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04/24/01

Reunions for Classes of '76, '81, '86, '91 and '96 to be Held During Lyceum 2001

APRIL 24, 2001 -   Sherman College and Penn Straight alumni who graduated in 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996 will enjoy an added treat during this year’s Lyceum: fifty percent off Lyceum tuition. This year’s Alumni Reunion will be held Friday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. Here’s a look at the Reunion chairs who are organizing the event:

Class of ’76: Catherine Silver-Riddell, D.C.
Silver-Riddell opened a solo practice in 1978 after moving from her native New Jersey to Inwood, WV, where she met and later married her husband, Roland, a mortgage banker. A step-mom to six, she added to the family when she gave birth to a son and daughter. Nearly full-time practice and mom-related activities keep Silver-Riddell busy, but she’ll be at the reunion to greet the other pioneering chiropractors who graduated from Sherman College 25 years ago.

Class of ’81: Peter Lope, D.C.
Since graduating in March 1981, Lope has been in private practice in New Jersey. He married in 1989, and he and wife, Joan, celebrated the birth of a daughter in 1994. Lope teaches nationally for Harrison Chiropractic Biophysics seminars and was named Chiropractor of the Year by CBP in 1992. He is a member of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO) and the Garden State Chiropractic Society. From 1995 to 1997, he served on the Garden State Board of Directors. His practice is located in Morganville.

Class of ’81: Terry Van Dervort, D.C.
Van Dervort is rallying the class of June 1981 to join him at Lyceum this year for their 20-year reunion. A native of Pennsylvania, Van Dervort attended Penn State University prior to enrolling at Sherman College. Since 1984, he has maintained a full-time practice in Fort Mill, SC. He is a member and past president of the Palmetto State Chiropractic Council.

Class of ’81: Bill Vecchioni, D.C.
Vecchioni, a September 1981 graduate, practices in Dearborn Heights, MI, where he takes time out to hunt, fish, raise champion chocolate Labrador Retrievers and perform Civil War re-enactments. (Perhaps you’ve seen him in the movies?) He and his wife, Donna, are celebrating their 19th anniversary this year.

Class of ’81: Monica Kemp, D.C.
A graduate of the December 1981 class, Kemp invites her former classmates to join her at Lyceum this year to renew friendships as well as gain continuing education credits for license renewal. Kemp began her practice in June 1982 in Greenville, SC. She maintains a family practice while raising her four sons.

Class of ’86: Audrey Berdeski-Osmak, D.C.,

and Heather Bateman-Freeman, D.C.
In the 15 years that have passed since graduation, Berdeski-Osmak and Bateman-Freeman have stayed in touch with each other regularly and are working together to chair the 1986 reunion. This friendship inspires them to reach out to fellow alumni from 1986 and urge them to attend Lyceum and their 15-year reunion.

Class of ’96: Sharon Sutliff, D.C.
Following her graduation in 1996, Sutliff practiced with her husband, Pete Sutliff, D.C., ‘96, near Detroit, MI. She then took a break from practice to teach college anatomy and physiology for several years. The couple also had a second child less than a year ago. Sutliff says she misses chiropractic and is eager to start practicing again.

Class of ’96: Chip Kern, D.C.
Kern opened an objective straight chiropractic practice in North Myrtle Beach, SC, after graduating in December 1996. He has received the Sherman College Rookie of the Year award and the Chiropractic Career Advisor of the Year award, both in recognition of his efforts in student recruitment. He is now working part time from his office recruiting students for the college. Chip serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations and is a featured speaker at the FSCO TRIUNE seminars.
 


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