Sherman Shares - August 2010

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Katie Houpt & patientTaking Chiropractic to the World: Houpt shares Haiti Chiropractic Mission Trip Experience

by Marggi Roldan
with Katie Aita Houpt, D.C.

“I was most deeply reminded of how lucky I am,” says Dr. Katie Houpt after she returned from a recent trip to Haiti where she volunteered her time and travel to care for hundreds of Haitian adults and children still living in tent cities following a devastating earthquake in January. She and other chiropractors are making the trip through Mission Life International organized by Dr. Peter Morgan.

Houpt says she met Morgan at a New Beginnings Seminar and learned about his efforts to help the Haitians.. Read more about Katie and the trip to Haiti

Meet the Trustees: Dr. John Hilpisch, Chairman

Dr. John HilpishJohn Hilpisch likes to say he discovered chiropractic in 1991 after attending an A.D.I.O. seminar. This 1987 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic is a native of Lake Elmo, MN. He is well-known for his love and teaching of upper cervical chiropractic and practice of the Blair technique. He opened a private practice in 1998 and has practiced there since. Hilpisch is certified board proficient in the Blair technique.

Dr. Hilpisch attended his first Sherman College Lyceum in 1992. The energy and passion he felt on campus from the students, alumni, faculty and staff made him feel as though he found a new home. The sense of belonging and a desire to help preserve the mission of Sherman is what prompted him to apply for a position on the Board of Trustees here. Read more about Dr. Hilpisch

Alumnus Burcon to Present Research in Japan

Dr. Mike BurconMichael T. Burcon, D.C., will present his paper, “Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 300 Meniere’s Patients,” to the Sixth International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease in Kyoto, Japan, on November 16. His topic will be the novel treatment of inner ear diseases. Burcon is a 1998 Sherman alumnus practicing in Grand Rapids, MI.

Burcon began researching Meniere’s Disease (MD) 10 years ago after having three MD patients quickly experience relief from vertigo under upper cervical specific chiropractic care. Read more about Dr. Burcon and Meniere's Disease.

New Beginnings 20th Anniversary Celebration
Recruiting for Sherman College of Chiropractic

New BeginningsSeptember 30 - October 3, 2010
20th Anniversary Chiropractic Celebration
Ocean Place Resort & Plaza, Long Branch, NJ 24 hours of CE credit available

Sherman will be hosting a reception for regents, alumni and students. Prospective students are also invited to attend. Sherman is also planning to have a prospective student event following the reception. Current Sherman students, please contact Dr. Browning at to notify that you will be at NB.

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 College

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!

DC registration:
Student registration:

Jasen Van DykeStudent Jasen Van Dyke Wins $700 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship

First place was awarded to Sherman student Jasen Van Dyke for his essay "How God Guided Me into Chiropractic" in the Christian Chiropractors Association Auxiliary Scholarship contest. The essay was chosen from 16 entries from several chiropractic colleges. Jasen shares his journey as a parent of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy who at age three began receiving chiropractic care. Jasen's observations of the results of care for the child of a friend, and for his daughter and his wife, led him to change career from teaching to studying chiropractic. He is currently in his fourth quarter. "I excitedly wait," Jasen says, "for the privilege of serving others." Read the winning essayon the CCA website.

Interested in the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers? Now accepting Candidates

ACP medallionThe ACP is a one year program and serves as the first year of study towards the Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards (DPhCS). Tentative dates are Nov 20-21, 2010, and Jan 15-16, Apr 16-17, Jul 16-17 and Nov 4-6, 2011. If there is enough interest, 4 live modules will meet in the Minneapolis area with the final module and graduation held on Sherman’s campus
Download registration form at
Contact Missy Sandor, 800-849-8771 x. 229    ~ "Like" ACP page on Facebook

Upper Cervical Academy Core Seminar 2, Sept. 17-18

Upper Cervical Philosophy/History/Literature Review

Learn the philosophy and history that led to the Upper Cervical Revolution and how to find research and data to support what you do in your practice. Register Here

ACC0RAC Integration Logo

2011 ACC-RAC Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: September 1

“Integration” is the theme of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) on March 17-19, 2011, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Scientific paper contributions may focus on other topics such as clinical research, basic science, or educational research. 

A helpful definition of integration is available in Health Care Transitions: A Review of Integrated, Integrative, and Integration Concepts in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics available at

Larry Save These Dates

  • SABCA Soul Food Sale-Thursday, Sept. 2
  • 2010 Hog Jog 5K/2K Run/Walk Union county Fairgrounds, Sept. 11, 2010, 8am. Prizes awarded by Uniquely Union Festival
  • CollegeFest Sept. 17, free tickets for food, music & fun

Prospective Students Shadow Sherman Interns

Shadow Day holly clarke internSherman College’s most recent Shadow an Intern Day was held on Thursday, July 29. The college welcomed six students and their guests to campus to enjoy lunch in the Scallon Building Atrium before pairing them up with interns for an afternoon in the Chiropractic Health Center. This event is designed to be small and personal so the prospective students can benefit from the one-on-one interaction with their interns. 

Prospective students were able to observe patient visits, sit in on classes, tour the x-ray suite and experience all the daily responsibilities of an intern. By all reports, the students had a great day, and the only complaint was that the day was over too soon! Shadow an Intern Days are held in February and July each year.


Save the Date! November 12-13: Pride of Sherman Tour

The Pride of Sherman Tour will be November 12-13 on the Sherman campus. This two-day event provides prospective students with the opportunity to explore the chiropractic program at Sherman College. They will participate in a mock adjusting class and anatomy lab presentation, meet students, faculty and graduates, tour campus and more! If you know someone who is interested in a chiropractic career please tell them about this event or send their information to the Admission Office at Registration begins September 1.

Fall Spizz Caption contest -Win a T-shirt!

Caption Contest

“Ahh! Mouse!”

Like this caption? Think you have a better idea? Submit your own caption to Allie Sansbury and win a free Spizz T-shirt if yours is chosen as a better replacement!

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International Research and Philosophy Symposium

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Meeting of the Minds VII

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