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Palmer’s knowledgeable, friendly and helpful admissions representatives are here to help you learn about the exciting career opportunities that start at Palmer College of Chiropractic. These men and women have helped thousands of people select a chiropractic education for a rewarding career.

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa Admissions Representatives

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Andrea Manderscheid PortraitAndrea Manderscheid grew up just outside of the Quad Cities in DeWitt, Iowa. She received her Associates of Arts degree from Scott Community College and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing. "I am honored to be a part of the Palmer family and excited to be working with students to help them achieve their dreams of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic," says Andrea.

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Paula Rummels PortraitPaula Rummels comes from Rock Island, Ill. She joined Palmer in 2014. With an Associate of Art Degree from Black Hawk College, Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., Paula comes to Palmer with over five years of experience in higher education recruitment. "It is a joy to meet, guide and assist students with their educational goals and to see them graduate, be successful and fulfilled in their career is even a greater joy."

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Anthony SchumacherAnthony Schumacher came to Palmer in 2007 and was thrilled to join the best chiropractic college in the world. "My goal is to assist domestic and international students in achieving their dream to become a chiropractor. The curriculum at Palmer prepares students to make a difference in the communities they serve." Anthony graduated from Loras College with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Management.

His territory covers California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Washington, D.C., and all countries outside the United States.

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Davenport_Jennifer_StewardJennifer Steward grew up just North of the Quad Cities in Clinton, Iowa. She graduated from Luther College with degrees in Business Management and Spanish. She joined Palmer College in 2012 and currently acts as the Campus Visit Coordinator

"The excitement and passion on this campus is evident everywhere. It is a very positive and encouraging place to be. I feel this every day from the students on campus, and prospective students definitely feel it when they step on campus to visit. I truly believe I have the best job on campus - meeting interesting people from all over the world who plan to come to this premier chiropractic college."

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Davenport Campus Admissions Administration

Thomas Stempek , M.A., became Vice Chancellor of Enrollment for Palmer College of Chiropractic in April 2014. He graduated with his B.S. in business management in 2001 and his M.A. in organizational management in 2005 from the University of Phoenix.

Tom completed 20 years of honorable service with the U.S. Navy in 1995. He has almost 19 years of experience in higher learning. Upon retirement from the U.S. Navy, Tom worked with ITT Technical Institute in Aurora Colorado from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, he joined University of Phoenix in Orlando, Fla., working his way up from Admissions Counselor to National Director of Enrollment Operations for the entire university network encompassing over 240 campuses and five online divisions. In 2012, he joined Brown Mackie College as Senior Director of Admissions and also worked as the Assistant Campus Director.

"You would be hard pressed to find someone else who has the passion I possess for helping others through education," he says. "I'm a hands-on leader who has committed to bringing innovative ideas on how to better serve our Palmer community, our 28,000 alumni, and assisting our military members look at the chiropractic profession as a great transition from military to civilian, yet continue doing what we do best-helping others help themselves. I love this quote from Henry Ford: 'Success is a matter of attitude. If you think you can, or you think you can't; you are right.'

Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, Calif. Admissions Representatives

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Arthur RiosArthur Rios Prior to joining Palmer College, Arthur Rios worked as an admissions representative for a private for-profit institution, as well as in the career services department for a local medical college.

"I enjoy being part of the Palmer family and like being an integral part of the Admissions Department here at Palmer," says Arthur.

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West Campus - Teresa SalazaarTeresa Salazar is the lead Admissions representative at Palmer's San Jose, Calif., Campus. "Among the things I enjoy most about working at Palmer is one-on-one contact with students and helping them in any way that I can," said Teresa, a San Jose native. "I am also very fortunate to work with a great team!"

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Amy GivensAmy Givens is a Bay Area native. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. Amy continued her studies, earning a Master of Science degree in education with an emphasis in special education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.

Amy has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years. She has a passion for education and loves working with students and their families. Before joining Palmer in 2015, she worked in higher education for a private for-profit program.

When asked about coming to work for Palmer she said, “I am honored to be part of the Palmer family. My greatest pleasure is working with students to help them achieve their dreams of becoming a doctor of chiropractic.”

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Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Fla. Admissions Representatives

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Cordie DardenCordie Darden was born and raised in Georgia. She received her education at Valdosta State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Speech Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and her Master of Public Administration degree. Cordie enjoys working in higher education and has previously worked for college admissions in South Georgia. “I love the atmosphere here at Palmer and I am excited to help students achieve their goals.”

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fl-ben-2Ben Hucker was born and primarily raised in Chicago. He received his education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where he earned his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Secondary Education & History. Ben also worked as an EMT on an ambulance in Chicago for several years while completing his degree.

After college Ben taught High School History/Social Studies in Chicago before moving into College Admissions. “I have a passion for both education and the medical field and I understand the profound impact each can have on a person’s life. It’s an honor to assist incoming students with joining the Palmer family so they can go out into the world and assist others.”

Ben works with both our continental U.S. students as well as our Puerto Rican students to help further their education, reach their goals, and put them on a path to a better future.

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fl-vance-2Vance Mathis was born in Texas and raised in Florida. He received his education at the University of Central Florida, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration specialized in Marketing. He is also a reservist with the United States Air Force at Patrick AFB, FL. “ Palmer allows students the opportunity to thrive in their education and I enjoy being a part of that experience.” Vance assists international students.

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