It’s a tradition on the Davenport Campus for
alumni to accompany on stage those graduating
students to whom they are related as they receive
their diplomas. Shown here are the alumni
presenters at the Class of 081 convocation.
Commencement ceremonies on Feb. 22, 2008, in Lyceum Hall
auditorium on Palmer’s Davenport Campus marked the graduation
of 133 Doctor of Chiropractic and three Associate of Science in
Chiropractic Technology degree recipients.
Commencement speaker Frank Sovinsky, D.C., a 1981 Davenport
Campus alumnus, told the graduates, “Starting tomorrow morning,
your pursuit of happiness will lead you on the path of service.
Choose ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity.”
Awards were given to two valedictorians: Curtis Begin, Forest
City, Iowa; and Pamela Betz, Alexander, Iowa. Geoff Huls,
Garretson, S.D., received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy
Award, and Christopher Olsheski, Paupak, Pa., won
the Clinical Excellence Award. The salutatorian was
Kan Tsunoda, Highland, Utah. The John Connolly
Memorial Award for scholarship and involvement in
Palmer and community organizations was given to
Ian Bulow, Gibsonia, Pa.
Davenport Campus Professor and Director of the
Campus Health Center Anna Livdans-Forret, D.C.,
was the Awards Convocation speaker.