Sherman College of Chiropractic
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December 2012 and March 2012 Grads

Thirty Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program
at Sherman College

Thirty students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2012 and March 2013 graduates.
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Rugby Sherman Rugby Set for Spring Season

Rugby returned to Sherman College in 2012, bringing the game back to campus for the first time since 1986. The rugby program has attracted players from other colleges and makes Sherman more visible in the Spartanburg, CollegeTown and surrounding communities. Sherman finished the 2012 season with six wins and four losses. 

The 2013 rugby season kicks off on Saturday February 2, on campus; Sherman will take on the Augusta Rugby Football Club at 1 p.m. The Pride practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 on the rugby pitch behind the Olsen Building. To find out more about Sherman Rugby and see the team’s schedule, go to

40 Years = $40 Alumni Registration
for Lyceum May 23-25, 2013

Lyceum 2013

In celebration of 40 years of educating doctors of chiropractic, Sherman College alumni can register to attend Lyceum for $40, if paid by May 11, 2013. Attendance for first year graduates is free. Details here. Save the Date: May 23-25, 2013.

Meet the Trustees:  Edward P. Marram, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward P. MarramSherman College welcomes Edward P. Marram, Ph.D., as the newest member of the board of trustees. Dr. Marram’s academic experience includes serving as director of the Entrepreneurial Center at Babson College. He has taught entrepreneurship at Babson College, Harvard University, Olin School of Engineering and Northeastern University, as well as international schools in France and Belgium. He currently serves as entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College.

"Growth is what I teach," Marram has told the Boston Business Journal. "Growth is what I believe." Chiropractic has been an important part of Dr. Marram’s life – he is a supporter of the profession and a chiropractic patient. Read more…

Faculty and Staff News

Monty GuffeyStaff member Monte Guffey has been promoted to grounds supervisor. Since he began his employment at Sherman College in 2006, Guffey has shown his capabilities by taking on many additional responsibilities. Thanks to his hard work and commitment to quality, and the work of the entire grounds crew, the college has received both awards and constant compliments on the appearance of our campus.

Dr. Aam MorrellDr. Adam Morrell has been appointed dean of clinics at Sherman College. He has served as a case doctor in the health center for the past year. Dr. Morrell’s new role includes coordinating the identification of clinical learning objectives related to key chiropractic principles such as vitalism, innate intelligence and adaptation, to integrate them into the intern experience and patient care. The college anticipates continued progress and innovation in the Chiropractic Health Center under his direction. 

Dr. Ron CastellucciDrs. Ron Castellucci and Todd Riddle are teaching seminars for the Free Continuing Education Association (FCEA). Castellucci will teach a 12-hour, hands-on, pediatric adjusting seminar entitled “Baby Spines.” This interactive seminar teaches chiropractors the art of analysis and adjusting for infants and newborns and will be held January 12-13 in San Francisco, CA, and February 23-24 in St. George, UT.

Dr. Todd RiddleRiddle will teach "Evaluation and Treatment of Neck and Shoulder Injuries in Sports" in four cities: March 23-24 in Seattle, WA; August 24-25 in San Antonio, TX; October 12-13 in San Francisco, CA; and November 9-10 in Las Vegas, NV. The only cost associated with FCEA events is a $20 fee to cover the cost of Sherman College of Chiropractic handling the Certificate of Completion and accreditation audit records for the required 7 years. For more details, see the web site:

Faculty Members Published

Dr. Ron Castellucci has published “Resolution of Colic in an Eight Week Old Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study” in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic,  abstract available at

Dr. John HartDr. John Hart has published two articles.  The first, “Using Basic Statistics on the Individual Patient's Own Numeric Data” is in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. The abstract is available at The second is “Comparison of resting pulse rates in chiropractic student patients versus the general population, ” zccepted in Topics in Integrated Health Care  at .  

Dr. Amilliah KenyaCharles Kenya
Drs. Amilliah
and Charles Kenya, along with Dr. John Hart, have an article, Correlation between Academic Performance and NBCE Part I Scores” accepted by the Journal of Chiropractic Education.

Two poster presentations have been accepted for ACC-RAC in Washington, DC., in March 2013:

Dr. Adam Morrell will present “Successful management of chronic shoulder impingement syndrome with multi-modal chiropractic care and home exercise: a case report.” Dr. John Hart will present “Association between heart rate variability and novel pulse rate variability methods .” 

Dr. John Hart will present Comparison of resting pulse rates in chiropractic student patients versus the general population. Accepted in Topics in Integrated Health Care (journal website: ).


The International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) was successfully convened on the Sherman College campus, October 20-21. The following Sherman College faculty and students gave presentations at IRAPS 2012:

  • Dr. Ron Castellucci, Resolution of Colic in an Eight Week Old Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care: a case study
  • Dr. Bill Decken, Presenting Subluxation Communication Research Project
  • Dr. Joe J. Donofrio, Incorporating Salutogenesis in a New Chiropractic Paradigm
  • Dr. John Hart,
    • User-Friendly Analysis of the Neurological Interference Component of the Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study
    • Correlation between Heart Rate Variability and Novel, User-Friendly Pulse Rate Variability Methods
  • Karen Lumb, The Effects of Network Spinal Analysis on Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Accompanying Speech and Language Deficits
  • Jasen Van Dyke, Chiropractic and Epilepsy

For detailed information about IRAPS, please visit ../continuing-education/IRAPS.asp.

Student to Participate in College Town
All-Nighter Dance-A-Thon

Samantha WarkDC2B and Sherman student blogger Samantha Wark is representing Sherman College and College Town by participating in the All-Nighter. At this fundraiser, Spartanburg students will take part in a 12-hour dance-a-thon in support of Gibbs Cancer Center, a nationally recognized cancer treatment center and research facility. More information is at You can read Samantha’s blog posts at

Enrollment Events for 2013

Enrollment EventsPlease share these dates with prospective students. Your referrals are among our best sources of excellent students.

For more information contact Stacy Bradey, 800-849-8771,


Sherman Welcomes New Regent Supporters

Sherman College welcomes and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents from November 1 through December 14, 2012:

Ashley Buthker Acosta, Sandy Springs, GA

Adam Aquilino, D.C., Vorhees, NJ

Karen and Michael Bartell, D.C., Deerfield Beach, FL

Joseph Borio, D.C., Cicero, NY

Arno Burnier, D.C., Durango, CO

Patricia Chelenyak, D.C., and Patrick Offman, Ph.D., Novi, MI

Randi and Neil Cohen, D.C., Pompano Beach, FL

Paul Licata and Beth Frosch, D.C.,
Boynton Beach, FL

Paula Hedglon, D.C., Pompano Beach, FL

Steve Judson, D.C., Newington, CT

Shawn and Lyle Koca, D.C., Blair, NE

Edward Marram, Ph.D., Wayland, MA

Paulette Mejia, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jose L. and Amy E. Orta, D.C.s, Ft. Lauderdale FL

Dr. and Mrs. Walter Sanchez, Hialeah, FL

Dean & Toniann Roses Sottile, D.C.s, Clifton, NJ

Mindy A. Weingarten, D.C., Port Orange, 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 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;

Frequently asked questions

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.

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