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.
Local Keystone Group Explores Career Success

Following the grand opening of the Gelardi Student Center, Sherman College has been intentional about using its new space to further engage the community. As part of this initiative, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Dr. Ohmar T. Land coordinated a visit and welcomed the Spartanburg High School Keystone program to campus earlier this month.
Sherman College faculty, staff and students talked with the Keystones about their potential journey to Sherman and the limitless possibilities of the future. The Keystones had the opportunity to hear about various career opportunities and paths to success including chiropractic. Sherman College students presenting included Cliff Morrow, Charles Tucker III, Melanie Kom and Reginel Simon. Staff and faculty members speaking with the group included Land, Dr. Jaime Browning, ’09, Dr. Kimberly Fielder, ’06, and Nick Watson. Read the full story on the blog .
IRAPS 2019 Call for Abstracts

Sherman College is now accepting abstracts for its 16th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS). Abstracts must be submitted by May 1. IRAPS will be held October 12-13 on campus. Continuing education credit will be available; details will be released after speakers have been selected.

Abstracts are to take the form of short papers having approximately 300 words. Find out more about IRAPS and view the detailed Call for Submissions.
Register for Lyceum 2019

The Continuing Education Department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is taking Lyceum 2019 to “The Next Level” and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event May 2-4, 2019, on our newly renovated campus.

We’re excited about hosting you in our new facilities so you can learn from leaders in chiropractic on a variety of topics. Save your spot today! Register now.
Sharing Chiropractic Careers in Local Schools

Knowing the importance of sharing chiropractic with the next generation of students, Dean of Clinical Sciences Dr. Armand Rossi recently visited the Swofford Career Center to share information about Sherman College and chiropractic as a career path.

Swofford Career Center is a multi-district career center serving Spartanburg County School Districts 1 and 2, including Boiling Springs, Chapman, Chesnee, and Landrum High Schools.

The Center offers programs in health science, as well as auto collision and tech, carpentry, culinary arts, engineering drafting and design, graphic communications, horticultural sciences, machine technology, protective services, welding and more.
College Issues Statement on Chiropractic for Infants, Children
Highlighting the importance of chiropractic care for people of all ages, Sherman College recently released a statement on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for infants and children. Read it on our blog.
Keeping it Clean:
Sherman Pride Around Campus
Earlier this month, students and clubs dedicated some time to cleaning up the area around the Sherman College’s 80-acre campus on Springfield Road in Spartanburg. The group helped clean up more than 200 pounds of trash.
Executive Leaders Promoted

As Sherman moves toward its position as the preeminent chiropractic college, it is continually working to optimize its organizational structure. To that end, the following executive administrators have been recently promoted.
Karen G. Canup, CPA has been named Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, a new role appointed by Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero. The COO/CFO has general supervision and direction of all business and operational affairs of the college, subject to the direction of the president and Board of Trustees. In this role, Canup will strengthen the college’s on-campus operational leadership presence, poising the institution to implement continuous improvements.
Dr. Neil Cohen has been named Senior Vice President for Presidential Affairs, another new role for the institution. As such, he is responsible for building relationships with college constituents and supporting activities of the recruiting departments and institutional advancement departments through visits and speaking engagements across the country and around the world.
Dr. Ohmar T. Land has been promoted to Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations. This member of the college’s executive team is responsible for providing leadership and strategically managing Sherman College’s fundraising programs, marketing and communication efforts, and event center operations, making Sherman College more visible in the local and chiropractic communities.
Castellucci, Brewster
Teach ICPA Course
Sherman College Professor Dr. Ron Castellucci, assisted by Instructor of Clinical Sciences Dr. Alan Brewster, ’89, recently taught Advanced Spinal Assessment for the Infant and Child as part of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) certification program in Atlanta.

The course covers spinal analysis and full spine adjusting for the newborn, infant and toddler populations including visual analysis and case history techniques, including extensive hands-on application.

Participants gain the skills necessary to locate and analyze vertebral subluxation and have confidence in their ability to make gentle, specific adjustments in the newborn, infant and toddler. Castellucci and Brewster are pictured above with Sherman College student Russell Goff.
Irwin, Rossi Present at
Jones Family Philosophy Forum
Sherman College Provost Dr. Bob Irwin and Dean of Clinical Sciences Dr. Armand Rossi both presented at the 30th annual Jones Family Chiropractic Philosophy Forum, held in Columbia, SC in late February. The forum’s purpose is to continue the legacy of Dr. K.R. Jones and his love for the philosophy of chiropractic. Dr. K.R. Jones was the chiropractor of Dr. Irwin and his wife, Joy, and he sparked their interest and involvement in chiropractic.

Other speakers at the event included Drs. Jay Holder, Ernie Panza, Ed Rak, Dawn Maynard and others. The event was hosted by the Palmetto State Chiropractic Association. In the photo above, Dr. Irwin is presenting a thank you note to Drs. Kathy and Bill Jones from Sherman College student Hui Zhen Lim, who received the Jones Family Scholarship.
Sherman College Community Collects Supplies for Troops

The Community Service Club and League of Chiropractic Women Club partnered on a successful “Operation: Pack-A-Box” supply drive for our troops this quarter. The organizations collected enough items to fill and ship 44 boxes, and the student leaders thank Dr. Jessica Bradburn, ’15, for the idea for this project, which is now in its second year.

Items donated included personal care items such as body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair ties, feminine products and baby wipes, as well as snacks like sunflower seeds, beef jerky and crackers. Students, faculty and staff participated in the drive, with additional assistance from AMPED Club, Torque Release Technique Club, and Anytime Fitness staff and patrons.
Kent's Work Featured in Coherence
Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Dr. Christopher Kent’s work is featured in Volume 2019, Issue I, of Coherence, a patient education publication. The four-page article, “Good Stress, Bad Stress and Adaptability,” is based on a paper he authored titled, “Chiropractic and Mental Health: History and Review of Putative Neurobiological Mechanisms,” in the August 2018 issue of Journal of Philosophy, Principles and Practice of Chiropractic ( abstract here).
Staff Development:
Learning and Serving
Sherman College values lifelong learning and recognizes the impact professional development activities can make on both its employees and the college itself. Several staff members recently participated in conferences. Assistant Registrar Ronitra Owens and Registrar Melody Sabin attended the 2019 South Carolina Women in Higher Education Annual Conference February 21-22 in Columbia, SC. The program agenda focused on leadership and included a keynote address by Kevin Kruger of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, a variety of breakout sessions, and a panel featuring several higher education presidents.
Six additional Sherman employees attended the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business mini-conference March 12 in downtown Spartanburg; the college served as Silver Sponsor for the event. Attendees included Continuing Education Online Learning Coordinator Amy Brademann (not pictured), Director of Public Relations Karen Brower Rhodes, Assistant Director of Advancement Services Patti Lee Thomas, Admission Event and Program Manager Emily Lausier, Vice President for Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto-Harris and COO/CFO Karen Canup. The program featured networking, presentations and interactive sessions led by Spartanburg businesswomen and regional leaders.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Robyn Kirby of Pulaski, VA

B.S. in Anthropological Sciences, Radford University

Spelunking, acro yoga, wine tasting/making, being with my dog

Why Chiropractic:
I did not choose chiropractic – chiropractic chose me! I know from both a personal and educational position that the power that made the body, can heal the body. When the body is healing better, a person is feeling better.

When someone feels better, they can live happier, and when someone is happier, they radiate their happiness, making for a healthier and happier world. I want to dedicate my life to removing the interferences in people’s nervous system so they can be their absolute best!

Favorite thing about Sherman:
The deeply rooted chiropractic philosophy and the family atmosphere.

Favorite thing about the Upstate:
This area offers a plethora of both outdoor and indoor activities so I never get bored!

About Our Ambassadors:
Read more about Robyn and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
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 February 2019 Intern of the Month is Justin Argyle, a thirteenth-quarter student from Benjamin, UT. He graduates in June 2019 and plans to join Balanced Chiropractic in Riverton, UT.
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. Daniel Bai (Frankfort, IL)
  • Dr. Victor Estevez (Pinecrest, FL)
  • Dr. Jillian Kersh, ’09 (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Dr. Richard Klein (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Dr. David Lopez (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Returning Regents:
  • Dr. William Civello (Novi, MI)
  • Dr. Charles Hilston, ’78 (Phoenixville, PA)
  • Dr. Liam Schubel (Freehold, NJ)

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