Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - August 2012

Bringing Chiropractic Awareness to Kenya

June 16, 2012. Nairobi, Kenya.  During a nationally televised interview, Sherman faculty member Dr. Charles Kenya, and Greenville, SC, chiropractor Dr. Lee Popwell explained chiropractic and answered questions live on air.

Dr. Charles Kenya, Dr. Chima Mango, Dr.Lee Popwell
Dr. Charles Kenya, Dr. Chima Mango, Dr. Lee Popwell
at the Parklands Baptist Church Grounds.

Viewers wanted to know more about chiropractic and how to get it. Dr. Kenya was also interviewed on national radio. Chiropractic has not been legalized in Kenya, though local chiropractors are working to have the profession recognized as primary physician care. 

Drs. Kenya and Popwell were on a mission trip to Kenya to meet with local chiropractors to draft a document to present  to the Kenyan government to legalize chiropractic.  They also wanted to  deliver chiropractic care to Dr. Kenya’s native country.  A Greenville couple, Christy and Curt Doucette, went with them to help. Read more...

Enrollment Events for 2012

Referrals from doctors of chiropractic are the most valuable source of students for Sherman. This fall two 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. The fall scheduled events include:

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,

Chiropractors Amongst the Sea: Are We Needed?

Anneka and Brent Parks, D.C.s by Anneka Parks, D.C.
and Brent Hayes, D.C.

Earlier this year, my husband, Brent, and I took a cruise to Alaska to gauge the need for chiropractic services for the crew members and the guests on these magnificent vessels. This was not an overnight process, and we knew it was going to take some brain power.

In our research, we found numerous internet queries asking if chiropractors were aboard ships prior to a cruise adventure, and if chiropractors were available at specific ports of call, so, we thought, maybe there is truly a demand.

We chose Alaska for its mature guests who, we hoped, had experience with chiropractic. We chose the specific cruise line for its array of natural health amenities on board, including acupuncture, and for its reasonably priced cruise fares. After we chose our destination and cruise line, we dove in for an adventure and an experience of a lifetime. Read more...

ChiroGames Fundraisers

Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 22
Fatz on Hwy. 9 in Boiling Springs, SC
$8 for adults / $5 for children 10 & under 

Local friends join us for a great start to your Saturday and for a good cause! Support the Sherman Athletic Club as we raise funds to send a group of student athletes to ChiroGames in Florida, November 3-4. Breakfast includes stack of three yummy pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage and choice of drink (coffee, tea, soda, orange juice, milk or chocolate milk).

See Jennifer Jones, Wendy Parker or any ChiroGames participant for advance tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Remember Reggie Gold Tshirts

Remember Reggie T-Shirts

Support Sherman Athletics' upcoming trip to the ChiroGames. Buy a Reggie Gold tribute t-shirt: 100 percent cotton, fitted, XS - 3XL.
Contact Wendy Parker. Students $15, DCs $20, shipping in USA $4.

Research News

Dr. Lafayette Briggs’ recent research paper, entitled “Comparison of Historical versus Recent Musculoskeletal Improvements,” has been published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. For details about his research, please go to

Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research (SCHOLAR) Wednesday, September 5, 11 am, room 38.

  1. Chiropractic and epilepsy, by Jasen Van Dyke
  2. User-friendly, low-tech method of analyzing a neurological component of the vertebral subluxation, by Dr. John Hart
  3. Decimal place rounding error in Excel, by Dr. John Hart

A brief question and answer session will follow each presentation.

Alumni Events for Fall

 Alumni Association Oktoberfest 2011
Sherman alumni and senior interns socialize at Oktoberfest 2011

Oktoberfest 2012

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m., Sherman Campus
For senior interns and Alumni Association members

regent prideShow Your Sherman PRride! Oct. 29

Alumni, get ready to show your Sherman PRide! Monday, October 29, is the day to reconnect with Sherman and show the world how proud you are to be a Sherman graduate. It’s also a day for Sherman to celebrate YOU. All day long we'll be celebrating the Sherman College Pride –alumni, students, employees.
Note the capital PR in PRide. This day will provide a great opportunity to bring positive PR to the college and its alumni. Want ideas on how to participate? Find them here, on the Sherman College web site.

The Samuel and Sandra Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship

To honor the high service ethic of the Berkowitz family, recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate a history of service in their applications. This fund will begin distributing scholarships once the account reaches $50,000 and produces earnings.

We’re just short of that goal. Please donate now to this scholarship fund. You’ll be helping service-minded students to fund their chiropractic education and honoring the Berkowitz Family at the same time.

League of Chiropractic WomenSherman Chapter of the
League of Chiropractic Women (LCW)

The new Sherman chapter of the LCW has a full schedule of upcoming events, both local and national. In addition to attending New Beginnings in October, and the LCW Spa and Spizz Event in St. Petersburg, FL, they will have a retreat at Hilton Head in January with Dr. Katie Aita Houpt. Other events include:

  • Sept. 4, 11 am – on campus Skype call with Dr. Patti Ribley, founding member of LCW and co-president
  • Oct. 13, 10 am - 4 pm on campus  volunteering at the Sherman Wellness Fair
  • Oct. 17, 11 am on campus Guest speaker Dr. Felicia Stewart from Rock Hill, SC
  • Oct. 25, Spaghetti dinner at a local residence with Dr. Patti Giuliano, a founding member of LCW

Bust of BJ PalmerReferrers Presented with B.J. Palmer Sculpture in Appreciation

In addition to referral credit via the college’s My Scholarship program, doctors and other supporters who refer students to the college will receive, upon matriculation of the first student, a beautiful bust of B.J. Palmer.

“Our hope is that this one-time gift will remind our supporters, their patients and their colleagues of the contribution to chiropractic and Sherman College that they have made,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft, MBA. “We sincerely appreciate referrals because it means that the referrer is supporting our profession and placing their confidence in Sherman College as the place for their future colleagues’ chiropractic education.”


Regent News

Dr. Tyrone WallaceRegent Tyrone D. Wallace, D.C., ’94, of Lake City, SC, is president-elect of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.

Welcome to our Newest Regent Supporters

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

  • Steve Down
    Draper, UT

  • Shawn Powers, D.C. Austin, TX

  • Sal Martingano, D.C. Palm Bay, FL

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, 800-849-8771, x.277;

Frequently asked questions about the Sherman Regents

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.

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

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.

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.

Sherman’s future depends upon the strong leadership, guidance and financial support of individuals like you. Join the Board of Regents.

Share Our Vision? Work at Sherman

  • Director of Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) Program

  • Director of Clinics

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IRAPS - Oct. 20-21

Register Now For

Oct. 20-21, 2012

Chiropractic is a profession based in vitalism and centered on vertebral subluxation. Discussion of the philosophical and scientific nature of the subluxation takes 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, South Carolina. Presenters include:

  • Simon A. Senzon, MA, DC
  • Robert Sinnott, DC, FPhC
  • Brigette Bowler, DC & Kathryn Conlen, BA, MT, CST
  • Terry J. Van Dervort, DC, ACP, DPhCS
  • Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH
  • Michael Lenarz, DC
  • Christopher Kent, DC, JD

Topics this year include:

  • Analysis/adjusting technique
  • Language/lexicon/terminology
  • Educating your community
  • Salutogenesis as a curriculum track
  • Case studies
  • Politics of the profession

Sherman Rugby

Sherman Rugby

First Home Match:
Columbia Old Grey
Sept. 22, 2pm

St. Andrews -Home 9/29
Greenville - Away 10/6
St. Andrews - Away 10/13
Palmetto Union Tournament 10/27

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