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Homecoming: Palmer Night scores big with prospective students

8/25/2010 (Archived)

co - percuocco pitchIn spite of a thunderstorm that delayed its start, Palmer Night at the Quad Cities River Bandits brought more than 200 prospective students, current students, alumni and employees together for a night of baseball. The game got underway with Vice Chancellor for Academics Robert Percuoco, D.C., throwing the first pitch.

As part of Homecoming’s Prospective Student Event, approximately 80 people interested in attending Palmer College’s Davenport Campus came to Modern Woodmen Park, accompanied by their guests for a total of 165 people.

“Although it rained, our pre-game dinner was held indoors and turned out to be a really nice event,” said Campus Visit Coordinator Angie O’Tool. According to Ms. O’Tool, one lucky prospective student won one of three $1,000 tuition vouchers awarded during Homecoming.

“Events like these are important not only for prospective students, but also for alumni, faculty, and staff,” she added. “It is great for our alumni to see that we are working hard to bring more quality people into the profession and keep Palmer standing strong as “The trusted leader in chiropractic education.”

Alumni also joined in on the evening’s fun by attending the Reunion Years Celebration, which is open to graduates celebrating 5, 10, 15 and other reunion years divisible by five. It allows alumni to renew old acquaintances and enjoy Homecoming in a relaxed setting.

After winning against the Wisconsin Rattlers the night before, local St. Louis Cardinals affiliates, the Quad Cities River Bandits, lost on Palmer Night, 3-5. That didn’t dampen the spirits of the Palmer crowd, though; as the game was topped off with fireworks that lit up the stadium.

Check out the photo gallery for Palmer Night.