Palmer West President receives APHA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chiropractic Health Care (CHC) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) honored Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus President William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., for more than 20 years of “outstanding service and leadership” to the CHC by presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, held Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco, California.

September 2012 Life Chiropractic College West News

On October 6, 2012, Life Chiropractic College West will be hosting the 5th Annual Lyceum as well as celebrating Delta Sigma Chi, Nu Chapter’s 20 years of service. The Lyceum was first created by Dr. BJ Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. This year’s event will feature several high-profile speakers such as Drs. Haig John, Shawn Dill, Stew Bittman, BJ Kale, Rebecca Nystrom, and Arno Burnier.

Palmer Chiropractic students donate toys and time to Toys for Tots

Members of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) spent the last several weeks collecting toys and monetary donations from students, faculty and staff at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, for this year’s Toys for Tots collection by the United States Marine Corps. Their efforts paid off as they donated nearly $2,000 worth of toys on Dec. 10. In addition, they teamed up with members of the Palmer Campus Guides to volunteer at the Toys for Tots warehouse on Dec. 10.

Palmer Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Back Pain Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Washington, D.C., announced in June that the Palmer College of Chiropractic outpatient clinics in Port Orange and South Daytona, Florida, have received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing superior care to clinic patients suffering from low back pain. The two Palmer Chiropractic Clinics are affiliated with the college’s Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida.

Palmer Takes 3rd in USA Rugby Final Four Championship

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.

Palmer Chiropractic Clinics Receive Iowa Quality Award

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.

Palmer Chiropractic N8k Charity Run to Benefit Juan Diez Rancheros

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Student Council will hold its Palmer N8K charity run to benefit local horse therapy program Juan Diez Rancheros on Saturday May 21, at 9 a.m. This is the fourth year for the run, which will be eight kilometers, or roughly five miles. There also will be a two-mile walk for those who would like a more comfortably paced activity.

Association of Chiropractic Colleges Honors LIFE EVP

Dr. Brian McAulay, Executive Vice President and Provost of Life University in Marietta, Georgia was honored during the Annual Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC), held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 18. The Presidential Service Citation was awarded by outgoing ACC President and President of New York Chiropractic College, Frank Nicchi, D.C.