Allison Kyzer, D.C., Named Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic

Dr. Allison Kyzer

Dr. Allison Kyzer

Newberry, SC, doctor of chiropractic Allison Kyzer was recently named Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, in appreciation of her 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. Kyzer has certainly done.

Dr. Kyzer graduated from Sherman College in 2012 and has been serving patients at her office, Midlands Chiropractic in Newberry, SC, since 2013. She is constantly on the lookout for ways to encourage students to become future chiropractors. She represents Sherman College regularly at her alma mater, Newberry College, speaking to students about a career in chiropractic. She also offers students the opportunity to shadow and intern in her office as part of their educational experience at Newberry. This past year, two students enrolled at Sherman as the results of her efforts. Four more are planning to enroll later in 2015.

The students she mentors had this to say: “Dr. Kyzer was the first person to show us the true world of chiropractic and is able to effectively communicate chiropractic to others in a way that is simple to understand without belittling its importance. She ultimately changed the paths of our lives for the better, and for that we could not say how thankful we are. We couldn’t ask for a better mentor or a better person to receive this award.”

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Bill Decken, D.C., Receives Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

Dr. Bill Decken

Dr. Bill Decken

Chiropractor Bill Decken, 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.

“When you think about chiropractic philosophy and its present champions, chances are you’re going to think about Dr. Bill Decken, and for good reason,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “In addition to serving as Philosophy Department Chair and teaching countless chiropractic students in his philosophy classes, Dr. Decken developed and has been leading the college’s prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers [ACP] program,” he shared. Dr. Decken has played a key role in the ACP program’s expansion across the U.S. and worldwide – including recently completed courses in Chicago, Omaha, Australia and Sweden; next the program will travel to Rhode Island and Europe.

Dr. Decken is a 1986 honor graduate of Sherman College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Marist College (1979) and a Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers distinction from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He joined the Sherman College faculty in 1987 and is a professor of clinical sciences, teaching courses in philosophy, subluxation theory, and communication.

Dr. Decken is active in the profession, particularly through the ACP program, which benefits those in the profession who seek a greater understanding of chiropractic principles and their application in practice. He served seven years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, an office he held until December 2014. He often speaks on philosophy at chiropractic seminars.

Dr. Decken practices at Family Straight Chiropractic, which he established and has owned for 28 years, seeing patients from newborn to age 90. He attends Bethel Assembly of God, where he is treasurer, and enjoys bicycling and the outdoors. He and his wife, Grace, have four girls and one granddaughter.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Brian Lieberman, D.C., Honored with Service to the Profession Award

Brian Lieberman, D.C.

Brian Lieberman, D.C.

Georgia doctor of chiropractic Brian Lieberman, D.C., 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 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.

Dr. Lieberman is a 1997 graduate of Life University and was named Georgia Chiropractor of the Year in 2011. He established his thriving chiropractic practice in Rome, GA, immediately following graduation and sees more than 800 visits per week, mostly families.

Dr. Lieberman is currently on the board of The Georgia Chiropractic Council, an organization that helps govern the direction of the Chiropractic Profession. He is a supporter of Sherman College and of the Dynamic Essentials (DE) Movement, and he is a leader at both DE and Band of Brothers. He speaks internationally promoting principled chiropractic as well as mentoring young chiropractors and student doctors. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children, a daughter Bree, 14, and son, Blake, 12.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Get Philosophical with ACP

Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP)

New Classes for 2015-16

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Rhode Island ACP

Rhode Island ACP

ACP Rhode Island
Register Here Online
July 2015 – August 2016
Information and dates here.  (pdf)
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ACP Europe

ACP Europe

ACP Europe
Frankfurt,  Florence,  Amsterdam, Barcelona,
and Sherman College

Register  here online
August 2015– July 2016
Information and dates here. (pdf)
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Email dcordero@sherman.edu for more information or contact Director of Continuing Education Debbie Cordero , 864-578-8770 x 229

[su_quote cite=”Frank Sanford, D.C., A.C.P. ” url=”https://www.facebook.com/Sherman.ACP”]Even if you went through one of the world’s best philosophy courses at your chiropractic college, the ACP course is a step up and beyond. If you did NOT have a proper philosophy course at your college, then the ACP is a MUST! Learn the essence upon which your profession is founded from the masters of chiropractic philosophy today! A once in a lifetime opportunity.[/su_quote]

Challenge your thinking process and apply the principles of philosophy in the chiropractic profession.  The Academy of Chiropractic Philosphers graduate program is designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding of chiropractic. The one-year course will challenge and inspire you to learn and think more than ever about chiropractic philosophy and its relationship to the above-down-inside-out world view.

The world has changed considerably in the past 100 years.

  • Study the validity of the 33 principles even with many developments in science and technology and examine them for relevance.
  • Re-visit the reasoning process and compare mechanistic and vitalistic thought.
  • Evaluate their relevance and application as you listen, question and synthesize current thinking in biology, chiropractic research, adaptability, ethics and professional identity in the practical application of chiropractic philosophy.

See below for some of the topics participants have researched.

Recent ACP Classes

ACP-Australia 2014

ACP Australia 2014

ACP Australia 2014

(l-r) Phil McMaster, Bill Decken, Cameron Staggard, Craig Foote, Stuart Shadwell, Bret Hansell, Paul Finn, Graham Dobson. Luke Stone, Andy Crozier, Brad Atkinson and Michael Troy.

The Australia ACP was held primarily in Sydney. Participants say that a common thread among the ACP groups is that they develop good friendships with the others in the group to be nurtured going forward.

Research Topics from ACP Australia

  1. The 33 Principles…A Patient Education Pathway from Philosophy to Wellness
  2. Chiropractic: Divergent Futures 2025
  3. An Exploration of the Universe, Biological Life and Chiropractic Through the Principles of Organization & Perspective
  4. Chiropractic Technique and Survival Values
  5. What is the Big Idea? Why Do Some People ‘Get It’ and Others Become Medipractors?
  6. Chiropractic Crossroads
  7. B.J.’s Utopia
  8. The Chiropractic Objective
  9. Medical Education vs Chiropractic Wisdom: How a Medically-Oriented Education Cannot Lead to Chiropractic Wisdom
  10. Vitalism, Particularly as It Relates to the Education and Practice of Chiropractic in Modern Times

ACP Sweden 2014

ACP Mentors and Graduates at IRAPS 2014

ACP Mentors and Graduates at IRAPS 2014

ACP Mentors and Graduates at IRAPS 2014: Ron Castellucci (m), Hakan Pilfalck (Sweden), Nicklas Wagner (Sweden), Caroline Lagerloff (Sweden), Mitzi Schwartzbauer (m), Jaime Pinillos (Spain), Frank Sandberg (Sweden), Damaris Lanjopoulos (Norway), Carsten Reinhardt (Germany), Judy Campanale (m), Danny Constable (Germany), Tobias Melin (Sweden), Jakob Petersen-Klingberg (Sweden), Thom Gelardi (guest), Andreas Soderstrom (Sweden), Richard Plummer (guest),  Joe Strauss (m), Wes Mullen, (m), Felicia Stewart (m), Bill Decken (m), Joe J Donofrio (m), Brian Dooley (m), Jack Vandervort (m), Terry Vandervort (m).

Research Topics from ACP-Sweden

  1. Philosophy as a Strategy for Chiropractic to Differentiate in a Commodity Market
  2. The Scientific Basis for the Chiropractor’s Role In Salutogenesis
  3. An Analysis of How the Chiropractic Adjustment Affects the Brain and Its Relation to the Chiropractic Normal Complete Cycle and Simple Cycle
  4. Is It Possible to Communicate Chiropractic Philosophy when Coming from an Allopathic Paradigm?
  5. The Development of my Practice in Congruency with the Straight Chiropractic Philosophy
  6. The “Chiropractic Lifestyle”: What is it? Does the Use of the Term Create Confusion in The Understanding Of Chiropractic?
  7. Therapeutic or Non-Therapeutic, That is the Question
  8. Is Chiropractic a Vitalistic Profession?
  9. Compare and Contrast Chiropractic and Medical Philosophy from a Metaphysical and Epistemological Perspective
  10. Science and Methodology in the Philosophy of Chiropractic: A Praxeological Approach

Dr. David and Pam Courtney Named Regents of the Year by Sherman College

Pam and David Courtney, D.C.

Pam and David Courtney, D.C.

Dr. David and Pam Courtney have been named Regents of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award is presented in recognition of their 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.

The Courtneys have been a part of the Sherman Family for close to 40 years and Sherman Regents since 1981. They have supported the college as regents for so long that in 2013 they were given the Lifetime Regent distinction so that they will be permanent members and always welcome at Sherman’s special events.

Dr. David Courtney graduated from Sherman College in September 1979. Since 1980 he has been in private practice in a home office setting. He is also a Youth Soccer and a PIAA High School soccer referee. Mrs. Pam Courtney worked at Sherman while David was a student here. She served as a college counselor, the Director of Financial Aid, and as the Director of Career Advisement.

Married since 1975, the Courtneys work hand in hand in everything they do. They homeschooled their three sons and brought them to Lyceum every year as they were growing up. They now have two granddaughters and another grandchild on the way. The couple have attended every Lyceum since 1977 except for two and enjoy hearing the speakers, seeing friends, and being a part of the Sherman community.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Darby Lyles Thomas, D.C., Named Rising Star

Darby Lyles Thomas, D.C.

Darby Lyles Thomas, D.C. & President Cordero, D.C.

Lakewood, CO, chiropractor Darby Lyles Thomas was recently named Rising Star by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. The Rising Star Award is given to a recent Sherman College graduate who has demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in the community.

“We are incredibly proud of the strides Dr. Lyles Thomas has made in sharing chiropractic with her community and the world,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.

Dr. Lyles Thomas graduated from Sherman College in 2010 and is serving patients at her office, 100% Chiropractic, in Lakewood, CO. She sees 300 to 350 patients each week and averages 100 new patients each quarter.

She regularly educates her community on the benefits of chiropractic care through lunch-and-learn programs at local businesses and even hosts a running club at her office. She understands what it takes to start a business and offers to mentor and train other doctors before they open practices of their own. In addition to growing her successful practice, she also volunteers with several different organizations in her community.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Barbara Dubel Named Chiropractic Advocate of the Year by Sherman College

Barbara Dubel receiving an award from Dr. Cordero

Barbara Dubel receiving Chiropractic Advocate of the Year award from Dr. Cordero during Lyceum 2015

New Jersey chiropractic assistant Barbara Dubel has been named Chiropractic Advocate of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, 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.

Barbara Dubel is a founding board member of New Beginnings, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating philosophically-based principled chiropractic without compromise, serving mankind, and enhancing quality of life. As a lay person, her love for chiropractic began when she first met her future husband, Dr. Jim Dubel. She immediately became involved in the profession as an advocate and has promoted chiropractic ever since.

Barbara works in her husband’s chiropractic office and also directs the New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend exhibits and social events. Her husband, Dr. Jim Dubel says, “Without Babs, we would not have New Beginnings and my practice would never have been the success that it is. She found me and chiropractic at the same moment in time, and still loves us both.”

Barbara remains steadfast in her commitment to the chiropractic profession and has raised her three children in the same principled lifestyle. One of her children, Stephanie, is currently a student at Sherman College.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Gary & Cathie Padden, D.C.s, Receive Spirit of Sherman College Award

Gary & Cathie Padden, D.C.s

Gary & Cathie Padden, D.C.s

The Lakeview husband-and-wife chiropractic team of Gary and Cathie Padden, D.C.s, were honored with the Spirit of Sherman College Award from their alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC at Lyceum 2015. The Spirit of Sherman College Award is presented to Sherman graduates who exemplify the true spirit of Sherman College in their professional lives.

“We deeply appreciate the love and loyalty the Paddens have for their alma mater,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “We recognize them with this award to convey how grateful we are for their continued support and student referrals.”

Drs. Gary and Cathie Padden are both graduates of Sherman College, Gary in 1983 and Cathie in 1985. They have two offices in Michigan, one in Lakeview and another in Howard City. The Paddens have referred 16 students to Sherman College, including a sister, brother, cousin, son and daughter-in-law. The couple’s son, Andy Padden, daughter-in-law, Tiffany Padden, and a Sherman graduate they referred, Jeanette Chomic, all practice with them.

Members of the Alumni Association since graduation, the couple has been actively engaged with the college as financial supporters to the Board of Regents program and other campaigns since 1986, and was named Regents of the Year in 2011. Drs. Gary and Cathie are also members of the college’s Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) program; they were named Career Advisors of the Year in 2010 for their great success in sending students to Sherman College.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Robert Tarantino, D.C., Honored with Service to Sherman College Award

Dr. Robert Tarantino & Dr. Edwin Cordero

Dr. Robert Tarantino & Dr. Edwin Cordero

Lyndhurst, NJ, chiropractor Robert Tarantino 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 individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to Sherman College.

“Dr. Tarantino is an inspiration to fellow chiropractors and also his patients,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “It is because of Dr. Tarantino that Sherman College now has The John Yglesias Scholarship. This scholarship was established with an estate gift from one of his patients and made possible because Dr. Tarantino shares his passion for chiropractic with everyone that he cares for.  This gift is fully endowed and will provide scholarships to Sherman students in perpetuity.”

Dr. Tarantino is a practicing chiropractor in Lyndhurst, NJ, and a member of the college’s Board of Regents, a group dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through financial donations and leadership. He is a graduate of the Chiropractic Institute of New York in 1967 and is active both in his community and within the chiropractic profession at the local, state and national level.

He is an accomplished lecturer on the philosophy of chiropractic and a leader in profession, having served on the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Board of Directors of the Council of New Jersey Chiropractors, the Garden State Chiropractic Society and New Beginnings, to name a few.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu

Karen Canup, CPA, Honored with Service to Sherman College Award

Karen Canup Award

Karen Canup and President Cordero

Sherman College Vice President for Business and Finance Karen Canup, CPA, recently received the Service to Sherman College Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of her contributions, time and commitment to Sherman College. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to the college.

Mrs. Canup brings a joyful spirit to her work and has gone above and beyond her job description for the college on many occasions,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “Her work is detailed and thorough, and she truly cares for the college and its growth and progress. She is a team player and I’m happy that she’s on our team to the benefit of Sherman College and the chiropractic profession.”

Canup has been with the college for five years, first serving as director of finance, and now as vice president for business and finance. She has a background in accounting and earned her Certified Public Accountant designation in 1995 when she passed the CPA examination and received an award for highest score in South Carolina. Canup and her husband, Dave, have two children, Rachel and Raleigh, whom are often seen on campus and attending college events.

Sherman College named its 2015 award recipients April 30-May 2 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.


For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242
krhodes@sherman.edu