Sherman’s Niche

As a workstudy student in the admissions office I have the opportunity to make phone calls to prospective students to help them answer questions about the school from a student's perspective. This unique opportunity allows me the chance to also see the perspective that potential students have of Sherman, and what they are hearing about the school before attending. I am happy to report that most of what I hear is positive, and many DCs are recommending Sherman to potential students even if they are not Sherman grads themselves. Through my discussions it has become clear that what really sets Sherman apart from the other schools that are out there is a stronger focus on straight chiropractic and the philosophy that drives it. Those that I talk to often find a connection with Sherman when we talk about the body's innate ability and design to heal itself, rather than the doctor being the healer. Indeed, this is the principle that brought me to chiropractic and ultimately to Sherman myself, but it is sad to see that most other schools are far from that basic principle and moving farther from it. Even here there is some push to move more into the medical model and away from the traditional straight chiropractic model. Not only would that be disappointing for me, but if Sherman loses that focus, I'm afraid it will lose it's niche in the market of chiropractic schools, and with its size, might find it difficult to compete with larger schools that offer a very similar curriculum.


Devoted to Chiropractic: In Memory of Reggie Gold

Reginald R. Gold, D.C., Ph.C., referred to simply yet reverently as “Reggie” by most, died at his Bala Cynwyd,  PA, home on March 24, 2012. A lecturer, philosopher, author and Sherman College benefactor, Gold traveled the globe spreading the chiropractic message and is responsible for inspiring hundreds, likely thousands, of people of all ages to pursue careers in chiropractic. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Irene Gold, D.C.

“Reggie did so much to advance the profession and Sherman College,” says Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C. “We may never see another in our profession with the ability to communicate chiropractic so clearly and effectively. Reggie touched so many lives, including mine. He will be deeply missed.”

A charismatic chiropractic scholar and philosopher, Reggie Gold graduated summa cum laude from Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1957 and served in various leadership capacities in state and national organizations. He also held a Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities (Ph.C.) from Palmer. Gold’s practice in Spring Valley, NY, was a model for chiropractic practices around the world for many years; he developed and successfully marketed a series of techniques and products to help chiropractors gain patient confidence and build their practices.

Gold assisted in the startup of Sherman College, helped establish and served as first president of ADIO Institute which later became Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic, taught philosophy at three chiropractic colleges (including Sherman, from 1973-76) and lectured at most of the others. He is author of The Triune of Life, a treatise on traditional chiropractic philosophy that is used as a reference text in philosophy courses at Sherman College.

In addition, he lectured at medical schools from Mount Sinai to Stanford, as well as educational institutions overseas in South Africa, Australia and Peru. Gold was instrumental in founding the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (formerly FSCO) and introduced the profession to a clearer philosophical understanding of chiropractic.

He was a popular visiting scholar at Sherman College, and through the years he played a vital role in the college’s recruitment efforts. He spoke many times at the college’s annual Career Day program.

Sherman College commissioned a bronze sculpture in his honor that is housed in the Scallon Building atrium and reception area. Unveiled during Lyceum 2007, the bust sits atop a tall pedestal near the front entrance and bears one of Gold’s popular quotes on the inscription: “If you are not out to change the world, everything else is Mickey Mouse.”

Gold and his wife, Irene, a chiropractor and owner and leader of Irene Gold Associates, made a generous gift to Sherman College when they gave $1 million in the form of a charitable gift annuity in 2007. “Our lives have been dedicated to the chiropractic profession and to the education of chiropractors worldwide,” Gold said at the time. “Sherman is home to outstanding faculty, alumni and students. It is an honor to support the next generations of straight chiropractors.”

Memorials may be made to Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Sherman College Students Host Shot Gun Golf Scramble

Win a new car! Sherman College Students Host Shot Gun Golf Scramble

What:                Shot Gun Scramble Golf Tournament

Who:                 Open to the public

                        Hosted by the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) at Sherman College

When:              Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

Why:                To support chiropractic students worldwide

 {The World Congress of Chiropractic Students is an international collaboration of more than 14,000 chiropractic students from 23 institutions worldwide. The purpose of WCCS is to advance and unite the chiropractic profession through inspiration, integrity and leadership.}

Where:             Village Greens
                        13921 Asheville Highway in Inman, SC

Cost:                  $60 per person by April 20; $75 by May 11; $85 at the door
                          Includes 18 holes, cart and box dinner

Prizes:               4 Hole-in-One prizes:

  • Kia Optima from Farrell Kia of Spartanburg
  • 5-day/4-night cruise for two to the Caribbean
  • Two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the Continental US
    (some restrictions apply)
  • Premium electronics package: your choice of iPod Touch 8GB,
    Play Station 3, 32" inch Flat Panel TV.

                            Other prizes may include:

  • Prizes for best score, longest drive, and closest to the pin
  • Door prizes (one free ticket per person; additional tickets $1 each or 5 for $3)
  • 50/50 raffle ($1 each or 10 for $5)

Contact:           Sandra Martin

                       P.O. Box 1452, Spartanburg, SC 29304


Online:             Download a registration form (PDF) at


Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in Spartanburg, SC, the college operates a Chiropractic Health Center open to the public where students intern under the supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic. For more information, visit or call 800-849-8771.


For more information, please contact:

Sandra Martin
World Congress of Chiropractic Students
Sherman College of Chiropractic


College Town Service Initiative brings students together

Seven institutions, City present 9th annual CSI on Saturday, April 14


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Hundreds of students from Spartanburg’s seven colleges and universities will come together to make Spartanburg a better place on Saturday, April 14, as they participate in the ninth annual “CSI: College Town Service Initiative,” providing services to about a dozen service agencies around the community.

“The goal of CSI is for students to work with community organizations and students from other colleges with whom they may not normally have contact, and that they will come away more invested in the Spartanburg community,” Rogers Brandt, College Town coordinator says. “What begins with a few Saturday hours of hard work for agencies that need the help often becomes a lifelong commitment to serving the community.”

This year, students will be doing work for these agencies:

  • Christmas In Action – Making lunches for volunteers and helping at specific home sites for the agency
  • The Shepherd’s Door – Gathering food donations at The Fresh Market and Sam’s Club
  • Clifton Cemetery (located on Cherry Hill Road/State Road 817 off East Main Street past Zion Hill Road) – Maintenance and litter pick up
  • Camp Mary Elizabeth – Landscaping and maintenance
  • Hollywild Animal Park
  • Children’s ReStore Center
  • Spartanburg Humane Society — Making dog toys and caring for animals
  • Palmetto Hearts 5k Run (Duncan Park)
  • SPACE (Spartanburg Area Conservancy)
  • Northwest Recreation Center (710 Saxon Ave.) — Painting

The day for students participating in CSI will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Andrews Field House at Wofford College, with a light breakfast. Students who registered by April 5 will receive their T-shirts; others will receive shirts on a first-come basis. 

Chris Steed, CEO and president of the United Way of the Piedmont, will give the opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m. Then, students will go out in groups to work on their projects from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They will return to the Andrews Field House at Wofford for reflection on their work and impact, followed by lunch in the Burwell Dining Hall.

CSI is a project of the College Town consortium, a collaboration of the City of Spartanburg and the institutions of higher education in Spartanburg County – Converse College, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College, the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Wofford College.


College Town: Rogers Brandt,, 864-497-0451
City of Spartanburg: Will Rothschild,, 864-596-2020

Converse College: Jason Loscuito,, 864-596-9078
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine: Lindsey Ridgeway,, 854-327-9804
Spartanburg Community College: Leslie Cagle,, 864-592-4792
Sherman College of Chiropractic: LaShanda Harris,, 864-578-8770, ext. 224
Spartanburg Methodist College: Kim Day,, 864-587-4006
USC Upstate: Kara Ferguson,, 864-503-5122
Wofford College: Jessalyn Wynn Story,, 864-597-4403


 Laura H. Corbin

Director of News Services
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC  29303
Office: 864-597-4180
Cell: 864-809-8963
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