Samuel Ralls, D.C., Spirit of Sherman College Award from Sherman College

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chiropractor Samuel Ralls, D.C., has been honored with the Spirit of Sherman
College Award from his alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic. 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. Ralls is a December 2009 Sherman
graduate who earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Shenandoah University
in Winchester, VA, in 2006. He is owner of Ralls Family Chiropractic in Inman,
South Carolina, which he established in October 2010.

Dr. Ralls was nominated by his peers who
praised his passion for chiropractic philosophy, the core of a Sherman
graduate. He has sacrificed and made difficult changes in his life and his
practice to hold true to his philosophy and passion as a doctor of
chiropractic. He has implemented a strong patient and community education
program and has had much success making a positive impact on the public
perception of chiropractic.

Dr. Ralls remains involved with Sherman
College students through a philosophy club, and he is an active member of the college’s
Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) Program, giving of his time to recruit students to
the college and help build future leaders for the profession. He volunteers
with Boiling Springs First Baptist Church, Upward Youth Sports (basketball) and
the Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association (baseball). He and his wife,
Lauren, have four chiropractic kids: Ethan, Isaiah, Lexie and Oliver.

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.

Scott Garber, D.C., Honored with Service to Sherman College Award

GarberScott Garber, D.C., recently received the Service to Sherman College
Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of his
contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession. The Service to Sherman College
Award is given to the individual who has demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish
and noteworthy service to Sherman College.

Dr. Garber is a member of the college’s Board of
Regents
, a group dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through
financial donations and leadership. One way he demonstrated such leadership was
by designating proceeds from a popular chiropractic seminar to benefit Sherman
College.

An
annual event in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Dr.
Garber’s philosophy gathering has grown in popularity each year that it is held,
attracting more than 100 attendees in 2013. Along with a full day of chiropractic
philosophy presentations, Dr. Garber arranged for Sherman College to host a
career session for prospective students during the program.

Thanks to Dr. Garber’s efforts, the college
received funds, as well as secured a number of new supporters and potential
students. In addition, Dr. Garber’s event has inspired other college alumni and
supporters to coordinate similar fund-raisers for 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.

Dennis Yeung, D.C., Honored with Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

YeungDennisChiropractor Dennis Yeung, D.C., recently
received the Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of
Chiropractic in recognition of his contributions, time and commitment to the
chiropractic profession, the public and the college.

The
Service to the Profession Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated
extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to the chiropractic profession.
This year’s recipient is a Sherman College graduate who has made a big impact
half-way around the world.

“In
a country woefully underrepresented with chiropractors, Dr. Yeung is
influencing the public and his fellow chiropractors with a principled
chiropractic message that he gained at his alma mater, Sherman College. We are
extremely grateful for his work,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero,
D.C., when he presented the award during the college’s 40th anniversary Lyceum homecoming event.

Dr.
Dennis Yeung graduated from Sherman College in 1996, and founded ADIO Family
Chiropractic Centre in Hong Kong where he actively educates the public about
the negative impact of vertebral subluxations and the importance of a healthy
nerve system. He has shared the chiropractic message with government officials,
celebrities, parents and children through numerous programs and campaigns.  Through an educational program for children
he has taken the chiropractic message to more than 357,000 children, parents
and teachers in 158 schools.

Dr.
Yeung has distinguished himself as a founder of the Children Chiropractic
Foundation, a unique charity which aims to promote chiropractic for children
through both education and care, thus giving Hong Kong children the opportunity
to enjoy better health and a better life. Dr. Yeung has also rendered his
services on mission trips to China. He now has 4 ADIO Centres, where he employs
six associates and five staff members and provides free chiropractic care to
underprivileged children.

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.

Liam Schübel, D.C., Named Regent of the Year by Sherman College

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member and New Jersey native Liam Schübel, D.C., has been named Regent of the
Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award is presented in recognition
of his 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. 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 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.

Kelvin Ng, D.C., Named ROAR Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College

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Ng, D.C., of Singapore 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. Kelvin Ng 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.

A
2009 graduate of Sherman College, Dr. Ng established Family Health Chiropractic
Clinic in Singapore in 2010 where he also serves as a board member for The
Chiropractic Association of Singapore. 
He is always on the lookout for ways to encourage students to become
future chiropractors. Last year one referred student enrolled at the college
and in July 2013, two more will begin their education at Sherman. A career
changer himself, Dr. Ng inspires his patients to consider making the same bold
career decision he made and is truly sharing the message of chiropractic with
his corner of the world.

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.

Roberta Thomas, D.C., Named Layperson of the Year by Sherman College

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resident Roberta Thomas has been named Layperson of the Year by Sherman College
of Chiropractic in appreciation of her outstanding
contributions, time and commitment to the chiropractic profession and the
college. The Layperson of the Year Award is given to a non-chiropractor who has
contributed to the advancement of Sherman College in a significant and
noteworthy manner.

Thomas holds two positions with the college
as executive administrative assistant to the president and assistant to the
director of continuing education. Thomas has been an instrumental part of the
smooth transition in leadership for both of those offices in 2012-2013. Thomas
is originally from California and has also lived in Rhode Island, where she
earned an Associate’s degree from Rhode Island Junior College and a Travel and
Tourism Certification from Johnson & Wales College.

At Sherman, she has served as executive
administrative assistant to the president since 2008 and took on the role as
assistant to the director of continuing education in 2011. During her time at the
college, she has served in a variety of community and Sherman volunteer
positions including United Way team captain and representative, Boiling Springs
Museum Committee Chair, representative for the Boiling Springs Area Council at
the Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Sherman College Presidential Investiture
Committee, and a member of several other college committees.

“The college is indebted to Roberta for her
guidance, hard work and tenacity,” Director of Continuing Education Stacy
Bradey said. “Roberta’s teamwork and dedication to excellence has greatly
assisted us during extremely busy times.”

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.

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

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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.