Leadership, recruitment, philanthropy and service
In 1963, David D. Palmer, D.C. established the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic (PAC) to formally recognize outstanding supporters of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Founded on the four principles of leadership, recruitment, philanthropy and service, selected individuals are awarded Fellowship in the PAC for showing extraordinary dedication to Palmer College.
Fellowship is given to those exemplary individuals who embody the principle set forth by Dr. David D. Palmer, chosen each year through nominations from current Fellows, the College’s presidents, or the Chancellor and CEO. The rigorous selection process is completed by a committee of Fellows representatives and College leadership, with official inductees confirmed by the Board of Trustees. Nominees are evaluated on their accomplishments and experience in the areas of the four principles, and honors bestowed on the select few who exemplify these principles. Nominees do not have to be a Doctor of Chiropractic or a graduate of Palmer College to be eligible. Fellowship is the most prestigious peer award given by the College.
Eligibility criteria for Fellowship consideration includes:
- Leadership– Demonstration of the values of Palmer College which reflect the Science, Art, and Philosophy of chiropractic; achievement in educational, clinical, research and/or administrative/faculty/staff performance; and
- Recruitment– Efforts promoting Palmer College and the chiropractic profession to prospective students; serving as liaison for high schools or colleges; identifying and recruiting prospective students; and
- Philanthropy– Support of Palmer College through history of giving, endowment or scholarship support, estate gift intentions, or service as a fundraising volunteer; and
- Service– Involvement with the College and contributions to the chiropractic profession as a volunteer, event speaker, or student mentor; legislative efforts at a local, state, or federal level.