Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - August 2013

Dr. Edwin Cordero

Have Dinner with the Prez

Detroit-area alumni and friends of the college are invited to have dinner with President Edwin Cordero, D.C., on Wednesday, October 9, location and time to be announced. The college is seeking a central location for this special event. Invitations with details and directions will be emailed and snail mailed soon.

Save this date, maybe close the office a little early that night, and join Dr. Cordero to hear his vision for Sherman College and a first-hand account of the recent accomplishments under his leadership. 

ROAR Director Jillian Kersh, D.C., and Development and Alumni Relations Director Marggi Roldan will also attend.  You are welcome to invite a prospective chiropractic student to join us, meet Dr. Cordero, and speak with an admission representative about a career in chiropractic and studying at Sherman.

If you’d like to see the president visit your area, contact Marggi Roldan in the Alumni Office or Roberta Thomas in the president’s office to discuss the possibility.

Interns represent Sherman
at Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten was a free event on August 9, 2013 at the Greenville Children’s Museum for rising kindergarteners and their families. The event allowed children and their families to enjoy the museum and allow them to get familiar with numerous businesses in the community. Three Sherman College interns (Monica Friske, Jess Rocco, and Casey Bogart) attended the event, providing free spinal screenings and information about chiropractic. They had tables available for complimentary spinal checks and informed all that were interested about chiropractic with mini health talks.

interns at Countdown to KindergartenWe had chiropractic stickers along with a pencil with eraser for all people who stopped at our table. We made a drawing available for one lucky little boy and one lucky little girl to win a book-bag filled with school supplies.

"It was great fun and a success," said intern Casey Bogart.

On August 17, 2013, from 2pm-5pm Sherman College interns will be at YOGO Express yogurt shop in Duncan providing spinal screenings at their Back to School Bash with a book-bag filled with school supplies to be given away, geared for either a middle or high school student. Interns will be performing complimentary spinal checks and/or health talks to those interested.

Spring Enrollment Returns in 2014

With enrollment on the rise, Sherman College has decided to re-open spring quarter enrollments beginning next April. A minimum of 12 students must be admitted and confirmed six weeks prior to the start of the quarter (February 17, 2014) or the class will be deferred and begin in summer. Transfer students may still enroll in the spring quarter, regardless of class size.

“Given our increases in applications and enrolling students, we saw the need to add a spring enrollment option back into the mix,” Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft, MBA, explains of the decision. “This will allow students who are ready to enroll in April a chance to do so, rather than putting their studies on hold until the summer quarter.”

Talk the TIC

Talk the TIC Competition for Sherman Students

Students will compete for the first round of Talk the TIC on Tuesday, August 27 in room 38 by giving an 8-10 minute health talk that explains the art, philosophy and science of chiropractic.

The second round will be held on September 3, with the finalists competing at the national convention to be held at Sherman on October 18, before the International Research And Phiosophy Symposium weekend on October 19-20.

Business Institute

Sherman College has partnered with Wofford College to offer business training aimed at recent grads to teach the finer points of business for growing a practice for prosperity.  Held at The Space at the Mungo Center, the two day class will be instructed by Scott Cochran, M.B.A., dean of The Space, a new place for students to bridge the gap between academic theory and economic practice.

Scott Cochran, MBA"Successfully running a practice in today's competitive environment requires a unique set of business skills," says Cochran. "The Sherman College of Chiropractic Business Institute teaches these skills and provides students and recent graduates with a foundation for the future."
Topics include personal strength development, branding, market positioning, negotiation strategies, operations and cash flow basics, planning for return on investment and building presence in the community.

August 23, 3 to 9 pm - August 24 | 9 am to 2 pm at Wofford College: The Space in the Mungo Center Call Stacy Bradey at (864) 578-8770, Ext. 229 Spaces are limited. $499 includes materials & two meals.

John Davila, DCJohn Davila, DC to teach strategic business courses

John Davila, D.C. offers chiropractors sound consulting and advice on practice management, billing procedures, Medicare compliance, treatment programs, marketing, and other strategic and tactical custom solutions to help them be successful. He will teach once a month starting in January 2014 and concluding September 2014. 

Since 2000, Dr. Davila has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal and state level insurance compliance. He has consulted for Axis Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, American Specialty Health Network, Colonial Life, Companion Property and Casualty, Chiropractic Network of the Carolinas, and Palmetto GBA (South Carolina Medicare). In 2001, he re-wrote the Medicare policy for chiropractic reimbursement for Palmetto GBA and served on their Physician Carrier Advisory Committee.

Dr. Davila currently operates his own consulting company, Custom ChiroSolutions, offering chiropractors sound consulting advice to help them run a successful practice.

Intern and Faculty Research Published

JCMA study by faculty and interns published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine shows how interns can participate in research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

“Our objective in this research was to adjust the vertebral subluxation, not to treat hypertension., says Dr. John Hart, assistant director of research. “We were simply curious as to whether a change in blood pressure would follow adjustment of vertebral subluxation. We found some evidence that blood pressure decreased in this group of patients following adjustment of vertebral subluxation. “

McMasters, K. L., Wang, J., York, J.,  Hart, J.,  Neely, C., Delain, R. J. (2013 July 10) Blood pressure changes in African American patients receiving chiropractic care in a teaching clinic: A preliminary study. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12 (2). 55-59. Abstract is available here.


ICPA Certification offered at Sherman through 2015

Classes begin on October 5-6 with Dr. Jeanne Ohm, and continue through April 2015. Instructors include faculty member Dr. Ron Castellucci and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Peter Kevorkian, D.C.

200 Hour Certification Program: Attendance to all 14 classroom modules and participation in two in-office research projects will fulfill your requirements for the ICPA certification program and Part One of the ICPA 360 Hour Diplomate Program

License Renewal for these states processed through the ICPA main office: AZ, CO, CT, DC, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY

. Register with ICPA here. - See more at:

Chiropractic Museum News

Old Books - So far, the oldest book in our museum, discovered recently by work study student Kyle Geer, is from 1871. The book is about paralysis and is authored by a medical doctor.

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Regent News

Welcome New Regents

Sherman College welcomes and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents between July 1 and August 15, 2013:

  • Daniel Abeckjerr, D.C.
    North Miami Beach, FL
  • Jeri Anderson, D.C. &
    Beth Greene

    Sacramento, CA
  • Dustin Barton, D.C.
    Fargo, ND
  • Brian Lumb, D.C.
    Asheville, NC
  • Russell McArthur, D.C.
    Meridian, MS
  • Kathy McAuliffe, D.C.
    Columbia, IL
  • Joe Wang, D.C.
    Naperville, IL
  • Members of the Board of Regents provide for the advancement of Sherman College with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Corporate Regent members provide annual gifts of $5,000 or more. 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 partner with us as well.

    Tile One On
    honor wall tiles

    An engraved tile on the Honor Wall is a lasting and attractive tribute.

    The Honor Wall links Sherman's past, present and future through its artistic design and inspiring messages.

    Each marble tile is 8 inches square and engraved with your message and/or artwork then etched in gold. The $500 donation for your tile will be designated to the Sherman College General Endowment Fund. Download the PDF Honor Wall order form. 

    Sherman College to Offer Scholarships for Fall

    Sherman College is offering a number of scholarships for current students to be awarded in fall quarter.  These scholarships range from $200 to full tuition ($6,938) for one quarter and a $175 Sherman College bookstore stipend.  Details are available in the financial aid office.

    Tim O'Shea SeminarPhilosophy, Neurology, Practice - Dr. Tim O’Shea, Aug. 17, 9-6

    The Palmetto State Chiropractic Association brings Dr. Tim O’Shea to the Sherman Campus on Saturday August 17, 2013. Registration form (here)


    Mile high Chiropractic Weekend

    Mile High - 2013: 
    Elevating Chiropractic
    to a New Altitude

    Your peers are on their way to the wild west to participate in the kickoff of the Mile High Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend August 16 and 17 at the Westin Westminster near Denver, CO. Register at

    Southern Fried Friday

    Southern Fried Friday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Down South, we like our food to be fried, fresh and downright tasty. So get your taste buds ready to sample some tried and true Southern favorites. Help us show your prospective students everything they need to know to be a part of the Sherman PRIDE, from a palpation class to a tour of the college, including lunch with all the fixins. Details here.

    October is Chiropractic Awareness Month

    Oct. 17 Oktoberfest

    Alumni and Senior Interns on campus.
    Call 800-849-8771, Marggi Roldan x277 or Patti Thomas x 240 for details and registration.

    Oct. 18 Talk the TIC

    Sherman is hosting the international Talk the Tic competition for all the chiropractic colleges. The competition is coordinated by Dr. Erik Van Slooten. Kelley Jones Ashcraft is the contact on campus.

    Oct. 18-19 Activate…Your Future

    Help prospective DCs2B take the next step and explore Sherman College.
    Details here

    Oct. 19-10 IRAPS

    International Research And Philosophy Symposium at Sherman College, Spartanburg, SC. Register now ~
    Details here

    Oct. 28 Sherman PRIDE Day

    A day for Sherman College to honor and celebrate its alumni. A day for YOU to honor and celebrate your affiliation with Sherman College.

    Sherman Pride
    Sherman College
    of Chiropractic

    P.O. Box 1452,
    Spartanburg, SC 29304 800-849-8771


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