Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - April 2013

$40 Alumni Registration by May 11

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. Get Up to 21 hours CE Credits

  • Wednesday, May 22
    WCCS Annual Golf Outing
    12:00 Shotgun Start - 4 person Scramble (Best Ball)
    April 3rd $60 per person, May 10th $75, At Door $85
    Please send fees and registration to:
    Margie Roldan, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
    or contact Morgan Iloncaie,

  • Thursday, May 23
    President Cordero's Investiture

  • Friday, May 24
    Mac ARnold Plate full of BluesAlumni Association Meeting & Luncheon
    ROAR Training Event
    Career Day Student Social
    40th Anniversary Celebration
    All Alumni Reunion
    Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues Concert

  • Saturday, May 25
    5K Run/Walk
    LCW Ladies' Luncheon on the Lawn
    '70s Theme Banquet 
    '70 Theme Costume Contest

SMC AgreementSherman Interns to Provide Chiropractic Care for
SMC Athletes

Seeking to enhance community outreach efforts and improve lives with chiropractic care, President Cordero turned to Spartanburg Methodist College President Dr. Colleen Perry Keith to form a collaborative agreement and provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student athletes.

The partnership contracts Sherman College’s faculty and select student interns to work closely with SMC’s athletic training and medical staff and provide regular chiropractic care to SMC student athletes on their campus.

“The collaboration between SMC and Sherman College is born of a time-honored tradition of integrative care for athletes,” says Sherman’s Dean of Clinics Dr. Adam Morrell, a chiropractor and certified chiropractic sports practitioner. “Sherman interns will serve our partner college by bringing chiropractic to elite athletes. We anticipate contributing to the athletes’ enhanced performance with chiropractic care.”

SMC Athletic Director Tim Wallace was thrilled when presented with the idea of the partnership between the two colleges. “Anything we can do to benefit our student-athletes’ health and performance is good, and this relationship with Sherman should prove more than beneficial,” he says. “I look forward to seeing the positive effects that chiropractic care has on the performance of the Pioneers.”

SMC and Sherman College have had a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship as members of the College Town consortium, a collaboration between Spartanburg’s seven colleges and the City. This new agreement honors the consortium’s goal of enhancing students’ academic, social and service opportunities through institutional collaborations and programmatic enrichment opportunities. In addition, the agreement aligns with Sherman College’s mission by providing students with opportunities for education, research and service to the community.

Dr. Morrell is already working with Sherman’s research department to design research studies on sports performance and chiropractic care, and the college will keep outcomes measures on all participating athletes. For more information, email Dr. Morrell or call 800-849-8771 ext. 292.

President’s Circle Established

President Edwin Cordero, D.C., and the Office of Institutional Advancement have established a new giving society: The President’s Circle. This prestigious group, created in March 2013, honors donors of the college giving at a level of $10,000 per year.

Donors in the President’s Circle will receive:

  • Black blazer with embroidered Sherman Crest
  • President’s Circle Ribbon at Lyceum and other name tag events
  • Complimentary Regent Status with all associated benefits

The college welcomes and thanks the first donors achieving this status:

  • Jeremy and Amanda Hess, D.C.s

  • Baron and Susan Newlin, D.C.H.

For more information about the President’s Circle, email Director of Development Marggi Roldan or call 800-849-8771 ext. 277.

Health Center Equipment Upgrades

The college installed seven new ErgoStyle ES2000 elevation tables in the Chiropractic Health Center this month. President Edwin Cordero, D.C., health center faculty, business office staff, Scrip Hessco’s John Halsey, and Pivotal Health Solutions were instrumental in helping the Health Center to acquire these elevation/drop tables quickly and with minimal financial impact to the college, explained Dean of Clinics Adam Morrell, D.C.

“The new tables represent another phase of continuous improvement that is consistent with the mission and vision of the Sherman College,” Morrell said. “This project immediately impacts delivery of care, patient satisfaction and student intern learning in a big way.”

Health Center tablesMorrell says alumni and friends of the college can help support Health Center needs via the Health Center Equipment Fund. This fund became endowed last year following Lyceum, thanks to a $30,000 bump resulting from a successful $15,000 matching grant provided by Sherman graduates Drs. Brian Rutecki, Gary Roeben and Sam Wang.

As an endowed fund, the principal remains invested and earnings can be used to help with future equipment purchases in the Chiropractic Health Center, including palpation and adjusting tables, instrumentation, and digital x-ray stations.

ROARROARing for Sherman
Chiropractic Career Sessions

The Reach Out and Recruit Program (ROAR) has been very busy this spring! Director Dr. Jillian Kersh has represented Sherman at several professional seminars (SC, FL, NJ & GA) as well as attending some local college graduate fairs. A special thank you to our ROAR Members who pitched in and increased Sherman’s visibility across the country!

  • York Technical College – Dr. Amy Nedrow-Zesiger
  • Western Michigan Univ. – Dr. Jeff Wiederhold
  • Wright State Univ. – Dr. Anthony & Julia Monnin
  • The Citadel - Dr. Dawn Yonce
  • Arizona State Univ. – Dr. Rebecca Kleckner
  • Florida Atlantic Univ. – Dr. Neil Cohen
  • UNC Charlotte – Dr. Adam Morrell
  • Univ. of Rhode Island – Lisa Hildebrand
  • Univ. of Mary Washington – Dr. Nylsa Correa
  • Charleston Southern – Dr. Dawn Yonce
  • Stonehill College – Drs. Dan & Kristen Denette
  • USC Upstate – Dr. Scott Baker

If you’re interested in helping us recruit, you can join us at

Dr. Jeff Franco
Dr. Jeff Franco & B.J.

My Scholarship Program

“Anytime I meet someone interested in chiropractic college I automatically start recommending Sherman.  I absolutely loved my time there, and since it’s a close community, you get to know every student and teacher on a first-name basis. I have sent three students to Sherman, and I have more that I am working with now.  When it comes to chiropractic education, the philosophy is an important aspect to me, and Sherman did a wonderful job of delivering that. I am reminded of the great times at school every time I look at my B. J. Palmer bust next to the adjusting table.  As my 'My Scholarship' funds increase, I plan to disperse them between any current students I have referred there.”

Dr. Jeff Franco

Bagelfest 2013 - New Interns Pinned

Spring 2013 interns
Jennifer Jones, Brandon Ray Morris, Lexi Ramsey,
Greg Russo,  and Kat Sparrow

Faculty News

  • Dr. Pengju “George” Luo’s paper, “Carbon ‘Quantum’ Dots for Optical Bioimaging,” was published in the Journal of Material Chemistry B in the February 2013 online edition available here.

  • Dr. Joe Donofrio will be traveling to New Zealand College of Chiropractic to present for the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers there. He will be speaking on chiropractic history, diagnosis, survival values, and momentum.

  • Dr. John Hart represented  Sherman College at the Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium held at Milliken & Company.  Members of the research department including Dr. Pengju  “George” Luo and Dr. Lafayette Briggs attended the symposium along with several interns.

    Breakout sessions by presenters from 13 colleges were held in 11 subject areas ranging from biology, health care, and clinical pedagogy, to language and literature, marketing and entrepreneurship, and graphic design. Poster presentations covered an additional 24 topics.

    Dr. Hart chaired the health care session, and presented his research on “Correlation Between Manual Pulse Rate and Heart Rate Variability.”

  • Dr. Anthony Duke and Dr. Kevin Power will present the commencement address and the charge respectively at the graduation ceremony on June 15, 2013 at The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.

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Long-time Consistent Donors Honored with Lifetime Membership on Board of Regents

Sherman College recently designated 25 individuals as Lifetime Members of the Board of Regents in recognition of their lengthy and consistent history of annual donations to the college through the Board of Regents Program.

“These supporters have proven their dedication to the mission of the college, and their history of giving, 30 years or longer, clearly indicates that they are lifetime donors. We want to honor them and express our gratitude for their dedication to Sherman’s success,” says President Edwin Cordero.

The following supporters are in the inaugural group of Lifetime Members of the Board of Regents:

Mary Babian, D.C.
Chattanooga, TN
Rita Frederick & Joel Beane, D.C. Marshalltown, IA
Kathleen & Robert Berkowitz, D.C.
Highland Park, NJ
Arthur Bond, D.C.
Canonsburg, PA
John Court, D.C.
Grove City, PA
Pamela & David Courtney, D.C.
Mercer, PA
John Degenhart, D.C.
Hazleton, PA
Theresa Galant, D.C.
Pittsburgh, PA
Betty & Thomas Gelardi, D.C.s
Gaffney, SC
Marylyn & Charles Hilston, D.C.s Kimberton, PA
Sandra & Edward Kwasniewski, D.C.
Keene, NH
Ernest Landi, D.C
New City, NY
Phyllis & Leroy Moore, D.C.
Roebuck, SC
Judy & Norman Ross, D.C.s
Goshen, IN
Kenneth Schultz, D.C.
Lakeland, MI
Philip Sorota, D.C.
Louisville, KY
Jerry Tishman, D.C.
Boca Raton, FL

D.C.s Giving Back
to Sherman

Dr. Scott Garber
Dr. Scott Garber

Regent Scott Garber, D..C., hosted the Berkshire Philosophy Gathering in in the mountains of Massachusetts, with proceeds benefiting Sherman College.

Nearly 100 D.C.s attended, and speakers included Dr. Cordero, Sherman Board Chair Dr. Peter Kevorkian and Board member Dr. Liam Schübel, as well as Drs. Patti Guiliano, Steve Franson, Jennifer Bruck Cretsinger, Andy Roberts, Pam Jarboe, Steve Judson, Mary Rodda-Gaudino, David Steinberg and Gilles LaMarche. About $9,000 was raised for the college.

Not to be outdone, two additional regents and Sherman supporters have pledged to plan similar events to benefit the college. Dr. Kevin Wilmot of Montana and Board member Dr. Danny Knowles of Colorado are planning events later this year in their home states.

We're Proud of...

Dr. Marlene Mahipat was named on of Maryland Top 100 Women 2013. The award ceremony will be on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 5-8:30 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. 

Brendal Epling (March 2013 intern of the month) is a fourteenth-quarter student from Pikeville, KY. Following graduation in June 2013, he plans to complete an associateship in South Carolina, then move to Johnson City, Tennessee.

Career Day 2013

Saturday, May 25, 10am - 4pm: Register here. Career Day gives prospective students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the many rewards of a career as a doctor of chiropractic
  • Tour the campus — classrooms, clinic and labs
  • Observe hands-on chiropractic technique, science and research presentations
  • Have transcripts evaluated and learn more about financial aid, job placement and available scholarships
  • Stay for the entire weekend and enjoy many homecoming activities — dynamic speakers, free seminars, entertainment and more
  • While in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, take some time to enjoy the sights of the wonderful Carolinas

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

For more information contact Caroline Batson, 800-849-8771, ext. 200

5K Commit to Be Fit

(sponsored by WCCS and the Athletic Club)

We are extending the invitation to the Upstate SC running community this year via to create a larger and more exciting event in honor of the College's 40th Anniversary, with a discounted rate of $15 for Sherman students. Students, faculty and staff should pay via cash or personal check (please note there is a $25 returned check fee) and use the linked registration form here.  Registration forms can be routed to the Athletic Club through Dean LaShanda Hutto-Harris.

Feel free to use your social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) to share the link which permits online credit card registrations. Online registration closes Monday, May 20.

In keeping with the spirit of Lyceum, we plan to recognize the Top Finishing DC, DC2BE, and Sherman faculty/staff member at the conclusion of the race.  We look forward to seeing you all out on the course on Saturday, May 25.

Refer Students to One of the Nation’s Best Jobs – and to Sherman!

Did you know that chiropractic was recently named the 11th best job for 2013 by CareerCast? It isn’t surprising because we all know the rewards of being a chiropractor in all the categories evaluated:  environment, income potential, job outlook and (low) stress.

You can introduce prospective students to an amazing career – serving in a health field, helping people with a natural approach to health, making a difference in the lives of others. Increasing demands for a natural approach to health care assures job growth in the field. Chiropractic is one of the nation’s fastest growing professions, and you can help keep it that way.

When you refer students to Sherman, know that you are sending them to a Doctor of Chiropractic program that is known globally for graduating doctors who are highly skilled in chiropractic care. Sherman prepares chiropractors who are compassionate, ethical and successful.

Share this great job opportunity with a prospective student in your office today! For help and referral resources, visit our ROAR page or go straight to the referral form. Remember, when you refer a student who enrolls at Sherman, you will receive a limited edition bust of B.J. Palmer. Share the Big Idea today.

Costume Contest

Lyceum '70s
Costume Contest

Stylin' and Profilin' at the 2013 Lyceum Banquet Saturday, May 25, at the Marriott. Sign up at the Lyceum ’70s Banquet for the Theme Costume Contest. Trophy awarded for each category:

  • Best '70s Theme Concept
  • Best '70s Superhero/ Cartoon Character
  • Best '70s Celebrity Lookalike
  • Funniest
  • Most Technologically Advanced
  • Best Group
  • Best in Show

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