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April 2010 Newsletter

Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Jeanette ChomicCollegeTown 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...

CollegeTownHundreds 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
2010 World Figure Skating Championships

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...

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

Disc Jockeys

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 on Find out more on the Facebook gallery, see the photo gallery on, 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

Dr. Amilliah KenyaSherman 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 and success.

 "Sometimes students are surprised by the intensity of the work at Sherman," 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 elected.

"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."

Marilee KeimMarilee 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.

todd PicouTodd 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.

Mary Ellen RadaMary 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.

Dr. Tedd Koren adjusts Dr. Bill HannoucheTedd Koren Seminar
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 attendees.

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

Axl & Slash

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 Heaven’s Door."

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:

Larry the LionLarry 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 and others.

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:


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.

Upcoming Events

Lyceum: From Passion to Action: May 27-29.
Early Bird registration deadline May 1.

Career Day: May 29. Send us your referrals.
Registration for 2010 Career Day.

IRAPS Call for Abstracts Deadline June 1. Conference, Oct. 9-10

New Beginnings Features Sherman College>: Save the Date: Sep. 30-Oct. 2.

Student Information and Clubs

Don’t forget to complete your 2010-2011 FAFSA by April 30, 2010. The website is & 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!

Graduation will be held June 19, 10 am, at the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.

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