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5th Annual Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust Sports Symposium Recap

04/11/2016, 8:00am CDT
By Matt Walker

Build the Vision

5th Annual Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust Sports Symposium Recap

Build the Vision!


This is the theme of the future of Palmer and Palmer Rugby. 

We wrapped up a tremendous weekend with our annual alumni banquet. Be on the lookout for the video. 

This year we went with a new 4 speaker format on Friday (4-10pm) and Saturday (8am-2pm) which will be our format going forward. 
Dr. Fred Schofield, Dr. Jeff Levell Dr. Deed Harrison, Dr. Alan Sokoloff delivered tremendous value with the information they presented. 

Both the Mens and Womens Rugby Teams came away with quality wins. The Men won their 2nd conference game to start the season against Cincinnati 39-34 under New Head Coach Michael Lawrenson. The Women smashed a non-conference opponent, the Rockford Ravens, 54-0. 

There was a lot to take away from the Banquet Saturday night. “Junior” Gary Weinstein joined the esteemed ranks winning the 2016 Alumni of the Year and delivered an impactful message to the 120+ students, players, administration, and alumni in the room! 

I discussed the future of Palmer College and the Rugby Program reviewing a vision board that we will be using to develop our future with Players, Administration, Alumni, and the Board of Trustees so that we are all developing Dr. David D. Palmer’s Vision together and working toward 1 GOAL!

Our Goals are Palmers Goals, which is to increase enrollment at Palmer College and utilization of Chiropractic care amongst Society. Do you know how we increase utilization? A: Graduating more Chiropractors. 

In order for us to help Palmer reach their goals of increasing Enrollment and helping our Profession help more people through utilization Palmer is asking us to refer students to Palmer through our REFERRAL TRACKING Portal. 
  www.palmer.edu/trust-referral

Our goal is to refer a minimum of 120 (10/month) interested prospective students a year in an effort that at least 15 students a year will start school at Palmer. 

Together we are BUILDING the VISION!

Palmer Pride!

Dr. Matt Walker  (08’) 
President – Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust
President - Rugby Alumni Association
Member - Board of Trustee’s Athletic Advisory Committee

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