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Degrees given to 133 at Davenport Campus graduation

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.
group of alumni in suits and dresses

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.

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