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Palmer Academy of Chiropractic Fellows

Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic at the main campus in Davenport, IA for the annual meeting at Homecoming

Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic at the main campus in Davenport, IA for the annual meeting at Homecoming

In 1963, David D. Palmer, D.C. established the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic ("P.A.C.") 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 P.A.C. 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.

2019 Fellows Inductees

The individuals below have been inducted as Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic since the organization's inception in 1963:


* Employee
† Deceased
Dennis A. Acquaro, DC*
Abner A. Adams Jr., DC†
Hewett M. Alden, DC†
Beverly Alden, DC
James R. Alexander Jr., DC†
Richard M. Alexander, DC†
Laurence E. Allen, DC†
Orland K. Armstrong III, DC
Clarence F. Aumann, DC†
James J. Badge, DC†
Keith D. Bailey, DC†
R. Douglas Baker, DC†
George P. Banitch, DC†
George B. Banks, DC†
Virginia A. Barber, DC*
Frederick H. Barge, DC†
Harold T. Barnes, DC†
Ronald J. Barth, DC
Charles L. Bartoli, DC†
Stanley L. Beane, DC†
Evan J. Beane, DC
Herbert M. Beatty, DC
William O. Bedford, DC†
Frank C. Bemis, DC
Enrique Benet-Canut, DC
Glenn D. Benner, DC†
Anita M. Bigo, DC
Mark A. Bilan, DC
Devere E. Biser, DC†
Stanley P. Bolton, DC†
Sira M. Borges, DC
John M. Bottorff Sr., DC†
Norris D. Breitbach, DC
Raymond E. Breitbach, DC†
Robert T. Brooks, DC†
Jacalyn G. Buettner, DC
Kurt V. Burbach, DC
Mickey G. Burt, DC
Chad W. Burt, DC
G. Harold Byers Sr., DC
Anthony A. Cacioppo, DC†
David Wan-Hau Chan, DC
Mary Ann Chance, DC†
Michael D. Chance, DC
Michael Chimes Jr., DC
James R. Coder, DC†
Robert J. Coleman, DC†
Douglas B. Cox, DC
William A. Cox, DC
Donna L. Craft, DC
Elmer L. Crowder, DC†
Kevin A. Cunningham, DC*
George B. Curry, DC
Todd E. Curzie, DC
Timothy J. Day, DC
Heather A. Dehn, DC
Fred P. Dehn, DC†
R. Tyrrell Denniston, DC†
John G. Donovan, DC
Leigh A. Elceser, DC
Jerry R. England, DC†
Russell Erhardt, DC†
Norris A. Erickson, DC†
Frank R. Fasulo, DC†
Dr. Leonard Feldman
Paul Fitterer, DC†
Dennis J. Fitterer, DC
Glenda E. Foy, DC
Chris J. Frogley, DC
H. Ronald Frogley, DC†
Jeffrey P. Gehlsen, DC
Phillip E. George Sr., DC†
Jerry L. Gerrard, DC
Craig E. Gilbaugh, DC
Paul C. Gilmore, DC
Harley D. Gilthvedt, DC†
Frank E. Gingras Jr., DC
James A. Glisson, DC
William D. Godbey, DC
Keith B. Godfrey, DC†
Norma E. Godfrey, DC†
Reginald R. Gold, DC†
Lorraine M. Golden, DC†
Donald F. Gran Jr., DC†
Merlyn A. Green, DC
Kent S. Greenawalt
Monte H. Greenawalt, DC†
Leonard K. Griffin, DC†
Robert E. Griffin, DC†
Cecil M. Grogan, DC†
John D. Grostic, DC†
Bruce C. Hagen, DC
Michael J. Hahn, DC
Scott Haldeman, DC
William D. Harris, DC†
Kenneth R. Harrison, DC†
J. Edward Hartley, DC
D. Gordon Hasick, DC
Jack K. Hendricks Sr., DC†
Eugene L. Hirsch, DC
Gottfried J. Hollenstein Jr., DC†
William F. Holmberg, DC†
Mark Houk, DC
Paul R. Hug, DC†
Robert L. Hulsebus, DC†
Michael J. Hulsebus, DC
Roger D. Hulsebus, DC
Trevor V. Ireland, DC
Raymond E. Jacquette, DC†
Merland B. Jago, DC†
Thomas M. Jones, DC†
Eugene Judge, DC†
Palmera E. Kabana, DC†
William W. Kalas, DC
Patrick T. Keefe Sr., DC†
Fletcher G. Keith, DC†
Ronald G. Kelemen, DC
Charles J. Keller, DC
Donald P. Kern, DC
Dr. William J. Kiernan
Lisa Z. Killinger, DC*
Marvin F. Klaes, DC†
Helmut G. Koch, DC†
Steven J. Kraus, DC
Elizabeth Kressin
Kirk A. Lee, DC†
Arthur G. Lensgraf, DC
Arlington E. Lill Sr., DC†
James M. Loftus, DC
Joyce A. London, DC†
Edward M. Long, DC†
Victor L. Loofboro, DC†
Thomas S. Louw, DC†
Eileen L. Lucas, DC†
William H. Lucas Sr., DC†
Rolland J. Lucas, DC†
Malcolm E. Macdonald, DC
Carol A. Malcheff, DC†
Ervin M. Malcheff, DC†
Peter A. Martin, DC*
Ernest G. Marty Jr., DC†
Ronald O. Masters, DC†
Joseph P. Mazzarelli Sr., DC†
Sherry McAllister
Barry L. McAlpine, DC
Jerome F. McAndrews, DC†
Donald E. McAreavy, DC†
Randy W. McCall, DC
Edwin E. McConaughy, DC†
James W. McCoy, DC
Ian D. McLean, DC*
Gary R. McLeod, DC
Maxine McMullen, DC†
Bill C. Meeker, DC
Michael S. Meyer, DC
John L. Miller, DC†
Charles P. Miller, DC†
Julius Millman, DC†
Francisco Montano, DC†
William E. Morgan, DC
Thomas O. Morgan, DC
Bill D. Morgan, DC†
Arthur G. Mork, DC†
Esther A. Mork, DC†
Tena S. Murphy, DC†
James E. Musick, DC
Ernest G. Napolitano, DC†
George R. Nease, DC†
William F. Nease, DC†
Hans J. Nielsen, DC†
Sterling H. Nighswander, DC†
Ronald G. Nikolich, DC
Clair W. O'Dell, DC†
Harold E. Orr, DC
Thomas A. Owen Jr., DC†
Agnes M. Palmer, DC†
Dorothy L. Peaslee, DC†
Michael D. Pedigo, DC†
Robert E. Percuoco, DC*
Lyman C. Perkins, DC†
Thomas S. Perrault, DC
Rolf E. Peters, DC
Paul S. Peterson, DC
Joel G. Pickar, DC
Burton A. Pierce Sr., DC†
Walter V. Pierce, DC†
James C. Ploch, DC†
Alexander C. Politis, DC†
Lorene M. Price, DC†
Galen R. Price, DC†
Mary A. Pruitt, DC†
Lincoln R. Pyles, DC†
William H. Quigley, DC†
Todd J. Raemisch, DC†
Gary D. Randolph, DC
Douglas C. Redfield, DC
James E. Reese Jr., DC†
Robert R. Reich, DC†
Ray B. Richardson, DC†
Guy F. Riekeman, DC
Joseph N. Riggs, DC†
Lloyd W. Robertson, DC†
Roger R. Roff, DC
Frank J. Sartz, DC†
Edward M. Saunders, DC†
John J. Sayers Jr., DC†
John J. Sayers Sr., DC†
Kathryn V. Scallon, DC†
Lelia E. Schlabach, DC
Gilbert O. Schmiedel, DC†
Dennis G. Semlow, DC†
Cynthia Shaft-Toll, DC
Robert J. Short, DC
Allen P. Sipes, DC
Don D. Smallie, DC
Willard M. Smith, DC
Marilyn P. Smith, DC
Frank R. Sovinsky, DC†
Louis Sportelli, DC
Lewis G. Squires, DC
H.E. Stanford, DC†
Lloyd A. Steffensmeier, DC
Kirk J. Steketee, DC
Edward C. Stevens, DC†
Denny D. Stierwalt, DC
Virgil V. Strang, DC†
Victor G. Strang, DC
Gary R. Street, DC†
Kari L. Swain, DC
Larry L. Swank, DC
Roy W. Sweat, DC
Lora L. Tanis, DC
John Q. Thaxton, DC†
Robert N. Thompson, DC†
J. Clay Thompson, DC†
Clay D. Tuttle, DC
Lance E. Vanderloo, DC
Willard E. VanderStolp, DC†
Paul D. VanDuyne, DC
Richard E. Vincent, DC†
Henry C. Vogt, DC†
Robert R. Walper, DC†
John D. Waterhouse, DC
Susan Welsh, DC
J. Calvin Wenger, DC
Sam G. Wenger, DC†
Jerry R. Willis, DC
John C. Willis, DC
A. Joe Willis, DC†
Carroll H. Winkler, DC†
Kerwin P. Winkler, DC†
Wayne C. Wolfson, DC
Ronald W. Woods, DC
Lester A. Yoos, DC
Frank W. Young, DC†
Henry G. Zastrow, DC†
Arden D. Zimmerman, DC†


* Employee
† Deceased
R. Richard Bittner†
Richard Brown, DC
Alana Callender, Ed.D.
David Chapman-Smith
Myrvin F. Christopherson, DC
Carl S. Cleveland III, DC
Charles DuBois
Finley V. Elliott†
Kent M. Forney
Arlan W. Fuhr, DC
Peter N. Fysh, DC
Christine Goertz, DC
Dana J. Lawrence, DC
Robert E. Lee
Gale R. Lewellen†
George P. McAndrews
Ronald A. Mulder
Vickie Anne Palmer
Brian Porteous, DC
Howard J. Ross, DC†
Arthur G. Scofield, DC†
Thomas A. Souza, DC*
William Wilke


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