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Service to the Profession Award

Service to the Profession Award

Sherman College Gives Service to the Profession Award:

Jay Komarek, D.C.

Service to the ProfessionService to the Profession Award

Renowned animal chiropractor and chiropractic lecturer Jay Komarek, D.C., of Boulder, CO, recently received the Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, in recognition of his contributions, time and commitment to the 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.

Dr. Komarek, a 1977 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now known as University of Western States), has dedicated the past 40 years of his practice to caring for thousands of humans and animals. He has traveled the country lecturing on the philosophy, science, art, and benefits of chiropractic.

Dr. Komarek’s work has been featured on the “Today Show,” on various radio shows, and in numerous magazine articles. He is a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. His work with animals has been most recently chronicled in the award-winning documentary, “Life, Adjusted.”  He speaks across the country on chiropractic for animals and has led several seminars at Sherman College, including two sessions in 2013 and 2015 where he donated all the proceeds to the college.

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

Service to Sherman Award

Service to Sherman Award

Sherman College Gives Service to Sherman College Award:

Dean and Jen DePice, D.C.s

Service to Sherman CollegeService to Sherman College Award

Willow Grove, PA, chiropractors Dean and Jen DePice, D.C.s, recently received the Service to Sherman College Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession. The Service to Sherman College Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to Sherman College.

Drs. Dean and Jen DePice have been in practice since 1987 and are experienced, international lecturers and presenters. They launched their company, Team and Life Conditioning, Inc. (known as TLC 4 Superteams) in 2003, and they enjoy serving the chiropractic profession by coaching and mentoring chiropractors. They share their experience and strength by developing procedures that work and building teams to live their “why” with passion and purpose.

The DePices have brought their passion for working with teams to Sherman College by partnering with the institution on the G10 Practice Success Program. This program is based on the belief 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 without the need to add secondary services.

At the beginning of each academic quarter, TLC4Superteams sends doctors with decades of experience to Sherman to work alongside the college’s expert faculty and provide intensive training for students. Every aspect of real-life patient care is covered in the program. Their innovative approach is also aimed at preparing students to cope with the financial aspects of succeeding in business.

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

Spirit of Sherman College Award

Spirit of Sherman College Award

Sherman College Gives Spirit of Sherman College Award:

Ashley Liew, D.C.

Spirit of Sherman College AwardSpirit of Sherman College Award

Singaporean Doctor of Chiropractic and national marathoner Ashley Liew, D.C., has been honored with the Spirit of Sherman College Award from his alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, USA. The Spirit of Sherman College Award is presented to Sherman graduates who exemplify the true spirit of Sherman College in their professional lives.

Dr. Liew graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in September 2016 and hit the ground running when he returned to his homeland of Singapore to join his mentor, Dr. Kelvin Ng, in practice. In the practice, he checks patients for nervous system interference and renders chiropractic adjustments for the fulfillment of optimum individual health potential. He is active in the community, giving health talks and sharing the chiropractic message. Within weeks of returning to Singapore, he became involved with The Chiropractic Association in Singapore, serving on its board of directors.

In addition to his work as a chiropractor, Dr. Liew is an avid runner. He was ranked the fastest Singaporean for the marathon distance in 2012 and 2015, as well as represented Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games Marathon in 2013 and 2015. Most recently he was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy in Budapest, Hungary, and a Singapore National Olympic Council Special Award for Sportsmanship in 2016.

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

Chiropractic Advocate of the Year

Chiropractic Advocate of the Year

Sherman College Names Chiropractic Advocate of the Year:

Karen Canup, C.P.A.

Chiropractic Advocate of the YearChiropractic Advocate of the Year

Vice President for Business and Finance Karen Canup, C.P.A., of Spartanburg, SC, has been named Chiropractic Advocate 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 Chiropractic Advocate of the Year Award is given to a non-chiropractor who has contributed to the advancement of Sherman College and the chiropractic profession in a significant and noteworthy manner.

The Chiropractic Advocate of the Year award recognizes Canup’s dedication to making Sherman College the best possible institution it can be, for the betterment of the profession and for the success of its students. For the past year, Canup has served as campus liaison as the college launched into a campus master plan process with partners at Brailsford and Dunlavey, architectural firm Lord Aeck Sargent, and contractors at Harper Construction.

As a senior administrator, Canup has worked closely with each of these partners to hold multiple focus group meetings, develop strategic plans for the college, oversee architectural planning, and help coordinate construction management partners. She has helped ensure a successful campus master plan, working to develop the most cost-efficient plans possible, all while working closely with campus constituents to ensure that the process and results are the very best possible for Sherman College students and the future of the chiropractic profession.

Canup has been with the college for five years, first serving as director of finance, and shortly thereafter promoted to vice president for business and finance. She has a background in accounting and earned her C.P.A. designation in 1995, receiving an award for the highest score in South Carolina. She and her husband, Dave, have been married 21 years and have two children, Raleigh, 17, and Rachel, 14.

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

2017 Award Recipients

2017 Award Recipients

Sherman College Names 2017 Award Recipients

 

Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 44th Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held in May 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 2017 award recipients:

 

 

Chiropractor of the Year:  Dr. Matthew McCoy

 

Chiropractor of the Year

Woodstock, GA, chiropractor Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH, 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. For more information visit our blog at Chiropractor of the Year.

Regents of the Year:  Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess

 

Regents of the Year

Stockbridge, GA, chiropractors Jeremy and Amanda Hess, D.C.s, 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 Regents of the 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.

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

Regents of the Year

Regents of the Year

Sherman College Names Regents of the Year

Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess

Regents of the YearRegents of the Year

Stockbridge, GA, chiropractors Jeremy and Amanda Hess, D.C.s, 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.

Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess have been practicing chiropractic in Stockbridge, GA, since 2000. Their office, Discover Chiropractic, specializes in specific chiropractic care for families with an emphasis on babies and toddlers. Their team has a heart for serving the community’s health through chiropractic.

The Hesses are writing a series of books called “Designed by God.” They are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and the International Chiropractors Association. They are co-founders of the Advanced Mentorship Program for Entrepreneurial Development (AMPED). This program helps teach students how to be successful in the chiropractic practice, and it is one of Sherman College’s most active student groups. In addition, they have co-founded a chiropractic educational company called “The Mind Tweak,” which supplies chiropractic offices with relevant, informative products.

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

Chiropractor of the Year

Chiropractor of the Year

Sherman College Names Chiropractor of the Year:

Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH

 

Chiropractor of the YearChiropractor of the Year

Woodstock, GA, chiropractor Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH, 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.

Widely known champion and defender of the chiropractic profession, Dr. McCoy is CEO and co-founder of ChiroFutures and also serves as vice president of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation. He was a professor at Life University for 17 years in the clinical sciences division, where he also served as director of research. Prior to that, he was in private practice in Kirkland, WA. He is the past owner and clinical director of four integrative health care centers in South Florida.

He is presently editor of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, and The Journal of the Philosophy, Principles, and Practice of Chiropractic. He is the past Editor of The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and is a past editorial board member of Today’s Chiropractic. Actively involved in best practices initiatives, Dr. McCoy was a founding board member of the Council on Chiropractic Practice, serving in several leadership roles there. He was a chiropractic liaison to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. McCoy is actively engaged in research in such areas as health outcomes, pediatric and maternal health, and outcome assessment. He has often graced the stage at Sherman College’s International Research and Philosophy Symposium, and he has spoken several times on the Sherman Connect conference calls.

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

Board of Trustees Welcomes Dill, McCoy

Board of Trustees Welcomes Dill, McCoy

New Members of Board of TrusteesShawn Dill and Matthew McCoy

Shawn Dill, D.C., and Matthew McCoy, D.C., have been appointed to the Sherman College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees. Their terms began on May 7, 2017, and members serve four-year terms.

Dill is a 1995 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. For eight years he practiced in Costa Rica, where, along with establishing what many consider to be the largest upper cervical practice in the world, he also authored the law that regulates the practice of chiropractic in the country. Now back in the U.S., he is the CEO of The Specific Chiropractic Centers, which operates eight knee chest upper cervical specific clinics and offers consulting services.

He is a past member of the faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, having served as the director of the Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic. In addition, he has also served as the chair of the Council on Upper Cervical Care of the International Chiropractors Association.

McCoy is CEO and co-founder of ChiroFutures and also serves as vice president of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation. He was a professor at Life University for 17 years in the clinical sciences division, where he also served as director of research. Prior to that, he was in private practice in Kirkland, WA.

He is the past owner and clinical director of four integrative health care centers in South Florida, and he currently serves as editor of several healthcare journals. McCoy is actively engaged in research in such areas as health outcomes, pediatric and maternal health, and outcome assessment. Sherman College named him Chiropractor of the Year at Lyceum 2017.

“The Board of Trustees of Sherman College is excited to have Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Matt McCoy as our latest appointments,” said Sherman College Board of Trustees Chair Peter Kevorkian, D.C. “They both bring to the board perspective and experience that will help advance the governance of Sherman College in this pivotal time in the college’s history. Dr. Dill is a leader in training doctors in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific adjusting, and Dr. McCoy is intimately involved in chiropractic research, education, and politics. We look forward to their contributions to the board, the college, and the profession.”

The Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Chiropractic is a visionary group of professionals dedicated to carrying out the college’s mission, goals, and objectives to educate doctors of chiropractic, conduct relevant research, and serve humanity with high-quality health care.

In Memory of Former Health Center Dean, Don Thomas, D.C.

In Memory of Former Health Center Dean, Don Thomas, D.C.

Former Dean of Health CenterDon Thomas, D.C.

Don Thomas, D.C., an early college employee and former Dean of the Health Center, passed away on May 1. Thomas was a Palmer graduate and a long time Regent of the College. He mentored many students and alumni and will be missed. Thomas taught at Sherman College from 1973-1986, was in private practice from 1966 until his death, and also served as dean of the Chiropractic Health Center from 1975-1980. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sherman College.

Survivors include his wife, Corinne Gouron Thomas of Cannes, France (a 1976 Sherman College graduate); sons, Greg Thomas of Kansas City, KS, Stephen F. Thomas (Emily) of Greenville, SC, Jeff Thomas of Spartanburg, SC, Jeremy Thomas (Brittany) and Dustin Thomas, all of Pauline, SC; grandchildren, Justin, Emily, Emma, and Connor; brothers and sister, Rev. Robert Thomas (Joyce) of Augusta, GA, Ron Thomas (Leslie) of Fort Myers, FL, and Patricia Bauer (Tom) of Dunedin, FL; and nine nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ladonna Peterson. Read more online.

William Worrell, D.C., ’83, shared this story about Thomas on Facebook:

“There’s a homespun wisdom about Dr. Thomas and about the way he taught. I suppose it’s hard to forget him because for me, and my classmates who were transitioning from students at desks to working with actual patients (“This is it! This is why I signed up for this!” moment), Dr. Thomas was the guy who met us at the gate. He was going to guide us into the real world of caring for patients. He set a strong and positive example of what it meant to be a chiropractor and to teach that to others. Dr. Thomas had a way of putting things, and a way of teaching things, that was so funny you could not forget. He was very approachable, which was so valuable to a student at that phase. His teaching… was about how to take darn good care of each patient and have a little fun along the way.”

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

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Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Twelve interns are now ready to see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs.

The most recent class of interns joining the Chiropractic Health Center includes the following:

Julien Chalimon

Letitia Clay

Paige Dines

Dylan Drinkard

Kaleb Hebert

Holly Hickman

Dominic Lupori

Amanda Lutzow

Lillee Mason

Christopher Pawlicki

Colleen Troll

Cinthia Vargas

 

The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. 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.

Greetings were given by Provost Bob Irwin, D.C. Assistant Student Clinic Case Doctor Kevin Power, D.C., administered the Pledge of Professionalism, and Director of Student Clinic Claudia Seay, D.C., pinned the interns’ nametags onto their blue clinic jackets.

“Sherman students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our friends and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Sherman College Health Center, we are proud and excited to welcome this newest class of chiropractic interns.”

In the clinical phase of the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College, interns practice every aspect of patient care, including case histories, physical and spinal examinations, x-ray, diagnosis, report of findings, chiropractic adjustments and case management. Interns are encouraged to work with the research department to advance the profession with evidence-based study; they also complete remaining clinical and business courses.

The chiropractic internship also gives these senior students the opportunity to participate in community events, both in the Health Center and off campus – including spinal screenings, health fairs, school visits, and more – to help them build communication, leadership and community relations skills so they are well prepared for practice following graduation.

The Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visits are $15; visits for students, military members and seniors are $10; special rates are available for families. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is best to call 864-578-8777 to set an appointment. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc.

 

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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