The theme for Homecoming 2012 was "Vision 2020: Planning for the Future." During the first three days of March, that vision was seen and heard throughout the Florida Campus.
This year, Homecoming included the dedication of a third building, named the Standard Process Student Center, made possible largely due to the generosity of donors Charles DuBois (president of Standard Process), Dr. Michael Chance and his family, and the Dharma Foundation (in honor of grateful patient Michael Singer).
“The Standard Process Student Center is a welcomed addition to both the students and the employees at Palmer. The new building features a larger bookstore and café, patio seating overlooking the lake, and walls of glass with a view of our beautiful campus. It has given the Palmer community a renewed sense of pride,” said Melissa Lingo, director of Student Services for the Florida Campus.
The general session featured Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., who shared his 10-year vision for Palmer College before a packed house in the new student center’s convocation hall.
Many in the audience beamed with pride as they looked out over the campus, which served as the perfect back drop for “looking toward the future.” The inspiration continued into the next day’s general session where William “Bill” Morgan, D.C. delivered powerful messages and shared personal life experiences in his presentation titled "The Value of Living an Inspired Life."
Breakout sessions focused on rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, orthopedic and concussion testing and evaluation for D.C.’s, clinical imaging, Medicare compliance, health and wellness tools, sports chiropractic and practice building. The exhibit hall featured products from event sponsors such as NCMIC; Standard Process; Performance Health, Inc.; MyoVision; and Anabolic Labs.
The President's Reception, scholarship awards, Fellows award presentation and Five-Year Reunion took place Friday night. The weekend culminated with the Saturday Night Finale, which was held on both floors of the new student center, complete with hors d’oeuvres, wine pairings, flaming deserts and a Las Vegas illusionist.
Photo: Florida Campus alumni at the 5-year Reunion.