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Lending Library

Lending Library

Little Free Library® Established at Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center

Lending LibrarySherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center is home to the newest Little Free Library® in the Spartanburg area. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

“The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is proud to have a Little Free Library® for our community to enjoy,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “Our hope is that this library will foster an environment of learning and sharing among our patients, students, faculty, and staff.”Lending Library

Little Free Library® helps people around the world start and maintain free “take a book, return a book” book exchanges. The organization has more than 50,000 libraries in all 50 states and 70+ countries with millions of books exchanged annually. Many Little Free Libraries are placed in front yards, parks, gardens, coffee shops, community centers and other easily accessible locations.

Lending LibraryThe Spartanburg area has about a dozen Little Free Libraries, but Sherman College’s is the only location in Boiling Springs. To be called a Little Free Library®, a free book exchange must be registered with an official charter sign and charter number. Sherman College’s charter number is 51635.

The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is located on campus at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs and serves as a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Because the clinic is open to the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through 35,000 patient visits per year.

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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.

Content used with permission of Little Free Library, LTD.

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

Tobacco-Free Campus

Tobacco-Free Campus

Sherman College Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Sherman is a tobacco-free campusRecognizing the health hazards caused by tobacco use and exposure, Sherman College of Chiropractic has updated its policies and is now a tobacco-free environment. The Carolinas’ only chiropractic college, located in Spartanburg, updated its student and employee handbooks this April, banning the use of any tobacco product, including smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

Sherman College of Chiropractic President Edwin Cordero, D.C., said the change in policy aligns well with the college’s mission. “As a graduate institution focused on health, Sherman College of Chiropractic has a responsibility to lead the way toward a healthier college community and a healthier Spartanburg,” Dr. Cordero said. “We found that our policies needed to be in line with our philosophy of health – that we needed to do even more to provide a healthy and safe working environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.”

According to data from the South Carolina Tobacco-free Collaborative, 51 percent of Spartanburg college students attend a tobacco-free institution, while 83.5 percent of the county’s K-12 students are enrolled in a school district that has a 100-percent tobacco-free model policy in place. In Spartanburg County, only 15.2 percent of residents are guaranteed protections from secondhand smoke in indoor workplaces.

“Recognizing that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the U.S., the Road to Better Health Coalition applauds Sherman College of Chiropractic’s efforts to create a tobacco free campus environment and to address client tobacco use,” said Renee Romberger, Vice-President of Community Health Policy and Strategy for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Road to Better Health Advisory Board member.

Sherman College’s efforts in becoming a tobacco-free campus have aligned well with The Road to Better Health’s initiatives. This organization represents more than 40 professional and non-profit groups working together to improve health outcomes in Spartanburg County. The RTBH coalition serves as a leading force in the Public Health Indicator Area of The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project, which aims to improve the quality of life for Spartanburg residents in seven Indicator Areas.

“Helping ensure that Sherman College students, employees, and patients are as healthy as possible is in keeping with the Road to Better Health’s goals to improve the health and well-being of Spartanburg County residents,” Romberger said of the college’s tobacco-free policy. “Under the leadership of Joe Pinilla of The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, the RTBH Tobacco Taskforce is thrilled to partner with Sherman College to support this important health and environmental strategy for their organization.”

Resources

The Forrester Center, a member of The Road to Better Health Coalition, offers resources for individuals who would like to quit smoking. For more information, please call 864-707-2805 or call the South Carolina Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

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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, M.B.A.
Director of Public Relations

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

 

Joe Pinilla, MPH, CHES
Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Engagement

The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health
Phone: 864-707-2804
Email: jpinilla@theforrestercenter.org
Web: http://www.theforrestercenter.org/

Highway to Education

Highway to Education

Autopista Americas Visits Sherman College

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highway to education

Twenty college career counselors and staff members with AutopistaAmericas were treated to the Sherman College experience during a half-day visit on June 5. They also visited CollegeTown neighbors Spartanburg Methodist College for the afternoon.

AutopistaAmericas is an academic consulting firm that holds career/college fairs around the world; Sherman participates each summer at a large event in Puerto Rico. In addition, they conduct “reverse” tours where Autopista brings together a group of counselors from the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and makes a tour of universities in the United States.

The Sherman College half-day experience included talks from President Edwin Cordero, D.C., our executive vice president, and our provost; presentations about health care professions and the doctor of chiropractic curriculum; a mini campus tour; a student panel discussion; and an overview of admission requirements. The half-day on campus concluded with lunch, and then the group moved on to SMC’s campus.

Autopista is Spanish for highway; the organization’s website says it “advance(s) this term to mean ‘The Highway to Education’ in connecting all of the Americas.” AutopistaAmericas has conducted tours for guidance counselors to more than 500 different colleges and universities for more than 20 years.

Student Ambassador Spotlight: Messina

Student Ambassador Spotlight: Messina

Student Ambassador Spotlight

Ambassador SpotlightJoe Messina

Home Town: Prospect, CT

Activities/Hobbies: My wife, Sam, is a recent Sherman graduate (December 2015). Outside of Sherman, we enjoy our full-time practice, Vital Chiropractic, in Lexington, SC. We also enjoy spending time camping at the lake with our two dogs.

Why Chiropractic: When I moved from Connecticut with my wife so she could attend Sherman, I really didn’t know what chiropractic was. Once she started the program, I learned more and more about the philosophy and why chiropractors do what they do, and I knew this is what was I called to do in order to help others be the best that they can be and to make a difference.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman other than the family environment is the philosophy, which we start learning our very first quarter. What we do as chiropractors is very important, but why we do what we do is even more important. It is our why that makes us stand out from all other fields.

Favorite thing about Upstate South Carolina: My favorite thing about the Upstate is that no matter what my wife, Sam, and I want to do, it’s not far away. We are close to Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte, and the mountains. There is no shortage of fun things to do within driving distance.

Learn more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassadors.

 

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Sherman College Names Rising Star:

Chelsea Rainey, D.C.

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Greenville, SC, chiropractor Chelsea Rainey, D.C., was recently named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. The Rising Star Award is given to recent Sherman College graduates who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in the community.

Dr. Rainey graduated summa cum laude from Sherman College in March 2014 and was the recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, the Academic Achievement Award, and the Service Distinction Award. In December 2014, she opened AlignLife of Downtown Greenville, where she serves hundreds of families in the community. She has received her Webster certification, and as a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), she has truly enjoyed working with the pediatric and maternity population.

Dr. Rainey is very active in her community, including memberships in the Greenville Chamber and the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville. Each year she hosts a toy drive to benefit children with developmental delays, and she also hosts an annual food drive to benefit a local food pantry. She is currently training to become a mentor for children in foster care and enjoys baking cookies and bringing smiles to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald house.

Dr. Rainey has sponsored local sports teams, 5Ks, and other races. She often presents health talks to local businesses, churches, schools, and groups to educate the masses about the healing power of chiropractic care. As a member of the college’s Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program, she has also participated in career fairs at local schools and loves talking to young adults about choosing chiropractic as a career. She often has Sherman College students shadow her at the office. An avid scholar and lifelong learner, she plans to complete the ICPA Certification program.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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
E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Sherman College Names Rising Star:

Wendy Parker, D.C.

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Matthews, NC, chiropractor Wendy Parker, D.C., was recently named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. The Rising Star Award is given to recent Sherman College graduates who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in the community.

Dr. Parker has been in practice for about a year and a half. After graduating from Sherman College in March 2015, Dr. Parker purchased an existing practice in Matthews, NC from a doctor who was relocating to Colorado. Along with business partner and colleague, Dr. Mike Spring, they opened their doors on October 1, 2015.

Since that time, they have been steadily growing the business, which previously supported one doctor, to now support both doctors. In the first 18 months of practice, they have incorporated Corrective Care processes and procedures including introducing technology such as the Subluxation Station and other programs. The office features cash, subscription-based, weekly and biweekly wellness care plans to make consistent care more accessible and convenient for patients.

Dr. Parker is affiliated with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Business Association and actively involved with the Siskey Branch YMCA in the town of Matthews. She is excited to continue serving her community through the gift of chiropractic.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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

E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu

Web: www.sherman.edu

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Sherman College Names Rising Star:

Sam Messina, D.C.

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Lexington, SC, chiropractor Sam Messina, D.C., was recently named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. The Rising Star Award is given to recent Sherman College graduates who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in the community.

Dr. Messina has been in practice for a little more than a year and is a December 2015 Sherman College graduate. Just three months after graduation from Sherman College, Dr. Sam and her husband, Sherman student Joe Messina, opened Vital Chiropractic in Lexington, SC.

Their office has been bustling since opening its doors in March 2016. The 2,500-square-foot office has plenty of room to serve the many families and children already creating a demand for Dr. Messina’s principled chiropractic care; Joe will join the office full-time in fall 2017 after he graduates.

Dr. Sam Messina and Joe have been interviewed live on their local Columbia News channel twice within the first year of being open. Dr. Messina says that the chiropractic philosophy taught at Sherman, combined with the couple’s commitment to excellence, will help drive the profession and their futures forward.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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
E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

ROAR Student Leader

ROAR Student Leader

Sherman College Names ROAR Student Leader of the Year:

Mike Williams

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Abingdon, VA, native and future doctor of chiropractic Mike Williams was recently named Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Student Leader of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, in appreciation of his contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession. Williams is an eighth-quarter student at Sherman College.

The ROAR Student Leader of the Year award is given to an exceptional member of Sherman College’s ROAR Student Leadership Program who has participated in a number of recruiting activities leading to the matriculation of students at Sherman College. ROAR asks its student leaders to reach beyond their comfort zone and help Sherman recruit future leaders for the profession, which Williams has certainly done.

In addition to being one of the college’s standout members of the ROAR Student Leadership Program, Williams also works as a Student Ambassador during the college’s VIP weekend for prospective students (called Showcase Sherman), where he is often depended upon for his strong leadership; he was named Star Student of the Quarter last summer. He is active in other organizations on the Sherman College campus as well, serving as president of the Students Veterans of America Club, president of Kappa Chi Service Club and treasurer of Network Spinal Analysis Club.

Williams has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Emory and Henry College, where he played football, ran track and served as a trainer for the basketball teams. After college, he worked as a high school science teacher for 15 years and coached various sports for 17 years, including football and track. He had the privilege of coaching five state champions.

As a ROAR student leader, Mike has shown a continued interest in recruiting students from the Tri-City area of Tennessee, which includes Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, and he has been an invaluable resource in Sherman’s recruiting efforts in that geographic area. During fall 2016, Mike represented Sherman College at three recruiting events. He organized a speaking engagement at East Tennessee State University that resulted in four applicants and two students enrolling at Sherman.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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
E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

ROAR Career Advisor of the Year

ROAR Career Advisor of the Year

Sherman College Names ROAR Career Advisor of the Year:

Kevin Lewis, D.C.

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Greenville, SC, chiropractor Kevin Lewis, D.C., was recently named Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, in appreciation of his contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession.

The ROAR Career Advisor of the Year award is given to an exceptional ROAR member who has gone above and beyond to recruit students to Sherman College. ROAR asks its doctors to reach beyond their comfort zone and help Sherman recruit future leaders for the profession, which Dr. Lewis has certainly done.

Dr. Lewis is 2010 Sherman College graduate whose passion is helping his patients to be happy, healthy and live the lives they want. After an on-the-job injury left him facing spine surgery and almost unable to perform his duties as a police officer, he sought a way to heal that without the use of drugs or invasive procedures – and he discovered chiropractic.

Dr. Lewis has been selected as ROAR Advisor of the Year for his continual support of his alma mater. Since his graduation, Dr. Lewis has referred several students to Sherman, and he has assisted the college in recruiting efforts at his undergraduate alma mater, The Citadel, as well as other outreach programs. He says it is always a pleasure to point prospective students to Sherman College to embark on their journeys into the profession.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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
E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Sherman College Gives Distinguished Service Award:

Jillian Kersh, D.C.

Distinguished Service AwardDistinguished Service Award

Local chiropractor and Sherman College Director of Continuing Education Jillian Kersh, D.C., has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. This award is given to Sherman graduates who have distinguished themselves with service to the community, the profession, and Sherman College.

A Michigan native who has fully embraced South Carolina since relocating for chiropractic college, Dr. Kersh is a 2009 Sherman College graduate. She has practiced in both South Carolina and Pennsylvania. She joined the college as director of the Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program in 2013.

In 2015, Dr. Kersh was named director of continuing education, where she develops and supports all continuing education programming for the college, including Lyceum (the college’s annual homecoming and continuing education event), the International Research and Philosophy Symposium, and the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers, as well as many other continuing education programs offered both online and in person, around the world. The college named her Staff Member of the Year for 2016 in recognition of her extraordinary leadership skills and her dedication to getting the job done right.

In the local community, Dr. Kersh is active with the Spartanburg Young Professionals and serves as a volunteer for Safe Homes/RAPE Crisis Coalition; she enjoys playing golf and reading.

Sherman College named its 2017 award recipients May 4-6 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events, and other programs.

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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
E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu
Web: www.sherman.edu