Award Recipients 2018

Kevorkian and Giuliano, D.C.s, Presented with Highest Service Award

Sherman College Names Chiropractor of the Year, Regent of the Year and Other Award Recipients

Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 45th Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held each spring in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs; this year more than 700 were in attendance. The college is proud to announce the following 2018 award recipients:

  • Thom & Betty Gelardi Service Award Peter Kevorkian & Patti Giuliano, D.C.s
  • Chiropractor of the Year Darcy Andersen, D.C.
  • Regents of the Year Gordon Brown, D.C. & the late Helen Brown, D.C.H.
  • Chiropractic Advocate of the Year Vince Scarpino
  • Spirit of Sherman College Award Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., A.C.P., ’96
  • Spirit of Sherman College Award Christine Theodossis, D.C., DCCJP, ’10
  • Service to Sherman College Award Todd Picou, M.B.A.
  • Service to the Profession Award Leslie Wise, D.C.
  • Distinguished Service Award George Auger, D.C., ’93
  • ROAR Advisor of the Year Tim Hartman, D.C., ’17
  • Rising Star Award Jessica Bradburn, D.C., ’15

Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Drs. Peter Kevorkian & Patti Giuliano

Award Recipients 2018

Westwood, MA, chiropractors Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano, D.C.s, have been presented with the Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award is presented at the discretion of the president and therefore not awarded every year. This award was created to honor the Gelardis (Sherman College’s founders) and also the recipients who are deemed to have the same qualities as the Gelardis. It is given to individuals to recognize their unselfish dedication, visionary leadership, and pioneering spirit. For more information visit our blog at

Chiropractor of the Year:  Dr. Darcy Andersen

Award Recipients 2018

York, PA, chiropractor Darcy Andersen, D.C., has been named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Chiropractor of the Year Award is an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the principled chiropractic profession. A chiropractor for more than 30 years, Dr. Anderson has a passion for the profession that has changed the lives of an entire community. For more information visit our blog at

Regents of the Year:  Dr. Gordon Brown & the late Helen Brown

Award Recipients 2018

Boiling Springs, SC, retired chiropractor Gordon Brown, D.C., and the late Helen McPike Brown, D.C.H., have been named Regents of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award is presented in recognition of the couple’s outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the college’s Board of Regents, a group dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through financial donations and leadership. Regents give visibility and stature to Sherman College through speaking engagements, legislative roles, student referrals, and financial support. For more information visit our blog at


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 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