Sherman Shares - July 2010


Bill Decken ICA awardDr. Bill Decken Receives ICA Award

Philosophy Department Chair Dr. Bill Decken was presented with an award by the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy July 24 at the annual conference in Minnesota for his “unwavering commitment to chiropractic education” by initiating the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program at Sherman. Decken was at the conference to as a presenter.

The ACP is a one-year course offered by Sherman College that is designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. Successful completion of the program leads to membership in the prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP).The ICA Council on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards accepts the successful completion of the ACP for 100 hours toward its Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.

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Larry The Sherman PRIDEAre you ROARing for Sherman?

Promote your practice while you promote chiropractic as a profession.

  • 39 members and counting
  • Members include Sherman alumni, as well as Parker, Palmer, and Life grads
  • ROAR blog currently has Q & A with successful ROAR members
Charter ROAR Members

Dr. Luke Badman
Dr. Loren Barisch
Dr. Erik Beauvais
Dr. Bob Berkowitz
Dr. Alan Brewster
Dr. Kevin Broome
Dr. Matthew Christopher
Dr. Josh Click
Dr. Benna Click
Dr. Stephen Conicello

Dr. Kevin Day
Dr. Brian Dooley
Dr. Emily Drew
Dr. Chris Etheridge
Dr. Brian Filter
Dr. Bryn Gillow
Dr. Patti Giuliano
Dr. Frank Hahn
Dr. Brandon Harshe

Dr. Chris Hawkins
Dr. John Hilpisch
Dr. Jillian Kersh
Dr. Peter Kevorkian
Dr. Bethaney Lawson
Dr. Kate Mahoney
Dr. Nalyn Marcus
Dr. Steve Niemiec
Dr. Kelvin Ng Say Koon
Dr. Kevin Phalen

Dr. Jason Price
Dr. Levi Pulver
Dr. Sam Ralls
Dr. Elizabeth Rice-Christopher
Dr. Samuel Sbarra
Dr. Liam Schubel
Dr. Claudia Seay
Dr. Jonathan Sisk
Dr. Justin Snider
Dr. Corinne Weaver

Graduation Summer 2010:
32 new DCs Bringing Chiropractic to the World Summer 10

Thirty-two newly minted DCs joined the ranks of the profession on June 19, 2010, as Sherman continues its mission to bring chiropractic to the world. These new chiropractors represent 12 states and five countries including Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

After an invocation by Dr. Joe Donofrio, dean of clinical sciences, and a welcome from Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., valedictorian Keith Allen Brennan delivered the farewell address. 

Dean of Clinics Dr. Claudia Seay presented the Clinical Excellence Award to Jennifer Cook (June 2010) and Kevin Lewis (September 2010). The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Keith Brennan (June 2010). Kiofa Clark (June 2010) received the Service Distinction Award. Dr. Bill Decken presented the Philosophy Award to Nick Mullins (June 2010).

The commencement address was given by Dr. Ron Castellucci. Dr. Kelly J. Allen, father of graduate John K. Allen, delivered the charge to the graduates. Graduation pictures are available at!/album.php?aid=243314&id=215600553834

Larry Save these Student Club Dates

  • CCC Bake Sale-Tuesday, August 3
  • WCC Volley Ball Tournament-Sunday, August 8
  • SABCA Bake Sale-Tuesday, August 17
  • SABCA Soccer Tournament-Saturday, August 21
  • SABCA Soul Food Sale-Thursday, September 2

Book Review: Mental Cruelty by Dr. Lee Kronert '86

by Charlotte Babb, M.A.

In this novel written by Sherman alumnus Dr. Lee Kronert, main character Lenny Spencer is devastated when he realizes that all his ideals of married life are summed up in the phrase that his ex-wife claims as the basis for their divorce: mental cruelty. 

The soul searching of a self-described “boy in a man’s body” reads more like a Christian testimony than fiction. Lenny tries to understand how he could have so completely misunderstood the woman he married, and how he could have failed so miserably to make either her or himself happy.

The descriptions of the many conflicts of the marriage are contrasted with Lenny’s expectations based in his Christian faith. His assessment of the main problem – “we both wanted to be the man” – is very telling. Kronert explores the father’s side of single parenthood with his three children as Lenny teaches full time and runs his chiropractic office, as well as acting as a lay preacher to a small congregation. His teaching salary supports his ex-wife, and his practice supports him in a small apartment.

Kronert’s character Lenny praises Sherman College and espouses and explains the straight chiropractic philosophy. To see that philosophy entwined in a general interest novel was exciting.

Lenny meets the woman he feels is his soul mate through his chiropractic practice, and again he struggles with his faith because his soul mate is married to an abusive husband. Lenny’s personal growth through his struggles makes this book a good case study for taking a hard look at unexamined values and expectations before getting married. 

Kronert published Mental Cruelty in 2010 through Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, a family-owned, Christian-based organization.  Kronert resides in Salamanca, NY, and is a 1986 graduate of Sherman

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Diane Schroeder with her son, Guthrie Schroeder
Scott BakerScott Baker with his friend, Brandon Saffron.


Research News

Drs. Laura Greene-Orndorff and John Reizer published their book Chiropractic Mavericks: The Story of Helen and

Dr. Gordon Brown (ISBN 978-0-557-44717-6) May 2010, Lulu Press, Inc.

Dr. John Hart’s paper (in collaboration with USC-Upstate) entitled Cancer Mortality, State Mean Elevations, and other Selected Predictors” by John Hart and Seunggeun Hyun is accepted to be published in Dose Response.

Dr. John Hart’s paper entitled “Cancer Mortality for a Single Race in Low Versus High Elevation Counties in the U.S.” is accepted for publication in the journal Dose Response.

Dr. John Hart’s manuscript entitled “Lung Cancer in Oregon” is accepted for publication in Dose Response.

Dr. George Luo presented a research posterRapid Detection of Mercury in Shrimp by Bacterial Cells and in vitro Luciferase System of Photobacterium leiognathi” by Wang, J-X., Zhu, L., Mei, C., Wang, Y., Luo, P. G., Lin H. at the 110th General Meeting of the ASM, San Diego, CA, May 23-27.

Dr. John Hart’s research proposal “Statistical Analysis of Mastoid Fossa Readings: A Case Study” has been approved.

Dr. George Luo co-authored paper is accepted for publication: Cao, L., Deng, Z., Wang, F., Luo, P. G., Zhang, G., Tang, F., and Zou, B. Self-assembled Synthesis and Characterization of Dandelion-like and Flower-like Cupric Oxide Nanostructures. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. In press.

Drs. Pat Kuhta, Laura Greene-Orndorff, and Beth McDowell-Reizer co-authored a manuscript entitled “The Prevalence of Posticus Ponticus Within a Chiropractic Health Center Patient Population,” which was accepted at the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

Looking for a Sherman Chiropractor?
Use our Alumni Directory Online

Patients looking for a Sherman chiropractor and alumni wanting to make referrals for patients moving to another area can use the Sherman College Alumni Directory Online through the Sherman web site. Other visitors can access the directory as a guest with restricted access and find Sherman chiropractors in their area by using the search by zip code or search by zip code range features.

Alumni can access the directory as a guest or they can register on the site which will enable the links for web sites and email addresses, creating a shortcut to contacting fellow alumni. Alumni can search by last name or by graduation date when they are looking for former classmates.

Alumni can also check to ensure that their own practice information is listed correctly in the directory and notify the college via email or online forms if changes need to be made.

“This directory is maintained as a service to our alumni,” says Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan, “so we strive to keep it current as information is provided to us. It’s really our pleasure to make patient referrals to Sherman chiropractors because we know that our graduates are not only ethical, skilled and compassionate, but they are some of the best adjusters in the profession.”

Contact Roldan with any questions or concerns about the directory or to submit your updated information at 800-849-8771, ext 277 or email

New BeginningsNew Beginnings Weekend
with Sherman College of Chiropractic

September 30 - October 3, 2010
20th Anniversary Chiropractic Celebration

Ocean Place Resort & Plaza, Long Branch, NJ
24 hours of CE credit available

Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., joins a number of alumni and other chiropractors in New Jersey to promote the college and chiropractic. 
Presenting at New Beginnings will be:

  • President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer '97
  • Trustee Dr. Liam Schubel
  • Dr. Arno Burnier '77
  • Dr. Bill Decken '86
  • Dr. Nalyn Marcus '90
  • Dr. Jeanne Ohm '81, Penn Coll

Step up and step out of your comfort zone. Help protect and preserve Chiropractic.
Bring a prospective student to this chiropractic weekend – it will change your life and theirs!

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COCA Call for Papers: Advances in Musculo-Skeletal Research
Deadline: 5:00 pm, August 13, 2010

The Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia National Conference
September 18-19, 2010, Rydges Hotel, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

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