Welcome Dr. Marchiori as Chancellor
To paraphrase B.J. Palmer, Chancellor Marchiori knows this
College above, down and inside out. He’s gone from being a
student to a faculty member, a research scientist, an administrator
and now, the chancellor. Credentials like that make Dr. Marchiori
uniquely qualified to be our chancellor. Full coverage of his
inauguration begins on page 14.
Alumni Down Under show overwhelming support
At the CAA conference, Palmer was the only chiropractic college
to have a booth. Here I’m with, from left, Ed Devereaux, D.C.,
Keith McDowall, D.C., Davenport ’65, and, to the right of me,
Dr. Donald McDowall.
Last year, the Alumni Office was asked if someone from the
College would be able to attend the Palmer Alumni Reunion
Dinner in Canberra, Australia. The request came from Donald
McDowall, D.C., Davenport ’75, who, along with Davenport
Campus alumni John Waterhouse, D.C., ’66, and Joe Ierano,
D.C., ’97, were organizing the dinner to coincide with the annual
Chiropractors’ Association of Australia conference in October.
Whether it was Dr. McDowall’s enthusiasm or his ability to
keep more than 450 Australian alumni connected to each
other and to Palmer, I gladly accepted the invitation. Our office
then used Canberra’s close proximity to Australia’s two largest
cities, Melbourne and Sydney, to schedule as many individual
visits with alumni as possible.
The first person I met at the conference was Jerry Power, D.C.,
Davenport ’74, who I hadn’t seen since college. He introduced
me to other fellow classmates and treated us like royalty. Jerry
was, like so many other alumni we met over the next two weeks,
so proud to be a Palmer graduate and so pleased to be able to
meet somebody from Palmer. It made me realize how important
it is for us to stay in touch with our international alumni.
I also attended the Palmer Alumni Reunion Dinner, which drew
many appreciative alumni. All told, between the conference,
the dinner and the road trips—where I was welcomed into the
offices and homes of Palmer alumni—I spoke to close to a
quarter of all Palmer graduates in Australia.
While we knew that we were going to meet a lot of people Down
Under, we weren’t prepared for the quality of relationships that we
would build. That’s one of the things I love about my job, that I
have the ability to travel for the College and meet and interact
with alumni who are passionate about Palmer—no matter where
they live. It’s not a job. It’s really a privilege.