The Palmer College of Chiropractic Rugby Football Club claimed third place overall by beating the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 50-14 in the consolation round of the USA Men’s Division 1 Rugby Championship in Glendale, Colorado, on Sunday, June 5. This is the first time Palmer has finished higher than fourth place in the USA Men’s Division 1 national tournament.
The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, which provide the clinical education for senior-level students of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, were recognized at the Governor’s Recognition of Performance Excellence Celebration luncheon on May 5, 2011, in Des Moines. During the ceremony, Palmer Vice Chancellor for Clinic Affairs Kurt Wood, D.C., was presented the Commitment Award by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. Palmer was one of six Iowa organizations to be recognized.
Concluding a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Donald P. Kern, D.C., Ph.C., president of the Davenport Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic , has announced that he will retire effective December 31, 2010.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in October that the Palmer Academic Health Center and the Campus Health Center clinics on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus at 1000 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa, have received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing superior care to clinic patients suffering from low back pain. According to the NCQA registry, these Palmer College clinics and their respective faculty clinicians are the only healthcare facilities and providers in Iowa to receive BPRP recognition.
The Parker Alumni Association elected four members to serve on its board of directors. Dr. Steve Brooks ’99, Dr. Bart Patzer ’93, Dr. Vincent Scheffler ’07, and Dr. Mary Warren ’00 will work to continue the vision, leadership, and legacy that has been established throughout the years.
With due ceremony, complete with pomp, circumstance and remarks from dignitaries, Palmer College of Chiropractic inaugurated its fourth chancellor, Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., on March 11, 2010, in the auditorium of Vickie Anne Palmer Hall on Palmer’s campus in Davenport, Iowa.
Palmer College of Chiropractic has earned another feather in its accreditation cap by receiving regional accreditation for all three of its campuses. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) has notified Palmer that the College–including the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and the branch campuses in Port Orange, Florida, and San Jose, California has been granted the full, 10-year accreditation by the NCA.
Following what might be the most expansive search for a chiropractic college leader in the history of the profession, the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.C.B.R., as chancellor of Palmer College. His appointment will take effect December 15, 2009.
Palmer Has Strong Presence at Recent FICS Symposium, WFC Congress — In addition to its role as one of the primary sponsors, Palmer College had a strong presence and active participation in the 2009 FICS (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic) Symposium, held April 29, in conjunction with the World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) 10th Biennial Congress April 30 – May 2, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, discoverer of chiropractic and founder of Palmer College of Chiropractic, will have his name added to the Iowa Walk of Fame in downtown Shenandoah, Iowa. The 12 new plaques to be dedicated in Shenandoah on June 6, 2009, include those for an astronaut, musicians, singers, writers, entrepreneurs, a cartoonist, an athlete, an actress, and of course, a healing art and college founder. D.D. Palmer’s great-granddaughter, Vickie Palmer, will represent the Palmer family and college at the ceremonies. Ms. Palmer served as chairman of the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees from 1987 to 2008, and still serves on the Board as an officer.