Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - March 2012

Wang, Roeben, and Rutecki pledge to match donations

Wang, Roeben & Rutecki
Drs. Sam Wang, Gary Roeben and Brian Rutecki

Three Chicago-area Sherman College alumni have committed to match donations to the Health Center Equipment Fund, up to $15,000, Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., recently announced.

Drs. Gary Roeben, Brian Rutecki and Sam Wang, alumni who graduated and started a practice together in 2001, have since developed their successful practice model into Chiro One Wellness Centers with more than 60 clinics in three states.

The matching gift pledged by these visionary Sherman College supporters will propel the Health Center Equipment Fund to endowment level this year, meaning the fund would be a self-sustaining resource for future equipment purchases such as palpation and adjusting tables, instrumentation and digital x-ray stations.

“Since their graduation, Drs. Roeben, Rutecki and Wang have consistently shown an affinity to helping their alma mater grow and prosper,” says Dr. Schwartzbauer. “These three men have given significant support to the college and once again are demonstrating a desire to assist us. I know that with their matching funds the college will reach its goal in growing this fund to endowment level.”

The purpose of the Health Center Equipment Fund is to support the equipment needs of the Health Center. The college started this fund in 2007 with plans for it to become a permanent endowment at $50,000. When the fund reaches endowment level, the earnings will be used to assist with equipment purchases for the Chiropractic Health Center while the principal will always be preserved. 

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Updates for Sherman Board of Trustees

Michael Lenarz, D.C. was awarded a token of the college’s appreciation for his leadership as the chair of the Board of Trustees for the past two years. His term ended on March 15, 2012.

The new Chair is Peter Kevorkian, D.C. and the new vice-chair is Liam Schübel, D.C.  Two new board members have joined this governing body: Joseph Borio, D.C. and Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.

joe borioAfter graduation from chiropractic college, Borio began his chiropractic practice in Cicero, New York, in March 1991. In the past 21 years he has grown one of the largest high volume practices in the country, sometimes adjusting more than 600 people in a single day. “My goal is to achieve success for chiropractic,” says Borio,  “by coaching as many chiropractors as possible so they can serve as many families as possible, so we can improve and preserve the lives of all those we serve.” Borio will present the plenary session at Lyceum on Friday, May 25. Read his bio.  (../lyceum/speaker-bios.asp#borio)

Christopher KentChristopher Kent, D.C., J.D., is a chiropractor and an attorney.  Kent is president of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, co-founder of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA), and owner of On Purpose. He was named the ICA “Chiropractic Researcher of the Year” in 1991 and selected ICA “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1998. He received Life University’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Kent is former chair of the United Nations NGO Health Committee, the first chiropractor elected to that office. He will present “ Chiropractic: A Glorious Future” at Lyceum on Friday, May 25. ../lyceum/speaker-bios.asp#kent

Enrollment 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. 

  • 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,

SCCA Legislative Day

Legislative Day

Sherman’s Chiropractic Student Government  (CSG) officers and  President Jon Schwartzbauer joined the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA)  for their Annual Legislative Day on February 23, 2012, in Columbia S.C.

Students and D.C.s observed a legislative session, toured the South Carolina State Capitol building, and spoke with regional representatives about chiropractic.

“In meeting state representatives, it was exciting to see the support and respect for chiropractic in South Carolina,” said CSG President Robbie DeStefano. “At the end of the day, we had a tour of the building, and the best part was seeing the chiropractic clinic inside.”

Other CSG officers attending included Al Coston, Jr., CSG vice president, and Casey Bogart, CSG treasurer. 

The SCCA visits the South Carolina Legislature every year to build and maintain relationships with state lawmakers to educate them about chiropractic and to share their vision for health care.

Research News

Sherman College conducted quarterly SCHOLAR (Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research) on Thursday, March 1. Two studies were presented:

  • Correlation of GPA and NBCE Part 1 Performance by Dr. Amilliah Kenya
  • Comparison of Chiropractic Outcomes: 1950 Versus 2010 by Dr. Lafayette Briggs

Ron CastellucciCaring for the Older Patient

By Ron Castellucci, DC

Much of our focus within the Chiropractic profession has been on the vital importance of pediatric care, but what about our seniors?

As baby boomers mature, our senior population is expected to rise exponentially. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that older Americans today are more health conscious than their predecessors and actively seek ways of living healthier. According to the National Independent Health Club Association, $20 billion in revenue was generated in 2010 as 58 million Americans frequented 38,000 health clubs across the United States. With 25 percent of the 58 million members over 55, seniors are dramatically changing the landscape of our health clubs. Since 1987, there has been a 562 percent increase in health club memberships held by older Americans.

The chances are good that you will be caring for more seniors in your future practice, and these seniors will be savvier about health and wellness than ever before. You will find that your senior patients are interested in the natural approach to health and wellness that chiropractic has to offer.
It is a gross misconception that seniors are prone to be more sickly. All too often, seniors are led to believe that since they are in their “golden” years, marginal health is the best they can expect. Dr. Reggie Gold once said that life should be like a candle, burning brightly from the beginning all the way to the end. Seniors have the potential to be as healthy as their younger counterparts and to experience good health throughout their lives.

Conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, commonly seen in older patients create the need to make modifications to your adjusting techniques. A history of stroke or cardiovascular disease often changes how you manage a patient’s care. While older patients today are more educated about health, you will find the need to tailor your patient education in order to relate to our older generation. Increasingly important, understanding subtle nuances of the Medicare system is critical for a healthy doctor –patient relationship.

Our senior patients must learn that a healthy nerve system is vitally important for the restoration and maintenance of their health. The practice of chiropractic, according to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, focuses on the relationship between the spine and body function, as coordinated by the nervous system and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Your senior practice members need to know that they can experience good health, even at an older age. Get the latest on these topics and more on Thursday morning during Lyceum.

Get Some Spizz with the Sherman Connect Weekly Calls

Every Monday night at 9 pm EDT, call 209-647-1600 (access code: 577840#). These weekly calls are a free service provided by Sherman College as a resource for fellow chiropractic professionals.  Each week on the Connect program, the college hosts an elite guest speaker who shares some aspect of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic and its successful application in practice. Participation is free; the phone number, however, is not toll-free, so long distance charges may apply if you call from a landline. Missed previous calls? Get them here: ../connect/archive.asp. Upcoming speakers include the following:

  • March 19: Keith Wassung, D.C., hosted by Shane Walker, D.C.
    Chiropractic Warriors
  • March 26: Jeanne Ohm, D.C., hosted by Peter Kevorkian, D.C.
    Great Expectations: Chiropractic for Safer, Easier Births
  • April 2: Miles Bodzin, D.C., hosted by Daniel Knowles, D.C.
    How to Have a Low-Stress, Cash-Based Practice
  • April 9: Jim Dubel, D.C., hosted by Daniel Knowles, D.C.
    Chiropractic Pure and Simple
  • April 16: Dean DePice, D.C., hosted by Daniel Knowles, D.C.
    Heath Reform/Self Reform

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Time to Align: Lyceum 2012 – May 24-26

Come to Lyceum to get an adjustment for your chiropractic soul. Have fun with your classmates, earn up to 24 CE credits for your license, get inspired by top speakers, enjoy live music from the local band, and party at our “Roaring ’20s” banquet. You can’t get this anywhere else! Register now. (../LOLR)

Crystal ZagwinSherman student presents at Spartanburg Chamber event

Sharing about “Power Nutrition for Everyone,” Sherman Intern Crystal Zagwyn was the featured speaker for the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Diversity Connections Luncheon. Zagwyn is an associate at Southeast Sports Chiropractic, which is owned by Sherman alumni Drs. Todd Riddle and Darryl Williams.

Keith Wassung March 19

Save the Date for New Beginnings in April: 
Dinner with the Prez

Bring a prospective chiropractic student and join Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., ROAR Director Jaime Browning, D.C., and current Sherman students for an informal, engaging chat over dinner. If you’re busy that night, don’t worry; we still welcome your student's participation.

New Beginnings

Dinner with the President
Saturday, April 21
5:30 - 8 p.m.
New Beginnings
Long Branch, NJ

RSVP to Dr. Browning at 800-849-8771, ext. 220, or

Jim Dubel - April 9

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You can also update your office information and add your website by contacting Alumni Relations,
Patti Thomas, 800-849-8771 x. 240) Marggi Roldan, 800-849-8771 x. 277

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