Palmer’s San Jose campus March graduation highlights
Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose campus celebrated its 132nd commencement at the Winter Quarter 2015 graduation ceremony on March 13 in the theater of the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Syl Corbett (Canmore, Alb., Canada) and Melissa Hoar (Dalmeny, N.S.W., Australia) graduated as class valedictorian and salutatorian, with Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.0) and Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.89) honors, respectively.
Maria Anjoline Lopez (Los Angeles, Calif.) graduated with Cum Laude (3.50-3.69) academic honors.
Corbett, Hoar and Lopez received special recognition for their 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.
Corbett also received the Presidential Scholar Award, which she earned by achieving Dean’s List (3.50 GPA or above) in each of her 13 quarters of study at Palmer’s San Jose campus.
Orlando Hubbell (Chandler, Ariz.) received the Clinical Excellence Award. Selected by the team of clinical professors at the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, the Clinical Excellence Award recognizes the member of the graduating class who has uniquely distinguished him- or herself during the internship portion of their educational experience at Palmer’s San Jose campus.
The Student Fellow Award was presented to Torrey Schroeder (Clovis, Calif.). Selected by members of the graduating class, this award is presented “in recognition of service and leadership while upholding the values of her class, college and profession.”
Morgan Rovetti (Reno, Nev.) received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, which recognizes a deserving graduate for his or her “distinctive accomplishment and contributions to the philosophical principles of chiropractic.” Rovetti also received special awards for serving as a member of the Campus Guides and for her service as an executive officer of Palmer’s San Jose campus Associated Student Government (ASG).
In addition to Rovetti, other members of the graduating class recognized for their service as Campus Guides included: Orlando Hubbell, Shawn Larkin (Las Vegas, Nev.), Torrey Schroeder, Damir Simunac (Sarajevo, Bosnia, Herzegovinia) and Joseph Sullivan (Evergreen, Colo.).
Simunac also received a special award for his service as an executive officer of Palmer’s San Jose campus Sports Council.
Rovetti received her diploma from her father, Paul Rovetti, D.C. (San Jose, ‘85).
Torrey Schroeder received her diploma from her father, Andrew Schroeder, D.C. (Davenport, ‘77). By graduating from Palmer’s San Jose campus, Schroeder became the 75th member of her family to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.
Steven Capobianco, D.C., CCSP (San Jose, ’03),presented the commencement address, “What is Wealth?” Dr. Capobianco practices at ProjectHealth in Littleton, Colo., and serves as medical director for the kinesiology taping company, RockTape.