Palmer’s San Jose and Port Orange campuses hold prospective student events

Palmer’s San Jose and Port Orange campuses hold prospective student events

San Jose Campus

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The San Jose Campus recently hosted PalmerPalooza 2014, its annual summertime recruitment event, which brought nearly 100 prospective students in for an informative and exciting event-filled weekend.

In addition to California, PalmerPalooza guests ventured from states, including Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Many other prospective students journeyed a bit further to attend PalmerPalooza 2014, traveling from Canada, France and Puerto Rico.

PalmerPalooza guests enjoy listening to Dr. Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP, San Jose Campus dean of Academic Affairs, during one of the interactive classroom presentations.

PalmerPalooza guests enjoy listening to Dr. Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP, San Jose Campus dean of Academic Affairs, during one of the interactive classroom presentations.

PalmerPalooza 2014 kicked-off Friday evening with Casino Night, hosted by the Admissions and Student Services departments, and officers of the Associated Student Government.

The Saturday portion of the program continued with a special presentation by Bill Meeker, D.C., San Jose Campus president, about career opportunities for chiropractic doctors, and the many ways that Palmer College continues to advance the chiropractic profession.

Senior Director of Admissions Recruitment Julie Behn discussed the value of a Palmer education, followed by a summary of Palmer financial aid services by Brenda Alvarez, Financial Aid Department manager.

Guests then toured the campus and took part in interactive classroom sessions and clinical demonstrations presented by members of the San Jose Campus faculty, including: Andrew Allen, D.C.; Makani Lew, D.C.; Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP; Susan St. Claire, D.C.; Randy Waters, D.C.; and Morgan Young, D.C.

San Jose Campus Admissions Representative Bill Riley (center) with PalmerPalooza guests Ariel Scheidt (left) and Dari Saber Motamedi.

San Jose Campus Admissions Representative Bill Riley (center) with PalmerPalooza guests Ariel Scheidt (left) and Dari Saber Motamedi.

The highlight of the day was a special panel presentation featuring practice perspectives and reflections on their experiences as students from San Jose Campus alumni. This year’s panel included: Molica Anderson, D.C. (’13); Marc Grow, D.C. (’12); Daniel Lord, D.C. (’09); Sherry McAllister, D.C. (’96).

“PalmerPalooza is one of our biggest recruitment events of the year,” said Ms. Behn.

During the catered lunch featuring tasty fajitas, PalmerPalooza guests enjoyed meeting with San Jose Campus students, faculty and staff, while also taking advantage of the complimentary care provided by the SJ Campus Sports Council.

During the catered lunch featuring tasty fajitas, PalmerPalooza guests enjoyed meeting with San Jose Campus students, faculty and staff, while also taking advantage of the complimentary care provided by the SJ Campus Sports Council.

“PalmerPalooza is an event that, from start to finish, provides each guest with a great experience, and provides the faculty, staff, student and alumni participants with a great sense of Palmer pride,” said Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., San Jose Campus president.

The next major San Jose Campus prospective student event will take place during Homecoming 2015, the weekend of May 1-3. Prospective students can also schedule a campus visit throughout the year.

Port Orange Campus

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Port Orange Campus visit

A prospective student signs in for a fun-filled and informative day on Palmer’s Port Orange Campus.

On Saturday, July 19, nearly 150 students, parents and children were welcomed to the Port Orange Campus by President Peter Martin, D.C.; Dean of Academic Affairs Donald Gran, D.C.; and Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Tom Stempek.

The group toured both the campus and clinic, participated in faculty presentations and gained valuable information about Student Services, Admissions as well as the greater Daytona Beach area.