CollegeTown Community Service Initiative
Sherman student Jeanette Chomic shares her experience
with the CSI project:
"To be completely honest, I went into this CSI event kicking
and screaming. It was a Saturday after all, and the only place I really wanted
to be on Saturday at 9 a.m. was under my covers and sleeping."
Find out more about Jeanette Chomic's CSI experience...
of students from Spartanburg’s six colleges and universities came together
to make Spartanburg a better place on Saturday, April 10, as they participated
in "CSI: CollegeTown Service Initiative," providing services to about a dozen
service agencies around the community. It was the seventh
service initiative undertaken by students through CollegeTown. This year,
students participated in groups of varying sizes to provide much-needed services
to a variety of Spartanburg service agencies and neighborhoods. Participating
were Sherman students Katy Hughes, Jeanette Chomic, Sandy Martin,
Holly Clarke, David Croxford, faculty member Beth Roraback, and staff members
Kathy Wilson, LaShanda Hutto-Harris, and Tina Casey.
"The goal of CSI is for students to work with organizations
and other students with whom they would not normally have contact, and that
they will come away more invested in their community," says Rogers Brandt,
CollegeTown coordinator. The CollegeTown consortium is a collaboration of
the institutions of higher education in Spartanburg County--Converse College,
Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg
Community College, the University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College--and
the City of Spartanburg.
Find out more about Holly
Clarke's CSI experience on her blog and Beth
Roraback on the faculty blog.
Anthony J. De Luca ('87) Team Doctor
De Luca, director of De
Luca Family Chiropractic, recently served as team doctor for the Great
Britain and Republic of Georgia ice dancing teams competing in the 2010
World Figure Skating Championships, held March 23-28 in Torino, Italy. Read
the article in Dynamic Chiropractic...
2010 World Figure Skating Championships
Sherman's Amazing RACE won by UCDCs & Disc Jockeys
Fourteen student teams, 30% of the student body, competed
in Sherman's Amazing Race for awareness of the Case Study Instruction (CSI)
initiative of the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Teams of three
or four students sprinted through nine stations around campus to perform activities
and answer questions in the least amount of time.
First Place Team - UCDC:
Arthur Brennan, Ben Giebell, Larry, Scott Baker, Nick Mullins
Second Place Team - Disc Jockeys:
Jim Bentley, Steven LeGault, David Croxford, Robby DeStefano
Team UCDC split $200 by grabbing first place
with a time of 10:39:05, ahead of the Disc
Jockeys, who split $100 with a time of 10:39:58.
Third place was claimed by the Sherman Tanks, who posted
a time of 10:42:14. Congratulations to all who participated. Look for videos
Find out more on the Facebook
gallery, see the photo
gallery on GoUpstate.com, and read
the article by Gary Glancy.
Nick Mullins Talks the TIC
Representing Sherman College as a regional winner, Nick Mullins competed
in the Talk the TIC competition sponsored by Delta Sigma Chi at Life University
in Atlanta on April 19.
This competition challenges students to prepare health talks
to promote chiropractic principles and philosophy. Nick won the local competition
which also featured Teresa Williams and Jonathan Holloway. Watch
Nick Talk the TIC on YouTube.
Pilot Project: Dr. Amilliah Kenya
to Chair Student Success Department
graduate Amilliah Kenya, D.C. (’06) knows how challenging chiropractic college
can be – emotionally, mentally and physically – and now she’s heading a pilot
project at Sherman to help students move through the curriculum with confidence
"Sometimes students are surprised by the intensity of the work at
says Kenya, "and others need just a little help with study habits
or time management." Kenya sees some students every week, others
once or twice a month. Students can become overwhelmed with the work load,
especially if they have families or have jobs outside of school. "It
takes planning and dedication to be successful," she says. "Those
who have the will and focus can achieve what they want." Find
out more about Kenya's Student Success Project ...
Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members
Three individuals were elected to the Sherman College Board of Trustees,
as two trustees' terms ended in March, to serve four-year terms. Rotating off
the board as of March 15 after their four-year terms were Carl Gillman, D.C.
and Peter Wells, B.Arch. Marilee Keim, Todd Picou and Mary Ellen Rada were
"Sherman has been fortunate to have had great leaders as board members.
The depth of expertise and experience of Carl and Peter will be missed, as
well as their energetic dedication and commitment to the college," said
Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer. "They have added to the tradition of the college with
their leadership of the profession, setting a high standard for our new trustees.
We welcome Marilee, Todd and Mary Ellen with high expectations."
Keim, B.S., M.Ed.
Marilee Keim is the Social Studies Department Chair and a teacher at Fairfield
Junior Senior High School in Goshen, IN, and the wife of alumnus and Regent
Richard Keim, D.C., ’77. She brings to the board a wealth of experience in
education and is devoted to her students and promoting life-long learning.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Goshen College and a master’s
degree in education at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Picou, B.S., M.B.A.
Todd Picou is an entrepreneur within the health care industry, having co-founded
Hospice Care of South Carolina, the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation,
Executive Management Consultants, Allcare Medical and most recently, Senior
Care Consultants. A native of Louisiana, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting
from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in business administration
from Gardner-Webb University. He has worked as comptroller for an offshore
platform construction company in the oil industry and as a nursing home operator.
His business and management expertise will be an asset to the board.
Ellen Rada, D.C.
In addition to her private practice, Mary-Ellen Rada, D.C., of Jackson, NJ,
has served the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, National Board
of Chiropractic Examiners, State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public
Safety/Division of Consumer Affairs and New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic
Examiners in numerous capacities. In 2007 she was presented the Distinguished
Service Award from Sherman College. She is a 1988 graduate of Sherman and earned
a bachelor’s degree in biology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
She brings a wealth of practice and education experience to the board.
on Sherman Campus
Tedd Koren, D.C., '84 visited Sherman for the first time in 14 years on
April 10, and received a welcome reception from the student and D.C. community.
Koren presented a seminar filled with science, vaccination and patient
education material. He also shared an overview of his new technique, the
Koren Specific Technique, with
The program was hosted by the Palmetto
State Chiropractic Association and was attended by 30 D.C.s and and
16 students. In the photo at right, Koren is analyzing Sherman alumnus Bill
Hannouche, D.C. ('76).
"Axl" & "Slash" Wow Upper Cervical Evolution 2010
In an unprecedented act of random fun at Upper Cervical Evolution 2010
in Charlotte, NC, President Jon "Axl" Schwartzbauer and second-quarter
student Joe "Slash" Power
led the audience in a rendition of "Bringing Upper Cervical Door to Door" with
backup singers Lisa Hildebrand, VP for Enrollment and Susan Newlin, VP for
Institutional Advancement. The song was based on the Guns N Roses version of
the classic "Knockin’ on
After reading Mike Veeck’s book, Fun Is Good: How to Create Joy & Passion
in Your Workplace and Career, President Schwartzbauer decided to show
the world that Sherman is both fun and different. People were dancing in the
aisles and singing along, taking an enthusiastic break from the usual presentations.
In his flannel shirt and jeans, Schwartzbauer then spoke about succession
planning for the future of chiropractic and asked attendees to ensure
it and help build the profession by referring students. He introduced a young
man from the audience, nine-year-old Boone Holliday, who had attended all
the sessions with his parents, not only paying attention but taking notes.
Schwartzbauer introduced him as the kind of person who may help lead the profession
in the future.
If you missed this spine-tingling performance, don’t worry –
you can catch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/shermancollege#p/u/1/zIE9bfuntzs.
the Lion at Carolina Miracle League
Carolina Miracle League, the local adaptive baseball league for individuals with
special needs, celebrated "Champions Day," on April 17 in Boiling Springs. Players
joined with community dignitaries, business owners, college and high school students
The 100-plus participants were organized into teams named for each
of the institutions that participated: Limestone College, Wofford, Spartanburg
Methodist, USC-Upstate and Sherman, as well as the Spartanburg Blue Eagles.
Every player gets one at-bat and a trip around the bases each inning.
Players field the balls and throw them to a coach, but outs are not recorded.
Sherman was represented by Larry the Lion along with President Jon Schwartzbauer
and his daughter Jozi. Read local coverage of the event here: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100418/ARTICLES/4181048/1083/ARTICLES?p=all&tc=pgall
The South Carolina Chiropractic Association held its annual golf
tournament in Lexington, SC, on April 17. Representing Sherman were
President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., VP for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin,
D.C., faculty member Kevin Power, D.C., and VP for Business and Finance
Tim Revels. VP for Institutional Advancement Susan Newlin served
as a volunteer at the event. While there were no eagles, everyone
had fun in the spring weather with SCCA members.
Lyceum: From Passion to Action: May 27-29.
Bird registration deadline
Student Information and Clubs
Don’t forget to complete your 2010-2011 FAFSA by April 30,
2010. The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov & Sherman’s
school code is 013853.
SABCA Bake Sale: Wed. May 6, 10am-2pm Spine Dining Café.
Refer a student to Career Day on May 29 and your name
will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards!
Prospective students must attend Career Day and tell us they are attending
because of YOU! Registration form here for Career Day.
Graduation will be held June 19, 10 am,
at the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.