Sherman Shares - November 2010

Read newsletter on the web ~ Archive

Spartanburg Senator Honored as 2010 South Carolina Senator of the Year by South Carolina Chiropractic Association

Senator Martin
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.”

Senator 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.

Judy RossMeet 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

sherman team
Back row, starting at left: Carmen Connolly, Anthony Turowski, Ashley Cooper, Justin Peasley, Jon Skupaka, David Nichols, Jeremy Arnold, Michael Ward
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 TeffRegent 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.

Research News

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 )

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.

Lyceum 2011

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

Pride Tour Welcome
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,
faculty, staff
and friends.

Sherman College logo
Sherman College
of Chiropractic

P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Share your News

CE on Sherman Campus

December 4, 2010
The McArthur Method Seminars-
Regional Synchronization

12 Hours CE
Sherman College,
Spartanburg, SC
Download brochure

See more CE opportunities
on our website

Give a gift
that won't wear out
or get lost in the wrappings
under the tree.


Buy a Brick

Are you ROARing for Sherman?

Promote your practice while you share chiropractic as a profession.
61 members and counting

Patients Support
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.

food drive

Let them know
how you really feel

Honor a loved one forever
with a marble tile on the Sherman College Honor Wall.


Buy a Tile



Sherman College is an
affiliate with

Do your holiday shopping
online through this link,

and we'll receive
a percentage at
no extra cost to you.
It's that easy!

Black Friday Deals
Week Nov. 22-27

Cyber Monday Deals
Nov. 28-29

Top Holiday Deals
Nov. 30-Dec. 23:



Sherman Shares Archives

Unsubscribe Instantly !

Update subscription

TwitterYouTubeBlogLinked In

Give yourself a Tax Break.
Give to Sherman.

give to sherman now. Every bit helps.