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.
Roberto Monaco Brings InfluenceOlogy to Sherman College

Roberto Monaco, co-founder of InfluenceOlogy, recently presented his workshop to Sherman College faculty and staff in the Gelardi Student Center. InfluenceOlogy is a training and coaching firm that teaches professionals how to advance their missions through the art and science of influence. During the program, Monaco worked with Sherman employees on how to deliver a meaningful Sherman message during speaking engagements, presentations and interactions with college connections, as well as providing an actionable plan for everyone.
Free Online CE Stimulus Package from Sherman College and Black Diamond Club

Understanding that the world as we know it has shifted overnight, and aiming to help ease any financial burdens D.C.s may be experiencing, Sherman College has collaborated with the Black Diamond Club to create six hours of FREE online CE (in select states) featurin g Drs. Amy Spoelstra (’08) and Grant Dennis. We hope you will find value in their content that will, in turn, help you better serve your community through chiropractic care.

Dr. Amy Spoelstra: “Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Chiropractic”
Dr. Grant Dennis: “The Art of the Specific”

Access your free six hours of content with Drs. Amy Spoelstra and Grant Dennis right here . We are here for the profession and are grateful to help in any way possible.

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Cohen Receives Clinical Philosophy Award at The Truth
Senior Vice President for Presidential Affairs Neil Cohen, D.C., was presented with the 2020 Clinical Philosophy Award earlier this month at The Truth’s annual seminar weekend in Kansas City, MO.

The Truth Clinical Philosophy Award is given in recognition of those principled chiropractors who remind us daily that chiropractic philosophy serves the world best when applied in a clinical setting. Those receiving this recognition serve as a beacon to all chiropractors looking for safe harbor, the organization explains.
Michael Hudak, D.C., founder of The Truth Chiropractic Seminars, said Dr. Cohen earned the honor for working “tirelessly and with great effort traveling the world, promoting and perpetuating principled chiropractic.” He shared that “Dr. Cohen is the bridge connecting the future of chiropractic (chiropractic students and chiropractors alike) to its foundational past.”
‘Stress Buster’ Chair Massages Help Students Unwind
Juggling the demands of classes and a private life can leave students drained. Realizing that very real threat to student success led to the creation of mental health awareness activities on campus that are designed to reduce students’ stress and help them relax.
Student Affairs’ most recent activity, held on March 12, was a partnership with nearby Spartanburg Community College; the institution’s massage students came to campus to offer 15-minute chair massages to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Students took advantage of the opportunity and booked appointments in advance. View the photo album .
The event featured dim lighting and soft music playing in the background, and after the massages, students were offered water to promote rehydration. The college plans to offer two events per quarter, strategically scheduled near midterms, finals and board exams.
Sherman College Represented at NBCE Student Leadership Forum

Christopher Demczar recently represented Sherman College at the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) 17th Annual Student Leadership Forum. The forum took place at the NBCE headquarters in Greeley, CO, and was a weekend that gave students with the opportunity to provide feedback on how the NCBE can better serve future chiropractors while learning more about the exam development process.

The two-day forum allowed for transparency between the students who take the exams and the board who creates and administers them. Demczar describes the experience as very positive because it allowed the NBCE to shed light on why their processes and prices are the way that they are.

They also broke down barriers by holding a roundtable discussion with the NCBE president, board members and students. During this meeting, students were able to express their concerns and provide feedback while the board members were able to clear up any misconceptions about the exams and their processes.

Overall, Demczar says the experience provided him with knowledge such as how the exams are graded, the monetary value of each question, and where the future of the exam is headed. The NBCE is actively working to ensure the next generation of chiropractors will have the tools necessary to succeed and carry on the profession.

Pictured left to right are Dr. Karlos Boghosian, President of the FCLB; Dr. Norman Ouzts, CEO of the NBCE; Christopher Demczar, Sherman student representative, and Dr. Daniel Cote, President of NBCE Board of Directors. 
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Bringing Fun to Script Training

Memorizing scripts can be a daunting task for both students and for chiropractic teams in practice. Dr. Rosemary Depasque came up with a fun way to help her 7th quarter students take on the task. She found that using fun props such as masks and funny hats really helps students with the memorization because, she said, if one can stimulate emotion while memorizing, one is more likely to learn. Dr. Depasque also encouraged her students to try using different ways of speaking such as memorizing in a different language or using accents.
Sherman College Lyceum 2020 Becomes Virtual Event

In light of recent events facing our nation, Sherman College has chosen to move forward with Lyceum 2020 as a virtual event only.

We have solutions in place to allow for virtual delivery of most of our previously scheduled Lyceum seminars and presentations. The Department of Continuing Education sees this as an opportunity to lift the profession by still delivering outstanding content to chiropractors that will help them better serve their communities as a result. 

Our team is busy working with our dedicated speakers and the state boards to discuss their guidelines for this unprecedented situation. We know many of you are in continuing education renewal years for your states, and we are working to help you meet those requirements. Simply put, we want to see chiropractic flourish and we are committed to doing our part in facilitating the best program we can to support the profession. Read more about Lyceum 2020 and your options.
Ambassador Spotlight: Carlos Medina of Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Education: B.S. Nursing, M.A. Education, minor concentration in Biotechnology.

Activities/Hobbies: Camping and reading near a lake.

Why Chiropractic: I had facial paralysis, and chiropractic helped me in recovery and changed my life.

Favorite thing about Sherman: They treat me with respect. We are a family!
Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: Bowling alleys and Lake Bowen.
About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Kent Presents at Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience

Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., director of Sherman College’s Center for Scholarly Activity, presented virtually at the International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience. The conference was held March 4-5 in Rome, Italy; Dr. Kent’s video presentation was titled, “Putative Neurobiological Mechanisms Associated with Vertebral Subluxation: A Review and Update.”

Dr. Kent was joined by presenters from medical schools and universities around the world. “It is an honor and a privilege to present a lecture addressing vertebral subluxation to a diverse group of clinicians and scientists,” he said. You can view a recording of the presentation here:
College Publications, Communications Honored

Sherman College took top honors in five categories of the 2020 Media Women of South Carolina (MWSC) Communications Contest; three entries were awarded second place, and another was recognized with an honorable mention. The contest, sponsored by the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), encourages and rewards excellence in communication.
The college’s first-place projects included an advertisement for the Chiropractic Health Center (single advertisements for print or electronic publication), the Gelardi Student Center Ribbon Cutting (marketing campaign), the college’s Excel alumni magazine (publications regularly edited by entrant – magazine), the enewsletter Sherman Shares (electronic newsletter – nonprofit, governmental or educational), and a speech written for Lyceum 2019 (speech).
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Karen Brower Rhodes, M.B.A., produced these communications in 2019 as part of initiatives spearheaded by the Office of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations. First-place award winners for South Carolina move on to the national contest for judging. Read more on the blog.
February Showcase Sherman Weekend a Success  

On February 28-29, Sherman hosted 35 prospective students and their 35 guests. The weekend ended with 16 students, one health advisor, and one guest applying to the college.

Showcase Sherman Weekend allows 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. Attendees tour campus, attend a palpation session, participate in leadership exercises and more.
Check out the  Showcase Sherman Weekend page  on our website to learn more and make sure you  watch and share our video ! Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history. Please contact the enrollment services team at if you would like more information. View photos from our February event Remaining dates for 2020 include August 7-8 and November 13-14.
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. Frances Bigas-Morales (Trujillo Alto, PR)
  • Dr. Lee Cardona (Guaynabo, PR)
  • Dr. Christine Zapata (Seattle, WA)

Returning Regents:
  • Drs. Linda & John-Marc Slak (Burlington, MA)
  • Dr. David Serio, ‘99 (Buenos Aries, Argentina)

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.
Chiropractic 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 January 2020 Intern of the Month is
Shannon Roberts from Neptune, NJ. She graduated this month and plans to open a practice with her fiancé, Jordan Reizer, in Sumter, SC.
We Appreciate Our Corporate Regent
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