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Actor and body builder Lou Ferrigno visits Palmer’s Davenport Campus

8/14/2012 (Archived)

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Lou Ferrigno, best known for his role on TV's "The Incredible Hulk," spoke to a packed hall of Palmer students and employees on Aug. 13. His topic was “Maximizing Your Personal Power and Overcoming Fear,” and he discussed his own personal trials with hearing impairment, lack of family support and other obstacles.

"Maximize what you have," Mr. Ferrigno told the crowd. "I was not afraid to take chances and embarrass myself. Everything I've wanted to do, I've conquered."

Mr. Ferrigno also talked about why he became a police officer, joining the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department n 2006. He had recently been promoted to lieutenant.

“My father was a police officer with the New York Police Department," said Mr. Ferrigno. "I've always had a high respect for officers. I want to give back to the community. It's very important to me.”

Mr. Ferrigno is actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. He won his first major titles (IFBB Mr. America and IFBB Mr. Universe) at the age of 21 in 1973. He recently appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice." He is the long-time chiropractic patient and friend of Mitch Mally, D.C. (Davenport '81).

Check out the Quad-City Times coverage here.

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Photo: (from left) Palmer Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., and Lou Ferrigno.