Sherman Shares - October 2010

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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 ... 

Ken HughesMeet 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.

Hughes Familyl

Triple-Header Weekend on Sherman Campus
Proves to be a Home Run for the Profession

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 hospitality.


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 discussions!"

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."

Upper Cervical Academy

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 Tedder. "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."

Gonstead Meeting of the Minds

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

Sem Holloway

Philip Jordan

Katelyn Niemiec

Vanessa Watkins

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 (SACS).

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

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 Chiropractic Assessment"
  • Dr. Lafayette Briggs, "Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of the Lateral Cervical Radiograph: A Pilot Study"
  • Drs. Patricia Kuhta, John Hart, Laura Greene-Orndorff, Beth McDowell-Reizer, "The Prevalence of Posticus Ponticus within a Chiropractic Health Center Patient Population."

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 given:

  • "In Vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles" by Dr. George Luo
  • "Mathematical Assessment of X-ray Analysis" by Dr. Lafayette Briggs

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 option.

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 Chiropractic Standards.

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Lyceum 2011


Lift your voice with us in May 26-28, 2011 as we speak about principles, art, science and philosophy of chiropractic.


New FSCO Scholarship
for Chiropractic Students


5 Prizes Totaling $5000

 Chiropractic students 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

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Q & A with Dr. Jillian Kersh

Dr. Jillian Kersh

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. Keep Sherman College and Springfield Road beautiful.

Chiro games

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 and basketball.

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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