Japanese Supporters Provide Knee Chest Table for Sherman Health Center

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Dean of Clinics  Adam Morrell, D.C., President Edwin Cordero, D.C., Hirofumi Isobe and VP for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin, D.C., with the black walnut knee chest adjusting table donated by Japanese chiropractors and supporters.

A group of Japanese chiropractors and supporters has donated a beautiful black walnut knee chest adjusting table to the Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center. Given by Dr. Keisuke Fujibuchi, Keizaburo Shimada D.C., Ray & Company President Mr. Saburo Mikata, Ray & Company’s Mr. Takayoshi Abe and future Sherman College student Hirofumi Isobe, the table features a plaque honoring the college’s namesake, Dr. Lyle Sherman, and was presented by Isobe on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

“We look forward to the many life-changing adjustments this beautiful table will provide our patients and students at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. The table will be placed in the Student Health Center where it will provide much-needed support for the interns in correcting vertebral subluxations daily.

The college’s on-campus Health Center, where senior students intern under the close supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides quality and affordable chiropractic care to the local community through nearly 20,000 patient visits per year.

The facility is a teaching clinic for chiropractic students who are in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc .

Caption: Dean of Clinics  Adam Morrell, D.C., President Edwin Cordero, D.C., Hirofumi Isobe and VP for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin, D.C., with the black walnut knee chest adjusting table donated by Japanese chiropractors and supporters.

Uniquely British sights

I always loved the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Phil and I were walking to the pub when we came across this sweetshop that made me stop dead in my tracks. I felt like I was in the movie – now I just need a Wonka bar and a golden ticket!

Walking around the city it is easy to forget which way to look before crossing the street. It has been so ingrained in us to look right for cars, but since they drive on the opposite side one should look left. Thankfully there are reminders on the street.

In the subway you are reminded to watch out for space between the tube and the platform with the note Mind The Gap!

Afternoon tea of scones and clotted cream is a tasty tradition. I am not sure how clotted cream is made, but it tastes like a mix between butter and whip cream.

These are just a few sights that are uniquely British!

Melinda

Uniquely British sights

Uniquely British sights

Uniquely British sights

Uniquely British sights

Uniquely British sights

Melinda

Anniversary Trip

Today Phil and I are celebrating our 6th Anniversary. Yesterday we took a train from the Isle of Wight to London. After checking into our hotel we went for a walk to find a pub. We stepped outside the front door of the hotel and looked up. The first picture was the view. St. Paul's Cathedral!

That evening we took a dinner river boat cruise down the Thames. Our seats were next to a couple from Australia celebrating their honeymoon. They told us it took them 22 hours in the plane to get to London. It put my 8 hours in perspective.

Today included a spa treatment at Ajala Spa, (more about that in a later blog) and a visit to the site of our 1st date. On our 1st date I took Phil to see Les Miserables. He had been at work all day installing furniture and fell asleep! I was so engrossed in the play I did not even notice. Afterward the play all those years ago we had Chinese so tonight we went for dim sum.

Tomorrow includes a visit to Churchill war rooms then back to 2 little girls and their grandparents that I am sure are exhausted.

Anniversary Trip

Anniversary Trip

Anniversary Trip

Anniversary Trip

Melinda

Christmas Day in review

Christmas Eve started with cuddles from Granddad Jez and Great Granddad Eric. The girls were so excited for Santa (Father Christmas) to come they fell asleep early. The only problem was that they really just took their American afternoon nap. Abigail woke up at 2:00 in the morning!

The girls enjoyed opening their presents from Santa before church. Then they both fell asleep during the service!

The Queen's speech was short just focusing on the newest addition to the royal family.

Family present time was hectic with 5 grandchildren trying to pass out all the presents. There were a couple that did not have names so we decided they were for the whole family. Thankfully it was wine and cookies!!

Christmas dinner was a 5 course ordeal. Antipasti 1st course. Main meal of turkey with 2 types of stuffing came 2nd. Dessert of Christmas pudding 3rd. 4th course is cheese and port wine. And last mince pie and coffee.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well.

Melinda

Christmas Day in review

Christmas Day in review

Christmas Day in review

Christmas Day in review

Christmas Day in review

Melinda

Christingle

Christmas in England comes with a few new traditions and a few new words. Today we went to a Christingle service. I had never heard of a Christingle. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon represents Gods love. The 4 sticks with treats represent the 4 seasons and the fruits on the spirit. The candle represents the light of the world.

The service involves some scripture readings, a talk, offering for the needy children, and singing. I don't know why but the singing in a British accent just sounds prettier! The candle is lit at the end of the service, but as you can tell from the pics Abigail and Roslyn's oranges did not make it through the service!

Midnight service tonight which starts at 11:00. And tomorrow we get the listen to the Queen's speech before opening presents!

Merry Christmas
Melinda

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Melinda

Christingle

Christmas in England comes with a few new traditions and a few new words. Today we went to a Christingle service. I had never heard of a Christingle. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon represents Gods love. The 4 sticks with treats represent the 4 seasons and the fruits on the spirit. The candle represents the light of the world.

The service involves some scripture readings, a talk, offering for the needy children, and singing. I don't know why but the singing in a British accent just sounds prettier! The candle is lit at the end of the service, but as you can tell from the pics Abigail and Roslyn's oranges did not make it through the service!

Midnight service tonight which starts at 11:00. And tomorrow we get the listen to the Queen's speech before opening presents!

Merry Christmas
Melinda

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Christingle

Melinda

Twenty-Seven Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

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Twenty-seven students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2013 and March 2014 graduates.

Guthrie Michael Schroeder of Maine and Chelsea Jeanne Sineath of South Carolina, recipients of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award for the December and March classes, respectively, each presented a farewell address to their classmates. The Garfunkel Award is the highest award given at graduation. Students receiving this honor must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above, and in addition, best exemplify those qualities Sherman College would like to inculcate in all of its graduates: love of the profession, an understanding of the philosophy, willingness to share, and service to the college and community.

Both Schroeder and Sineath graduated summa cum laude and received the Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Award is given to the individual in each graduating class who maintains the highest grade point average throughout his or her studies at Sherman College.

Casey Ann Bogart of Michigan received the Service Distinction Award for the December graduating class, and Sineath received it for the March class. The Service Distinction Award is not given at every graduation; rather it is given to students who stand out for their significant and distinguished service contributions to Sherman College and the local community throughout their course of study.

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. This award is given to an intern in each class who has diligently worked to develop skills in the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic, maintained an “A” average in the clinical program and exhibited superior overall clinical performance and professionalism.

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. This honor is given to outstanding students who exemplify the profound philosophical understanding necessary to translate the universal principles of life into the workable philosophy, science and art which is chiropractic.

The commencement address was given by Ronald R. Castellucci, D.C., associate professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College. Castellucci is a 1988 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. After 10 years of successful practice in Lexington, MA, Castellucci moved south to join the Sherman College faculty in 1998. He also maintains a wellness-oriented family practice in Hendersonville, NC, and is a member of Sherman College’s prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers. Castellucci was named Faculty Member of the Year for 2013, 2004 and 2000. He teaches full spine techniques, spinal palpation and patient education. Castellucci teaches pediatric adjusting techniques worldwide for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

William M. Decken, D.C., L.C.P., associate professor of clinical sciences and chair of the Philosophy Department at Sherman College, delivered the charge to the graduates. Decken is a 1986 cum laude graduate of Sherman College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College (1979) and a Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers distinction from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Decken joined the Sherman College faculty in 1987; he teaches courses in philosophy, subluxation theory, and communication. Since 2008 he has served as chairman of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, and he developed and coordinates Sherman College’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers program. He often speaks on philosophy at chiropractic seminars. Decken practices at Family Straight Chiropractic, which he established and has owned for 27 years.

The doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College requires students to complete more than 4,800 hours (14 quarters) of classroom and laboratory study and also includes an internship in the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. To enter the D.C. program, students must have at least 90 semester hours of college-level courses, including courses in the sciences. 

Dollywood Lights

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is to go to Dollywood during the Christmas season.  We always have our picture made into an ornament for our tree; a tradition we started when Abigail was born. If you like Christmas lights Dollywood is a dream. I am always amazed at the number of lights and how fast they are put up. 4 million lights in 6 days. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I highly recommend going, just remember to bundle up!

Melinda

 

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Finals Week

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures from the cafe. In 5th quarter we have just finished our 5th of 9 exams this week. We are enjoying a few laughs reminiscing over the quarter and trying to lighting the stress of the week. I am so grateful for my Sherman family!

Melinda

 

 

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Finals Week

China’s Southeast University, Sherman College Sign Agreement

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The Medical School of Southeast University (MSSEU) in China and Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, recently signed a cooperation agreement establishing an academic exchange program that allows select faculty members of each institution to visit one another, guest lecture and participate in collaborative research.

Sherman College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Irwin, along with MSSEU Vice Dean for Research Dr. Jianqiong Zhang and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Students Dr. Lixin Wang, signed the agreement Wednesday morning, December 11, on the Sherman College campus.

SEU-Sherman_AgreementSigning“This is a wonderful way for faculty from both institutions to work together and learn from each other,” Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero said of the agreement. “I’m confident this agreement will complement our strengths in the study of the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic. We look forward to the collaborative work ahead, as well as sharing chiropractic with our colleagues across the globe.”

Dr. Fengshu Zhao, a visiting scholar from MSSEU, was also in attendance at the agreement signing. Dr. Zhao is completing a three-month stay at Sherman College through the faculty exchange program. She has been working with Sherman’s Director of Research Dr. Pengju Luo, faculty member Carolyn Best, and the rest of the basic science faculty in the areas of microbiology and parasitology, as well as lecturing and working with students.

MSSEU delegates will hold talks with Sherman’s faculty, staff, administrators, and student representatives to discuss cooperation opportunities of many common interests, potential student exchanges and more.

Sherman College continually works to establish academic agreements and pre-chiropractic programs with institutions across the nation and around the world to promote its doctor of chiropractic program and enrich faculty scholarship opportunities.

Southeast University is a public research university located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. It is one of the oldest universities in China and has been ranked among the top 20 research universities in that country and among the top 500 in the world. International cooperative programs play an important role in the development of the university. The institution has signed agreements for friendly cooperation with more than 100 universities, research institutes or corporations in countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden and the U.S.

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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 Southeast University
Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China; its origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. Now, Southeast University has become a comprehensive university boasting more than 34 schools or departments with 64 undergraduate disciplines. It also has 20 post-doctoral stations and offers 95 Ph.D. programs and 208 master programs; it holds a national lead in architecture, civil engineering, electronics, information technology, energy, power engineering, and transportation technology. Full-time students number more than 27,000, of whom about 10,000 are postgraduates.