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
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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