Barbara Melbourne, J.D.
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
In the last issue of Insights, I talked about staff, faculty,
students, alumni, and friends of Palmer being ambassadors
for the College, and for the chiropractic profession. An
example of how faculty and staff members are putting their
passion for Palmer into action is the inaugural employee
In November 2017, the Davenport campus launched the
first campaign of a College-wide initiative to promote faculty
and staff philanthropy at Palmer through internal giving.
All Palmer employees were encouraged to support Palmer’s
mission of providing exceptional chiropractic education
through charitable gifts.
During the campaign, students delivered buttons and handwritten
thank-you cards to all faculty and staff who support
Palmer. The faculty and staff shared stories of why they give
back through face-to-face conversations with the students
and on social media.
It made me so happy to see students connecting with their
faculty and staff with a new perspective. I was also inspired by
my own thank-you note from fifth trimester student Michael,
who expressed his gratitude for my support of his chiropractic
journey—he even said I was “the bee’s knees” for giving back!
You are all integral to future Palmer students’ success, and
you are all leaders in philanthropy. Your generosity will
positively influence students today and will change lives for
generations to come. Thank you.