Determination!

Yes, there are obstacles.
And lots of excuses.
Some people get sidetracked
And never make it.
 
Others – the ones we admire –
Get the job done anyway.
 
It's called determination.

This is quote is actually a poster hanging near the "Ready Room"
(intern room) in the Sherman Chiropractic College Health Center.

Diane

Naples Chiropractor Appointed to Board of Trustees at Sherman College

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Naples, FL, chiropractor Shane J. Walker, D.C., has joined the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. Walker, who is in private practice at Trinity Chiropractic in Naples, is a 2000 Sherman College graduate and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. He is current president of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO).

The Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Chiropractic is a visionary group of professionals dedicated to carrying out the college’s mission, goals and objectives to educate chiropractors, conduct relevant research and serve humanity with high quality health care. Members are elected to serve a four-year term.

“The day of my graduation from Sherman College, I knew that involvement with the college would be a part of my future,” Walker says of joining the Board. “Chiropractic is our entire life, and helping Sherman College take its place as the premier chiropractic institution is the logical next step for me. I see a huge vision for Sherman and I am honored to serve.”

As president of the IFCO, Walker led the organization to 25 percent growth in just 18 months – the result, he explains, of establishing a clear vision and plan. “I plan to bring the same energy and commitment to my role on the Board at Sherman College,” he says.

In addition to his service to the IFCO and private practice in Naples, Walker is host of the radio and television program, “The Wellness Hour.” He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation of Florida and the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples.

Walker is a member of the Sherman College Board of Regents, a group of individuals dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education at Sherman through their financial donations. Sherman College honored him with the Service Distinction Award in 2009 in recognition of his contributions, time and commitment to the chiropractic profession, the public and the college. He was honored with the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award when he graduated in 2000.

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For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic
2020 Springfield Road
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, S.C. 29304
Telephone (864) 578-8770, ext. 242
Fax (864) 599-4860
E-mail krhodes@sherman.edu

Sherman College of Chiropractic educates, graduates and supports doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas and one of just 18 in the U.S. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a graduate program known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

Philosophy by Fire: Bonfire

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New Beginnings Philosophy Club sponsored a Friday evening “Philosophy by Fire” on the Sherman Campus a few weeks ago. It was the re-creation of a tradition from some time ago when students would often gather by the fire with guitar and refreshments. 

Back in the woods there is a rustic amphitheater of wooden seats, small stage and a circle of stones for a fire. OOOooh, doesn’t that sound like fun? A FIRE CIRCLE! 

It was a lot of fun! A bit hot though, as it was late August and the night had not yet cooled. The fire was huge and mesmerizing. There were marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate for S’mores. Sticks were even provided for roasting. 🙂

Dr. Jon Hart opened the Sherman Museum for students and prospective students to visit. Dr. Ron Castellucci, advisor of the club, was present to add to the discussion and Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer, Sherman president, was our speaker of the evening.

Dr. Jon began by reminding us of the sacrifice of some of the earlier chiropractors. Helen and Dr. Gordon Brown are two pioneers who in fact live on the grounds of Sherman Campus and have willed their home to the school. Dr. Brown continues to be active on the Board of Sherman Regents. We discussed ongoing changes to the Health Center and curriculum that will bring students new course options.

In all it was a great night and New Beginnings Philosophy Club hopes to do more bonfires in the future. I believe October will be perfect for the next Bonfire!

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(Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer is standing second from right)

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(blogger and recent grad Dr. Jonathan Holloway is on the left)

Diane

Recipe for Success at Sherman

A fellow student recently posted on Facebook to her friends a request for moral support, a feeling not unfamiliar to many students. The student happens to be a "first quarter" and is getting her feet wet in midterms. VBG, this is a time we do need that moral support! So I've decided to write a "recipe" for success in Chiropractic College. It goes like this:

Recipe For Success At Sherman College Of Chiropractic
AKA  "THAT SPECIAL SHERMAN CAKE"

Only the finest ingredients will do.  Have ready the following;

  • 5 lbs. of LOVE for ChiropracTIC
  • 4 lbs. of DREAMS for your future
  • 5 lbs. of COMMITMENT to the Chiropractic Vision
  • 4 lbs. of DEVOTION to learning the Philosophy of Chiropractic
  • 4 lbs. of WILLINGNESS to help and be helped on the path toward completion of D.C.
  • 3-4-5 lbs. of HUMILITY – you have a big job ahead of you (the more the better)
  • 5-6 lbs. of WORK ETHIC – more never hurts
  • 5 lbs. of OPEN MIND (can be substituted with CURIOSITY)
  • 4 lbs. of RESPECT for those who have gone before you 
    (here is where shared respect always comes back to you.)

Mix a generous amount of ENTHUSIASM and SERVICE for final touch of frosting. Do not water down ingredients for frosting. Any color or flavor of frosting will do. Any type and amount of sprinkles just adds to the presentation of final product. 

An addition of JOY simply eases the baking process, helps the TIME go faster and decreases amount of HEAT needed to bake. 

Also, be careful to use cake pan labeled: PERSEVERANCE. This Special Sherman Cake requires a pan that has "STICK-TO-IT-NESS" as opposed to "non-stick surface." It just won't do to have cake slipping out before done. Also, this pan adds a nice quality to finished cake.

This Special Sherman Cake is perfect for the finest of occasions. Everyone simply raves about it! Be sure to take time to ENJOY the FINAL PRODUCT, your guests (patients) certainly will!

Diane

Meet Monica!

DingDing 038_editedHi! My name is Monica Friske. I am a second quarter student at Sherman College of Chiropractic who is about to move on to third after break (assuming finals go as planned). I love being at Sherman thus far. There are many reasons for this statement mostly because of what the college stands for in the world of healthcare and more importantly the profession of chiropractic. The staff is more like family here which makes you accountable, comfortable and supported.

I am an equestrian; so, the location of the college makes my life much more enjoyable and efficient. My horse and horse life is not far away so I don’t have to “take a break” from my passion outside of chiropractic while I am in the world wind of grad school. I have a ‘‘dog’hter (thanks Liz for the new word) who I call Dingding. She takes up all of my attention when I am home and does not let me forget who is the princess in the house. My long time boyfriend has a business of his own back home so I visit him whenever I can get away. Oh, did I mention I also have a mini garden in my back yard? I love fresh fruit and vegetables.

Well, let’s get back to school. What brought me here? Why here? To answer these questions I need to tell you a little more about me and how I grew up. Growing up in Cincinnati (ok the suburbs) I was always a little different. I drove a big truck (I’m a really short girl), listened to country music, rode horses and went to a chiropractor regularly.

I understood what my chiropractor said to me while I was at his office. However, I thought I was supposed to be a vet. Then I saw a horse be adjusted. My life changed that day. I no longer was going to be a vet – I was going to be a chiropractor. My oldest brother around the same time thought he might enjoy the profession of chiropractic.

So, my wonderful parents took all of us on a road trip to visit some of the colleges our chiropractor suggested. Sherman, Palmer (Davenport) and Logan were the colleges we decided were the best to visit. At the age of 14, I decided that if I made it to grad school (I secretly hoped my parents would ship me off to Europe to become a professional dressage rider) Sherman would be my school.

Once in my undergraduate studies, everyone tried to convince me to become a physical therapist (chiropractic was a “dying profession”). I bought into what they were saying until my last semester. It hit me like brick wall that I needed to follow my heart. I immediately started to become excited. But it had been a long time since I looked at the schools.

I asked the chiropractors I knew which college was the best one. About ten different doctors all had one college in common: Sherman College of Chiropractic. Wait! That was the same college I fell in love with at 14! Yes, I was in luck. After attending Lyceum that spring, it was a done deal. I didn’t even apply to any other school. Sherman instantly became my home.

I can honestly say I have never felt happy and more fulfilled not only with my choice of Sherman College but most importantly my choice as chiropractic as a career (and I have only just begun)!

Monica

Meet Diane Schroeder!

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Dr. Diane Schroeder

I think I’ve always been aware of what D.D. and B.J. Palmer termed “universal intelligence.”  And somehow I understood the concept of “innate intelligence” as well. Imagine the wonder and excitement I felt when I came to understand that the purpose/goal of chiropractic is to remove the interference that occurs in the nervous system due to subluxations.

Imagine the thrill I felt when I learned that I could be taught to correct vertebral subluxations and thus participate in the healing and maintenance of the body in a most natural way! To connect with Sherman College and this concept was what I had been searching for!

And so, here I am! Truly fulfilling my dream. It’s a large and sometimes daunting task but never, ever, have I looked back and thought there was another path for me.

I am what some would call a “non-traditional student.” Along with helping my husband build an architectural practice in New England, I have also had a previous career of teaching Montessori preschool. Fondly I remember the many important life lessons learned and the many children taught and raised.

Yet, I will always say that my most important job has been as a mother. Proudly I can say that I have one son attending Sherman along with me, one son pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in physics in Maine and a young daughter in 4th grade here in Spartanburg. My husband remains in Boston working as an architect, building schools.

Chiropractic is not just a profession. It is an art, science and philosophy. Chiropractic is a lifestyle, one that is good for you and me!

Diane

Erik Beauvais, D.C., Awarded ROAR Career Advisor of the Year

Erik Beauvais, D.C., Awarded ROAR Career Advisor
of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic

 

Chiropractor Erik Beauvais, D.C., of Boiling Springs, SC, was recently named ROAR Career Advisor of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of his contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession.

 

Dr. Beauvais is a 2009 graduate of Sherman College and is an inaugural member of the college’s elite Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Program. In addition to talking with future chiropractors about a career in chiropractic, Beauvais opened his office to the prospective students attending a Sherman College open house event and spoke about setting up a practice.

 

He has been active in helping Sherman College build its enrollment, speaking at community and college events, particularly at his alma mater, USC Upstate, and also at Clemson University.  Dr. Beauvais spoke on the Career Day Young Alumni Panel last year, attended a graduate fair at Converse College on behalf of Sherman College and spoke at the Health Professions Club at USC Upstate.

 

Referrals from doctors of chiropractic make up a large percentage of Sherman College students. Dr. Beauvais has mentored students in his chiropractic office, and he has already referred one student who plans to enroll in Sherman’s fall class this October.

 

Sherman College named its 2011 award recipients May 26-28 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event which is 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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For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes, Director of Public Relations        E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu

Sherman College of Chiropractic                        Web site:  www.sherman.edu

P.O. Box 1452 / 2020 Springfield Road               Telephone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242

Spartanburg, S.C. 29304                                    Fax: 864-599-4859

 

Sherman College of Chiropractic educates, graduates and supports doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas and one of just 18 in the U.S. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a graduate program unique in its focus on chiropractic philosophy and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

Gary & Cathleen Padden, D.C.s, Named Regents of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic

Gary & Cathleen Padden, D.C.s, Named Regents of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic

Lakeview, MI, chiropractors Gary and Cathleen Padden, D.C.s, have been named Regents of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic. This award is presented in recognition of the couple’s outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the Board of Regents. This board is comprised of individuals dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through their financial donations.

 

Drs. Gary and Cathie Padden are both graduates of Sherman, Gary in 1983 and Cathie in 1985. Members of the Alumni Association since graduation, the couple have been actively engaged with the college as members of the Board of Regents for almost 25 years, and most currently as members of the college’s Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) program.

They were named Career Advisors of the Year in 2010 for their great success in sending to students to Sherman College. They currently have eight referred students enrolled at Sherman, with a ninth student planning to enroll this fall. “The Padden Eight” include Casey Bogart, Jeanette Chomic, Justin Peasley, Nick Schuster, Ashley Stalmack and Abbi Vivoda, as well as the Paddens’ son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Tiffany Padden.

They earned a $5,000 scholarship in their names after their fifth referred student enrolled, and the Paddens are well on their way to a second $5,000 scholarship, which they can award to a new enrolling student(s) of their choice.

Sherman College named its 2011 award recipients May 26-28 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event which is 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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For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes, Director of Public Relations        E-mail: krhodes@sherman.edu

Sherman College of Chiropractic                        Web site:  www.sherman.edu

P.O. Box 1452 / 2020 Springfield Road               Telephone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242

Spartanburg, S.C. 29304                                    Fax: 864-599-4859

Sherman College of Chiropractic educates, graduates and supports doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas and one of just 18 in the U.S. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a graduate program unique in its focus on chiropractic philosophy and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

Sherman College Appoints Vice President for Enrollment Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
February 18, 2011

Kelley Jones Ashcraft has been appointed vice president for enrollment services and will direct Sherman College of Chiropractic’s efforts to build student interest in chiropractic as a career and increase enrollment in the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College.

Before joining Sherman College in February 2011, Jones Ashcraft was executive assistant to the president at Spartanburg Community College where she managed the marketing and public relations department and co-chaired a committee to establish Career Quest, an event that brings more than 1,000 high school and middle school students and their parents together with representatives from business, industry education and the military to explore career options.

Having observed Jones Ashcraft’s work ethic through mutual work with Spartanburg’s College Town Consortium events and meetings, President Jon Schwartzbauer says he has full confidence that she will make a positive impact on the college’s enrollment growth efforts. “The Board of Trustees and college administration have a clear vision for the future of Sherman College, and Kelley supports this vision,” he said. “We welcome her as a member of our administrative team and look forward to her contributions as vice president for enrollment services.”

Jones Ashcraft has also served as interim executive director of the Spartanburg Community College Foundation, an organization that provides assistance through scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities and grants for SCC students, faculty, staff and the community. Prior to her work in higher education, Jones Ashcraft worked as a marketing analyst and planner at Milliken & Company. She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences from Clemson University and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in higher education administration.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Sherman College, Jones Ashcraft commented. “I look forward to working with the college community and continuing our journey toward greater growth and student success.”

Jones Ashcraft takes over the department as Lisa Hildebrand, who served the college for nearly 15 years, has resigned to return to her hometown in Rhode Island with her husband and two children.

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For more information, please contact:
Karen Rhodes
Director of Public Relations
Sherman College of Chiropractic 2020 Springfield Road
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, S.C. 29304 Telephone (864) 578-8770, ext. 242
Fax (864) 599-4860 E-mail krhodes@sherman.edu

Sherman College of Chiropractic educates, graduates and supports doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas and one of just 18 in the U.S. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a graduate program unique in its focus on chiropractic philosophy and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.