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Dr. John G. Donovan, ’50, Carroll, Iowa, was honored in August 2008 by Parker College of Chiropractic with the dedication of the Donovan Lounge. He has served on the Parker College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees since 2005.

Dr. John Bottorff Sr., ’55, Plymouth, Ind., was featured in the July 21, 2008, issue of Woman’s World magazine. Phone: (574) 936-2965, e-mail: bottorffchiro@

Dr. Russell Krebs, ’57, was honored with the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s annual fall convention on Oct. 3, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Dan Strelcheck Sr., ’57, celebrated his 50th year in practice on Oct. 3, 2008, with cocktails, dinner and music. Phone: (815) 459-3860.

Dr. David Lovett, ’59, Nigi, Qld., Australia, celebrated his 80th birthday in October 2008. He continues to work two days a week. Phone: (61) 7-3408-6700, e-mail:


Dr. Reg Engelbrecht

Reg Engelbrecht, D.C., ‘63, was recently given the Deinnos Qually Presidential Award in his native South Africa for outstanding leadership and service to the profession. In 1995 he was honored with Palmer College’s Heritage Award. He has also served on numerous government health councils and as the chairman of the Standards Generating Body for Chiropractic under the South African Qualifications Authority.


Dr. Willem Boshoff

Willem Boshoff, D.C., Davenport ’69, recently received the Chiropractic Association of South Africa’s Chiropractor of the Year Award. Heavily involved in chiropractic education, legislation and medical coverage negotiations, Dr. Boshoff is also a founding member of the Sports Medicine Association of South Africa and has been named a Fellow of the association.


Dr. Tetsuo Yoshida, ’69, Calgary, Alta., Canada, has won the Consumers’ Choice Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Phone: (403) 272-6800, e-mail: teyo@


Dr. Stanley Manges, ’72, Breezewood, Pa., retired from practice on April 1, 2008.

Dr. George R. Phillips, ’72, and his wife, Edie, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a vacation to New Zealand and Australia. His practice is located at 218 W. 9th, Casper, WY 82601. Phone: (307) 237-3489

Dr. Charles Campbell, ’74, High River, Alta., Canada, recently retired as mayor of High River after serving in that position for six years. Phone: (403) 652-7767.

Dr. Daniel Laframboise, ’74, Livonia, Mich., married Jeanne Marie Gerig on June 24, 2007. Dr. Laframboise also recently received his Diplomate of the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Phone: (248) 474-5252.

Dr. Robin Taylor, ’74, Auckland, New Zealand, was appointed to the New Zealand Chiropractic Registration Board for a three-year term in September 2008. Phone: (64) 480-0231, e-mail:

Dr. Kelly Reed, ’75, and his wife, Deborah, Bakersfield, Calif., continue to spend each August on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Mont., providing chiropractic care, painting homes, making repairs and helping out area residents in other ways through the Christian organization Forward Edge International. Alumni interested in joining this or other mission projects may find out more at

Dr. Kirk Steketee, ’75, Holland, Mich., has been named Chiropractor of the Year by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Dr. Steketee also is president of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Phone: (616) 399-3563.


Dr. Lawrence Grusky, ’80, Miami, Fla., began his 10th year as the team chiropractor for the University of Miami athletic department. Phone: (305) 598-2005.

Drs. Roger, ’81, and Lorraine Bailey, ’81, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Nathan, to Kelly O’Neill Carter on Oct. 26, 2008. The Baileys also have a new office in Pulaski, Tenn. Phone: (913) 424-3331.

Dr. Gary Golembiewski, ’82, Park Ridge, N.J., has become board certified in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic and Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering. Dr. Golembiewski published research on scoliosis in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2001. He is a former faculty member at New York Chiropractic College and Life West. Phone: (201) 476-9191, e-mail:

Dr. Bill Puglisi, ’82, Totowa, N.J., recently celebrated his 25th year in practice. Dr. Puglisi wrote a book “Finally the Truth about Health,” and donated copies to the College’s David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library. The book can be ordered online or by e-mail. Phone: (973) 890-0360, e-mail:

Dr. Craig Stimson, ’83, opened a new clinic at 1776 S. Jackson #400, Denver, CO 80210, in May 2008. Phone: (303) 691-1771, e-mail:

Dr. Sara Chase, ’84, has relocated to Brownsburg, Ind. Phone: (317) 858-8901, e-mail: chasewellness@

Dr. Kurt Adams, ’85, received the Doctor of the Year award from the Kentucky Chiropractic Society at their annual convention in September 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Steve Thiele, ’85, Manchester, Conn., is the vice president of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council. He recently had a son, Alexander. Phone: (860) 643-8003, e-mail:

Dr. Kurt Titze in front of house

Kurt Titze, D.C., ’85, in front of a house that was built for ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Dr. Titze was the onsite chiropractor for the construction crew that put up the house in his hometown of Holt, Mich., with the help of fellow alumnus Harry Settimi, D.C., Davenport ’80. “I would like for all Palmer graduates to volunteer their services if the show comes to their town,” he said. “Ty Pennington and his crew have truly found a great way to help many families in need. And we chiropractors should jump onboard this wonderful bandwagon.”


Dr. Richard Bocco, ’88, Casselberry, Fla., opened a new office in 2006. Phone: (407) 831-4357.

Dr. Joseph D’Agostini, ’88, South Plainfield, N.J., opened his fourth practice in Bound Brook, N.J. Phone: (908) 757-0377, e-mail:


Drs. Stephen Misky, ’91, and Emily Busch Misky, ’99, Cuba City, Wis., had a daughter, Maya Catherine, on Sept. 30, 2008. Phone: (608) 744-2725, e-mail:

Dr. Thomas Freeberg, ’93, opened Crested Butte Chiropractic in Crested Butte, Colo., on Aug. 1, 2008. Phone (907) 209-2310.

Dr. Danna Hapeman Rodriquez, ’93, and husband, Gilbert, Elmira, N.Y., had a son, Gabriel Enrique, on Jan. 22, 2008. Phone: (607) 733-3235.

Dr. Simone Aybar, ’94, recently opened Balanced Body Chiropractic at 303 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, VIC 3141, Australia. E-mail: simone@

Dr. Randy Provick, ’94, moved to Colorado in 2006. Phone: (719) 539-0528.

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., has been a columnist for the community journalist initiative at the Rocky Mountain News since 2005, where he has posted more than 1,000 articles. Phone: (303) 452-2678, e-mail:

Dr. Scott Corsi, ’96, and his wife, Kristina, Breda, The Netherlands, had a son, Nikolai Terrence, on Oct. 5, 2007. E-mail:

Drs. Joe Herbert, ’96, and Lisa Herbert, ’97, Medina, Ohio, are co-founders of the non-profit Medina County Road Runners, a group devoted to community education for health and fitness through a healthy lifestyle. Recently, both of them ran the Cleveland Marathon. Phone: (330) 722-7709, e-mail:

Dr. Gregory Cook, ’97, Crystal Lake, Ill., and his wife, adopted a second child from China. Dr. Cook and his wife now have four children. Phone: (815) 356-5060, e-mail:

Melissa Haines-Burkle, C.T., ’97, and her husband, Dustin Burkle, had a daughter, Drew Emerson, on Aug. 21, 2008.

Dr. Daniel Joseph, ’97, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., had a daughter, Jessa Lynn, in July 2008. Dr. Joseph has become a certified clinical nutritionist. Phone: (608) 254-4244, e-mail:

Dr. Daniel R. Miller, ’98, Kalamazoo, Mich., is the team chiropractor for the Otsego football team in Michigan. Phone: (269) 544-2780, e-mail: danmilerdc@

Dr. Michelle Rose, ’98, Virginia Beach, Va., was listed as one of the most influential chiropractors age 40 and under in the June/July issue of Today’s Chiropractic Lifestyle magazine. Phone: (757) 458-5444, e-mail:

Drs. Emily Busch Misky, ’99, and Stephen Misky, ’91, Cuba City, Wis., had a daughter, Maya Catherine, on Sept. 30, 2008. Phone: (608) 744-2725, e-mail:

Dr. Brooke Gajeski Rogers, ’99, Harrods Creek, Ky., and her husband, Dr. Joseph Rogers Jr., had a son, Joseph Frederick III, on Jan. 8, 2008. Dr. Gajeski is owner of Safeguard Radiology Interpretation Services in Louisville, Ky. Phone: (502) 961-0011, e-mail:

Drs. R.J. and Theresa Harris, ’99, Barboursville, W.V., had twins, a son, Brody Jack, and a daughter, Tia Victoria, on Aug. 8, 2008. E-mail: RJSpine73@


Dr. Armon Bert, ’00, opened Perryville Chiropractic Center at 1304B Brenda Ave., Perryville, MO 63775, on Sept. 2, 2008. Phone: (573) 547-8300, e-mail:

Dr. Dan Neises, ’01, Madison, Wis., and his wife, Anastacia, had a son, Cruz Daniel, on Sept. 14, 2008. Phone: (608) 249-7657, e-mail: heises99@

Drs. Maggie (Alvarez) Brereton, ’02, and Clif Brereton, ’02, Algonquin, Ill., had a daughter, Penelope Joyce, on August 12, 2008. Phone: (847) 854-4545, e-mail:

Dr. Angela Engel-Schraufnagel, ’02, and her husband, Travis, Abbotsford, Wis., had a daughter, Madisyn Lea, on May 23, 2008. Dr. Engel- Schraufnagel earned her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in Aug. 2008. Phone: (715) 223-2126, e-mail:

Dr. Alicia Sabo-Clevenger, ’03, Altoona, Iowa, and her husband, Jason, had a son, Henry Lloyd, on Aug. 13, 2008. Phone: (515) 967-9300, e-mail:

Dr. Jill Aardema, ’04, Oak Park, Ill., completed her Diplomate International Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics in September of 2008. Phone: (708) 386- 9886, e-mail:

Dr. Dean Chance, ’04, married Kristin Shiver, ’03, on May 24, 2008. Phone: (352) 375-6972, e-mail:

Dr. Erin Davis, ’04, and Erik McLaughlin, were married on May 30, 2008, in St. John’s, Nfld., Canada. Phone: (613) 831-9665, e-mail: health@hazeldeanchiropractic. com.

Dr. Matthew Hopf, ’04, recently opened Natural Health Group at 5733 Coventry Lane, Ft. Wayne, IN 46814. Phone: (260) 432-7373, e-mail: naturalhealthgroupinc@

Drs. Brenden and Sarah Kiger, ’04, Greenville, Wis., had a daughter, Sydney Elizabeth, on Feb. 8, 2007. They also had a son, Palmer Thomas, on Sept. 5, 2008. Phone: (920) 757-1600, e-mail: drsarahekiger@

Dr. Fernando Mendez, ’04, opened a practice at 194 31st St., Brooklyn, NY 11232. Dr. Mendez practiced in Granada, Spain for two years before opening his new practice. Phone: (917) 450-5687, e-mail:

Dr. Kate Duncan, ’05, opened Duncan Chiropractic Health Center, LLC, at 511 N. D Street, Fremont, Neb., on Sept. 15, 2008. Phone: (402) 721-6372, e-mail:

Dr. Jodie Schultz, ’05, recently became engaged and opened a new practice, Balanced Living Chiropractic, in Lindenhurst, Ill. Phone: (847) 356-1687, e-mail:

Dr. Darren Werner, ’05, Grafton, Wis., cared for the St. Louis Rams professional football team in August 2008 for the three weeks they were in Wisconsin for training. Phone: (262) 377-2400, e-mail:

Dr. Jamie Werner, ’05, recently celebrated the first year of his practice, Precise Chiropractic, at its new location, 4101 John Rd., Suite 300, Troy, MI 48085. Phone: (248) 680-7200, e-mail:

Dr. John Brubaker, ’06, was pleased to have his office, New Era Chiropractic, named Australia’s New Business Champion at the 2008 Australia Small Business Champion Awards. E-mail: jbrubaker11@

Dr. Bruce Steinberg, ’06, and his wife, Val Steinberg (McGaffin), C.T., ’06, opened a practice in Queensbury, N.Y. Phone: (518) 798-1111, e-mail:

Dr. Jena Donohue (Verpoorten,) ’06, and husband, Neil, Ladysmith, Wis., had a daughter, Lilly Marie, on June 7, 2008. Phone: (715) 532-6789, e-mail:

Dr. Vassil Valov, ’06, recently opened a new practice in Manchester, Conn. Phone: (860) 432-7432.

Dr. Kyle Denholm, ’07, Mancelona, Mich., married Kendra Oosterhart, on Oct. 4, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Michael Frogley, ’07, and his wife, Kaylene, West Valley, Utah, had a daughter, Kyla Rose, on May 14, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Janeen Hoffos, ’07, Calgary, Alta., Canada, is an associate at the Acadia Wellness Centre. Phone: (403) 253-6785, e-mail:

Dr. Christine Kidwell, ’07, opened Family Care Chiropractic at 8200 S. Saginaw, Ste. 600, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 in May of 2008. Phone: (810) 603-1497, e-mail:

Dr. Aaron Schulz, ’07, recently opened a new office at 6261 Lake Michigan Dr., Suite B, Allendale, MI 49401. Phone: (616) 895-8800, e-mail: schulz_dc@

Dr. Enrico Dolcecore, ’08, recently bought a practice with Dr. Christine Hafer at 610-20 Crowfoot Cres. N.W., Calgary, Alta., Canada. Phone: (403) 239-3000, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Keresztesy, ’08, Atlanta, Ga., recently became board certified in Atlas Orthogonal. He practices at the Sweat Institute for Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. Phone: (770) 457-4430, e-mail:

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