Sherman Shares - November 2010
Spartanburg Senator Honored as 2010 South Carolina Senator of the
Year by South Carolina Chiropractic Association
From left, Sherman College President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer, South Carolina Senator
Shane R. Martin (District 13), SCCA President Dr. Don Worley and SCCA District
Nine Director Dr. Gabriel O'Sullivan.
The South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA)
has chosen Senator Shane Martin of Spartanburg, SC, as the 2010 Legislator of
the Year. This honor is given to a member of the South Carolina legislature that
is a proactive supporter of the chiropractic profession. Martin was recognized
during a short ceremony on the campus of Sherman College of Chiropractic on November
2, Election Day. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas.
“We are honored to name Shane Martin as our 2010 Legislator of the Year,” stated
SCCA President Dr. Don Worley. “Senator Martin continues to show unwavering support
of chiropractic students and chiropractic care; even when legislative battles
at the State House became contentious.”
Martin is a small business owner and has been
a resident of Spartanburg County for 38 years. He and his wife, Amy, have two
children and are members of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
the Trustees: Judy
Ross, B.S., M.A., D.C.
Pioneer Class member Judy K. Ross, ’76, moved from arranging spines on a shelf
to adjusting spines on a table. Before becoming a doctor of chiropractic, she
was a high school librarian, and she still enjoys mysteries and lighthearted
reading after a long day at the office. Along with her husband, Norm Ross, and
her brother, Rick Keim, ’77, she has a low-fee, cash practice open seven days
a week in Goshen, IN. She specializes in upper cervical work and adjusting children. Learn
more about Dr. Ross.
Chiro Games 2010 Brings Students Together
Back row, starting at left: Carmen Connolly, Anthony Turowski,
Ashley Cooper, Justin Peasley, Jon Skupaka, David Nichols, Jeremy Arnold, Michael
Front Row, starting at left: Andrew Herman, Brandon Holmes and Eddy Robinson.
Schools from all over North America, including nearly 800 chiropractic students,
were in attendance at Chiro Games 2010 held November 6-7 in Cocoa Beach, FL.
Sherman sent 11 participants, who practiced for months prior to the event along
with raising funds to pay for their expenses.
Events included basketball, flag football, soccer, golf, softball, tennis,
beach volleyball, swimming and running. Sherman fielded a flag football team,
and though they did not come in first place, they also didn’t finish last. In
addition to the competition, there were many opportunities for students to mingle
at social events.
Students in attendance found that the accommodations (a hotel 100 yards from
the beach) made for a great atmosphere and a pleasant escape from school responsibilities,
even though some students did find time to study for upcoming exams. Though they
expected 80-degree sunny weather, students were instead greeted by high winds
and temperatures in the high 40s.
This year’s team hopes to launch a Sherman athletic student club in January
2011. The Sherman Athletic Club will be a central organizing group to help students
assemble teams and raise funds for Chiro Games 2011, which is expected to be
held again in Cocoa Beach in the fall.
Joe Teff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Regent Joseph Teff, D.C., ’79, of Middleton, WI, was presented a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association in recognition
of his various contributions to the chiropractic profession.
Teff began his service to chiropractic as a student by organizing the first
National Organization for Pre-Chiropractic students in 1975. He edited "The Key," a
worldwide newsletter produced by the We Care Chiropractic Research Foundation,
and he assisted in developing the first pre-chiropractic curriculum in the nation
for University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Teff helped develop the first protocols for the chiropractic profession in the
use of video fluoroscopy and made innovations in x-ray positioning procedures
and chiropractic analysis.
He has provided chiropractic care for some of the
top players on NFL and Major League teams in the country including the Cincinnati
Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, San Francisco
49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco Giants, as
well as the BMC Professional Cycling Team.
Teff is listed in the 2006 book
“Guide to America's Top Chiropractors” by the Consumers'
Research Council of America.
He is also an instructor in Qi Gong and Tai Chi, as well as being a third degree
Black Belt in Shaolin-Kempo karate. His business received a 2009 Best of Business
Award for Middleton.
The following abstracts have been accepted for poster presentations at
the 2011 ACC-RAC conference.
Rochelle Delain, Kimberly McMaster, Joe Wang, Jennifer York, and John Hart: “Blood
Pressure Changes in African American Patients Receiving Care from Chiropractic
Interns: A Pilot Study.”
Pengju Luo, Li Cao, Ya-Ping Sun, and Jun Luo: “In Vitro Cytotoxicity Studies
of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles.”
The following articles have also been accepted for publication:
Lafayette Briggs: “Fibromyalgia And Vehicular Trauma: A Case Report.” WebmedCentral
Alternative Medicine 2010;1(10): WMC001001 (available at http://www.webmedcentral.com/wmcpdf/Article_WMC001001.pdf )
John Hart: “Standard Deviation Analysis of the Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differential
Reading: A Potential Model for Objective Chiropractic Assessment,” accepted for
publication at the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.
Lafayette Briggs: “Geometry of coplanar stereoscopic radiographic pairs for analysis
of the lateral cervical radiograph: A pilot study,” accepted for publication at
the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.
Lift your voice with us in May 26-28, 2011
as we speak about philosophy, art, and science of chiropractic.
Featured speakers include General Becky Halstead, Billy
DeMoss, Tedd Koren, Dan Murphy and Liam Schubel.
Power, Spake Named Faculty, Staff Members of the Year
Kevin Power, D.C., ’81, of Spartanburg, SC, was named Faculty Member of the
Year in recognition of his work in piloting a practice-based model for improved
monitoring of interns and their patients for interns in the Sherman College
Chiropractic Health Center.
Jan Spake was named Staff Member of the Year in recognition of her outstanding
service to the college community as café assistant.
Pekofsky Named to FSCO College of Straight Chiropractic
FSCO President Shane Walker, D.C., (l) Cindy L. Pekofsky, D.C., FSCO Chairman
Bill Decken, D.C.
Cindy L Pekofsky, D.C., ’82, of Miami, FL, was named a Fellow in the College
of Straight Chiropractic by the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations
on November 6, 2010.
Pekofsky was recognized for her years of service to the straight chiropractic
objective. This includes working in her home state of Florida to ensure the rights
of chiropractors to check the spine for subluxation and adjust as needed because
subluxations interfere with the expression of the innate intelligence of the
body, according to an FSCO press release.
In addition, she served as a fund raiser for both the FSCO and Sherman College
through numerous Chiro-Cruise outings. This distinction also recognized her long-time
service on the Sherman Board of Trustees. Pekofsky continues to serve on the
Board of Directors of the FSCO.
The College of Straight Chiropractic was established by the FSCO in the mid
1980s to honor special, but often not highly visible chiropractors whose actions
and sacrifices were so unusual and so great as to prove indispensable to the
very survival of a portion or all of the straight chiropractic profession. Members
named to the College of Straight Chiropractic are named “Fellows.”
PRIDE of Sherman Tour is a Success
Dr. Schwartzbauer welcomes the prospective students and families to Sherman.
The Enrollment Services Staff hosted a record number of prospective students
and applicants at The Pride of Sherman Tour, November 12-13. We hosted students
from Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina
and even London, England! Nearly half the attendees are expected to enroll in
2011. Highlights from our fall career event included:
- Campus tour
- Mock adjusting class taught by Dr. Ron Castellucci
- Student panel discussion
- Game Night with current students
- Historic walking tour of downtown Spartanburg
- Visit to local alumnus Dr. Erik Beauvais’ office, Hub City Health Studio
As always, thanks to all the alumni who referred patients
to The Pride of Sherman Tour. We will announce the dates for our 2011 career
events soon so you can share them with your patients who may be considering a
career in chiropractic.
We are thankful
for all of you,
our regents, graduates,
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Promote your practice while you share chiropractic as a profession.
61 members and counting
Health Center Food Drive
The annual Thanksgiving food drive was held at the Sherman College
Chiropractic Health Center on November 16 and 17. Each year the health center
gives patients the opportunity to give back to their community by bringing 12 canned
or other nonperishable food items to be donated to a
local food bank. In return, they receive a free health center visit to be redeemed
on one of those two days. Each year health center patients go above and beyond
in generous donations.
A few donations came even in the days following the food drive,
which demonstrated that this was about more than a free visit. The food was donated
to the local Evangel Cathedral food pantry to be distributed to needy families
and individuals during the holiday season and beyond.
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how you really feel
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with a marble tile
on the Sherman College Honor Wall.
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