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.
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
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.,
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.