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Winter/Spring 2006


Palmer Davenport Homecoming 2005

A groundbreaking Festival

CLRC groundbreaking participants at the Festival include (from left): Ed McCullough, Dr. Barry McAlpine, Dr. Mark Doerrfeld, Vickie Palmer, Dr. Troy Tatum, Dr. Mickey Burt and Davenport Mayor Charles Brooke.
Participants with shovels

While predictions of rain forced the final event of Palmer Davenport’s Homecoming 2005 to be moved indoors to the Davenport RiverCenter, the Festival didn’t miss a beat. Nearly 2,000 guests enjoyed a delicious meal, dance music from BBI and a groundbreaking ceremony highlighted by a special musical performance.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Chiropractic Learning Resource Center (CLRC), held on the Festival stage, featured remarks from Chief Development Officer Drew Boster, Chief of Alumni Development Mickey Burt, D.C., Palmer Davenport, ’73, and Board of Trustees Chairman Vickie Palmer. Shovel bearers included Palmer faculty, staff and students, as well as Davenport Mayor Charles Brooke.

Other special guests included Palmer administrators, members of the CLRC Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees members. Upon arrival, festival guests received a small flashlight, and the reason for the lights was revealed during the groundbreaking.

Ms. Palmer announced to the crowd that musician Chris Rice would perform his song, “Go Light Your World.” The audience held their lights aloft as Rice sang to his own keyboard accompaniment. Rice was brought to the Quad Cities by the Vickie Anne Palmer Foundation and the World Leadership Institute for a benefit concert that was held the following day.

Capital Campaign Dinner serves up a memorable evening

Palmer alumni, faculty, students and members of the community gathered in the Lyceum Hall Ballroom, Thursday, Aug. 11, for the 2005 Capital Campaign Dinner. According to Chief Development Officer Drew Boster, the event brought in a number of key pledges from alumni and students alike. “The gifts we received will not only help our campaign but help our efforts to deliver quality chiropractic care to the community,” said Boster.

Viola and Harley Gilthvedt, D.C., (center), donated $50,000 for the CLRC digital radiology suite. With them are Board of Trustees member Paul Peterson, D.C., Palmer Davenport ’67, (left) and Vicki Gilthvedt, D.C., Palmer Davenport ’80 (right).
Viola and Harley Gilthvedt with Paul Peterson and Vicki Gilthvedt

The CLRC held center stage at the dinner as Harley Gilthvedt, D.C., Palmer Davenport ’66, and Viola, his wife, donated $50,000 toward the naming of the center’s new digital radiology suite. Guests were also given the first public showing of the CLRC’s floor plans.

Palmer Davenport Student Council President Ed McCullough announced that the Council was donating $10,000 to the capital campaign. Another $6,300 was donated by the Palmer Davenport Class of 033 and earmarked for the CLRC.

Randy Maxwell, former Palmer Davenport Student Council president, and current Palmer Davenport Student Council President Ed McCullough, present a $10,000 check to the capital campaign fund.
Randy Maxwell and Ed McCullough hold check

Larry Swank, D.C., M.S., chief academic development officer, spoke to the crowd of 167 about the educational impact the campus’ new clinics will have on its students. Other speakers included Dr. Burt, Vickie Palmer and student McKenzie Reifschneider who noted that, after witnessing the life-changing effect chiropractic had on two individuals she knew, she changed her course of study from medicine to chiropractic.

President's Club founding members recognized

President’s Club members look on as Chief Development Officer Drew Boster holds up one of the commemorative clocks given to President’s Club members who have given 15 years of continuous support to Palmer.
Drew Boster with clock

Thirty-two founding members of the President’s Club were recognized at a reception during Homecoming 2005. This group of donors has shown loyal support for Palmer College since the inception of the President’s Club 15 years ago. To commemorate their continuing dedication to Palmer College and its mission, the following members were presented with inscribed mahogany desk clocks.

The College appreciates the following members’ generosity:

  • Dr. Iftikhar Bhatti
  • Dr. Ervin Malcheff
  • Dr. Anita Bigo
  • Dr. Ian McLean
  • Dr. Mickey Burt
  • Dr. Wesley Mullen
  • Dr. Anthony Cacioppo
  • Ms. Vickie Palmer
  • Dr. Michael Chimes
  • Dr. Paul Peterson
  • Dr. Fred Dehn
  • Dr. Lorene Price
  • Dr. George Dubbs
  • Dr. Richard Ratliff
  • Mr. Kent Forney
  • Dr. John Sayers
  • Dr. Harley Gilthvedt
  • Dr. Allen Sipes
  • Dr. Roger Hulsebus
  • Dr. Larry Stout
  • Dr. Molly Jones
  • Mr. Thomas Tiemeier
  • Dr. Randal Jones
  • Dr. Richard Vance
  • Dr. Charles Keller
  • Dr. Timothy Warren
  • Dr. Eugene Kolenda
  • Dr. Susan Welsh
  • Mr. Robert Lee
  • Dr. J. Calvin Wenger
  • Dr. Carol Malcheff
  • Dr. Arvin Wilson
President's Club moves closer to campaign goal

Palmer’s “Building the Future Fountainhead” capital campaign came even closer to reaching its $35-million goal during the President’s Club Reception on Saturday, Aug. 13. The reception, which took place at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, gave members of the President’s Club a chance to review floor plans of the new CLRC.

Vickie Palmer (left) with Drs. Maurice Pisciottano and Laurel Pisciottano, who made a $3-million contribution to the capital campaign during the President’s Club Reception.
Vickie Palmer and Drs. Maurice and Laurel Pisciottano

Chief Development Officer Drew Boster, who presided over the event, announced an exciting capital campaign challenge from alumni Maurice Pisciottano, D.C., and Laurel Pisciottano, D.C., both Palmer Davenport ’89. The couple’s contribution of $3 million serves as a challenge to the College to raise the additional $6 million to reach the campaign goal of $35 million.

In addition, Boster announced that Vickie Palmer donated $250,000 toward the purchase of digital radiology equipment for use in the CLRC.

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