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$300,000 Gift Names Beane Family Active Learning Classroom

Both Cynthia and Evan Beane, D.C. are excited to be part of Palmer’s future and support future students so that the profession and Palmer stay strong.

With new spaces that seamlessly blend collaborative learning with technology and hands-on teaching, Palmer will dare to reach further, to push boundaries and drive chiropractic education to new heights. This dedication to students inspired alumni like Evan Beane, D.C. (Main, ’69) and his wife, Cynthia, to be part of this pivotal time in the College’s history.

With their recent $300,000 gift to support priority capital projects of the College, the future Learning Commons building on the main campus will feature the Beane Family Active Learning Classroom. This space will allow students to practice hands-on skills and learn from peers outside their daily coursework, bringing collaboration and innovation together for student success.

“As an alumnus of Palmer, it’s important that we give back to help provide an environment that will attract the best students,” says Dr. Beane.

Beane’s love of chiropractic comes from watching his father, Ercil Beane, D.C. (Main, ‘37), spread chiropractic around the world through many of his chiropractic missionary trips. After Dr. Beane "As an alumnus of Palmer, it's important that we give back to help provide an environment that will attract the best students," said Evan Beane, D.C.graduated, he and his wife set up shop in Ohio, where Dr. Beane practiced until retirement in 2014. Now, the Beanes want to support future students so the profession and Palmer stay strong.

Construction on the Learning Commons began at the beginning of 2020. The opening of the new interactive space is tentatively scheduled for Spring of 2021. The Learning Commons will become the new home to the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library, the Beane Family Active Learning Classroom, and a variety of group-and individual-study rooms. Connecting to the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, the Learning Commons will be a modern space that integrates collaboration and student life to support the success of future chiropractic leaders.

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