In Memory of Helen McPike Brown, D.C.H.

In Memory of Helen McPike Brown, D.C.H.

Helen McPike BrownIt is with sadness that Sherman Colleges shares the news of the passing of Helen McPike Brown on August 19, 2016. Her husband of more than 70 years, Gordon Brown, D.C., was near her side at the time, in their home on the Sherman College campus in Spartanburg, SC.

“Helen Brown was a passionate supporter of chiropractic throughout her life,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “She gave to chiropractic and to Sherman College unselfishly, and she had a true love for the profession. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family; she will be dearly missed.”

Though not a chiropractor herself, Mrs. Brown had a rare appreciation of chiropractic philosophy and a unique commitment to sharing chiropractic with others. Originally from Davenport, IA, she was a talented artist who has donated many of her works to the college both to help decorate the campus and as assets the college can use to raise funds. She was known for her interest in providing chiropractic art to doctors of chiropractic for their homes and offices. Helen was past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the International Chiropractors Association (WAICA); her father (Dr. Ray McPike, an enthusiastic early supporter of Sherman College), her husband, and one of her two sons have all been chiropractors.

Helen and her husband, Gordon Brown, who married in 1944, donated their home in Sedona, AZ, to Sherman College in 1999; funds from the donation were used to construct the Brown House and Museum on campus. The structure serves as an on-campus residence for the couple, and the lower level houses a museum with the college’s historical chiropractic holdings. The Browns’ donation is the largest gift in kind in the history of the college.

The couple moved into the Brown House and Chiropractic Museum in October 2000. At the time, Helen shared their excitement about joining the Sherman College family. “Our primary objective in making this donation was not only to give the college the bulk of our estate, but also to be around people who share our philosophy,” she explained at the time. “We’ve lived nothing but the chiropractic philosophy our entire lives.”

Gordon Brown, is a 1942 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic; he practiced in Louisville, KY, for two years and in Logansport, IN, for 19 years and was instrumental in getting the laws changed in Indiana to allow chiropractors to practice.

Both Gordon and Helen have supported and contributed generously to Sherman College in many ways over the years. In 1993, they became members of the Board of Regents, and in 1997, they made a generous estate commitment to the Sherman College Endowment Trust. Sherman College presented the couple with honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities degrees in 2001, and they received the prestigious Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award in 2013.

Prospective Students Get a VIP Experience

Andrew Yekel of Fort Washington, PA, was Sherman College’s first visitor to experience a revamped campus visit (pictured with student Lauren Corvi)

Andrew Yekel of Fort Washington, PA, was Sherman College’s first visitor to experience a revamped campus visit (pictured with student Lauren Corvi)

The campus visit experience is a valuable tool for prospective students when deciding on the right chiropractic college. In fact, since January 2014, more than 80 percent of enrolled students visited campus prior to enrolling. Campus visits are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and are limited to four prospective students to ensure a personalized experience.

Beginning in August, prospective students coming to Sherman College for a campus visit are being treated to an enhanced VIP experience. Upon arriving, they receive a special VIP badge clearly identifying them as DCs2B so everyone on campus can give them a warm welcome. A personalized brochure features the agenda for the visit and provides information about the college and the Spartanburg area.

Next, prospective student visitors meet with staff members to review the nuts and bolts of the admission and financial aid process. Our highly trained Student Ambassadors take them on a tour of campus, which is followed by a visit with President Edwin Cordero, D.C., or Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., and lunch at The Farmer’s Table Café.

Campus visitors won’t go home empty handed. Each prospective student receives a one-of-a-kind t-shirt and tumbler to commemorate their visit to Sherman. Finally, each prospective student is given the opportunity to provide feedback on their visit via online survey so the department can continue to improve this critical part of the decision-making process for prospective students.

Sherman College offers another option to experience Sherman College: Showcase Sherman Weekend, our quarterly open house for prospective students and college advisors. This event allows prospective students to be immersed in the campus culture for two days, learning about the chiropractic program, meeting faculty, staff and students as well as touring downtown Spartanburg. The college began hosting Showcase Sherman Weekends in July 2014, and the event has grown considerably since then.

Do you know someone who is considering a career in healthcare? If so, please refer them to Sherman College for a campus visit.

 

Catherine Silver-Riddell Named Regents of the Year by Sherman College

Catherine Silver-Riddell Named Regents of the Year by Sherman CollegeInwood, WV, chiropractor Catherine Silver-Riddell, D.C., has been named Regent of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award is presented in recognition of her 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. Though she has only been a Sherman College Regent for seven years, Dr. Silver-Riddell’s contributions have been significant and noteworthy.  She is a member of the President’s Circle, the highest commitment level group in the Regent Program.

Dr. Riddell has been a pioneer in the chiropractic profession for 40 years, beginning with her inclusion as part of the first graduating class of Sherman College. She has participated in hundreds of postgraduate professional seminars such including Sherman College’s annual Lyceum, and she has brought restorative health and wellness to more than 8,000 patients thus far in her career. She is still serving patients of all ages at her practice in Inwood, WV. She resides with her husband, Roland, in Winchester, VA, and is an active member of her church, choir and community.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 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.

Frank Hahn, D.C., Named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College

Frank Hahn, D.C., Named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman CollegeFranklin Park, NJ, chiropractor Frank Hahn, 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 principled chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hahn is a successful and principled chiropractor who thrives on service – serving his patients and his community, serving Sherman College, and serving the profession. A 2003 Sherman College graduate, he is owner and director of a thriving practice, Chiropractic LifeCenter, in Franklin Park, NJ, and he also provides care through Chiropractic for Humanity for Elijah’s Promise, which helps connect individuals and families in need with social and health services.

He says his vision is for “every man, woman and child on the planet to become educated about the benefits of chiropractic.” Dr. Hahn created and appears regularly on IFCO-TV, an online television show he created for the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO). He is active with the IFCO, and he is a board member of the Garden State Chiropractic Society. He has written a book, 47 Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor, available on Amazon.

Dr. Hahn serves Sherman College as a member of the Board of Regents, a group of individuals who provide for the advancement of the college with annual gifts. He is a longtime member of the college’s Reach Out and Recruit Program and is dedicated to building the profession by speaking at career fairs, local colleges and high schools, and by hosting career events for prospective students in his town. In fact, he referred a student who is currently enrolled at Sherman College, and several who have already graduated.

He is a sought-after speaker in the chiropractic profession, and has presented at the Berkshires Philosophy Seminar, New Beginnings, Schubel Vision Seminars, Chiropassion Seminars, Mile High Chiropractic, Garden State Chiropractic Society programs, Sherman College Lyceum, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and more. He has presented on the Sherman Connect conference call series as well.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 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.

 

Barbara and Jim Dubel, D.C., Presented with Sherman College’s Highest Service Award

Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara Dubel

Middletown, NJ, chiropractor Jim Dubel, D.C., and his wife and chiropractic assistant, Barbara “Babs” Dubel, have been presented with the Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award by Sherman College of Chiropractic.

The Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award is presented at the discretion of the president and therefore not awarded every year. This award was created to honor the Gelardis (Sherman College’s founders) and also the recipients who are deemed to have the same qualities as the Gelardis. It is given to individuals to recognize their unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.

Jim Dubel is a Palmer graduate and opened Health in Hand Chiropractic in New Jersey with his wife, Babs, at his side in 1980. Ten years later they started the New Beginning for a New Future Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend, known best as New Beginnings. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown under their direction and guidance. It is now one of the premier chiropractic philosophy events in the nation, drawing hundreds of chiropractors as attendees and attracting the best of the best in chiropractic philosophy presenters. New Beginnings is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Like the Gelardis, the Dubels remain steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic principles and serve as an example for the rest of the profession. They have sacrificed much in their service to chiropractic. They are pioneers leading the way for future generations, and their visionary leadership is inspiring. The couple remains steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic profession and has raised their three children in the same principled lifestyle. One of their children, Stephanie, is currently a student at Sherman College.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 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.

Sherman College Names Chiropractor of the Year, Regent of the Year and Other Award Recipients 2016

Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 43rd Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education 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. The college is proud to announce the following 2016 award recipients:

 

 

Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara DubelThom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara Dubel

Middletown, NJ, chiropractor Jim Dubel, D.C., and his wife and chiropractic assistant, Barbara “Babs” Dubel, were presented with the Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award, an award presented at the discretion of the president and therefore not awarded every year. This award was created to honor the Gelardis (Sherman College’s founders) and also the recipients who are deemed to have the same qualities as the Gelardis. It is given to individuals to recognize their unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.

Jim Dubel is a Palmer graduate and opened Health in Hand Chiropractic in New Jersey with his wife, Babs, at his side in 1980. Ten years later they started the New Beginning for a New Future Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend, known best as New Beginnings. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown under their direction and guidance. It is now one of the premier chiropractic philosophy events in the nation, drawing hundreds of chiropractors as attendees and attracting the best of the best in chiropractic philosophy presenters. New Beginnings is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Like the Gelardis, the Dubels remain steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic principles and serve as an example for the rest of the profession. They have sacrificed much in their service to chiropractic. They are pioneers leading the way for future generations, and their visionary leadership is inspiring. The couple remains steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic profession and has raised their three children in the same principled lifestyle. One of their children, Stephanie, is currently a student at Sherman College.

 

Chiropractor of the Year: Dr. Frank HahnChiropractor of the Year: Dr. Frank Hahn

Franklin Park, NJ, chiropractor Frank Hahn, D.C., was named Chiropractor of the Year, an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the principled chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hahn is a successful and principled chiropractor who thrives on service – serving his patients and his community, serving Sherman College, and serving the profession. A 2003 Sherman College graduate, he is owner and director of a thriving practice, Chiropractic LifeCenter, in Franklin Park, NJ, and he also provides care through Chiropractic for Humanity for Elijah’s Promise, which helps connect individuals and families in need with social and health services.

He says his vision is for “every man, woman and child on the planet to become educated about the benefits of chiropractic.” Dr. Hahn created and appears regularly on IFCO-TV, an online television show he created for the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO). He is active with the IFCO, and he is a board member of the Garden State Chiropractic Society. He has written a book, 47 Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor. He is a sought-after speaker in the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hahn serves Sherman College as a member of the Board of Regents, is a longtime member of the college’s Reach Out and Recruit Program and is dedicated to building the profession by speaking at career fairs, local colleges and high schools, and by hosting career events for prospective students in his town. In fact, he referred a student who is currently enrolled at Sherman College, and several who have already graduated.

 

Regent of the Year: Dr. Catherine Silver-RiddellRegent of the Year: Dr. Catherine Silver-Riddell

Inwood, WV, chiropractor Catherine Silver-Riddell, D.C., was named Regent of the Year, an award presented in recognition of her 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. Though she has only been a Sherman College Regent for seven years, Dr. Silver-Riddell’s contributions have been significant and noteworthy. She is a member of the President’s Circle, the highest commitment level group in the Regent Program.

Dr. Riddell has been a pioneer in the chiropractic profession for 40 years, beginning with her inclusion as part of the first graduating class of Sherman College. She has participated in hundreds of postgraduate professional seminars such including Sherman College’s annual Lyceum, and she has brought restorative health and wellness to more than 8,000 patients thus far in her career. She is still serving patients of all ages at her practice in Inwood, WV. She resides with her husband, Roland, in Winchester, VA, and is an active member of her church, choir and community.

Help People with a Career in Chiropractic: Sherman College to Host Showcase Events in July, October

Showcase Sherman weekend 2016Sherman College of Chiropractic welcomes future doctors of chiropractic to campus four times a year for its popular “Showcase Sherman” event, where guests will discover why Fast Company, Forbes, Career Cast and other organizations repeatedly name chiropractic as a top job and see what sets Sherman apart as a leader in chiropractic education. The remaining 2016 Showcase Sherman weekends will be held July 22-23 and October 21-22.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, chiropractic employment opportunities are growing much faster than average for all occupations. Employment of chiropractors is expected to increase by 17 percent this decade. 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.

Showcase Sherman Weekend is a two-day event for prospective students and college advisors. This weekend is designed to ignite a passion for leadership as well as help students begin their pursuit of an exciting career in the health and wellness field of chiropractic.

During Showcase Sherman, visitors will tour Sherman’s campus, including the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. They will talk with current students about the curriculum and learn about the academic program, campus community, financial aid and housing options.

Highlights from the weekend include:

  • A welcome session with Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero
  • Leadership experiences geared toward preparing students to be confident and effective leaders through team building, planning, and decision making
  • Palpation demonstration given by Sherman faculty members and leading interns
  • Passion-filled discussions with currently practicing chiropractors and alumni
  • A campus tour including Sherman’s Chiropractic Health Center, which serves the local community with approximately 30,000 patient visits each year
  • Personalized “Spartanburg Living” tour of downtown and several local apartment complexes

Showcase events are available once a quarter. The college also hosts personalized tours and visits to campus each week. For more information about visiting Sherman College, call Emily Wood at 864-578-8770, ext. 271, email ewood@sherman.edu or visit http://www.sherman.edu/showcase/.

The Rubicon Group Funds $20,000 for Research on the Effects of Chiropractic Care on Stroke Patients

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The Rubicon Group (TRG) has announced a funding commitment of $20,000 (NZD) to the Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Auckland, New Zealand, in support of a randomized clinical trial entitled “The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Functional Outcomes, Somatosensory Processing and Motor Control in Patients Who Have Suffered from a Stroke.”

The proposed stroke study will be the first of its kind, and ground-breaking, particularly if it’s possible to show that chiropractic care improves brain function and neuromuscular control in people who have suffered from a stroke. The clinical trial will involve scientists from Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, Riphah International University, Pakistan, and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

The Rubicon Group is a collaborative effort of Sherman College of Chiropractic, Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, McTimoney College of Chiropractic, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, McTimoney Chiropractic Association, the Scottish Chiropractic Association and the United Chiropractic Association.

Participants in this study must have had a stroke at least six weeks prior to their involvement in the study and have ongoing neurological deficits due to the stroke. A crossover design will be used, and participants will act as their own controls. The study will compare the effects of a single session of chiropractic care addressing vertebral subluxations to a passive movement control intervention on outcome measures that assess sensorimotor function.

The outcome measures for the trial will assess whether a single session of chiropractic care improves performance in the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) and whether it increases muscle power, strength, and cortical drive and reduces fatigue in stroke survivors who have muscle weakness. The TUG and measures of strength and fatigue are clinically relevant outcome measures in the assessment of stroke rehabilitation.

The H reflex, m waves, strength, fatigue and v waves are clinical and neurophysiological measures that have previously been shown to change following chiropractic care and are also important indicators of changes in central nervous system function that are important for motor recovery following a stroke.

This trial will also assess motor unit recruitment pattern changes after chiropractic care. This will be achieved with multi-array EMG electrodes (subject to the ability of the participant to move their own muscles). Other outcome measures will assess how the brain and target muscles communicate (EEG-EMG coherence) and will also assess which brain regions are involved with any changes that are observed in somatosensory processing following the chiropractic care session.

Identifying the relevant brain regions involved will be assessed using somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and a cap that has 62 EEG recording electrodes. In several past studies utilizing SEPs it has been shown that adjusting vertebral subluxations can alter the way the brain processes and responds to sensory information from the upper limb. It was recently demonstrated, in an award winning international collaboration, that the brain changes that occur after a single session of chiropractic care take place in the prefrontal cortex.

The Rubicon Group joins the United Chiropractic Association (UK), the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the chiropractic profession in New Zealand in supporting this study.

 

 

Miss America Organization and Sherman College Partner to Offer Potential of $5.6 Million in Scholarship Funds

 

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Miss American and Sherman College of Chiropractic

Sherman College of Chiropractic and The Miss America Organization have announced the addition of a full chiropractic scholarship available to all 52 contestants who will compete in the 2017 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City.

Sherman College has opened the door to the chiropractic profession for young women by annually donating a full-tuition scholarship to each of the 52 national contestants in the Miss America Organization. This award is available to any state competition winners within the Miss America Organization who advance to compete in the 2017 Miss America Competition.

The scholarship award consists of a full in-kind tuition waiver, a total value of more than $100,000 per student ($7,766 per quarter for the 14-quarter program). If utilized by all 52 national contestants, the total scholarship offering from Sherman College would equal $5.6 million.

“We are eager to reach more young leaders and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., of the college’s partnership with the Miss America Organization. “I think it is especially fitting to join forces with an organization which shares our focus on service and our desire to make a positive global impact.”

The scholarship introduction was spearheaded by former Miss New Hampshire, Stephanie Mills, D.C., who attended chiropractic school herself through a scholarship she was awarded while competing at Miss America.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sherman College of Chiropractic for their generous support of women’s education,” said Josh Randle, MAO’s Chief Operating Officer. “In a time where student debt plagues our country, this scholarship opportunity will enable future state titleholders like Dr. Mills to pursue a quality education and advance their careers in the chiropractic field.”

The Miss America Organization is proud to continue expanding the scholarship opportunities awarded to its contestants each year and is pleased to partner with Sherman College of Chiropractic to provide quality education to the incredible young women who participate in the Miss America Organization.

FREE VISIT at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center for our Valentines 2016

Sherman College hearts and hands valentines promotion

What: Free visits on Sweetheart Day at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center
(Appointments are recommended.)
Who: All current Health Center patients will receive a free visit
Current patients only; x-rays not included.
{New patients are always our sweethearts; the first visit to our HC is free.}
When: Monday, February 15, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why: We love and appreciate our patients!
Where: Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center
2020 Springfield Road, Spartanburg, SC 29316
Contact: Shirlene Burnsed or Tammy Windham
sburnsed@sherman.edu or twindham@sherman.edu
864-578-8777
Online: Go to www.sherman.edu/hc.

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