Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - May 2012


Sherman College Honor Roll of Donors

The Sherman College family thanks the many individuals and organizations that made one or more donations received by Sherman College in 2011.The Honor Roll of Donors for 2011 has been published to our website. The link opens to a PDF document.


ROAR Tailgating at Lyceum

Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) members, make time in your Lyceum schedule for this exclusive fun event Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. Listen to exciting speakers (including an exclusive session with Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.), network with other ROAR doctors and share your insight with students. And let's not forget the great food and games to follow. RSVP when registering by calling 800-849-8771, ext. 229 or 227.

Talk the Tic

Students Talk the TIC

Sherman students are preparing to Talk the TIC on May 26, 2012, at 12:45 pm under the Big Top at Lyceum. The winner of the campus competition will represent Sherman College of Chiropractic at the national Talk the TIC event held at Life Chiropractic College-West this year.

Sherman Connect Call Schedule

May 21 Bill EstebMay 21 - Bill Esteb with Michael Lenarz, D.C.: "Entering the Conversation Going On In a Patient's Head." Building rapport, an essential ingredient to creating influential, long-term relationships, begins by meeting patients where they are. Learn what you've forgotten about today's germ-fearing, drug-taking, symptom-treating patients.


  • No Call May 28 - Come to Lyceum May 24-26, 2012
  • June 4: Donald Epstein, D.C. "From Patient to Practice Member"
  • June 11: Barbara Eaton, D.C. "What's Your Rebel Yell?"
  • June 18: Billy Demoss, D.C. "Heavy Metal Chiropractic Philosophy to Explode Your Practice and Save the World."
  • June 25: Sarah Farrant, D.C.
  • Details: ../connect

Castellucci Speaks at Focus Philosophy Night 

Faculty Member Ron Castellucci, D.C., spoke at Focus Philosophy Night on Saturday, May 5 in Roswell, GA, along with Trustee Liam Schübel, D.C., and former Sherman administrator Brian McAulay, D.C., PhD.,  Focus Philosophy Nights are a series of seminars run by Sharon Gorman, D.C., for chiropractors to share their love for chiropractic. This was the first event held in Georgia.

Rock the SpineSherman Community Wellness Fair

Sherman College students will host a Wellness Fair event on Saturday, October 13, 2012,  from 10 am – 3 pm on the school grounds (rain or shine) with spine checks from 10:30 – 2:30.  Family-friendly activities and a full range of health screenings are planned – all part of the collective goal of spreading the word about chiropractic throughout the neighboring communities of Spartanburg, SC,  and beyond!


Peer Teaching and Learning Lab

As a function of the Academy of Chiropractic Excellence (ACE) internship program, a peer teaching lab has been set up in the Health Center.

ACE interns are responsible for staffing the lab and making sure that it runs smoothly. The ACE interns have demonstrated knowledge and skills required to serve as classroom teaching assistants, peer consultants, and remediation providers in the area of spinal analysis. They wear black clinic jackets and an ACE Intern badge.

The lab will be staffed by ACE Interns to provide one-on-one or small group help with the various components of spinal analysis and technique. Case doctors and instructors teaching in any of the relevant clinical science classes can refer students to the lab for extra help, and interns can sign up on their own.

“This is one way our students gain leadership and mentoring skills during the clinical experience," says Dr. Bob Irwin, ACE faculty advisor and VP for academic affairs. “We see it as a positive for both the ACE interns and the students they help.”

The current ACE interns are Elizabeth Balwah, Clayton Broome, Joshua Cebula, Allison Kyzer, Joshua Michael, Kunal Patel, Sandip Patel, Dana Socha, and Crystal Zagwyn.

International Donations to Sherman on the Rise

We've made it easier for our international alumni to send their donations to the college. Now on our online donation page, international alumni and supporters can click on the link at the very top of the page to go directly to Paypal to complete their donation. Send your Paypal donation to and use the note box to designate the campaign or fund.
donation page

We are grateful for every donation made to the college. Our goal for this Paypal account is to make it easier for our international friends to show their support.

Research News

The following four submissions were accepted and presented at the 8th Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium (, held on Friday, April 20, at Milliken & Company in Spartanburg:

  • Dr. Lafayette Briggs, Comparison of Historical Versus Recent Musculoskeletal Improvement Outcomes Following Chiropractic Intervention: What the Future Holds?
  • Dr. John Hart and Dr. Seunggeun Hyun, Association Between Cancer Mortality, Natural Background Radiation, and Other Selected Predictors.
  • Dr. Lafayette Briggs, Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of Lateral Cervical Radiographs: A Study Using Mathematical Models.
  • Dr. Pengju George Luo, Promotion of Cell Growth by Graphene Oxides.


Call for Abstracts: IRAPS 2012
June 8 Deadline

IRAPS Abstracts will be accepted through June 8, 2012.

Chiropractic is a profession based in vitalism and centered on vertebral subluxation. Questions as to the philosophical and scientific nature of the subluxation take center stage at Sherman College October 20-21, 2012, for the ninth annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS). The conference will be held on Sherman’s campus in Spartanburg, SC.  For topics and requirements, go to ../iraps.

Enrollment Events for 2012

  • July 26                             Shadow an Intern 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,


Welcome New Regents

Sherman College welcomes and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents in March and April 2012:

Adam Ashcraft
Duncan, SC

Timothy Burkhart, D.C.
Caledonia, MI

Edwin Cordero, D.C.
Lantana, FL

Scott Garber, D.C.
Pittsfield, MA

Christopher Kent, D.C.
Ramsey, NJ

Susan & Anthony DeMarco, D.C., Iselin, NJ

Michael La Rocca, D.C.
Dunedin, FL

Patricia McLean, D.C.
Virginia Beach, VA

Nicholas Necak, D.C.
Bogota, Columbia

Judd Nogrady, D.C.
Montgomery, NY

Palmer Peet, D.C.
Hinesburg, VT

Bradley Rauch, D.C.
Stowe, VT

Robert Reese, D.C.
Middletown, DE

* Stacie Sando-Catrone, D.C. Hazleton, PA

David Serio, D.C.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

* Merisa Stokely & Chris Toellner, C.C.s, Ludington, MI

* next to a name indicates regents returning from a leave of absence.

Members of the Board of Regents provide for the advancement of Sherman College with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. The collective financial commitment of its members is a major source of funding for the college annual fund.

Regents are leaders in the profession and participate in activities that give visibility and stature to Sherman College. Sherman Regents are an effective and vital group of Sherman advocates.

When you join this group you become a partner with the college, helping to extend Sherman’s influence in the world. We invite you to join.    

Frequently Asked Questions about Being a Regent

Do I have to be nominated to join the Board of Regents?
No, membership on the Sherman Board of Regents is open to anyone who wants to support Sherman at the regent level of giving.

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What’s in it for me?
When you join this group you become a partner with Sherman, supporting the greatest chiropractic college in the world. That alone is pretty gratifying!
As a regent, your registration for Sherman’s Lyceum (homecoming) is considered a benefit of your status. You are also entitled to continuing education program discounts and discounts on your purchases at the Sherman College Bookstore.

Do I have to be a Sherman graduate to join?
No. Anyone who wants to support Sherman can join.

Do I have to be a doctor of chiropractic to join?
No. We have several members who are strong supporters but not doctors of chiropractic.

Are my Regent donations tax deductible?
In accordance with IRS regulations, only the portion of your contributions exceeding the value of any goods or services you receive are tax deductible. If you take advantage of the Lyceum registration benefit, your tax deductible contribution total will be reduced by the fair market value of Lyceum registration.

Become a Regent

For more information, download a Regent Program brochure or contact Director of Development and Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan,800-849-8771 , x.277; or 864-357-4271

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