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Alumni gather for Florida Campus Homecoming 2008

Florida Campus Professor Dr. Michael Shreeve demonstrates Toggle Recoil using his “egg toggle” technique.
Dr. Michael Shreeve with participant in front of homecoming attendees

Homecoming 2008 on Palmer’s Florida Campus took place Jan. 17-19, giving many alumni the chance to escape colder climates. It also exceeded expectations of many students who experienced the event for the first time. “The seminars were awesome. It was like a crash course in chiropractic!” said Josh Meckle, a 1st Quarter Florida Campus student.

Seminar topics this year included total body wellness, pediatric chiropractic, clinical management of athletes, new diagnostic tools, risk management and record keeping. Featured speakers included Florida Campus faculty members John Lockenour, D.C., Davenport ’77; Michael Shreeve, D.C.; Davenport ’74; and Susan St. Claire, D.C., West ’84.

Florida Campus President Peter Martin introducing Dr. Jonathan Stein, one of more than a dozen speakers who appeared at Homecoming.
Dr. Peter Martin speaking into microphone

Other alumni who spoke at the three day event included Lora Tanis, D.C., Davenport ’89; John Davila, D.C., Davenport ’94; Kelli Pearson-Weary, D.C., West ’82; Jonathan Stein, D.C., Davenport ’88; Davenport Campus Dean of Academic Programs Dan Weinert, D.C., Davenport ’96; Palmer Vice Chancellor for Academics Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Davenport ’90; K. Jeffrey Miller, D.C., Davenport ’87; and Steve Savoie, D.C., Davenport ’78.

Plus, Continuing Education offerings attracted faculty and clinicians, current and prospective students and a large number of field doctors.

“It was really good to see the interaction between the field doctors, presenters and students, both current and prospective,” said Donald Gran, D.C., Davenport ’78, dean of Academic Affairs for the Florida Campus.

This year’s Prospective Student Event was a great success with more than 100 students and family members in attendance. Within a week of the event, two students sent in their tuition deposits and five applied to the College.

“Everything was wonderful—the seminars, the facilities and especially the enthusiasm of the students,” said Board of Trustees member Paul Peterson, D.C., Davenport ’67. “They were really into it.”

Homecoming 2008 also featured the Heritage Endowment Society Luncheon, which honored Mrs. Marion Staples and her late husband, John H. Staples, D.C., Davenport ’53, for their generous contributions in providing scholarships to Florida Campus students.

Guests were also afforded the opportunity to learn about chiropractic products and services from the representatives exhibiting at the Expo.

Florida Campus students Adam Stout and Pavloa Santamaria take in the fun of the Luau on the Lawn.
Adam Stout and Pavloa Santamaria wearing luau attire

On the evening of Jan. 18, the Luau on the Lawn was held featuring a presentation from Sam Glenn, “The Chalk Man.” The weekend’s festivities then concluded the next day with the President’s Club Reception and Finale Celebration at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

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