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.
Welcome Back and Sherman Pride Day: A Powerful Combination

A favorite college tradition, the seventh annual Sherman Pride Day, was held October 12. This year, our on-campus efforts combined Sherman Pride Day with the quarterly Welcome Back celebration for students, making for a fun and memorable event that included music, games, free t-shirts, a photo booth, free beverages from the popular Java Up coffee truck, and throwback to BagelFest with bagels and donuts for all.

On Sherman Pride Day, the college asks alumni and friends to celebrate their affiliation with Sherman by sharing positive information about Sherman College on social media or in their offices. Many alumni and friends participated across the U.S. and around the world, even as far as Australia. Check out the photo album on Facebook to see how this fun day was celebrated.
Veterans Receive Complimentary Health Center Visits November 8 or 9

On November 8 and 9, in celebration of Veterans Day, the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center will offer complimentary visits to veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard.

“We see this event as an opportunity to serve and honor those who have given so much to our country,” says Sherman College President and Navy veteran Edwin Cordero, D.C., “I think it’s especially fitting for us at Sherman College, since service to others is a major component of our mission.” Read more on our blog .
IRAPS 2017 Shares
Philosophy, Research
Sherman College of Chiropractic hosted 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.

Event highlights included presentations by Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.; Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS; Matt McCoy, D.C., M.P.H.; Joel Alcantara, D.C.; and Charmaine Herman, D.C., ’09.
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. See our website for more information.
Alumni Babies and the
Future of Sherman College
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!
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.

Meet two more of the college’s newest family members, George and Johanna. George William Klimek was born on Tuesday September 12, 2017, weighing 6lbs 14oz, and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, D.C., ’11, and William Klimek of Buffalo, NY. Johanna Cathleen Padden was born March 20, 2017, weighing 9lb 15oz, and 21 inches long. Proud parents are Tiffany Padden, D.C., ’13, and Andrew Padden, D.C., ’14, of Lakeview, MI.
Lyceum 2018 Registration Opens in January
Showcase Sherman Weekend Welcomes Prospective Students

The final Showcase Sherman Weekend of 2017 was held October 27-28, and the college was excited to welcome its most recent group of prospects and their guests. 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.
Check out the Showcase Sherman Weekend page on our website to learn more and make sure you watch and share our video ! Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 are scheduled for February 9-10, August 3-4, and November 2-3, and they will be held off campus at the AC Marriott in downtown Spartanburg during the upcoming campus expansion. Registration will open later this fall.
Sherman College
Student Ambassadors Meet
for Quarterly Dinner, Awards
The Student Ambassadors had their quarterly meeting on October 3 on campus in the Olsen Building board room with local restaurant Salsarita’s catering. 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 Mike Williams, who also led the team building exercise; the Student Ambassador of the Quarter Award went to Jimmy Craft; and the officer of the Quarter Award was presented to Chris Marrone.
The group also welcomed new members Molly Spohn, Katie Gentile, Zach Shaw, Robyn Kirby, Jeanmadí Del Rosario and Angelica Lopez, increasing to 20 members. Thank you, Ambassadors, for your service to Sherman College.
Boghosian Presented with
President's Circle Blazer, Stetzel
Approved for Second Trustee Term

Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., presented trustee Karlos Boghosian, D.C., of Hartford, CT, with his President’s Circle Regent blazer on Friday, October 6, during the board meeting. Boghosian officially joined the group in February. The President’s Circle, a prestigious group created in 2013, recognizes donors of the college giving at a level of $10,000 per year. Donors in this group are distinguished with a black blazer with an embroidered Sherman crest. To express your interest in joining the President’s Circle of donors, please email Patti Lee Thomas or call 800-849-8771, ext. 240.
In related news, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a second term for Trustee Kim Stetzel, D.C., during its October 6 meeting. Her second term is October 15, 2017, through October 15, 2021.
Faculty and Staff News
Director of G10/Practice Success Program Brian Dooley , D.C., ’05, A.C.P., participated in a chiropractic mission trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic with Peter Morgan's Chiro Missions in late September. The group served in parks, schools, orphanages, hospitals, churches and factories. 
Health Center Case Doctor Sarah Stephens , D.C. ’03, recently participated in an Evidence-Informed Practice workshop hosted by the Part IV Practical Testing Department of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in Greeley, CO. Twenty-one chiropractic leaders participated in the program; the overall goal of the workshop was to better integrate the concepts of evidence-informed practice into NBCE examinations.
Nick Watson has been promoted to applications manager. He will be managing and stabilizing the existing student information systems. Watson is part of a committee that is evaluating a new student information system, and he serves as on-site manager for that system. 
Students, Faculty Serve as Buddies
with Carolina Miracle League

Sherman students and faculty members have continued their strong involvement with Carolina Miracle League this fall. The college sponsors a team and has quite a few students and faculty serving as buddies in the league, which embraces the belief that “every child deserves a chance to play baseball.” Learn more and see photos on their Facebook page.
New Interns Complete
Clinic Challenge Experience
Two quarters of new interns completed the Clinic Challenge Experience (CCX) on October 10. CCX is designed to help students make a successful transition from classroom to chiropractic internship by sharpening their professional focus, energizing their passion for chiropractic and exposing them to success principles for practice. View photos here.
Ambassador Spotlight: Stacey Rodsater from Knoxville, IL
Why Chiropractic: I chose chiropractic because I wanted to be able to change people’s lives for the better. My goal as a chiropractor is to empower my patients through education and amazing care, and to help them live their best lives.
Favorite thing about Sherman: I love the size of Sherman. I’ve really benefited from the extra one-on-one attention here.
Read more about Stacey here (scroll toward the bottom) and learn more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassadors.
Fall Scholarship Recipients Announced
Congratulations to the following Sherman College students who received scholarships for the fall 2017 quarter:
  • B.J. Palmer Philosophy Scholarship: Danielle Monroe
  • Rex Mumford Kasler Scholarship: Danielle Stetzel
  • Citizenship Award: Carolyn Oliveira
  • Academic Achievement Award: C. Brandon Long
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award: Kayla Abeid
  • Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship: Russell Goff
  • CG Haynes Scholarship: Kathleen Costello          
  • CG Haynes Scholarship: Alexzandra Volpe
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Bo Carrick
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Blake Collins
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Mitchell Kelly
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Blair Breslin
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Michael Cohen
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Danielle Stetzel
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Alexzandra Volpe           
  • Beane Family Scholarship: Christopher Holet
  • Beane Family Scholarship: Danielle Stetzel
  • D.E. Warriors Scholarship: Taylor Fortune
  • D.E. Warriors Scholarship: Julia Hartman

For more information about scholarships and financial aid at Sherman, email Director of Financial Aid Kendra Strange or see our website .
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 September 2017 Intern of the Month is Michele Lucassian, a thirteenth-quarter quarter student from Washington Township, MI. She graduates in March 2018 and plans to open her own practice. Prior to graduation, she will be completing the college’s Practice Management Observational Elective (PMOE) in Kalamazoo, MI.
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.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individuals who joined the Board of Regents in October:

New Regents
  • Eileen & Dale Mortenson, D.C. (Lynn Haven, FL)
  • James McCann, D.C. (Holyoak, MA)
  • Rick Benjamin, D.C., '05 (Fort Mill, SC)
  • Roberta Wood (Inman, SC)
Welcome Back
  • Ray Omid, D.C. (Garden City, 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.
Monday evenings, 9 pm Eastern Time; call 641-715-3650, access code: 577840#.

  • November 6: Rob Schiffman, D.C.
  • November 13: Fred Schofield, D.C.
  • November 20: Sean Carey, D.C.
  • November 27: Matthew Mancuso, D.C.

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. 
In Appreciation of Our 2017 Sherman Pride Day Sponsors
Sherman Pride Day, Thursday, October 12, was a prideful event on campus for our students and employees. Many thanks to the wonderful companies that partnered with the college to sponsor the event and contribute to the School Pride Award funding. A portion of the sponsorship money will fund at least seven School Pride Awards, which are tuition credit awards in the amount of $500, to help students defray the cost of a Sherman education.

Gold Sponsors
  • Sherman College Alumni Association
  • Song Hill Reserve

Silver Sponsors
  • Advanced Door Systems
  • Carolina Headwear
  • Hodge Floors
  • Pena Global
  • Priority One Security
  • Promenade at Boiling Springs
  • Smilemakers

Bronze Sponsors
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Carolina Foothills Credit Union
  • INK4
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • M & R Granite
  • More Than Tile, Inc. 
  • River Run Apartments
  • Scrip Hessco
  • Willows at North End

Friend Sponsors
  • Larry’s Trophies
We Appreciate Our Corporate Regent Sponsor
Sherman College Of Chiropractic