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.
Gelardi Student Center: Pardon Our Progress

Construction is active on campus and our capital campaign is underway . The new Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi Student Center will underscore the institution’s focus on student success, including a new library, bookstore, campus café, large meeting space, student study spaces, lounge areas and more. Check out the progress made in September (video) ! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Students, Faculty Serve as Buddies
with Carolina Miracle League

Sherman students and employees continue their strong involvement with Carolina Miracle League this fall. The college sponsors a team and has quite a few students and faculty serving as buddies in the league, which embraces the belief that “every child deserves a chance to play baseball.” See photos from a recent game .
New Interns Complete
Clinic Challenge Experience
Two quarters of new interns completed the Clinic Challenge Experience (CCX) on October 9. CCX is designed to help students make a successful transition from classroom to chiropractic internship by sharpening their professional focus, energizing their passion for chiropractic and exposing them to success principles for practice. View photos here .
15th Annual IRAPS Held
Sherman College of Chiropractic hosted its 15th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, October 6-7, 2018.

This year’s conference provided a platform for a wide variety of topics, according to Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., ’94. “We had a record number of abstracts submitted this year,” he noted. “I have been attending IRAPS since it began, and the quality and relevance of the presentations to a vertebral subluxation correction practice was remarkable. I am very excited to see how this year’s ideas and discussions produce even more thoughtful presentations next year.” See photos from IRAPS 2018 .
Spartanburg, Adjusted:
Spinal Symposium a Success

Sherman College recently hosted its inaugural “Spartanburg, Adjusted” Spinal Health Symposium with a focus on the human-animal bond. Events included an afternoon drop-in at the Spartanburg Methodist College Studio in downtown Spartanburg and a sold-out dinner program at the exclusive Piedmont Club. Both events featured guest speakers who are acclaimed doctors in the field: certified animal chiropractor Jay Komarek, D.C., of Boulder, CO, and American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) certified veterinarians Amy Hayek, D.V.M., and Bill Ormston, D.V.M., of Dallas, TX.
Komarek extended his stay and his generosity by hosting an “Introduction to Equine Chiropractic Care” hands-on adjusting seminar on September 21 at HALTER, a therapeutic horseback riding program that serves children with disabilities. Komarek donated all proceeds from the program to Sherman College.

For more information, visit our event page and view photos from the drop-in , the private dinner and the equine adjusting workshop . The college thanks all those who supported the Symposium, including Grand Prix Dressage Sponsor ChiroFutures; Grand Prix Para Dressage Sponsors Harper Contractors and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America: Rick Migliore, Ronnie Dennis, Ellison Kibler & Associates; and Grand Prix Vaulting Sponsors Allegra, BB&T, and Hodge Floors.
Pioneer Graduate Brannon Retires
Sherman College’s first female graduate, Virginia Brannon, D.C., ’76, was honored during a surprise retirement party on October 13 at her office in Boiling Springs, SC.

Her family and many of her chiropractic patients through the years attended, and Director of Teaching and Learning Billie Harrington, Ph.D., and Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Ohmar T. Land, D.M., joined the celebration on behalf of Sherman College.
Brannon was a member of the college’s “pioneer” class – its first class – graduating in September 1976. She was the first female to receive the Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College. Brannon has been in private practice ever since, serving patients in the local area.
ACP Europe Nears Completion
Sherman College’s 2018-2019 European contingent of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) gathered in Treviso, Italy, in September for its most recent module exploring scholarly chiropractic philosophy.
The ACP is a one-year course designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. The Academy is committed to helping members become the writers, thinkers and speakers that the profession needs. Candidates complete a scholarly 100-hour program exploring classical to modern-day philosophy.
Previous European sessions were held in Paris and Barcelona; the next session will be held in Braunschweig, Germany, in November, and the final session is scheduled for February 2019 in London. Learn more about the ACP .
Next Showcase Sherman Weekend is November 2-3, Dates Set for 2019

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 !

Sherman College will be hosting the next Showcase Sherman Weekend at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg on November 2-3. Due to construction on campus, prospective students and their guests are invited to stay at the new hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg each day after sessions end; November guests will be treated to a Spartanburg history trolley ride. Attendees have an opportunity to visit the Sherman College campus for a tour and palpation session. View photos from our most recent event .
Registration is now closed for 2018 events. The college has also released dates for its events in 2019, to include February 8-9, May 3-4, July 26-27 and November 15-16 . Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history.
Students Receive Institutional Scholarships

Sherman College would like to recognize the recipients of its 2018 institutional scholarships:

  • B.J. Palmer Philosophy Scholarship: Hui Zhen Lim
  • Rex Mumford Kasler Scholarship: Danielle Monroe
  • Citizenship Award: Alexandra Fitzgerald
  • Academic Achievement Award: Katelyn Glebocki
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award: Kayla Abeid
  • Berkowitz Scholarship: Nikolai Simonsen
  • CG Haynes Scholarship: Hui Zhen Lim
  • CG Haynes Scholarship: C. Brandon Long
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Blake Collins
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Melanie Kom
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship: Nicholas Mueller
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Bo Carrick
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Kathleen Costello
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Christian Ortiz
  • John Yglesias Scholarship: Stephanie Scarpa
  • Beane Family Scholarship: Christopher McEachin
  • Beane Family Scholarship: Danielle Stetzel
  • Hackett XRI Scholarship: Christian Ortiz
Online Continuing Education
with Dr. Matthew McCoy

The Office of Continuing Education has released its latest online CE offering: Informed Consent & Risk Management in Chiropractic. Spend 2 hours with Dr. Matthew McCoy and learn the risks of various practice styles and how the role of informed consent can help reduce these risks. Great for states that require Risk Management hours!

With many state license renewal deadlines quickly approaching, this is a great opportunity to complete the last of your required CE credits conveniently and affordably. Please visit our website to see all of Sherman College’s online CE courses.
Interns Join Chiropractic
Health Center

Twenty-four interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Chiropractic Health Center. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony.

“Students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our friends and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession.” Read more on our blog and view photos from the ceremony .
Share Your Sherman College Video Highlights of 2018

Have you captured a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College so far 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 2018.

We would love to include your perspective through a fun moment you may have captured in class, at a CE session or just hanging around campus. Submissions from employees, students, alumni and friends are welcome.

Please sub mit your video for consideration by uploading it to this Dropbox . If you are using an iPhone, you will need to open the link in Safari. A compilation video will be featured in the December Sherman Shares email. View the 2017 “Year in Review” video .
Student Ambassadors Meet
for Quarterly Training, Awards
Students in the Sherman College Ambassador program had their quarterly dinner after returning to classes on October 8.

This event was an opportunity for the Ambassadors to work with Escape Artist Greenville in a team-building activity that focused on realizing individual strengths and working as a team to overcome obstacles and challenges.
Quarterly awards were also presented during this meeting. Pictured from left to right, Angelica Lopez, Charles Tucker, and Nicole Mercado shared the Officer of the Quarter Award, Christian Ortiz was presented with the Ambassador of the Quarter Award, and Craig Bryan was presented with the Showcase Sherman Weekend MVP Award.

All honorees received a gift card for their hard work during the quarter.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Zach Shaw of Dayton, OH

Education:  BS in Food and Nutrition; Minor in Business Administration
Activities/Hobbies:  Spending time with my fiancé and friends, disc golfing, traveling, and being outdoors.
Why Chiropractic: My outlook on health and life has become more optimistic and full of positivity. Chiropractic allows for coordinated, true health, and I feel it is my mission to inform others of this wonderful science, art, and philosophy.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: Numerous places to hike and sight-see, great food and brew, great weather, only a couple hours from the beach, and it’s close to Charlotte, Asheville and Greenville.
Read more about Zach 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 August 2018 Intern of the Month is Mike Williams, a fourteenth quarter student from Abingdon, VA. Mike graduates in December 2018 and plans to take over an office in Richlands, VA, and assist in an additional office in Abingdon, VA. Both offices are owned by Regent Chris Brown, D.C.
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
  • Drs. Heath & Cindy Treharne (Moore, SC)
  • Dr. Jaime Browning, ’09 (Simpsonville, SC)
  • Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt (Clearwater, FL)

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