In January 2015, Shane Carter, D.C., M.B.A.,
was appointed dean of clinics for Palmer’s
Port Orange campus, overseeing the Port Orange
and South Daytona clinics as well as clinic outreach
services to several community organizations.
To say Dr. Carter has his roots in Florida might be
somewhat of an understatement. He grew up in
Orlando, earned his B.S. degree from Rollins College
in Winter Park and received
his Doctor of Chiropractic degree
at Palmer’s Port Orange campus.
Other than several years in private practice, his entire
professional career has been devoted to Palmer
College. It all began as a student in 2002, where
Dr. Carter’s trust in Palmer’s heritage and the
Palmer brand allowed him to take a leap of faith
and enroll in the first Port Orange class. Following
his graduation, he began his career with Palmer as
a part-time clinician. A few years later, he became
an instructor and in 2010 joined the administration
as assistant director of clinics. In 2012, Dr. Carter
became director of clinics.
“Who would have thought that the very place
where I started my chiropractic career would become
the clinic of which I’m now dean,” says Dr.
Carter. The Port Orange clinic, once known as the
Allen Green Civic Center, was at the time the only
building comprising Palmer’s Port Orange campus.
Billboard announcing the
very first class on Palmer’s
Port Orange campus.
The 10-year reunion of the Port Orange campus’
first graduating class was held during the 2015
Homecoming. “Alumni attending the 10-year reunion
were very proud, as am I, to see that one of
their own has attained such a coveted position
within the College,” Dr. Carter adds.