The latest news from Sherman College

Welcome to Sherman Shares, the college's monthly newsletter for alumni and friends. It features news about Sherman College, upcoming events, continuing education opportunities, research news, and activities on campus.
Charting Your Course:
Lyceum 2017 is Next Week!

The continuing education department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is “Charting the Course” for the future and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event, Lyceum, May 4-6, 2017, in Spartanburg, SC. Up to 22 hours of CE have been applied for. If you haven’t already, go ahead and Register now for Lyceum 2017!

Send Prospective Students
to Showcase Sherman Weekend

Sherman College is gearing up for its spring Showcase Sherman Weekend May 5-6, 2017 (during Lyceum). This is an event for prospective students to explore chiropractic and Sherman College and help them begin their pursuit of becoming the next generation of DCs2B. Summer and fall registrations are open: July 28-29 and October 27-28. Register here.

Sherman Leadership and Faculty Help Serve Nearly 50,000 During CREW Mission Trip to Panama
(Submitted by Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C.)
During the last week of March, 10 members of the Sherman College administration and faculty joined 39 other chiropractors from around the world on a week-long mission trip to Panama sponsored by Chiropractors Restoring Energy Worldwide (CREW). The trip was a fantastic opportunity to administer chiropractic care to a massive number of people in Panama. The final numbers showed 49,170 adjustments delivered in 5 days by 49 D.C.s. I’d like to let some of our Sherman people tell you about it in their own words. Read more on our blog.
Anatomy Faculty Attend Memorial Service for Donors
Sherman faculty members recently helped honor the individuals and families of those who donated their bodies to science during the previous year as they attended a service of commemoration at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, which supplies Sherman College’s lab with donor bodies.

Anatomy Lab Manager Edgardo Rivera, M.D., and faculty members Kimberley Fielder D.C., ’06, Terry Lancaster, M.S., and Princess Porter-Fowler, D.C., ’01, represented Sherman College at the event, which nearly 300 of the donors’ relatives, friends and supporters attended. The purpose of the brief non-denominational memorial service was to enable students and faculty to pay their final respects and show their appreciation for the great service that individual donors and their family members have provided.

“It was a privilege to interact with the donors’ relatives and friends and express our sincere appreciation for the great service their loved ones’ donations have provided,” Rivera said of the event. Sherman representatives also had the opportunity to meet with USC’s Gift of Body Program Director Ericka Blanck, DPT, ATC, as well as Executive Dean of the USC School of Medicine Les Hall, M.D., and Administrative Coordinator Lisa Buchanan.
Student Ambassador
Quarterly Dinner and Awards

The Sherman College Student Ambassadors had an adventure-filled quarterly dinner and meeting earlier this month at Escape Room Adventures to kick of the new quarter and celebrate accomplishments from the winter quarter.

Twelve ambassadors took the escape room challenge, attempting to break out of a room within one hour by following clues and solving puzzles. This challenge was one of many team-building and leadership exercises the Ambassadors participate in on a consistent basis.

Quarterly awards were also issued to the following Ambassadors: Aixa Santos (Showcase Star Award), Chris Marrone (Ambassador of the Quarter), and a special recognition and farewell to Letitia Clay and Lauren Corvi (Officers of the Quarter).

Dooley, Tate Present 
at ACC-RAC 2017

Sherman College faculty member and Director of the G10 Practice Success Program Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, A.C.P., recently presented a poster at the March 2017 Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) in Washington, DC. His poster highlighted his findings that although chiropractic students are under more stress than the general population, they still function at an as good or higher level, demonstrating improved quality of life using the PROMIS survey.  

Representing both Sherman College of Chiropractic and the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Health Center Assistant Case Doctor Tate Gentile, D.C., presented “The Interpersonal Processes of Care Experienced by Patients in a Chiropractic Teaching Clinic.”

SMC Athletes Share Benefits of Chiropractic Care
As part of its efforts to enhance community outreach and improve lives with chiropractic care, Sherman College and its neighbor Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) share a collaborative agreement where student interns and faculty members from Sherman provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student athletes. The college provided 182 patient visits during SMC’s spring semester, from January through April 2017.

SMC student-athlete and Trailblazer staff writer Jasmine Hoover recently wrote an article for the institution’s student publication about her experience as a chiropractic patient. “As an athlete, using chiropractic… has helped me tremendously,” she said. “I will continue to visit them each week they come to the school. They are so friendly and very passionate about what they do.”

Read more of what the SMC student-athlete has to say about the partnership and her experiences under care at the Trailblazer website.

The collaboration between Sherman College and SMC was born of a time-honored tradition of integrative care for athletes and, of course, the goal of contributing to the athletes’ enhanced performance with chiropractic care.    
Pioneer Graduate Fran Lounsbury, D.C., Honored
Fran Lounsbury, D.C., ’76, of Princeton, WV, holds the distinction of being the first Sherman College graduate to open a practice. Her story is now told in the Gallery of Honor decorating the halls of the Scallon Building near classrooms where students can learn about individuals of distinction in the history of the college.

Accepting the call for chiropractors to establish a practice in underserved West Virginia, this Connecticut native moved to West Virginia without knowing anyone there, determined to succeed. Her pioneering spirit moved her to embark on an adventure that brought a fulfilling career of helping the residents of Princeton lead better lives through chiropractic.

In 2003 Lounsbury was one of only 22 recipients in the country to receive the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award for Business. She was named West Virginia’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in 2006 for the quality of service in her chiropractic office. She has written five children’s books that serve as educational introductions to various aspects of chiropractic, the first of which was written as an assignment in a philosophy class at Sherman College.

Failure was not an option for this Sherman pioneer. “Chiropractic has served me well,” she says, “and so I have been able to serve my community well.”  
D.C.s Gather to Discuss
Green Books at PSCA Ignite Event

Local chiropractors gathered at a restaurant in Spartanburg earlier this month to discuss chiropractic philosophy (from the Green Books) and how it applies to everyday practice life. The event was presented as part of the Palmetto State Chiropractic Assocation’s Ignite series.

Among those in attendance were several doctors sharing a connection to Ron Sisk, D.C. Pictured from left to right are Jonathan Sisk, D.C., ’09; Mark Fullerton, D.C., ’84; Ron Sisk, D.C.; and Terry Van Dervort, D.C., ’81. Fullerton and Vandervort worked with Ron Sisk while they were students at Sherman; Ron Sisk referred his son Jonathan to Sherman.  

(Submitted by Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C., '86, D.Ph.CS)

College Welcomes New 
Student Ambassador Officers

Three new officers were elected for the Student Ambassador program in March.

Aixa Santos (president), Chris Marrone (vice president), and Andretti Montalvo (secretary) have begun their one-year terms and will be working to strengthen the Ambassador program.

Student Ambassadors are responsible for giving campus tours to prospective students, as well as aiding in Showcase Sherman Weekends to promote the message that Sherman College has to offer and show why Sherman is the premier college for a chiropractic education. 

Recruitment is underway for new Student Ambassadors to begin later in the spring quarter.

Unido Program Supports International Students
Student mentors provide guidance to our international students to help them transition to the United States. The Unido Service and Development Program supports international and Hispanic communities inside and outside of Sherman College. Coordinator Ivelisse Lopez says the program helps students develop the habits and professional skills of a chiropractor through interactions with the community, strengthening social relationships and human values in everyday situations. The organization’s mentoring program pairs students together and gives upper quarter students the opportunity to guide and help first quarter international students in their new journey at Sherman.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individuals who recently joined the Board of Regents:
  • Ryan Pilsner, D.C. (Fort Collins, CO)
  • William Moss, D.C. (Wyomissing, PA)

    Welcoming Back:
  • Jen & Bruce Steinberg, D.C. (Queensbury, NY)
Members of the Sherman College Board of Regents support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Join the Board of Regents and become a partner with the college, directly impacting campus enhancements and a student recruitment program to grow the profession.
Georgion Earns Degree, Promotion
Megan Georgion, B.A., M.Ed., has been promoted from institutional research and assessment coordinator to coordinator for assessment and student success. Georgion recently received a master of education in higher education administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  
Rossi Featured on Half Hour to Health Radio Show
Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C., recently spoke on the Half Hour to Health radio show. The show is hosted by Stephanie Mills, D.C., and airs on WTPL 107.7FM in New Hampshire. You can listen to his interview at
Health Center Names Intern of the Month
The Health Center faculty recognizes interns each month who excel in clinical performance, patient management, professionalism and analytical and adjusting technique. The March 2017 Intern of the Month is Stephanie Gates, a thirteenth-quarter student from Westwood, NJ. She graduates in June 2017 and plans to practice with her father, Douglas Gates, D.C.
IRAPS Abstracts Due May 1

Sherman College is accepting abstracts for the 14th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and philosophy of chiropractic. The event will be held October 7-8, 2017, in Spartanburg, SC, and event registration opens in July. Abstracts are to take the form of short papers, approximately 300 words in length. For complete information, see the official Call for Submissions.  

Sherman Bookstore Has Moved!

As part of the first phase of campus renovations and construction, the Sherman College Bookstore has moved to a temporary location. You can now visit the Bookstore in front of the Chiropractic Health Center in a portable unit.

Be sure to stop by the store during Lyceum to see this temporary home, browse new merchandise, and stock up on all of your chiropractic needs. See you soon!

Monday evenings, 9 pm Eastern Time Call 641-715-3650 Access Code: 577840#  
  • May 1: Jon Baker, D.C.
  • May 8: Daniel Bai, D.C.
  • May 15: David Serio, D.C., '99
Listen to previous #ShermanConnect calls here.
Upcoming Co-Sponsored CE Seminars & Workshops
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to your license renewal! Further your knowledge of basic sciences, clinical arts, case management, philosophy and research. Guided by the institutional objectives, the college offers programs and workshops for the purpose of license renewal in most states. These continuing education chiropractic courses are conducted by Sherman College faculty, well-respected chiropractors and extension faculty. 
We Appreciate Our Corporate Regent Sponsor
Sherman College Of Chiropractic