Sherman Shares - January 2011

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Road WarriorsChiropractic 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 hockey team. 

The Greenville Road Warriors ( 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. 
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Meet the Trustees: Gordon Brown, D.C.

Gordon BrownDr. 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

Melody SabinThe 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 apply
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  • 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

Atlas Orthogonal (SCALEStereotactic 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  To register for the seminars, contact Sherman's director of Continuing Education, Missy Sandor, at 800-849-8771 ext. 229.

Six Supporters Earn 'My Scholarship' Credit

BJ PalmerAlumni 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 students.

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

Buy a Brick! Be Remembered Forever!

Larry Brick

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.

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CE Opportunities
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Starting February 12, 2011,
14 modules offered for
ICPA 180-hour certification.
Open to DCs and students.

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Lyceum 2011ROAR

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 own Vitalistics.
Up to 22 Continuing Education Credits!

Research News

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 Castellucci, 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.

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