Homecoming is now over. As always, it was a crazy whirlwind of greeting alumni, students and running about putting up displays and setting out flyers. We had over 334 visitors at the Homecoming booth and Special Services alone. I was pleased to see how well the library was received. Visitors were excited to hear about library services and the B.J. Palmer button was a huge hit. B.J. Palmer gave out this button during the 3rd Lyceum with the note that it is to be worn, “When you leave home, on the train coming, while at the P.S.C. and on the train going” and it was so much fun telling people the story and reviving a Palmer tradition.
My favorite experience is when I spoke to a couple of chiropractors who had traveled all the way from Kyoto, Japan. One of them was an alumnus who graduated from Palmer 40 years ago and he was excited about the 100 Years Homecoming Slideshow and the B.J. Palmer buttons and wanted to show his pupil. We had pictures taken and talked about how Palmer used to look 40 years ago. He also showed me pictures of his clinic in Kyoto, Japan. This was a very rewarding experience, as I shared these moments with the Alumni community. It is with some sadness that we say “goodbye” for now, in hope to see everyone come back to Palmer at our next Homecoming!