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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Jean Koffel, D.C., is still going strong at 92

Dr. Jean Koffel with Dan Lyons, D.C., Davenport ’96.
Dr. Lyons and Dr. Koffel standing together

Jean Koffel, D.C., graduated from Palmer in February 1945 and opened her Sheboygan, Wis., practice on May 1, 1945.

After nearly 72 years of practice, Dr. Koffel is still taking care of patients—some of them now 4th and 5th generation—in Sheboygan. She works six days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s a schedule that could wear out chiropractors half her age.

Dr. Koffel has many fond memories of her years as a student at Palmer, notably carving C1 and C2 out of soap, walking downtown with fellow students to take a paddle boat to Rock Island on Sundays because Davenport was a dry town, and dancing on the roof of the Administration Building next to the Little Bit ’O Heaven garden.

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