AmeriCorps Award

AmeriCorps Award

Sherman College Joins Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program-

First Student Recipient to Enroll in January 2018

Sherman Pride

In recognition of the dedication and commitment to community service of AmeriCorps alumni, Sherman College of Chiropractic now offers a one-time matching scholarship of up to $4,000 for AmeriCorps Education Award recipients who are admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic program. In addition, Sherman College will waive the application fee for any AmeriCorps Education Award recipient.

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 young adults in service each year. AmeriCorps members meet pressing community needs and mobilize millions of volunteers while gaining valuable professional, educational and life skills. These individuals are leaders with the determination and skills to succeed.

The first recipient of a Segal AmeriCorps Education Matching Award at Sherman College, James Hopkins, is set to enroll in January 2018. Hopkins served as a health educator at the Florida Department of Health-Duval with the National Health Corps in Florida.

AmeriCorps Award

Sherman College Director of Financial Aid Kendra Strange said when she saw Hopkins’ request for a matching award and read his biography, she knew he would be an ideal fit for the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the college.

“After reading a little about his service with AmeriCorps, I knew that James would be exactly the type of student that Sherman College wants: enthusiastic, compassionate, committed and driven,” she said. “With Sherman’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center and our dedication to providing chiropractic care to our community, I could think of no better place for AmeriCorps alumni, with hearts for community service, than Sherman College.”

Noticing that only one other South Carolina institution and no other chiropractic colleges participated in the matching program, Strange began the process of getting Sherman College registered. Meanwhile, Hopkins attended the college’s October Showcase Sherman Weekend, the college’s VIP event for prospective students, and Strange had an opportunity to meet the aspiring chiropractor in person.

“My thoughts were confirmed that James made the right choice in enrolling at Sherman College,” she said of their first meeting. “Sherman College also made the right choice in investing in James and his fellow AmeriCorps alumni who may attend our institution in the years to come.”

Award WinnerHopkins says he looks forward to enrolling in January. “It’s an honor to become a part of the Sherman family,” he shared. “I don’t believe the love at Sherman can be duplicated at any other school of chiropractic. All of the experience I have received while serving in the NHC AmeriCorps program this past year has more than supplemented what I’ll get in return from chiropractic!”

AmeriCorps alumni and other prospective students seeking information about Sherman College’s Segal AmeriCorps Education Matching Award should contact Strange at 800-849-8771, ext. 245, or email kstrange@sherman.edu.

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About Sherman College

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.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kendra Strange
Director of Financial Aid
Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 245
Email: kstrange@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Sherman College of Chiropractic Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement;
Donations Will Support ‘Dreams Coming True’ Capital Campaign

giving tuesday

President Edwin Cordero, D.C., has announced that Sherman College of Chiropractic will join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Sherman College is participating to bring greater attention to the chiropractic profession and its campus expansion and ongoing capital campaign.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

You can join in Sherman College’s #GivingTuesday campaign at http://bit.ly/2j3p10n.

“We look forward to seeing the Sherman College community come together to be a part of this global day of giving and, as a result, bring about real change for Sherman College and the chiropractic profession,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.

Last year on #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”

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About Sherman College

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 #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. To learn more, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

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

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

Sherman College Breaks Ground on

Drs. Thom & Betty Gelardi Student Center

Breaking Ground trioSherman College of Chiropractic broke ground on a 22,000-square foot Student Center November 13 on its 80-acre campus in north Spartanburg, SC, celebrating the next steps of its campus master plan and ongoing capital campaign.

The Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi Student Center is named in honor of the college’s founder and his wife, who live nearby in Gaffney. Thom Gelardi, D.C., founded Sherman College in 1973; his wife, Betty Gelardi, D.C., was a member of the college’s first graduating class. The Student Center will be the newest physical addition to the Sherman College campus since 2000.

Breaking Ground“We are thankful for this opportunity to recognize our founders’ vision by naming, in their honor, a facility that ensures that their legacy for the chiropractic profession is carried on,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., during the groundbreaking ceremony. Dr. Cordero spoke from behind the same podium once used by Dr. Gelardi, as well as the college’s namesake, Dr. Lyle Sherman, and other well-known historical figures in the chiropractic profession.

“Transformational change is happening at Sherman College of Chiropractic,” Dr. Cordero continued. “These changes are attracting more students, better serving the students already enrolled, and increasing the campus’ capacity to accommodate the growth of the chiropractic profession. We are poised to make Sherman College the undisputed leader in chiropractic education.”

Breaking Ground CoupleThe Gelardi Student Center will serve as the new campus gateway and arrival point for Sherman College of Chiropractic. The facility will underscore the institution’s focus on student success, including a new library, bookstore, campus café, large meeting space, student study spaces, lounge areas and more. The cost of the Student Center, including site work and parking, is estimated at $8.9 million.

The broader campus master plan also calls for a complete renovation of the Scallon Building, which serves as the college’s main classroom building, (currently underway); renovation of Olsen Building, which houses executive offices (completed in May); updates to the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, which serves 35,000 patient visits each year (to begin in 2018); and an enhanced campus plaza and campus drive that will welcome visitors, open up green spaces, and showcase the college’s 80-acre campus.

Breaking Ground Group PhotoThe college has doubled its enrollment since 2013 under Dr. Cordero’s leadership, and he anticipates continued growth at the institution, 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 care.

Dr. Cordero said the college’s expansion plan is designed to meet the demand for skilled, passionate and successful doctors of chiropractic as the profession continues to grow, with increasing numbers of consumers seeking less invasive and more proactive approaches for healthcare. 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.

Breaking Ground Group DigSherman College announced its strategic plans for the college last November, including the engagement of planning and program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to guide the institution’s master planning process and serve as owner representative. The college has since formed additional partnerships with construction firm Harper Corporation and architects at Lord Aeck Sargent.

The Gelardi Student Center and remaining campus updates are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

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About Sherman College

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.

 

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

Electives at Sherman College

Electives at Sherman College

Taking the Scenic Route

Charles Thomas Tucker III, LMT, DC2B
Sherman College Student

intern blog post writer

When embarking on a new journey, would you rather take the road often traveled – the familiar, the norm – or would you rather take the exciting, more rewarding, scenic route? 

At Sherman College of Chiropractic, you get that very opportunity, to not just take the basics, or simply what’s required, but to enhance your experience as a student. The administrative staff and professors here at Sherman believe that students should be provided the best education possible to fulfill their passion and become the best doctors of chiropractic. 

To accomplish this, along with an extensive curriculum, the college offers electives so students can learn more about the philosophy, build their knowledge on the science behind it all, and perfect and enhance the art of chiropractic.

The professional degree program at Sherman College is very demanding, with set course sequence over 14 quarters or three and one-half calendar years. Within those 14 quarters, students are given the opportunity to take electives to supplement the already extraordinary curriculum provided by Sherman College. This wide range of electives includes different chiropractic techniques and methods of analysis to proficiently locate, analyze and correct vertebral subluxations. 

Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph J. Donofrio D.C., ’94, A.C.P., believes that offering courses in different technique and analysis helps build on an already solid foundation, helping students become well-rounded and giving them a wider exposure for clinical decisions. “We want to be known as good adjusters and to be more specific (as chiropractors),” he explained.

“Here at Sherman,” Dr. Donofrio said, “we dig deep into the core techniques and introduce others, so students can consider alternative approaches and ideas. This sharpens their thinking skills.

When asked about adding more techniques or analysis systems, Dr. Donofrio said,“We add classes all the time. In that process, we follow our college’s mission, check to see if there is enough interest among students, and then search to find experts to build and teach the class. Generally, the college needs to be sure it can enroll at least 10 students to keep an elective course viable.

Some of the techniques and analysis systems offered at Sherman College are Gonstead, Blair Analysis, X-ray Positioning and Adjusting, Advanced Knee Chest Technique, Network Spinal AnalysisPediatric Adjusting Technique, Thompson Technique, Pierce Results System, Instrument Adjusting, Torque Release Technique and others.

infant analysis

Popularity waxes and wanes from quarter to quarter, but the most popular elective offered is Pediatric Adjustment TechniqueDonofrio said, followed by Pierce Results System, Network Spinal Analysis, and Torque Release Technique.

Sherman Professor Ron CastellucciD.C.A.C.P., teaches classes like Palpation I and II, and is the instructor of Pediatric Adjusting Technique, along with Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C. Both are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and teach programs for that organization as well.

Dr. Castellucci believes that offering electives like Pediatric Adjusting Technique help Sherman stand out as a college. “Lack of classes like these,” he said, “results in lack of skills necessary within the profession.”

When asked about his Pediatric Adjusting Technique class, Dr. Castellucci noted that class is always full, every quarter. The elective is now offered every quarter instead of every other quarter as it had been in previous years. And In 2016, the college approved integrating much of this popular elective into the core curriculum. “The popularity (of the course) stems from everyone wanting to know how to adjust children and prenatal moms and babies,” he said.

Dr. Castellucci also mentioned that “the class offers Webster Technique, posture analysis of infants and leg checks, all of which are an adaptation of what we already do, but just done with an infant’s spine.

Electives can be taken once students complete courses that are offered in earlier quarters and other prerequisite(s), if any, are completed. Students typically add electives right before entering clinic and while in the clinic. Students are required to complete 55 hours of these classes before graduating.

With classes like Pediatric Adjusting full every quarter, students are obviously eager to add to their skills and knowledge of the profession with other techniques classes and analysis systems. It is clear these classes, along with the regular curriculum, are crucial to the success of students becoming the best chiropractors and fulfilling the college’s vision of “Adjusting the World for a Better Future.

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Receive Complimentary Visits

November 8 or 9 at Sherman’s Chiropractic Health Center

Veterans day 2017On November 8 and 9, in celebration of Veterans Day, the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center will offer complimentary visits to veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard. Health Center patients may choose either day to take advantage of this offer since the college is closed on Veteran’s Day. You can schedule your appointment directly with your intern or by calling 864-578-8777.

“We see this event as an opportunity to serve and honor those who have given so much to our country,” says Sherman College President and Navy veteran Edwin Cordero, D.C., “I think it’s especially fitting for us at Sherman College, since service to others is a major component of our mission.”

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 approximately 30,000 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.

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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.

For more information, please contact:

Sherman College of Chiropractic
Kristy Shepherd

Phone: 864-578-8777
Email: kshepherd@sherman.edu
Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/192970697820199/

Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest October 27 at Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center

What:              Join us as we celebrate Halloween at the Sherman College Health Center

Trick-or-treating, family fun, food truck, candy, and games!

 

Who:                Everyone is welcome – bring the whole family!

 

When:             Friday, October 27, from 5:30-7 p.m.

 

Why:                Good food, good fun, and good company

 

Where:           Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center

2020 Springfield Road, Spartanburg, SC 29316

 

Contact:         Kristy Shepherd or Joy Turner

kshepherd@sherman.edu

jturner@sherman.edu

864-578-8777

 

Facebook:            Go to facebook.com/events/122505408369736

 

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