Donald LeBlanc with his wife, Kristen, on clinic induction day, Jan. 8, 2018.
Donald LeBlanc, a Canadian student on Palmer's Florida campus, chose chiropractic because he knew he wanted a patient-centered health career. His personal experience with chiropractic as well as an encounter with an alumnus helped him choose Palmer College.
LeBlanc is now a student ambassador for the Palmer Center for Business Development and a scholarship recipient who understands the impact of giving back.
"As a student ambassador, I encourage students to apply for as many scholarships as possible, because it helps," says LeBlanc. "I used my scholarship funds to pay for parts 2-4 of boards. It really eased my stress and helped me focus on next steps rather than trying to budget for basics."
"The scholarship has made a big difference in my educational journey."
LeBlanc chose Palmer because of the College's reputation as the fountainhead of chiropractic, its vast network of alumni and leadership in sports chiropractic. Now that he's a student and scholarship recipient, he's even more impressed.
"It makes a school more appealing to know that the alumni care enough to give back," said LeBlanc, “And it also makes me want to do the same when I’m an alumnus."