Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - Sept. 2013

Military Friendly SchoolSherman College Awarded
Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Victory Media has named Sherman College of Chiropractic to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list, a designation given to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
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Pride DayShow Us Your #ShermanPride
Instagram Contest

Leading up to Sherman Pride Day on Monday, October 28, share with the world how you show your SHERMAN PRIDE! There are all sorts of ways to get creative: take a picture of Larry the Lion with your kids, hang a banner in the office declaring your love for Sherman, involve your practice members and staff, or let the whole town know on your marquee! Larry the Sherman PRide

Upload your photo via Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #shermanpride in the caption and you’ll be entered in the competition. [If your photos or Instagram feed are private, we’ll have no way to see your images!] Prizes include plenty of stylish Sherman swag to keep you lookin’ @shermancollege fresh, and the grand prize is FREE registration for Lyceum 2014!

Official Rules

  1. We heart ShermanUpload a picture to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #shermanpride
    NOTE: By entering the contest, you grant Sherman College the rights to use your uploaded photos in promotions and publications.
  2. I heart ShermanJudging to take place on October 28 @ 4pm
  3. Get more ideas and free images at

John Marro RetiresMarro Retires
after 20 Years

Director of Maintenance and Security John Marro was honored at a drop-in for faculty and staff on September 13.

He was presented with a plaque in appreciation of his many years of service and dedication to the college.

Patrick Lausier was named as the new director of maintenance and security.

irapsInternational Research and Philosophy Symposium Hosted by Sherman College

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Renowned researchers and philosophers join forces this October for the 10th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) at Sherman College of Chiropractic. The symposium is designed to bring together individuals with different viewpoints and approaches and to promote critical thinking in regard to the professional, philosophical, theoretical and practical considerations of vertebral subluxation correction.

This year’s symposium will be held October 19-20 on Sherman College’s campus in Spartanburg, SC. Presentations are centered on topics such as lexicon, philosophy, politics, education, clinical research, and methods of analyzing and adjusting vertebral subluxation.

“The presenters and the crowd gathered in attendance at this event are always loaded with high-caliber thinkers and doers in chiropractic,” says chiropractic philosopher and author Rob Sinnott, D.C., DPhCS.

Craig M BeckerThe keynote speaker for IRAPS 2013 is Craig M. Becker, Ph.D., an associate professor of health education and promotion at the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University. Becker holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, an M.S. from Ball State University, and a B.S. from Purdue University. His research interests include positive health, health measurement and salutogenesis, and his IRAPS topic will delve into salutogenesis.

Other IRAPS 2013 presenters include Mychal Beebe, D.C.; Charles L. Blum, D.C.; Heidi Bockhold, D.C.; William J. Boro, D.C.; Brigette Bowler, D.C.; Kathryn Conlen, B.A., LMT, CST; William M. Decken, D.C., LCP; Joe J. Donofrio, D.C., ACP; Roy Floyd, D.C., MSPH; Harvey Getzoff, D.C.; John Hart, D.C., MHSc; Joseph D. Heinecke; Haasseem Hohammed; Adam Klassen, D.C.; Danny Knowles, D.C.; Richelle Knowles, D.C.; Michael Lenarz, D.C.; Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH; Vincent L. Perri, D.C., Ph.D.; Ryan Pollard; Katie Ray, D.C.; Esther M. Remeta, D.C.; Philip R. Schalow, BM, MM, AS, D.C.; Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C.; Jean E. Thompson, D.C.; Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP; Jack K. VanDervort, D.C., D.Ph.CS; and H Charles Woodfield, III, B.S. Pharmacy, D.C.

Registration is open and continuing education credit will be available; for additional information about the symposium and to register, go to

Brannon honored by
Christian Chiropractic Club 

CCC and Virginia Brannon

On August 16, Virginia Brannon, D.C., joined the Christian Chiropractic Club as guest speaker. Brannon is from Sherman's pioneer class (’76) and has been serving her community with the gift of chiropractic for more than 30 years. CCC honored her with a Lifetime of Service Award. Brannon practices in Boiling Springs, SC.

Sherman College Reps Ready for Fall Recruiting

Sherman College representatives are packing their bags in preparation for a busy fall travel season. The Enrollment Services staff, including Admission Counselor Tisha Gallaher, Director of ROAR Jillian Kersh, D.C., and Director of Hispanic and Presidential Initiatives Miguel Hastings, along with Sherman alumni and supporters, will represent Sherman College at nearly 100 events this fall.

The Sherman College banner will be seen at graduate school fairs, career fairs, state chiropractic and professional conventions across the country. Here’s a look at the places Sherman representatives will be traveling to in fall 2013:

North Carolina
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Puerto Rico
South Carolina

If you are interested in hosting a career session for prospective students in your office or representing Sherman College in your community or professional association, email or call 800-849-8771, ext. 220.

Mile High Chiropractic Weekend
Raises Funds, Friends for Sherman

Encouraging his fellow chiropractors to “have great practices, be extraordinary practitioners, and impact the world on a greater level,” Daniel Knowles, D.C., developed and hosted a successful inaugural Mile High Chiropractic Weekend this August in Westminster, CO.

The event raised $6,650 in proceeds for the college. In addition, four new regents joined the college, including a new supporter for the exclusive President’s Circle, a group of donors of the college giving at a level of $10,000 per year. President Edwin Cordero, D.C., welcomes K. Patrick Ray, D.C., to his circle.

Wild Wild WEst

Program organizer and Sherman trustee Knowles was pleased with the event. “My decision to launch this event was based on the desire to impact more chiropractors to practice and serve the world at greater levels,” Knowles explains. “We were able to expose more doctors in the profession to the contributions of Sherman College and the outstanding education delivered there.”

Founded in 2013, Mile High Chiropractic elevates, supports, and grows chiropractors, their teams, and their future colleagues to greater levels of service by strengthening their foundation in the principles of chiropractic.

Next year’s event is slated for August 22-24, 2014. More information is available at the organization’s website,

Regent NewsSherman Family
Welcomes New Regents

Sherman College welcomes and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents between August 16 and September 10, 2013.

We especially appreciate the President’s Circle level of support from

  • K. Patrick Ray, D.C.
    Thornton, CO

Other members to join in this time period are

  • Lucas Matlock, D.C.
    Jupiter, FL
  • Erick Swenson, D.C.
    Maplewood, MN
  • Carly Letzt Carney, D.C.
    Denver, CO

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.

Dr. Cordero: Bringing Chiropractic to the World

In the past month, Dr. Cordero has been spreading the word about Sherman College in his quest to make Sherman College the premier chiropractic college in the world.

On August 31, he was a guest speaker on a live radio show, "Wake up to Wellness" with Michelle Christman, D.C. This show is broadcast across the globe on WAMD 970 AM, WYRE 810AM and WKHZ 1460 AM.

On September 11, Dr. Cordero spoke to the Diversity Connections  group in Spartanburg about "Adding Life to Your Years and Years to Your Life."

With Director of Hispanic and Presidential Initiatives Miguel Hastings, Dr. Cordero attended two student recruiting events in Puerto Rico and met with the local chiropractic board. Vice President of Academic Affairs Bob Irwin also traveled to Puerto Rico on a recruiting trip.

The GArageAre You

You and a guest are invited to dinner on us with President Cordero at The Garage Grill in Northville, MI on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Reservations are required for planning, so call Marggi Roldan at 800-849-8771 x. 277 or email her at See more information at Dinner with the President.


Third Annual Oktoberfest Set for Thurs., Oct. 17

Local Sherman alumni, along with students slated to graduate within the next year, are invited to meet Alumni Association officers and enjoy a German meal and beverages on Thursday, October 17, at 7 pm.

Hosted by the Sherman College Alumni Association, the party is held in honor of the student interns, giving the future chiropractors an opportunity to meet Alumni Association officers and colleagues. Advance reservations are required. Contact the Alumni Office at 864-578-8770 x 277 or email

Alumni costs for the meal are:
$30/individual; $50/couple
for Alumni Association member.s
$40/individual; $60/couple
for non-association members.
No charge for invited students.

Oct. 18 Talk the TIC

Student Guthrie Schroeder will represent Sherman College at the National Talk the TIC Competition, held on campus this year, October 18.

Chiropractic students from eight chiropractic colleges will compete, performing an 8-10 minutes health talk that explains the art, philosophy, and science of chiropracTIC.  Sherman is hosting Talk the TIC in conjunction with IRAPS and the Activate…Your Future recruiting event.

Talk the TICThe competition is coordinated by Erik Van Slooten, D.C., and Sherman VP for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft ( is the contact on campus.  Life University, Palmer Davenport, Palmer Florida, Parker University, SCUHS, Sherman, and Texas CC will all be here… will you?

Which school will take home the chiropractic torch?

Oct. 18-19 Activate…Your Future Recruitment Event

Tell your prospective students about Activate…Your Future!  on October 18-19 at Sherman College. This weekend will help them get a jumpstart in chiropractic, philosophy, research, and leadership.

During this year’s fall prospective student weekend, attendees  will attend the Talk the TIC competition, go on a campus tour, meet with admissions and financial aid, attend a technique and philosophy class, and even have dinner with current students.

They will learn why our current students chose a chiropractic career and why they think Sherman is the best place to earn the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. We hope you will make it a priority to promote this recruiting event to help activate the future of chiropractic.

Where Are the Miracles?

by Peter Kevorkian, D.C., Chair of the Sherman College Board of Trustees

“There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ―
Albert Einstein

I remember the emotional swells that would erupt inside me when I was a student and I heard the miracles that would occur after a spinal adjustment.

As I moved through my education and immersed myself in chiropractic philosophy, this passion became a drive to want to “heal the world” with chiropractic care. Read more

Sherman PrideSherman College of Chiropractic

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

Adjusting the World for a Better Future