Insights: Winter/Spring, 2008 (v3:n1)
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a message from Dr. Burt

Dr. Burt

In the previous issue of Insights, we invited our readers to complete an Alumni Profile to help the Alumni Office serve you better. The response has been amazing.

Currently we’re determining the best fit for those who’ve expressed an interest in lending their expertise to the new alumni association— whether as one of the association’s directors or in one of its advisory groups. If you haven’t yet completed an Alumni Profile form, I encourage you to fill out one by logging onto the Alumni section of www.palmer.edu and clicking on “Getting Involved.” To submit a form by mail, simply call (800) 722-2586, Ext. 3.

Input from these forms and the comments shared with the Alumni Office on our road trips allow us to stay tuned in to our alumni’s needs. Palmer’s Continuing Education cruise, for example, was developed to help alumni earn continuing education hours and have fun at the same time.

In the same way, Palmer’s Center for Business Development was created in response to the desire of recent graduates—and current students—to obtain important business skills. Join us March 28-29 in Lyceum Hall on the Davenport Campus as the Center holds its second Palmer Destination Success—A Journey From Within. The event also marks the opening of the Center’s new office on the Davenport Campus.

Giving our students the opportunity to gain the most advanced academic, clinical and business skills takes a lot of hard work. But it reminds me of a prospective student who recently asked me if the classes at Palmer were hard. “Absolutely,” I told him. “There’s a tremendous amount of information that you’re going to have to learn. People’s lives are in your hands.”

Perhaps no one understood that better than Dr. David Palmer. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, David did the groundwork that would make it possible for Palmer College to become the first chiropractic college anywhere to gain academic accreditation. His quiet determination also allowed the discoveries made by D.D. and B.J. to gain the credibility they deserved and for chiropractic to enjoy even broader acceptance.

In this issue’s cover story, you’ll learn how Palmer College continues to extend the reach of chiropractic through its Clinic Abroad Program. Three times a year, the program allows Palmer students, alumni and faculty to bring free chiropractic care to people in the developing world who would not normally have access to it. As we prepare our students to become the best chiropractors in the world, it’s gratifying to see that with programs like Clinic Abroad, we’re educating many others on the benefits of chiropractic along the way.

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