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Founder’s Day 2022 celebration

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Every October, ATSU commemorates its founder, A.T. Still, DO, with a University-wide celebration honoring his influence on healthcare education and recognizing the alumni who keep his legacy alive. From commemorating osteopathic history in Kirksville, Missouri, to carnival games in Mesa, Arizona, along with a celebratory luncheon on the newest campus in Santa Maria, California, the following celebrations made ATSU’s 130th anniversary a year to remember.

Margaret Wilson, Ariana Peters, Jonathon Kirsch
Dr. Ariana Peters delivers 2022 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture.
student and Ariana Peters hugging
Dr. Ariana Peters hugs student after delivering 2022 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture.
Golden alumni attend alumni reception during Founder's Day
Drs. Daniel Biery, ’72, Stephen Kardos, ’68, Raymond Mathis, ’72, and Paul Poncy, ’72, are honored during the Alumni Recognition Ceremony at White Oaks Barn.
students and families play games at founder's day
At Still-A-Bration in Kirksville, Missouri, kids of all ages play carnival games to win prizes.
students participate in pie eating contest
ATSU students in Mesa, Arizona, play carnival games and compete in a pie eating contest.
Arizona Founder's Day carnival games
Family and friends also participate in various activities, including corn hole.
ASDOH students at Founder's Day
ATSU-ASDOH students join in the fun.
students playing flag football
students posing after flag football game
In Kirksville, Missouri, first-year ATSU students defeat second-year students in the annual flag football game, 13-6.
two cheerleaders during halftime of flag football
The first-year and second-year cheerleaders entertain the crowd during halftime.
Founder's Day flag football
Founder's Day flag football
Founder's Day flag football
In Mesa, Arizona, the ATSU-ASHS Physical Therapy/Physician Assistant team wins the Powder Puff championship game against ATSU-ASDOH, 24-12. ATSU-SOMA wins the coveted Spirit Stick with more than 100 students, faculty, and staff on the sidelines cheering for their team.


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