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Palmer connections at Parker Seminars 2013

1/30/2013 (Archived)

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If you went to Parker Seminars this year (Jan. 10-12), we hope you stopped by the Palmer booth and Thursday night alumni reception. Representatives who were there included Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C. Ph.D.; Executive Director for Alumni Mickey Burt, D.C.; Assistant Director for Alumni Lisa Walden; and Thomas Milus, D.C. (West Campus).

Dr. Burt at the Palmer reception at Parker Seminars"This event provided a great opportunity for many meaningful conversations with alumni," said Ms. Walden. "The reception exceeded our expectations. We had 140 attendees at the reception, which was great since we originally had only planned for 50."

The alumni in attendance had great stories to share about their experiences. Here are just a few of them:

  • Amar Sandhu, D.C. (West '11), shared how he had been wanting to gain publicity for his practice in Victoria, B.C., so he thought he'd sponsor a boxer. He ended up training and boxing himself, and won his first fight!
  • Michael Kaufman, D.C. (Davenport '85), mentioned that he has sent more than 30 students to Palmer (Wow!). He also spoke of his success in business and his love for Palmer. He stated that it was Dr. Burt who inspired him as a student to be successful.
  • Annette Jorgenson, D.C. (West '94), is the chiropractor for the Danish World Cup Sailing Team. She travels all over the world with the team.
  • Naa Asheley Ashietey, D.C. (Davenport '11), is one of the few chiropractors in Ghana. She is very interested in connecting with other chiropractors in Africa and is also excited that Palmer will have an alumni event at the World Federation of Chiropractic's 12th Biennial Congress in South Africa from April 10-13. She is also president of the West African Chiropractic Association.

What is your story? We'd like to know! Check out our travel calendar for upcoming events in your area where we can meet with you, or connect with us at (800) 722-2586, Ext. 3, or alumni@palmer.edu.