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Strengthening Core Values at Davenport Homecoming 2014

New Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic, from left: Horace Elliott, Dr. Frank Gingras Jr., Mrs. Frances Gingras (accepting on behalf of her late husband, Dr. Frank Gingras Sr.), George McAndrews and Ron Mulder.
Horace Elliott, Dr. Frank Gingras Jr., Mrs. Frances Gingras, George McAndrews and Ron Mulder standing with awards

About 1,200 alumni, guests, faculty, staff and current students gathered to celebrate the 100th Homecoming at the Davenport campus Aug. 7-9. Highlights included the rededication of Heritage Court, home of the Palmer family busts. The court recently received new landscaping and sidewalks. The court’s Heritage Wall, built from bricks from the Ryan Building in downtown Davenport, was rededicated with the original donors standing proudly in front of it.

The Alumni Luncheon featured a speech from Palmer’s Talk the ’TIC national contestant Jenny Lane, a 7th trimester student on the Davenport campus, a talk from Senior Director of Library Services Chabha Tepe, M.L.I.S., M.A., along with a special presentation by the Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust to Vickie Palmer for her support of the Trust and rugby at Palmer. Five new Fellows were inducted into the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic.

They were:

  • Horace Elliott, executive vice president, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Frank Gingras Jr., D.C., Port Orange, Fla., a 1975 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus
  • Frank Gingras Sr., D.C., a 1947 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus, received a posthumous award accepted by his wife, Mrs. Frances Gingras
  • George McAndrews, Esq., who served as the lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the Wilk et al versus the AMA et al federal antitrust case
  • Ron Mulder, Ph.D., president and principal of Braren, Mulder, German Associates, a Davenport fundraising consulting firm

View selected general sessions from Davenport Homecoming 2014.  

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