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Horse and Dog Chiropractic Seminar to Benefit Sherman College

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Drs. Jay and Austin Komarek will present a full-day Horse
And Dog Chiropractic Seminar
in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, July 20. This is
a full-day animal adjusting seminar with demonstrations, and it will be filmed
and included if the feature film documentary, “Life Adjusted.” The morning
portion (horse) will be held at a local barn, while the afternoon portion (dog)
will be held on the Sherman College campus. Cost is just $99, and all proceeds
will benefit Sherman College. To register, download the registration form (PDF), call
800-849-8771, ext. 277, or email mroldan@sherman.edu.

Jay Komarek, D.C., has been in family practice for 35 years
taking care of thousands of clients, human, canine and equine. He has been
featured on the Today Show for his chiropractic work and has an infinite
passion for people and animals. Austin Komarek, D.C., is a third generation animal
chiropractor. Watching his father work with animals and seeing how quickly they
responded to chiropractic care played a large role in inspiring him to become a
chiropractor. He is passionate about bringing this form of proactive animal
care to the mainstream.

Twenty-Six Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

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Front row,
from left: Charles Agbetsoamedo, Taknicia Taylor, Oleksandr Povazhnyak, Sarah
Caroline Williams, Mary E. Carmichael, Tara Louise Hazouri, Bethaney Louise
Allison, Sherman President Edwin Cordero, D.C., Ana Tegla Leite, Alishia Ann
Hepak, R. S. Porter, Brendal Scott Epling, Andrew Dean Herman, Joseph Pierce
Power, Daniel John Poff. Back row, from left: John Spangler, Ryan Eddy Lutz, Benjamin
E. Couture, Victoria Patrice Fox, Haytham Abdelaziz Abou Elkasem El-Genedy, Tiffany
Rae Padden, Courtney Ryan Sharpe, Heath Alexander Sharpe, Abigail Noel Vivoda, Justin
Kyle Willis, Patrick Ryan O'Toole. Not pictured: Bruce Michael Ward, Jr.

Twenty-six students
from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman
College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The commencement was a shared
ceremony for June and September graduates.

Charles
Agbetsoamedo of Ghana
,
recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, presented the farewell address to his
classmates. The Garfunkel Award is the highest award given at graduation. The
student 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.

Agbetsoamedo also received the
Academic Achievement Award and the Service Distinction 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 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 Tiffany Padden of Michigan for the June class and Ana Tegla Leite of
Brazil for the September 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 John Spangler of Pennsylvania for
the June class and Joseph Pierce Power of South Carolina for the September
class. This honor is given in recognition of the outstanding student who
exemplifies 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 Anthony
C. Duke, Ph.D., professor of basic sciences at Sherman College. Since joining
the college faculty in 1980, Dr. Duke has taught all the college’s physiology
courses, abnormal psychology, gross anatomy, neuropathophysiology, philosophy
of science, and neuroanatomy. He served as dean of basic sciences from 1982 to
1999 and as interim dean from 2009 to 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and
physiology, and a second Ph.D. in neuroscience and neuroanatomy from Michigan
State University. He has completed National Institutes of Health post-doctoral
training in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and has completed additional
training in cognitive therapy and in psychometrics. Dr. Duke served three consecutive
four-year terms on both the Physiology Committee and the Spinal Anatomy Committee
of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has offered continuing
education seminars at Sherman College and for chiropractic associations in
Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

Kevin Power, D.C., assistant professor of
clinical sciences at Sherman College, delivered the
charge to the graduates; his son, Joseph
Pierce Power, was a member of the September graduating class. A 1981 Sherman
graduate, Power has 25 years in private practice experience, practicing for five
years in his home state of Victoria, Australia, and for 20 in Spartanburg. Power
is the youngest of five brothers, all doctors of chiropractic. He joined the
college faculty in 2002 and teaches and assists in technique classes. He also coaches
the Sherman rugby team.

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 program, students must have at least
90 semester hours of college-level courses, including courses in the
sciences.

Shane Walker, D.C., Named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College

WalkerShaneNaples,
FL, chiropractor Shane Walker, 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 chiropractic profession. Dr.
Walker is a 2000 graduate of Sherman College and operates a high volume, family
practice in Naples.

Sherman
College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25 as part of Lyceum, an annual
continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors
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.

“Dr.
Walker is a man of vision, contributing much time and energy to advance
principled chiropractic, and we are fortunate to call him one of our own,” said
Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., when he presented the award at
the college’s 40th anniversary Lyceum.

Dr.
Walker serves as a member of the Sherman College Board of Trustees, bringing
energy and commitment to the college’s growth and vitality. He is a member of the
elite Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program for Sherman College and recently served as keynote
speaker for a training session inspiring other doctors to refer students to
Sherman.

Dr. Walker not only devotes his time and energy to
Sherman College, but he also serves as president of the International
Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and travels the globe garnering
support and building its membership.

David Serio, D.C., Receives Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Aires chiropractor David Serio, D.C., has been honored with the Distinguished
Service Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, US. The
Distinguished Service Award is given to the Sherman graduate who has
distinguished himself with service to the community, the profession, and
Sherman College.

Sherman
College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25 as part of Lyceum, an annual
continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors
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.

Dr.
Serio, a native of New Jersey, practices in Argentina, a chiropractically
underserved country. When he arrived there, he didn’t speak Spanish and
Argentina was in the worst financial crisis of all time. Twelve years later he
has distinguished himself by taking the chiropractic message to the people of
Buenos Aires, appearing in eight major magazines including People and Newsweek.

He
has built a high volume family practice caring for popular Argentine actors,
sports stars, politicians, and models as well as many families and children. He
is a principal speaker for IFCO International events, and is currently
organizing the biggest Latin American Chiropractic seminar for later this year.

“We
are thankful for graduates like Dr. David Serio who are true pioneers, committed
to providing their communities with outstanding chiropractic care,” said
Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., when he presented the award
during the college’s 40th anniversary Lyceum. Dr. Serio was a
featured speaker during Lyceum weekend at Sherman.

Daniel Knowles, D.C., Receives Spirit of Sherman College Award from Alma Mater

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chiropractor Daniel Knowles, D.C., has been honored with the Spirit of Sherman
College Award from his alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic, in Spartanburg,
SC. The Spirit of Sherman College Award is presented to the Sherman graduate
who exemplifies the true spirit of Sherman College in his/her professional
life.

Dr. Knowles is a 1996 Sherman College
graduate and a member of the college’s Board of Trustees. He holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree from New York University (1992). Since 1999 he has owned and run
a successful private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

Last year, Dr. Knowles initiated the
college’s Sherman Connect call program, a leadership resource for students,
alumni and supporters of the college. This free, weekly teleconference program
features guest speakers who share the philosophy, science and art of
chiropractic and its successful application in practice. Dr. Knowles developed
the program and remains its leader to this day, continuing to secure guest
speakers and host calls.

He is active in the profession, serving as
an instructor for Network Spinal Analysis, Wise World Seminars and a member of
several professional organizations, including the Colorado Chiropractic
Association, the Colorado Chiropractic Wellness Alliance, the International
Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, the World Chiropractic Alliance
and the Association for Network Care. He is founder of Lifetime Wellness
Practice and has served as a mentor and coach for Madeira Success Strategies.

Dr. Knowles has presented at several
Sherman College continuing education programs, as well as at Sherman College’s
International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), On Purpose, New
Beginnings, Network Spinal Analysis Certification Level Intensive Trainings and
more.

Sherman
College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25 as part of Lyceum, an annual
continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors
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.

Helen and Gordon Brown, D.C., Honored with Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award by Sherman College

BrownsHelen and Gordon Brown, D.C.,
formerly of Sedona, AZ, have been honored with the Thom and Betty Gelardi
Service Award by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC.

The Thom and Betty Gelardi Service
Award is a high honor presented at the discretion of the president and was last
given nearly a decade ago.  This award
was created to honor the Gelardis (who founded the college) and recipients who
are deemed to have the same qualities as the couple; it is given to recognize
unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.

Dr. Gordon Brown is a 1942 graduate
of Palmer College of Chiropractic who practiced in Louisville, Kentucky, for
two years and in Logansport, Indiana, for 19 years.  He was awarded an International Chiropractors
Association (ICA) Fellowship and was instrumental in getting the laws changed
in Indiana to allow chiropractors to practice.

Helen McPike Brown, originally from
Davenport, Iowa, is a talented artist who comes from a chiropractic family.
Helen’s father, Dr. Ray McPike, an enthusiastic, early supporter of Sherman
College, was chiropractor. Helen is past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of
the International Chiropractors Association (WAICA).

The Browns are the founders of the
Future Chiropractors of America and a nationwide back-to-school spinal check
program sponsored by WAICA.  Both Gordon
and Helen have supported and contributed generously to Sherman College in many
ways over the years.  In 1993, they
became members of the Board of Regents and continue to contribute yearly. In
1997, they made a generous estate commitment to the Sherman College Endowment
Trust.

The Browns donated their home in
Sedona, Arizona, to Sherman College in 1999, and funds from the donation were
used to construct the Brown House and Museum on campus. The structure serves as
an on-campus residence for the Browns, and the lower level houses a museum with
the college’s historical chiropractic holdings. 
The Browns’ donation is the largest gift in kind in the history of the
college. The Browns remain passionate and avid supporters of the college.

Sherman College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25
as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended
by hundreds of chiropractors 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.

Ryan Williams, D.C., Named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic

WilliamsRyanChiropractor Ryan Williams, D.C., was recently
named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Rising Star Award is
given to a recent Sherman College graduate who has demonstrated exceptional
achievements and service in the community.

Sherman
College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25 as part of Lyceum, an annual
continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors
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.

“We
are thankful for graduates like Dr. Ryan Williams who are committed to
providing their communities with outstanding chiropractic care,” said Sherman
College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., when he presented the award during the
college’s 40th anniversary Lyceum.

A
2009 summa cum laude Sherman College graduate, Dr. Williams opened his first
office in 2010 in his hometown of Clinton, SC, and his second office in 2011 in
Simpsonville, SC.  Since that time, Dr.
Williams has served thousands of people in those communities.  He serves on the board of the Clinton
Business Association and is a member of both the Clinton and Simpsonville
Chambers of Commerce.

Dr.
Williams graduated from the Upper Cervical Academy 2011 and holds several
advanced chiropractic certifications.  He
is also a member of the Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program at Sherman
supporting the college through student referrals and prospective student
mentoring.

While
completing his degree at Sherman, Dr. Williams was president of the Upper
Cervical Club and was honored with an Academic Achievement Award.  Prior to attending Sherman College he earned
degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics. 

Jeffrey Franco, D.C., Named ROAR Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College

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Franco, D.C., of Mandeville, LA, was recently named ROAR Career Advisor of the
Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of his contributions,
time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession.

The
ROAR (Reach Out And Recruit) 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 zones and
help Sherman recruit future leaders for the profession.

“We
are thankful there are chiropractors who do everything they can to advance the
chiropractic profession, and we are even more thankful Dr. Jeff Franco is on
our team,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., when he
presented the award during the college’s 40th anniversary Lyceum
homecoming event.

Dr.
Franco is a 2010 Sherman College graduate whose passion for the college is
unwavering. While enrolled at Sherman, Dr. Franco was heavily involved in
recruiting new students as a volunteer tour guide, so it’s no surprise that he
continued doing so in practice. During the past year, three of his referral
students enrolled at Sherman College, and he is well on his way to earning a
scholarship in his name to award to his future students at Sherman.

Sherman
College named its 2013 award recipients May 23-25 as part of Lyceum, an annual
continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors
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.

Sherman College Names 2013 Chiropractor of the Year

Sherman College honored alumni,chiropractors, and supporters during its 40th anniversary Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors 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. The college is proud to announce the following 2013 award recipients:

  • Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award…..Helen and Gordon Brown, D.C.
  • Chiropractor of the Year………………………..Shane Walker, D.C.
  • Regent of the Year…………………………………Liam Schubel, D.C.
  • Rising Star Award…………………………………Ryan Williams, D.C.
  • ROAR Career Advisor of the Year……………Kelvin Ng, D.C.
  • ROAR Career Advisor of the Year……………Jeffrey Franco, D.C.
  • Distinguished Service Award………………….David Serio, D.C.
  • Service to the Profession Award……………..Dennis Yeung, D.C.
  • Service to Sherman College Award………….Scott Garber, D.C.
  • Spirit of Sherman College Award…………….Sam Ralls, D.C.
  • Spirit of Sherman College Award…………….Daniel Knowles, D.C.
  • Layperson of the Year…………………………….Roberta Thomas


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Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award:  Dr. Gordon and Helen Brown

The Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award is a high honor presented at the discretion of the president and was last
given nearly a decade ago.  This award was created to honor the Gelardis (who founded the college) and recipients who
are deemed to have the same qualities as the couple; it is given to recognize unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.

Dr. Gordon Brown is a 1942 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic who practiced in Louisville, Kentucky, for two years and in Logansport, Indiana, for 19 years. He was instrumental in getting the laws changed in Indiana to allow chiropractors to practice. Helen McPike Brown, originally from Davenport, Iowa, is a talented artist who comes from a chiropractic family. Helen’s father, Dr. Ray McPike, an enthusiastic, early supporter of Sherman College, was chiropractor. The Browns are the founders of the Future Chiropractors of America. The couple have supported and contributed generously to Sherman College in many ways over the years, via the college’s Board of Regents and a generous estate commitment to the Sherman College Endowment Trust.

The couple donated their home in Sedona, Arizona, to Sherman College in 1999, and funds from the donation were used to construct the Brown House and Museum on campus. The structure serves as an on-campus residence for the Browns, and the lower level houses a museum with the college’s historical chiropractic holdings. The Browns’ donation is the largest gift in kind in the history of the college.

WalkerChiropractor of the Year:  Dr. Shane Walker

Naples, FL, chiropractor Shane Walker, D.C., has been named Chiropractor of the Year, an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the chiropractic profession. Dr. Walker is a 2000 graduate of Sherman College and operates a high volume, family practice in Naples.

He serves as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the college’s elite recruiting team. Dr. Walker also serves as president of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and travels the globe garnering support and building its membership. He contributes much time and energy to advance principled chiropractic.


 


Schubel
Regent of the Year:  Dr. Liam Schubel

Sherman Board member and New Jersey native Liam Schubel, D.C., has been named Regent of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic, an award was presented in recognition of his outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the college’s Board of Regents. This board is comprised of individuals 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.

Dr. Schübel has actively recruited new members to the Board of Regents for several years and is passionate in his support of Sherman College and its mission. He is co-founder of The Best Mission Trip Ever, which takes chiropractic care to geographically and economically isolated communities of the world. In addition to the multiple chiropractic clinics he has established in Lima, Peru, and elsewhere, Dr. Schübel is executive director of Schubel Vision Communication Seminars and founder of the Peruvian Chiropractic Alliance. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, is vice chairman of the Sherman College Board of Trustees and is co-author of a book, Cast to be Chiropractors.

Sherman College Lyceum, Career Day Events Engage Visitors, Community

Next week, more than 500 chiropractors and 70 prospective students from around the world will descend on Spartanburg as Sherman College of Chiropractic kicks off its 40th annual homecoming and continuing education event. Sherman College will celebrate Lyceum from Thursday to Saturday, May 23-25. The event is held each May on the college’s campus in Spartanburg and involves three days of seminars, reunions, alumni events and more.

The college will host a formal investiture ceremony for its fifth president, Edwin Cordero, D.C., on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Dr. Cordero is a dynamic leader passionate about inspiring, motivating and leading future chiropractors so they can make a positive impact in the communities they will serve around the world. He began his tenure at the college in January.

In addition to the investiture, key Lyceum events include a 40th anniversary celebration, an all-school reunion, and a 1970s-themed banquet to close the weekend. The college also hosts a number of special events for the public, including a Career Day for prospective students, a golf tournament, and a 5K race:

  • Shot Gun Golf Scramble – Wednesday, May 22, at 12:00 p.m.
    Enjoy a day of golf at Village Greens Golf Course while supporting the World Congress of Chiropractic Students. Prizes will be awarded for best score, longest drive and closest to the pin. Cost is $85. Fees include 18 holes of golf, cart rental and box dinner. Contact Morgan Iloncaie (miloncaie@yahoo.com) to register.

  • “Commit to Be Fit” 5K Race – Saturday, May 25; race begins at 8:00 a.m.
    Sherman College’s annual 5K race, sponsored by the World Congress of Chiropractic Students and the Athletic Club, starts and ends at the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs. Entry fee is $25, and prizes will be awarded to first and second place for men and women in the following categories: 19 and under, 20-39, and 40 plus. Online registration is available at http://go-greenevents.com/event/id/1307.

  • Career Day for Prospective Students – Saturday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    More than 70 prospective students plus their guests will visit Sherman to discover why Fast Company, Career Cast and other organizations repeatedly name chiropractic as a top job. Attendees of this free program will learn what it takes to begin a fulfilling career as a doctor of chiropractic, enjoy lunch, meet chiropractors, faculty and current students and hear about the key roles that chiropractic and Sherman College have played in their lives. College faculty will lead a hands-on chiropractic technique presentation, and prospective students can have transcripts evaluated and learn more about financial aid, job placement and available scholarships. For details, contact Caroline Batson at 578-8770, ext. 200, or cbatson@sherman.edu  or visit www.sherman.edu/careerday. The schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:00 – Check-in on the Student Plaza 
10:05-11:30 – Campus tour, including visits to Anatomy Lab, Health Center
11:30-12:30 – Plenary session
12:30-1:30 – Career Day Luncheon with President Cordero
1:30-2:15 – Chiropractic Technique Class
2:20-3:00 – Sherman Student Panel Discussion
3:00-4:00 – Admission and Financial Aid presentations, individual counseling

For additional information about this year’s Lyceum program, go to www.sherman.edu/lyceum.

Directions to Sherman College from downtown Spartanburg:
From downtown Spartanburg, take Pine Street (Hwy. 176) North toward Inman. After crossing over both Interstate 85s, go about a mile. Ingles will be on your right. At the traffic light by Ingles, turn right onto Springfield Road. Sherman College is about 1½ miles on the right.