Sherman Shares - October 2011
Harold Hughes, D.C. and Clair O'Dell, D.C.
Chiropractic and Sherman
College lost two strong supporters earlier this month, Dr. Clair W. O'Dell and
Dr. Harold T. Hughes, both pioneers and heroes of chiropractic. They will be
After serving in WWII, Dr. Harold Hughes graduated from Palmer
College, a student of Dr. Lyle Sherman. His support for Sherman began
shortly after the college’s founding when he was looking for a chiropractic college
with his sons Brad and Tom. “I knew if [Dr. Sherman] was associated with the
college, it was a place I wanted to support.” Read
Dr. Clair O'Dell is quoted on one of the walls at Palmer College: “The ingredients
for success are ever present, and are of the spirit. The formula includes loyalty
to cause, dedication to principle, and unselfish service beyond the call of duty.”
His life reflects his words. Read
What could be better than the marriage of philosophy and research, presented
and discussed among colleagues over lunch and dinner? Come join the conversation
at Sherman College, earn 12 hours of CE, and learn about "Winning the Debate
on Subluxation" from keynote speaker Chris Kent, D.C., J.D.
Call 800-849-8771 x 229 with any questions
Meet the Trustees: Shane Walker, D.C.
“The day of my graduation from Sherman College, I knew that involvement with
the college would be a part of my future,” Walker says of joining the board.
“Chiropractic is our entire life, and helping Sherman College take its place
as the premier chiropractic institution is the logical next step for me. I see
a huge vision for Sherman and I am honored to serve.”
Sherman Questions Accepted by NBCE
Congratulations to the following Sherman faculty members; 100% of their NBCE
test question submissions for 2010 and 2011 were accepted by NBCE:
Decken, Gibbon, Hart, Miller, Reizer, Rush, Stephens, and Wakeman.
Only one other doctor of chiropractic program sent more questions than Sherman,
and Sherman tied with 3 other colleges for second place in number of questions
submitted. More questions were accepted from Sherman College faculty than from
15 other doctor of chiropractic programs.
Give an Adjustment to the ADJUST Fund
At Sherman we give students the skills and knowledge they need to become licensed
doctors of chiropractic and world-class adjustors.
We welcome your donations so that we can further
enhance teaching strategies
increase scholarship awards
provide real-world clinic experiences
educate competent, compassionate, ethical and successful doctors
Join us in supporting quality chiropractic education at Sherman by sending
the cash equivalent of your office visit fee for an adjustment or two.
Welcome, Fall Class!
Sherman College of Chiropractic is pleased to welcome the fall 2011 class.
These students represent ten states and two countries: Indiana, Georgia, Illinois,
Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West
Virginia, Germany, and Singapore.
Ten students were referred by doctors of chiropractic to the college, including
members of Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR):
Drs. Eric Beauvais, Amanda Laferty, Steven Niemiec, Katelyn Niemiec, Gary & Cathleen
Padden and Kevin Phalen. Five other chiropractors have also received credit for
the My Scholarship program:
Drs. George Auger, Jonathan Brown, Aaron Cloutier, Renata Kowal,
and Jay Schwartz.
Referrals continue to be one of the best ways for successful students to find
Sherman. The My Scholarship Program shows appreciation for the extraordinary
support alumni and friends provide to Sherman by referring students. For each
student referred, supporters earn $1,000 in scholarship credit upon enrollment.
Once the scholarship fund reaches $5,000, supporters can award the scholarship
to the next new student referral(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.
We thank you for giving faculty and staff the opportunity to educate and support
first-class future chiropractors.
Keep those referrals coming!
Save the Date: May 24-26, 2012
Student Loan Forgiveness
for Public Health Employment
By Director of Financial
Aid Kathy Wilson
Federal regulations are always changing. Student loans are no different. With
the state of the economy, student loans are one of the programs to receive cuts
for cost savings. The good news is that chiropractic is recognized under the
category of public health for loan forgiveness programs.
For each school, academic, or calendar year of full-time employment in an area
of national need you complete on or after August 14, 2008, up to $2000 of outstanding
student loan balance can be forgiven, limited to $10,000 total and five years
Of course, this program is subject to federal funding allocation and availability.
Public health (chiropractic) falls under this category of national need. This
is great news for Sherman College graduates, as many incur debt to complete the
As of July 1, 2012, however, graduate level students will no longer have access
to subsidized Stafford loans. This means that all funds received by graduate
students will accrue interest the entire time they are in school. The federal
government is doing this in order to protect the Pell grant program for undergraduate
This means, more than ever, it is important to remember to borrow wisely. In
the financial aid office, we encourage students to “Live like a student now so
you don’t have to when you graduate!”
For more information concerning the loan forgiveness program you can visit
the following web site: http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/loanForgiveDetails.htm
Get the Word Out:
Pride of Sherman Tour November 4-5
The Pride of Sherman
Tour is a great opportunity
to encourage prospective students to visit the campus. If you know someone considering
a career in chiropractic, please refer them to this engaging and informative
Hosted annually in November by Enrollment Services, this even exposes guests
to the Sherman experience and educates them about chiropractic and the enrollment
Participants tour the campus and a local chiropractic office. They will have
the opportunity to experience the anatomy lab, attend a mock adjusting class,
socialize with current students, and participate in a student panel discussion.
The event will culminate with admission and financial aid counseling.
For more information, please visit our website or
contact Admission and Event Coordinator Stacy Bradey via email, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or phone, 864-578-8770, ext. 200.
all the Time
Bring a Prospective Student
Sherman PRrrride Day
October 24, 2011
PRrrride Day is
It's easy to participate on Sherman PRide Day. Get some ideas
ROAR members Reach Out And Recruit for Sherman by holding career
exploration activities in their offices, attending career events on behalf of
the college, and referring students. If you would like to help, check out the ROAR
program at Sherman.
New Staff member:
Ashley Wren, B.S., B.A., recently joined the Information Technology
staff at Sherman as help desk technician. Originally from Georgia, she comes to
Sherman from Okinawa, where she lived with her husband for three years before
they returned to Spartanburg to be near family.
Employees Earn Recognition of Service Awards
One year of service
Michelle Guffey, Amilliah Kenya, Luke Chomic, Jaime Browning and Charles Kenya
Five years of service
Stephanie Johnson, LaShanda Hutto-Harris, Pengju (George) Luo, Monte Guffey, Kenneth
Fifteen years of service
Laura Greene-Orndorff, William Fehl, Angela Thrift
Twenty-Five years of service
Changes to Upper Cervical Academy Schedule
UCA Module: Upper Cervical Anatomy at Sherman
College with Dr. Charles Kenya has been rescheduled to January 2012.
Philosophy/History/Literature Review Module, Charlotte, NC Saturday, December
10th - 8am to 8pm - 800-266-9432 Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum
Centre Drive, Charlotte
Upper Cervical Protocols, Charlotte, NC Spring 2012 - 8am to 8pm in Charlotte
Neurology I & II, Technique Overview & Pediatrics
Modules offered online at
100-Hour Upper Cervical Certification Program Pricing
Doctor: $300 per module
- Pay for all six: $1500 - Save $300
Student: $150 per module
- Pay for all six:
$750 - Save $150
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