Sherman Shares - October 2010
New Beginnings Student Club Celebrates Chiropractic
by Sherman student Diane Schroeder
Six Sherman students, sponsored by New Beginnings, were
fortunate to experience the group’s conference first hand in New Jersey September
30-October 2 during the college’s fall break: Sandy Martin, Vanessa Watkins, Katelyn
Niemiec, Matt and Jen Santos and Diane Schroeder. The strong support for Sherman College
at New Beginnings was impressive and inspiring. Many of the speakers referred
to the value of the chiropractic education ...
Meet the Trustees:
Kenneth Hughes, D.C., Secretary
Kenneth C. Hughes, D.C., ’86, says his service to Sherman as secretary of the
Board of Trustees is fulfilling in unique ways. "Serving on a college board is
much different than any of the other boards I serve on," he says. "It’s
a lot of work, but the reward of having a college filled with happy students
is worth it."
Hughes has been active in his service to the profession, and has received recognition
from the Michigan Association of Chiropractors and the International Chiropractic
Association, as well as from Sherman College. In addition to his leadership
at Sherman, Hughes is currently on the board of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors
and serves as second vice president of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations.
"I met Dr. Schwartzbauer at a convention and spoke with him at length about
his vision for the college," Hughes says. "I was impressed, to say the least. I
decided to apply and help in any way I could."
Hughes is married to Cheryl Snyder-Hughes, D.C. '87, and they have a son, Logan.
When he is not socializing with his family or fellow chiropractors, he indulges
in his addiction to fantasy football and other sports.
Triple-Header Weekend on Sherman Campus
Proves to be a Home Run for the
The weekend of October 8-10 was a home run on Sherman’s campus. The college
played host to three different continuing education seminars, including the International
Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), the Upper
Cervical Academy and the
Gonstead Meeting of the Minds. Attendees enjoyed the educational programs as
well as the opportunity to visit Sherman and take advantage of some Southern
Attendees from across the country who share a passion for chiropractic gathered
to present abstracts for IRAPS regarding chiropractic philosophy and research
based on the theme: Philosophical, Theoretical and Practical Considerations
of Vertebral Subluxation Correction. Saturday evening’s dinner at the Marriott
included several of the attendees from the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.
Here’s what attendees had to say about IRAPS:
Judy Campanale, D.C.
"Keynote speakers Pam Snider, ND and Rob Sinnott, D.C., were outstanding.
I thought all of the presentations were great, but I was really impressed with
the discussion that followed each. There was an atmosphere of respect and support
throughout the entire weekend that undeniably raised the level of our conversation.
And I got 11 hours of CE to boot! What a great weekend for those who attended
and for the profession as a whole. I am honored and grateful to have been a
part of IRAPS 2010."
Christie Kwon, student
"IRAPS truly is the only subluxation-based conference featuring discussions
on science and philosophy. It is a valuable opportunity for people from the profession
to come together, re-connect, and share ideas. From a student perspective, IRAPS
was a valuable opportunity for students to present their work and get feedback
from some extremely amazing people in our profession. We need more chiropractors
from the subluxation-based community eager and willing to have these intellectual
Derek A. Barton, D.C.
"IRAPS was an incredible experience. The college did a great job of creating
a venue where leaders in our profession could discuss the past, present and future
of chiropractic philosophy and research. I greatly appreciate the work that Sherman
College is doing for the chiropractic profession."
Dr. Charles Kenya, assisted by Dr.
Amilliah Kenya (both Sherman alumni and faculty
members), presented an upper
cervical anatomy seminar and dissection for the
Upper Cervical Academy during the triple-header weekend.
"The upper cervical anatomy seminar was great!" said Sherman student Adam
"Gaining a deeper knowledge of the UC anatomy will greatly benefit my
application and understanding of the affects of the chiropractic adjustment."
Jeanie Froman-Bohall, D.C., agreed. "I think all upper cervical
doctors should attend an anatomy program like this one."
Sherman College hosted the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society 7th Annual Meeting
of the Minds, which provided a student workshop on Friday evening. Dr. Fina Halle
of Norway, a Diplomate of Gonstead and Neurology also spoke at Dr. Tony Duke’s
neurophysiology class Friday.
Academy of Chiropractic Excellence:
New ACE Interns
Veteran Interns: Tony Giordani & Mark Simmonds
ACE is a mastery program designed to provide peer tutoring / remediation
to any student interested in developing knowledge and skills no matter the level
of proficiency, and to offer classroom support in the form of teaching assistance.
For questions about becoming an ACE Intern contact Dr. Irwin at
Sherman's Amazing Race II
by Director of Teaching and Engaged Learning
and Quality Enhancement Plan Joy A. Gayler, M.M., M.A.
An hour of both serious competition and lighthearted fun broke loose on Wednesday,
October 20, just before Bagelfest, as nine student teams participated in Sherman’s
Amazing Race II.
The competition promotes awareness of Case Study Instruction (CSI), the
college’s Quality Enhancement
Plan, which is an ongoing
project required of all colleges and schools in the Southern Association
The race was the second time this year that the college’s Case Study Instruction
(CSI) Faculty Learning Community offered an event featuring a combination
of speed, physical and cognitive skill – as well as fun – for students to
demonstrate their abilities and earn cash prizes. Following the success of
the first iteration of the Amazing
Race in April of this year and the overwhelming
support of the faculty, staff and students, CSI opted to offer a sequel.
Sherman Amazing Race II consisted of 12 stations modeled after the type
of questions students would find on the national board exams. Teams raced
around campus to locate stations and complete questions that tested their
cognitive abilities and physical agility.
Team WE ARE SHERMAN!! placed first in the competition; team members include
David Nichols, Eddy Robinson, Ashley Simpson, and Dansen Wong. In second
place was team UC/DC, consisting of Scott Baker, Arthur Brennan, Ben Giebell,
and Char’Lee Stoehr, followed by team The AweSEMS, including Charles Agbetsoamedo,
Tom Ball, Brandon Holmes and Jon Orvis.
WE ARE SHERMAN! David Nichols, Dansen Wong, Ashley
Simpson and Eddy Robinson
Research Department News
The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine has accepted papers for publication
from several Sherman faculty members:
- Dr. John Hart, "Standard Deviation Analysis of the Mastoid
Fossa Temperature Differential Reading: A Potential Model for Objective
- Dr. Lafayette Briggs, "Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic
Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of the Lateral Cervical Radiograph: A Pilot
- Drs. Patricia Kuhta, John Hart, Laura Greene-Orndorff, Beth McDowell-Reizer,
"The Prevalence of Posticus Ponticus within a Chiropractic Health Center
Dr. John Hart’s research proposal, "Mastoid Fossa Differential,
Reaction Time, and Health Perception: A Case Study," has received approval
from the research committee. In addition, Hart’s paper, "Mastoid Fossa Temperature
Differentials and Health Perception," has been accepted by the Journal
of Vertebral Subluxation Research.
"Comparison of Anthocyanins and Phenolics in Organically and Conventionally
Grown Blueberries in Selected Cultivars" by Qi You, Baowu Wang, Feng Chen,
Zhiliang Huang, Xi Wang, and Pengju G. Luo,
is accepted to be published by the journal Food Chemistry.
A Quarterly SCHOLAR (Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research)
program was conducted on September 17, and the following presentations were
- "In Vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles"
- "Mathematical Assessment of X-ray Analysis" by Dr.
SABCA Models Leadership in the Community
On Saturday, six SABCA members will bring a special treat
to children who can't go out for Halloween. Armed with sweets and face paint,
Jessica Howard, Marshelene Ricks, Domonique Stewart, Brittany Toole, Amanda
Davis and Edgar Mendoza will visit children at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.
In other SABCA news, the organization has awarded its first scholarship
this year. Tisha Spicer-Jones received a $250 scholarship at the college
of her choice. The scholarship is limited to local high school seniors who
have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are entering a health care field. SABCA
members say offering this scholarship allows them to work with local guidance
counselors to raise awareness of Sherman College and chiropractic as a career
Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers in Minnesota
With participants traveling from as far away as California and
Florida, the next class of the Academy
of Chiropractic Philosophers will begin November 20-21 in Minneapolis,
MN. Three additional live modules will be presented in Minneapolis in 2011
(January 15-16, April 16-17 and July 16-17), with the final live module
and graduation scheduled to be held on the Sherman College campus during
IRAPS, November 4-6, 2011. Nineteen philosophers have signed up for the
program, including four chiropractic students.
Sherman’s ACP program is a one-year course consisting of 100 hours of scholarly
post-graduate study designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth
of chiropractic philosophy. Sessions challenge the thinking process and the
application of philosophy in the chiropractic profession. Candidates for
the ACP will write and submit a thesis paper on a topic of their choosing.
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 towards its Diplomate in Philosophical
Brochure & Registration Form 2010
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Don’t Miss These
on Sherman’s Campus
November 20-21, 2010
B.C.A.O. Dissection Seminar
12 Hours CE
Dr. Roy Sweat &
Dr. Charles Kenya
December 4, 2010
The McArthur Method Seminars-
12 Hours CE
HEAR US ROAR!
Lift your voice with us in May 26-28, 2011 as
we speak about principles, art, science and philosophy of chiropractic.
New FSCO Scholarship
5 Prizes Totaling $5000
are eligible for up to $5000
in prize money for their efforts to advance and/or promote the science,
philosophy and art of chiropractic.
For participation details go to:
Deadline to enter is
November 15, 2010
Promote your practice while you share chiropractic as a profession.
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Q & A with Dr.
Why did you choose to become a chiropractor?
After being involved in sports while a teenager, I was pretty hard
on my body.
After several neck injuries from soccer, I started seeing a chiropractor
and haven’t looked back since. I wanted to be in a health-centered career that
helped people and chiropractic was the best fit for me.
What do you envision the future of chiropractic becoming?
I am looking forward to the day when chiropractors are unified
in our philosophy. I also look forward to the day when everyone has a chiropractor.
It’s not about pain; it’s about making sure your nervous system is working at
its best. Once everyone realizes that their body can heal itself from the inside
out, chiropractic will have really hit its stride! More
from Dr. Kersh...
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 11 am
Meet in front of the Olsen Building. Please sign up in the
Student Affairs Office #18B (Shay Yates’ office) or on the sheet located on the
club board in the cafe.
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Sherman To Be Represented in 2010 Chiro Games
A team of Sherman students led by faculty member Dr. Ron Castellucci
will represent the college at the 2010 Chiropractic Games in Cocoa Beach, FL,
November 6-7. Student team members include Jeremy Arnold, Carmen Connolly, Ashley
Cooper, Andrew Herman, Brandon Holmes, David Nichols, Justin Peasley, Eddy Robinson,
Jon Skupaka, Andrew Burrows and Mike Ward.
Students compete in 11 sports, including co-ed competitions in
beach volleyball, softball, running, tennis, and swimming. Men’s sports include
golf, flag football, soccer and basketball, while women’s sports include soccer
The Chiropractic Games began
in 1992 and have since become an annual tradition ranking as one of the athletic
and social highlights of the academic year for many chiropractic students. The
Games offer student athletes the chance to meet, compete, socialize and forge
lasting friendships. The event culminates on Sunday evening with an awards
ceremony to honor the victors of the athletic competitions.
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