Michael Lenarz, D.C., Named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College

Lenarz_ChirofYearJune 12, 2012

Mount Vernon, WA, chiropractor Michael Lenarz, D.C., has been named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Chiropractor of the Year Award is an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the chiropractic profession.

A chiropractor, author and consultant, Dr. Lenarz was a member of the Sherman College Board of Trustees from June 2008 until May 2012, serving as vice chair and chair. He is a long-standing member of both the Sherman College Alumni Association and Sherman College Board of Regents.

His manuscript, The Chiropractic Way (Bantam Books, 2003), was the first introductory book published on chiropractic by a major publisher. He is founder of Health First Chiropractic, with numerous upper cervical offices, serving clients throughout Washington State, and co-founder of Dynamic Life Chiropractic, serving people in Michigan. He previously served as a consultant with Five Star Management and currently owns The Chiropractic Way Consulting firm, working with chiropractors throughout North America as a business management consultant.

A 1987 graduate of Sherman College, Dr. Lenarz is a member of the Blair Upper Cervical Society and the Washington State Chiropractic Association.  

Sherman College named its 2012 award recipients May 24-26 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.

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Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals 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

 

Here’s To A Well-Deserved Summer Break!

We are all about to embark on a well-deserved summer break, each of us heading to a different location. Let’s see, I know students from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Maine, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina and South Carolina mostly. And, I also know students returning to Malaysia, Thailand, and Germany!

I will be driving to Wisconsin to visit family, stopping in Illinois to see more family. Wisconsin has always been a dream-place for me. Growing up in Chicago, Wisconsin was the place to vacation to. As a young adult I felt really lucky to be able to live there and graduate from the University of Wisconsin. Now I contemplate whether I wish to start a practice there. Not sure because I have spent many years in New England, since undergraduate school, which has also been very special. 

In any case, we will soak up what was once a farm-dominated state with wonderful down-to-earth people. We’ll visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead again and the Swedish shops that are nearby. Definitely there will be trips to the antique stores! Last year I found an amazing cache of Lu-Ray Pastel dishes that just happened to be on sale!!!

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We may visit an alpaca farm for my sister-in-laws’ home wool projects. That will be fun, fun, fun! She’s considering bringing one home!!!  

Alpacas

Which one do you think it will be? (Last time I went to an animal “shelter” with my brother to look for some barn cats, I brought a beautiful calico kitty home! Hmmm, aren’t the alpacas cute?) Perhaps we’ll preview adopting a pinto pony? OK, we’ll just pet them. 🙂

And I’m sure we’ll check in with a local chiropractor after the long trip in the car. 

Ahhh! I’m ready!! Hope everyone else has a lovely, well deserved summer break!!

Diane

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

June 12, 2012

Sherman College honored eight chiropractors during its annual Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education 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. The college is proud to announce the following 2012 award recipients:

  • Chiropractor of the Year                   Michael Lenarz, D.C.
  • Regent of the Year                           Alan Ott, D.C.
  • Rising Star Award                            Matthew Christopher & Elizabeth Rice Christopher, D.C.s
  • ROAR Career Advisor of the Year      Anthony Monnin, D.C.
  • Service to the Profession Award       Donald Epstein, D.C
  • Service to Sherman College Award    Lester Lamm, D.C.            
  • Spirit of Sherman College Award       Jerry Tishman, D.C.

Chiropractor of the Year: Dr. Michael Lenarz

Mount Vernon, WA, chiropractor Michael Lenarz, D.C., has been named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Chiropractor of the Year Award is an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the chiropractic profession. A chiropractor, author and consultant, Dr. Lenarz was a member of the Sherman College Board of Trustees from June 2008 until May 2012, serving as vice chair and chair. He is a long-standing member of both the Sherman College Alumni Association and Sherman College Board of Regents.

His manuscript, The Chiropractic Way (Bantam Books, 2003), was the first introductory book published on chiropractic by a major publisher. He is founder of Health First Chiropractic, with numerous upper cervical offices, serving clients throughout Washington State, and co-founder of Dynamic Life Chiropractic, serving people in Michigan. He previously served as a consultant with Five Star Management and currently owns The Chiropractic Way Consulting firm, working with chiropractors throughout North America as a business management consultant. A 1987 graduate of Sherman College, Dr. Lenarz is a member of the Blair Upper Cervical Society and the Washington State Chiropractic Association.  

Regent of the Year: Dr. Alan Ott

Westfield, NY, chiropractor Alan Ott, D.C., has been named Regent of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award was presented in recognition of Ott’s outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the college’s Board of Regents. Dr. Ott has been a member of the Board of Regents since 1980 when he met the college’s founder.

This board is comprised of individuals dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through their financial donations. Regents are leaders in the profession and also participate in activities that give visibility and stature to Sherman College through speaking engagements, legislative roles, student referrals, or financial support.

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Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals 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

 

Matthew Christopher and Elizabeth Rice Christopher, D.C.s, Named Rising Stars

Christophers_Rising Stars
June 12, 2012

Williamsburg, KY, chiropractors Matthew Christopher and Elizabeth Rice Christopher, D.C.s, were recently named Rising Stars by Sherman College of Chiropractic. The Rising Star Award is given to recent Sherman College graduates who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in their community.

Dr. Matthew Christopher is a June 2009 graduate and Dr. Elizabeth Rice Christopher is a September 2009 graduate of Sherman College. After associating in Hazard and Prestonsburg, KY, the couple opened Christopher Chiropractic in August 2010, where they currently employ several part time staff members. Christopher Chiropractic is a division of Eagle Health and Wellness, P.S.C.

Christopher Chiropractic was voted Best of the Best in the 2012 People’s Awards for chiropractic offices in Williamsburg. The Christophers give back to their community by sponsoring local high school and college sports teams. They are members of the Keep Kids Safe coalition to provide car seat safety checks and are involved with promoting community sports and fitness activities.

Sherman College named its 2012 award recipients May 24-26 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.

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Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals 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

Ready for a new quarter

There is a clear feeling of excitement around here right now as we finish up our final week before finals begin. Many, including myself are excited to finish the quarter and have over three weeks off without having to worry about classes and exams.

Though those are great reasons to be excited, there is more to it than just the excitement of a break from school. There is excitement about change and beginning something new. In just a few short weeks we will be advancing to another new quarter, with one more under our belts, there will be a new class of students here to do another crazy bagelfest and we will all be one step closer to the goal of earning our DC degree and begining our lives in the greatest profession in the world.

Sometimes with the stresses of school life we get a little weighed down and forget the reason we are here, but at least for me, the changing of quarters is a good reminder that helps me to get reenergized about about why I am here. I've already seen miracles happen in my own life and the lives of those closest to me because of chiropractic and the decision to be here at school. I look forward to being able to see those happen for the rest of my career.

Chris

Sherman College of Chiropractic Prepares for Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Chiropractic has begun a search for the college’s next president, says Chairman Peter Kevorkian, D.C. The board is looking for a new leader to take the college to its next level of growth.

Sherman’s fourth president, Jon C. Schwartzbauer, D.C., announced May 24 that he is stepping down; Schwartzbauer will oversee day-to-day operations and serve the college as needed while the Board of Trustees conducts its search. Schwartzbauer has served as the college’s president since 2007, leading the college through reaffirmation of both institutional and programmatic accreditation, improving student learning and patient care, and implementing a comprehensive chiropractic curriculum.

Kevorkian says the board is seeking nominations and applications for a proven and dynamic leader to serve as the organization’s president. “The successful candidate will have a strong track record in inspiring, motivating and leading a senior management team and will take on the significant leadership role of representing Sherman College’s vision in the chiropractic profession,” he shares.

The college president will report to the Board of Trustees and should have a distinguished record of leadership, management and service in his/her field (D.C. preferred) including higher education, business and/or government experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Nominations and applications (see details here) should be addressed to the college, to the attention of the Presidential Search Committee, and should be submitted by July 31, 2012.   

June Already?!….

Well today is already June 1st. Where has the time gone? This quarter has blown by, and to think that finals are going to be here before I know it. So why is it that each day seems to be long and filled with great useful information, yet the weeks and months seem to pass with every blink I take? It is really scary to think that in a short two weeks I will have already completed a year of Chiropractic School (do not get me wrong I am filled with so many emotions such as joy, relief, excitement, and satisfaction but again WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?).

It honestly felt like yesterday that I was moving down to South Carolina, getting used to the area, starting my first day of class, meeting new people, forming friendships, and trying to figure out how I was going to manage all the courses. Surprisingly, the course load was a lot easier than I expected. I think because I love Chiropractic and want to be the best Chiropractor possible, I engage myself in my studies which makes the material and quarters more enjoyable.

Ok, again do not get me wrong, in no way am I saying that it is EASY but more so that when you enjoy something and have fun with it the time goes faster. So, for any new or even current student in the program, take advantage of what you are doing and learning here at Sherman. Engage yourself as much as possible and get the most out of this experience. Don’t blink because the time will fly by before you have a chance to jump on.

Samantha

Is There Division Within the Profession?

Every profession including Chiropractic has both good and bad things in the profession. The question that seems to arise is whether there is more good or bad. What is your opinion? Are there more good things or bad things about the Chiropractic profession?

In my opinion, I would have to say that the good qualities highly outweigh the bad qualities. Yet, there are bad qualities that may eventually harm the profession if these do not get addressed and straightened out. There are so many wonderful things about Chiropractic that I could honestly go on for days! For example, Chiropractors help people while allowing the body to heal itself….. what more do I have to say?!

Ok, so I understand that there are so many passionate people in this profession but what is it that is tearing the profession apart? I believe that Chiropractors are so worried about claiming their technique is the best that they do not see the big picture. Chiropractic is about the Science, Philosophy, and ART. There are so many different techniques but who can honestly say which one is the “best”? Instead of arguing and fighting about which one is better, why not just appreciate all that is available. Honestly, as long as the patient is getting the best possible care, does it truly matter in which way it is accomplished?

Again, I understand everyone has their own opinion and this is just mine. But what is your opinion?

Samantha

 

The Simplest Things In Life

What can be better than to be out on the water on such a beautiful day? Being the temperature was perfect and I have not had the opportunity to go kayaking, I decided that today would be that day. Let me tell you, it was exactly what I needed. Being able to just take in the nature and not have to worry about anything.
I never realized how much I truly enjoyed kayaking until I was unable to go since I moved to South Carolina. The hardest part was trying to determine where exactly we wanted to go. Back home, we always tended to go in flowing water (usually down the river) but down here it is hard to figure out what river to go on, but also where you can put in and pull out.
Therefore, since we did not completely figure that out we decided that we were just going to go to a lake.  We had all plans on going to Edwin Johnson Lake but somehow ended up at Lake Craig. I have never been to Edwin Johnson Lake but I can say that Lake Craig was beautiful. There was a great boat launch which made putting the kayaks in super easy.
Well after three hours of just taking in the scenery, sun, and nature we decided to paddle in to shore and plan our next trip (which will be this Saturday!). I guess I finally understand what it means when people say, “you always want what you don’t have.” I finally have kayaking back in my “life”.

Samantha

Sherman Knows How to “Roar” in the Twenties

Sherman College could not have picked a better theme for the 2012 Lyceum banquet. Being this was my first lyceum I was not sure what to expect. But I can say that all my expectations were met. For anyone who was not able to make the banquet, the theme was the “Roaring Twenties”. Let me tell you, so many people came ready to have a good time.

Let me give everyone a quick rundown for all of you unfortunate ones who could not attend. The food was wonderful (they had a carving station for meats, mashed potato bar, pasta bar, salad bar, and cheese/bread bar). The students who participated in decorations left no room for disappointment. Finally, the photo booth that almost everyone took advantage of in order to let their “inner kid” come out.

With so many doctors, students, faculty, and friends everyone was ready to let loose and get their boogie on. The girls came looking their best in flapper dresses while the men where all decked out in their suits. There was not one song that the dance floor was not filled. Everyone was dancing and letting all their worries behind them. This lyceum did not disappoint in any aspect. Hopefully for anyone who could not make it this year, will make sure to be there next year!

Samantha