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June 2009

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic



Farrell Grossman, DCSherman Regent Farrel Grossman, D.C., Elected FCLB Board Chair

Regent Farrel I. Grossman, D.C., of Charleston, SC,  was elected Board Chair of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) at the 83rd Annual Congress, May 6-10, 2009, in Hollywood, CA.

As Chairman of the Board of the FCLB, Dr. Grossman will be responsible for leading the FCLB in maintaining high, uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation, discipline, and education. Dr. Grossman also serves as District V regional director on the board of directors.

The FCLB acts as a central communication and service organization for chiropractic licensing boards throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Responsible for promoting patient protection, the FCLB assists member boards in setting standards for regulation and in credentialing chiropractic.

Dr. Grossman is a 1985 graduate of Sherman College. He is past president of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and member of the Sherman College Board of Regents. He received the Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College in 2008.

Three Alumni Installed as SCCA District Directors

The South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) installed new members to its 2009 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Board Retreat held June 7-11, 2009 in Napa Valley, California. 

Dr. Gabe O’Sullivan (2001), of Spartanburg, SC, was installed for his second term as the SCCA District Nine Director, which includes Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties. 

Dr. Brian Quattlebaum (2006), of Charleston, SC, was installed as the SCCA District Three Director for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties

Dr. Tyrone Wallace (1994), of Lake City, SC, was installed as the SCCA District Five Director, which includes Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.

Their duties include organizing meetings and keeping members updated on current news and events within the SCCA. The South Carolina Chiropractic Association is a professional trade association representing hundreds of doctors of chiropractic in South Carolina in conjunction with chiropractic assistants, chiropractic students and affiliates of the chiropractic profession.

Career Day Brings Six New Applications

by Daria Winnicka, Admissions Representative

More than 40 students traveled from as far away as Idaho to attend Sherman College’s Career Day on May 23 as part of Lyceum 2009. Of the 43 prospective students visiting us, an astounding 19 were applicants! Even better news – SIX more applications came in directly following Career Day. Read more...

Yellow Ribbon ButtonSherman is a Yellow Ribbon School

Military veterans earning their degrees as part of the Yellow Ribbon Program will get a hand from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, beginning with the fall quarter of 2009.

Director of Financial Aid Kathy Wilson looks forward to working with more of the nation’s post-9/11 veterans through this program. "The Yellow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans..." Read more...

Goodbye, Edufolio. Hello, Blackboard!

Sherman College is adopting the Blackboard Learning System during the summer 2009 quarter. Blackboard will replace Edufolio, the online learning management tool college has used for the past several years. We are excited about the expanded array of teaching tools that Blackboard offers:

  • Secure testing environments
  • An assignment tool that integrates with the grade book
  • Grade management
  • Online discussions and internal course messaging
  • Secure blogs and journals
  • Collaborative group writing
  • Integration with social media tools

The faculty is already hard at work learning about Blackboard and moving their content into the new system. Faculty and staff continue to work diligently to ensure a smooth transition as we say goodbye to Edufolio.


Susan NewlinOnly the Beginning -
35 years with Susan Newlin

Susan Newlin joined Sherman College as an administrative assistant to to the VP in July of 1974, the year after our current president, Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C. was born. Susan has been a leader for Sherman College, guiding and assisting the college's growth for more than half of her life.


Bj & mabel Palmer

Buy a Brick - Carve Your Thoughts in Carolina Clay

The Plaza walk offers a unique opportunity to honor, pay tribute or memorialize someone or something
significant in your life by

  • Engraving a brick in your name, your children or grandchildren’s names
  • Engraving a brick in honor or memory of someone
  • Engraving a brick with your name & Sherman graduation date

Remember to be creative! Let’s fill up the Plaza Walk with lots and lots of memories and help support Sherman College’s annual fund!

Up to 39 characters, including letters and spaces, express your thoughts for posterity, while helping Sherman continue bringing straight chiropractic to the world. Read more...

Follow the Adventures of Flat Larry

Flat Larry and BrickFlat Larry, a flattened version of the college’s mascot is traveling the world with Sherman and Penn Straight alumni. Follow his adventures on his travelogue. You never know where Flat Larry will visit or whom he might get to meet.

One of the first places he traveled was to another chiropractic college with Dr. Judy Campanale. Find out which one and why they went there.

Larry the Lion is the mascot for Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. He represents the Sherman Pride. On May 22 he was flattened in a freak accident, but now he travels the world. Sherman alumni and friends are taking him to their offices, on vacation and lots of new places. Anyone can take Flat Larry on an adventure and submit a story and photos.

If some one sends Larry to you, keep him for 14 days or less and then send him to another chiropractor, Sherman supporter or a prospective student. If you can't wait, you can print me out yourself. Here's a file that fits 8.5 x 11 paper and here's a full sized tabloid of Larry that prints out 11 x 17. (These are large files and take several minutes to download.)

If you don’t want to play, send Larry home to:

Alumni Association
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
PO Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304 USA.


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Spartanburg, SC 29304