Cale Copeland presenting the valedictorian address
at Palmer West’s Summer graduation.
Twenty-six graduates received their Doctor of
Chiropractic degrees at Palmer West’s Summer
2005 commencement, held Sept. 9 at the San Jose
Cale Copeland, who played on the Palmer West Pride ice hockey
team for three years, served as valedictorian. The salutatorian was
Joyce Yulo. Both Copeland and Yulo graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Bryson and Christopher Foster graduated Cum Laude.
Foster, who is the first Palmer West student to serve two terms as
Associated Student Government president, also received the Virgil
V. Strang Philosophy Award and the Student Fellow Award. In
addition, Foster was presented with a Clinical Excellence Award for
his internship at the Tasman Clinic, as was Toshiya Kawano,
for his internship at the Santa Clara Clinic.
Brian Porteous, D.C., a Fellow of both Palmer’s Davenport and
West campuses, gave the commencement address.
Forty-five graduates received their Doctor of Chiropractic
degrees at Palmer West’s Fall 2005 commencement, held Dec. 8
at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Chrysa Caulfield and
Jennifer Nishimura graduated as valedictorian and salutatorian,
respectively. Scott Haldeman, D.C., M.D., Ph.D., presented the
Magna Cum Laude graduates included Amanda Eaton, Kameljit
Singh and Virgilija Tali. Anjali Agrawal, Scott Sato, James Wang
and James Wilson graduated with Cum Laude honors. Clinical
Excellence honors were presented to James Wang, for the Tasman
Clinic, and to Bobby Stone for Palmer West’s Santa Clara Clinic.
Jennifer Chen received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award.
Ramadan Hochaimi received the Student Fellow Award. Anjali
Agrawal, Timothy Angelo and Kathryn Rudy received awards for
serving as Palmer West Campus Guides.
One of the highlights of the ceremony was the special acknowledgement
of graduate YanYan Li, a native of Hunan, China, who
received a standing ovation from the audience for his inspiring
achievement of becoming the first blind student to graduate
from Palmer West.