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.
Last Call for IRAPS 2017 Registration

Sherman College of Chiropractic is hosting the 14th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) in Spartanburg, SC, October 7-8, 2017. Up to 12 hours of continuing education credit are available. Event highlights include presentations by Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.; Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS; Matt McCoy, D.C., M.P.H.; Joel Alcantara, D.C.; and Charmaine Herman, D.C., ’09. Registration closes October 6. For full information and a link to the registration site, go to .
Sherman Represented at Axiom Seminar in Brussels
Sherman College Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS, Board Chair and President’s Circle Regent Peter Kevorkian, D.C., President’s Circle Regent Patti Giuliano, D.C., and Board Member Shawn Dill, D.C., all spoke at the Axiom Seminar August 25-26 in Brussels, Belgium. Drs. Cohen, Kevorkian, Giuliano and Dill made presentations to the attendees, and Dr. Decken moderated a philosophy panel discussion. Alumnus David Serio, D.C., ’99, was also on the agenda.
The Axiom Seminar is an international conference that aims to discuss and expand the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic to create sustainable change and growth of the profession. The Axiom Seminar brings substance and solution to the challenges faced in Europe; the organization is dedicated to giving back proceeds to the profession.
Kappa Chi Students
Serve Local Community
The Kappa Chi Community Service and Outreach Club recently volunteered at Reidville Fire Department in South Carolina. Eleven students helped clean the station and the firetrucks, then grilled dinner for the firefighters. “It was such a great experience to be able to serve our firefighters, talk a little about chiropractic, and have some homemade ice cream,” Carolyn Oliveira said of the opportunity to serve the local community.
She added that the club is looking to establish a relationship with the firefighters to hold this event once a quarter, and that a few firefighters made appointments to see one of the club’s interns. “Volunteering is such a beautiful thing, and we were fortunate enough to share the evening with an awesome group of firefighters!” Oliveira said.
Student Shares Chiropractic
with Hometown FFA Campers
DC2B and Sherman College student Russell Goff (pictured third from left in panel discussion photo) spent part of his summer break home in Wyoming at camp with the Future Farmers of America Organization. He spoke on a panel of past campers about how FFA has impacted his career and life experience, and he shared about his career path toward becoming a doctor of chiropractic.
“In the small schools in Wyoming, there are not many opportunities for high schoolers to get leadership training, business experience, or practice in public speaking,” Goff said. “For a large portion of the small schools in Wyoming, FFA is the outlet for high achieving, aspiring youth. Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp was so impactful on my life.” Read Russell’s story on the college blog.
Stetzel, Sherman College Honored with $25,000 Scholarship
Sherman College student Billy Stetzel has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship. Stetzel receives $10,000 for tuition and $5,000 in cash to help offset his living expenses, with an additional $10,000 donation being made to Sherman.
“It is such a blessing and an honor to be awarded this scholarship,” Stetzel said. “My biggest hope in receiving it is that one day I can give it back to the profession both financially and through service.” Read more on the college’s blog.
Merit Program Celebrates
Sherman College Student
Sherman College students are doing great things every day. That’s why the college has begun using Merit to publicize student achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s a great way to share the Sherman Pride!
Sherman students will receive recognition when they make the dean’s or president’s lists, transition from student to intern in the Health Center, complete the Clinic Challenge Experience, crush their national board exams and other important accomplishments. Read more on our website.
Alumni Babies and the
Future of Sherman College:
Meet Antonio Ray Yeager

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 Antonio Ray Yeager, born January 2, 2016. His parents are Lauren Yeager, D.C., '15, and Bart Yeager of Groton, MA.

To share your news and photos, contact Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan at You can also See classmate updates here or send us your news with this form.
Sherman Pride Day to be Held on Thursday, October 12
The seventh annual Sherman Pride Day is Thursday, October 12, 2017. On this day, we ask alumni and friends to celebrate their affiliation with Sherman by sharing positive information about the college on social media or in their offices. See who is supporting this event .

Here are some ways you can join in:
  • Shout out on social media (suggestions below) and use #ShermanProud17
  • Wear a Sherman College shirt to the office – and remember to share a picture!
  • Share our video about the history and the bright future of Sherman College
  • Change your social media profile photo to something Sherman-related (check out our photo album)
  • Refer a student to Showcase Sherman Weekend and share this video.
Sherman College Mourns
Loss of Martha O'Dell

Sherman College and the chiropractic profession have lost a faithful chiropractic supporter in Martha I. O’Dell of Garden City, MI, who passed away on September 3. In addition to being deeply devoted to her family, Martha O’Dell was also a chiropractic assistant and a staunch advocate for the profession, having studied in Palmer's first class for CAs in 1936. The O’Dells are estimated to have influenced nearly 200 people to become doctors of chiropractic, including many members of their own family. Read more on our blog.
Alumni, Supporters Lunch
at Mile High in Denver
Sherman College hosted a Private Briefing lunch on August 18 at Mile High Chiropractic Weekend. Dr. Cordero presided at the lunch presentation along with Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., several trustees and college employees.

The highlight of the presentation was news of the college campus expansion plan which will modernize and enhance the current facilities and buildings and include the addition of a new Student Center. Read more on our blog.
ACP Denver Registration Closes October 1
The Sherman College Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program aims for the mountains in 2018, with sessions in Denver, CO, as well as at Mile High Chiropractic Weekend 2018. Sessions will be held January 13-14, April 14-15, June 16-17, Mile High August 16-19, and December 1-2. Registration is open, and cost is $2,195 (paid in full) or two payments of $1,200. You may register at . If you would like more information regarding the ACP program, please contact the Continuing Education office at 864-578-8770, ext. 229, or visit .
Faculty Presentations and Publications
  • Director of Practice Success Program Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05, A.C.P., hosted a philosophy panel discussion at the Mile High Chiropractic seminar in Denver, CO, in August.
  • Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C., has been invited to present at the Autism One 2018 Conference in Chicago next May. AutismOne is a nonprofit, parent-driven organization that provides education and supports advocacy efforts for children and families touched by an autism diagnosis. 
  • Director of Evidence Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent D.C., J.D., has a paper, “An Evidence-Informed Approach to Spinal Radiography in Vertebral Subluxation Centered Chiropractic Practice,” published in the August 13 Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. Read the abstract.
  • Health Center Case Doctor Sarah Hock, D.C., ’08, and Justin Dick, D.C., ’16, have a paper, “Improved Health Outcomes in a Military Veteran Following Vertebral Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Report,” published in the September 7 Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. Read the abstract.
Alumna Mary Babian, D.C., '78,
Recognized by TCA
The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) named Mary Babian, D.C., ’78, J.D., of Chattanooga, TN, as 2017 Conference Honoree at its Southern Chiropractic Conference in August. A Sherman College alumna and lifetime regent, Dr. Babian “has exemplified dedicated service to the profession, association and community,” TCA stated.
“This year’s honoree is steadily building a legacy to benefit future generations through her servant-leadership, a testament to the strength and determination of those who came before her,” TCA shared in a statement. “With a true teacher’s heart, healer’s hands and strong voice for worthy causes, Dr. Mary Babian embodies the spirit of chiropractic.” To learn more about Dr. Babian and her accomplishments in the profession, check out this video and read more on the blog.
Showcase Sherman Weekend Welcomes Prospective Students

Do you know students interested in becoming a chiropractor? Send them to Showcase Sherman Weekend. 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.

Fall registration is open for October 27-28. Register here , 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.
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 August 2017 Intern of the Month is Jonathan Ward, a a twelfth-quarter student from Garner, NC. He graduates in March 2018 with plans of opening a practice in Western North Carolina.
Ambassador Spotlight: Stephanie Dubel of Shrewsbury, NJ
Why chiropractic: My father is a chiropractor, so I have had chiropractic [care] my entire life. When I was old enough, I began to work in his office as a CA. I saw people of all different ages and levels of health come in and out of his office. My dad changed some of these people’s lives by giving them a chiropractic adjustment with his hands alone. I wanted to be able to have this amazing power to help people with just my hands and that is why I chose chiropractic.
Favorite thing about Sherman : My favorite thing about Sherman is the family I have made here. Moving from New Jersey, I didn’t really know anyone at all. The people in my quarter have become some of my best friends, and it’s really cool that we get to all go through this experience together.
Read more about Stephanie here (scroll toward the bottom) and learn more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassadors.
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 individuals who joined the Board of Regents in August:

  • George Lubertazzo, D.C. (Rutherford, NJ)
  • Teresa Saenz, D.C. (Modesto, CA)
  • Laura Moriarty (Stuart, FL)
  • David Mruz, D.C., '80 (Taylors, SC)

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# 

  • September 25: Bruce Steinberg, D.C.
  • October 2: Tony Palermo, D.C.
  • October 9: James Peck, D.C.
  • October 16: Bobby Braile, D.C.
  • October 23: Keith Wassung
  • October 30: Matthew Mancuso, D.C.

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