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Palmer College to Construct Third Building on Florida Campus

9/7/2010 (Archived)

The Florida Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic is growing … again.

The Palmer College Board of Trustees approved on September 2, 2010, a plan to construct a two-story, 14,000-square-foot building on the Port Orange campus, which will significantly expand support services for its more than 750 students.

Developed by the Palmer College senior administration, this campus-improvement plan is a response to growing functional needs on the seven-year-old campus.

“We are committed to enhancing the campus environment for our current and future students, which will support their overall educational experiences at Palmer College,” said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “This investment is all about ensuring continued success in our academic and student programs.”

The new facility, tentatively referred to as Building Three, will provide flexible room formats suitable for student assemblies, large group seating, final examination testing, annual Homecoming activities and other campus events. It will also accommodate a relocated and expanded food service area, and the bookstore. Groundbreaking on the Building Three project is expected to begin in early 2011.

The announcement of this campus addition comes less than three months after the College began a major, multi-phase renovation of its clinical education facility, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, located in the Allen Green Civic Center.

“Realigning and expanding our space on campus, as well as in our clinic, allows us to offer services that we, quite simply, weren’t able to fully accommodate in the past,” said Florida Campus President Peter Martin, D.C. “As a result, we will be in a better position to serve our student population, which has grown at an incredible rate from the time we opened our doors in 2002.”