Sherman Shares - June 2011
Dr. Perry Rush Retires
After more than three decades as a full-time faculty member, Sherman Associate
Professor Perry O. Rush, D.C., has retired at the end of spring quarter. A 1976 "pioneer" Sherman
graduate, Rush joined the college in 1980 as a faculty member and has dedicated
his many years at the college to teaching upper cervical courses, particularly
in the Blair technique.
"After much consideration, Vicki and I have decided that it is time for
us to begin a new chapter," Rush said in his announcement to campus. “The decision
to leave has not been easy. We will miss our Sherman family but look forward
to that new chapter. I will still be close by putting my energy into my practice
and supporting my career-long interest in the upper cervical subluxation and
the Blair work for which I was recruited many years ago. What a great thing to
have been associated with so many good people all these years."
Bedenbaugh, D.C., '10, Voted the Upstate's Hottest Husband
adapted from Belle Magazine of Spartanburg
Life is good for Chris Bedenbaugh, as is clear from his smile. His practice
with his uncle, James Bedenbaugh, D.C., '76, in Gaffney, SC, is going well, and
he and his wife are enjoying life with their 10-month-old daughter, Madysen.
His wife, Kimberly, entered Chris in Belle magazine's Hunky Husband Contest.
She didn't even tell him about it until he made the top three semi-finalists.
After the photo shoot, Bedenbaugh said this would be the end of his modeling
career, as he already has a job that he loves, being a chiropractor.
"I quit my job at an engineering firm," Bedenbaugh told Alison Storm
of Belle Magazine. "I was tired of people telling me what to do.
Now I get to do something I really enjoy, and I'm good at what I do."
Students support troops in Afghanistan
Sherman grad Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, recently called on his alma mater for
some help on a patriotic project for a troop in Afghanistan. Dooley’s brother,
Command Sergeant Major Scott Dooley, a military police officer currently serving
in Afghanistan, asked him to send sports equipment that the troops could share
with kids in Afghanistan.
Dooley said his brother and the other soldiers are looking for ways to connect
with the youth of Afghanistan by giving them something beneficial to occupy their
time. “Sports are a great outlet and foster many desirable qualities like teamwork,
camaraderie and working toward a common goal,” he said.
Sherman students took Dooley up on his request, donating sports equipment for
the troops and children. President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., said the college
was honored to help Dooley’s efforts. “We’re proud to help serve and
honor the men and women who give so much for our country,” he said. “Service
to humanity is a key part of our mission at Sherman College, and this was an
excellent opportunity for us to help serve others.”
Lawrence O’Connor, D.C., Elected President of International Regulatory Organization
New Jersey chiropractor and alumnus Lawrence O’Connor, D.C., ‘83, was elected
president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) at the 85th
Annual Congress, May 4-8, 2011, in Marco Island, FL.
O’Connor has previously served as vice president, treasurer, and district III
As president of the FCLB, O’Connor will be responsible for leading the
FCLB in maintaining high, uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic
licensure, regulation, discipline, and education.
The FCLB acts as a central communication and service organization for chiropractic
licensing boards throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Responsible
for promoting patient protection, the FCLB assists member boards in setting standards
for regulation and in credentialing chiropractic licensees.
Sherman was represented by several professors at the Seventh
Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium held on Friday, April 15, at
Milliken & Company in Spartanburg.
Dr. George Luo, Dr. John Hart, Dr. Rochelle
Delain, and Dr. Guangming Wu attended. The following topics were
- Drs. Hart and Delain: "Blood Pressure Changes in African-American Patients
Receiving Chiropractic Care from Chiropractic Interns: A Pilot Study"
- Dr. Luo, et al.: "Cytotoxicity Studies of Carbon Nanoparticles."
- Dr. Wu, et al.: "Subcellular Localization of Ryanodine Receptor 3 in the Skeletal
Muscle of the Mouse"
- Dr. Hart: Temperature Readings of the Upper
Neck and Health Perception"
Sherman College Awards at Lyceum
of the Year
Gary Roeben, D.C.
Brian Rutecki, D.C
Sam Wang, D.C.
Regents of the Year
Gary & Cathleen
ROAR Career Advisor
of the Year
Erik Beauvais, D.C
Layperson of the Year
Service to the
Liam P. Schubel, D.C.
Service to Sherman
Alan Brewster, D.C
Marlene Mahipat, D.C.
Spirit of Sherman
Jared Sargent, D.C.
Rising Star Award
Stephen Dotson, D.C
Inducted into the Gallery of Honor
Leroy G. Moore, D.C.
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Promote your practice
while you share chiropractic
as a profession.
The link below will take you to a Snapfish album of photos from
the June 18 Commencement ceremony.
An e-mail has been sent to the graduates, but we wanted to share with
you as well.
Photos are also posted on Facebook with
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304
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