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October 2009

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic


Timothy Allison Named Faculty Member of the Year

Tim Allison, D.C.Timothy R. Allison is an instructor in the clinical sciences department and in the health center. He holds a B.A. from Grove City College (1975) and a D.C. from Sherman College (1994). Having practiced chiropractic in Pennsylvania for 12 years, Dr. Allison returned to Sherman College in 2006. He was named Faculty of the Year at Bagelfest on October 14, 2009. Read more...

Universal IntelligencePhoto Essay: Students Paint
the Concepts of Chiropractic

Dr. Mitzi Schwartzbauer is trying some different techniques to assess what her students know about the philosophy of chiropractic.

"This way," says Dr. Schwartzbauer, "I can tell what they really think and how well they truly understand the philosophy, which allows me more insight into how to teach them correctly."


Alumni & Friends of Sherman Oyster Roast: Nov. 21Larry cooking oysters

“Alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend two upcoming events that seem to have become tradition,” says Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan.

Mark your calendar for the Third Annual Oyster Roast in the Charleston, SC, area on Saturday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the beach home of Dr. Dale and Debbi Friar. Even if you do not live in the Charleston area, you may want to plan a weekend get-away and join Drs. Jon and Mitzi Schwartzbauer and others from the college for a fun evening with a traditional Charleston oyster roast with frogmore stew. Click here to see who from the college will be there and the cost.

If you will be attending the Parker Las Vegas Seminar, plan to visit with President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., and Sherman alumni and students at a reception on Saturday, January 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rush Presents at Blair Convention

Perry Rush, D.C.At the Blair convention in Atlanta, September 18-19, Dr. Perry Rush. made a two-hour presentation; the first hour was a history of Blair at Sherman College, and the second hour was an introduction of Blair concepts in the primary seminar. Another Sherman instructor, Stephanie Johnson, D.C., attended, as did two Sherman Board members, Dr. Michael Lenarz and Dr. John Hilpisch, several alumni, and a group of Sherman students.

Faculty and Staff Members Take On New Duties:
Duke, Gayler and Lewis

Dr. Tony Duke
Dr. Tony Duke will be serving as interim dean of basic sciences. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position with more than thirty years of experience in higher education, much of it right here at Sherman. He previously served the college as dean of basic sciences from 1982 to 1998.

Joy GaylerJoy Gayler, M.M., M.A. will chair the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IE). The IE committee serves a very critical function for the college including; facilitates faculty involvement in the outcomes assessment process; annually reviews existing outcomes measures and recommends changes if indicated; determines data needed for the evaluation of outcomes measures; prepares and presents reports as needed to the faculty on outcomes studies; facilitates faculty forums and meetings to review findings and make recommendations for curricular changes; based on said findings, to the appropriate committee or administrator and reviews the college’s outcomes assessment process for efficacy.

Crissy LewisCrissy Lewis, M.L.I.S., our new director of learning resources in the Tom and Mae Bahan Library, will assist in the area of institutional effectiveness by heading the survey and data collection area as well as the NBCE data collection and distribution. She will prepare and approve, as needed, data collection instruments and processes (surveys including alumni, student satisfaction, employee satisfaction, accreditation, department and classroom). She will also assist in data collection and analysis as necessary in areas related to institutional research and effectiveness.

B.J. Palmer Shermanpalooza 2009: A Great Success!

Shermanpalooza, a series of four evening events hosted by Sherman College, gave prospective students an opportunity to meet directly with President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., as well as some of our most successful and passionate alumni in the field to chart a new course for themselves that may change the quality of their lives forever.

Events were held in Eatontown, NJ, as well as Philadelphia, Seattle and Detroit. In addition to meeting Sherman’s president, prospective students and D.C.s in attendance met  and chatted with members of the Board of Trustees, who helped develop and host the Shermanpalooza programs. Read more... 

How can we make your online life easier?

Chiropractic Economics is conducting a survey to better understand the online habits of chiropractic doctors. For 15 minutes of your time, you can contribute to their research findings and make sure that Sherman alumni and friends' input is provided. The magazine states that it hopes that this study will produce volumes of thought-provoking data on how chiropractic colleges can improve their existing web sites to make your life easier and your practice more profitable. Their goal is to help the industry's most prestigious institutions--including your alma mater--provide alumni with the best online experience possible.

You most likely received an email from Chiropractic Economics with a link to the survey, but if you did not, you can use the link below. To take the survey, please visit

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If you plan to shop at during the holidays or at any time, please stop by our website first, so that Sherman College will receive a percentage of all sales made through this link.

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ICA Council on Chiropractic PhilosophyCongratulations to the
ICA Council on Chiropractic
Philosophy Diplomate Graduates

During IRAPS 2009, Sherman hosted the graduation ceremony of the ICE Council on Chiropractic Philosophy Diplomate. Dr. Jack Vandervort administers the oath to the attending diplomates, who show their support for the new members by resting their hands on their shoulders. New graduates are, from left to right starting from the second on the front row:

Harold “Skip" George, D.C., LCP, Masahiko Matsushita, DC, LCP,
Beth Risser, D.C., LCP, Terry James Van Dervort, ACP.

Diplomate grads

(not present: James Milliron, D.C., LCP and W. John Cox, D.C., LCP)

IRAPS6th Annual IRAPS: Advances in Chiropractic Philosophy and Research

“Fabulous weekend. Bill Decken and Sherman College need to be congratulated for putting together another great CHIROPRACTIC event. The strength of discussion and caliber of speakers they continue to put together is inspiring.”


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Save the Date: Lyceum 2010 May 27-29

Lyceum 2010

Mark your calendar for May 27-29, 2010, when Lyceum returns to the Sherman campus. Next year's program will feature passionate speakers plus action steps to take back to your practice. Back by popular demand: Justin Kredible

Justin Kredible

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