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.
Charting the Course: Register Now for Sherman Lyceum
The continuing education department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is “Charting the Course” for the future and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event, Lyceum, May 4-6, 2017, in Spartanburg, SC. Up to 22 hours of CE have been applied for.

The plenary speaker lineup includes leaders in chiropractic: Drs. Judy Campanale, Edwin Cordero, Jon Baker and Steve Judson. In addition, expect to hear from experts in SOT, Gonstead, Pierce/Results, pediatrics, neurology, vaccine rights, philosophy, upper cervical technique, Koren Specific Technique, animal adjusting, radiology and much more.

If you have required hours for your state, you’ll find programs covering HIV/AIDS, Recognizing Child Abuse, Documentation & Coding, and Risk Management. If you are looking to grow your practice, you can hear from presenters talking about how to grow an on-site mobile chiropractic business and how to build trust and credibility with your patients.

This year, a new CA track offers sessions in x-ray set ups, billing, coding, office compliance, communication, and office procedures. Bring the whole team and reap the benefits of investing in their professional development.

For fun and fellowship, don’t miss our special events, including a President's Welcome Reception / All School Reunion, a comedian/hypnotist, and the annual banquet, this time with an “Atlantis: Treasure of the Sea” theme, complete with dancing and glow-in-the dark mini golf.

Hurry for the early bird special price of $349 (before February 28). Regents, check your email or contact the college for your 50% discount code.

REGISTER NOW for Lyceum 2017!
Interns Join Chiropractic
Health Center

Eighteen interns are now ready to see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, the teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education on January 13 during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus.

During the ceremony, greetings were given by President Edwin Cordero, D.C. Assistant Student Clinic Case Doctor Kevin Power, D.C., '81, administered the Pledge of Professionalism, and Director of Student Clinic Claudia Seay, D.C., '80, pinned the interns’ name tags onto their blue clinic jackets. 

Because the clinic is open to the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through 35,000 patient visits per year.

Sherman VP Shares Reflections
at Local MLK Event

Vice President for Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto Harris, M.S.W., along with several community leaders, presented at Spartanburg Methodist College’s “Six Voices: Reflections on the Words and Wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on January 16. Community leaders, students, and SMC faculty presented readings from Dr. King’s speeches and sermons and offered reflections on the timeless significance of those words today during this free community event.

After a brief introduction, five community members read excerpts from King's speeches (the sixth voice was a video clip of King's “I Have a Dream” speech), including Markeisha Nesbitt, SMC Class of 2014; Dr. Arthur Hartzog, SMC Interim Dean of Students; Terry Brannon, Pastor, Community Bible Believers Church; LaShanda Hutto Harris, Vice President for Student Affairs, Sherman College of Chiropractic; and Daysha Meredith, SMC sophomore.

Sherman College Stands Against Prescriptive Rights for D.C.s
Sherman College of Chiropractic has announced its position defending the holistic origins of the chiropractic profession and recommending against an expansion of scope in New Mexico that would allow doctors of chiropractic prescriptive rights.

The college asserts that the expansion of practice scope in New Mexico that would include the right to prescribe pharmaceuticals is a dangerous precedent for the chiropractic profession that would encroach on the practice of medicine and potentially put patients at risk.

“Chiropractic was founded to provide the public with a valuable, distinct service of enhancing life, health and human potential without duplicating any existing services,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.

“Sherman College of Chiropractic strongly opposes the expansion of the scope of practice in New Mexico. The college remains steadfast in holding to the origins of chiropractic to improve and elevate the well-being of people through the correction of vertebral subluxations. It recognizes that the unique philosophy and art of chiropractic are scientifically grounded in their own right and require no expansion into the act of medical practice.”

Read more about the actions in New Mexico on our blog.
Read Dr. Christopher Kent's statement on drugs in the profession of chiropractic.

Meet Student Ambassador Lauren Corvi
Sherman College Student Ambassadors lead tours, give health talks, help organize and lead campus visit events such as Showcase Sherman and represent the college in the local community and beyond.

Name: Lauren Corvi
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Education: Augusta State University

“My best friend went to Sherman College and invited me to Lyceum. I immediately fell in love with the philosophy and mission of chiropractic. We have the ability as chiropractors to help others and empower people to choose a healthier, happier life.”

Send Prospective Students
to Showcase Sherman Weekend

The college has just completed yet another successful Showcase Sherman Weekend. Remaining 2017 dates include May 5-6 (during Lyceum), July 28-29, and October 27-28. 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. Register here for yourself or your prospective student.

Interns Support Community
for the Holidays

Instead of giving gifts to each other and their faculty mentors this past holiday season, many interns in the college’s Chiropractic Health Center chose to give to community groups.

Interns of Sarah Hock, D.C.,'08, donated diapers and wipes to families helped by the nonprofit organization BirthMatters, where Dr. Hock serves on the board. Interns of Sarah Stephens, D.C., '03, donated to Toys for Tots, filling a box and making many children happy this holiday.

Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individuals who recently joined the Board of Regents:
  • Jeff Chamberlain, D.C. (West Chester, PA)
  • Joseph J. Donofrio, D.C., '94 (Inman, SC)
  • Patrick Lausier (Inman, SC)
  • Brett Ratliff (Greer, SC)
  • Rich Santangelo, D.C. (Baltimore, MD)
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.
Faculty Senate Elects Cabinet Members
The Sherman College Faculty Senate held elections earlier this month, and the new cabinet is as follows:
  • President: Cindy Gibbon, D.C., '91
  • Vice President: Tate Gentile, D.C.
  • Treasurer: Beth Reizer, D.C., '96
  • Secretary: Dan Becker, D.C., '00
  • Liaison to Student Body: Bill Fehl, D.C., '83
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 December 2016 Intern of the Month is Stacey Rodsater of Knoxville, IL. She graduates in December 2017 and plans to open an office in the Lake Norman, NC, area, along with her boyfriend, Chris Gehrke. The office will be a branch of Adjusting the World Chiropractic, owned and operated by her brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Stefanie Rodsater, D.C.s .
Pride Award Recipient Selected

Lindsay Carature is the winner of the inaugural Pride Award Scholarship. The money was raised last year in a Text2Give campaign challenge between alumni and students held on Sherman Pride Day. The Pride award is a $500 tuition credit and was awarded for this winter quarter. Lindsay is a 5th quarter student from Connecticut.

HC Patients Are Our Sweethearts

Did you know that all current patients will receive a free visit on Sweetheart Day at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center on our campus? The Health Center provides 35,000 patient visits each year; we love and appreciate all of our patients! See the announcement on our blog for more information.

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. 

Monday evenings, 9 pm Eastern Time Call 641-715-3650 Access Code: 577840#  
  • January 30: Lona Cook, D.C.
  • February 6: Elise Rigney, D.C.
  • February 13: Kyle Troyer, D.C.
  • February 20: Jon Chung, D.C.
  • February 27: Kim Berkus, D.C.
Listen to previous #ShermanConnect calls from 2012-2016 here:
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Sherman College Of Chiropractic