The group of counselors from Puerto Rico, Canada and the
Quad Cities pause for a photo in the Welcome Center.
In May, Palmer’s Davenport Campus welcomed 17 counselors
from as far away as Puerto Rico and Canada, along with four
Quad-City area high school counselors, for a campus tour and
the opportunity to meet with Admissions Department staff and
other College officials. Palmer worked with AutopistaAmericas
and Junior Achievement of the Heartland to coordinate this visit.
“We want as many people as possible to have the experience
of being on campus; they learn many things they didn’t
know about Palmer and a Palmer education,” said Senior
Director of Admissions Karen Eden. “This is especially true
with counselors. They can better advise students by relaying
their personal experience of the campus culture.”
AutopistaAmericas conducts tours for guidance counselors to
more than 500 different colleges and universities each year,
and this was the first time that Palmer hosted a visit. In June
this group of counselors also visited the Florida Campus.
Because of Palmer’s participation in San Juan Nights for the last
three years, the Admissions Department was selected to participate
in this “reverse tour” for the counselors. San Juan Nights
is a significant recruiting event organized by AutopistaAmericas
that attracts the largest group of prospective undergraduate
and graduate Latino students in Puerto Rico. Through these
annual visits to Puerto Rico, Palmer has provided an opportunity
for more than 350 prospective students to consider chiropractic
as their future career, and Palmer as the best place to
receive their chiropractic education.
Additionally, in June the Davenport Campus Admissions Department
hosted 27 high school counselors from institutions throughout
Wisconsin. The group learned about chiropractic and clinical
education at Palmer, the admissions process, undergraduate
opportunities and articulation agreements. They also visited the
Academic Health Center before participating in a full campus
tour. The counselors’ stop at Palmer was part of a week-long bus
tour of colleges throughout Iowa and Wisconsin.