On Friday, Oct. 27 A.T. Still University (ATSU) celebrated Founder’s Day on its Arizona campus. Approximately 550 people attended the event, including ATSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as their families.
The festivities included bounce houses, music, and a Halloween costume contest for kids. ATSU Student Life provided dinner from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning Ted Wendel, PhD, introduced Mesa Councilmember Jeremy Whittaker and Vice Mayor David Luna. Vice Mayor Luna presented ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, with a proclamation by the City of Mesa declaring Oct. 27, 2017 to be A.T. Still University Day. Dr. Phelps then shared remarks, and recognized the Founder’s Day planning committee.
Mykel Estes, MEd, ATSU’s director of Student Life, served as chair of the planning committee. “It’s a great event because it allows our students, employees, and their families to come together outside the walls of our classrooms, clinics, or labs,” he says. “It really was a fun-filled, spirited event.”