Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman Shares - March 2013

new beginningsSpread the Word that Sherman is TIC-ing at New Beginnings
April 18-21, 2013

Meet President Edwin Cordero, D.C., ROAR Director Jillian Kersh, D.C., and Presidential Initiatives Director Miguel Hastings at New Beginnings. Sherman will have an information table and admissions representative at New Beginnings. ROAR members can stop by to pick up a travel voucher coupon for any prospective students who are interested in attending our Career Day on May 25, during Lyceum.  Speaker lineup here.

Impact of Sequestration on the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs

On August 2, 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, which put into place an automatic process of “across-the-board” Federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, to take effect if Congress failed to enact legislation to reduce the Federal deficit. Since Congress did not change the law by March 1, 2013, these budget cuts will go into effect. The sequestration will have an effect on student loans. Please see how it will affect you.

Federal Direct Loan Programs

The sequester does not change the annual or aggregate loan limits for Direct Loan Program Loans, or the rules governing a student’s (or parent’s) Direct Loan eligibility. However, the Balanced Budget and Energy Deficit Control Act did specify that certain loan fees paid by borrowers be increased during the time the sequester is in effect, as follows:  [Read more…]

40 Years = $40 Alumni Registration by May 11

Lyceum 2013
In celebration of 40 years of educating doctors of chiropractic, Sherman College alumni can register to attend Lyceum for $40, if paid by May 11, 2013. Attendance for first year graduates is free. Details here. Save the Date: May 23-25, 2013.

Dr. Luo Represents Sherman at ACC/RAC

ACC logoDr. Pengju “George” Luo  represented Sherman College at the research directors meeting at ACC-RAC 2013. The informative and helpful discussion topics ranged from research curricula in chiropractic schools to tips for successful federal research grants application. He shares a few of the topics which may be of common interest:

1. CCE Meta-Competency 6 requires chiropractic colleges to teach Research Literacy (RL) and Information Literacy (IL). Thus in the meeting there was discussion about whether NBCE should include a section for Research Literacy and Information Literacy questions. The representatives voted unanimously in favor of this motion.

2.  A good discussion developed around evidence-based education (EBE) and evidence-based practice (EBP), including question such as: How do EBE and EBP fit into our clinics? Are our interns required to do EBP? Do we have any outcome measures for EBP in our clinics? The EBP workshop will be held this summer at Western States at the WFC/ACC/CCIAP conference. Read the Translating Evidence into Practice Consensus Statement: ( 
3. International Chiropractic Research Network (ICRN). The ICRN is an online community that provides an excellent tool for chiropractic researchers to follow and communicate online with peers from around the world of the profession, especially on research-related topics. The ICRN is being hosted via LinkedIn. A short online video explains the process –
Please contact Dr. Luo for more information on these items or about ACC-RAC in general.

ROARROARing for Sherman-
Your Chiropractic Career Session

Guest Speaker, President Edwin Cordero, D.C.

Thursday April 18, at 6:00 pm with Bryn Gillow, D.C. of Life is Good Chiropractic, 807 Route 209, Brodheadsville, PA 18322,  570-992-2929
Your Chiropractic Career Session will include:

  • Meet and greet with practice owner,  Bryn Gillow, D.C. , and other ROAR doctors
  • Information on chiropractic education
  • Chiropractic presentation and tour of office with Dr. Gillow
  • Light refreshments

R.S.V.P. to Dr. Bryn Gillow at 570-992-2929 or

Are you ROARing for Sherman?

Spring SCHOLAR Presentation

SCHOLAR (Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research) is an on-campus symposium where Sherman researchers and scholars share their ideas and/or findings, and in return receive constructive feedback from the audience. The Spring 2013 SCHOLAR was held on Monday, March 11, at 11:00 in room 39. The following presentations were given:

  • Successful management of chronic shoulder impingement syndrome with multi-modal chiropractic care and home exercise:  A case report by Adam Morrell, D.C., M.S., C.C.S.P.
  • Chiropractic practitioners and the role they play as primary health care providers: A case report by Lafayette Briggs, M.T., D.C.
  • Heart rate variability in vertebral subluxation-centered practice by John Hart, D.C., M.H.S.

Sherman Egg Hunt

Sherman College hosted a community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the event was a great success.  More than 40 families were present with 68 children participating in the activities. The event provided entertainment for the entire family.
The crowd was entertained with an opening magic show performed by Sherman student Nicholas Hannouche, followed by the well-known Steve Holt Magic Show, and a host of games followed. The event concluded with the highly anticipated egg hunt in search for several hidden gold eggs and prizes, which took place indoors. There were even special games and prizes for the adults in attendance. The event was made possible by donations from Sherman College employees, Coca Cola, and Sweeties Cakes and Supplies of Boiling Springs.

We're Proud of...

  • Sherman student Jared Dreckman was awarded the KR Jones Memorial Scholarship by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association in Columbia, SC, in February 2013, for the second year. 
  • Alex Povazhnyak, a twelfth-quarter student from Ukraine, is Intern of the Month for February. Following graduation in September 2013, he plans to open a practice.
  • Wendy Parker is coaching the slow pitch softball teams at Sherman. Slow pitch schedule posted at
    • Mon. 3/18, 295-A, 7:30 Men, Milliken
    • Tues. 3/19, 295-C,  7:30, Co-Ed, Wompus Woods
    • Wed. 3/20, 295- B, 7:30, Men, Nestle
    • Thurs. 3/21, 295-C,  6:30, Co-Ed, Wild Ones
    • Mon. 4/1, 295-B, 8:30, Men, Siemens
    • Tues. 4/2, 295-A, 6:30, Co-Ed, Hot Spot
    • Wed. 4/3, 295-B, 7:30, Men, Freightliner B
    • Thurs. 4/4, 295-B, 7:30, Co-Ed, Chicks & Sticks
    • Mon. 4/8, 295-B, 8:30, Men, Omnisource
    • Tues. 4/9, 295-A, 8:30, Co-Ed, Misfits
    • Wed. 4/10, 295-B, 6:30, Men, Vic Bailey
    • Thurs. 4/11, 295-B, 7:30, Co-Ed, Image Collision
    • Wed. 4/10, 295-B, 6:30, Men, Vic Bailey
    • Thurs. 4/11, 295-B, 7:30, Co-Ed, Image Collision
    • Mon. 4/15, 295-B, 8:30, Men, MEI
    • Tues. 4/16, 295-B, 6:30, Co-Ed, Milliken Chemical
    • Wed. 4/17, 295-B, 7:30, Men, Bondtex Bombers
    • Thurs. 4/18, 295-C, 7:30, Co-Ed, J & A Heating and Air

Rick BishopBishop named Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society Director

Rick Bishop, D.C., '01, of Punxsutawney, PA, has been named director of the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society (PBCS). Founded in 2008, the purpose of the PBCS is to oversee doctors of chiropractic in major league baseball (MLB) that have been appointed the team chiropractor or chiropractic consultant by the head athletic trainer.  The PBCS works closely with each team chiropractor as well as the training/medical staff who utilize chiropractic for their respective teams by providing the highest quality of chiropractic health care to the individual players and staff members of the team they serve.
PBCS also serves as a resource to educate those outside the professional baseball chiropractic community about the profession and the chiropractor’s integral role within the sports health team.
As the director of the PBCS, Bishop’s main responsibility is to communicate with each head athletic trainer of each MLB team prior to the season to confirm who the team chiropractor is.  Then PBCS prints a directory and sends it to all head athletic trainers. 
The directory is a valuable tool for teams who need chiropractic care on the road.  Should a team need chiropractic services away from home, the head trainer will then refer to the directory for the team they are playing.  Bishop provides care for a couple of major league teams when they are playing in Pittsburgh since the Pirates do not utilize chiropractic.  He hopes to work with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the future, as well as the teams that are visiting Pittsburgh.

Enrollment Events for 2013

Shadow an Intern Day

studentsThe Enrollment Services Team welcomed students from several states on Thursday, February 28, for Shadow an Intern Day. This bi-annual event offers prospective students and applicants the opportunity to spend the afternoon shadowing an intern in the college’s health center.  The participants also enjoyed lunch with the president and student interns.  The next Shadow an Intern Day is Thursday, July 25.


Lyceum Career Day 2013

Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.: Register here.
Career Day gives prospective students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the many rewards of a career as a doctor of chiropractic
  • Tour the campus — classrooms, clinic and labs
  • Observe hands-on chiropractic technique, science and research presentations
  • Have transcripts evaluated and learn more about financial aid, job placement and available scholarships
  • Stay for the entire weekend and enjoy many homecoming activities — dynamic speakers, free seminars, entertainment and more
  • While in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, take some time to enjoy the sights of the wonderful Carolinas

Enrollment EventsPlease share these dates with prospective students. Your referrals are among our best sources of excellent students.

For more information contact Caroline Batson, 800-849-8771, ext. 200


In Gratitude for Strong Response to Our Invitations
Sherman Welcomes New Regents

Sherman College welcomes and thanks the following individuals who have joined the Sherman College Board of Regents between February 13 and March 28, 2013:
Emily Broniak, D.C.
Trujillo, Peru
Awais Butt, D.C.
Douglasville, GA
Lona Cook, D.C.
Chippewa Falls, WI
Donald Epstein & Jackie Knowles, D.C.s
Longmont, CO
Bill Hannouche, D.C.
Spartanburg, SC
Donald Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera, CA
Amanda & Jeremy Hess, D.C.s
Stockbridge, GA
Steven A. Jones, D.C.
West Columbia, SC
Armand Rossi, D.C.
Margate, FL
Steven Schargel, D.C.
Gainesville, FL
Adam Tedder, D.C.
Dacula, GA
Dawn Michele Yonce, D.C. Charleston, SC
Members of the Board of Regents provide for the advancement of Sherman College with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. When you join this group you become a partner with the college, helping to extend Sherman’s influence in the world. We invite you to join.

Sherman LCW
Philosophy events

The League of Chiropractic Women and Little Spines Club collaborated to bring  Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby to campus on  February 28, 2013, to discuss women in chiropractic, seeing babies in the office, and as always, chiropracTIC philosophy.

Philosphy Event
April 6

On April 6, the Sherman chapter of the League of Chiropractic Women invites students, doctors, faculty, family and friends to its weekend philosophy event.
Speakers include D.C.s  Sharon Gorman, Patty Ribley, Thom Gelardi, Rene Acosta, Chris Kerszko,  Jennifer Brandon, Lyle Koca, Judy Campanale, Cathy Wendland-Colby, Jim Dubel, Sarah Stephens,  Jonathan Sem Holloway; and Sherman student Greg Russo. 
This is a free event. Dinner and refreshments will be served. A $5 donation to the Sherman LCW Chapter is kindly requested. The LCW is a voice for all women in chiropractic: D.C.s, C.A.s, spouses, students, administrators, teachers and more.
The group's focus is to empower women in chiropractic and to develop leaders in the profession.  All are welcome to attend.  For details, please email

Chiropractic Correction Helps Reverse Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

By Dr. Joseph Borio
A recent study of 81 cases, published in  the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), is the first to show that correction of upper neck injuries may reverse the progression of both multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease (PD).
The research was performed by Erin, Elser, D.C., an upper cervical chiropractor in Boulder, CO, who compiled data from 44 MS patients and 37 PD patients treated over the last five years. After treating upper neck injuries in 81 patients, 91% of MS patients and 92% of PD patients improved, suggesting that correction stimulated a reversal of MS and PD. Read more... 

Egg hunters

Intrepid Egg Hunters

40 years & still TIC-ing

Little known facts about Sherman College curated by Dr. John Hart, Museum Director:

  • Dr. Lyle Sherman named ICA Chiropractor of the Year in 1955, and moved to Spartanburg in 1956. Dr. Sherman was Assistant Director of Clinics for B.J. Palmer.
  • Dr. Thom Gelardi established Sherman College of Chiropractic on January 11, 1973.
  • Two temporary facilities, office space in downtown Spartanburg and an empty retail space on Reidville Road, were used prior to the college moving to its current location in 1977. The first class started October 1, 1973 with 67 students.
  • The first graduation took place in the Westgate Twin Cinema, while King Kong was playing next door.

    King Kong 1976
  • Dr. Sherman was chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1977 (the year he passed away). An early class was skeptical about how fast a toggle could be for a chiropractor at the age of Dr. Sherman. When they saw the fast speed of Dr. Sherman’s toggle, they asked to see it again.
  • Mrs. Eula Sherman was a frequent speaker at Sherman College of Chiropractic, and was involved in the Altrusa Cub with current director of alumni relations, Marggi Roldan. Mrs. Sherman presented a bust of Dr. Sherman in 1981, and it now resides in the courtyard that faces Springfield Road.
  • Students played a major role in the success of the college.  In the early days, students provided all kinds of services to the college, including doing some of the campus construction and remodeling.

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