A chancellor for our times

A chancellor for our times

Spring 2010

Palmer College

Senior Development officer brings vision and experience to Palmer

Shelley Hammill
Shelley Hammill

Shelley Hammill, M.A., has joined the Development Office staff as senior development officer. Originally from California, she relocated to the Quad Cities from Louisville, Colo., to work at Palmer. She has extensive experience in development, having served as director of development and executive director for a number of organizations.

Ms. Hammill has led successful annual and capital campaigns as well as created new and increased constituencies, funding, membership and volunteers for organizations such as the Girl Scouts and San Francisco Film Festival. She also has facilitated corporate and government relations and support for organizations as diverse as social services, education and the arts.

“It is very exciting to be here because Palmer’s values mirror my own in so many ways,” she said. “Primary among them is a commitment to humanity, a passion for education, and my deeply held belief that chiropractic has a major role to play in global wellness.”

Ms. Hammill is working closely with the Development Office team, including Senior Development Officer Lois Kundel, C.T., CFRE, and Development Officer Jessica Malcheff, in enhancing Palmer’s fundraising efforts. Initially she has focused on meeting people in the Palmer community and listening to what they have to say.

“Over the short term I have been getting to know people, finding out what is in their hearts and minds and how I might be of service,” she added. “My long-term goal is to join in with the rest of the Development team as we work to increase our role as a revenue center of the College. And it is a great team with each individual bringing something special to the fundraising table.”

Her educational background includes earning a Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree in 2009 from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.

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