All in the family
Cherokee Washington alumnus Jonathan Meylor (in cap and gown) recently became the 32nd member of his family to receive a Doctor of Chiropracty degree, and many family members were in attendance when Jon accepted his diploma from the Palmer School of Chiropracty in Davenport on February 24.
The Meylors are believed to be one of the three largest Chiropractic families in the world, spanning from coast to coast, and includes some of the most successful chiroprators in the country, with many family members who have held positions on boards and committees throughout the nation and have taught at chiropractic colleges and seminars around the country, promoting the art ,science and philosophy of Chiropractic.
It is a Palmer tradition to have Alumni family members walk across the stage with the graduating Doctor, and every time a Meylor graduates it is considered a "show stopper", not only because of the brief pause in the ceremony to get everyone on the stage, but also because of the sustained show of appreciation from the audience with a standing ovation in the middle of the ceremony.
The group in this photo would have been larger, but a big snow storm that day prevented four family members from being there and three chiropractors from North Carolina were also delayed in Chicago.
Jon is the son of Kay Meylor of Cherokee and the late Jamie Meylor, and the grandson of Betty Meylor of LeMars and the late Paul Meylor. Since his graduation, Jon has been precepting with his cousins, Al and Dan Kennedy, at their Chiropractic practice in Cherokee. He plans to open his own practice in Omaha, Neb., and hopes to have that open in July. Photo contributed.