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.
Scholarship Named
for Dr. John Porter, Jr.
Local leaders, college presidents, and many patients and students gathered October 17 to honor John H. Porter, Jr., D.C., ’77, and his legacy in the Spartanburg community and at Sherman College. About 140 attended Sherman College’s first annual Scholarship Dinner celebrating the newly established Dr. John H. Porter, Jr. Scholarship Fund.
Dr. Porter is celebrating his 40th year on the Sherman College faculty and is known as one of the institution’s most beloved graduates and professors, as well as a valued community member and health care provider. Dr. Porter is a 1977 Sherman graduate; he joined the college faculty in 1979 and opened his chiropractic office as Spartanburg’s second black chiropractor in 1981.
The Dr. John H. Porter, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established to help lessen the financial burden faced by generations of future chiropractic students, allowing them to pursue careers of service like Dr. Porter, dedicated to the health and wellness of their communities. During the event, Sherman College awarded its first Porter Scholarship to Charles Thomas Tucker, III, of Rock Hill, SC. Read more on our blog and view photos from the event. Learn more about the scholarship and donate here.
Health Center Sponsors URFC Inaugural Color Run
The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center was a proud sponsor of the Upstate Family Resource Center’s Inaugural Color Run on Saturday, October 5.

This event brought families together in fitness as they walked, jogged, and jumped through vibrant colors along a 5k trail. The Health Center sponsored a “fuel station” designed to help keep runners from going on empty. 
“This was a great opportunity for us to support our neighbors and contribute to a healthier community,” Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A., said of the event. The Upstate Family Resource Center (UFRC) supports families in northern Spartanburg through assistance and educational programs, and the college’s Chiropractic Health Center provides affordable chiropractic care for people in the same community.
Sherman Sponsors GCC’s Yard Games, Chiro Cup
Sherman College was one of several sponsors for the Georgia Council of Chiropractic’s First Annual Yard Games held in Marietta, GA, this August. In addition, the college served as luncheon sponsor for the organization’s Chiro Cup golf tournament on October 8. Senior Vice President for Presidential Affairs Neil Cohen, D.C., played in the Chiro Cup tournament with his teammate J. Patrick McCarver, D.C.
The Georgia Council of Chiropractic works to protect, promote and perpetuate the practice of subluxation-based chiropractic in Georgia. The yard games event raised funds for End Slavery Georgia, a nonprofit organization providing services to rescue, restore, and rebuild the lives of human trafficking victims. The Chiro Cup event raised funds to increase marketing and outreach about chiropractic’s role in health care and to help fight the opioid epidemic.
Sherman College Gathers Chiropractic Leaders for 16th Annual IRAPS

About 100 attendees gathered for Sherman College’s 16 th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic, on campus October 12-13. Keynote speakers included Scott L. Rosa, D.C., B.C.A.O, and Claude Lessard, D.C.
Sherman College Provost Bob Irwin, D.C., was very pleased with the attendee turnout and the caliber of presenters, as well as the upward trend of this event. “We saw amazing case studies from practicing chiropractors, creative collaboration between science and philosophy, and impressive advances in evidencing LACVS and the science behind the power of the chiropractic adjustment,” he said. Check out photos from IRAPS 2019 and the ACP Chile Dinner.
The goal of IRAPS is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research as well as practitioners who are centered on the vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. The symposium’s intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is centered on vertebral subluxation, based on vitalism, dedicated to research and developing a discipline of philosophy. Learn more on our website at
Keynotes Announced for Lyceum 2020: Roaring into the Future
Sherman College has announced its headline speakers for Lyceum 2020: Roaring into the Future, to be held April 30-May 2, 2020. Plenary speakers include Monique Andrews, D.C., Chris Chapman, D.C., Edwin Cordero, D.C., and Chris Kent, D.C., J.D., with many other chiropractic leaders presenting throughout the weekend.
Attendees may earn up to 23 hours of CE credits in a variety of areas including science, technique, philosophy, practice management and office procedures (be sure to check in advance for your particular state’s provisions).
Breaks and special events offer plenty of time to catch up with colleagues, and you won’t want to miss Saturday’s banquet as we keep it classy with a ROARing ’20s theme. Lyceum registration will open in January, but you can go ahead and book your stay at our official Lyceum 2020 Hotel, the Downtown Spartanburg Marriott for special pricing of $142/night plus tax.
Sherman College Mourns
the Loss of Jeanne Ohm, D.C.
It is with great sadness that Sherman College and the chiropractic profession mourn the loss of Jeanne Ohm, D.C. Ohm graduated from Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic in 1981 and had a longtime affiliation with Sherman College, including speaking at many Lyceum programs, supporting the college financially as a Regent, and supporting the Alumni Association for many years.
Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., shared his appreciation for Ohm’s many gifts to the college, the profession, and specifically the field of pediatrics.

“A mother and grandmother, mentor, leader, humanitarian, teacher and defender of what was right – Dr. Jeanne Ohm was all of these and so much more to all who knew and loved her,” he said. “The strides and accomplishments she gained for chiropractic in the pediatric arena were unprecedented.” Read more and see photos on our Facebook post.
Thirty New Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center
Thirty interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Chiropractic Health Center, Sherman College s teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship in the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education on October 4 during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus. The college streamed the event live on Facebook so interns’ family and friends could watch from afar.
Japanese Guests Visit
Sherman College
Recent Sherman College graduate Hirofumi Isobe, D.C., ’19, hosted a group of Japanese chiropractors for a visit to the college on chiropractic’s 124th birthday, September 18. Guests included Keizaburo Shimada, D.C., ’03; Makoto Miyake, who completed a postdoctoral course at Sherman College in 1986; Takafumi Shiga, who completed a postdoctoral course in 2012; Shigechika Arakawa, Taichi Mizutani, Takayuki Shibao and Kinu Sato; and DC2B baby Ren.
President Edwin Cordero, D.C., welcomed the group to campus, along with the college’s executive team. Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Ohmar T. Land, D.M., led the group on a campus tour, and Executive Assistant to the President Roberta Thomas brought the group to the bookstore and the Brown House Museum.
Veterans Receive a Complimentary Health Center Visit in November
On November 12-14, in celebration of Veteran’s Day, the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center will offer a complimentary visit to all veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard.

Health Center patients may choose one of these three days to take advantage of this offer, since the college is closed on Veteran’s Day. Patients can schedule an appointment directly with their interns or by calling 864-578-8777.
“We see this event as an opportunity to serve and honor those who have given so much to our country,” says Sherman College President and Navy veteran Edwin Cordero, D.C. “I think it’s especially fitting for us at Sherman College, since service to others is a major component of our mission.” Read more on our blog and check out the Facebook event .
On the Road with Recruitment

Sherman College recruiters have taken on a busy fall travel season, representing Sherman College at career fairs and recruiting events across the country. Here’s where we’ll be visiting in the coming weeks. Email us for any admission-related questions or call 800-849-8771, ext. 200.

  • October 29: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • October 29: NC Central University, Durham, NC
  • October 30: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • October 31: Texas A&M University Kingsville, Kingsville, TX
  • November 5: CPCC Cato Campus, Charlotte, NC
  • November 6: Tusculum University, Greeneville, TN
  • November 7: Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
  • November 7: University of SC, Columbia, SC
  • November 8: University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • November 14: Metrolina Colleges Career Fair, Charlotte, NC
  • November 18: Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC
  • November 21: Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
Next Showcase Sherman
Weekend Coming in November

The final Showcase Sherman Weekend for 2019 will be held November 15-16. 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. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the newly renovated campus, attend a palpation session, participate in leadership exercises and more. The weekend helps the college showcase its campus, faculty, students and staff to prospective students and their families.

Check out the Showcase Sherman Weekend page on our website to learn more and make sure you watch and share our NEW video ! Registration is now open for the November weekend. 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 July event . Dates for 2020 have been released and include February 28-29, May 15-16, August 7-8 and November 13-14.
Ambassador Spotlight: Josue Ortiz Ramos of San Sebastian, PR
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UPR-Mayaguez

Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, music, travel, swimming, spending time with friends.
Why Chiropractic: It is the best profession ever. I’m able to help people to live in their optimal health. My goal is to educate everyone and change lives bringing chiropracTIC to the world.

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman is a special place where I have found family. Being an Ambassador gives me the opportunity to connect with prospective students and share chiropractic with them.

Favorite thing about the Upstate:
There are a lot of good places around to visit. We are close to the beach, attraction parks, Greenville, Asheville and Charlotte.

About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Student Ambassadors Recognized During Quarterly Celebration

The Sherman College Student Ambassadors met at Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley in Spartanburg on October 8 to celebrate another successful quarter. The group enjoyed a night of tour and event training, leadership activities, and team bonding.
During the evening, students were recognized and awarded for their outstanding work during the quarter. Charmi Patel received the Officer of the Quarter Award, Justin Bedrosian received the Showcase VIP Award, and Tyler Speed received the Ambassador of the Quarter Award.
The group also celebrated student Ambassadors who recently participated in the Intern Pinning Ceremony: Ali Fitzgerald, Carlos Medina, Charmi Patel, Lorianne Perez and Jeimmy Sanchez. Thank you, Ambassadors, for proudly representing Sherman College in all that you do.
Continuing Education Online
with Jaime Browning, D.C., DCCJP
Let Sherman Online help manage your fall with three brand new hours of online continuing education from Jaime Browning, D.C., ’09, DCCJP. Check out her course, Upper Cervical Considerations.

The Office of Continuing Education currently offers 24 programs for CE credit, with 20+ additional not-for-credit (but popular) programs. Visit our website to check out all we have to offer. We’d love to help make earning your CE credits for licensure easier and more cost effective.
Share Your Sherman College
Video Highlights of 2019
Have you captured a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College so far this year? The college will create a video at the end of the year with some of our most important and entertaining memories from 2019. We would love to include your perspective through a fun moment you may have captured. Submissions from employees, students, alumni and friends are welcome. Please submit 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. View the 2018 and 2017 “Year in Review” videos.
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:
  • Mr. Jude Click (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • Dr. Christopher Garner, ‘04 (Murrells Inlet, SC)
  • Dr. Rick Means (Fort Myers, FL)
  • Dr. Rick Means, II (Cape Coral, FL)
  • Dr. Kendall Price (Elburn, IL)

Returning Regents:
  • Mrs. Natalie & Dr. Josh Click, ‘06 (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • Dr. Lee Fraum, ‘82 (Miami, 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.
Chiropractic Health Center Names Interns 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 2019 Intern of the Month is Hirofumi Isobe. Hiro graduated in September and plans to return to Sapporo to open a practice with Clara Sughrue, D.C., ’17. The September 2019 Intern of the Month is Tom Medlin. Tom graduates in December and plans to open a practice in Greer, SC.
Upcoming Co-Sponsored CE Seminars and 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