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.
Sherman Pride Day to be Held on Thursday, October 12
A favorite college tradition, the seventh annual Sherman Pride Day is Thursday, October 12, 2017. On this day, we ask alumni and friends to celebrate their affiliation with Sherman by sharing positive information about the college on social media or in their offices.
It’s easy to participate on Sherman Pride Day. Here are some ways you can join in:
  • Shout out on social media (suggestions below) and use #ShermanProud17
  • Wear a Sherman College shirt to the office – and remember to share a picture!
  • Share our video about the history and the bright future of Sherman College
  • Change your social media profile photo to something Sherman-related (check out our photo album)
  • Refer a student to Showcase Sherman Weekend and share this video.

Learn more at .
IRAPS 2017 Scheduled for October 7-8 in Spartanburg
Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 14th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, October 7-8, 2017. Up to 12 hours of continuing education credit are available.
The goal of IRAPS is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research as well as practitioners who are centered on the vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. Highlights include the following presentations:
  • Vertebral Subluxation, Critical Thinking, and Evidence-Informed Practice - Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.
  • What is Radical Science? - Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS
  • Vertebral Subluxation Models & Definitions: Is There Really Anything New? - Matt McCoy, D.C., M.P.H.
  • Pragmatic Research, Quality of Life and Salutogenesis Research - Joel Alcantara, D.C.
  • Resolution of Low Back Pain and GERD in a 20 Year-Old Male Patient Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report - Charmaine Herman, D.C., ’09
Find out more about IRAPS or you can register here .
Little Free Library® Established
at Sherman College Chiropractic
Health Center
Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center is home to the newest Little Free Library® in the Spartanburg area. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
“The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is proud to have a Little Free Library® for our community to enjoy,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “Our hope is that this library will foster an environment of learning and sharing among our patients, students, faculty and staff.”  Read more.
Alumni Babies and the
Future of Sherman College:
Meet Ava Grace Willis

When alumni share birth announcements with us, we can't help but get excited for those who might become the next generation of Sherman College students! Meet Ava Grace Willis, one of the most recent additions to the Sherman family. She was born March 3, 2017, at 4:13am at home, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20.5 in. Her parents are Justin and Amy Willis, D.C.s, ’13, who practice in Kennesaw, GA. Brother, Jaxon, will be three years old next month.
To share your news and photos, contact Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan at You can also See classmate updates here or send us your news with this form.
Alumni Association Dues to Increase in 2018
By majority vote in the association annual business meeting in May 2017, members voted to increase the dues from $50 to $75 per year.

President Jennifer York, D.C., explains, “After the treasurer’s report and while the floor was open for new business, a motion from the floor was made to increase the association dues amount from $50 to $75 per year, keeping the first two years free for recent graduates.” 
Discussion ensued about rising costs and how the association has kept dues at $50 for more than 20 years. Several members spoke in favor of the increase and no one spoke against it. “The general consensus was that it was time for the increase so that the association could better serve its members, the students and the college,” says York. The motion passed and the new dues amount will take effect for the 2018 membership year.
Student Ambassadors Meet for Quarterly Dinner, Awards
The Student Ambassadors had their quarterly meeting on July 11 at Red Bowl in Spartanburg. The student ambassadors kick off each new quarter with team building, quarterly awards, and a meeting to prepare for upcoming events and tours. The Showcase Star Award was given to Christian Oritz; the Student Ambassador of the Quarter Award went to Chris Gehrke; and the officer of the Quarter Award was presented to Aixa Santos. The group also welcomed new members, Nicole Mercado and Charles Tucker. Thank you, Ambassadors, for your service to Sherman College.
Showcase Sherman Weekend Welcomes Prospective Students

Do you know students interested in becoming a chiropractor? Send them to Showcase Sherman Weekend. This is an event for prospective students to explore chiropractic and Sherman College and is designed to ignite students’ passion for leadership as well as help them begin their pursuit of becoming the next generation of DCs2B. Fall registration is open for October 27-28. Register here , and make sure you  watch and share our video ! Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 will be held February 9-10, August
3-4, and November 2-3.
Ambassador Spotlight: Jimmy Craft of Whitesburg, KY
Why chiropractic: I chose chiropractic because it allows me to keep my personal belief of self-healing and that the body has the given intelligence to heal itself when needed. I have always been interested in the health care field and this profession matches or relates the best to my personal beliefs on health.
Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the close-knit family atmosphere. I come from a small undergraduate school, and there are about the same amount of students at Sherman. From day one, the doctors, students, and staff go out of their way to help in every aspect of your life.
Read more about Jimmy here (scroll toward the bottom) and learn more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassadors .
Make Us Smile! Support Sherman While You Shop at
Amazon Smile is one of Sherman College’s affiliate programs. When you shop at, you are asked if you would like to shop Amazon Smile and donate 0.5% of your total purchase to the charity of your choice, at no cost to you. Please say yes, and select Sherman College of Chiropractic as your charity. Your donation to Sherman College is automatically calculated at checkout and costs you nothing! Help Sherman as you shop by using this link: If you’re already signed in with Amazon and need to change your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization, check out this link.
Did You Know? Evidence-Informed
Curriculum and Practice

Sherman is the only chiropractic college making a focused effort to shape its teaching in the area of evidence-informed curriculum and practice. Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., is responsible for overseeing and directing the initiation and collaboration of projects and studies with faculty, students, and staff that increase the quality and quantity of evidence applicable to the curriculum and practice of chiropractic, with a special focus on the unique approach to the science, art and philosophy of traditional/principled chiropractic. Read more on our blog.
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 July 2017 Intern of the Month is April McCollum, a fourteenth-quarter student from Destin, FL. She graduates in September 2017 and plans to join a family practice in South Florida specializing in pediatrics.
Share Your Sherman College Video Highlights of 2017
Have you captured a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College this year? If so, please share it with us! The college will be creating a video at the end of the year with some of our most important and entertaining memories from 2017. We would love to include your perspective through a fun moment you may have captured in class, at a continuing education session (including Lyceum, IRAPS, ACP) or just hanging around campus. Submissions from employees, students, alumni and friends are welcome. Please submit your video for consideration by uploading it to this Dropbox . A compilation video will be featured in the December Sherman Shares email.
First Quarter Students Attend Unido Meet Your Mentor Event
Fifteen new students from Puerto Rico, Korea and Singapore joined their mentors for lunch during Unido’s Meet Your Mentor event on July 25. Unido’s mentoring program pairs students together and gives upper quarter students the opportunity to guide and help first-quarter students in their new journey at Sherman.
The July event offered a panel session with questions and answers covering subjects such as time and financial management, how to get involved on campus, and general tips for academic success. The students heard from peers who will be assisting them as needed during their first quarter on campus.
The Unido Service and Development Program supports international and Hispanic communities inside and outside of Sherman College. Coordinator Adelle Dandridge 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.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individuals who joined the Board of Regents in August:

  • Justin Quail, D.C. (Virginia Beach VA)
  • Ronald Oberstein, D.C. (Haywood, CA)

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.
Monday evenings, 9 pm Eastern Time Call 641-715-3650 Access Code: 577840# 

  • August 28: Sean Carey, D.C
  • September 4: NO CALL
  • September 11: Stephen Franson, D.C.
  • September 18: Dean Sottile, D.C.
  • September 25: Brian Steinberg

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