., Davenport ’79; Dan Murphy, D.C.; and
Maurice Pisciottano, D.C., Davenport ’89.
Approximately 40 people attended the prospective student event.
In addition to traveling from within the state, PSE guests traveled
from Canada, Indiana, Michigan, Washington—and Japan. “All in
all, this was a very successful event,” said Julie Behn, West Campus
enrollment director. “We doubled our prospective student attendance
from last year. Also, those who attended the Prospective
Student Event listed Palmer as their number one or number two
choice of chiropractic colleges.”
Homecoming 2007 EXPO provided guests with an opportunity
to learn about chiropractic products and services from representatives
of more than one dozen companies.
The two-day event also featured a special breakfast to honor
doctors who’ve participated in the field-training component of the
West Campus Practice Development Quarter (PDQ) since the
program was introduced in 1994. The PDQ program helps ease
the students’ transition from graduate to doctor by featuring guest
speakers on the various business aspects of practice management
and providing a “field training” component to gain practical knowledge
and “real world” experience.
This year’s Homecoming also included an entertaining array of
social events, including Casino Night and the Gala Banquet.
Held in the main ballroom of the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency,
the dinner/dance concluded Homecoming 2007 and featured
the soulful sounds of Silicon Vibe.
Director of Clinical Radiology Dr. Ian McLean, left, discusses
recently purchased digital radiology technology with Director
of Diagnosis Radiology Dr. Lisa Killinger; West Campus Dean of
Academic Affairs Tom Souza, D.C.; and Palmer’s Assistant
Chancellor Clay McDonald, D.C.