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Graduate of first Port Orange class appointed dean of clinics

Dr. Carter profile

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.
billboard message, "First Class Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida 10/7/02 Port Orange www.palmer.edu"

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.

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