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Prospective Student Event during Davenport Campus Homecoming a big draw for students

8/18/2011 (Archived)

Nearly 90 prospective students and their guests had a great time learning about Palmer and chiropractic on Aug. 12 during the Prospective Student Event held in conjunction with Homecoming on the Davenport Campus. At publication time, 15 of those students already had applied to the Doctor of Chiropractic program.     HC-PSE-2011.jpg

“My family and I had a great time enjoying the interactive sessions that were being taught by the prominent doctors who teach the various courses. My seven-year-old daughter and I loved getting ‘hands-on’ with the human brain, searching for its various parts. We’ve had a great time here on campus and are enjoying the Palmer family interactions,” posted prospective student Chad Alan Vermeulen of South Dakota on Palmer’s Future Chiropractors group page on Facebook.

The annual Prospective Student Event gave participants a glimpse of Palmer’s research facilities, radiology and rehabilitation departments and anatomy lab during the two-hour Interactive Classroom Experience. Not only did participants hear from faculty during the classroom sessions, but during lunch they also had an opportunity to visit with current students and other prospective students in the newly updated Cafeteria.

In the afternoon, students met with Admissions, Financial Planning and Student Services representatives, and they had the option to visit the Academic Health Center as patients. In addition, a bus tour of the Quad Cities was offered, as well as private tours of the B.J. and Mabel Palmer Mansion. A social reception was held in the Mansion Courtyard late Friday afternoon. Visitors enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and music as they relaxed in the beautiful and historic setting.

Guests also received tickets to the Saturday Night Festival, during which the Admissions Department raffled off three tuition scholarships of $1,000 each.

"It was exciting to see so many students excited to learn more about chiropractic in the same place at the same time," said Campus Visit Coordinator Angie O'Tool. "One of the best things about Homecoming is the chance for prospective students to network with the numerous alumni and current students on campus."

Photo: Dr. Kevin Paustian (standing right) talks about palpation and the structures of the spine to a group from the Prospective Student Event during the Interactive Classroom tour.