Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - June 2012

Jon Schwartzbauer

Schwartzbauer Steps Down as Sherman College’s Fourth President

Sherman College’s fourth president, Jon C. Schwartzbauer, D.C., announced on May 24 that he is stepping down. Dr. Schwartzbauer has served as the college’s president since 2007 and has been a member of the faculty and administration for 10 years.

“I have seen Sherman College surpass expectations many times, in many ways, and I know the college has the potential to be truly exceptional,” Dr. Schwartzbauer said. “I am honored to have been part of that path.” He says he will oversee day-to-day operations and serve the college as needed while the Board of Trustees embarks on a search for the college’s next president. The board is looking for a new leader to take the college through its next opportunities for growth and will be accepting nominations and applications through July 31
(see presidential search details here). Read more

Susan and Baron Newlin

Newlins Double Pledge
to Honor Schwartzbauer

Regents Baron and Susan Newlin doubled their donation commitment to Sherman College in tribute to President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C. During the Lyceum banquet on May 26, Susan announced that she and her husband, Baron, would donate $10,000 instead of the $5,000 they pledged for this year and that they will continue to donate $10,000 per year.

The couple sees the annual commitment as a way to pay tribute to President Schwartzbauer for the many achievements and successes he brought the college during the past five years; Schwartzbauer had announced earlier in the week that he would be stepping down from the presidency.

Alumni Association Members
Top Off the Matching Challenge

Passing the hat

Sherman College has met the challenge! The college raised more than $15,000 for the Health Center Equipment Fund to be matched with a generous $15,000 donation from alumni and regents of the college Sam Wang, Gary Roeben and Brian Rutecki, D.C.s.

spinometerMembers of the Alumni Association passed the hat and collected $1,000 for the Health Center Equipment Fund Matching Challenge at the Association’s annual meeting May 25 during Lyceum 2012. This spur-of-the-moment collection took the college over the top in the campaign which means once the matching funds are received, the Health Center Equipment Fund will reach endowment status.

As an endowed fund, the principal will remain invested and earnings will be used to help with future equipment purchases in the Chiropractic Health Center, including palpation and adjusting tables, instrumentation and digital x-ray stations.

Successful Career Day Brings
Students from Around the World

by Admission and Event Coordinator Stacy Bradey

Career day 2012

Career Day proved yet another huge success in its most recent event on May 26 during Lyceum 2012. In addition to 55 prospective students, the event was attended by their 47 guests, plus practicing D.C.s, current students, Board of Trustee members, and key administrators and faculty from Sherman College.  Attendees represented 15 states and Kenya:  Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Nairobi, Kenya. Read more.

ROARROAR Tailgate 2012

by Dr. Jaime Browning

ROAR Tailgate 2012 was a huge success! With roughly 100 in attendance, I'd like to thank all the ROAR doctors (including our "newbies"), ROAR Student Leadership, and the Admission staff for making this such a huge success.  A special thanks to guest speaker, Dr. Chris Kent, for such a thought-provoking presentation.

 ROAR student leaders

The student leadership component of ROAR includes the following students by quarter:

Eric Goans—7th quarter
Andy Padden—7th quarter
Nico Rocco—7th quarter
Tyler Simmons—7th quarter
Al Coston Jr—8th quarter
Anna Elkins—8th quarter
Chelsea Sineath—8th quarter
Anthony Turowski—9th quarter
Bethaney Allison—11th quarter
Tiffany Padden—11th quarter
Jeremy Arnold—12th quarter
Melanie Pelletier—12th quarter

ROARing at the SCCA Convention
and Tradeshow

Sherman College is an exhibitor again this year at the annual South Carolina Chiropractic Association's Convention and Tradeshow in Myrtle Beach, SC from June 21-24. At this year's event, Sherman will be hosting prospective chiropractic students. If you have a prospective student interested in attending the conference, please have him or her contact Dr. Browning at

Wellness fair

Save the DATE: Sherman Community Wellness Fair,
Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Sherman College Wellness Fair event will be held 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 planned – all part of our collective mission to spread the word about Chiropractic throughout the neighboring communities. 
Save the date, and bring someone you care about!

Wellness Fairs are incredible opportunities to take stock of your health, and the health of your friends or family members! With the rising cost of health care, many Americans are left without the medical care they need.

Inspired by the charitable giving of our alumni, and the increasingly popular chiropractic mission trips to far-away lands, this Wellness Fair is our way to give back to our home community.

Sherman Students Win County Softball Championship during Lyceum Weekend

Rain delays normally mean frustration and inconvenience for sports enthusiasts, but in the case of Sherman’s co-ed recreational softball team, it boosted morale instead. Because the team’s championship game had been rescheduled to May 24, the first evening of Lyceum 2012, the team had bleachers overflowing with support from the Sherman family. And Sherman students took home the trophy.

The Sherman team took down “Sticks & Chicks” in the final playoff game of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation’s spring softball league at the 295 Sports Complex in Spartanburg; they also secured first place for the regular season. Students have played in this league for several years, both in the spring and fall seasons, matching up against teams from local companies like Milliken and Mary Black Hospital. In addition to the coed team, Sherman students also had a team in the men’s division.

Student Chelsea Sineath, who has played for three seasons on the team, says softball helps her decompress. “It’s so much fun because it gives us a break from school and allows people from all different quarters to bond,” she explains. “And when we won, because it was during Lyceum, it was great to have so much fan support. We had bleachers overflowing with people.”

Team members say one of the highlights of the win was that the team’s sponsors – Gary and Cathie Padden, D.C.s, and Josh and Benna Click, D.C.s – were there to see it. “It was one of the highlights of Lyceum weekend. They are awesome people,” Sineath said.

Sherman Co-ed Softball Team 

2012 Spring Softball League Champions
Front row, from left: Bethaney Allison, Morgan Iloncaie, Dayna Socha, Kayla Minniear, Chelsea Sineath and Aisha Reid. Back Row, from left: Wendy Parker, Nico Rocco, Brian Leary, Jarrod Thacker, Tiffany Padden, Mike Spring, Tyler Simmons and Andy Padden. Not pictured: JR Snell.

Rugby Matches Set

rugby prideThe Sherman College Rugby Football Club provides students with the opportunity to play highly competitive post-graduate athletics while pursuing an education at one of the nation’s elite chiropractic institutions.

The team is committed to furthering the reputation of Sherman College of Chiropractic through the achievement of success, both on the rugby pitch and off, and the team prides itself on fostering camaraderie and respect among team members. Most of our players had no prior experience upon joining. Rugby uses a variety of skills, so there is a position for anyone who wants to play. Every team player or “rugger” runs the ball, passes, tackles, kicks and can score.

Our newly constructed playing field or “pitch” is on campus behind the Olsen building and named Pride Park.  The 2012 Sherman ruggers will be taking the pitch on September 22nd for our first home match since 1986.  We look forward to students, faculty, staff and fans covering the hill to watch the match and cheer on the pride of Sherman College of Chiropractic. Go Pride!

Scheduled Matches:

  • 9/22 Columbia Old Gray - home
  • 9/29 St. Andrews - home
  • 10/6 Greenville - away
  • 10/27 Palmetto Union Tournament
  • 11/3 St Andrews - calm
  • 11/17 Univ. of Tennesee Side A/ Furman vs. UTenn Side B


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Welcome to Our Newest Regents

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

Scott J. Baker, D.C.
Spartanburg, SC
*Andrew Daniele, D.C.
Aberdeen, NJ
*Lisa Bleicher, D.C.
Jim Thorpe, PA
Jamie Bunis, D.C.
Huntsville, AL
*Harold (Skip) George, D.C., Lancaster, PA
Bryn Gillow, D.C.
Brodheadsville, PA
Garrett Gunderson
Sandy, UT
Christopher Kevorkian
Westwood, MA
Katie Kevorkian
Westwood, MA
Stephanie & Anthony Lanzara, D.C.s, Claremont, NH
Carsten Reinhardt, D.C., Braunschweig, Germany
Jared Sargent, D.C.,
Mauldin, SC
Jeffery Scholten, D.C.,
Calgary, AB, Canada

An * 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.

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    

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

Frequently asked questions

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.

What’s in it for me?
When you join this group you become a partner with the college, 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 regent 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.


Give an Adjustment to the ADJUST Fund

Support quality chiropractic education at Sherman by donating the cash equivalent of your office visit fee for an adjustment. We accept one-time gifts and regular, monthly donations.

By giving an adjustment to the ADJUST Fund, you will help shape the future of Sherman College as we continue to improve and enhance the chiropractic learning experience for our students.

Donate online through our secure server.

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PayPal Account for
International Donors

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.

Everglades University

Articulation Agreement signed with Everglades University

Everglades University (EU) of Boca Raton, FL, has signed an articulation agreement with Sherman College, which allows the graduates of EU in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Alternative Medicine program to be prepared for entrance into chiropractic college if the graduate maintains a 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 

At least 33 hours of the program must be completed at EU, all classwork must be passed with a minimum grade of C, and all other requirements of Sherman College must be met for acceptance.

Advisers at Everglades will make students aware of this opportunity.  Both institutions will monitor the progress of the students to make sure that undergraduates are meeting the prerequisites for Sherman, and that they are successful at Sherman once they matriculate.

The agreement will be in effect for five years, subject to the rules of all accrediting agencies.  

Research News

Assistant Director of Research Dr. John Hart has been  invited  on May 29, 2012, to be a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research.

He attended the award ceremony on June 11, 2012, to receive his earned certificate in applied biostatistics from the University of Washington (Professional and Continuing Education online program).

In addition, he made a poster presentation along with Seunggeun Hyun on Cancer Mortality, Natural Background Radiation, and other Selected Determinants at the 2012 Dose Response Conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 24-25.

Dr. John Zhang was Director of Research at Sherman from 1994 to 1998. After Sherman, he worked in the Research Department at Logan Collge. Dr. Zhang is well-known and well-published within the chiropractic research community. Among his research interests is his work with heart rate variability – a method of assessing the health of the autonomic nervous system in the context of chiropractic intervention.

In August 2011, Dr. Zhang moved back to China and was involved with starting the first chiropractic clinic in a high-ranking hospital, in Foshan, China, and starting the first chiropractic college in China, in the town of Xi’an.

Sherman Connect:

Couldn't make it to the Sherman Connect call on Monday?
Listen to the recordings free:

  • Dr. Billy DeMoss:
    Heavy Metal Chiropractic Philosophy
  • Dr. Barbara Eaton:
    What's your REBEL YELL?
  • Dr. Donald Epstein:
    From Patient to Practice Member

Scheduled speakers for this month's calls:

  • Dr. Sarah Farrant - June 25
  • No call July 2
  • Dr. Kevin Pallis - July 9
  • Dr. Peter Morgan - July 16
  • Ben Lerner - July 23