Sherman College Raises $75,000 for Student Clinic Renovation

Artist's Rendering of new Student Clinic Entrance

Artist’s rendering of new Student Clinic Entrance

Sherman College alumni and friends at a dinner event in Horsham, PA, celebrated last week as their donations put Sherman College of Chiropractic’s student clinic campaign over the top of its $75,000 fund-raising goal. The campaign, which launched in April at the college’s annual homecoming event (Lyceum) will provide modern equipment, upgraded technology and greater opportunities for chiropractic interns to hone their adjusting skills. More than $32,000 was raised during the Lyceum kick-off for the campaign, with an additional $15,000 later donated by the Global Gateway Foundation.

 

“It was wonderful to celebrate this achievement with graduates and friends who truly understand the impact of the gifts they made and how this initiative will improve student learning in our Chiropractic Health Center,” said Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., who represented the college at the Pennsylvania event. “President [Dr. Edwin] Cordero and I are working to make Sherman College the preeminent chiropractic college in the world, and this is yet another step building our momentum in that direction.”

The Chiropractic Health Center is a specialized learning environment where skills gained in the classroom are practiced and honed under the guidance of health center faculty. The Student Clinic serves as the interns’ first stage of the clinical experience. The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed and experienced doctors, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation.

Artist's rendering of new Student Clinic

Artist’s rendering of new Student Clinic

 

Funds raised will be used to upgrade the Student Health Center in the following ways:

  • New adjusting tables to offer a consistent experience for the interns and student patients
  • Two case-study learning areas where instructors can use the college’s Apple technology teaching tools
  • Titronics Instrumentation and Adjustment Simulators to hone chiropractic adjusting skills
  • A centralized faculty work station to keep faculty accessible to interns as they learn

 

 

“These improvements to the Student Clinic will allow for a greater number of interns to care for their patients throughout the day, with modern equipment along with upgraded technology for learning,” said Director of the Student Clinic Claudia E. Seay, D.C. “It will expand our ability to serve as a clinical setting with the capability to enhance new interns’ learning opportunities.”

Once interns complete their Student Clinic experience, they move on to working with outpatients from the community. Sherman College interns conduct more than 30,000 visits each year, serving residents in Upstate South Carolina with excellent chiropractic care at very affordable prices. The chiropractic clinic is located on Sherman College’s campus at 2020 Springfield Road in Spartanburg.

Help People with a Career in Chiropractic: Sherman College Accepting Applications for Fall, Winter Quarters

Two students walk across Sherman College Campus in the AutumnHelp People with a Career in Chiropractic:
Sherman College Accepting Applications for Fall, Winter Quarters

If you’ve ever thought about a career that lets you make a difference in people’s lives, now is the time to take action. Sherman College of Chiropractic is accepting applications for the college’s fall and winter classes. The deadline for fall applications is August 17, and the fall quarter begins September 28. The deadline for winter applications is November 16, and the winter quarter begins January 4, 2016.

The chiropractic profession is all about serving others to improve their health. Chiropractors take a natural, preventative approach to health care, without the use of invasive surgery or drugs, helping patients achieve optimal health and function at their best. Sherman College graduates help meet increasing consumer demands for a more natural approach to health care.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, you can:
• Make a difference in your community
• Help people with a natural approach to health
• Promote a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention
• Enhance performance and improve patients’ lives
• Be a leader, role model, educator or researcher

Fast Company, Forbes, Career Cast and other organizations repeatedly name chiropractic as a top job, and according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, chiropractic employment opportunities are growing faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for chiropractors is expected to grow by 15 percent between now and 2022 (average growth rate is 11 percent).

Why Sherman College?
Sherman College’s Doctor of Chiropractic program is unique in its approach to health care and known globally for producing doctors who are highly skilled in their delivery of chiropractic care. At Sherman, you’ll receive a comprehensive chiropractic education relevant to the future of health care.

The college’s balanced curriculum offers the knowledge you need in areas like basic science, chiropractic technique and philosophy, and practice management. Your courses will be hands-on from the first quarter, and we’ll prepare you for a smooth transition to chiropractic practice throughout the 1½-year clinical internship experience in our Chiropractic Health Center which serves the Spartanburg and surrounding communities with nearly 30,000 patient visits per year.

To enroll at Sherman, you need at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, including at least 24 hours in the sciences and 15 hours of humanities. For details, go to www.sherman.edu, email admissions@sherman.edu or call 864-578-8770.

Free Sherman Teleconferences Feature Elite Chiropractic Speakers-August 2015

Sherman Connect LogoAugust 4, 2015

Free Sherman Teleconferences Feature Elite Chiropractic Speakers

As a leadership resource for students, alumni and chiropractors in the field, Sherman College of Chiropractic’s weekly “Sherman Connect” teleconference program brings elite guest speakers to anyone with telephone access. Featured Connect speakers present a free, hour-long teleseminar, sharing some aspect of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic and its successful application in practice.

“These calls give us a great opportunity to bring our students, alumni and other field chiropractors together and provide a valuable resource for our fellow visionaries,” says Sherman President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “It is vital for us to grow the vision of chiropractic’s promise to the world. We invite our colleagues to take advantage of this opportunity to hear top speakers in the profession and renew their enthusiasm for chiropractic.”

Speakers for the remainder of the 2015 Sherman Connect program include Kathy Mills Chang, Joel Kinch, D.C., Lyle Koca, D.C., Shawn Dill, D.C., Jay Korsen, D.C., Troy Dukowitz, D.C., Andy Roberts, D.C., Sherman College students, Bobby Braile, D.C., Lacey Book, D.C., Jason Sabo, D.C., Tedd Koren, D.C., and Angus Pyke, D.C.

A full schedule of speakers for the weekly calls is available at www.sherman.edu/connect. Listeners may join the call live or listen to select archived files on the college web site. Top archived calls from 2012 are available for purchase on jump drive via the college as well.

CALL INSTRUCTIONS
At the scheduled date and time of the conference call, dial the conference line (209-647-1600) and enter the access code (577840#) when prompted. The call itself is free, but if you call from a landline, long-distance charges may apply. Skype can also be used to connect.

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College-July 2015

New Interns at Sherman Health Center Summer 2015August 4, 2015

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Twenty-six interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education on July 17 during a pinning ceremony at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center. The Chiropractic Health Center, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs, is a teaching clinic for chiropractic students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program.

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 nearly 30,000 patient visits per year.

During the ceremony, interns took the Pledge of Professionalism. A charge was given by Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., and the interns’ nametags were officially presented them to be pinned 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 Dwayne Hoskins, D.C. “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 the 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 lunch-and-learn programs – 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 for a set appointment with any of our interns, including these who have joined the Health Center:

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Kacey B Charles
Weston C Clary
David M Colombo
Mary McKenzie Cooledge

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Amber Eileen Davis
Justin Michael Dick
Robbie Kevin Freeman
Caleb Seth Kirby
Chelsea A McLane
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Tecia J Pitts
Landon P Revord

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Yadira Santiago
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Andrew J Yoder

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For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc .

 

Eighteen Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

Summer 2015 graduates Sherman College

Dr. Cordero with June and September Graduates

Eighteen students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The commencement was a shared ceremony for June and September 2015 graduates.

Nicole Marie Dearing of New York, recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, presented the farewell address to her classmates. The Garfunkel Award is the highest award given at graduation. Students 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.

Dearing also received the Academic Achievement 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 Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Lisa Alexandra Blanton of Michigan in recognition of her successful practice in the Health Center. This award is given to an intern 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 commencement address was given by John H. Porter, Jr., D.C., a 1977 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. Porter joined the college faculty in 1979 and is an associate professor of clinical sciences; he was a member of the college’s Chiropractic Health Center faculty from 1982-1985. Porter teaches courses in Toggle Recoil and Full Spine. He received the Service to Sherman College Award in 1992 and was named Faculty Member of the Year in 1994. Porter has maintained a private practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina for the past 34 years, where daughter Princess Porter Fowler, D.C., (also a Sherman College graduate) joined him in 2003.

Claudia E. Seay, D.C., director of student clinics and a professor of clinical sciences at Sherman
College, delivered the charge to the graduates. She has been with Sherman College for 28 years and has served the college in many roles, including dean of clinics and lead faculty doctor. She has coordinated the college’s Clinic Challenge Experience since its development in 2010. Seay has maintained a private practice, Everett Chiropractic Life Center, in Greer and currently Boiling Springs, SC, since 1981. Sherman College has honored her with the Distinguished Service Award in 1988 and the Spirit of Sherman College Award in 2005. She was named Faculty Member of the Year in 1999. In 2013 she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sherman College Chapter of the League of Chiropractic Women.

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

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

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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