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Alumni Awards Program

Nominations for 2024 Palmer College Alumni Awards are closed. Award winners will be announced in July.

The Palmer College Alumni Awards Program is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of our alumni community.

Our legacy of excellence is at the core of Palmer, and through this program, we aim to honor individuals who embody and amplify this legacy. From innovative leadership to dedicated service, from pioneering research to transformative entrepreneurship, Palmer alumni are driving change and embracing our vision of a world enriched by health and human potential.

Barbara Melbourne, Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Palmer, emphasizes the significance of this initiative: “This awards program is an investment in our alumni and Palmer’s enduring success. By recognizing alumni achievements, inspiring current students, fostering a culture of excellence, and promoting lifelong learning, the Palmer Alumni Awards Program plays a pivotal role in nurturing a vibrant and connected alumni community.”

Five prestigious awards, including the coveted Fellowship, will be presented to individuals to individuals who exemplify leadership and service, not just in the chiropractic profession but also within Palmer College itself.

The Palmer Alumni Awards Program features the following categories:

  1. Distinguished Achievement Award: Presented to a Palmer alumnus/alumna who has made significant contributions to the field of chiropractic — offering important efforts and accomplishments with professional, societal, and/or educational value.
  2. Distinguished Service Award: Presented to a Palmer alumnus/alumna who has given significant service to Palmer College and recognizes longevity, consistency and breadth of service.
  3. Entrepreneurship Award: Presented to an alumnus/alumna who has achieved regional, national, or global success as an entrepreneur in chiropractic or a related field.
  4. Palmer 10-Under-10 Award: Presented to 10 Palmer alumni who graduated from the College within the last 10 years. Honorees have realized considerable success, are active volunteers or mentors in the profession or outside of it, have made significant contributions toward alumni engagement and are positive role models for students.

The Palmer community is invited to participate actively by submitting nominations for themselves or others. Let’s together celebrate excellence, foster connections, and build a resilient, impactful alumni community that continues to uplift Palmer College and the world.

Palmer Alumni Award Nomination Guidelines:

  • Nominations for 2025 Palmer College Alumni Awards will open May 1, 2025.
  • Nominees must be graduates of Palmer College. Nominators do not need to be graduates of Palmer College.
  • Nominees for 10-Under-10 must have graduated between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2024.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of nomination (no posthumous nominations).
  • Alumni may nominate themselves for awards.
  • Nominees can only be nominated in one award category per award cycle.
  • Nominations are only active during the current award cycle and will not be carried over.
  • Full-time employees of Palmer College are not eligible for awards.
  • Current members of the Palmer College Board of Trustees are not eligible for awards.

Selected honorees will be recognized in the fall 2024 issue of Palmer Proud and throughout Homecoming weekend on Palmer’s Main campus this September and Florida campus next spring.