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  ADIO/Penn Straight Reunion

The first ever all-school reunion of ADIO Institute of Straight Chiropractic/Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic was held November 19, in Kulpsville, PA, north of Philadelphia. More than 100 alumni, former administrators, faculty and trustees of the now-closed college attended.

The reunion provided an opportunity for people to reconnect with friends and colleagues. It also gave attendees the opportunity to formally thank those who were instrumental in forming and leading the college including the founders, board of directors, administrators and faculty.

ADIO/Penn Straight alumni Judy Campanale, D.C. (1992), Gwen Gardner, D.C. (1988) and Sandy Levenson, D.C. (1981) formed the reunion committee which planned and coordinated the reunion with the help of Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan at Sherman College.

Sherman holds the academic records of the school and a collection of memorabilia donated to and housed in the ADIO/Penn Straight Room on campus. Roldan as well as Sherman College’s Interim President Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C., Alumni Association President Alan Brewster, D.C., of Passaic Park, NJ, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Alan Duesterhaus, Ed.D., attended the reunion to lend support and to meet more of the alumni of the Pennsylvania college.

A formal presentation outlined the history of the school, covering the years between 1978, when the first class matriculated, and 1995, when the school closed its doors due to political pressure. Because the reunion was such a success, the committee plans to organize a bigger and better all-school reunion in November 2007.

Former faculty member Ben Tanner, D.C. of Manheim, PA and Tom Petrisko, D.C. of McKees Rock, PA, enjoyed chatting together.
Reunion Committee members Sandy Levenson, D.C., Gwen Tanner, D.C. and Judy Campanale, D.C. worked hard to organize the reunion party and the Powerpoint presentation with the history of the Pennsylvania college.
More than 100 alumni, faculty, trustees and founders
attended the reunion.

Additional photos can be found (courtesy of Sandy Levenson) at