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In Memoriam

R. Richard "Dick" Bittner Remembered

R. Richard "Dick" Bittner Remembered

R. Richard "Dick" Bittner Portrait

Long-time Palmer College of Chiropractic supporter R. Richard "Dick" Bittner passed away at the age of 90 on Feb. 23, 2019. He left behind a legacy that will forever transform the College.

"Mr. Bittner supported our mission to graduate the highest caliber of Palmer chiropractors," said Vickie Anne Palmer. "As Palmer College's legal counsel, his wisdom, advice, and gentle manner served Palmer College for over 50 years. He will be greatly missed."

Mr. Bittner served as corporate counsel and worked with David D. Palmer, D.C. to incorporate the College as a non-profit entity in the early sixties and continued as corporate counsel and trusted advisor to the Board and administration of the College until his death. Future generations of Palmer students will benefit from his commitment to Palmer College and our educational and health care mission through his generous support to create the R. Richard Bittner Athletic and Recreation Center.

"I will miss Mr. Bittner," said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. "Like so many, I will personally miss his insight and guidance. I will continue to be inspired by his poise, genius, advocacy, and personal strength. His capacity to overcome, to create, and to transform was inspirational. We are collectively blessed by his commitment to improve the people and institution of Palmer College."

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