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 College Collects Hundreds of Toys for Tots

Kappa Chi Community Service and Outreach Club had a successful second year of its Toys for Tots drive on the Sherman College campus. The group collected 437 toys, an impressive increase over last year’s 190 toys. In fact, the number of toys collected exceeds the student population (400) on campus! Students, faculty and staff participated in the drive, with Kappa Chi and the Torque Release Technique Clubs donating their club funds toward getting additional toys. 

Radiology Department Chair Laura Greene-Orndorff, R.T., D.C., ’95, whose entire eighth-quarter class brought donations in, agreed. “These students really touched my heart,” she said. “I’m so impressed that students take time to make life a little happier for those less fortunate. What wonderful, caring, compassionate doctors [are] coming your way, world!” Read more on our blog .
Bookstore Leads Drive for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

The Sherman College Bookstore collected hundreds of items to send to Puerto Rico as part of relief efforts following Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that affected millions, including some of our own Sherman College community and their extended family and friends.

“I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of generosity from our faculty, staff, students and administration,” said Bookstore/ Mailroom Manager Angela Thrift. “Sherman College prides itself on fostering a family atmosphere, so when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and so many of our Sherman family were affected, it seemed only natural that we, as a Sherman community, would want to help in some way. We are very pleased to be sending 17 boxes of items for the Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts on behalf of the Sherman College family.”
Items collected included diapers, baby wipes, insect repellent, band-aids, bandages, baby foods, canned goods, clothing, batteries, feminine supplies, toiletries, wash cloths and more. For every 10 cans of food or baby food donated, individuals received a gift certificate to the bookstore for 15% off their next purchase. The Bookstore shipped items out in early December to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Puerto Rico, with thanks to Anatomy Lab Manager Dr. Edgardo Rivera, who offered us this connection. The lodge will serve as the college’s point of contact for distributing the items at no cost to those who need them.
VIDEO: Sherman College
Highlights of 2017
Sherman College extends a heartfelt thank you to our students, employees, alumni and friends for a wonderful 2017. From day-to-day business like classes and CE events to truly groundbreaking events (our Thom & Betty Gelardi Student Center!), it's been a wonderful year for Sherman College. We appreciate your support and look forward to another great year with you in 2018! Watch the video!

We would love to include your perspective next year, so remember to capture those fun moments on campus. Submit your video for consideration by uploading it to this Dropbox .
Santa Claus Visits
Chiropractic Health Center
Santa Claus posed for photos and shared hot cocoa and holiday cookies with his fans, young and older, on December 5 at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center.

Most of our guests loved having Santa there; some of the little ones were a bit unsure about him. But our interns, patients and employees (and their families) all enjoyed the chance to spend time with Santa, make their wishes known and spread some holiday cheer.

Check out our photo album on Facebook.
College Names Faculty, Staff Member of the Year

Terry Lancaster and Nick Watson were recently honored by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.

Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences Terry Lancaster, M.A., was named Faculty Member of the Year. “Although she has been with us only a short time, Terry Lancaster has made a deep impression on our students,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P. “She has helped develop the new anatomy courses and is always accessible and eager to do whatever it takes to help students learn.”

Applications Manager Nick Watson was named Staff Member of the Year. “Nick always sees a solution to any opportunity that arises – in fact, he often identifies multiple solutions,” says Vice President for Business and Finance Karen Canup, C.P.A., of his contributions to the college. “Over the course of the 15 months Nick has been on staff, he has helped everyone on campus either directly or indirectly. He comes to work each day with a positive attitude and is always willing to help in any way that he can.” Read more about our award winners .
Employees Celebrate Anniversary Milestones

Each year, Sherman College recognizes employees who have reached milestone anniversary dates. The college is fortunate to have very loyal employees, including many who have dedicated large portions of their careers to our college and who continue to make great contributions to Sherman and the chiropractic profession.
The college recognized the following employees for their years of service to the college: Beth McDowell Reizer, D.C., ’96 (20 years); Joe Donofrio, D.C., ’94, A.C.P. (20 years); Kevin Power, D.C., ’81 (15 years); and Karen Canup, C.P.A. (5 years). One-year service recognitions were made for Tyrone Parks, Kimberley Fielder, D.C., ’16, Sarah Palon, Michelle Gregory, Lina Guillen-Sucre, Armand Rossi, D.C. , Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D. , Kendra Strange, Dan Becker, D.C., ’00 , Nick Watson, Stavroula Andrinopoulos, D.C., ’06 , Paul Soler, D.C., ’06, and Terry Lancaster, M.A.
Sixty Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Sixty students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2017 and March 2018 graduates. Details will be posted on our blog soon.
Sherman College Joins AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program; First Recipient to Enroll in January
In recognition of the dedication and commitment to community service of AmeriCorps alumni, Sherman College of Chiropractic now offers a one-time matching scholarship of up to $4,000 for AmeriCorps Education Award recipients who are admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic program. The first recipient of a Segal AmeriCorps Education Matching Award at Sherman College, James Hopkins, is set to enroll in January 2018.
“After reading a little about his service as a health educator with AmeriCorps, I knew that James would be exactly the type of student that Sherman College wants: enthusiastic, compassionate, committed and driven,” said Sherman College Director of Financial Aid Kendra Strange. Read more about James and AmeriCorps on our blog.
Congressman Trey Gowdy, Sherman College President Cordero Connect at Chamber Event
Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., was able to express his thanks to South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy in person during a Chamber Voice of Business Brunch on November 21 in downtown Spartanburg.
Gowdy, who represents South Carolina’s 4 th District, is one of several distinguished local business and government representatives who submitted letters in support of the college’s USDA funding for the new Thom & Betty Gelardi Student Center and campus expansion.
The congressman gave updates from Washington, where he is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as serving on the House Committees on Intelligence, Ethics, and Judiciary.
San Diego, Australia Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers Programs Conclude

Eleven chiropractors recently earned the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) designation, completing the coursework in Sherman College’s ACP program and receiving their certificates and medallions October 28-29 in San Diego, CA.

In addition, 11 others earned the ACP designation after completing coursework in Australia on November 11; this particular program was hosted jointly by Sherman College of Chiropractic and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. See the names of all the graduates from both San Diego and New Zealand and read more about these programs on our blog .
Showcase Sherman Weekend
Welcomes Prospective Students
Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 will kick off on February 9-10, and Sherman College is excited to welcome the next future group of prospective students 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. Registrations is open, but space is limited.
Ambassador Spotlight: Chris
Lauren Corvi of Columbia, SC

Why Chiropractic: 
Truthfully, chiropractic sort of fell in my lap. My best friend went to Sherman College and invited me to Lyceum. I immediately fell in love with the philosophy and mission of chiropractic. Chiropractors have the ability to help others and empower people to choose a healthier, happier life.
Favorite thing about Sherman:
I love that Sherman feels like one huge family. Everyone knows your face, if not your name and your story. People are always willing to lend a hand or shed some advice. We truly have some of the greatest staff, team, and colleagues.
Read more about Lauren (scroll down the page a bit) and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Seven Sherman Students Receive School Pride Awards

Thanks to the generosity of Sherman Pride Day sponsors, Sherman College has awarded seven students with School Pride Awards. These seven students will each receive a $500 tuition credit for the winter 2018 quarter: Kathleen Costello, Jimmy Craft, Taylor Fortune, Russell Goff, Hui Zhen Lim, Christian Ortiz and Teena Rowe. The funding for these awards comes from money raised through sponsorships for Sherman Pride Day, which was held on October 12.
To be considered for the Pride Awards, students were asked to show how they share or exemplify Sherman Pride in their lives, using words, photos or videos. Alumni Association First Vice President Jaime Browning, D.C., ’09, was happy to see a strong turnout of applicants sharing their love for the college. “My life was changed and molded by my time at Sherman,” she said. “It is humbling to see how Sherman continues to do such in the lives of our future chiropractors.” Read about and see photos of the Pride Award recipients on our blog.
Transformational change is happening at Sherman College of Chiropractic. These changes are attracting more students, better serving the students already enrolled, and increasing the campus’ capacity to accommodate the growth of the chiropractic profession.
Sherman College is known globally for its commitment to the profession’s founding principles and for producing doctors who are highly skilled in their delivery of chiropractic care. Simply put, Sherman College has the opportunity to change the chiropractic profession, and to change the world. Find out how we’ll do this through our Dreams Coming True campaign .
Student Ambassadors Meet for Quarterly Dinner, Awards and Service Recognition

The Student Ambassadors had their quarterly and holiday dinner on December 7 at II Samuels Restaurant in Spartanburg. The Ambassadors ended the quarter with a meeting to prepare for upcoming 2018 events and tours, awards, and a nice dinner.

The Showcase Star Award was given to Nicole Mercado, and the Student Ambassador of the Quarter Award went to Charles Tucker (pictured top left). Officers Andretti Montavlo (secretary), Aixa Santos (president) and Chris Marrone (vice president) were recognized and were presented with a special gift as a token of appreciation (pictured top right). The group recognized graduating December ambassadors, (pictured bottom left) Jimmy Craft, Lauren Corvi, Coordinator Emily Wood, Stephanie Dubel and Chris Marrone (not pictured were Stacey Rodsater and Chris Gehrke).
Student Ambassadors also work with local organizations to complete community outreach projects. Members of the group organized and prepared a meal for the Hope Center for Children (pictured bottom right), while other members collected donations and blankets for Sidewalk Hope. Thank you, Ambassadors , for your service to Sherman College.
Sherman Family Celebrates
at Annual Thanksgiving Lunch
Chiropractic Student Government (CSG) and the Office of Student Affairs hosted the annual Thanksgiving lunch on November 21 for students, faculty and staff. Sherman College is thankful for its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, and for the chiropractic profession! Check out the photo album on Facebook.
“Many students cannot travel home to spend Thanksgiving with their family, but Sherman gives us a home away from home,” said CSG President Carolyn Oliveira. “It’s comforting to sit with fellow students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal. Sherman is family, and CSG, along with Student Affairs, is honored to put this lunch together for our students.” Read more about this annual tradition.
Sherman Alumnus Serio
Publishes '33' Philosophy Text
Alumnus and international speaker David Serio, D.C., ’99, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has published 33, a chiropractic text featuring D.C.s from around the world, including many Sherman College employees and graduates, as they explain the 33 chiropractic principles to the public.
In 33, Serio asks doctors of chiropractic from around the world to explain chiropractic principles to the public, helping readers discover how the principles add clarity and insight to our daily lives and our understanding of the universe. Serio supports his interviewees’ thoughts with inspirational quotations and his own insightful comments and practical tips. Read more about the book and see which graduates are featured.
Employee Updates and Accolades

Director of G10 Practice Success Program and Instructor of Clinical Sciences Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, A.C.P., has been named to the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO). IFCO’s mission is to protect, promote, and advance chiropractic as a separate and distinct profession dedicated to the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation for the better expression of life.
Health Center Assistant Case Doctor Tate Gentile, D.C., was granted certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) renowned certification program on November 28, 2017. The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve certification in family wellness chiropractic through advanced academics and clinical studies. The 200-hour, 16-module curriculum provides the doctor with techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women, including advanced levels of training and expertise. By being certified, Gentile is recognized for his completion of ICPA’s 14 classroom modules taught by leading authorities in family chiropractic, as well as two practice-based research network projects, which substantiate both practical and evidence-informed clinical competencies. Gentile is granted his Board Certification from The Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid Marcia Park has completed a course in Direct Loans through the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) professional credentials program. This is a first for Sherman College. She joins the ranks of 3,640 other financial aid administrators nationwide who have earned one or more professional credentials. Park participated in an eight-week, instructor-led online course and passed her final exam by demonstrating mastery in the credential’s concepts and skills. The Financial Aid staff have department goals in place to earn more professional credentials over the next few months. You can find Park’s name listed in this document under South Carolina (page 190).
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 November 2017 Intern of the Month i s Amanda Reilly of Lansing, KS. Amanda graduates in June 2018 and plans to join a practice in Houston, TX.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individual who joined the Board of Regents in November:

Ne w Regents
  • Tarsha Hamilton (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Fernando Munoz (Edgewater FL)
  • Vicky Peppin (Boiling Springs SC)
  • John Porter, Jr., D.C., ’77 (Spartanburg, SC)

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.
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Lyceum 2018 Registration Opens in January
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