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 Video Highlights of 2018

Sherman College extends a heartfelt thank you to our students, employees, alumni and friends for a wonderful 2018. From day-to-day business like classes and CE events to exciting new developments and construction projects (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 2019. Watch the video now!
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 November (video) ! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Making Holidays Merrier in the Community

Sherman College's Holiday Committee partnered with Tears of the Saints, Inc., to support a sock drive and fundraiser at this year’s holiday party. Employees collected 753 pairs of socks and $115 for the organization.

Tears of the Saints co-founder Charles Rahynes was emotional as he received the college’s collections. “Your donations and gifts will make a great difference in the Spartanburg homeless community,” he said. “There’s no doubt that the need is huge, but your organization has managed to impact this need in a great way.” Read more on our blog.
Santa Visits Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center
Santa Claus posed for photos and shared milk and cookies with his fans, young and older, on December 4 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.
Zhou, Duckworth Honored as Faculty, Staff Members of the Year

Sherman College of Chiropractic recently honored Huarong Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., and Allen Duckworth in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.
Professor of Basic Sciences Huarong Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., was named Faculty Member of the Year; she is responsible for some of the most challenging coursework offered at Sherman College. “Dr. Zhou is known for maintaining high standards and rigor, but she will go the extra yard for any student who needs help grasping complicated topics in biochemistry and nutrition,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., ’94, A.C.P. “Biochemistry has always been a challenging topic, but Dr. Zhou has a way of teaching that makes it more digestible.”
Maintenance Supervisor Allen Duckworth was named Staff Member of the Year. “This has been an extremely busy and challenging year for all departments, but especially for our maintenance department, as we took on major campus renovation and construction projects,” says Director of Maintenance and Security Patrick Lausier. “Allen’s key leadership and work ethic were crucial in this year of changes, moves and inconveniences on campus,” he said of Duckworth’s contributions to the college’s progress in 2018. Read more about our award winners on the blog.
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 many years of service to the college: Cindy Gibbon, D.C., ’91 (25 years); Ron Castellucci, D.C., Bob Irwin, D.C., Joanne Shaw (20 years); Carolyn Best (15 years); and Bill Johnson, Crissy Lewis, Melody Sabin, Kristy Shepherd, Patti Thomas and Roberta Wood (10 years).

The following employees were recognized for five years of service: David Bedford, Edwin Cordero, D.C., Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, A.C.P., Jennifer Gault, Megan Georgion, Sarah Hock, D.C., ’08, Matt Hudson, D.C., ’06, Jillian Kersh, D.C., ’09, Patrick Lausier, Chandra Placer, Michelle Schutrumpf and Christine Theodossis, D.C., ’10.

One-year service recognitions were made for Todd Bachman, Alan Brewster, D.C., ’89, Katie Burns, Allen Duckworth, Chad Elder, Jerry England, Debby Grover, Allie Hamstead, D.C., ’12, Jacob McKelvey, Fernando Munoz, Vicky Peppin, Deborah Sanderson, D.C., Joy Turner and Ashley Valladares. See more on the blog.
Three Sherman Students Awarded Research Fellowships
Sherman College students Kathleen Costello, M.S., Kathryn Heidt, M.S., and Hui Zhen Lim have been awarded research fellowships from the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) and ChiroFutures Malpractice Program.
Costello’s research fellowship will focus on two crucial areas related to vertebral subluxation including vertebral subluxation epidemiology and the objective assessment of subluxation in a salutogenic model. Heidt and Lim’s fellowships will focus on best practices and guideline development for management of vertebral subluxation; the two will join a team at FVS to develop a permanent and ongoing best practices initiative for the profession.
“The results of this type of research can be used to drive policy, not only in health care, but in education and other sociocultural arenas,” said Christopher Kent D.C., J.D., of the studies these students will take on. Read more on our blog. Read more about Costello and about Heidt and Lim at the Chronicle of Chiropractic website.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Angelica Lopez of Caguas, PR

Activities/Hobbies: Reading and spending time with my family, and especially with my dog.
Why Chiropractic: I realized that my only purpose is to serve and connect with people. I am 100 percent sure that chiropractic chose me to spread the word of our philosophy to the world. Helping people to heal from above down, inside out, without any invasive procedures is my dream come true. I have found that chiropractors are here to help the body function at 100 percent by removing the interference throughout your spine.

Favorite thing about Sherman: My favorite thing about Sherman is the fact that everyone cares about our success [and helping us] achieve our goals.
Favorite thing about the Upstate: I really like that this is a peaceful city. At the same time, we have different places to have fun, and to eat well.

Read more about Angelica and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Student Ambassadors, ROAR Student Leaders Recognized

The Sherman College Student Ambassadors and the Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) Student Leaders joined together at Level 10 in downtown Spartanburg to celebrate another successful year. Both groups work closely with the admissions department to help recruit students, greet visitors, offer campus tours, assist with open house weekends, and help spread chiropractic throughout the world. Program Manager Emily Lausier and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P., ’94, used this gathering as an opportunity to express their appreciation for the important and selfless service of both groups.
During the dinner, senior students were given their ambassador cords for graduation, along with their program completion plaques (pictured from left to right, Christian Ortiz Torres, Katherine Gentile and Jennifer Sotomayor Pabon; not pictured, James “Mike” Williams and Andretti Montalvo). Carlos Medina received the Showcase Star Award, and Cynthia Baker received the Ambassador of the Quarter Award. Officer awards were presented to Angelica Lopez, Charles Tucker and Nicole Mercado.
During the holiday season, Student Ambassadors took it upon themselves to help local organizations by collecting items and donations for Toys for Tots and Hope Center for Children. Thank you, Ambassadors, for bringing joy to others, and proudly representing Sherman College.
Showcase Sherman Weekend Dates Set for 2019

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 !
Sherman College will be hosting the next Showcase Sherman Weekend at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg on February 8-9, and registration is now open. Due to construction on campus, prospective students and their guests are invited to stay at the new hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg. Attendees for the February Showcase Sherman Weekend will have an opportunity to visit the Sherman College campus during the ribbon cutting for the new Gelardi Student Center; in addition, they will tour the campus and attend a palpation session. View photos from our most recent event .
Event dates for 2019 also include May 3-4, July 26-27 and November 15-16 . Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history.
Sherman Students Compete
in Spartan Sprint

About 30 Sherman College students took part in an intense Spartan Sprint earlier this month. Held in the area surrounding USC Upstate, the race was about 3.5 miles and included more than 20 obstacles and lots of mud.

“We more or less stuck together,” said student Jacob Niergarth of the experience, “and we had an absolute blast!”
Sherman College Can Help with Online Continuing Education

Do you still have a few continuing education credits left to complete before the end of the year? Check out Sherman’s Online Continuing Education courses! Study philosophy, history, mental health, risk management and more from any device, anywhere in the world. Affordable, convenient and engaging, Sherman Online is here to help you wrap up your year! Visit our website to see all of our offerings.
Giving Tuesday a Success

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Unknown

When we think of your support, it sends us swinging! We are grateful for the wonderful support Sherman College received on Giving Tuesday as we shared proud memories of ways we created a continued space of gratitude this past year. Because of the gifts received, we can maintain and expand those efforts in 2019. Whether it’s volunteering with three more teams for special needs youth, hosting more community events to bring holiday cheer, or providing 32 more complimentary care visits for our veterans, Sherman College of Chiropractic is inspired to do more – thank you!
Thank You, ROAR Docs
2018 has been a year of growth for Sherman College of Chiropractic and for the Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) program. We would like to thank all of our ROAR doctors for their renewed commitments to the program this year, and their enthusiasm for recruiting the next generation of future doctors of chiropractic. In 2019, we will continue to offer more opportunities for the ROAR program and ROAR student leaders, and we look forward to working with our members as we continue to advance and improve this program. Be sure to look for us at the 2019 Lyceum luncheon. Happy Holidays to all our ROAR docs and student leaders!
Going Green in 2019
The Office of Institutional Advancement wants to share the information that most matters to you – and save a tree or two – by targeting our communication and cutting back on paper next year.

Whether your interest is higher education, wellness, alumni, scholarships and endowments, campus activities or chiropractic research, we aim to send more targeted communication in 2019.

Help us in our efforts to “Go Green in 2019” by sharing your correct email and contact information or contacting Hunter Mahon by email or calling 800-849-8771, ext. 277.
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 October 2018 Intern of the Month is Jon Sheridan, a thirteenth quarter student from New York. He graduates in March 2019 and plans to practice near Nashville, TN, with his fiancé, Korey Coleman (who graduates in June 2019).
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. Billie Harrington (Chesnee, SC)
  • Bharon Hoag (Mount Vernon, OH)
  • Cindy Nord (Columbia SC)
  • Dr. Gary Willis (Alpharetta, GA)

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