The latest news from Sherman College

Welcome to Sherman Shares, the college's monthly newsletter for alumni, supporters, students and employees. It features news about Sherman College, upcoming events, continuing education opportunities, research news, and activities on campus.
iSherman: Transforming
Chiropractic Education

Last week the college rolled out its iSherman initiative, where students in fourth-quarter classes each received an Apple iPad containing everything from syllabi to e-books, at no additional tuition cost. Over the course of the next twelve months, every student on campus will be issued an iPad. Sherman is the only chiropractic college with this level of technological integration for its students. Read more in this article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.  

Send Students to the Fall
Showcase Sherman Weekend 

Sherman College hosted its third Showcase weekend of 2016 on July 22-23, with more than 100 guests visiting our beautiful campus in Spartanburg, SC (see photos). The next Showcase Sherman will be October 21-22. This event is 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.

Campaign to Renovate Health Center Goal Met;
Phase One of Renovation Complete
A commitment from local alumnus George Peters, D.C., pushed the college over the goal line in its $100,000 campaign to renovate the Chiropractic Health Center on campus. Peters practices in Duncan, SC, and his commitment came just before Phase One of the renovation got underway.

Phase One of the Chiropractic Health Center renovation took center stage during the academic summer break June 20-July 8. The Health Center was closed during this time and the main construction completed to reconfigure the center adjusting rooms in each wing of the building. The transformation of the space continues this quarter with the addition of chiropractic adjusting tables, instrumentation, computers, décor and room donor recognition plaques. Many thanks to all the donors who contributed to this campaign and who continue to fulfill pledges made when the campaign was publicly launched during Lyceum in April.

Impact Was Immediate
“We have already noticed improved scheduling of patients in the health center,” says Health Center Case Doctor Sarah Stephens, D.C. “Interns are having an easier time scheduling their patient’s appointments with the additional adjusting rooms available. They are able to spend more time with their case doctors and get the one-on-one mentoring that is needed.”

Stephens says that 11 new chiropractic tables are due to arrive soon and once the computer terminals are installed and functioning, the interns will show and discuss digital x-rays to their patients in the adjusting rooms which will enhance that part of patient care. “The rooms are smaller,” says Stephens, “yet they are a more efficient use of space. The health center is operating much more efficiently, and our students greatly appreciate this positive impact on their intern experience.”

Efforts Continue to Name Dick Plummer Hallway
Judy Campanale, D.C., longtime friend and colleague of Dick Plummer, D.C., and other leaders in the profession are asking individuals to donate to the Sherman College Health Center Renovation campaign in memory of Dr. Plummer who passed away in April. Campanale’s goal is to raise $25,000 to name a hallway for him in the renovated space. More than $15,000 has already been donated in his memory. To have your donation be credited to this effort, please indicate Dr. Plummer in the tribute box of the online donation page. Donations in memory of Dr. Plummer can be made online or sent in the mail to Sherman College of Chiropractic, Attn: Health Center Renovation, PO Box 1452, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Sherman College “PRide Day” Communications Campaign Recognized Nationally
The Sherman PRide Day institutional relations campaign, the college’s recruiting display, and an acceptance packet for prospective Sherman College students have been recognized in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest. The contest encourages and rewards excellence in communication. Before advancing to the national contest, each of these pieces won top honors in the Media Women of South Carolina (MWSC) contest.

The college’s “Sherman PRide Day” community and institutional relations campaign was recognized with a second place national prize in its category of communications programs and campaigns. On Sherman PRide day, the college asks alumni and friends to celebrate their affiliation with Sherman by sharing positive information about the college in their offices and on social media. The 2016 Sherman Pride Day is scheduled for October 27, and details will be coming soon.

The college’s acceptance packet for prospective students, which congratulates students on their acceptance to Sherman College and encourages them to share their good news on social media, was recognized with an honorable mention award in the nonprofit/educational brochure category. Also receiving honorable mention at the national level was the college’s admission display, which is designed to catch the attention of prospective students and doctors of chiropractic at college fairs, conventions, conferences and trade show events and attract them to stop at the Sherman College’s booth for more information.
Enter Our “Design a T-Shirt” Contest

It’s time to release the artist within you and earn some bragging rights and free Sherman gear. Enter our contest and your design could be chosen for the newest Sherman College t-shirts.

To enter, submit your design(s) to Sherman College Bookstore Manager Angela Thrift no later than noon on August 12. PDF format is preferred, but JPEG or PowerPoint files will be accepted. Minimum file size is 1600x1800 pixels. The student body will vote for their favorites; from the top three entries, a winner will be selected. {If your design is chosen, it will become the property of Sherman College of Chiropractic.}

What’s in it for you besides bragging rights? You could win:

  • $75 gift certificate to the bookstore
  • Two free t-shirts with your design
  • Your shirt design featured campus-wide

Rules are as follows:

  • Design must include Sherman College of Chiropractic or the Sherman logo
  • Design must be chiropractic themed
  • Design must be professional
  • Design may use up to 3 colors 
Cohen, Rivera Represent
Sherman College in Peru

Executive Vice President Dr. Neil Cohen and Director of Recruitment Services and Presidential Initiatives Rolando Rivera represented Sherman College of Chiropractic at the Peru Dynamic Essentials June 28-July 3. The team helped serve an impoverished community in Lima and then attended the Dynamic Essentials chiropractic convention in that city. "The Lima mission trip was a tremendous opportunity to set people free from nerve interference," Cohen said. "We were there to serve them, as well as increase their awareness of what we do as chiropractors. Sherman College was proud to be a part of such wonderful experience."
Mile High Chiropractic
Weekend Supports Sherman

Alumni and friends of Sherman College will see many familiar faces and feel the support of their colleagues during the fourth annual Mile High Chiropractic weekend in Westminster, CO, August 18-21. Mile High brings together nearly 30 speakers to give you a weekend filled with top-notch content and up to 15 hours of CE credit. President Edwin Cordero, D.C., is speaking on the program, as well as several Sherman graduates. The college will also host an information session for prospective students. Use coupon code “sherman” when you register to receive $100 in additional savings. Visit the website for videos of past events, a podcast and registration details.
Sherman Hosts Reception at Annual SCCA Convention

Local alumnus Gabriel O’Sullivan, D.C., ’01, of Spartanburg, SC, was named president of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association at its convention June 23-26. He will serve for the coming year. The Alumni Office hosted a reception at the convention in honor of Dr. O’Sullivan’s new leadership role in the state. Dr. O’Sullivan practices at Ivey-O’Sullivan Chiropractic on Dean Street with his father, David Ivey, D.C., a Sherman pioneer class graduate. O’Sullivan is married and has two children.

Sherman College: Recruiting Around the World

From left, Director of Recruitment Services and Presidential Initiatives Rolando Rivera, Mr. Abelardo Guillen, Domestic and International Recruiter Lina M. Guillen-Sucre; former Minister of Education of the Panama Government Dr. Canizalez; and Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero.

May and June were busy months for the recruitment team at Sherman College. The department traveled, attended special events and also began planning its fall recruitment calendar, identifying the most important conventions, educational, health and careers fairs to attend across the U.S. The team also continued developing relationships between Sherman College and other countries such as Panama and Costa Rica.

  • Sherman College Executive Vice President Dr. Neil Cohen was a guest speaker at the New York Chiropractic Council May 19-22.
  • College representatives had several important meetings May 22-28 during a trip to Panama City:
          - President of Interamerican University of Panama
          - President of Panama City University
          - Ciudad del Saber, Panama City
          - Education Department of Panama
  • The department participated on a Recruitment Tour in Panama from May 28-June 3.
  • Domestic Recruiter Michael Cooper represented Sherman College at the Arizona Chiropractic Association Convention from June 2-5 and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association Convention from June 22-26.
  • Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero and Executive Vice President Dr. Neil Cohen, represented Sherman College at the American Black Chiropractic Association Convention, held at San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 22-25.Bilingual Admission Counselor Ivelisse Lopez and Director of Recruitment Services and Presidential Initiatives Rolando Rivera attended as part of the recruitment team.
  • Sherman College participated in important meetings with some of the staff of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Lic. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
  • Sherman College participated in an educational fair at Duke University June 25.
  • Sherman College hosted a recruitment event for prospective students in Puerto Rico on June 22.
  • Sherman is collaborating with Interamerican University of Puerto Rico to establish an articulation agreement.
  • Director of Recruitment Services and Presidential Initiatives Rolando Rivera and Executive Vice President Dr. Neil Cohen represented Sherman College at the Peru Dynamic Essentials June 28-July 3.
Student Ambassadors Celebrated at Quarterly Dinner
Sherman College Student Ambassadors held their quarterly dinner at Manny’s Restaurant in Boiling Springs. Sherman faculty member Brian Dooley, D.C., and Senior Director of Enrollment Services, Kristy Shepherd, also joined the meeting to share inspiration with the students about becoming effective leaders. Quarterly awards were also presented. Congratulations to Mike Williams for the Showcase Sherman Weekend Star award, Chris Gehrke for being named Ambassador of the Quarter, and Lauren Corvi for earning Officer of the Quarter.
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 June 2016 Intern of the Month is Indy Ishaya, a twelfth-quarter student from Sylva, NC. He graduates in March 2017 and plans to open a practice in his hometown.
Support Sherman College Through Regent Program
Members of the Sherman College Board of Regents support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Join this group and become a partner with the college, directly impacting campus enhancements and a student recruitment program to grow the profession. The college’s new Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Roger Sullivan and his team invite you to join the Board of Regents.
Upcoming Sponsored Continuing Education Programs
Further your knowledge of basic sciences, clinical arts, case management, philosophy and research. Guided by the institutional objectives, the following programs and workshops are sponsored and/or coordinated 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#  
  • August 1: Joel Kinch, D.C.
  • August 8: Arno Burnier, D.C.
  • August 15: TBD
  • August 22: Amy Haas, D.C.
  • August 29: Andrew Coyne, D.C.
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