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Florida Campus launches into the future

Breaking ground for Building Three were, from left to right, Palmer Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Robert E. Lee; Florida Campus President Peter Martin, D.C., Davenport ’68; Palmer College Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Davenport ’90, Ph.D., Palmer College Board of Trustees Chairman Trevor Ireland, D.C., Davenport ’70; student and Campus Guide President Christabella Cherubino; Florida Campus Assistant Professor Steven Katz, D.C.; and Port Orange Vice Mayor Dennis Kennedy.
Palmer representatives with shovels in ground

As if on cue, the Space Shuttle Discovery soared over the Florida Campus at this year’s Homecoming, just before ceremonies began for the Feb. 24 groundbreaking of the newest building on campus. The majestic launch of Space Shuttle Discovery symbolized the bright future in store for Palmer College and the Florida Campus.

The new facility, tentatively referred to as Building Three, will provide flexible room formats suitable for student assemblies, large group seating, final exams, Homecoming activities and other campus events. It will also accommodate a relocated and expanded food service area, along with the Bookstore.

“We are committed to enhancing the campus environment for our current and future students, which will support their overall educational experiences at Palmer College,” said Dr. Marchiori. “This investment is all about ensuring continued success in our academic and student programs.”

Vice Mayor Dennis Kennedy said, “Palmer College, congratulations on your new building. We are very pleased that you chose the City of Port Orange as your home and with the excellent working relationship we have developed. We are very happy to have you here.”

Following the groundbreaking, the President’s Reception featured an induction ceremony for two new Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic: Michael Chance, D.C., Davenport ’78, and David Chapman Smith, LLB (Hons), the secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic. Dr. Martin then gave an update on the many exciting developments occurring on the Florida Campus.

The next two days of Homecoming included continuing education that covered nutritional biochemistry’s influence on pain and inflammation; the relationship that nutrition has on chiropractic treatments; traumatic brain injuries and the high risk patient; chiropractic laws and rules in Florida; HIV/AIDS education and updates; and adjustive techniques for the pediatric patient.

Friday’s general session featured Scott Haldeman, D.C., Davenport ’64, M.D., Ph. D., who spoke about chiropractic identity and practice in the era of evidence-based health care. The day’s CE program also included a presentation by Florida Campus Director of Research and Professor Donald Dishman, D.C., on the utility of electro-diagnostics in chiropractic practice. Frank Sovinsky, D.C., Davenport ’81, spoke about the do’s and don’ts of practice management, and protocols for extremity adjusting were presented by Mark Charrette, D.C., Davenport ’80.

Palmer’s Board of Trustees and management team also participated in events throughout the weekend, providing a great networking opportunity for students, practitioners, instructors and guests. Homecoming’s finale celebration featured an excellent ’80s band that had students dancing the night away.

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