Making Connections in China to Bring Chiropractic to the World


Dr. Luo, Dr. Cordero, and Dr. Irwin in China. 

President Cordero and a student

         July 2014        

Sherman College Expands Reach in China

 True to its vision of "Adjusting the World for a Better Future," Sherman College of Chiropractic is expanding its global reach and deepening its relationships with national and educational institutions in China. During a two-week stay this month, Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., joined the prestigious Taihu World Cultural Forum on June 19, speaking on "The Role of Cultural Exchange in Promoting World Peace and Development."
In addition to this third annual national conference and roundtable, Dr. Cordero visited several universities interested in working with Sherman College, as well as TCM centers and Southeast University. He completed the trip by speaking to hundreds of students at widely known Peking University.
Dr. Cordero's speaking engagements on the trip were facilitated and arranged by Sherman College graduate Anli Dong, D.C., who practices in Beijing, China. In addition to Dr. Dong, accompanying Dr. Cordero on the trip are Sherman College's Dean of Basic Sciences and Director of Research George Luo, M.D., Ph.D. (a native of China), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robert L. Irwin, D.C., and Chair of the Board of Trustees Peter J. Kevorkian, D.C. 

Dynamic EssentialsPresident Cordero to Speak at DE

Dr. Cordero will be a featured speaker at the Dynamic Essentials Meeting, July 17-20, in Atlanta. Sherman students may go for free and may also receive travel expenses through the Dynamic Essentials Student Experience. Students can contact Kristi Tait and or Tori Cunnea at

Alumni Events

SeattleSeattle Area Dinnner with Dr. Cordero

Maggiano's Little Italy
10455 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
7:30 pm
Reservations Requested
Contact Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan   864-578-8770 x 277

PittsburghPittsburgh Area Dinnner with Dr. Cordero

Jerome Bettis' Grille 36
393 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15212
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
7:00 pm
Reservations Requested
Contact Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan  864-578-8770 x 277

1Sherman to Host Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 26

The Chamber's most popular networking event, Business After Hours, will be hosted in August by Sherman College. There is no cost to attend, and no reservations are needed; local alumni and friends are welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and join us for great food, drinks, giveaways and networking in the Scallon Building Atrium on August 26, from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will be collecting school supplies for our neighbors at Hendrix Elementary School.

125 Commencement

Sherman's 125th Commencement, June 21, 2014

See the photo albums on our Facebook album or on Snapfish

Staff and Student News

Marggi RoldanRoldan Honored by Spartanburg Altrusa

Director of Development and Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan was named Altrusan of the Year by Altrusa International of Spartanburg for her volunteer work as a member of the local affiliate chapter of Altrusa International. Roldan is webmaster for the club and directed the Members Matter initiative for 2013-2014.


College Publication Earns First Place National Award

Student ProfilesA Sherman College prospective student print piece has been recognized with top honors in its category in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest, an annual competition that encourages and rewards excellence in communication. The college's student profile print piece won first place in the nation in the nonprofit brochure category. 

Director of Public Relations Karen Brower Rhodes, along with the college's marketing team, developed the student profile print piece last year 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.
This is not the Public Relations Office's first time receiving honors from NFPW. In 2013, two of the college's prospective student print pieces received second-place national awards in the brochures and direct mail marketing categories.

Faculty Presentation

Dr. Jon Porter
John Porter, D.C.,  presented two sessions  about the Thompson Technique at the 2014 South Carolina Chiropractic Associations conference on June 5 in Myrtle Beach.


Babb Novel Receives Award

Charlotte Henley BabbWebmaster and Social Services Manager Charlotte Henley Babb was awarded first place in the Media Women of South Carolina Communications Contest for her novel Maven Fairy Godmother: Through the Veil. She also received an honorable mention at the national level of the contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

Student Philosophy Photography

David chhong photographer
First quarter DC2B David Choong, student photographer, shares a philosophy project.

Liew Wins Take Flight 5K

Ashley LiewSherman's fastest DC2B and "fastest man in Singapore" Ashley Liew came in first with a time of at 17:02 at The Take Flight 5k, held at the Greenville Downtown Airport on May 24. His long term goal is to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Japan. 
"It's hard to describe how intense the demands can get when studying to be a doctor of chiropractic, Liew says. "However, I love what I do: both running and studying while at Sherman College of Chiropractic. I also received a chiropractic adjustment the day before the race, so I knew my body was functioning at 100% of its potential there and then." Read more...

sustaning stars

Sustaining Stars Club

Monthly donors to the college are recognized as Sustaining Stars. This donor club designation was established last year and the program is gaining momentum.  Monthly donations are greatly appreciated by the college as they mean a steady stream of funding throughout the year.  We thank the following donors, employees as well as alumni and friends of the college, for their dedicated support. If you would like to join the Sustaining Stars Program, contact director of Development Marggi Roldan via email at or make your first donation online and designate Sustaining Star in the drop down menu.

Charlotte Babb
Lafayette Briggs, D.C.
Jaime Browning, D.C.
Carroll Ann Coyle, D.C.
Chet  Ferguson, D.C.
Steven Forsberg, D.C.
Cindy Gibbon, D.C.
John and Jimmie Wells Glenn, D.C.s
Jillian Kersh, D.C.             
Crissy Lewis
Daniel Middleton, D.C.
Gabe O'Sullivan, D.C.
Margaret Pickering, D.C.
John Porter, D.C.

Karen Brower Rhodes
Marggi Roldan
Season Schelin, D.C.
Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C.           
Kristy Shepherd
Larry Silverstein, D.C.    
Jerrilyn Sullivan, D.C.
Patti Lee Thomas
Roberta Thomas
Amy Thornton, D.C.
Brandon Wallis, D.C.      
Kenneth Weil, D.C.
Guangming Wu, Ph.D.

Enrollment Events 

Showcase Sherman Weekend

July 11-12  & Oct. 10-11

A weekend for prospective students to get to know Sherman and the surrounding area.

Preview Saturday

Aug. 16 & Nov 1

A half-day tour on Saturday for a quick look at Sherman.

Sherman College Responsive Website

Take Sherman Along Wherever You Go

Aiming to better serve prospective students, current students, alumni and friends, Sherman College of Chiropractic has launched its mobile responsive website at The site is designed to optimize visually across all devices, including smartphones, tablets and desktops. Read More...

Sherman in the Community 

by Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences and Health Center Case Doctor Stephanie Johnson, D.C.
Health CenterSherman College interns attend and participate in various local events to spread the word about chiropractic in the community. Interns give complimentary chiropractic health talks, complete postural analyses, and perform spinal checks. Our participants range from the pediatric to the geriatric, and they include the two-legged to the four-legged populations. Interns have participated in events such as the Upstate Birthing Expo, Rosecrest Community Center event, A Hero's 5K Run, and Wag-a-Paw-Looza.
While interns and case doctors regularly seek out community events in which to participate, we are often approached and invited before we can do so! For example, local midwives and doulas approached one of our interns, Jared Dreckman, about the Sherman College Health Center participating in the Upstate Birthing Expo. Information about the importance of chiropractic care for all stages (from prenatal to postpartum mom) and all ages (from infancy to adulthood) was shared with those in attendance.  
We also regularly participate in elementary and middle school career days as well as their health fairs. We have been involved in back-to-school events and a Countdown to Kindergarten. For these events, we typically donate backpacks filled with school supplies in a free raffle during the event. Our interns show the students (and their parents) how to properly wear backpacks, and also provide information and demonstrations on correct posture and lifting ergonomics.
Interns have also attended numerous health fairs in and around the community for a variety of organizations, churches, and businesses. In addition to attending local events in the community, the Sherman College Health Center also hosts blood drives, patient appreciation days, and an annual food drive for the community.
If you have any event you would like our interns to participate in, please let us know by emailing or calling 864-578-8770, ext. 268. We welcome invitations and appreciate the opportunity to bring further chiropractic awareness to the community.

Yellow RibbonYellow Ribbon and Military Friendly Chiropractic

Established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution will wave a portion of the tuition costs in the form of a scholarship and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.Military friendly school

Currently six students receive Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship money through their own military service or that of a spouse. We appreciate their service to their country.

The Financial Aid Office looks forward to working with more of the nation's post-9/11 veterans through this program. "The Yellow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans who give so much to our country," says President Edwin Cordero, D.C. "We're happy to participate in this program and proud to be able to help cover the cost of a college education for people who have served our country. I think it's especially fitting at Sherman College, as service to others is a major component of our mission."

Continuing Education Events 

Schubel Vision Seminars

Kevin Pallis Chiro for kids

IFCO Chiropractic Global Summit


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