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Palmer mourns the passing of Mr. Dennis Peterson

8/15/2012 (Archived)

Palmer College of Chiropractic is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Dennis Peterson, senior director for Library Services, who passed away Tuesday, August 14.

Mr. Dennis PetersonMr. Peterson began his career at Palmer College in 1978 and, as senior director of the libraries and faculty member, has served on numerous Palmer College administrative, Faculty Senate, service, planning and accreditation committees and task forces over the years. He was based on the Davenport Campus.

A native Iowan, Mr. Peterson earned an A.S. in Pre-Engineering Studies at Iowa Western Community College in 1969; his B.A. in Philosophy from Iowa State University of Science and Technology in 1974; and his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science in 1976.

“Dennis was a dedicated member of our community and worked tirelessly to provide the best resources for our students,” said Robert Percuoco, D.C., vice chancellor for Academics. “His energy and insight will be missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”

Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife, Paula, and sons, Ryan and Kyle.

A celebration of life was held Aug. 19 on the Davenport Campus. Mr. Peterson was also memorialized in the September issue of the ILA-Association of College and Research Libraries.

(updated 9/14/12)