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New Alumni Assistant Director

Ellen Bassler
Ellen Bassler posing in front of Admissions sign

Near the end of 2014, Palmer’s Alumni Office welcomed Ellen Bassler as the new assistant director. Ms. Bassler’s career at Palmer began in 2002 in the College’s Recruitment Office. She later became an Admissions representative and notes how she enjoyed establishing lasting relationships with prospective students and their families. In the Alumni Office, she can continue those relationships with the students who are now alumni.

“It’s exciting for me to see our students transition from life in the classroom to becoming the type of chiropractors that exemplify Palmer’s reputation for excellence,” she says. “My son, Dr. Christopher Bassler, graduated from Palmer in 2012 and is now a Palmer alumnus, so I have a vested interest in doing everything I can to help all of our graduates be successful!”

One of the things she’s most excited about is that her new role allows her the opportunity to use years of experience at Palmer to coordinate two new initiatives that Palmer is launching— the updated alumni association and the Student 2 State Association Program.

“Participation in the new alumni association is free and allows interested alumni of all ages the opportunity to work with prospective and current students. If you’re a Palmer graduate, you’re automatically a member of the alumni association. My goal is to help build the Alumni Office so that our program will be the model that every college wants to follow.”

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