Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - Nov. 2012

Sherman College Board Names President

Sherman College of Chiropractic has named Edwin Cordero, D.C., as the college’s fifth president, effective January 1, 2013. Peter Kevorkian, D.C., chair of the Sherman Board of Trustees, made the announcement on campus Tuesday, November 13. Dr. Kevorkian says the trustees look forward to working with Dr. Cordero as he continues to advance the college’s mission of preparing students to become doctors of chiropractic through education, research and service. Read more:

Sam and Sandra BerkowitzBerkowitz Memorial Scholarship Goal Reached

Thanks once again to our fabulous supporters, another endowment fund at Sherman College has surpassed the $50,000 level set by the college to produce earnings for scholarships. The Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship recently achieved this milestone. “Moving forward, this fund will begin to accumulate earnings which will be used to provide scholarships, in this case, to service minded students,” says Director of Development Marggi Roldan.

The Samuel & Sandra Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship is named for the parents of Sherman alumnus and regent Robert Berkowitz, D.C. Mr. and Mrs. Berkowitz instilled a fine civic and service ethic in their son Bob which he demonstrates daily in his chiropractic practice. Dr. Berkowitz is dedicated to supporting and promoting quality chiropractic care and service by volunteering and financially contributing to Sherman College as well as state and national chiropractic organizations.

The scholarship was established with seed money raised by fellow regent Dr. Len Mazza and his wife, Lorraine, as they completed a 4,800-mile, cross-country bicycle journey to raise public awareness of chiropractic and this scholarship.

“The college is very grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Mazza for establishing the scholarship and for being instrumental in raising funds for it. We look forward to the day we can offer the first scholarship that will honor the high service ethic of the Berkowitz family,” says Roldan.

Make a donation to the Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship.  

Justin Peasley DC2BADJUST Fund

You Never Know How Far-Reaching...
by Justin Peasley

As a tour guide for prospective students, I get to show visitors what I love about Sherman.

I tell them how great it is to have one-on-one attention from the instructors. Sherman’s teachers go above and beyond to help us become skilled doctors who understand the big picture.

I truly believe that Sherman is teaching the chiropractic leaders of tomorrow. That means your donations influence the future. You never know who your support affects. It could be a student who will greatly advance the profession.

When I see individuals like you supporting Sherman, I am even prouder to be here and to be a part of the Sherman Pride. I invite you to show your support by donating to the college today.

Faculty News

Dr. Ron Castellucci's article "Resolution of Colic in an Eight Week Old Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health

Dr. Joe Donofrio has been elected to the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and will take office at the Annual Council Meeting in January 2013.

Dr. John Hart’s article, “Comparison of Resting Pulse Rates in Chiropractic Student Patients Versus the General Population,” has been accepted in Integrated Health Care.

Dr. Hart held a SCHOLAR session on Friday, Nov. 30 to explain how to do statistical analysis in Excel.

Dr. Amilliah Kenya’s article, "Correlation between Academic Performance and NBCE Part I Scores," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chiropractic Education.

Dr. Adam Morrell was invited to serve on the NBCE Part III Test Committee.

A lasting giftGive a Gift that Lasts

Buying a walkway brick or an Honor Wall tile on the Sherman College campus is a permanent tribute to an individual or idea. Honor a family member or your favorite chiropractor. A tribute in Carolina clay or Italian marble makes a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Buy a Brick Details:  Up to 3 lines of 13 letters and spaces - $125

Honor Wall Tile Details:   Your message on an 8 inch x 8 inch marble tile etched in gold - $500

Use the links above to see brick and tile examples, download a brochure with more information and order form, or read instructions on how to order online.

Regent Jared Sargent Helps Hurricane
Sandy Survivors

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Dr. Jared SargentEarlier this month, regent and 2005 Sherman graduate Jared Sargent delivered thousands of pounds of supplies from Upstate South Carolina to those struggling to get back on their feet in his New Jersey hometown following Hurricane Sandy.

Sargent contacted people through Facebook and LinkedIn, telling them he wanted to help the Point Pleasant, N.J., community he grew up in. He said he can’t believe the devastation that’s affected his community.

“It’s completely indescribable. Places where I grew up, where I hung out with my friends and family, where we went for fun to the beach or to fish, any of those childhood activities you have when you grew up on the coast, it’s very difficult to see that,” Sargent said.

In addition to Facebook and LinkedIn, Sargent also emailed his patients explaining his goal of helping. A few days later, his Mauldin, SC, office was packed with supplies from the community. Sargent said more than 4,500 pounds of food and bottled water came from the Harvest Hope Food Bank. The Knights of Columbus, an organization Sargent participates in, also helped, gathering boxes of personal hygiene supplies. Local companies, even strangers also contributed. Some donated money, close to $1600.

"People in the Upstate should be really proud of themselves and the community they've created,” Sargent said. Read more

Alumnus Scott Oliver Named to European Chiropractors’ Union
General Council

Source: Backspace, the newsletter of the European Chiropractors’ Union, Volume 8, Number 2

Oliver Scott DCScott Oliver, D.C., ’04, has been named to the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) General Council. Oliver, who practices in Luxembourg, hopes to see legal recognition of chiropractic in the country. Luxembourg currently has no legislation or regulation of the chiropractic profession, and Oliver feels strongly that this position must change.

“Patients fund their care themselves and find an absence of reimbursement hugely frustrating,” Oliver says. “In so many cases, chiropractic gives them the care that no other profession can.” He says the lack of protection of title also creates a problem in Luxembourg, since physiotherapists are practicing under the banner of chiropractic after taking a course in spinal manipulation.

He feels the solution lies with chiropractic clearly defining itself and demonstrating the differences in education, standards of care, scope of practice and effectiveness between chiropractic and other professions. He also recognizes the importance of research to demonstrate clinical and cost effectiveness of chiropractic.

“Legal recognition is key for us,” he says, “as well as adhering to high standards in education. At present in Luxembourg, these seem like lofty goals, but by working with other ECU member nations, I’m optimistic that we can benefit and move forward, not just nationally, but Europe-wide.”

Before pursuing a career in chiropractic, Oliver studied at the University of Calgary, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1999. While working in Calgary at a multidisciplinary clinic, he was inspired to study chiropractic.

“I was so impressed with how the lives of people were being changed so positively that I wanted to expand my scope of practice to more fully understand how to help people reach their health goals and potential,” he explains.


The 9th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium was held on campus at Sherman College of Chiropractic October 20-21. Speakers from around the country came to make 20-minute presentations on new research and to share their philosophical views of chiropractic.

The symposium was attended by Sherman students, faculty and doctors. The two-day event was packed with speakers like Dr. Christopher Kent discussing “the new direction in chiropractic education,” as well as presentations of case studies from Dr. John Hart, Dr. Jack Van Devort and others. Two Sherman students, Karen Lumb and Jasen Van Dyke, made research presentations.

With more than 130 registered, IRAPS was well attended and well received. This annual event grows stronger as we emphasize the need to share cutting-edge findings with the philosophy of chiropractic. 

Smaritan's purse christmas boxesSamaritan’s purse project:
Operation Christmas Child

The Christian Chiropractic Club coordinated a collection effort on behalf of Samaritan's Purse. Each year at this time, people fill shoe boxes with small items for needy children around the world. This year, John Feinberg delivered nearly two dozen boxes for Samaritan's Purse on behalf of the Sherman College Christian Chiropractic Club. 

Dr. Joe Borio: The Why Behind Your Why

Dr. joe borioLearning as a young athlete and student, I was always taught to know your why:

  • Why you want to win
  • Why you want to be the best
  • Why you need to adjust people.

Finding your why is critical to aid in achieving your goal but can be difficult for some. The easiest way to find your why is to first start with setting up your goals. As you search for your goals or what is most important to you, your why begins to reveal itself. Read more:

Edgar Mendoza proposes to his financeeBells are Ringing for Edgar Mendoza

When an intern finishes his last intern patient visit, he gets to ring a bell in the college health center as a celebration.

But other bells will soon be ringing for Edgar Mendoza and Sufilar Burns. Mendoza chose to propose in the college health center after completing his internship.

“I was more nervous than I was when I was taking Part IV of boards," said Mendoza. "My hands were shaking.”

We wish the couple much joy and happiness as they go into their future together.

Enrollment Events for 2013

Referrals from doctors of chiropractic are the most valuable source of students for Sherman.  In the next year, five 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. 

  • February 28      Shadow an Intern Day
  • May 23-25        Lyceum Career Day
  • July 25              Shadow an Intern Day                       
  • August 23         Southern Fried Friday
  • October 19-20  Open House during IRAPS

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, Dr. Cordero!

Dr. Edwin cordero

Facebook comments welcoming the college’s 5th president:

Congratulations to my dear friend Dr. Edwin Cordero who was selected as the new president of Sherman College of Chiropractic. This is a glorious day for chiropractic. We wish Ed and Sherman College well, knowing the PRINCIPLE is alive, strong and cannot be stopped.
- Tim Langley, D.C.

Congratulations to my brother. You so deserve it. Another big opportunity to bring principled chiropractic to the world. When's the next career night?
- Marilyn Shore, D.C.

Congrats! As a transfer, Sherman has been a great fit for me. I finally remember why I fell in love with chiropractic and can't wait to see how you will enhance this experience even more! :)
- Kat Sparrow

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Edwin Cordero for being named Sherman College of Chiropractic's president. His love and passion for chiropractic is going to take him and Sherman far. On behalf of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic family we wish you all the best. Also, thank you Jon Schwartzbauer for your great service over the last five years!
- Eric Russell, D.C.

I'm sure I speak for the entire Sherman board when I say how excited I am to work with you and how extremely fortunate Sherman is to have you. Congratulations!
- Shane Walker, D.C.

Regent Program

Sherman Welcomes New Regent Supporters

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

Carol & Robert Crystal, D.C.
Point Pleasant, NJ

Jamie Richards, D.C.
London, Alberta, Canada

Kevin Pallis, D.C.
Norwood, MA 

Kevin Wilmot, D.C.
Kalispell, MT 

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 a 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.

Make your commitment now to be a Regent donor in 2013. We would be delighted to set up automatic donations via credit card or bank draft.

International donors may send credit card donations online through Paypal.

For more information, download a Regent Program brochure or contact Director of Development and Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan,
864-578-8770, x.277;

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s in it for me?

When you join the Regent Program, 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.

Join the
Board of Regents.

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