Get Involved with the “Dance A Thon”

There are so many people who want to get involved with the community, yet are not exactly how they can help out. If you’re the type who likes to help the community and volunteer for community service, you may want to listen up.

Dance-a-thonThe Gibbs Cancer Center is in the process of putting an event together in order to raise money for the Gibbs Cancer Center and is looking for students from every college to participate. They decided they are going to try to pull an “All Nighter”. This is a fundraising partnership between Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation, Gibbs Cancer Center, and all 7 Spartanburg colleges.  The event is slated to be held in February 2013 and will last 15-16 hours.  It is going to be an exciting challenge coordinating 7 colleges into one huge fundraiser.

    Now the question is how can you help out and get involved? Easy, there are meetings once a month on Monday nights for an hour and half. They are looking for people with skills in every area (such as communication, media, marketing, computers, etc.) in order to help pull this event together. If you are interested in helping out please let me know ( Even if you do not want to help on the committee, you can still be involved and attend the event in February.

Currently, all the schools are working together to come up with a name, a logo, and a “branding” for this event. There were some great ideas brought up at the last meeting and the final decision will be made at the next meeting on March 19, 2012. Yet, with so much to still plan we are off to a wonderful start!




Tough Week at Sherman

This week is a tough one here at Sherman. However, it's probably not for the reasons that you would think. This is the week before finals and it is supposed to reach 80 degrees this week. On top of that, as a twelve week quarter instead of eleven, many of my classes have already finished their curriculum for the quarter, and are just waiting for finals. It's monday afternoon and I'm already finished for the week with 4 of my 8 classes, and by 11:00 am tomorrow I will be done with 6. The smart side of my brain tells me that this is a perfect opportunity to be responsible and begin studying early for my finals, but there's another very persuasive side of my brain that is already looking forward to an extra long weekend to come and beautiful weather leading into it. I know this may seem to some to be a very inconsequential dilemma to have, but this is a very stressful situation after a full quarter of regular routine where I knew exactly how much study time was available each day and worked hard at keeping the appropriate balance. I'm sure I'll figure it out. Well, I'd better go, the warm weather is calling, I mean, the books are calling.



 Mad  as  a  Hatter? 



Mad  as  a  March  Hare?



Mad  about You?



Mad  Eye Moody?

!!  NOT  QUITE  !!


At Sherman College of Chiropractic, we’re all



PART  I , II,  & III 

 Good Luck, Everyone !!!!


Fun In Spartanburg

The weekend is finally here. No exams, assignments, or big to do’s for this week. So now the question is what can I do that is fun and cheap in the Spartanburg area?

As I sit and pounder my options, I decide that maybe a basketball game would be fun. To my surprise there are two games today (USC Upstate and Wofford). Being I know people who attend USC Upstate, I figure why not go and cheer on the Spartans (I found out that not only was it Senior Night but also the Spartans are 3rd in their conference and one of the Spartan players are nominated for the player of the year—which means it should be a great game).

Also, being I am a current Sherman College student I got into the game for $1 by showing my ID. What more can you ask for especially if you enjoy sports like me. You not only get to watch a great game but it is ONLY $1. As the game proceeded, the Spartans were playing with real enthusiasm (with their 2 seniors on the floor). Both teams played hard and it was a very enjoyable game to sit back and watch. The Spartans came out victorious with a win over Stetson 72 to USC Upstate 90. Of course when the team you go to cheer on WINS it makes it so much better

Next, I decided that being I was already on the USC Upstate campus why not go over to the wellness center and play a couple games of racquetball. To my surprise again, (let me tell you all sorts of surprises are showing up) the last Saturday of every month it is free to use their facility.

Usually, the USC Upstate Wellness Center costs $5 dollars for a pass but there is everything you could want or need such as: Basketball courts, racquetball courts, indoor track, exercise equipment, swimming pool, Zumba classes, and that is just a few things they offer. So after I played 3 intense games of racquetball I decided to call it a day and head home.

So with nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon in Spartanburg, I looked and found some great options that were fun and cheap. It only cost me $1 to have a fantastic afternoon filled with enjoyment, exercise, and fun. When you least expect it, you encounter so many wonderful opportunities. Don’t be afraid to get out there and try new things.

Quote: “There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior


Board of Trustees Visit

"I will sell Chiropractic, serve Chiropractic, and save Chiropractic if it will take me twenty life times to do it. I will promote it within the law, without the law, in keeping with the law or against the law in order to get sick people well and keep the well from getting sick." 
— B.J. Palmer

This is a quote brought to us today in an assembly by Dr. Daniel Knowles, member of the Sherman Board of Trustees. There is a spirit in this quote that I love. One may argue whether or not we chiroprac-TORS actually "get sick people well." It's a philosophical question. One may argue that the concept is medically oriented. As for me, I look to the spirit of the message and gain from it what I will.  

In this case I hear the dedication of B.J. Palmer to the principles, to the application and the purpose of chiropractic. He knew what chiropractic was and is capable of. That is something to contemplate in and of itself.


Meet Samantha!

Hi, my name is Samantha. I am from a small place in Pennsylvania known as Wapwallopen. Since I was seven years old I wanted to become either a chiropractor or a lawyer. I was never totally sure which one would best fit me and my personality.

When I was fifteen years old, I became deathly ill and found that ONLY a chiropractor was willing to take the time to find what was truly wrong with me. Because of that doctor’s dedication and excitement for chiropractic, he was able to help me overcome all my health issues. From that moment I realized that allowing the body to heal itself makes so much more sense than any other methods of healing.

I FINALLY knew that I wanted to become a Chiropractor and that was my calling in life! If I can help one person and give someone answers my life would have fulfillment.

Since then, I have started to develop a true passion for chiropractic. Yet, after only a short time at Sherman my love, dedication, and enthusiasm has only grown stronger. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!


Teaching ourselves

It is nice to be at a school where other students are just as passionate about the subjects as I am. I came to chiropractic school because I was fortunate to have met a chiropractor who introduced me to the foundation of chiropractic philosophy, that the human body is designed to function properly without the need of supplementation and surgery. These are only a last resort when your choices or circumstances have limited your body's natural ability. It's exciting to now be in a school where both other students and the faculty share in this philosophical foundation. Many of the teachers teach these philosophies directly, whether teaching about anatomy, or psychology, and all of us are able to get involved and gain a better understanding of the career that will carry usthrough the rest of our lives. However, we have learned that sometimes the way that we learn best is when a controversial subject arises because it encourages us to study for ourselves. Outside research was nearly unheard of when I was working on my undergraduate degree, but here, when a subject of controversy arises, students return the next day with 10 pages of research to discuss. This proves to me that the education that we are getting is based on a solid foundation, and my classmates are going to be an asset to the profession when they get into practice.



SC in February

South Carolina is a nice place to be in February. As a former resident of the state of Idaho, South Carolina culture is certainly a little different, but then, so is the weather. In Idaho this time of year there is usually several inches, to several feet of snow, with no hope of the frostbite wearing off for at least another month, sometimes two. I apologize for the white feet, but the photo attached was taken on February 24th. The temperature was 72 degrees. As much as I love the intermountain west, I can handle a couple of years of sunshine and warm weather all year round.

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Meet Chris!

ChrisZAs a biology student, in my undergraduate schooling I had looked at medicine and dentistry as possible options, but when neither one ignited my interest I gravitated toward wildlife management because I had always enjoyed the outdoors. As I neared completion of my bachelor’s degree I found that as much as I enjoyed the outdoors, a career in it just was not going to be fulfilling, so I graduated college without a good idea of what I really wanted to do.

After working for several years in sales-related fields, my wife introduced me to a chiropractor that she had met through her job. The first thing he did was share the philosophy behind chiropractic which made sense to me. The idea that the body is designed to take care of itself was a concept that I had always believed but had never been able to articulate. After researching for a few days and seeing how chiropractic fit naturally into my own philosophy and scientific background, I knew I had finally found the occupation that would be fulfilling and help me take care of my young family. 

Though he is not a graduate of Sherman College, the D.C. that had introduced me to chiropractic recommended Sherman as the best school for learning chiropracTIC philosophy and technique. Since arriving here, I have found his advice to be accurate.

As a first quarter student, I came in expecting a curriculum the would continue to feed the fire of chiropractic excitement that began with my first introduction to chiropracTIC, and I haven’t been disappointed. The instructors here are excited to teach their work to a new generation of chiropractors and all seem to have a sincere desire to help each student to be successful while here in school and later in practice. The small size of the school and the classes also helps students develop quick friendships and a community atmosphere where a student can feel comfortable asking for help when it’s needed. 

After completion of my D.C. degree here, I plan to return to Kentucky and partner with the D.C. that introduced me to chiropractic for a few years before moving on to my own practice. I have a lot of thoughts now about how to run my practice and things that I want to incorporate into it, but I look forward to the rest of my chiropractic schooling here to continue to get new ideas that will help me in my practice and in life.


Sherman Shows Heart with Free Valentine Visits, Donations to Oklahaven

February 21, 2012

Interns and clinic doctors at Sherman College of Chiropractic recently showed their appreciation for health center patients, offering more than 120 free chiropractic visits during “Sweetheart’s Day” on February 14. The college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center also raised money for Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center.

During Sweetheart’s Day, current clinic patients were offered a free visit, and many took advantage of the offer, resulting in a busy day for interns and supervising faculty. “We wanted to celebrate current patients and show them how thankful we are that they trust the Sherman Health Center for their chiropractic care,” said Dean of Clinics Keith Henry, D.C. “Valentine’s Day was a great fit for showing our appreciation.”

The college took further advantage of the February 14 date by participating in an annual “Have a Heart” campaign, accepting donations for Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center. Oklahaven, a nonprofit organization in Oklahoma City, OK, specializes in providing chiropractic care for mentally and physically challenged children. The center has had high success rates with children with such disorders as cerebral palsy, autism, sensory related disorders such as ADD/ADHD), colic, asthma, ear infections,  juvenile arthritis, and paralysis. Oklahaven has been helping children since 1962 and does not receive any government assistance.

The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is a teaching clinic for students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns, under direct supervision of licensed faculty chiropractors, provide quality and affordable chiropractic care to Upstate South Carolina residents through approximately 20,000 visits to the health center each year.

The facility serves as the hands-on learning site for the college’s chiropractic interns while also providing them with the experience essential to developing their clinical competence and creating a successful chiropractic practice after graduation. In addition, interns and faculty participate in spinal checks and health talks at community events throughout the year.




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 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