What’s Happening on Our Campuses

What’s Happening on Our Campuses

Students enjoyed turkey and all the fixings on the Davenport and Florida campuses at Thanksgiving Day lunches. The sacrifices of all veterans, particularly those in the Palmer College of Chiropractic community, also were recognized. Many in the West campus community observed Thanksgiving Day by participating in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.

Expressing gratitude for veterans
Veterans in the Davenport campus community were honored for their service to the nation Nov. 10. This special recognition is an annual Palmer tradition co-sponsored by Board of Trustees General Secretary Vickie Anne Palmer, H.C.D. (Hon.), F.P.A.C. The event included guest speakers, an on-screen list of all student, faculty and staff veterans, and refreshments. Veterans Day cookie bouquets from Ms. Palmer were presented to guest speakers.

Student and employee veterans from the Florida campus community were treated to a luncheon in recognition of their service to our country. The event was coordinated by Dawn Funk, student activities coordinator. This year those in attendance received a special treat. A patriotic floral arrangement and chocolates were placed at every table, compliments of Ms. Vickie Anne Palmer. Her message thanking our veterans for their service was read by Florida Campus President Peter Martin, D.C.

Col. Cajigal speaking at the Davenport campus Veterans Day event.

Florida campus veterans share a meal at the Veterans Day lunch.

Grateful for our Palmer family on Thanksgiving

Students who stayed on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday spent time with their Palmer families on the Davenport and Florida campuses. More than 100 students and family members in Davenport were served Thanksgiving lunch by 20 faculty and staff volunteers. Palmer’s Florida campus hosted a classic Thanksgiving Dinner for 45 students and guests, served by 16 faculty and staff members.

On the West campus, students and faculty participated in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot—the largest of its kind in the nation, with more than 20,000 participants, including the Palmer Spine and the West campus Sports Council. Read more about this event in the Palmer News blog.

These two children are ready to serve dessert at the Florida campus Thanksgiving event.

Staff and faculty enjoy a chance to serve students at the Davenport campus Thanksgiving lunch.