A Chiropractic Technologist student prepares to be one of the 105
students receiving either C.T. or D.C. degrees at the June 2007
Davenport Campus Graduation Convocation.
Commencement ceremonies on June 15, in Palmer College’s
Lyceum Hall auditorium on the Davenport Campus, marked
the graduation of 96 Doctor of Chiropractic, nine Associate
of Science in Chiropractic Technology and two Master of
Science degree recipients.
Davenport Campus President Donald Kern, D.C., was the
commencement speaker. He reminded the graduates that,
“Today you graduate from the first, the largest and, I would
submit, the most prestigious chiropractic college in the
world.” At the conclusion of his remarks and just prior to
leading the D.C. graduates in the Chiropractic Oath, he
said, “Oaths are but words. It is character, your character,
which gives words their meaning. There is no key to success—
the door is open.”
Awards were given to two valedictorians: Rebecca Ault,
Girard, Ohio; and Tucker Emerson, Fish Creek, Wis.
Ann Margrave, Cortland, N.Y., received the Virgil V. Strang
Philosophy Award, and Rose Shultz, Platteville, Wis.,
won the Clinical Excellence Award. The salutatorian was
Elizabeth LaFleur, Catlin, Ill.
The John Connolly Memorial Award for scholarship and involvement
in Palmer and community organizations was given to Michael
Schrad, Eldridge, Iowa. His mother, Julie Schrad, D.C., director of
Clinic Capstone Programs for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and
associate professor, was the Awards Convocation speaker.