As I have blogged in the past, one of my favorite traditions
at Sherman College is Bagelfest. This is a time to get together as a whole Sherman
community and enjoy bagels and discuss various upcoming and current topics. This
event typically runs long and is jam packed with announcements of future events,
celebrating our incoming quarter of interns at the health center, and welcoming
our first quarter students.
Highlights from the event:
Dr. Cordero shared of his travels and the buzz out in the
chiropractic community about the things going on at Sherman College.
We welcomed 2 new Case doctors at the health center that
were desperately needed.
It is obvious from this event that Sherman students love
their teachers. Several teachers reached milestone years of teaching at Sherman.
This included Dr. Guangming Wu (5 yr), Ms. Carolyn Best (15 yr), Dr. Bob Irwin
(15 yr), Dr. Ron Castellucci (15yr), and Dr. Cindy Gibbon (20 yr). Students clapped
and cheered for their favorite teachers. Dr. Ron was also honored with standing
ovations as he was voted faculty of the year. Mrs. Kristy Shepherd, admissions,
was also honored with standing ovations as she was honored as staff member of
Scholarships given by the financial aid office were awarded
in addition to the coveted alumni association scholarship.
The incoming first quarter class was not introduced. Typically, the first quarter would be
introduced one at a time, and they would share basic information about themselves.
Many of the lower quarter students (< 6 quarter) were disappointed and
frustrated with this change. This time was a great opportunity to learn names
and help the new quarter assimilate. It is safe to say I am never going to
remember the incoming quarter’s names anymore. However, cutting out this
process saved about an hour of time so I can understand the administrations
choice to remove the practice.