Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Spring/Summer 2016

Executive Director of Alumni and Development message

Great things are happening!

Mickey Burt, D.C.
Profile of Dr. Mickey Burt

This August we’ll all be drawn to our televisions and electronic devices to watch the Summer Olympics and cheer our athletes to victory. In this issue you’ll have a chance to read about a number of our alumni who help care for U.S. Summer Olympians and Paralympians, starting with Dr. Bill Moreau, who heads the U.S. Olympic Committee’s sports medicine team and will serve as the chief medical officer for Team USA at the Rio Games. The list of Palmer grads who’ve helped our Olympic athletes—past and present—is impressive.

As you read through the alumni section you’ll see what some of our alumni have been up to, and in particular the important roles women alumni are filling. In College News you’ll see a tribute to Vickie Anne Palmer, “The Refiner” of chiropractic, whose statue was dedicated at the Port Orange Homecoming, and find out how we’re “going green” in San Jose with rooftop solar panels.

We’re making progress with the structuring of our new alumni association, too. By the Davenport Homecoming in August we should have the state representatives in place for our top 25 states and many district representatives recruited. You’ll see the list of representatives inside, and read about volunteers like Dr. Art Durham, state representative for North Carolina, who’s an excellent example of the work our state reps are doing. If you’d like to learn more about the program, or be part of it, please contact me at mickey.burt@palmer.edu.

This summer the College started phase one of a multi-million dollar, multi-year renovation of the Davenport campus. This endeavor will help us meet our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and alumni on many levels. We’ll reinvigorate the campus and redefine its look for many years to come, while preserving its rich heritage. Work is starting on a complete renovation of the Alumni Auditorium into the new R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center (which includes the Paul and Donna VanDuyne Jogging Track) as well as a facelift for the Clinic Garden and north section of campus. We’re also planning to renovate Vickie Anne Palmer Hall; see page 27 for more on these exciting plans.

I invite all of you to come to this year’s Davenport Homecoming to see the progress for yourself. We look forward to sharing with you what the future holds for the Davenport campus, College and profession. As always, thank you for all you do!

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