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.
Gelardi Student Center: Pardon Our Progress

Construction is active on campus and our capital campaign is underway. The new Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi Student Center will underscore the institution’s focus on student success, including a new library, bookstore, campus café, large meeting space, student study spaces, lounge areas and more. Check out the progress made in July (video)! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Registration for IRAPS 2018 Now Open
Registration fo r this year’s International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) is now open . This year is Sherman College’s 15th annual IRAPS; the event is a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic. The conference is scheduled for October 6-7, 2018, and up to 11.5 hours of continuing education credit are available, depending on state regulations.
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. The symposium’s intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is centered on vertebral subluxation, based on vitalism, dedicated to research and developing a discipline of philosophy.
Highlights include the following presentations:
  • Looking Forward by Looking Deeper: A Tactile Approach for Mapping Patient & Practice Success – David Fletcher, D.C., F.R.C.C.S.S. (C)
  • Advanced Imaging of the Cervicocranial Junction (CCJ): Observing the Atlas to Brain Health – Julie Mayer-Hunt, D.C., D.I.C.C.P., F.C.C.J.P.
  • Creating Standardized Results in a Chiropractic Technique – Stan Pierce, Jr., D.C., B.C.A.O.
  • Vertebral Subluxation: Semantic Pathology, Epistemic Trespassing, and Ethics; Heart Rate Variability: Vertebral Subluxation vs. Spinal Manipulation – Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.
Sherman College
Celebrates Employee Donors

We “donut know” what we would do without our employee donors! Recognizing their financial contributions to Sherman College, the Office of Institutional Advancement held its first Employee Donor Appreciation Drop-In earlier this month. Downtown Deli and Donuts provided gourmet mini-donuts, gluten free mini muffins, and a fresh fruit tray that satisfied many a sweet tooth. See photos here.
Staff and faculty giving increased nearly threefold – from 16 to 60 percent – over the previous year. Next year, the office’s goal is 100 percent participation, with more fun and prizes planned. Learn more about why employees give.
College 'Stuffs the Bus'
as Part of United Way Campaign

This August, Sherman College joined the Spartanburg community in a United Way “ Stuff the Bus” campaign to donate school supplies to those in need.

The United Way works with all seven Spartanburg County School Districts to deliver school supplies to students who often do not have the tools they need.

Sherman College employees and students collected a variety of school supplies including back packs, glue sticks, notebooks, binders, crayons, calculators, highlighters, rulers, pens, pencils and more to help make a difference for students in need this school year.
Local Companies Support 'Spartanburg, Adjusted' Event

The Office of Institutional Advancement is grateful for the prompt and generous responses from the following sponsors for supporting Sherman College of Chiropractic’s upcoming first annual " Spartanburg, Adjusted " event, inspired by the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Grand Prix Dressage Sponsor:
  • ChiroFutures
Grand Prix Para Dressage Sponsors:
  • Harper Contractors
  • Merrill Lynch/Bank of America: Rick Migliore, Ronnie Dennis, Ellison Kibler & Associates
Grand Prix Vaulting Sponsors:
  • Allegra
  • BB&T
  • Hodge Floors
“Spartanburg, Adjusted” will expand awareness of the importance of chiropractic for the health of the nervous system, the education provided at Sherman College, and the human-animal bond.

Keynote speakers Drs. Amy Hayek, Jay Komarek, and Bill Ormston will attend a public reception and will present at a private dinner event, both scheduled for Thursday, September 20, in Spartanburg. On Friday, September 21, Dr. Komarek will be at HALTER Therapeutic Riding Center for a workshop, so stay tuned for those details.

The September 20 afternoon reception requires registration, and you may RSVP by clicking “attending” on our Facebook event page. Limited seating for the private dinner is still available. If you are interested in attending the dinner, please contact Assistant Director of Development Hunter F. Mahon at 864-578-8770, ext. 277, or .

Our deadline for "Spartanburg, Adjusted" sponsorship is this Friday, August 24. You can support this new annual initiative here.
August Showcase Sherman Weekend a Success

“If a career in chiropractic is what you seek, there is no doubt that after attending Showcase Sherman Weekend, your mind will be set to come to Sherman College to pursue your passion.” – August SSW attendee
Sherman College hosted Showcase Sherman Weekend at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg on August 3-4 with nearly 80 prospective students and guests in attendance. Due to construction on campus, prospective students and their guests were invited to stay at the new hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg each day after sessions end; August guests were also treated to a Spartanburg history trolley ride. Attendees had an opportunity to visit the Sherman College campus for a tour and palpation session, and they enjoyed a trip to downtown Greenville’s Mellow Mushroom and Falls Park. View photos from our most recent event .
Showcase Sherman Weekend 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 !
Our next Showcase Sherman Weekend for 2018 is scheduled for November 2-3, and registration is now open. This event will also be held off campus at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg during the campus expansion. Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history.
Calling All D.C.s:
Become a ROAR Doc Today
Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) representatives visited the Dynamic Essentials seminar in Atlanta in August, connecting with doctors in the field who are passionate about building the profession.

“What a great experience it was to meet so many current and future ROAR docs,” shared Program Manager Emily Wood. “Our ROAR members all possess the desire to foster and inspire the next generation of chiropractors, and that passion will continue to grow and shape the profession.”
Wood said the recent ROAR relaunch is designed to better serve members; she is beginning to see the program grow and attract future students to visit Sherman College.

She asks all who have been past ROAR members to please re- register for the ROAR program to update your information and share your passion for building the future of the chiropractic profession. Hear what ROAR members have to say about the program.
Ambassador Spotlight: Nicole K. Mercado Zapata of Arecibo, PR

Education:  B.S. with a concentration in biology from Pontifical University Catholic of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus and pharmacy technician at Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus
Activities/Hobbies:  Making friends, dancing, zumba, swimming
Why Chiropractic: Helping others is one of my greatest satisfactions. I truly know that chiropractic will make a difference in people’s lives. Chiropractic is not about feeling better; it’s about healing better.
Why Sherman:  My favorite thing about Sherman College is the family atmosphere.
Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: My favorite thing about the Upstate region is that you are not far away from anything. There are many family fun activities close by.
Read more about Nicole and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Mary Black Foundation Visits Sherman College

Sherman College hosted three key staff members of the Mary Black Foundation recently for a campus visit and an enlightening discussion about community health. Program Director for Healthy Eating/Active Living Natalia Swanson, Program Director for Early Childhood Development Keisha Gray and Grants Manager Amy Page, who were visiting Sherman College for the first time, met with key campus constituents over lunch and enjoyed a tour of the ongoing campus renovations.
The mission of the Mary Black Foundation is to invest in people and communities for improved health, wellness, and success in Spartanburg County. The college looks forward to continuing conversations with the foundation to explore ways to help improve the health and wellness of Spartanburg County. Read more on our blog.
Online Continuing Education
with Dr. Amilliah Kenya

The Office of Continuing Education has released its latest online CE offering: Mental Disorders and Illnesses. Sherman College’s own Dr. Amilliah Kenya, ’06, will help you to better understand and connect with your patients while you earn valuable CE credit.

With many state license renewal deadlines quickly approaching, this is a great opportunity to complete the last of your required CE credits conveniently and affordably. Please visit our website to see all of Sherman College’s online CE offerings.
DID YOU KNOW: Merit Program Shares Student Accomplishments
Sherman College of Chiropractic students are doing great things every day. That’s why the college uses the Merit program to publicize student achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s a great way to share the Sherman Pride!
Sherman students receive recognition when they make the dean’s or president’s lists, transition from student to intern in the Health Center, complete the Clinic Challenge Experience and complete other important milestones. Read more on our website.
Faculty Accomplishments and Publications

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Upper Cervical Care named Sherman College Assistant Professor Dr. Jaime Browning, ’09, as its research chair. The Council on Upper Cervical Care is a professional forum designed to advance expertise in the analysis and care of the upper cervical spine and to be a voice for upper cervical chiropractic in research, education, clinical and policy-making environments. Browning is a current candidate for the ICA’s Diplomate in Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP) and holds an advanced certification in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (KCUCS) technique. Since 2012, she has served as the chair of Sherman College’s Institutional Review Board.
Dr. Laura Greene-Orndorff, ’95, served as a faculty representative from Sherman College at the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ Part II Test Development Committee and Standard Setting Workshop held in June 2018. She served as subject matter expert on the Diagnostic Imaging Committee, where she was responsible for reviewing, editing and analyzing test questions for content and appropriateness. She also assisted in setting cut scores for future Part II examinations.
Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Dr. Christopher Kent had an article titled “ Chiropractic and Mental Health: History and Review of Putative Neurobiological Mechanisms” published in The Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research. In addition, his paper, “ Vertebral Subluxation: Semantic Pathology, Epistemic Trespassing, and Ethics” has been published in the July 23, 2018, issue of The Journal of Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic.
Alumni: Stay Connected,
and Send Us Your News
Have you started a practice, published research or joined a local board? Has your office been recognized with an award? Do you have exciting personal news such as a marriage or new baby? Have you simply moved or changed email addresses, changed your name or otherwise lost contact with us? For any of these reasons (and more), we want to hear from you!
We love keeping up-to-date on alumni news and contact information, so please use this link to keep us in the loop. Information provided may be shared with your classmates on our website and in our Sherman alumni magazine. You can send photos to

Pictured above: Look for news about Dr. Courtney Jones Moseley, ’10, in our fall Sherman alumni magazine.
Share Your Sherman College
Video Highlights of 2018
Have you captured a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College so far 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 2018.

We would love to include your perspective through a fun moment you may have captured in class, at a CE session 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. If you are using an iPhone, you will need to open the link in Safari. A compilation video will be featured in the December Sherman Shares email. View the 2017 “Year in Review” video.
Health Center Names Intern of the Month

The Chiropractic Health Center faculty recognize an intern each month who excels in clinical performance, patient management, professionalism, and analytical and adjusting technique. The July 2018 Intern of the Month is Danielle Monroe, a thirteenth quarter student from Pennsylvania. She graduates in December 2018 and plans to open a practice in Spartanburg, SC, with classmates Matthew Atkinson and Jeremy Bowman.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters

Sherman College thanks the following individuals who joined the Regents Program during the last month:

New Regents
  • Dr. Ryan & Cassidy Bones (Coeur D Alene, ID)
  • Dr. Michael Burcon, ’98 (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Dr. Christopher Colgin (San Mateo, CA)
  • Dr. Chase Dyess (Burleson, TX)
  • Dr. Joanne Haupert, ‘97 (Tucson, AZ)
  • Drs. Nico & Jessica Rocco, ’14, ‘15 (East Palestine, OH)
  • Dr. Jose Salgado (San Juan, PR)
  • Tristan Schaub (Homer, NY)
  • Dr. Aura Tovar (Miami, FL)

Returning Regents
  • Dr. Jay Komarek (Crested Butte, CO)
  • Dr. Randall Laurich, ‘98 (Wellington, FL)

Members of the Sherman College Board of Regents support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Become a regent and become a partner with the college, directly impacting campus enhancements and a student recruitment program to grow the profession.
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