April 25, 2012 — The Florida Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic has expanded once again. The college hosted a ceremony to dedicate its newly constructed student center building as part of the Florida Campus’ annual Homecoming event Friday, March 2.
The two-story, 14,000-square-foot building, located on Palmer’s Florida Campus in Port Orange, Fla., will significantly expand support services for the campus’ nearly 750 students. It was named the Standard Process Student Center during the ceremony in recognition of a significant donation to the building from Standard Process Inc.
Additional donations were received from Dr. Michael Chance and his family, and the Dharma Foundation (in honor of grateful patient Michael Singer).
“We are committed to enhancing the campus environment for our current and future students, which will support their overall educational experiences at Palmer College,” said Palmer College of Chiropractic Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD. “This investment is all about ensuring continued success in our academic and student programs. We thank Standard Process for their support of our endeavors.”
Standard Process President Charles DuBois added, “Student centers are often the heart of life on campus and they enhance the spirit of collegiality. Being in a position to support this project is rewarding because it’s a meaningful way we can help the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.”
The new facility provides flexible room formats suitable for student assemblies, large group seating, final examination testing, annual Homecoming activities and other campus events. It also accommodates a relocated and expanded food service area, and the bookstore. The latest campus addition comes just about one year after the college completed a major, multi-phase renovation of its clinical education facility, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, in Port Orange.
“Realigning and expanding our space on campus, as well as in our clinic, allows us to offer services that we, quite simply, weren’t able to fully accommodate in the past,” said Florida Campus President Peter Martin, DC. “As a result, we are now in a better position to serve our student population, which has grown at an incredible rate from the time we opened our doors in 2002.”
Palmer College and Standard Process executives as well as Port Orange community leaders participated in the dedication and ribbon-cutting, including:
- Peter Martin, DC, president, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida Campus
- Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD, chancellor, Palmer College of Chiropractic
- Trevor Ireland, DC, chairman, Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees
- Vickie Palmer, secretary general, Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees
- Allen Green, mayor, City of Port Orange
- Charles DuBois, president, Standard Process
- Troy Tatum, DC, faculty member and faculty senate vice president, Palmer’s Florida Campus
- Jesse Hodges, current student and president of the Campus Guides
Source: Palmer College of Chiropractic, palmer.edu