San Jose Campus Spring Graduation

San Jose Campus Spring Graduation

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Thirteen graduates received their Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degrees at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus Spring Quarter 2014 commencement on June 6 in the ballroom of the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel.

Jason Hodges (Nevada City, Calif.) and Grayson Renbarger (Scotts Valley, Calif.) graduated as class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Hodges graduated with Cum Laude (3.5-3.69) honors, and was also recognized for his selection to Palmer’s San Jose Campus chapter of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society, the oldest and most distinguished honor society in the chiropractic profession.

Justin Tan (Calgary, Alb., Canada), received the Clinical Excellence Award, which is presented to the graduate who has uniquely distinguished him- or herself during the internship portion of their educational experience at Palmer’s San Jose Campus, and has performed the tasks of the student doctor with exceptional proficiency in the following categories: patient diagnosis; chiropractic technique; radiography; and case management.

Jennifer Mulford (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Grayson Renbarger tied for their selection as the Student Fellow Award honorees. Selected by members of the graduating class, the Student Fellow Award is presented “in recognition of service and leadership while upholding the values of her class, college and profession.”

Justin Tan also received the following special awards and honors:

  • The Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, which is selected by a faculty panel, and recognizes a deserving graduate for his or her “distinctive accomplishment and contributions to the philosophical principles of chiropractic as a student at Palmer College’s West Campus” (presented by Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., MPH, SJ Campus president).
  • A special award for serving as an executive officer of the San Jose Campus Associated Student Government (ASG), as well as a member of the Campus Guides, an organization of volunteer students from each Palmer campus, who conduct campus tours for prospective students and assist at major College events (presented by Tomilyn Thornberry, ASG president).
  • A special award for his service as a member of the San Jose Campus Guides (presented by Dan Skinner, Campus Guides vice president).

Dr. Edward Cremata, a 1982 graduate Palmer’s San Jose Campus, who has maintained a practice at Fremont Chiropractic Group for more than three decades, presented the commencement address, “Yes, You Have Chosen Your Profession Well.”

Members of the 129th graduating class at Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose Campus, who received their diplomas at the Spring Quarter '14 commencement on Friday, June 6, in the ballroom of the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel.

Members of the 129th graduating class at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus, who received their diplomas at the Spring Quarter ’14 commencement on Friday, June 6, in the ballroom of the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel.