Sherman Shares - January 2011
Chiropractic Road Warrior
Sometimes networking can put one on ice, as Jared Sargent, D.C., '05, has discovered.
Sargent was recently afforded the opportunity to realize one of his practice
goals when he was selected as chiropractor for the Greenville Road Warriors
The Greenville Road Warriors (greenvilleroadwarriors.com)
is an East
Coast Hockey League (ECHL) team owned by the NHL's
legendary Neil Smith . As
a team in a professional league, the Road Warriors is affiliated with the Philadelphia
Flyers and the New York Rangers. Sargent says he is very excited to be a
part of the effort, and he has always had a goal to blend sports and chiropractic.
Read more about Dr. Sargent...
the Trustees: Gordon Brown, D.C.
Gordon Brown is a quiet, reflective and astute thinker, visionary, rebel and
history maker. He continues to influence the course of chiropractic as an ex-officio
member of the Sherman board of trustees.
Brown followed his father’s advice to find an occupation where
he could be his own boss. In 1942 a quiet, serious student with a dry sense of
humor earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College. Destined
to exert a powerful behind-the-scenes influence on the progress of the profession,
he followed his heart and mind into a 30-year career of helping the members of
his community experience more of their inborn potential for health. Read
more about Dr. Brown...
Melody Sabin Appointed Registrar
college recently appointed Melody Sabin as registrar. Sabin previously
served Sherman as coordinator of new student recruitment.
“Melody has demonstrated the essential knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership
qualities that will serve the needs of the students, faculty and the college
as she assumes the role of registrar,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bob Irwin. “Melody’s commitment to our students, faculty and staff is widely recognized
by those who have had an opportunity to work with her.”
Sabin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina
in 1993, where she graduated cum laude. Her previous experience in higher education
at Spartanburg Community College and Northeastern Technical College has helped
equip her for her role as registrar.
“I look forward to working with the faculty and academic administration to
best serve our students and to promote the mission of the college,” Sabin says.
“I am dedicated to our students' success.”
Atlas Orthogonal Board Certification Modules
Start on the path to becoming a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor (B.C.A.O.)
by attending the Atlas Orthogonal Modules at the Sweat Institute with Roy Sweat,
D.C., B.C.A.O., and Matthew Sweat, D.C., B.C.A.O., in Atlanta, GA. *Prerequisites
- Module I March 5-6, 2011
- Module II June 11-12, 2011
- Module III July 16-17, 2011
- Module IV August 20-21, 2011
Atlas Orthogonal (SCALE—Stereotactic Cervical ALignment
methods) is a spinal healthcare program developed by Dr. Roy Sweat in the late
1960’s based on scientific and biomechanical procedures. Dr. Sweat is considered
by many to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the cervical spine.
After years of extensive research he developed a non-invasive, precision instrument
to restore structural integrity from cervical vertebral malposition. The percussion
instrument achieves postural restoration without manipulation or surgery. This
precision treatment reduces cervical spine misalignment and its related symptomatology.
In 1982 the R.W. Sweat Research Foundation was established. It is a non-profit
foundation with 15 members of the board of directors chosen for their achievements
and dedication to the Atlas Orthogonal Program. It is this board, in conjunction
with Sherman College, that certifies the 100-hour program.
For more information on the program and prerequisites, contact the Sweat Institute
at www.globalao.com. To register for
the seminars, contact Sherman's director of Continuing Education, Missy
at 800-849-8771 ext. 229.
Six Supporters Earn 'My Scholarship' Credit
Josh Keels, D.C., '04, Sarah Merrison-McEntire, D.C., '06, Gary & Cathie
Padden, D.C.s, '83 & '85 , along with current student Ashley Cooper, joined
Sherman supporters and chiropractors Ron Curry, D.C., and Chris Coffman, D.C.,
in recommending students to our program. We appreciate their confidence that
Sherman College will give these students the best in chiropractic education.
Chiropractors who referred a student have earned $1,000 in My Scholarship credit.
The My Scholarship Program is the college’s way of showing appreciation for the
extraordinary support alumni and friends provide to Sherman College by referring
For every student referred, supporters earn a $1,000 scholarship credit upon the
student’s enrollment. Once the scholarship fund reaches $5,000, supporters can
award a scholarship to a new student(s) of their choice. Each time the fund builds
to $5,000, additional scholarships can be awarded. Find out more at www.sherman.edu/myscholarship
Each brick in the Student Plaza supports the ADJUST Fund and keeps
the foundation of Sherman College strong. It's an easy way to make your mark
on the future of chiropractic. Buy
a brick--or three--today.
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Brigadier General Becky Halstead, Billy DeMoss, D.C., Ernest F.
Landi, D.C., Tedd Koren, D.C., Daniel J. Murphy, D.C. and more....including Sherman's
Up to 22 Continuing Education Credits!
A paper by Sherman’s Assistant Director of Research Dr.
John Hart and colleague Dr. Cheneir Neely, "Allowing a Possible Margin of Error When
Assessing Student Skills in Spinous Process Location," has been accepted
for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Chiropractic Education
Assisting with the study were faculty members Drs. Joe Donofrio and Ron
along with current student Osainou Mboge.
Dr. John Hart has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial
Board of The Journal of Upper
Cervical Chiropractic Research
Faculty selected for NBCE committees
Three Sherman faculty members have been selected to participated on test committees
for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
Dr. Susan Boger-Wakeman was selected to participate
on the NBCE Chemistry test writing committee.
Dr. Cindy Gibbon was selected to participate on the NBCE General Diagnosis
test writing committee.
Dr. George Luo participated on the NBCE test cut score committee for Microbiology.
“These faculty members will be excellent additions to NBCE test committees,”
says Vice President for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin, D.C. “I know they will represent
Sherman College very well.”
Test committee members are selected based on their knowledge of certain subject
areas and their ability to write test questions. NBCE develops, administers and
scores standardized written examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure
throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.
Promote your practice
while you share chiropractic
as a profession.