Commencement ceremonies on the Davenport Campus on
Friday, June 13, marked the graduation of 106 Doctors of
Chiropractic and four Associate of Science in Chiropractic
Technology degree recipients.
During her commencement speech, 1989 Davenport
Campus graduate Laura Tanis, D.C., asked all alumni
in attendance to stand up. She then told the graduates,
“Palmer College and its alumni are here for you. And
we are committed to helping you.”
Palmer’s Director of Student Academic Affairs Kevin
Paustian, D.C., Davenport ’75, was given a Presidential
Citation for his work as interim director of Technique for
the College. Faculty member Roger Hynes, D.C., Davenport
’98, was the Honors Convocation speaker.
Awards were given to three valedictorians: Matt Carl
Craig, Spring Bay, Ill.; Charynn Renae Olsheski, Home,
Pa.; and Daryn Joel Wiese, Spokane, Wash. Trevor Darnell,
Kalamazoo, Mich., received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy
Award, and Amy Louise Mathis, Davenport, won the
Clinical Excellence Award. The class salutatorian was
Steven A. Nagel, Linton, N.D., and Kyle Gillett from
Ohio was given the John Connolly Memorial Award.