Sherman Shares April 2014

Sherman Shares Newsletter of Sherman College of Chiropractic

April 2014 Newsletter of Sherman College of Chiropractic

Regents of Sherman CollegeNew Regents Welcomed

Sherman College honors and thanks the following individuals who joined the Sherman College Board of Regents between March 7-31, 2014.

Nick & Stephanie Rodsater, D.C.s, Huntersville, NC
Alan Hartley, D.C., Lake Wylie, SC

Members of the Board of Regents provide for the advancement of Sherman College with annual gifts of $1,000 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.

Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C.Welcome Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C.

Dr. Neil Cohen is a 1986 graduate of Life Chiropractic College and was given the prestigious honor of 2011 Chiropractor of the Year.

For 26 years the goal of Dr. Cohen and Life First Chiropractic Center has been to teach parents how to raise healthy, non-medicated families.

He is a sought-after key platform speaker sharing the chiropractic philosophy across the United States. Dr. Cohen's commitment to others reaches beyond his calling as a principled chiropractor. He prides himself on his wonderful and loving family: his wife, Randi, and three children, Brian, Sarah, and Michael.

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Speakers  - Presentations - Hotel  - Schedule - Career Day 


  • 7:30- 9:30 pm, Alumni Reunion, Marriott


  • All Day, Career Day
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Alumni Association Lunch Meeting, Library
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Regent Reception, Marriott
  • 7:15 - 8:30 pm, A Night at the Races: 
  • Mock Kentucky Derby, BBQ and Bluegrass on Campus
  • 8:30-9:30 pm, Living the Dynamic Essential 
  • — Peter Amlinger, Steven Judson, Brian Lieberman and Dean Sottile, D.C.s
  • 9:30-10:00 pm, Leadership is Fueled by Vision
  • — Joe Borio, Liam Schubel and Shane Walker, D.C.s


  • 8:00 am, 5K Run/Walk, Scallon
  • All Day, Career Day
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm, ROAR Lunch/Training
  • 7:00 pm-Midnight, Kentucky Derby After-Party / Banquet, Marriott

Sherman College Signs Transfer Agreement
with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico

 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR) and Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, have signed a Three-Plus-One agreement to accelerate student admission into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College. This agreement will allow students to earn both their bachelor's and doctor of chiropractic degrees faster.

Agreemennt with PUCPR
Sherman College of Chiropractic President Dr. Edwin Cordero and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico President Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho at the agreement signing. Back row, second from left is PUCPR Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Leandro A. Colón Alicea; third from left is Sherman College Director of Hispanic and Presidential Initiatives Miguel Hastings; and third from right is PUCPR Vice President of Student Affairs Freddi Martínez Sotomayor.

As part of the agreement, which was signed on January 30, pre-chiropractic students will complete their first three years toward a bachelor's degree at PUCPR prior to admission to Sherman College. Then, upon successful completion of the first year at Sherman College, students will be awarded a bachelor's degree from PUCPR.

This agreement will allow PUCPR students to go from high school to doctor of chiropractic degree a year faster, completing both the undergraduate and first professional degree in just 6½ years.
Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., says the agreement presents an attractive option for PUCPR students who hope to reach their career goals faster and enjoy a career that plays a significant role in health promotion. "Sherman College is excited to welcome PUCPR students who are looking to join a health care career that will allow them to bring principled chiropractic care to their communities and make a difference in the lives of others," he said. Also representing Sherman at the agreement signing was Director of Hispanic and Presidential Initiatives Miguel Hastings.
"This agreement, unique in Latin America, will revolutionize the field of chiropractic in Puerto Rico," said PUCPR President Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Leandro A. Colón Alicea and Vice President of Student Affairs Professor Freddi Martínez Sotomayor also represented PUCPR at the signing.
At Sherman College of Chiropractic, students learn from experienced faculty in a hands-on, highly individualized learning environment that makes for extraordinary success among graduates. The three-and-a-half year doctor of chiropractic program is focused and rigorous, including two years of internship experience in the college's on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. Chiropractic students engage in all aspects of patient care to develop clinical competency and prepare for practice.
Sherman College continually works to establish articulation agreements and pre-chiropractic programs with undergraduate institutions around the world to facilitate admission to its doctor of chiropractic program. For more information on such agreements, contact the Sherman College Admission Office or call 800-849-8771, ext. 221, email or go to For PUCPR's announcement of the agreement signing, go to

College Publications, Public Relations Honored

Student brochureTwo Sherman College prospective student print pieces and one news release campaign have been recognized with first place awards in the 2014 Media Women of South Carolina (MWSC) Communications Contest. The contest, sponsored by the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), encourages and rewards excellence in communication. As first place award winners, these entries will be submitted to the national contest for judging later this year.

12 Reasons to Choose ShermanThe college's student profile print piece won top honors in the nonprofit brochure category. The piece was created to appeal to the key types of students Sherman College attracts, including traditional (right out of undergraduate study), career changer, connected (some connection to chiropractic, such as being a patient or having a family member in the field), or international. Feedback from the judge cited the print piece's effectiveness in telling the story of the institution by "telling the story of its students… and you've done that in spades." The judge also praised the use of large photos and personal profiles.
The other print piece to win first place honors is the college's "Top 12 Reasons to Attend Sherman College" poster, which was entered in the advertising/poster category of the contest and shows prospective students the many advantages of attending Sherman.
In addition to print pieces, the Public Relations office submitted a "Sherman Chiropractic Student Crowned Ms. United States" news release campaign that was given top honors in its category of information for the media. The judge had high praise, claiming "this campaign defines how to handle an outstanding PR opportunity that unexpectedly lands in your lap. You were able to score a major hit because you made this exciting news easy for publications to incorporate into their print budgets."
This is not the Public Relations Office's first time receiving honors from MWSC. In 2013, two of the college's prospective student print pieces were honored with first place in the state contest and received second-place national awards in the brochures and direct mail marketing categories.
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Upcoming Connect Call Speakers  See more #ShermanConnect 

  • April 7, Dana Pittner, C.A.
  • April 14, Bill Henry, D.C.
  • April 11,Matthew Loop, D.C.
  • April 28, Staci Borkhuis, D.C.

Dr. Thom Gelardi at New Beginnings

New Beginnings Honors Dr. Thom Gelardi

April 24-25, 2014
Long Branch, NJ   (732) 571-4000

Special Guests:
Dr. Edwin Cordero
Dr. Phil McMaster

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