Sherman Shares - February 2011


Susan NewlinSusan Newlin Announces Retirement

After years of dedicated service to Sherman, Susan Newlin is ready to take on some new adventures in life. She will retire on June 30, the end of her 37th year. Susan says she looks forward to spending more time with family and friends in nearby Green Creek, NC, as well as embarking on some personal projects and goals.

“While I know we will all miss her presence on campus, I am very happy for Susan as she enters this exciting time in her life,” said Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer. “Susan’s devotion and loyalty to Sherman have been an inspiring example to employees, students and alumni. Without fail, every time I’m traveling and visiting our graduates, one of the questions they ask me is: ‘Is Susan Newlin still there?’ Everybody knows her, and her dedication to the college and its mission has made an impact on everyone she’s met.”

Having joined the college less than a year after its founding, Susan has touched the lives of nearly every Sherman College student to this day, whether she helped them enroll, sat beside them in philosophy class, kept in touch with them as alumni or approached them for support with a fund-raising campaign. She is as much a part of Sherman’s history as Sherman is a part of hers.

“Sherman College has been an important part of my adult life and will always be dear to my heart,” Newlin says. “I have had the great fortune to work with many dedicated colleagues and have made many lifelong friends. Since being a young adult in the ’60s, I have always been one for a cause. Sherman College and chiropractic have been and will continue to be mine.”

Susan’s passion for and true belief in chiropractic, her support and keen understanding of the profession, and her dedication to the alumni, supporters and students who carry on our mission of bringing straight chiropractic to the world are truly appreciated.

Newlin leaves the Office of Institutional Advancement in the capable hands of Marggi Roldan, director of alumni relations, who will continue to provide excellent service to alumni and will also take the reigns for the fund-raising and friend-raising arm of the Institutional Advancement Office, with the help of administrative assistant Patti Thomas.

We hope you’ll join us in wishing Susan Newlin all the best in her retirement – and we’re sure she would love to hear from you. You can reach her at or 800-849-8771, ext. 241. We will officially acknowledge and celebrate Susan’s retirement on the Sherman campus during Lyceum 2011, and we hope many of you will be here to wish her a happy retirement in person.

Dr. Alan BrewsterMeet The Trustees: Dr. Alan Brewster

During his second visit to his chiropractor, the  premise behind chiropractic care was explained to Alan Brewster in such a way that he  understood that removing irritation from the spinal cord and nerves was the best way to keep people healthy. He thought the concept was remarkable.

At 12 years old he stood at the front desk of chiropractor Gabe Ricciardi’s office and told Dr. Ricciardi and his wife, Arlene, who managed the office, “One day I’m going to be a chiropractor, and if you need me, I’ll come home and run the office.” Today Dr  Ricciardi’s office  is Brewster’s office, and he continues a 50-year tradition of providing chiropractic care in Passaic Park, NJ.Brewster and child

Brewster’s association with Sherman started when the seventh grader wrote for information to apply. It was years later that he finally matriculated. He earned the doctor of chiropractic degree in 1989, summa cum laude. He was the valedictorian of his class, and the first in the history of the school to be awarded all four distinguished honors at graduation: Clinical Excellence Award, Milton W. Garfunkel Award, B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award, and the Academic Achievement Award. He was president of the Pi-Tau-Delta Honor Society chapter at the school.

He has been a member and a leader in the Sherman College Alumni Association having served in every office on the board except treasurer. Read more...

SABCA 2011 Eastern Regional Conference

By Sherman SABCA President Jessica Howard

The SABCA Eastern Region Conference, held on the Sherman College campus, was a great success. More than 35 people attended, with representation from Life University and Palmer Florida.

SABCA members

Dr. Rodney Williams, national SABCA president, was in attendance along with our Regional Representative Dr. Winston Carhee. A special guest joined us, Sherman's first African American president, Dr. Jerry Hardee. 

The three-day conference started on Friday night with a social dinner, where Sherman faculty Dr. Todd Riddle and Drs. Charles and Amilliah Kenya shared their wisdom about the profession.

Conference members were welcomed by President Schwartzbauer. Four outstanding programs were offered:

  • Dr. Leslie Wise - Starting a practice from the ground up
  • Dr. Perry Rush - Upper Cervical Rationale
  • Dr. Bob Irwin - Knee Chest Technique
  • Dr. Pat Kuhta - X-ray Positioning for Children

On Sunday the conference wrapped up with word of inspiration by Dr. Bill Decken. Everyone had a great time. The most common comment made about the conference was about the passion of each presenter. The students from the other school have classes of 50 plus students; they found the close intimate setting at Sherman very refreshing.

Sherman SABCA is very happy with the outcome of the conference and would like to thank all the teachers who gave presentations, all the faculty that gave their time Friday night, and also Dean LaShanda Hutto-Harris, Angela Thrift, and the admission office for helping to make our regional conference the BEST in region for the third time in a row.

Kelley Jones AshcroftNew VP for Enrollment: Kelley Jones Ashcraft

Kelley Jones Ashcraft has been appointed vice president for enrollment services and will direct the college’s efforts to build student interest in chiropractic as a career and increase enrollment in the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman.

Before joining Sherman College this month, Jones Ashcraft was executive assistant to the president at Spartanburg Community College where she managed the marketing and public relations department and co-chaired a committee to establish Career Quest, an event that brings more than 1,000 high school and middle school students and their parents together with representatives from business, industry, education and the military to explore career options.

“The Board of Trustees and college administration have a clear vision for the future of Sherman College, and Kelley supports this vision,” says President Schwartzbauer. “We welcome her as a member of our administrative team and look forward to her contributions as vice president for enrollment services.”

Jones Ashcraft has also served as interim executive director of the Spartanburg Community College Foundation, an organization that provides assistance through scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities and grants for SCC students, faculty, staff and the community.

Prior to her work in higher education, Jones Ashcraft worked as a marketing analyst and planner at Milliken & Company. She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences from Clemson University and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in higher education administration.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Sherman College,” Jones Ashcraft commented. “I look forward to working with the college community and continuing our journey toward greater growth and student success.”

Shadow an Intern Day Success

Pictured below, applicant April Bradshaw, President Jon Schwartzbauer, applicant Suzanne Buchanan and her mother, and prospective student Sohaib Zaib enjoy lunch during Shadow an Intern Day at Sherman.

Dr. Schwartzbauer and students

The Enrollment Services Team hosted Shadow an Intern Day on February 24. Twelve students and their guests visited campus for a full day of activities that kicked off with a health talk by Intern Katelyn Niemiec followed by lunch with President. Schwartzbauer.

After lunch, the students paired with an intern to experience a typical day in the Health Center.  They attended class, observed patient visits, learned about digital x-rays and more!

One student wrote on the evaluation: “The friendly people made me feel comfortable and locked in my decision to go (to Sherman).”

Do you have a patient in your practice who is interested in becoming a chiropractor?  Please share with them these upcoming event dates:

Honor Your Loved Ones in Marble

Each Honor Wall Tile expresses love for
specific people, for chiropractic, and for Sherman College.

Honor Wall

Helen McPike and Dr. Gordon Brown at the Honor Wall.

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Call for Abstracts

The eighth annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) on Vertebral Subluxation will be held on Sherman’s campus, October 22-23, 2011.  Abstracts can be submitted through June 1, 2011 with this form.

Suggested topics include the following:
  • Language/lexicon/terminology
  • Five signs of life
  • Politics
  • Research agenda
  • Analysis/Adjusting technique
  • Education

Sherman College
will be represented at the
Spring into Health Fair
April 16, 2011, 10-3
Rolling Hills Country Club
Matthews, NC
sponsored by
Dr. Michelle Singleton
door prizes - 20 vendors from many health care fields

CE Opportunities
Sherman Campus

Bryan A Duff

Dr. Bryan A Duff - B.J. Palmer
Upper Cervical Specific
Side Posture Technique*

Module 3 - Level 1
Friday, March 4, 2 pm -
Saturday, March 5, 6 pm
Sherman College Campus

*Those completing all three modules will be certified in the course after testing and meeting technique qualification for The Upper Cervical Academy.

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

Dr BriggsDr. Hart

Dr. John Hart and Dr. Lafayette Briggs are published this month in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine:

Briggs, L. Geometry of coplanar stereoscopic radiographic pairs for analysis of the lateral cervical radiograph: A study using mathematical models. pp.3-11.

Dr. Briggs's study evaluated 3-dimensional (3D) assessments of points of interest on a phantom replica of the human skull and cervical vertebrae to better understand how structures are represented in space using mathematical methods.

Hart, J. Standard deviation analysis of the mastoid fossa temperature differential reading: A potential model for objective chiropractic assessment. pp. 70-73.

Dr. Hart's study describes a model for statistically analyzing follow-up numeric-based chiropractic spinal assessments for an individual patient based on his or her own baseline.

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