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Advancing chiropractic through philanthropy, service and leadership

Advancing chiropractic through philanthropy, service and leadership

Fall 2018

student profile

Mentor in the Making: 2nd Generation Student Plans His Future

Psaltis, working in the Palmer clinic with Dr. Thomas Wicks
Psaltis adjusting patients back in clinic

Daniel Psaltis, a student at Palmer’s main campus, studied architecture and art in high school and was intrigued by the process of creating buildings and structures that had an impact on communities. When he saw how his father, Palmer alumnus Nicholas Psaltis, D.C. (main campus, '87), interacted with patients at his clinic in Rockford, Ill., he realized he wanted to have the same positive impact. He knew he could affect the "architecture" of the human body and change lives in his community through chiropractic.

Now in his ninth trimester, Daniel already has the first few years after graduation (Feb. 2019) all planned out.

"My three-year plan has been outlined from the start of my time at Palmer. I plan to save money, pay my student loans, and most importantly to build my confidence as a doctor. My fourth and fifth year plans are all about giving. I want to give financially so that Palmer will continue to be a fertile ground for chiropractic philosophy, a strong beacon of light in a consistently challenged profession. I also want to donate to the Pi Kappa Chi fraternity, and to organizations such as the ICA and the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association. These organizations better our profession and I hope to be a leading figure in five years."

Daniel’s ambitions include not only being a leader in his profession and practice, but also being a mentor for future Palmer students.

"I want to donate my time and effort to continue to better Palmer, to bring in prospective students to my favorite chiropractic college."

Daniel is the first recipient of the Class of '91 scholarship – a gift scholarship established by the main campus’ 1991 graduating class.

"This trimester has been really stress-free; it's a huge gift. Debt influences your decisions after graduation. I'm honored to have been selected for this award. Thank you!"

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