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Davenport Homecoming Prospective Student Event draws 160

8/18/2010 (Archived)

co - pse checkPalmer’s Homecoming on the Davenport Campus not only drew alumni back to campus, it also hosted 80 prospective students and their guests to take part in Homecoming events as well as special activities planned just for them.

The Prospective Student Event (PSE) took place on Aug. 13, starting with breakfast shared with Davenport Campus President Donald Kern, D.C., current student members of the Campus Guides, Vogt Leadership, Student Council and Palmer Student Alumni Foundation. They participated in the Interactive Classroom Experience, which consists of “mock” classes in Technique, Chiropractic Assessment, the Anatomy labs and the Palmer Center for Business Development.The students were able to take guided tours of the campus and Palmer family residence (often referred to as the Palmer Mansion) and receive a chiropractic adjustment in the Clinic in the Academic Health Center and partake in Homecoming events (such as presentations by internationally renowned speakers John Demartini, D.C., and Mark Sanborn; a Quad-City River Bandits baseball game; and the Saturday Night Festival). To get a feel for the Quad Cities, they were also given a bus tour of the area.

One of the highlights of the long weekend was the drawing for three $1,000 Palmer tuition vouchers.

“The students were very excited to be on campus and experience a small glimpse of what Palmer has to offer,” said Angie O’Tool, campus visit coordinator. “I heard many students comment that this has helped them decide to attend Palmer. Many also mentioned that they are extremely excited about chiropractic!”

Admissions representatives met with each of the students to answer one-on-one questions, and students were also able to meet with Financial Planning staff.

“Events like these are important not only for prospective students but also for alumni, faculty and staff,” said Ms. O’Tool. “It’s 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.’ I believe these events also reinvigorate staff and faculty as they catch the passion that prospective students have for Palmer and for chiropractic. And, of course, it is incredible to watch prospective students enjoy themselves, connect with current students, and begin dreaming of their lives here at Palmer.”

co - pse classMichael Bovee, D.C. (right), was one of the faculty members who took part in the Interactive Classroom Experience during the PSE.