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.
Lyceum 2019: The Next Level

As promised by its “Next Level” theme, this year’s Lyceum program reached new heights. With 679 in attendance, the 2019 program boasted the highest attendance of any Lyceum program in the last 10 years. Sherman College offers a special thanks to its Lyceum 2019 Silver Sponsor, ChiroFutures Malpractice Program.
Lyceum is Sherman College's annual homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held each spring in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs.
Attendees, all CE verification letters has been completed and sent out to your Lyceum registration email address. Please make sure to complete your survey in that email to share your experience this year and to have your say on the future of Lyceum! If you did not receive an email, please contact our CE department at or .
Check out the highlights as captured by our photography team, which included John Byrum, Austin Kemmerlin, Sally Gray Mahon, Michelle Patton and Karen Rhodes.
Sherman Sponsors Assaults, Spartanburg Criterium

Sherman College of Chiropractic served as sponsor to two major cycling events in April and May. First, the college was a sponsor for the 15th Annual Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium, a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race through Downtown Spartanburg. The Criterium turns the heart of the city into an extravagant tailgating party to watch cyclists race around the half-mile downtown course. This race is a part of the USA CRITS Speed Week series and is known for its open-air plaza center, dangerously sharp left turns and unique atmosphere.
The Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center served as Cyclist Care + Support Sponsor for the 2019 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion. The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of approximately 900 cyclists from across the world each year. The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a one-day, 102.7-mile challenge that takes riders from Spartanburg, SC, to the top of the highest peak in the east, Mt. Mitchell; its sister ride, The Assault on Marion, stretches 74.2 miles from Spartanburg to Marion, NC. Sherman College student Emilio Castrillon of Colombia competed in the Assault on Mt. Mitchell. The college has a long history of involvement in this race, with many students working water and refreshment stops along its route through the years.
IRAPS: Deadline Extended,
Keynote Speakers Announced
Sherman College has extended the deadline to June 1 for abstracts for the 16th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium, a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic.

The conference will be held October 12-13 on campus. Continuing education credit will be available; details will be released after presenters have been selected. Find all the details at
In addition, the college has announced its keynote speakers for IRAPS: Dr. Scott Rosa (Saturday) and Dr. Claude Lessard (Sunday).
Kent Named 2019 Chiropractic Educator of the Year
Planet Chiropractic has named Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., as its 2019 Chiropractic Educator of the Year. Widely acknowledged as one of the brightest minds in chiropractic, Kent’s passion for human empowerment led him to the chiropractic profession, where he has served as a practitioner, educator, author, lecturer, and researcher.
Michael Dorausch, D.C., of Planet Chiropractic was excited to announce Kent’s selection. “Through Dr. Kent I learned that clinical excellence in chiropractic did not require selling out to a mechanistic approach,” he shared on the site. Read more on our blog or read it on Planet Chiropractic.
Sherman, TLC Offer Free Seminar for Alumni

Because alumni showed an overwhelming interest in Sherman College’s Graduation Plus 10 (G10) practice success curriculum after hearing about Sherman's partnership with TLC, Sherman College is gifting TLC’s Lean, Clean and Green program to alumni! 

The goal of Lean, Clean and Green is to educate the chiropractor on meeting the high standards of care and record keeping in the modern practice. The program places emphasis on being lean (little waste of time and resources), clean (consistent with national compliant program standards), and green (encouraging a sustainable practice and practice growth).
Lean, Clean and Green will be held November 2-3 in the Gelardi Student Center on Sherman’s campus. Find all the details on our website.
Departing Trustees Recognized

Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., recently recognized Tony Lawhon, Esq., Peter Kevorkian, D.C., and Daniel Knowles, D.C., ’96, in grateful appreciation for their years of leadership and their devotion to Sherman College through service on the college’s Board of Trustees.
“Each trustee provided a unique leadership role of influencing the future growth and development of Sherman College,” Cordero said of the departing members’ service to the college. “We are extremely thankful for their dedication to Sherman College and their hearts for service and the chiropractic profession.”
Drs. Knowles & Kevorkian served two full terms, from May 2011-2019 (8 years). Kevorkian served as board chair, and during his time in leadership, he strengthened the board’s structure by implementing board governance processes; before his second term expired, he stepped back from his role as chair to provide orientation and support to the new board chair.
Knowles served as board nominations committee chair, and in that time a number of valuable trustees were brought on to serve the college; before his second term expired, he transitioned off as committee chair but continued his efforts to support the nominations committee.
Lawhon served on the board for 5 years, from March 2014-2019. He was instrumental in assisting with the implementation of board governance processes and provided ongoing expertise regarding legal services.
Alumni Recognize Seay, Thomas

During its annual luncheon at Lyceum, the Sherman College Alumni Association recognized two college employees for their service. Association President Jaime Browning, D.C., ’09, DCCJP, presented recognition awards to Alumni Association Treasurer and Sherman College Director of Student Clinics Claudia Seay, D.C., ’80, and Assistant Director of Advancement Services Patti Lee Thomas in appreciation of their exceptional support of the Alumni Association and the alumni as a whole.
“Dr. Seay’s commitment and love of the Alumni Association is palpable,” Browning said. “Because of her diligence with the association's finances, we are able to discern how to best use our resources to support the college and its student body.”
Browning also shared the Association’s appreciation for Thomas and her work to build relationships within the organization and keep accurate records. “Patti juggles a lot of responsibilities in her role at Sherman,” Browning said. “We are grateful for the time she dedicates to the Association’s requests for information and her assistance in data organization.”
Kicking Off Lyceum with Golf

(Submitted by Professor of Clinical Sciences Bill Fehl, D.C., ’83)
This year’s Lyceum Golf Tournament brought nearly 30 students and D.C.s together on Wednesday of Lyceum week to help kick off the festivities of Sherman College’s annual homecoming and continuing education event.
The group played at Village Greens Golf Course, a nearby course with beautiful creeks and water features nicely placed throughout. We chose a Texas Scramble for this year’s format, during which everyone hits their own ball after choosing the best tee shot. The score was capped at double par. Next year, we will cap the score at double bogey to speed things up. See more pictures.
Winners received special prizes donated by the Sherman College Bookstore. Winners included Anthony Abeid for longest tee shot in the fairway and Connor Johnson for overall lowest score. Four players also won prizes for closest to the pin on the par 3 holes. We look forward to an even bigger turnout next year, so start making your plans now. Hope to see you there!
Showcase Sherman Weekend Held at Lyceum; Registration for July Opens Soon

Forty guests visited the campus and Spartanburg area as Sherman College hosted a successful Showcase Sherman Weekend during its annual Lyceum. 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 !
“Everyone and everything about Sherman College made us feel like home,” said one attendee from our May event. “I loved every moment and all the weekend and I’m forever grateful for that. Sherman is home away from home.”
Sherman College will be hosting the next Showcase Sherman Weekend on campus July 26-27, and guests are invited to stay at the new AC Hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg. Attendees for the July Showcase Sherman Weekend will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated campus, attend a palpation session, and participate in a leadership session.
Event dates for 2019 also include November 15-16; registration for the July event will open soon. 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 May event .
Serving Sherman: Fraternity
Installs Library Bookshelves

Members of the Pi Kappa Chi Chiropractic Fraternity spent a recent Saturday morning building new shelves for the Learning Resources Center at Sherman College. The shelving, housed in the LRC’s storage room, now holds the college’s DVD collection. “Our DVDs have been in storage for a year and a half, so we are excited to provide access to them again,” said Director of Learning Resources Chandra Placer, M.L.I.S. “We thank Craig Bryan and Pi Kappa Chi for helping to make that happen.”
Sherman Represented at SCCA Annual Golf Tournament

Sherman College was well represented at the South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s 21st Annual “Tee It Up for Chiropractic” Golf Tournament held on April 18 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club just north of Columbia, SC. The Sherman team included Director of Continuing Education Jillian Kersh, D.C., ’09, Professor of Clinical Sciences Bill Fehl, D.C., ’83, Dave Canup and Troy Hudson. “It was a wonderful day, and I enjoyed catching up with colleagues and meeting new friends,” Kersh said of the event.
Land Honored, Joins Community Efforts

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Ohmar Land, D.M., was recently honored with the Founder’s Award from the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund ( CHASF). He was recognized during the fourth annual CHASF Gala on April 13 at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte. The mission of CHASF is “To make certain that every child living in our public housing communities has both the opportunity for and an expectation of a college education.”
The Founder’s Award is presented to an individual who through their years of patronage has supported the scholarship fund with their time, talent and treasure. Land served as the fund’s first executive director and helped raise more than $3 million for the organization. As a result, 100 students can attend college in perpetuity. He continues to serve as a mentor for students in the program and contributes financially and in other ways to the organization.
Land has also been working diligently to immerse himself in the Spartanburg community since joining Sherman College last year. Earlier this month, he graduated with the 2019 Leadership Spartanburg class. Leadership Spartanburg is a nine-month course from the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce designed to better prepare leaders and volunteers for community service through exploration of issues, challenges and opportunities facing Spartanburg County now and in the future.
Finally, Land has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Upstate, part of the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. According to the organization’s website, Big Brothers and Big Sisters has led one-to-one youth service for more than 100 years, “developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.” The organization serves children ages 6-18.
Online CE with Matthew McCoy

The Continuing Education Department of Sherman College is pleased to share its newest online CE course from Dr. Matthew McCoy.

In this 3-hour course, you will explore recent autism and chiropractic care research and learn more about managing the risks of working with children in your office.

In today’s political climate, this course is a must-watch to protect yourself and your young patients. Visit to see this and the rest of our online CE library.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Cynthia Corona Baker of Inman, SC

Education: St. Ambrose University and Scott Community College in Iowa.

Activities/Hobbies: Practice piano, read, and exercise, crochet, and watch movies with my family. I enjoy hiking and motorcycle rides with my husband.

Why Chiropractic: It is the healthcare of the future, and the field is wide open and ready to be harvested.

About Our Ambassadors:
Read more about Cynthia and Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Preventing Burnout: Transformative Teaching and Learning

In recognition of Mental Health Month this May, Director of Teaching and Learning Billie Harrington, Ph.D., has led a series of interactive small group sessions for faculty and staff on the subject of job burnout. The Teaching and Learning Center offers a variety of “Teaching Talks” throughout the year to support the faculty, but this topic was deemed timely and applicable to the entire campus community.
As defined by Mayo Clinic staff, job burnout is a special type of work-related stress – “a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” In alignment with the Office of Student Affairs and its efforts to raise awareness about mental health among the student body, Harrington sought to address this topic with college employees.
“Job burnout has the potential to impact each and every person on our campus,” Harrington said. “My goal is to provide support and resources so our campus community can examine this topic more closely and prevent burnout so we can best serve the college, its students and its mission.”
Chair of Diagnosis and Case Management Department Rebecca Boles, D.C., said the session was helpful. “Job burnout is a topic that is not often addressed, and I appreciated being able to discuss the reasons we all get burned out in a non-threatening environment,” she shared. “It was helpful because it allowed us to form strategies such as reorganizing our work day to better serve how we are most productive and in control of our day.”
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 April 2019 Intern of the Month is Julia Hartman, a twelfth-quarter student from Wake Forest, NC. She graduates in December 2019 and plans to practice in Charleston, SC, with Andrew Quick.
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. Stephanie Dubel, ’17 (Shrewsbury, NJ)
  • Drs. Caitlin & Isaac Hernandez (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Dr. Tom Morgan (Cedartown, GA)
  • Dr. Anthony Ross, ’87 (Johns Island, SC)
  • Source Family Chiropractic (Winter Garden, FL)

Returning Regents:
  • Drs. Shawn Dill & Lacey Book (Dublin, CA)
  • Dr. Dwayne Hoskins (Inman, SC)
  • Dr. Bill Hannouche, ’76 (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Dr. Richard Santangelo (Baltimore, MD)

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