Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - December 2011


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Dec. 2011 & March 2012 Grads

Graduation Held at the Chapman Cultural Center

Twenty-five students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic on Saturday, December 17, 2011. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2011 and March 2012 graduates. See facebook album.

Courtney Bond of Pennsylvania and Dansen Wong of Malaysia, recipients of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award for the December and March classes, respectively, presented farewell addresses to their classmates. The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Bond for the December class and Jon Skupaka of Pennsylvania for the March 2012 class. The Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Wong, and the Service Distinction Award was presented to David Croxford of Washington for the December class, along with Scott Baker of Iowa for the March class. Croxford and Arthur Brennan of Louisiana received the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award.

The commencement address was given by Senator Lee Bright of 12th District of South Carolina, a chiropractic patient and a strong supporter of the profession. The charge to the graduates was given by Joseph J. Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P., dean of clinical sciences, associate professor and chair of the Technique Department at Sherman College.

  • Scott Joseph Baker, IA
  • Thomas Christopher Ball, NY
  • Chase Everett Bentley, SC
  • Courtney Diana Bond, PA
  • Arthur Lee Brennan, LA
  • Ashley Lance Cooper, KY
  • David Lloyd Croxford, WA
  • Benjamin Gail Giebell, NC
  • Brandon Scott Holmes, SC
  • Tilman Johnson, GA
  • Robert LeZotte, MI
  • Ousainou Mboge, Gambia
  • Mehrdad Mahbod Moghaddam, Iran
  • David Andrew Nichols, NC
  • Jonathan M. Orvis, MI
  • Edward Joseph Robinson, Jr., TN
  • Allie Andrea Sansbury, SC
  • Nicholas Alan Schuster, MI
  • Ashley Nicole Simpson, NC
  • Jon Robert Skupaka, PA
  • Megan Lee Socha, MI
  • Ashley Elizabeth Stalmack, MI
  • Brittany Valean Toole, SC
  • Charlotte Ann Turner, GA
  • Dansen Wong Yi-San, Malaysia

Katelyn NiemicKatelyn Niemiec, D.C., ’11,
wins Mission Trip
at New Beginnings

At the fall New Beginnings event held in New Jersey, recent graduate Dr. Katelyn Niemiec received an award in recognition of her leadership in starting the Philosophy Club on Sherman's campus.

She also won a chiropractic mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in January 2012 with Mission Life International and ChiroMissions.

The purpose of the trip is to educate and provide the less fortunate with natural solutions for health through chiropractic. ChiroMissions will be responsible for providing free chiropractic care for almost 20,000 people in an area where proactive healthcare does not exist. Mission Life International will be responsible for helping to rescue and provide food/shelter for orphans who have been left by parents who could no longer afford to provide in a society stricken with extreme poverty.

atriumEnrollment Events for 2012

Referrals from doctors of chiropractic are the most valuable source of students for Sherman.  In the next year, five on-campus events will be held for prospective students to meet with current students and faculty, talk with admissions and financial aid staff, and see for themselves if Sherman is a good fit. 

  • February 23 and July 26  Shadow an Intern Day
  • May 24-26                       Lyceum Career Day                        
  • August 17                        Southern Fried Friday
  • November 9-10               Pride of Sherman Tour

Please mark these dates in your calendar and tell prospective students about them.  Share your pride in Sherman by helping us recruit students to these events. For more information contact Stacy Bradey, 800-849-8771,

Running Speed by Evan FiedlerEvan Fiedler, D.C., ’95,
Running Speed

Dr. Fiedler’s second book presents an innovative, 80-day running program to improve results at the finish line in the 10K, half marathon, and full marathon. Running Speed takes into account the runner’s current abilities during the process of discovering his or her true potential. Fiedler placed second and then first in his age group within two weeks’ time in a half marathon by following this plan.

In addition to practicing chiropractic, Fiedler has been teaching high school and college classes in biology, chemistry, earth science, anatomy & physiology, and ecology. He is a master teacher with the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars, as well as an instructor at Averett University and College of the Albemarle. See other alumni news here.

Research News

Four submissions by Sherman faculty have been accepted for presentations (posters or platform) at the upcoming Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) 2012, representing clinical research, basic science research, and educational research.

  • Lafayette Briggs: Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of the Lateral Cervical Radiograph: A Study Using Mathematical Models [poster]
  • John Hart: Analysis of the Patient's Own Data: A Case Report Using Basic Statistics [poster]
  • Amilliah Kenya: Correlation Between Predictors of Entering GPA, Class Scores and Pre-test Scores on NBCE Part I Scores [platform]
  • Guangming Wu: Subcellular Localization of Ryanodine Receptor 3 in the Skeletal Muscle of the Mouse [platform]

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We’ve made it easier for alumni and friends of the college who consult the Online Alumni Directory for patient referrals to access and search our alumni database for graduates of Sherman and Pennsylvania Colleges of Chiropractic.

“Using the directory no longer requires a login password,” says Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan. “Alumni use the directory to find fellow alums across the globe.  We hope the changes we have made will make it easier for everyone.” 

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