Graduation Success

Graduation Success

Sherman College

Preparing Graduates for Success in Practice

Sherman is the only chiropractic college focused on teaching students the business acumen for success in practice with the G10, Graduation Plus 10, program. Sherman College asserts that chiropractic college graduates deserve to excel by successfully practicing chiropractic and generating revenues through healthy, vibrant and prosperous practices centered on the chiropractic adjustment.

Sherman College has introduced into its curriculum a proven Practice Success Program that equips Sherman College graduates with the necessary business tools for career success. This is a powerful partnership with TLC4Superteams and Drs. Dean and Jen DePice that promises to help Sherman students develop the skills they require for success as a practitioner and business owner. Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, A.C.P., directs the program on campus.

“Too often, brand new doctors of chiropractic move into the workplace with great skills and no idea of how to run a business,” explains Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “Their goal may be to help people achieve optimal health, but they can’t do that effectively without the business acumen to start up and run a successful practice.”

G10 helps Sherman College students explore the practical aspects of establishing and growing their practices, along with providing a game plan for eliminating student loan debt within the first 10 years after graduation. It is an innovative program that starts in the first quarter to give students intensive training on how to be a chiropractic entrepreneur.

The program covers everything from managing start-up costs to defining the value proposition of a business. It puts sound business practices alongside expert clinical instruction so Sherman graduates can build enduring and distinguished practices, as well as thrive financially so they can serve fully.

“I’m excited for the students and for the college,” Cordero says.” We want to give our students the best experience possible. We want them to be purposeful, make different choices. It’s clear that other colleges that want to be competitive will have to follow suit.”

Graduation June 2017

Graduation June 2017

Thirty-Two Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Sherman College

Graduation June 2017

Thirty-two students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The commencement was a shared ceremony for June and September 2017 graduates.

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Kara Louise Gingras of New Hampshire, the recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, presented the farewell address to her 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.

Gingras also 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.

The Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Gingras and also to Stephanie Marie Gates of New Jersey 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.

Joseph Frank Messina of Connecticut and Breanna Rose Riggs Smith of Pennsylvania received the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award. 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 Sherman College Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C. Cohen is a 1986 graduate of Life Chiropractic who practiced for 28 years in Florida, where his goal was to empower and inspire parents to raise healthy, non-medicated families. In 2014, Dr. Cohen sold his practice to support Sherman College’s mission and vision as executive vice president. He is a sought-after platform speaker, sharing the chiropractic philosophy across the United States and around the world. His daughter, Sarah Rachel Cohen, graduated in the ceremony.

Douglas Gates, D.C., delivered the charge to the graduates. A 1974 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and a 1971 graduate of the State University of New York, Gates practices in Hillsdale, New Jersey. Dr. Gates held several crucial roles at Sherman College during the years following its founding, including faculty member, Technique Department chair, dean of continuing education, dean of the college and academic dean. He was also a faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic. Dr. Gates has published two textbooks: Correlative Spinal Anatomy in 1977 and Spinal Palpation in 1981. His daughter, Stephanie Marie Gates, graduated in the ceremony.

The doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College requires students to complete more than 4,900 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.

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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:

Karen Rhodes

Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
Email: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

Fifty-Three Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

Fifty-Three Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

Graduation

53 Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Fifty-three students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2016 and March 2017 graduates.

Tan Lay Lay Tracy of Singapore, recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award for the December class, and Brianna Lynn Boliver of New York, recipient for the March class, presented farewell addresses 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.

Tan and Boliver also both received the Academic Achievement Award for their respective classes. 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.

Timothy John Hartman of North Carolina (March class) and David Yamil Vazquez of Puerto Rico (March class) were presented with the Service Distinction Award. This distinction 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 Yamira Valentin-Fuentes of Puerto Rico (December class) and Timothy John Hartman (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.

David Yamil Vazquez (March class) also received the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award. 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 Sherman College Assistant Case Doctor Tate Gentile, D.C. Gentile is a 2007 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic, where he had an opportunity to pioneer a clinic in the Costa Rican Olympic Committee during his time there. Gentile bought a practice in Fort Collins, CO, which he transitioned into a thriving family wellness cash practice. He loves working with children and pregnant moms, but most importantly full families. He his wife, Katie, recently moved to Spartanburg, SC, so she could attend Sherman College of Chiropractic. He is on the faculty at Sherman College and currently teaching classes in Patient Education, Pattern Analysis, and Neurofunctional Assessments.

Sherman College Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., delivered the charge to the graduates. A chiropractor and attorney, Kent is also the CEO of On Purpose, LLC, and president of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation; he has served the profession as a practitioner, educator, author, lecturer and researcher. Kent graduated from Palmer College in Davenport, IA, in 1973 and has served on the faculty at Palmer and at Palmer-West. He is known within the chiropractic profession for his dedication to defining the science, art, ethics and philosophy of chiropractic for students and doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of books, textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed and popular journals, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health and the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.

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.

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