West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

Students at the Palmer College of Chiropractic West campus in San Jose, Calif., recently conducted elections to select the team of Associated Student Government (ASG) officers who will serve for the 2019-2020 term.

The new ASG executive council taking office effective Summer Quarter ’19 (which begins in July) will include:

  • President: Robbie Butler (Ft. Collins, Colo.)
  • Vice President: Richard Yu (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
  • Secretary: Kaitlin Dick (Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
  • Treasurer: Erin Hallahan (Calgary, Alb., Canada)
  • Athletic Director: Kulvir Nijjar (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Social Director: Alecia Stewart (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
  • Community Service Director: Ainsley Vettese (Calgary, Alb., Canada)

“Palmer West has built a strong reputation for not just graduating competent doctors, but doctors who are leaders in the profession,” said Butler, who in just under two years has served as ASG class-rep, president of the West campus’ student chapter of the California Chiropractic Association (SCCA), and an officer of the Palmer West Sports Council.

Newly elected Associated Student Government (ASG) officers at the Palmer College of Chiropractic West campus include (from left): Erin Hallahan, treasurer; Kaitlin Dick, secretary; Alecia Stewart, social director; Robbie Butler, president; Richard Yu, vice president; Ainsley Vettese, community service director; and Kulvir Nijjar, athletic director.

“It is our job, as students, to continue this tradition. We can’t just point to their achievements for validation of why our program is great. We have to build upon what they’ve done — and with this great group of fellow officers, I’m confident we will continue the tradition of achievement, and keep driving Palmer West forward as one of the premier chiropractic-education institutions.”

About the other new Palmer West ASG officers:

Vice President: Richard Yu (7th Quarter)

A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Kin.), Richard is co-president of the Extremities Club, an academic tutor, and has assisted at several Sports Council events (including the Sea Otter Classic). An avid athlete, Yu has participated in a variety of ASG-sponsored sports events, including the Chiropracturkey Bowl (interquarter flag-football tournament) and the Spikeball Tournament.

Secretary: Kaitlin Dick (5th Quarter)

A graduate of San Francisco State University (B.S., Kinesiology), where she also played on the women’s soccer team, Kaitlin is a member of the Sports Council, and will become co-president of the Soft Tissue Club (with fellow ASG officer Ainsley Vettese) effective Summer Quarter.

Treasurer: Erin Hallahan (3rd Quarter)

A graduate of the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Commerce) in British Columbia, Canada, Erin decided to step away from a corporate job to pursue her passion of “helping people, and making a difference, rather than sit at a desk all day.” She is a member of the Motion Palpation, Extremities, and Rehab 2 Performance (R2P) Clubs, and attended this year’s Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS) Symposium in Indianapolis.

Athletic Director: Kulvir Nijjar (3rd Quarter)

A graduate of the University of California at Davis (B.S., Biological Sciences), Kulvir was drawn to Palmer West because of its strong reputation as a leader in the field of sports chiropractic. An active athlete, he was a member of the basketball team that defeated Life West in the 2019 “Bay Area Classic” game against Life West.

Social Director: Alecia Stewart (3rd Quarter)

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.Sc., Kinesiology and Exercise Science), Alecia was inspired to pursue a career in the chiropractic profession following care she received as a member of the Canadian National Bobsleigh team (provided by 2014 Palmer West alumnus Justin Tan, D.C.). Since entering Palmer West, she has served as ASG class-representative; is a member of the Campus Guides; is an officer of several campus clubs (including SACA and Good Vibes Only); and is active in many others.

Community Service Director: Ainsley Vettese (5th Quarter)

A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Kin.), Ainsley is: vice president of the Soft Tissue Club; active in various clubs, including the Research, Motion Palpation, and SPEAK (patient-education/public-speaking) clubs; and also serves as a member of the Campus Guides. She will become co-president of the Soft Tissue Club (with fellow ASG officer Kaitlin Dick) effective Summer Quarter.