Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - September 2012

Rugby Returns to Sherman College this Saturday

Rugby Team

In a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill, rugby is described as “a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen.” This fast-paced sport, well known for both its physical and social aspects, has returned to Sherman after a 26-year hiatus, thanks to the initiative of coach Adam Ashcraft, a former rugger and Sherman’s director of continuing education.

The team’s first home match will be this Saturday, September 22, at 2 p.m. at Pride Park on the Sherman campus (2020 Springfield Road in Spartanburg) against seasoned competitors The Columbia Olde Grey. The club has six scheduled matches in the fall season and looks forward to the support of the Sherman College community.

Ashcraft is enthusiastic about the club’s first season. “While The Sherman Pride may lack the experience that many of our opponents have, we are training hard and expect an exciting season,” he says. “Most of our players have never played rugby before, but all of them have latched on to the philosophy and passion of the game, and we can’t wait to take the pitch.”  Read More>>

For a schedule and more information about Sherman Rugby, go to or the Facebook fan page at

Oktoberfest set for October 18

Oktoberfest 2011Local Sherman alumni, along with students slated to graduate within the next year, are invited to meet association officers and enjoy a German meal and beverages on Thursday, October 18.

The student plaza in the center of campus will be transformed into an outdoor café with the look and feel of a German beer garden for the Sherman Oktoberfest. Hosted by the Sherman College Alumni Association, the party to honor the student interns will be held from 7-9 PM, giving the future chiropractors an opportunity to meet association officers and colleagues. Advance reservations are required. Contact the Alumni Office at 864-578-8770 x 277

Alumni costs are:
$30/individual; $50/couple for Alumni Association members
$40/individual; $60/couple for non-association members

Student to Research Correlation between Chiropractic Care and Reduction in Seizure Activity; Patients Being Accepted

Jasen Van DykeJasen Van Dyke has seen first-hand the positive effects of chiropractic care on epileptic patients; after beginning chiropractic care, his young daughter Lilli experienced a dramatic reduction of seizures, and her quality of life continues to improve under regular care. In fact, after sharing Lilli’s story with other parents, Van Dyke eventually decided to leave a successful career and enroll in Sherman College’s doctor of chiropractic program.

Now less than a year away from graduation, he intends to take his personal observations with his daughter’s case a step further by piloting a research project studying the correlation between chiropractic care and seizure activity, autonomic nerve function, and quality of life. Read More>>

Spaghetti Dinner October 25:
Sherman Chapter League of Chiropractic Women

By Anna Elkins, Sherman Chapter President
League of Chiropractic WomenThe LCW will be having a free spaghetti dinner on Thursday, October 25, at 7pm for all women who love chiropractic.  We are asking for all the ladies of Sherman to come and get involved.  The League of Chiropractic Women is open to DCs, DC2Bs, CAs, wives, girlfriends, and any women that love chiropractic. The guest speaker and esteemed chef for the evening will be Dr. Patti Guiliano. RSVP by October 23 so we can plan our menu accordingly. A vegetarian option will be available. Guests may give their RSVP information to Anna Elkins or Richa Desai or e-mail We look forward to seeing you in October!

Chiropractic Care in Central America Missions

by Alumna Jennifer Escarcega D.C.

mission tripMore than medicine, Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International is making life better for thousands in Honduras and Nicaragua because of those who are called to serve. This year BMDMI included chiropractic in their missions, and I was honored to be invited to provide care.
We spent a week in Rancheria, Nicaragua, serving those in need. No one in the village had ever experienced chiropractic care, and it was wonderful watching their faces light up as the translator explained what a subluxation was and how we were going to correct it.  They got it!

It was even more amazing watching people get up off the table with smiles on their faces, moving and stretching in ways that were limited when they walked into my “office.”  Word quickly spread through the village about chiropractic care, and we soon had a line around the building. Many eager, shining faces peeped in our windows to watch as we helped our patients. When it was time for the next patient, they would eagerly run into the room, lie down on the table, smile, and point to the area that was bothering them.

That week in Rancheria, 3,168 patients were served, 4.3 tons of rice and beans were distributed, 986 pairs of eye glasses were distributed, and 209 dental patients were seen. It was a truly amazing experience, and I will definitely be back again in 2013. A week of your life can change their lives forever!

Sherman Community Wellness Fair
Oct. 13, 10 am - 3 pm, Sherman Campus

Wellness fairAdmission and parking are free; concessions will be available from Ike’s Korner Grille and Tortilla Maria

Family Attractions

  • Free spinal checks and a variety of health screenings*
  • Free yoga classes
  • USC vs Clemson Blood Donor Challenge
  • Touch-a-Truck section for kids (big and small)
  • Free gift for the first 250 in attendance
  • Register to win an iPad
    *Some health screenings may require a fee. See website for details.

Wishing YouAlumna Lauren Nappen, D.C., Wins Literary Award
Dr. Lauren NappenThe Living Now Awards has given a Bronze medal in Gift/Specialty/Keepsake Books to Wishing You, an inspirational book of affirmations, by Dr. Lauren Nappen of Bucks County, PA.

Earlier this year, Wishing You was named a 2012 International Book Award Winner for Best Spiritual Gift and Novelty Book and Finalist in the Spirituality: Inspirational category. Also, The Los Angeles Book Festival awarded it an Honorable Mention for Best Spiritual Book. Reader’s Favorite gave it five stars and named it a Finalist in both Non-Fiction General and Non-Fiction Motivational in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards. Wishing You has also been No. 1 on Amazon’s rankings. 

See more Alumni News on our website.

Larry PosterPride of Sherman Tour -Nov. 9

Referrals from doctors of chiropractic are the most valuable source of students for Sherman.  Prospective students meet with current students and faculty, talk with admissions and financial aid staff, and see for themselves if Sherman is a good fit. 

Please mark this date in your calendar and tell prospective students about it. Share your pride in Sherman by helping us recruit students to these events. For more information contact Stacy Bradey, 800-849-8771,

Local?pancake breakfast

The Sherman Athletic Club is
hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Fatz on Highway 9
in Boiling Springs, 8-10 am,
September 22, to support student athletes at ChiroGames in Cocoa Beach Fl, Nov. 3-4.
Tickets are $8 adults/$5 kids.
T-shirts are also on sale.


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Sherman PRide Day is Monday, October 29

PRide Day

Get ready to show your Sherman PRide! October 29 is the day to reconnect with us 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. It is something everyone can participate in, no matter where they are.

Sherman PRide Day is…

  • A day for Sherman College to honor and celebrate its alumni and their positive impact on the world.
  • A day for YOU to honor and celebrate your affiliation with Sherman College.

It doesn't matter where you live or what you do, it is easy to participate on Sherman PRide Day. Here are some ways:

  • Wear a Sherman College shirt
  • Shout out on Facebook with photos /memories/status update regarding Sherman College
  • Change profile photo or timeline header to something Sherman related (we’ll provide some!)
  • Post a link to the Sherman web site on your social media profiles
  • Tweet about Sherman (i.e. I’m proud to be a Sherman alum)
  • Talk about Sherman to family, friends and patients…just work it into your conversations
  • Link to Sherman from your web site
  • Host a chiropractic career session
  • Send a donation to Sherman
  • Invite a potential student to shadow you at work

Find more ways to share your PRide plus (free) downloadable swag at

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