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Sherman Shares - December 2013

Be a Regent of Sherman CollegeNew Regents Give Support

Sherman College honors and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents between November 1 and December 5, 2013.

      • Shawn Dill, D.C., Dublin, CA
      • Lacey Book, D.C., Dublin, CA
      • Kyle Stull, D.C., Kalamazoo, MI
      • Ronen Mendi D.C., Hadera, Israel

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.    

Sherman Milestones 2013

  • 9 President's Circle Regents
  • 140 New Regents
  • 303 New ROAR Members
  • 125 New students, 29% increase over 2012
  • Biggest year since Life bubble in 2002-2003;
    before that biggest year since 1999
  • Fall class (48) biggest since 2005
  • 286 head count; 20% increase over 2012

Sherman's 124th Commencement

December 2013 and March 2014 grads

The 124th Commencement Ceremony was held at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg on December 14. The commencement address was given by Ron Castellucci, D.C, and the charge by Bill Decken, D.C., L.C.P. 

Guthrie Michael Schroeder of Maine and Chelsea Jeanne Sineath of South Carolina, were recipients of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award for the December and March classes, respectively; each presented a farewell address to their classmates. Both Schroeder and Sineath graduated summa cum laude and received the Academic Achievement Award.

Casey Ann Bogart of Michigan received the Service Distinction Award for the December graduating class, and Sineath received it for the March class.

The Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Justin Scott Peasley of Michigan for the December class and Amanda Cristal Alejandro of New Jersey for the March class, in recognition of their successful practices in the Health Center.

The B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award was presented to the mother-and-son pair of Guthrie Schroeder for the December class and Diane Kraszewski Schroeder of Maine for the March class. The new doctors of chiropractic are listed below.

Amanda Cristal Alejandro Rami G. Amin
Casey Ann Bogart
Megan Eileen Bratton
Shaneen Latriece Brown
Carmen R. Connoll
Al Coston, Jr.
Jeffrey Michael Croasdale
Joshua Dalessandro

Ryan Andrew Earnhart
Anna Elizabeth Elkins
Roy Theodore Hammond 
Karianne Elizabeth Hart
Teng Tat Koa,
Francois Christian Henri Lefevre
Brett William Lukas 
Karen Sue Lumb
Kyle Seth Muir

Justin Scott Peasley
Diane Kraszewski Schroeder
Guthrie Michael Schroeder
Chelsea Jeanne Sineath
Britt Lee Thornburg
Michael P. Turkos
Edward Anthony Turowski III
Alicia Leigh Watson
Raeann Marie Zschokke

Welcome to our new colleagues.

Feeling Generous? Give to the ADJUST Fund!

Donations to Sherman College are tax deductible. Your year-end gift to the ADJUST Fund or another campaign will support scholarships and teaching at Sherman College. Help fuel Sherman’s rise to the top among chiropractic college choices for today’s students.

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Sherman College of Chiropractic
PO Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Donations postmarked by December 31, 2013, will be credited for the 2013 fiscal year for tax purposes. Thank you for your support!

South Carolina Proclaimed October 2013
as Spinal Health Promotion Month

Gov. nikki Haley and Dr. Jillian KershSouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (l)
with ROAR Director Jillian Kersh, D.C.

South Carolina is fortunate to have a chiropractic advocate in its governor, Nikki Haley. Gov. Haley recognizes the positive impact of chiropractic in the lives of her state’s citizens due largely in part to her work experience as a chiropractic assistant while she was an undergraduate student at Clemson University.

Sherman College’s Chiropractic Student Government (CSG) President Samantha Walton, current student Richard Sellars, Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Director Jillian Kersh, D.C., South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) President Tyrone Wallace, D.C., and many SCCA district representatives were in attendance at the Governor’s official proclamation at the State House on November 16. 

“I’m thrilled to live in a state that embraces and promotes chiropractic to its constituents,” said Kersh. “The SCCA does a great job promoting the importance of spinal health to South Carolinians and here at Sherman College we are also working to share that message with our community through our students, faculty and alumni.”

journal of the academy of chiropractic phirosophers

Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers Vol. 1 Released

Chiropractic philosophy provides the basis for the science and art of chiropractic. candidates of the ACP are challenged to examine their own lives to see how chiropractic thinking fits in. 

Four essays are included, along with a foreward by Bill Decken, D.C., L.C.P. The journal is available at Amazon in print and ebook formats and at Createspace

Food Drive at Health Center
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
at Sherman Health Center

It was a banner year for participation in the annual Thanksgiving food drive. The abundance of food that was donated this year was enough to fill two large tables causing them to bow under the weight.

“I am told that this is the best showing of the food drive in years,” says Dean of Clinics Adam Morrell, D.C. “Thanks to our patients and our Sherman community for helping to make this food drive such a success!”

The proceeds of the food were split between our own Sherman food pantry and a local church organization to assist those in need during Thanksgiving and beyond.

Talk the TICTalk the Tic Video Now Available

Watch the competition as students define and Talk the TIC on October 18, 2013.

Buy a brickGift a Brick

Your brick will serve as a lasting message to future generations of students and visitors to the campus. Each brick holds three lines of text, each with 13 characters and spaces. There are three options for placing your order:

Sherman Names Faculty, Staff Members of the Year

Local chiropractor Dr. Ron Castellucci and enrollment services professional Kristy Shepherd were recently honored by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.

ron Castellucci, DCAn associate professor of clinical sciences at the college, Dr. Castellucci was named Faculty Member of the Year. “Dr. Castellucci is always there for his students,” says Dean of Clinical Sciences Joe J. Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P. “His skill in teaching chiropractic technique and his ability to draw students in is exceptional. We are very lucky to have him on our faculty.”

Dr. Castellucci maintains a wellness-oriented family practice in Hendersonville, NC. He is a 1988 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, and is a member of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers. After 10 years of successful practice in Lexington, MA, Dr. Castellucci moved south to join the Sherman College faculty in 1998. He teaches full spine techniques, spinal palpation and patient education. Dr. Castellucci teaches pediatric adjusting techniques worldwide for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In addition to his passion for teaching, Dr. Castellucci enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, Doreen, and two children, Nicholas and Amy Lynn.

Kristy ShepherdShepherd, director of admissions and international student advisor, was named Staff Member of the Year. “Kristy Shepherd is an integral member of the admissions team,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft, M.B.A. “She continually looks for and finds creative solutions to the challenges our department faces, but she is much more than an idea person. She also implements the solutions, taking care of numerous details, while providing exemplary customer service to our prospective and current students. She is a primary force behind our recent surge in enrollment.”

Shepherd joined the Sherman staff in 2008 as an admission counselor and was soon promoted to director of admission. She serves as advisor to the college’s many international students. Shepherd earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winthrop University in 1996 and is pursuing a master’s degree in organizational change and leadership at Columbia College in Columbia, SC. She completed the Leadership Spartanburg program in 2013. Kristy and her husband, Frank, live in Boiling Springs with their 7-year-old daughter, Grace.

Sherman faculty member Researches Hypertension Rates in States with More Chiropractors

John Hart, DCSherman’s Assistant Director of Research John Hart compared hypertension death rates by state in 2008 to concentrations of chiropractors (and medical doctors) in 2007 and found that rates were lower in states with higher concentrations of chiropractors. A stronger beneficial association was observed for chiropractors compared to medical doctors.  Further details of the study are available in Hart’s paper, published in the current issue of Dose Response, a peer-reviewed science journal of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Here is the paper’s citation for interested readers:

Hart J. Association of Hypertension Mortality Rates with Geographic Concentrations of Chiropractors and Medical Doctors in the U.S., 2008. Dose Response 2013;11(4): 543-549.

Faculty papers accepted for ACC-RAC 2014

  1. Briggs L. Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of the Lateral Cervical Radiograph: A Study using Mathematical Models
  2. Hart J. Association of Hypertension Mortality Rates with Geographic Concentrations of Chiropractors and Medical Doctors in the U.S., 2008.
  3. Hart J. Comparison of Resting Pulse Rates in Chiropractic Students Versus the General Population.

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