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Sherman College Engages Brailsford & Dunlavey to Guide Campus-Wide Planning

Sherman College Engages Brailsford & Dunlavey to Guide Campus-Wide Planning

Sherman College of Chiropractic has announced the engagement of planning and program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey  (B&D) – with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York and beyond – to guide the institution’s Campus Master Plan process, and to serve as Owner Representative.

The college has doubled its enrollment under the leadership of President Edwin Cordero, D.C., and anticipates continued growth, potentially doubling student enrollment again over the next decade. As one of just 18 chiropractic colleges in the nation and the only one in the Carolinas, Sherman College’s doctor of chiropractic program is unique in its approach to health care and known globally for producing doctors who are highly skilled in their delivery of chiropractic care.

Seeing the potential for further growth and impact, the Sherman College Board of Trustees authorized senior administration to develop strategic plans for the college, including a Master Plan for the college’s 88-acre campus situated between Upper Valley Falls and Springfield Roads in the Boiling Springs area. This process will include selection, managed by B&D, of architectural and construction management partners.

“Careers in chiropractic are in high demand as consumers turn to more natural and preventative approaches for their healthcare, and Sherman College is committed to help meet that demand,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.. “Given the significant enrollment growth we have seen over the past five years, and given the anticipated growth in the chiropractic profession nationally in the coming years, we expect that interest from prospective Sherman College students will continue to grow in the future.”

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, chiropractic employment opportunities will increase “much faster than the average for all occupations,” with an expected bump of 17 percent this decade alone. These facts, coupled with Sherman’s elevated focus on enhancing the quality of the overall campus experience for its students, sparked interest in improving and expanding its physical environment.

The Master Plan process includes broad involvement from the campus community through focus groups, surveys and numerous working sessions. As development advisor for the Master Plan’s implementation, Brailsford & Dunlavey will manage all of the owner-related responsibilities associated with the capital projects, including budget oversight and management of project team members.

“We are excited to continue our meaningful working relationship with Sherman College through the implementation of a Campus Master Plan,” said Rebecca Geraghty, a senior project manager at B&D and the team lead at Sherman College. “The college’s strong leadership and ambition for improvement makes them an extremely enjoyable partner to work with. We look forward to helping Sherman realize its new vision for the campus and supporting its institutional purpose.”

With 23 years of experience as an advisor to higher education clients, B&D is regarded as an industry leader in the planning and implementation of facilities including student housing, student unions, athletics, foodservice, and campus recreation. Sherman will be supported by professionals out of B&D’s Charlotte and Atlanta offices, who also serve a number of other clients in the Upstate including Converse College, Limestone College, Presbyterian College, and the University of South Carolina.

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ABOUT SHERMAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

ABOUT BRAILSFORD & DUNLAVEY

Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management firm with comprehensive in-house planning capabilities. B&D’s purpose is to inspire and empower organizations to maximize the value of investments that advance communities. For more information, please visit www.programmanagers.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes

Director of Public Relations

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242

Email: krhodes@sherman.edu

Web: www.sherman.edu

Sherman College Earns 2017 Military Friendly® Schools Designation

Sherman College Earns 2017 Military Friendly® Schools Designation

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Sherman College Earns 2017 Military Friendly® Schools Designation

Sherman College of Chiropractic has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools designation by Victory Media. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. This is Sherman College’s fourth consecutive year receiving the Military Friendly® designation.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero said the Military Friendly® Schools designation has special meaning to him. “Sherman College has a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our military service members who give so much to our country,” Dr. Cordero said. “We are eager to reach more military members and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others. I think it is especially fitting, since Sherman College of Chiropractic holds service to others as a major component of its mission.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans,” says Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

Sherman College of Chiropractic will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com. For more information about Sherman College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.sherman.edu/militaryfriendly.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY.

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About Sherman College of Chiropractic

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

 About Victory Media Inc.

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunitiesthrough its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands.Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.

 For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes

Director of Public Relations

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242

E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu

Web: www.sherman.edu

Meet Student Ambassador Letitia Clay

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Sherman College Student Ambassadors lead tours, give health talks, help organize and lead campus visit events such as Showcase Sherman and represent the college in the local community and beyond.

Name: Letitia Clay

Hometown: Newport News, VA

Education: B.S. in Biological Science from Virginia Tech

Activities/Hobbies: Gym/running, tap dancing, theater arts, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Why Chiropractic: I choose chiropractic because I believe chiropractic is what our society needs. When it comes to healthcare, people are ignorant to the fact that our bodies were created to heal. Too many individuals are dependent upon medications and vaccines to do the job that our bodies were designed to do. Through chiropractic, I am able to communicate a message of hope to people and help them to live life at their best. Once I learned what chiropractic really is, it just made sense and lined up with the kind of doctor I want to be.

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman is one of the few schools that remains true to the philosophy of chiropractic. The philosophy-based curriculum is one of the qualities of Sherman I appreciate the most because I believe it is the foundation that sets students apart in the world to be the best chiropractors in the field. Chiropractic is a full package of science, art and philosophy, and every part must be utilized. I know that once I graduate I will have the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge to make a difference in the realm of chiropractic care. Also, Sherman has some of the most genuine and supportive faculty I could ever ask for in a college.

Favorite thing about Upstate South Carolina: The Upstate region has basically everything you need. Everything is within a few minutes’ drive, and that makes it very convenient for students.