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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Join the Presidents Club—an employee story

Leann stands beside a row of spine models in the bookstore

When Davenport Campus Bookstore Manager Leann McDonald shared a booth with the Palmer Alumni & Development Office at the Iowa Chiropractic Association convention in Des Moines three years ago, she had no idea she’d return a full-fledged member of Palmer’s Presidents Club.

“Dr. Burt and Lois Kundel graciously let me share their booth to showcase our Bookstore products, and between talking with alumni we discussed Development programs like the Presidents Club,” she says. Kundel, a senior development officer who’s now retired, encouraged McDonald to join and signed her up on the spot.

McDonald stresses the importance of employees, including non-D.C.s like herself, joining the Presidents Club. Presidents Club members make a commitment to contribute $1,000 a year to Palmer College, and employees can take advantage of payroll deductions. “Having a thriving, growing Presidents Club is good for our students, the alumni and the College.” For McDonald, being a Presidents Club member is a tangible representation of her belief in chiropractic.

She encourages as many of her fellow employees and alumni as possible to be part of the Presidents Club. “We’re all one team, and we all need to focus on our students and their success,” she adds. “I designate my Presidents Club funds to a scholarship from the Bookstore, which we present three times a year.”

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