Due to inclement weather expected this weekend, Palmer Chiropractic Clinics – Quad Cities, the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, and the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library – Quad Cities will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Meet our admissions representatives

We’re committed to preparing you for success. That begins with the admissions process. Palmer’s knowledgeable, friendly and helpful admissions representatives are here to help you learn about the exciting career opportunities that start at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

They have helped thousands of people decide the best path toward their career. If you’ve got questions, your admission representative has the answers!

Main campus

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Anthony Schumacher

Anthony joined Palmer in 2007 and has been helping domestic and international students achieve their dreams of becoming a chiropractor ever since. Anthony graduated from Loras College with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in both marketing and business management.

"I am passionate about helping students explore how important their educational decision making process is, and am always delighted to help students discover the many fine attributes that make Palmer College of Chiropractic The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education.”

In addition to helping U.S. students, Anthony is an International Admissions Representative and Designated School Official (DSO) and is able to help advise students from anywhere in the world through the entire process of Admission to Palmer.

“We never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow” – Dr. B.J. Palmer

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Darcy Sromek

Darcy Sromek

Darcy graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in interpersonal communication. Joining the Palmer family in 2018, Darcy enjoys the rich history,  incredible work ethic, and strong outcomes Palmer College of Chiropractic students and alumni bring to the health care field.

“My goal is to be a stepping stone for students in order for them to achieve their dreams in becoming a Palmer chiropractor so that their care can reach people around the world.”

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Kelley Van Keulen

Kelley Van Keulen

Kelley has been serving the Palmer Admissions Department for over 15 years after she spent a number of years working as an accountant in the Financial Affairs Department. Kelley holds an Associate of Arts degree in accounting and business administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management.

“My motivation comes from promoting Palmer College and the chiropractic profession and helping prospective students to achieve their goals.”

Contact Kelley VanKeluen

Florida campus

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Cordie Darden

Cordie was born and raised in Georgia. She received her education at Valdosta State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication with an emphasis in public relations and her Master of Public Administration degree. Cordie enjoys working in higher education and has previously worked for college admissions in South Georgia.

"I love the atmosphere here at Palmer, and I am excited to help students achieve their goals."

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Ben Hucker

Ben, a Chicago native, received his education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in secondary education and history. He also worked as an EMT on an ambulance in Chicago for several years while completing his degree. After graduating, Ben taught high school history/social studies in Chicago before moving into college admissions.

"I have a passion for both education and the health care field, and I understand the profound impact each can have on a person’s life. I love helping students join the Palmer family, so they can go out into the world and help others."

Ben assists Puerto Rican and U.S. students.

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Sue Buro

Sue is originally from Northeast Pennsylvania. She received her education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and physical science. Sue came to Palmer in 2011, and loves assisting students as they fulfill their goals to become doctors of chiropractic.

“Palmer strives to provide students with the very best in chiropractic education, and I am so happy to assist students in any way that I can.”

Contact Sue Buro

West campus

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Teresa Salazar

Teresa is the lead Admissions representative at Palmer's West Campus.

"Among the things I enjoy most about working at Palmer is one-on-one contact with students and helping them in any way that I can. I am also very fortunate to work with a great team!"

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Amy Givens

Amy is a Bay Area native. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. She continued her studies, earning a Master of Science degree in education with an emphasis in special education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.

Amy has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years. She has a passion for education and loves working with students and their families. Before joining Palmer in 2015, she worked in higher education for a private, for-profit program.

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College External Relations (CER) Team

The CER team promotes the chiropractic profession and the value of a Palmer education nationwide. This is accomplished through outreach events, alumni engagement and other enrollment initiatives.


Tasha Rucker

Director of College External Relations
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Kelan Ritchie

College External Relations Representative
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Bill Riley

College External Relations Representative
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Sabrina Acosta

College External Relations Representative
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Amanda McCullough

College External Relations Representative
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Justina Nasato

College External Relations Representative
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