Sherman Shares - June 2010

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Save the Date: Shadow an Intern Day, July 29, 11-4!

Shadow an Intern DayShadow an Intern Day is designed to show prospective students what a typical day is like for Sherman College chiropractic interns. Experience it first hand on July 29.

The day includes lunch with faculty and students and then the participants are matched up with an intern with whom they will spend the remainder of the day. This is an ideal format for visitors to learn the ins and outs of chiropractic college from students who are experiencing it right now.

If you know someone who is considering a career in chiropractic, please tell them about Shadow an Intern Day! The event is free and Sherman will pay for one night’s accommodations for out-of-town students. Prospective students can register at

Student Assaults Mount Mitchell

Tom BallStudent Tom Ball finished the Assault on Mount Mitchell for the second time in two years on May 24. The Assault  is a 103-mile bicycle race from Spartanburg to the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Last year Ball came in 26th place out of approximately 2,000 starters in 5 hours, 58 minutes, but this year improved his time to 5 hours and 39 minutes, placing 14th among more than 1,000 cyclists.  Read more about Tom in the September 2009 issue of Sherman Shares.

Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg Community College
Creates Pre-Chiropractic Institute
With Sherman

Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer and Dr. Para Jones, president of Spartanburg Community College, signed an agreement on June 15 to establish the Pre-Chiropractic Institute at the community college. In the Pre-Chiropractic Institute students can combine an associate of science degree with a 26-credit pre-chiropractic certificate program that will fulfill Sherman's pre-requisite requirements for admission into the doctor of chiropractic program.

Dr. PAra Jones and Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer
Dr. Jones and Dr. Schwartzbauer in the Atrium

The Associate in Science with Pre-Chiropractic Certificate is a 91-semester hour program designed for students whose goal is to earn a doctor of chiropractic degree at Sherman College. Upon completion, with an acceptable GPA, these students will be eligible to enroll at Sherman College. The Pre-Chiropractic Certificate includes marketing and business classes, in addition to science and other prerequisites. The undergraduate program will take approximately 6 semesters to complete.

Dr. Gail Jones The faculty advisor for the program is Sherman graduate Gail Jones, D.C., '96, who has been teaching biology and chemistry at Spartanburg Community College for 10 years in addition to running a local chiropractic practice.

Dr. Jones called the program unique and a "perfect articulation" between schools that will save students a substantial amount of money by fulfilling their pre-chiropractic academic requirements at SCC, where tuition is lower than most four-year institutions.

Read more about the new agreement in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal online.

Spencer Peller and Jon Schwartzbauer123 Chiropractors Donates $4,000 to Sherman College

123 Chiropractors, the world’s largest online resource for patients searching for a local chiropractor, recently donated $4,000 to Sherman through a partnership agreement between Sherman College and 123Chiropractors in which Sherman alumni were able to secure top-3 chiropractor positions in the 123 Chiropractor Directory. In addition, the donation helped sponsor a program by renowned chiropractic neurology authority Dan Murphy, D.C.

“We are honored to support Sherman College of Chiropractic, a leader among academic institutions educating the chiropractors of tomorrow,” 123 Chiropractors Co-founder Spencer Peller said of the donation. “We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with Sherman College and Sherman chiropractors.”

Sherman College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Susan Newlin shared Peller’s sentiments about the partnership. “We thank Mr. Peller and 123 Chiropractors for their donation to Sherman and appreciate their support as we continue to educate, graduate and support doctors of chiropractic that are compassionate, skilled, ethical and successful. We have enjoyed sharing with our alumni the benefits that the 123 Chiropractor Directory offers, and we especially appreciate the company’s confidence in our work and that of our alumni.”

“The time to follow your hunches, intuitions, inspirations, is now.

B.J. Palmer, The Bigness of the Fellow Within

Lyceum Career Day Attracts 50 Prospective Students

Career Day at Lyceum 2010: From Passion to Action was a wonderful success! We hosted 50 prospective students plus their families and guests – one of the largest Career Days in recent history! Many of the students enjoyed workshops and activities during Thursday and Friday of Lyceum in addition to the full schedule of events set up for Career Day on Saturday, May 29.

Career Day Students
Prospective students, guests and tour guides during Career Day

We received overwhelmingly enthusiastic responses throughout the weekend about our students, alumni, supporters, faculty and staff, as well as the philosophy, insight and passion. Our guests truly experienced The Sherman Difference. We are looking forward to seeing each of these students on our campus again, as future doctors of chiropractic! 

How exciting it is to be a part of the foundation of students’ chiropractic education, not just on the college campus, but at our alumni D.C. offices as well. We provided each student at Career Day with multiple referrals for D.C.s in their area so that they can visit our grads and see successful chiropractic careers in action. We could be sending students and potential patients your way, too — is your contact information up-to-date?

Do you desire to turn your passion to action to build chiropractic’s future and support your future colleagues?

Get in touch with Dr. Jaime Browning, recent Sherman College graduate and director of the Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Program, for information on how you can help shape the chiropractic profession, raise awareness in your community and ROAR with us! Contact Jaime at or 800-849-8771, ext. 220, or learn more at

Career Day

Karen Rhodes, Daria Winnicka, Alison Kimball, Lisa Hildebrand, Kristy Shepherd, Melody Sabin, Crissy Lewis
Part of the Career Day Team

What time TuesdayA Chiropractic Story of Survival

At a June 26 Seminar with The Meniere’s Research Organization, Dr. Michael Burcon, '98, interviews Sherman supporter Dr. James D. Tomasi, author of What Time Tuesday? The Meniere’s Research Organization will be hosting its 10th annual Meniere’s disease Lyceum in Grand Rapids, Mich. June 26, 2010, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Get more information about the seminar here.

Congratulations to 2010
Sherman College Award Winners

James W. Dubel, D.C. ~ Chiropractor of the Year

Jim Dubel, DCDr. Dubel is founder and has served as coordinator of New Beginnings for a New Future, a chiropractic philosophy program, since 1990. In addition, Dr. Dubel has guest lectured at several chiropractic colleges, including Sherman, and is a certified chiropractic continuing education speaker who has held the platform at various national state and local chiropractic organizations. He has served the profession in this capacity in addition to being director of Health in Hand Chiropractic Center in Middletown/Red Bank, NJ, since 1980, when he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and education from Monmouth College.

John Hilpisch, D.C. ~ Regent of the Year
Justin Snider, D.C.
~ Career Advisor of the Year
Felicia Stewart, D.C. ~ Distinguished Service Award
Yvonne Russell, Ph.D. ~ Lay Person of the Year
Levi Pulver, D.C. ~ Rising Star Award
Robert Irwin, D.C. ~ Service to Sherman College Award
Ray Drury, D.C. ~ Service to the Profession Award
Frank Hahn, D.C. ~ Spirit of Sherman College Award

Sherman College Thanks You for Turning Your Passion into Action!

Research News

John Hart, D.C. John Hart, D.C. has two articles approved this month for Dose Response journal:

  • Lung Cancer in Oregon
  • Cancer Mortality for a Single Race in Low versus High Elevation Counties in the U.S.

Dr. Bill Decken to Speak
at Chiropractic Philosophy Summit

Bill Decken, D.C.

July 24-25, 2010
The Role of
Chiropractic Philosophy
in the Future of the Profession

ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy
Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Event speakers include Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Dr. Clint Erickson, and Dr. Mike Musselman, plus philosophy diplomates Dr. Rob Sinnott, Dr. Lance Lorfeld, Dr. Chris Passalaqua, and Dr. Brad Poock..

According to the ICA Council of Chiropractic Philosophy, this event will focus on the role of chiropractic philosophy is in the future of the profession.

Find out more here:
ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy

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Jon Schwartzbauer

Dr. Schwartzbauer takes
to the Podium at Lyceum

Josh and Benna Click

Drs. Josh and Benna Click

Larry and alum

Larry greets the incoming
Alumni Association president,
Dr. Tim Guest.

Natural Larry

Natural Larry visits Sherman at Lyceum from Hollywild, a local animal park in Inman, SC.

Helen Brown

Mrs. Helen Brown Signing Chiropractic Mavericks

Granddad and Baby

1980 graduate Dr. Sam Tocco carries his son
into the Big Top.


Nyliam Brignoni , Traci Donnelly Hinkley, Luke Badman, Natalie Kurylo reconnect at the Lyceum seminars.

Axl and Band

Jon, Lisa, Bob and Susan
Guests of the Vitalistics

SABCA Smoothies

SABCA member
Marshelene Ricks
makes cool smoothies
for a hot day

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