July 31, 2007

Sherman College Names Gallery of Honor Inductees

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic has recognized seven exceptional individuals in the profession by inducting them into its prestigious Gallery of Honor. The Gallery of Honor, housed in the Scallon Building on the college’s 80-acre campus in Spartanburg, SC, includes those special individuals who have demonstrated significant and long-standing support for Sherman College and have contributed to the advancement of straight chiropractic. Each inductee is honored by the inclusion of their framed photograph and biography in the gallery.
New members include the following:

>Jose Maria "Pacha" Galetto is co-founder of the Argentine national professional organization that is dedicated to the development of vertebral subluxation-centered chiropractic in Argentina.

William G. Garren, D.C., joined the faculty at Sherman following his graduation in 1977. He taught technique for 30 years, helping Sherman graduates hone and perfect their adjusting skills. Garren has touched many lives through the students he has taught who are now practicing chiropractic and through the specific chiropractic care given to his practice members during his years in private practice.

Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D., D.C.H., became the third president of Sherman College in 2001 and served in that capacity for four years. He was the first African-American to become president of an accredited chiropractic college. He also served on Sherman’s Board of Trustees from 1997-2001. His contributions to Sherman have been extraordinary, particularly in helping diversify the college community and strengthening the college’s role in the Spartanburg community.

David B. Koch, D.C., served as the second president of Sherman College from 1997 through 2000. Under his leadership, the college constructed the Theron and Selma Olsen Building, gained candidacy status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and enhanced technology on campus. Koch has lectured and written extensively on chiropractic philosophic themes and has been teaching philosophy to chiropractic students since 1981.

Philip McMaster, D.C., was involved in the establishment of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and has been instrumental in its development over the years as faculty member, administrator and trustee, becoming chairman of its Board of Trustees in 2003.

Terry A. Rondberg, D.C., is a chiropractic advocate and activist. His many contributions to the advancement of vertebral subluxation-centered chiropractic include founding the World Chiropractic Alliance, launching The Chiropractic Journal, founding the peer-reviewed research journal the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, and authoring and publishing several highly acclaimed chiropractic books.

Robert M. Shaner, D.C., has been in practice since 1980. He has touched many lives through his chiropractic practice, and countless others have been served by the students he has referred who are now practicing doctors of chiropractic. He has been a consistent and generous supporter of Sherman College, both financially and through student referrals.

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