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


No Time to Waste!

“It’s our time…”  Jim Dubel, D.C. says. (!) Wow! What does that mean? Well, let me back up a bit. Here is his quote:   

“It's our time and we all must join together to change the world… This Spring at New Beginnings!! Come join the family and the N.B. movement back to the principles of Chiropractic!!” 

It was taken directly from the New Beginnings Facebook page. He is inviting all D.C.s and all D.C.s “2 be” to the conference that will be held in April in New Jersey. 

So, what does this mean? It means lots of things! It means if you’re a Chiropractor you are invited. It means if you are a student, you are invited… I would say if you are a potential student you would be invited too! 

What else does it mean?  (This I think is the best part!) 

It means that “It’s our time.”  It’s …OUR …TIME! 

It’s ChiropracTICs’ time to fulfill itself! Many promising things are developing on the backstage of the profession and I feel they will soon become manifest! The renewed strength in the philosophy of Chiropractic is infectious. :)

And it’s time for ChiropracTIC to step out onto the stage of healing in a way that has yet to happen. Be a part of it!

I’m thinking… it’s …

          Time to Go!

          It’s About Time!  and

          There’s No Time Like the Present!

          And of course –

          There’s No Time to Waste!

Sherman will be represented there I’m sure! Hope y’all get going to New Beginnings this April for some ChiropracTIC SPIZZ! Look for; NewBeginningsChiropractic  @


FREE VISIT at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center on Valentine’s Day!

What:            Sweetheart Day at the Sherman College Health Center

Who:              All current Health Center patients will receive a free visit

                      For current patients only; x-rays not included.

                      {New patients are always our sweethearts; your first visit to our HC is free.}

 When:           Tuesday, February 14, from 1-7 p.m.

Why:              We love and appreciate our patients!

Where:           Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center

                      2020 Springfield Road in Spartanburg

Contact:          Shirlene Burnsed or Michelle Guffey   864-578-8777


Online:            Go to


Valentine’s Day

Pausing a moment to recognize that it's good to celebrate. Valentine's Day is a great holiday….but not for chocolate or roses or red wine. It's an opportunity to "Spread the Love!"

You know;  "All We Need Is Love"! 

At this time in my life I have spent most of it as an adult. Yet, even as a child I knew and still remember that spreading the love was really where it's at. I knew so well that I suffered when adults in my environment suffered. How is it that the adults don't know it? How is it that on a regular basis the adult world is filled with negative opinions, power mongering, one-up-man-ship, beauty contests where no one wins except the magazine cover, and political contests where much of it is all lies while the business of the world goes unattended?

My goodness – we have the power to change the world… and it is spent on the foolishness of hate and self-centeredness. 

I say; SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE! Care for someone and show it… take your energy and spend it in a wonderful way! Send a valentine, give a hug, share a positive thought, help someone over their little hump…it will make the world a better place. 

And then, do it again tomorrow! HAPPY  VALENTINE'S  ….. LIFE !!!


Have you connected yet?


Here’s hoping that as you peruse Sherman’s website you will see the fabulous opportunity that is being offered Monday evenings at 9:00 pm EST.  The Sherman Board has done a terrific job of putting a together an incredible line up of speakers for the Monday night conference calls that are free to anyone who is interested in joining in! 

All you have to do is call in just before 9 p.m. EST and sit back and listen to some incredible chiropractic speakers that will have you so fired up and committed to the profession than you won’t know how  to sit in your seat any longer! 

~Give it a go ~ in fact ~ you don’t have to wait until Monday night ~
~You can listen to the archived speakers any time!  Enjoy! ~


Sherman Granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation from CCE

January 27, 2012

Sherman Granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation from CCE

On January 24, 2012, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) notified Sherman College of Chiropractic that it has reaffirmed accreditation of the doctor of chiropractic degree program.  Reaffirmation marks the beginning of a new eight-year cycle of scheduled accreditation reporting and site visit activities.

“Reaffirmation is the result of much hard work and dedication by the employees, students, trustees and many supporters of Sherman College,” says Sherman accreditation liaison and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert L. Irwin, D.C. “The accreditation process itself makes Sherman College a stronger institution. We have created a more comprehensive chiropractic education; made our program and our clinic more patient-centered to address the needs of healthcare consumers today; and improved teaching and learning, enhancing our ability to graduate skilled, compassionate and successful doctors of chiropractic to serve the public,” he adds. “We are happy to see our efforts acknowledged through the reaffirmation of accreditation.”

The reaffirmation process includes the college’s continuous assessment of program outcomes to determine its effectiveness in relation to its mission, goals and objectives.  Accreditation is a status granted by the CCE to doctor of chiropractic degree programs and institutions that have been found to meet the CCE Standards.

CCE is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. As stated on its web site, “CCE seeks to insure the quality of chiropractic education in the United States by means of accreditation, educational improvement and public information. CCE develops accreditation criteria to assess how effectively programs or institutions plan, implement and evaluate their mission and goals, program objectives, inputs, resources and outcomes of their chiropractic programs.”

Official Accreditation Statements

The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Sherman College of Chiropractic is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877, Web site:

Sherman College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the doctor of chiropractic degree.