Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - July 2012

31 Students Enroll in 2012 Summer Class

Summer 2012 class

Earlier this month, the Sherman College family welcomed the largest incoming summer class since 2006. These students join us from 11 states including Ohio, Georgia, Connecticut, Kentucky, Arizona, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin, North and South Carolina. Fourteen students were referred to us by D.C.s, students and staff; of those referrals, five were made by our ROAR members and two were made by current Sherman students.

The Admission Office has strengthened the communication between applicants and the college, including a Blackboard page for approved students to get to know each other and the Admission staff. Summer students used this service to introduce themselves, and several found help securing a place to live and in some cases, finding a roommate. Weekly chats are available for all prospective students.

Admission staff members have also continued building relationships with health professions advisors at key colleges and universities who are working directly with prospective students as they complete their undergraduate education. Advisors from nearby colleges will be invited to a breakfast and information session on campus this fall. Upcoming recruitment events include Southern Fried Friday (August 17) and Shadow an Intern Day (September 6).

Sherman College Legacy Society

The Legacy Society at Sherman College includes a group of individuals and couples who have expressed their desire to include Sherman College of Chiropractic in their estate planning. The newest members of this society are Dr. Rod Justice and his wife, Patty, of Peachtree City, GA.

Dr. Rod Justice and his wife, Patty

Dr. Justice is a 1979 graduate of the college and started his chiropractic career in Michigan and then moved to Georgia  in the early 1980s.

“Chiropractic has been very good to us. We wanted to make sure that the profession is perpetuated, and I can’t think of a better place for that to happen than Sherman,” Dr. Justice said when explaining the couple’s reason for making a legacy gift. “When you think about leaving a gift like this, for us, it was the question ‘What helped make you, you?’ and Sherman was definitely one of those places. Did we complain about the school when we were there? Constantly. Still do on occasion. But you know what? Without Sherman, I would not have been the person that I am today. It’s that simple. This gift is an acknowledgement and appreciation of that fact, and we are proud to offer it.”

Dr. Justice is a continuing education speaker and is founder and publisher of In Touch Education Services, a research-based patient education program available to the chiropractic profession; he has written hundreds of articles that relate research to the real world for chiropractic patients world-wide. He has also served in various roles with the Georgia Council of Chiropractic including chair of the Peer Review Committee, board member and secretary.
By using standard and innovative gifting plans to ensure future gifts, members of the Sherman College Legacy Society are demonstrating their belief in the enduring value of Sherman College by including the college in their estate plans.

Becoming a member of the Legacy Society is easy. Simply let us know in writing that you have included Sherman in your estate plan. The college will keep the details of your gift confidential, and you are welcome to decline public recognition.

Wellness Fair coming to Campus Oct. 13, 2012Wellness fair Tshirts

Sherman College  will host a free Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 13, from 10-3 on campus (rain or shine) with spine checks from 10:30-2:30. Family-friendly activities and a full range of health screenings by other health professionals are planned.The event was envisioned and is being planned by Sherman students and interns. Their sentiments?

“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 increasingly popular chiropractic mission trips, this Wellness Fair is our way to give back to our home community,” said Wendy Parker, lead organizer.

You can buy a t-shirt to support the Wellness Fair. Shirts are $20 each or two for $35, and they are available through the college Bookstore (800-849-8771, ext. 260, or

Dr. Sharon GormanLeague of Chiropractic Women Chapter Started on Campus

Dr. Sharon Gorman visited during the first meeting of the new chapter of the League of Chiropractic Women (LCW) at Sherman on July 17. Organized in March 2012, the LCW is "an organization for women, created by women, designed to meet the unique needs of all women in chiropractic.” The group includes spouses, CAs, and women in less traditional roles in chiropractic, such as educators, recognizing these roles as “invaluable.”

Sherman’s chapter officers include President Anna Elkins, Vice President Richa Desai, Secretary Morgan Alyse Iloncaie and Treasurer Lisa Patrick, as well as Maria Gallagher (hospitality), Logan Rhodes (arts), Melinda Bryant McDaries (communications) and Suzanne Buchanan (events).  Club members will attend the national League of Chiropractic Women Kickoff Conference in Atlanta July 27-28.
Sherman League of Chiropratic Women

Teams Forming for ChiroGames
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Dr. Ron Castellucci is organizing the teams for Sherman College to compete in the 2012 ChiroGames to be held in Cocoa Beach, FL, beginning Saturday, November 3- 4, on the “Space Coast.”

While details will be announced in coming weeks, the games will feature 11 sports (including co-ed competition in beach volleyball, softball, running, tennis, hockey and swimming). Men’s sports include golf, flag football, soccer and basketball, while women’s sports include soccer and basketball.

“What always impresses me is how very talented our students are,” says Castellucci. He explains that many of our students have competed at the collegiate level and beyond, and ChiroGames offers them an opportunity to compete in their sport again while enjoying time to socialize with students from other chiropractic colleges. “There is a certain level of pride with which they represent themselves and Sherman College, which is wonderful to see. I encourage students, whether they have great athletic talent or just a little, to jump in and join a team. Go Pride!” Details are available at the ChiroGames web site.

Sherman Pride RugbyRugby at Sherman

Rugby is back on campus after a 26-year hiatus! Our first home match will be held September 22 against Columbia. The team is part of the Palmetto Union, comprised of men’s club teams and will play three seasons: fall, spring and summer

Sherman Rugby heads to Knoxville, TN to play in the 36th annual Tennessee 7s rugby tournament.  The tournament is hosted by the Knoxville Rugby Football Club (KRFC) “The Possums” or the “Menacing Marsupials” as they are known in the Mid-South.

Our adoring fans can cheer us on Saturday, August 4, 2012 9:00am until 5:00pm.  There is both a men’s and a women’s division with over 10 teams in competition for the coveted trophy.  The matches will be 7 minute action packed halves with a two minute half time. For directions - Possum Park

The Possums always host a great match/tournament, food and beverages provided during play and  there will be a pig roast following the tournament.

Both spring and fall are 15s, and summer is 7s. To learn more about Rugby and keep up with the team, visit the web site and become a fan on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you at the matches!

Sherman Connect Calls

The weekly Sherman Connect calls are a free service provided by Sherman College as a resource for chiropractic professionals. Each week on the Connect program, an elite guest speaker will share some aspect of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic and its successful application in practice.

July 30, Edwin Cordero, D.C., hosted by Liam Schübel, D.C.
Becoming One With Your Innate
Cordero has been practicing chiropractic for 19 years and is a 1993 Life graduate. He was named Chiropractor of the Year in 2011 by the Florida Chiropractic Society.

August 6: Edward. G. Plentz, D.C., hosted by Peter Kevorkian, D.C. 
The Power of Telling the Story of Chiropractic.
Plentz will explain how to use communication tools to turn patient excuses into compliance. 

August 13: Jaime Richards, D.C., hosted by Liam Schübel, D.C. 
Stop Building Your Practice and Start Building ChiropracTIC
Want a busy, inspired practice with a constant influx of families? Create a movement in your community around chiropracTIC. Practice honest communication, shifting people from treating symptoms to fulfilling a requirement for life with clearly defined objectives, congruent assessment methods, and community events that champion the ADIO principle. Teach your community to fall in love with chiropractic.

August 20: Nalyn Marcus, D.C.
Checking Families, Keeping it Fun!

August 27: Michael Lenarz, D.C., hosted by Daniel Knowles, D.C. 
Combining Clinical Excellence and Business Excellence
As small business people, there are many hats chiropractors must wear. We have to be good at staff and patient management, clinical skills/adjusting, marketing, and even facilities management.  How do we manage all of these areas and maintain excellence on all levels? Get a framework to make these systems work in synchronicity for highest performance.

There will be no call on September 3, Labor Day.

Archived calls are available for listening or download as MP3 files.

Sherman Pride stuffed lion

Join the 1973 Club

The 1973 Club is Sherman’s booster club. Many first-time donors and other Sherman supporters join this club annually with a donation of $19.73 to both show their support for Sherman and honor its founding year.

All the monies from this campaign go to support the general operation of the college and its programs. Your donation and year-long membership in the 1973 Club will give a boost to school spirit and is much appreciated by all of the Sherman Pride.

Join now.

Join by mail:
Send your check of $19.73
(may round up to $20)
written to the order of
Sherman College to
1973 Club
Sherman College of Chiropractic P.O. Box 1452,
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Join by phone with your credit card:
Call 864-578-8770, ext. 277 or 240.
The office is open 8-5, Monday through Friday.

Join Us for IRAPS:
International Research and Philosophy Symposium
Oct. 20-21, 2012

IRAPS logo

Up to 12 Hours
Continuing Education

Many viewpoints and approaches have been expressed in different venues regarding adjustment of the condition known as vertebral subluxation.

IRAPS 2012 invites the dynamic presentations of papers that promote critical thinking in regard to the professional philosophical, theoretical and clinical perspectives of this type of chiropractic practice. Some of the topics include case studies on

  • infant colic
  • nocturnal enuresis
  • predicting vertebral misalignment patterns
  • post-adjustment Blair protracto views

to mention a few. For more information, visit the IRAPS web page.

Faculty News

Dr. John HartDr. John Hart has been named editor in chief of the Internet Journal of Chiropractic, and Dr. Lafayette Briggs has joined the editorial board.

Dr. Hart earned a certificate in applied biostatistics from the University of Washington (Professional and Continuing Education) and was recently featured on the organization’s web page (look for his name on the right side of the page).

Dr. Bill DeckenDr. Bill Decken presented “World Views and How They Apply in Chiropractic” in February to the first module of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers  (ACP) at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic to 18 chiropractors, in addition to reviewing and leading a discussion on Stephenson’s 33 Principles. He will be returning in November for the ACP Graduation.

International Donations to Sherman on the Rise

We've made it easier for international alumni to send their donations to the college. Now when you go to 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.

We are grateful for every donation made to the college and hope that having this Paypal account will make it easier for our international friends to show their support.

Visiting D.C. Audits Courses

Dr. Takafumi Shiga

Dr. Takafumi Shiga recently joined us and will spend two quarters at Sherman College auditing courses in philosophy, history of chiropractic and technique to complement his prior studies. He is a graduate of Murdoch University’s School of Chiropractic (Australia) and is practicing in Japan.

He enjoys communicating with all kinds of people, and his goal is to enhance his practice of subluxation analysis and correction. He was referred to Sherman by one of our own graduates, Dr. Keizaburo Shimada. 


Alumni Directory
Easier to Access

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.” 

Searching by city name is a feature that was also recently added by popular request of our users. The online directory is available at

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