Professor Gale Lewellen gave the commencement
address at the February graduation.
Mr. Lewellen retired from the Davenport
Campus on June 19, 2009, after teaching
there for more than 30 years.
Commencement ceremonies on Feb. 27,
2009, in Vickie Anne Palmer Hall’s
Lyceum Auditorium marked the graduation
of 132 Doctor of Chiropractic, four
Associate of Science in Chiropractic
Technology and one Master of Science in
Anatomy degree recipients.
Anatomy Professor Gale Lewellen, M.S.,
who has served on the Davenport
Campus faculty since 1976, told the
graduates in his commencement
address, “Go forth not only to serve
your patients, but to support future chiropractors.
Stay close to Palmer.”
Awards were given to four valedictorians:
Renee Daul, Denmark, Wis.;
Melanie Fabek, Frankfurt, Germany;
Katie Haeger, Hales Corners, Wis.;
and Robert Lyons, Interlochen, Mich.
Clint Erickson, Mapleton, Utah,
received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy
Award, and Erica Forzese, Boston,
Mass., won the Clinical Excellence
Award. Salutatorians were James
Lybarger, Roseburg, Ore., and Meghan
Magner, Greendale, Wis. The John
Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship
and involvement in Palmer and
community organizations was given to
Jesse Foster, Anchorage, Alaska.
Davenport Campus Professor and
Director of Diagnosis and Radiology
Lisa Killinger, D.C., was the Awards