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.
Sherman College Breaks Ground on Drs. Thom & Betty Gelardi Student Center

Sherman College of Chiropractic broke ground on the 22,000-square-foot Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi Student Center on November 13, celebrating the next steps of its campus master plan and ongoing capital campaign. The facility is named in honor of the college’s founder, Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C., and his wife, Betty Gelardi, D.C., a member of the college’s first graduating class. The Student Center will be the newest physical addition to the Sherman College campus since 2000.

“We are thankful for this opportunity to recognize our founders’ vision by naming, in their honor, a facility that ensures that their legacy for the chiropractic profession is carried on,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., during the groundbreaking ceremony. Read more on our blog . You can also view our photo album and watch a Facebook Live feed of the event hosted by Jillian Kersh, D.C., ’09.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, a worldwide campaign for donations to be made to your favorite non-profit on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be Tuesday, November 28, and Sherman College is participating to bring greater attention to the chiropractic profession and our campus expansion. 

Last year on #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

We look forward to seeing the Sherman College community come together to be a part of this global day of giving and, as a result, bring about real change for Sherman College and the chiropractic profession. Join our Facebook event ; you can donate to #GivingTuesday here: .
HalloweenFest Draws Local Crowd
to Chiropractic Health Center
The college’s Chiropractic Health Center held its first HalloweenFest on Friday, October 27, welcoming about 200 members of the local community and the Sherman College family. The event featured trick-or-treating, family fun, food trucks, candy and games.

Employee groups, student clubs and interns worked together to decorate doorways and rooms along the adjusting room hallways, including a mummy, a giant inflatable T-Rex, a candy monster, a Candyland-themed space and a Nightmare Before Christmas doorway.

Attendees received free food tickets and enjoyed refreshments from two local food trucks. Given its success, the Health Center is planning to host this event again in 2018. See more photos in our Facebook photo album.
Taking the Scenic Route
by Charles Tucker, III, DC2B
When embarking on a new journey, would you rather take the road often traveled -- the familiar, the norm -- or would you rather take the exciting, more rewarding, scenic route? At Sherman College of Chiropractic, you get that very opportunity, to not just take the basics, or simply what’s required, but to enhance your experience as a student. The administrative staff and professors here at Sherman believe that students should be provided the best education possible to fulfill their passion and to become the best doctors of chiropractic.

To accomplish this, along with an extensive curriculum, the college offers electives so students can learn more about the philosophy, build their knowledge on the science behind it all, and perfect and enhance the art of chiropractic. Read more on our blog.
Sherman College Students Bring Home Medals from Chiro Games 2017

Fifty-six students, along with faculty member Rick Brescia, D.C., represented Sherman College of Chiropractic with pride at the Chiropractic Games in Cocoa Beach, FL, November 4-5. Sherman College athletes excelled in several events, with medals in women’s golf (third place), as well as ping pong, volleyball, and women’s soccer (fourth place). Additional teams competed in running, softball, tennis and swimming (all co-ed), as well as men’s soccer and men’s golf.

Students participating included Nik Andreev, Alexis Bell, Eric Bourg, David Boylan, Jake Breed, Bryan Camara, Bo Carrick, Tony Choi, Michael Cohen, Gabby Colon, Korey Coleman, Maria Del Mar Cordero, Corbin Critz, Shawn Currie, Ginny Day, Valentina Degiovanni, Chris Demczar, Rebekah Drum, Mac Gearheart, Megan Grady, Gabriela Guadalupe, Julia Hartman, Storm Jones, Robyn Kirby, Madeleine Lewis, Luis Xavier Lopez, Chris Marrone, Lindsey Merritt, Casey Miller, David Cifuentes Navia, Ralph CK Nebling, Carolyn Oliveira, Christian Ivan Ortiz, Rachael Pratt, Josh Reeves, Jordan Reizer, Maria Nicole Rivas, Shannon Roberts, Teena Rowe, Leonardo Di María Rodríguez, Sarah Sammons, Zach Shaw, Jon Sheridan, Laura Sinclair, Tyler Speed, Molly Spohn, Nathan Smith, Greg Stone, Kosta Tsakalos, Blaise Varady, Ali Volpe, Evan Wagoner, Sarah Wharton, Christopher Winans, Bob Winters and Anna Zazzeroni.
Pictured above are third place golf team members Korey Coleman and Rebekah Drum and swimming team members Sarah Wharton, Chris Marrone, Storm Jones, Chris Winans and Valentina Degiovanni.
Alumni Babies and the
Future of Sherman College
When alumni share birth announcements with us, we can't help but get excited for those who might become the next generation of Sherman College students!

Meet Ainsley, one of the college’s newest family members. Ainsley Marie Marshall was born April 7, 2017, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Proud parents are Chip Marshall and Monica Friske Marshall, D.C., ’14, of Bristol VA/TN.

To share your news and photos, contact Director of Public Relations Karen Rhodes at You can also See classmate updates here or send us your news with this form.
Ambassador Spotlight: Chris
Marrone from South Plainfield, NJ

Why Chiropractic: I want to share the chiropractic message all over the world and work to make sure that every man, woman, and child is under the care of a principled chiropractor. Without interference to the nervous system, the human body is capable of amazing things, and I want to dedicate my life to making sure that I can remove that inference from as many people as humanly possible.
Favorite thing about Sherman: I love how dedicated the professors are to making sure that we are learning and understanding the philosophy of chiropractic.
Read more about Chris here (scroll down) and learn more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program.
Showcase Sherman Weekend Welcomes Prospective Students

Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 will kick off on February 9-10, and Sherman College is excited to welcome the next future group of prospective students and their guests. This 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. See photos from our October 2017 event.

Check out the Showcase Sherman Weekend page on our website to learn more and make sure you watch and share our video ! Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 are scheduled for February 9-10, August 3-4, and November 2-3, and they will be held off campus at the AC Marriott in downtown Spartanburg during the upcoming campus expansion. Registration will open later this fall.
Kent's Papers Gain Popularity on Collaborative Site ResearchGate

Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., has some recent papers posted on the collaborative site ResearchGate. ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by a group of physicians and scientists to facilitate collaboration with colleagues throughout the world. ResearchGate today has more than 100 million publication pages, and more than 14 million researchers. A growing number of chiropractors are members, including Dr. Kent .
Two featured papers include:
Heart Rate Variability to Assess the Changes in Autonomic Nervous System Function Associated with Vertebral Subluxation ( Read it )

An Evidence-Informed Approach to Spinal Radiography in Vertebral Subluxation Centered Chiropractic Practice ( Read it )
Spartanburg Colleges Represented
in Downtown Public Art Project
by Zach Fox
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The newest public art project in Spartanburg seeks to give the county’s seven colleges more of a presence downtown.
Electric Art, an effort by Hub-Bub and the College Town consortium, features colorful vinyl coverings on nine utility boxes across the city. Each of the county’s seven colleges and College Town are featured on boxes.
“We wanted to do something arts-based in downtown Spartanburg that showcased the colleges,” said Naomi Sargent, director of College Town and Quality of Place at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. “We wanted to give students a sense of ownership in downtown.” Read more about Spartanburg’s Electric Art project.
Puppies Everywhere! Helping
Students Reduce Stress
Sherman students often juggle a heavy class load, a busy home life, a tight budget and more. Recognizing the need to help students reduce their stress and anxiety, the college has begun offering several activities each quarter that focus on improving mental health.
Over the summer, 25 members of the college’s faculty and staff completed an eight-hour Mental Health First Aid training course to develop skills to work with students whose stress becomes too much, possibly causing a mental health concern. This initiative, in part, stems from lessons learned at the training.
The college hosted a yoga workshop in October, and Student Affairs brought about a dozen dogs from Paws2Care to campus on November 16, just after midterm exams. See our photo album on Facebook and check out the photos from our local newspaper.
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 October 2017 Intern of the Month i s Leonardo René Ñeco-Huertas, a twelfth-quarter student from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He graduates in June 2018 and plans to practice in South America.
Share Your Sherman College Video Highlights of 2017
Have you captured a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College this year? If so, please share it with us! The college will be creating a video at the end of the year with some of our most important and entertaining memories from 2017. We would love to include your perspective through a fun moment you may have captured in class, at a continuing education session (including Lyceum, IRAPS, ACP) or just hanging around campus. Submissions from employees, students, alumni and friends are welcome. Please submit your video for consideration by uploading it to this Dropbox . A compilation video will be featured in the December Sherman Shares email.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters
Sherman College thanks the following individual who joined the Board of Regents in October:

New Regent
  • Brent Lipke, D.C. (Guelph, ON Canada)

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.
Monday evenings, 9 pm Eastern Time; call 641-715-3650, access code: 577840#.

  • November 20: Sean Carey, D.C.
  • November 27: Matthew Mancuso, D.C.
  • December 4: Jose Salgado, D.C.
  • December 11: Stephanie Foisy Mills, D.C.
  • December 18: Richelle Laurich Knowles, D.C.
  • December 25: No call
  • January 1: No call

Lyceum 2018 Registration Opens in January
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