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West Campus Prospective Student Event is a recordsetting “Palmerpalooza”

Dr. Meeker with alumni panel participants (from left) Dr. Michael Lord, ’10; Dr. Brant Pedersen, ’04; Dr. Sherry McAllister, ’96; Dr. Lisa Stein, ’88; and Dr. Jack Bourla, ’97.
Dr. Meeker stands behind alumni panel

The West Campus summer quarter Prospective Student Event (PSE) on July 16 turned out to be one “Palmerpalooza” of an event, topping the attendance at last summer’s PSE with a record-setting turnout for a student-recruitment event in the school’s 31-year history.

Of the nearly 200 total PSE attendees, more than 80 were prospective students, who ventured from 18 states throughout the U.S, as well as from Canada and Switzerland. By the end of the day, 29 PSE guests had formally submitted their applications.

PSE attendees toured the West Campus, led by the Campus Guides, and were able to experience a sample of the Palmer curriculum via interactive classroom presentations by members of the West Campus administration and faculty. One of the PSE highlights was a panel of West Campus alumni, who shared their perspectives and experiences in clinical practice.

“In my experience, this was the largest and most successful PSE we’ve ever sponsored, and it had a number of impacts,” said West Campus President Dr. Bill Meeker. “Not only was it our chance to spread the word about the excellent value of a chiropractic career, it was also a great time for Palmer’s West Campus community to celebrate and have some fun while expressing its enthusiasm for chiropractic. Everyone did a great job!”

The Summer Quarter PSE was a homecoming, of sorts, for Dave Rovetti, D.C., a 1985 West Campus graduate whose daughter, Morgan, is following a similar career path. “It’s hard to walk around this campus and not be more than a bit envious of the amenities and resources in place today in this impressive building, compared to the old (Sunnyvale) campus. I’m sure my daughter’s experience will be different from mine, but that’s a good thing. That shows progress for the College and for the profession,” said Dr. Rovetti, who practices in Reno, Nev.

The program concluded with a carnival of games hosted by various student organizations. Guests played games for tickets, which were entered into a drawing for prizes at the end of the day. In a special drawing exclusively for students who submitted their application at the PSE, Michael Oldfield, of Alberta, Canada, received a $1,000 check toward his first quarter tuition.

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