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, and activities on campus.
VIDEO: Sherman College Highlights of 2019
Sherman College extends a heartfelt thank you to our students, employees, alumni and friends for a wonderful 2019. From day-to-day business like classes and CE events to exciting developments (the grand opening of the Gelardi Student Center, the establishment of the Porter Scholarship, a visit from Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington and more!), it’s been a wonderful year for Sherman College. We appreciate your support and look forward to another great year with you in 2020. Watch the video.
SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Honors President Cordero with Visionary Award
The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SCHCC) presented the 2019 Visionary Award to Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero during its ¡Impacto! event held December 12, 2019, in Greenville. This award is presented to a person of guidance, influence and contribution to the Hispanic community that helps Hispanic businesses reach their full potential. The ¡Impacto! celebration includes inspirational speakers, a presentation of awards, and dinner.
Executive Assistant to the President Roberta Thomas-Wood and Anatomy Lab Manager Dr. Edgar Rivera, representatives of the college, proudly accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Cordero, who was attending Sherman College’s employee holiday party that same evening. Also attending the event were three of Sherman College’s five SCHCC scholarship recipients: Sherman students Jezlynne Cintron, Genesis Sanchez and Bernardo Perkinson; Angie Espinal and Alexandra Oliveras were unable to attend. Read the full story on our blog.
Kappa Chi Breaks its Record, Collects 681 Toys for Tots
The Kappa Chi professional chiropractic fraternity and sorority had a successful Toys for Tots drive on the Sherman College campus during the holiday season. The organization collected 681 toys, crushing its record of 516 toys last year. The number of toys again exceeded the student population on campus. Pi Kappa Chi specifically wishes to recognize those on the hallway of Health Center Case Doctors Stephanie Johnson, D.C., ’99, and Jonathan Robertson, D.C., ’03, for donating 305 toys as a group.
Santa Visits Sherman College
Health Center
Santa Claus posed for photos and shared donuts and hot cocoa 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.
College Names Faculty, Staff Members of the Year

Sherman College of Chiropractic recently honored Carolyn Best, M.T., and Amy Carlson, B.S., in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.

Laboratory Instructor of Basic Sciences Carolyn Best, B.A., M.T. (ASCP) SH, was named Faculty Member of the Year. She joined the college in 2003 as a lab assistant and through the years has taught courses and tutored students in histology, microbiology and laboratory diagnosis. Best says she feels honored to receive this award. “I love my students,” she says. “They have such good energy and they keep me young.”
Teaching and Learning Specialist Amy Carlson, B.S., was named Staff Member of the Year. She joined the college in September 2018 and has made an impressive impact in a short period of time. In her role at the college, she provides functional and technical support for programs directly related to classroom instruction, including the college’s iSherman Initiative, iBook development and operational support, the Schoology learning management system, electronic testing and more. Read more on our blog.
College Family Mourns the Loss
of Dr. Leslie Wise

The Sherman College family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Leslie Wise, D.C., on December 3. Wise joined Sherman College in October 1974 and served in many roles during his 44 years at the college. It has been said that Wise taught or interacted with every student who walked the halls of Sherman College until his retirement in September 2018. The family held a small gathering earlier this month to honor his birthday; a celebration of life will be held soon.
Wise graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1974. That same year, he started his practice in Spartanburg and began working for Sherman College, which Thom Gelardi, D.C., one of Wise’s mentors, had founded just one year earlier. “I wanted to be a part of the newest college in the field,” Wise shared in a 2005 magazine article. “I saw Dr. Gelardi as a visionary, and I wanted to be around the people here. This was an exciting place in the ’70s and remains that way.” Read the full story on our blog.
Dr. Beth Ehlich Elected Chair of SC Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Dr. Beth Ehlich, a 1990 Sherman College graduate and faculty member, was recently elected chair of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She is the first woman elected to serve as chair of this organization. Having been a board member for 12 years, she has served as a former vice chair and has chaired several board committees.
“I am honored to be selected to serve as the next Chair of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners,” Dr. Ehlich shared. “I will seek to continue to protect the public while working to improve the communication between the board and the licensees of our great state of South Carolina. Our state is a desirable state in which to practice because of the beauty and diversity of our state as well as a great practice act for chiropractors. 2020 will be an exciting year and I look forward to serving.”
Sherman College Recognizes Employee Anniversaries
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 College and the chiropractic profession.
The college recognized the following employees for their many years of service to the college: John Porter, D.C., ’77 (40 years); Patricia Kuhta, D.C., ’94 (25 years); and Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’96, A.C.P. (15 years). Celebrating ten years of service are Pat Calhoun, Maksim Ivanov, M.D., and Jennifer York, M.S., D.C., ’09; celebrating five years are Neil Cohen, D.C., Emily Lausier, Ronitra Owens, M.B.A., and Mandy Smith.
One-year service recognitions were presented to Greg Aldridge, Lauren Ballington, Amy Brademann, Sarah Cain, D.C., Amy Carlson, Andrew Cook, Rosemary DePasque, D.C., ’90, Keely English, Susan Glunt, Jacob Harris, Monica Hemmen-Duckworth, D.C., Ohmar Land, D.M., Scot McCormick, D.C., ’90, Angel Radick, Jonathan Robertson, D.C., ’03, Cindy Treharne, D.C., Heath Treharne, D.C., Katia Walters, Katie Wickliffe, M.Ed., and Katie Wilson, M.B.A.
Student Ambassadors Recognized During Quarterly Celebration
The Sherman College Student Ambassadors held their quarterly dinner at The Peddler Steakhouse in Spartanburg on December 5 to celebrate another successful quarter. During the evening, students were recognized and awarded for their outstanding work during the quarter.

Craig Bryan received the Officer of the Quarter Award, Victoria Pait received the Showcase MVP Award, and Iris Park received the Ambassador of the Quarter Award.
The group also celebrated student Ambassadors participating in the December Commencement Ceremony. Graduating Ambassadors include Julia Hartman, Lindsey Merritt, Josue Ortiz and Zach Shaw. Thank you, Ambassadors, for proudly representing Sherman College in all that you do.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Charmi Patel of Milledgeville, GA
Education: B.S. in Biology

Activities/Hobbies: I love to dance, play tennis, be outdoors and do anything spontaneous!

Why Chiropractic: Seeing what an impact chiropractic had changed my views on everything I have learned.

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman truly is a school that treats you like you’re a part of the family.

Favorite thing about the Upstate: This area has amazing mountains you can check out. It’s such a beautiful and relaxing thing to do when you want to be stress-free!

About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
ROARing Around the World

Sherman College’s Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) doctors have been busy promoting the profession and sharing in the college’s vision of Adjusting the World for a Better Future. Recently ROAR doctor Geraldine Heredia of Argentina organized a mission trip to serve the native communities of Yacuy and Santa Victoria that are located on the borders of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay; 17 Argentinian chiropractors joined Dr. Heredia on this mission.
Dr. Heredia thanked Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero for coming to Argentina and inspiring her to serve. “[His visit] at the Quiropráctica Eficaz Congress was the spark that ignited in me the impulse to transcend the professional practice of chiropractic and go beyond,” she said. “I [was] inspired… to serve our neighbors.”
Sherman College Director of ROAR Dr. Jorge Campos was excited to see fellow doctors serving. “We congratulate all those Argentinian chiropractors that were part of this beautiful mission,” he said. “And we thank our ROAR Ambassador Dr. Geraldine Heredia for adjusting the world for a better future.”
The ROAR program welcomes members who share a passion for building the future of the chiropractic profession. ROAR doctors mentor and inspire the next generation of chiropractors. Learn more on our ROAR webpage.
Registration Opens Soon for Showcase Sherman Weekend

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 ! Registration will open soon for our 2020 events. Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history. View photos from our November event . Dates for 2020 have been released and include February 28-29, May 15-16, August 7-8 and November 13-14.
Ehlichs Serve ICA

Earlier this year Beth Ehlich, D.C., ’90, was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association. The Distinguished Fellows of the ICA is an honorary organization established in the 1950s by ICA founder Dr. B.J. Palmer as a way of honoring and celebrating those leaders who have distinguished themselves through years of selfless service to the ICA, the chiropractic profession and the public.
Last month, Chris Ehlich, D.C., ’89, was elected to serve as the representative for South Carolina to the International Chiropractic Association Assembly. Ehlich followed in his father’s footsteps of serving in the ICA when Bruce Ehlich, D.C., passed away in 1999.
Spend an Hour with Dr. Irene Gold
Spend an hour with chiropractic legend Dr. Irene Gold this holiday season! Recorded in her home in Boca Raton, FL, and hosted by Randi Cohen and Dr. Jillian Farrell, ’09, enjoy stories and never-before-seen photos of her life beginning from childhood through her substantial contributions to the chiropractic profession.

This hour is a must-watch for anyone interested in the history of chiropractic! Visit our website to see this and all of our online CE offerings.

The Office of Continuing Education currently offers 24 programs for CE credit, with 20+ additional not-for-credit (but popular) programs.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters

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

New Regents:
  • Dr. Carolyn Best (Columbus, NC)

Returning Regents:
  • Dr. Robert Costello, ’81 (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Drs. Beth & Chris Ehlich, ’90 & ’89 (Greer, SC)
  • Mrs. Katrine Frazier (Kennesaw, 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 and 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