Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - January 2013

Dr. Edwin CorderoPresident Cordero Presents Vision for Sherman College

In the first all-campus assembly of 2013, Dr. Cordero introduced himself to students, faculty and staff and shared his chiropractic story: how a chiropractor helped his son with asthma and, in turn, inspired the grateful father to his own career path in the profession. Cordero then explained his vision for Sherman College to be the preeminent chiropractic school in the world. He outlined a number of steps to increase the visibility of the college and multiply its impact.

  • Increase Sherman's visibility at state, national and international chiropractic conventions
  • Increase enrollment recruiting in the US, Central and South America, and Europe
  • Establish monthly, school-wide assemblies with world-renowned chiropractors of vision
  • Improve the visibility of the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center in the local community and promote it on local talk radio
  • Increase the number of regents, and create an Adopt-A-Class program for regents to mentor once a quarter
  • Establish an externship program with regents with established practices
  • Explore the addition of online courses for continuing education and prerequisites
  • Create an English tutoring program, manned by students, for new students for whom English is a second language
  • When enrollment is maximized, explore the possibility of building on-campus student housing
  • Partner with Costa Rican Olympic committee to provide care for Olympic teams
  • Ensure that the college's mission, policies and directives are carried out; focus on continued improvement of the education program, student affairs and administrative processes.

Dr. Cordero was the featured speaker on the Sherman connect call for January 21, and also shared his vision with that audience. Listen to his vision at ../MP3/13-01-21-cordero.mp3

Winter 2013

Winter 2013 Class Continues Sherman’s Growth

The college recently welcomed 32 new DCs2B to campus, further increasing enrollment and exceeding the quarterly recruiting goal by 14 percent.

“In the two years I have been with the college, I have seen the application pool grow in quantity and quality,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft. “The latest class is particularly well-prepared and diverse. We look forward to their contributions to the student body and the profession.”

Lyceum 2013

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

In celebration of 40 years of educating doctors of chiropractic, Sherman College and Penn Straight 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.

CCC cookout Winter 2013

First Quarter Students Welcomed at CCC Cookout

Alumni Referrers Earn Scholarships
to Award to Sherman Students

Sherman College alumni are proving that it really does pay to refer students to their alma mater. Three scholarship funds of $5,000 each have been earned by John Degenhart, married couple Josh and Benna Click, and the trio of Steven Niemiec, Katelyn Niemiec and Kevin Phalen.

Degenhart’s current students include Maria Gallagher, Samantha Wark and Rachel Lesosky. The Clicks’ currently enrolled student referrals include John Spangler, Alishia Hepak, Nico Rocco, Jason Fleischer and Alexander Thomas. Steven Niemiec, Katelyn Niemiec and Kevin Phalen’s current students include Jessica Boersma, Nicholas Murphy and Ryan Conner.

The My Scholarship program, introduced in 2003, rewards chiropractors and friends of the college who refer aspiring chiropractors to Sherman College by establishing scholarship funds in their names; it is the college’s way of showing appreciation for the extraordinary support referrers provide.

Referrers earn $1,000 scholarship credit for each student referred upon the enrollment of that student at Sherman College. Once the scholarship fund reaches $5,000, referrers can award the scholarship — in whole or in part — to student(s) of their choice. Each time referrers build their funds to $5,000, they can award additional scholarships to new or current Sherman students.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone with our graduates, and we are grateful for the confidence they have shown in Sherman by referring students to us,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft, M.B.A. For more information about the My Scholarship program, visit

Faculty Promoted

After careful consideration, deliberation and discussion, the Faculty Affairs Committee recommended the following promotions, effective January 1, 2013:

  • Sarah Stephens, B.S. D.C., has been promoted to Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
  • Guangming Wu M.S., PhD., has been promoted to Associate Professor, Basic Sciences
  • Jennifer York, B.S., M.S., D.C., has been promoted to Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences

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Jennifer York, DC

Welcome to the Sherman Family

  • Stacy Bradey, B.A., has been promoted to Director of Continuing Education
  • Vicki Fisgus, Executive Assistant to the VP for Business & Finance/ CFO 
  • Jennifer Gault, AR/AP Accountant
  • Miguel Hastings, B.S. Director of Hispanic and Presidential initiatives
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Kersh named Director of
Reach Out And Recruit

Dr. Jillian KershJillian Kersh, D.C., has been named director of the Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program. Following graduation from Sherman in 2009, Dr. Kersh entered private practice with fellow Sherman alumnus Bryn (Holm) Gillow, D.C., in Brodheadsville, PA. 

While she absolutely loves practicing, Dr. Kersh feels called to help foster the growth of the chiropractic profession in a slightly different capacity by working to recruit more students through D.C. referrals and participation in recruiting events across the country.

Want to know more about the ROAR Program and see why Sherman is the place to refer your future colleagues?  Listen to the archived January 14 Sherman Connect Call.

Roar for Sherman

Research NewsDr. Amilliah Kenya

Drs. Amilliah Kenya and John Hart were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Chiropractic Education, entitled "Correlation Between Academic Performance and NBCE Part I Scores at a Chiropractic College” Read it at :  Dr. John Hart

“This work is another good example of collaboration between a teaching faculty member and research department personnel,” says Dr. George Luo, director of research. “We love to see faculty working together to advance our college.”

Dr. Edwin Cordero Travels to Puerto Rico and Dynamic Essentials Seminar in Atlanta

Committed to expanding Sherman College’s reach and influence, new president Dr. Edwin Cordero has a busy agenda just a few weeks after taking office at the college, with trips to Puerto Rico (recruiting) and Atlanta (Dynamic Essentials Seminar) in January and February 2013.

Dr. Cordero, along with Miguel Hastings, the college’s new director of Hispanic and presidential initiatives, traveled to the island of Puerto Rico January 23-27. They met with administrators of the University of Puerto Rico and Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) at their respective campuses, giving chiropractic presentations and sharing enrollment information with students at both schools.

Saturday evening, January 26, Dr. Cordero and Mr. Hastings hosted about 35 prospective students and parents, as well as local chiropractors, during a dinner at the Metropol Restaurant in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cordero and Mr. Hastings, along with the local D.C.s in attendance, presented information about Sherman College and chiropractic during the dinner.

If you know a chiropractor or a student prospect in Puerto Rico who may have an interest in Sherman’s initiatives there, please contact , 800-849-8771, ext. 226, or 404-909-7999.

Next, Dr. Cordero and Mr. Hastings, joined by other college administrators, will travel to Dynamic Essentials (“DE,” as it is commonly called) in Atlanta from January 31-February 3; Dr. Cordero has been a frequent  platform speaker at DE events. The event is free to students; if you are interested, please contact DE directly at 770-438-9949, or see Dr. Edwin Cordero or Miguel Hastings on campus for more information.

Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers 2013 in New Zealand

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic, in conjunction with Sherman College of Chiropractic, is once again proud to offer the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) course.

The ACP is a one-year course designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. The sessions will challenge the thinking process and the application of philosophy in the chiropractic profession. The first class is February 16-17 at NZCC.

If you are interested in an ACP class in the US, contact
Dr. Bill Decken at 800-849-8771 x. 235 or email

Lecturers include 

ACP MedalBill Decken D.C., A.C.P
• David Koch D.C., D.Ph.CS
• Bruce Lipton Ph.D.
Phil McMaster D.C., A.C.P.
• Eric Russell D.C., D.Ph.CS
• Rob Sinnott D.C., D.Ph.CS
• Yvonne Villanueva-Russell Ph.D.


Create or join a
Snoball for Sherman

What better time of year than winter to make a snoball for Sherman College? What is a snoball? Snoballs are pledges to a non-profit when a specific event happens-- a team scores, someone new likes your Facebook page, you gain a follower on Twitter, you check in at a specific place on Foursquare, or any event you designate.  The pledge is then tracked by, a social fundraising platform that allows automated or controlled donations known as “snoballs.”

Liam Schubel, DC

Our featured snoball this month was created by Dr. Liam Schübel, a member of the Sherman Board of Trustees.

"Snoball is a fun way to make every success in your office count twice!" says Schübel. His snoball is chiropractic specific and challenges D.C.s to pledge a donation to Sherman College for each new patient in the office. 

When you pledge with a snoball, your donations accrue when a specific event happens. By joining Schübel’s snoball mentioned above, you will pledge to Sherman College of Chiropractic when you see a new patient.

How much? You decide.

Please know that you will always have control over the donations. You can set a monthly cap on each snoball you create or join; Snoball emails you three days before billing; and you always have the opportunity to remove pledges before being billed.

“I’ve been using Snoball for about a year now,” says Marggi Roldan, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Sherman. “My snoball for Sherman tied in to the Pittsburgh Steelers scoring a touchdown and was automatically tracked by Snoball. It made watching the games more fun to know that a good game could generate lots of donations for Sherman.”

Snoballs are created for giving and sharing via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc. Those who start or join a snoball can quickly and easily share them across their social networks, and invite others to join in.

Create a Snoball for Sherman today.

Sherman Connect Calls
Free Chiropractic
Conference Calls
Monday Nights
9 p.m. EST

Feb. 4 - 9 pm EST:
Lyle Koca, D.C.

Feb. 11 - 9 pm EST:
Tim Langley, D.C.

Feb. 18 - 9 pm EST:
Jay Komarek, D.C.

Call just before 9 pm Eastern time.
(209) 647-1600 Access Code:577840#

Archived calls are available at ../connect

Sherman Rugby ClubPRIDE Rugby

The Sherman Pride is getting ready for its second season. Currently the team is practicing Thursday nights from 5:30-7 p.m. on our home pitch. 

We will play sevens rugby in the upcoming summer season.  Sevens is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, with shorter matches.

The game is popular at all levels, with amateur and club tournaments generally held in the summer months. Sevens is one of the most well-distributed forms of rugby, popular in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and especially in the South Pacific.

Sevens is now recognized as an Olympic sport and will make its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

If you are interested in joining the team, contact Coach Adam Ashcraft at

Health Center Updated

Thanks in part to donations from the Alumni Association, the lower level of the Chiropractic Health Center has a new look underfoot.

The tweedy blue carpeting gives patients, staff and interns a nicer and more professional working environment.

Enhancing the facilities at Sherman helps support our goal of attracting patients and bringing quality chiropractic care to the community.

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Enrollment Events 2013

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

For more information contact Tisha Gallaher, at 800-849-8771 x. 294.

First Annual Sherman College Rocky Mountain Summit

July 27, 2013 - One Day Event for $200 at Whitefish, Montana
All proceeds to Sherman College. Get details here - Give the linked form to Dr. Peter Kevorkian at New Beginnings to receive this discount.

Join the Board of Regents.

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Dr. Joe Borio Chiropractic Improves Sports Performance

by Dr. Joe Borio

Studies have shown that chiropractic care improves sports performance. The first study was highlighted in Chiropractic:  The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation [1991, 6:84-87]. Read more


Recycle Spartanburg

Spartanburg County's Department of Public Works has a recycling program! For more information including the recycling directory and reference guide, please visit Spartanburg Recycle .

Get details on what and where to recycle.

Tell it to Larry

At the president’s assembly on January 16, Dr. Cordero shared the new “Tell it to Larry” suggestion box to request input from students, faculty and staff about how to improve the college. Submissions may be sent with contact information or anonymously.

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