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Palmer College of Chiropractic receives $100,000 grant for new Learning Commons

Davenport, Iowa –A $100,000 grant awarded to Palmer College of Chiropractic by the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will support campus enhancement plans that will help ensure current and future students have a top-of-the-line learning experience. This is the largest grant ever awarded to Palmer by the RDA. One of the first major projects to be undertaken is a Learning Commons which will provide students with a state-of-the-art learning and study environment.

Learning Commons Exterior

An exterior rendering of the proposed Learning Commons, showing the view looking south from Brady Street.

 “Chiropractic has become an integral part of health-care teams, causing significant job growth for the profession and an increased demand for high-quality chiropractic education,” said Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., chancellor and CEO, Palmer College of Chiropractic. “This grant will allow Palmer to continue to carry out its tradition of delivering the leading educational experience for future chiropractors.”

Palmer conservatively adds $156 million to the Quad Cities local economy each year. Over the past decade, Palmer College has invested more than $50 million in capital improvements on its main campus in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer is focused on student success and has additional capital improvement projects planned over the next five years that will ensure Palmer graduates can change lives as successful chiropractors all over the world.

More than 900 students are enrolled at Palmer’s main campus, and with planned campus enhancement projects the College estimates that enrollment will increase to 1,200 students in the coming years.

Palmer College and Palmer Chiropractic Clinics contribute to the overall health and well-being in the Quad Cities by providing care to more than 10,000 patients with $3 million in pro-bono care to active military and veterans, their families and low-income residents each year. More than 26,000 Scott County residents and 50 million Americans visit a chiropractor annually. Palmer’s continued investment in student learning will have a far-reaching effect on Americans who seek chiropractic care as a first choice for spinal health.

A rendering of concepts for the interior of the Learning Commons.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, with campuses in Davenport, Iowa, San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla., is the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession.

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