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December 2009 Newsletter

Sherman College of Chiropractic


Attracting Chiropractors of the Future

by Admission Representative Daria Winnicka

Sherman chiropractors are a great group of people. Of course, I am probably biased, but working with alumni and supporters is something the Admission Office is especially excited about. In my travels as an admission representative, I’ve been fortunate enough to join forces with some of these chiropractors in the college’s mission to bring straight chiropractic to the world. Specifically, I’d like to share the story of two chiropractors, the husband and wife team of Drs. Josh and Benna Click, who have made a huge impact on the future of chiropractic. Read More....

Daria, Benna and Josh
Daria Winnicka, Admission Rep, with Benna and Josh Click, D.C.s

John Hart, D.C.Hart to Present at Dose-Response Conference

Associate Professor John Hart, D.C., M.H.S., will make a poster presentation at the 2010 Dose-Response Conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst April 27-28. His abstract focuses on Cancer Mortality in Low versus High Elevation Counties in Texas.

Dr. Hart will be advancing the mission and getting the name of Sherman College known in this sector of the scientific community. The International Dose-Response Society is dedicated to the enhancement, exchange, and dissemination of ongoing global research in hormesis, a dose-response phenomenon characterized by low-dose stimulation and high-dose inhibition.(

SCCA Board Holds December Meeting at Sherman

Sherman College hosted the South Carolina Chiropractic Association Board meeting on campus December 10, 2009. Following a productive meeting and just prior to lunch, the Board members took time for a photo at the bench they purchased on the Gordon and Helen Brown Student Plaza.

SCCA Board Members Dec. 09

(right - left standing) Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., Dennis Shay, D.C., Regent Brian Quattlebaum, D.C., Joey Mills, D.C., Norman Ouzts, D.C., Brian Hughes, D.C., Gabe O'Sullivan, D.C., Past President Michael Tillman, D.C., Regent Tyron Wallace, D.C. and  Daniel Falk, D.C.

(right - left seated) SCCA Executive Director Nicki Davis, President Elect Don Worley, D.C., President and Sherman Regent Greg Lonscak, D.C., and Secretary/Treasurer Joe Carew, D.C.

Pay it Forward - Creating the Future of Chiropractic

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Sarah Stephens, D.C.Welcome New Faculty Member Sarah Stephens

Sarah Stephens, D.C.,  has joined the Sherman Faculty as a Case Doctor in the Health Center and will also teach X-ray Physics. She is a native of Spartanburg and a 2003 Sherman graduate.  She is married to Kellet and has 11-year-old twin daughters named Georgia and Camille, and a five-year-old daughter named Emma.  She has been helping to run a high-volume, multidisciplinary clinic in Spartanburg for the past five years. "I want to see Sherman grow and prosper," Stephens says, "by educating each student to the best of our ability, and teaching them what they need to know to help their patients achieve their greatest health and wellness."

42 Graduate in Fall 09 and Winter 10

Fall 09 and Winter 10 Graduates

On December 12, 2009, 42 candidates were presented for the degree of doctor of chiropractic. After the invocation by Robert Irwin, D.C., and a welcome by President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., the two recipients of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, Kelvin Ng Say Koon and Adam R. Keeler, made farewell addresses to the assembly. Ng spoke of the impact chiropractic has had in his and his wife’s lives and his plans to return to Singapore to practice. Keeler spoke of his passion for chiropractic.

Dr. Claudia Seay presented the Clinical Excellence Award to Jillian Kersh (F09) and Noreen Siminialayi (W10). The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Kelvin Ng Say Koon (F09) and Jennifer Carson (W10).  Jillian Kersh (F09) and Brett Wharton (W10) received the Service Distinction Award. Dr. Bill Decken presented the Philosophy Award to Adam Keeler.

The commencement address was given by Bill Drake, longtime radio personality and friend of Sherman College. Dr. Kevin Power delivered the Charge to the Graduates. Music was provided by the Sparkle City Brass.

Research Projects Accepted

Two research submissions from Sherman College of Chiropractic Research Department  have been accepted as poster presentations in the upcoming ACC-RAC 2010 conference:

Gibbon Seay Hart Christopher Boone
 Gibbon            Seay              Hart            Christopher            Boone

“Intra- and Inter-examiner Reliability of Mastoid Fossa Thermal Readings Using Chiropractic Instrumentation” by Drs. Cindy Gibbon, Claudia Seay and John Hart.

“Asymmetry in Atlas Bone Specimens: A Pilot Study” by Drs. John Hart, Matthew Christopher and Ralph Boone.

Faculty, Staff and Students Gift it Up for the Holidays

Crocheted Bears

SABCA feeds the Soup Kitchen

Several pairs of shoes, a large box of clothing and a box of canned goods were delivered to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen by SABCA members on Dec. 5, 2009. According to Kiofa Clark, "the participation by the Sherman faculty, staff, and students was tremendous!  We would like to thank everyone who participated."


Nursing Home Goodies Collected by Sherman Faculty and Staff

As suggested by some staff members this year, Sherman decided to make goodie bags for a local nursing home, where 36 women and 8 men reside. Clothing, toiletries, activities and crocheted stuffed bears were collected so that each resident would be remembered during the holidays.


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Lyceum Challenge Experience Available for D.C. Offices

Propel your team to a new level of achievement!  Overcome your obstacles to personal and practice growth. While there is individual achievement and growth to be gained  in the Lyceum Challenge Experience (LCX)– one of the greatest, if not the biggest, benefits is the opportunity to build or reinforce strong bonds and team chemistry within your practice.  The fee for each team member is $50. Due to space and staffing requirements, we can only accommodate the first 45 people who register for the LCX. Read More...

Lyceum Challenge

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