Insights: Fall, 2009 (v4:n3)
Stepping up to the plate
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a message from Dr. Burt

Helping you is a “staple” part of your alumni association

Dr. Burt

As this issue of Insights went to press, the College announced that Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Dennis Marchiori had accepted the position of the chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. The selection of Dr. Marchiori, which followed an extensive search to find the most qualified individual for the role, is something all Palmer graduates can be proud of. You’ll find details on the search process on the next page.

I think you’ll also be pleased to know that the presidents of each Palmer campus are now involved in an initiative to reconnect with their graduates by visiting with a handful of alumni in the towns and cities where they live. These casual meetings have given Drs. Kern, Martin and Meeker the chance to talk firsthand with alumni and find out some of their needs and concerns. As the presidents learn about what these graduates believe would help them with their own careers, the College can translate these ideas into programs that can better prepare future graduates for the world that awaits them once they receive their diplomas.

Helping alumni address some of the issues they face every day has been a driving force for all of us in the Alumni Office. That’s why we’re particularly proud of the new Palmer College/Staples Advantage program.

By signing up for the Advantage plan, you’ll receive the same discounts on Staples items that are available to Palmer College, leaving you with more money to put back into your business. Plus, four percent of each purchase you make will go toward Palmer College’s Annual Fund, which supports scholarships, research and campus improvements.

To register for the program, go to www.staplesadvantage.com/ palmer. Once you see how simple it is to join, we think you’ll say, as they do in the Staples ads, “That was easy.”

The other day I received an e-mail from an alumnus who wanted to know how he could become a member of the alumni association so that he could be in the Advantage program. He also wanted to know what dues he’d have to pay to take advantage of the plan.

What he and other alumni with the same questions have been pleased to learn is that all Palmer alumni are automatically members of the alumni association and that no fees are charged for belonging or for any of its services.

Finally, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who completed the reply card on the Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni Association mailer we sent out this summer. The response has been fantastic and an invaluable means of developing future programs.

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