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January 2010 Newsletter

Sherman College of Chiropractic


Shadow DaySend a Prospective Student to
Shadow an Intern Day
, February 25

The comment we hear most often about why people choose Sherman is that when they visited the campus, they liked the people and the energy here. About 20 percent of people who visit campus career events choose Sherman and chiropractic. A perfect time for a prospective student to visit Sherman is on Shadow an Intern Day, when students get to spend time with interns in the health center. Two Shadow an Intern Days will be held this year: Feb.25 and July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Prospective students will

  • Observe patient visits for screenings and adjustments
  • Learn about the daily responsibilities of a chiropractic intern
  • Tour our digital x-ray suite to see how chiropractic x-rays are taken
  • Learn about the different technique classes and the Clinic Challenge Experience
  • Get a transcript evaluation and advice about meeting pre-requisites

Shadow an Intern Day is the perfect way for prospective students to discover whether chiropractic is the right career. Help grow the profession by telling the people you know about Shadow an Intern Day and encourage them to become a part of the Sherman PRIDE.

Students can register free

Irwin Speaks at the 20th K. R. Jones Philosophy Forum

In the late 1980s, Ken R. Jones, D.C., started a group of philosophy forums to rejuvenate chiropractic philosophy in Columbia, SC. After he passed away, the South Carolina Chiropractic Association continued the forum and renamed it in honor of Dr. Jones. Speakers come from all over the country and donate their time on the podium to support chiropractic philosophy. A wide range of chiropractors attend of the forum, from local practitioners to college presidents. 

This year’s speakers include Sherman’s own Vice President for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin, D.C., and Sherman alumni, Dick Plummer, D.C., who has spoken at the program every year since its inception, as well as Beth Ehlich. Other speakers include Drs. Ernie Panza (another 20-year veteran of the program), Don Parkerson, Carl Tompkins, Julie Peterson, Bobby Findley, John Boutwell and Jay Holder. The forum includes two hours of board requirements, so the 18-hour program may allow attendees to complete a full year of continuing education credits.

Proceeds from the Philosophy Forum help to fund the K. R. Jones Memorial Scholarship awarded by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. 

This year’s Forum will be held at Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, SC, Feb. 6-7. Registration is available on the SCCA website.  (

Recognition through Research
Read Winter 10 News

Luo and Hart Publications

Dr. George Luo

Luo, J. and Luo, P.G., A new method for multi-group cancer outlier differential gene detection, InterStat, January, 2010. (Available from

Dr. John Hart

Hart J. Literature support for subluxation theory. Chiropractic and Osteopathy 2010. (Available from

The Paddens Refer Students into a New Scholarship

The Padden Five

The $5,000 Gary and Cathie Padden Scholarship has been established for the Paddens to award, in whole or in part, to any future chiropractic student(s) of their choice. The Paddens have referred current students Tiffany Padden, Abbi Vivoda, Ashley Stalmack, Jeannette Chomic and Nick Schuster. Vivoda and Padden, the final two students referred, enrolled earlier this month in the college’s Winter 2010 class.

Gary & Cathie PaddenThe My Scholarship program, which was introduced in 2003, rewards chiropractors and friends of the college who refer aspiring chiropractors to Sherman College by establishing scholarship funds in their names; it is the college’s way of showing appreciation for the extraordinary support referrers provide. Referrers earn $1,000 scholarship credit for each student referred upon the enrollment of that student at Sherman College.

“We are so grateful to Drs. Gary and Cathie Padden for the confidence they have shown in Sherman by referring students to us, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone with them,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Lisa Hildebrand, M.A. “We know that the Paddens will continue to encourage them throughout their education here at Sherman, and we promise, in accordance with our mission, to educate, graduate and support them as they become competent, compassionate, ethical and successful doctors of chiropractic, whom the Paddens will be proud to welcome to the profession.”

New Beginnings Jan. 29-31, at Long Branch, NJ

Liam Schubel, D.C.Program features Sherman Trustee Liam Shubel, D.C., and Associate Professor Ron Castellucci, D.C. Dr. Schubel will present on how to attract patients with family values, and Dr. Castellucci will discuss the philosophy of chiropractic from "heart to head." 

Sherman College is one of the sponsors of New Beginnings, a Revival of Chiropractic Conference featuring Philosophy, Fellowship, Success & Fun with special guests and nationally known speakers. Three Sherman alumni will also be presenting: Dr. Tedd Koren, Dr. Nalyn Marcus and Dr. Beth Risser.

Winter 2010 Incoming Class - 28 Students

Winter 2010 Class

(back l-r)Julie Calhoun, Benjain Couture, Christopher Kuzynski, Abgail Vivoda, Daniel Poff, Tiffany Padden, Michael Ward, Tatum Cohen, Paul Bessette, Joe Power, Brahima Mbodje
(middle l-r) Dorothy Onyemah, Anne Calhoun, Taknician Taylor, Sarah Williams, Tara Hazouri, Charles Abetsamedo, Domonique Stewart, Mary Carmichael, Bethany Allison, Alishia Hepak, Travis Shaw. (Front, l-r) Takehiro Akita, Patrick Ryan O'Toole, Andrew Herman,Jeffrey Bilodeau, John Spangler, Brendal Epling

Christian Chiropractic Club Cookout
Warms a Chilly New Quarter

Christian Chiropractic Club held its quarterly cookout to welcome new students into the Sherman PRIDE. A slide show presented the club's philosophy and shared pictures of a recent hiking trip. Many students and staff members attended, some bringing their families along to enjoy the good food and fellowship.

CCC Cookout

Burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken make a cold afternoon much warmer.

CCC logo

The CCC has a new logo, designed in part by student, Courtney Bond.

Dansen Wong

Danson Wong really enjoys serving lemonade and tea.

lyceum logoLyceum 2010 Registration is Open

Come on down! You’ve got the passion; now take action:

Register online before April 23 for Early Bird Price!


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