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Sherman College of Chiropractic

Student Ambassador Program

Our Mission

The Student Ambassadors are a select group of students committed to representing the vision and mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic. Student Ambassadors serve as an extension of the Executive Office as a concierge to the guests of Sherman College, prospective students, alumni, and the Upstate community.

Ambassadors embody the core values of Sherman College and founding principles of the chiropractic profession with the utmost professionalism. Ambassadors are the role models of Sherman College in bringing chiropractic to the world.

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Leadership Activities

SAs are taught professionalism, exceptional communication skills, and leadership through participating in leadership activities.

Quarterly Dinners

Each quarter, a dinner is held to show appreciation to all who spend so much time promoting Sherman College and chiropractic.

Community Involvement

SAs team up with campus clubs and local and national organizations to assist the community in as many ways as possible.

Campus Visits

One of the responsibilities of an SA is giving tours to visitors during campus visits, Showcase Sherman Weekends, and Lyceum.

Student Ambassador Program Application


The Ambassador program is a rewarding program that involves commitment above and beyond that of the normal student at Sherman College. If you would like to be considered for the upcoming quarter, fill out an application. Completed forms can be emailed to admissions@sherman.edu

Meet the Officers


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Aixa Santos Rivera
ajsantos@sherman.eduVega Baja, PR

Activities/Hobbies: I like to be active (gym, hike, try a new sport) also I like to watch movies and read some books in my free time

Why Chiropractic: Because I want to have the opportunity to help others just using my two hands

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman is awesome! I love the family environment

 

 

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Chris Marrone
camarrone@sherman.eduSouth Plainfield, NJ

Activities/Hobbies:  Triathlon, Movies, Anything outdoors

Why Chiropractic: Chiropractic is an absolutely amazing profession built around working with the bodies inborn potential to heal itself. In no other profession do you get to work as closely with this innate potential as we do. I want to share the chiropractic message all over the world and work to make sure that every man, woman, and child is under the care of a principled chiropractor. Without interference to the nervous system, the human body is capable of amazing things and I want to dedicate my life to making sure that I can remove that inference from as many people as humanly possible.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the philosophy. I love how dedicated the professors are to making sure that we are learning and understanding the philosophy of chiropractic amidst all the required more medical based classes.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: My favorite part of the upstate region is how cheap movies are. I am from New Jersey so I am used to paying 11-12 dollars for a movie. Movies here are 6 dollars and you get an awesome reclining chair. WIN!

 

 

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Andretti Montalvo
amontalvo@sherman.eduJayuya, PR

Activities/Hobbies: Volleyball Player, President of Microbiology Student Association in Ponce Puerto Rico.

Why Chiropractic:   Chiropractic is the profession that really shows us how to care about ourselves. Taking care about of spine and correct the subluxations that are interfering in many ways to the normal functions of the body.  I decided to be a chiropractor because I always believe that beyond the educated mind, exists something that really works inside us, and that’s called innate.

Favorite thing about Sherman: The feeling of being part of a Family.

 

 

 

Meet the Ambassadors


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Courtney Brosious
clbrosious@sherman.eduWest Hazleton, PA

Activates/hobbies: Having dinner with my friends, hiking, going to the beach, and playing the guitar 

 Why Chiropractic: As a baby and a young child I got sick pretty often. My Mom became a CA in a chiropractic office when I was 7 years old and I received my first adjustment. From that moment on getting sick became a rare occurrence and felt great after adjustments. By the age of 10, I realized the amazing impact chiropractic care had on my life and others, and just knew that was what I was called to do.

  Favorite thing about Sherman: The family atmosphere and the relationships that I have built over the last 3 1/2 years. There aren’t many schools out there where you feel the bond and love immediately like you do at Sherman.

 Favorite thing about the Upstate: How there is a little bit of everything so close by. One day you could find yourself enjoying the big cities with all their sights and sounds, or you could find yourself hiking in the mountains being at peace with nature.

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Letitia Clay
lcclay@sherman.eduNewport News, VA

Activities/Hobbies: Gym/ Running, Tap Dancing, Theater Arts, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Why Chiropractic: I choose chiropractic because I believe chiropractic is what our society needs. When it comes to healthcare, people are ignorant to the fact that our bodies were created to heal. Too many individuals are dependent upon medications and vaccines to do the job that our bodies were designed to do. Through chiropractic, I am able to communicate a message of hope to people and help them to live life at their best. Once I learned what chiropractic really is, it just made sense and lined up with the kind of doctor I want to be.

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman is one of the few schools that remains true to the philosophy of chiropractic. The philosophy based curriculum is one of the qualities of Sherman I appreciate the most because I believe it is the foundation that sets students a part in the world to be the best chiropractors in the field. Chiropractic is a full package of science, art, and philosophy, and every part must be utilized. I know that once I graduate I will have the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge in order to make a difference in the realm of chiropractic care. Also, Sherman has some of the most genuine and supportive faculty I could ever ask for in a college.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: The Upstate Region has basically everything you need to survive. Everything is within a few minutes drive and that makes it very convenient for students.  

 

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Lauren Corvi
lrcorvi@sherman.eduColumbia, SC

Activities/Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends. On the weekends I enjoy hiking, hanging out downtown Spartanburg, and traveling as much as possible.

Why Chiropractic:  Truthfully, chiropractic sort of fell in my lap. My best friend went to Sherman College and invited me to Lyceum. I immediately fell in love with the philosophy and mission of chiropractic. The ability we have as chiropractors to help others and empower people to choose a healthier, happier life.

Favorite thing about Sherman: I love that Sherman feels like one huge family. Everyone knows your face, if not your name and your story. People are always willing to lend a hand or shed some advice. Truly some of the greatest staff, team, and colleagues.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: The weather is beautiful. It is close to the mountains and not too far from the beach. There is always something going on and festivities to attend.

 

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Jimmy Craft
jecraft@sherman.eduWhitesburg, KY

Activities/Hobbies: Student Leader at Hope Church SC. Love to travel and experience different cultures and relate to people from different backgrounds.

Why Chiropractic: I chose chiropractic because it allows me to keep my personal belief of self-healing and that the body has the given intelligence to heal itself when needed. I have always been interested in the health care field and this profession matches or relates the best to my personal beliefs on health.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing a bout Sherman is the close-knit family atmosphere. I come from a small undergraduate school and there are about the same amount of students at Sherman. From day one the doctors, students, and staff go out of their way to help in every aspect of your life.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: The Upstate Region has become my new home so to speak! I love what it has to offer. They literally have everything you would need in a short distance. The mountains, hills, beaches, coasts, big city life and everything in between are all 3 hours or less from here and that was one thing that brought me here!

 

 

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Stephanie Dubel
svdubel@sherman.eduShrewsbury, NJ

Activities/Hobbies: Working out, bar trivia, hanging out with friends, laying out in the sun

Why Chiropractic: My father is a chiropractor so I have had chiropractic my entire life. When I was old enough, I began to work in his office as a CA. I saw people of all different ages and levels of health come in and out of his office. My dad changed some of these people’s lives by giving them a chiropractic adjustment with his hands alone. I wanted to be able to have this amazing power to help people with just my hands and that is why I chose chiropractic.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the family I have made here. Moving from New Jersey, I didn’t really know anyone at all. The people in my quarter have become some of my best friends and it’s really cool we get to all go through this experience together.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: I really like downtown Spartanburg for when you need a break from school work or a bite to eat. They have a bunch of good restaurants and bars that are fun to hang out at. I also really love Greenville. It’s a good place to escape to on the weekends and there is so much to do there. Spartanburg is a really good central location for other bigger cities. Asheville and Charlotte are about an hour away, Greenville is only 30 minutes and Atlanta is about 3 hours.

 

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Chris Gehrke
cpgehrke@sherman.eduGreensboro, NC

Activities/Hobbies: Playing sports. Watching sports., Listening to music. Hanging out with friends.

Why Chiropractic: I want to make the world a happier place by making people healthier.

Favorite thing about Sherman: The people

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: The weather is nice and the mountains are close.

 

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Nicole K Mercado Zapata
nkmercado@sherman.eduArecibo, Puerto Rico

Education:  BS Concentration on Biology at Pontifical University Catholic of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus. Pharmacy Technician at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus

Activities/Hobbies: Make Friends, Dance, Zumba, Swim

Why Chiropractic: Helping others is one of my greatest satisfaction. I truly know that Chiropractic will make a difference in people’s life. Chiropractic is not about feeling better, it’s about healing better.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the family atmosphere.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: My favorite thing about the Upstate region is that you are not far away from anything. There are family fun activities close by, like visiting the zoo and aquarium.

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Joe Messina
jfmessina@sherman.eduProspect, CT

Activities/Hobbies: My wife Sam is a recent Sherman Graduate in December 2015. Outside of Sherman, we enjoy our full-time practice Vital Chiropractic in Lexington SC. We also enjoy spending time camping at the lake with our two dogs.

Why Chiropractic: When I moved from Connecticut with my wife so she could attend Sherman, I really didn’t know what chiropractic was. Once she started I learned more and more about the philosophy and why chiropractors do what they do, I knew this is what was I called to do in order to help others be the best that they can be and to make a difference.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman other than the family environment is the philosophy which we start learning our very first quarter. What we do as chiropractors is very important but why we do what we do is even more important. It is our why that makes us stand out from all other fields.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: My favorite thing about the Upstate is no matter what my wife Sam and I want to do its not far away. We are close to Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte, and the Mountains. There is no shortage of fun things to do within driving distance.

 

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Christian I Ortiz Torres
ciortiztorres@sherman.eduTrujillo Alto, PR

Education: General Sciences with minor concentration in Biology 

Activities/Hobbies: Delta Sigma Chi Chiropractic Fraternity Member, Play Basketball, Listening to good music and Watching Movies

 Why Chiropractic: After 21 years of being an Asthmatic patient, chiropractic arrived in my life and CHANGED it completely. I want to give people the opportunity to have their lives changed forever like Chiropractic did for me.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the awesome family and friendly environment, everyone knows each other! The desire of the entire faculty to help you achieve your success, and the desire of making you the best Chiropractor you can be, is amazing.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: My favorite thing about the Upstate is how everything is the cost of living compared to everywhere else which is great for us being students. Everything is close and the weather is nice.

 

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Stacy Rodsater
serodsater@sherman.eduKnoxville, IL

Activities/Hobbies: Chiropractic Student Government Secretary, WCCS

Why Chiropractic: I chose chiropractic because I wanted to be able to change people’s lives for the better. My goal as a chiropractor is to empower my patients through education and amazing care and help them live their best lives.

Favorite thing about Sherman: I love the small size of Sherman. I’ve really benefited from the extra one on one attention here.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: There are lots of awesome places to hike and be outdoors.

 

 

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Jennifer Sotomayor Pabón
jsotomayorpabon@sherman.eduJuana Díaz, Puerto Rico

Education: B.S in general sciences with minor concentrations in Biology and Chemistry

Activities/Hobbies: Read, Exercises and spend time with my family

Why Chiropractic: I decided to become a Chiropractor because through my studies in college I noticed that by the years the people were getting sicker without explanation. I was looking for an answer to those peoples and bring hope back to their lives. That’s when I found the Chiropractic profession. Chiropractic is AMAZING, understand that our body has their own ability to heal is the key to being healthier. I chose Chiropractic because I want to bring hope back to the hopeless by educating the world on how amazing our body is and the importance of being subluxation free. CHIROPRACTIC IS LIFE.

Favorite thing about Sherman: I love Sherman College of Chiropractic besides being the most complete Chiropractic school having a solid base in Philosophy, Science, and Art; is the perfect place to feel like you are at home. Here at Sherman College, you can feel the love and passion of every single person in the school and for me that is AMAZING.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: Upstate Region has beautiful weather and it is close to the mountains and to the beach, it’s a perfect place to live.

Chris Tucker
cttucker@sherman.eduRock Hill, S.C.

Reside Prior to Sherman: Columbia, S.C.

College: University of South Carolina

How Did I Get Here: Being from South Carolina, and knowing an awesome doctor, who is an alumnus of Sherman, and attending Sherman Showcase in 2016, I knew that Sherman’s was the right choice for me. From the warm feeling I received from Ambassadors and the family feel from staff and administration, I knew I had to come to Sherman.

Why Chiropractic? For me, Chiropractic is more than just correcting subluxations.  It’s about giving someone a better option in life by increasing their quality of life and allowing them to do what matters most to them. Chiropractic is Life!

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Mike Williams
jmwilliams@sherman.eduAbingdon, VA

Activities/Hobbies: Football coach, Track coach, Outdoor activities

Why Chiropractic: I wanted to be a chiropractor for many years but decided to wait until my kids were out of high school.

Favorite thing about Sherman: The family atmosphere.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: Location. Close to both the beach and the mountains.