Student Council president
There are a lot of great
things happening around
campus and the energy
here is definitely up. I
think there are several
things that are contributing to this
phenomenon, including the quality
of our students, an administration
that listens and all the facility
improvements taking place.
For starters, we have great students.
Palmer has attracted some excellent
people to become chiropractors
that will serve their communities
and the world. While it is my
understanding that we continue to
do very well with regard to National
Board scores, more importantly, we
have attracted individuals with great
vision, strength in leadership and a
remarkable dedication to humanity.
It is apparent that many current
Palmer students will be the chiropractic
leaders of tomorrow and
for that I am grateful.
I also believe the current administration
has been very attentive
to the requests and needs of the
students. The student body has
requested wireless communication,
more study space, more sanctuary
space, organic food options,
consistent Student Union hours
and time-off for fall boards.
The College’s administrative team has
been great to work with and have
done an excellent job of making
these ideas come to fruition. I feel
the open dialogue that we have established
with the administration makes
us more confident that future positive
changes will continue to occur.
After our last break, we came back
to beautiful new group study rooms
in the Student Union, which were
extremely well received by early
trimester students. They are the
result of a collaborative effort
between, the Student Council, the
student newspaper The Beacon and
the administration. And they’re a
great place to study those bones!
We also returned this summer to a
new espresso bar—Campus Grounds
Café—which has been very popular
with our coffee and smoothie lovers.
The café’s manager Guy Gerard and
head campus Chef Greg Simmons
have worked with students to set up
a variety of menu options to cater to
the current student environment.
And of course, the new Chiropractic
Learning Resource Center (CLRC)
is being erected as I write this article.
The facility’s digital X-ray capabilities
will also be welcomed by students
as well as faculty, for it is the
future of radiographic technology. I
understand that the space dedicated
to physical therapy and rehabilitation
also will be state-of-the-art.
This is exciting news for current students
and future students who will
eventually use these adjunctive therapies
to help their patients.
Also, students will be able to sample
and utilize the latest software and get
a baseline for the software they’ll need
once they open their own practices.
With all of these advanced features,
the CLRC will enable students to
utilize the full spectrum of the chiropractic
profession, yet allow
them to specialize as well. It shows
a commitment by the College to
continue to graduate the greatest
chiropractors in the world. With
the CLRC, it’s apparent to me that
Palmer is serious about staying in
the forefront of the chiropractic
All of these changes have a positive
effect on the student body. The vibe
on campus is that good things are
happening. And I feel fortunate to
be a part of Palmer at such an exciting
time. While I realize that I will
have more to learn once I graduate,
I’m confident that Palmer has provided
me with the best chiropractic
education available. I’m proud to be
a Palmer student and I believe the
community in which I practice will
appreciate the tools I’ve received
from this great institution.