Dr. Agnes Palmer
While thanking the College for the tribute
it paid to her Aug. 7, Vickie Palmer paid a
tribute of her own to her parents. “They
were very loving parents,” she said. “And I
thank them for giving me an appreciation
of the legacy that the Palmer family has.”
Her mother, Agnes Mae (High) Palmer,
D.C., left a legacy in chiropractic as well
as in the art world. After graduating from
Palmer in 1938, Dr. Agnes Palmer operated
a practice in Westchester, Pa. She then
married Dr. Dave in 1943.
Throughout her life, Dr. Palmer was actively
involved in chiropractic through her
membership in the College’s alumni
association, the President’s Club and the
International Chiropractic Association.
She also served as Supreme Kiatrus of the
Alpha Grand Chapter of Sigma Phi Chi,
the oldest chiropractic sorority.
Internationally, Dr. Palmer was recognized
for her sculpting, for which she held shows
in New York in 1968, and Italy in 1969
and 1985. She eventually combined her
passion for sculpting with her love for
chiropractic and her family. The busts of
Dr. Dave and Dr. Mabel Palmer, which are
found on Heritage Wall on the Davenport
Campus, were both made by Dr. Palmer.