A team of Florida Campus students and
faculty exchanged their textbooks for
hammers and paintbrushes to help the
Halifax Habitat for Humanity finish a
home in Daytona Beach, which is now
occupied by a very deserving family.
The Palmer team painted, hung cabinets
and performed general duties.
They were led by Instructor Michael
Shreeve, D.C., Davenport ’79.
Along with Dr. Shreeve, the Palmer
team consisted of Professor Medhat
Alattar, D.C.; Associate Professor
Dewan Raja, M.B.B.S.; Assistant
Professor Ali Rabatsky, Ph.D.; Assistant
Professor Christina Neros, D.C.;
and students Myrn James and Denise
“I was really surprised when I asked
for help, and we had more volunteers
sign up than we had slots,” said Dr.
Shreeve. “We actually turned people
away. The concept of helping people
to help themselves is one that all of
us representing Palmer embrace.”
Dr. Shreeve plans on continuing the
coordination of Palmer’s partnership
with Habitat by identifying dates and
particular projects that most volunteers
Said Cecilia Cannon, volunteer coordinator
for Habitat, “The labor provided
by Palmer volunteers was an
important part of making it possible
for Family Partner Joann Canidate
and her brother to realize their dream
of becoming first-time homeowners.”
Many people on the Florida Campus,
students and employees alike, serve
their community in a variety of capacities,
both as representatives of Palmer
College and on their own.