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.
Dr. John Porter, Jr. Honored with Scholarship in His Name
Combining personal integrity with an outstanding longevity in the profession, John H. Porter, Jr. D.C., ’77, is a model of chiropractic excellence driven by commitment to community. That is why Sherman College is excited to announce that it is honoring Dr. Porter with the establishment of our first faculty scholarship, the Dr. John H. Porter, Jr. Scholarship Fund . The Fund will provide an annual scholarship supporting students who have chosen to make a profound difference through the chiropractic profession.

We invite you to join us in honoring Dr. Porter on October 17, 2019, at Sherman College’s First Annual Scholarship Dinner. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Gelardi Student Center, followed by a plated dinner at 6:30 p.m. In appreciation of Dr. Porter’s 40 years as a professor at Sherman College, tickets are $40 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Dr. John H. Porter, Jr. Scholarship Fund. To RSVP, email Rob Welborn or call 864-590-5899.
Last Call: IRAPS Registration
Closes Soon

Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 16th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, October 12-13, 2019. Up to 14.5 hours of continuing education credit are available, depending on state regulations. Registration closes soon, so sign up today .

Keynote speakers include Scott L. Rosa, D.C., B.C.A.O, and Claude Lessard, D.C. Rosa will present “A Neuro-Radiographic Demonstration of the Upper Cervical Misalignment in Patients Involved in Head/Neck Trauma,” and Lessard will present “A New Look at Chiropractic Basic Science.” See the full list of IRAPS presenters .
Classroom Games Keep Students Engaged, Enhance Learning

In an effort to have a little fun and help students prepare for a quiz in CCM-Visceral Disorders, Instructor of Clinical and Basic Sciences Cynthia Treharne D.C., had her students play a game of doctor-patient headbands. Doctors donned unicorn headbands that their patients would attach conditions to. The patients then acted out the conditions and answered questions from the doctors, leading them to recognize the disorders. Students alternated roles back and forth throughout the hour.

Treharne said her students enjoyed the activity and that the results were positively reflected on the quiz she later gave. “Sometimes we need to change how we study, not only for learning purposes, but to increase engagement in the process,” she explained.
Sherman College Sharing Chiropractic in Local Schools
Knowing the importance of sharing chiropractic with the next generation of students, Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C., recently visited the Swofford Career Center to share information about Sherman College and chiropractic as a career path. Rossi spoke with 10th grade Health Science students, and because his visit occurred on September 18, he shared the story of how chiropractic was discovered on the same date back in 1895.

Swofford Career Center is a multi-district career center serving Spartanburg County School Districts 1 and 2, including Boiling Springs, Chapman, Chesnee, and Landrum High Schools.The Center offers programs in health science, as well as auto collision and tech, carpentry, culinary arts, engineering drafting and design, graphic communications, horticultural sciences, machine technology, protective services, welding and more.
Zeta Phi Chi Collects 4,300+ Items for Period Project
Zeta Phi Chi Chiropractic Sorority members recently led a drive to collect feminine hygiene products in support of the local Homeless Period Project (HPP). With the help of students, faculty and college friends, the organization collected 4,368 feminine hygiene products that have been assembled into “period packs” and sent to five schools in the Spartanburg area.

The college began working with HPP last year and now serves as one of its local drop-off locations. The organization provides feminine hygiene products to homeless women, women in poverty and school-aged girls who may not have access to these products. It also advocates for equal and tax-free access to these vital products with help from volunteers and donors.
Student Support Expands to
Include Professional Counseling

Recognizing that the rigor of the chiropractic program, coupled with everyday life stressors, can create challenges for students that may be difficult to navigate alone, Sherman College has expanded its student support services to include professional counseling.

Sherman College has partnered with Intrinsic Therapy, LLC, of Spartanburg to provide professional counseling services. Intrinsic Therapy’s owner, Sabrina Richardson, LMFT, provides services both on campus and in her local office. Student Affairs offers this additional health and wellness opportunity to students as a part of the college’s ongoing student success initiatives for mental health and balance.

“Sherman College has been unrelenting in its pursuit to offer the necessary support services for today’s higher education student,” said Vice President for Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto Harris, MSW. “It is our desire that every student in need of professional counseling services will take the opportunity to receive help, as these services are subsidized by the college.”
Departing Trustee Shane Walker, D.C., Recognized

Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., recently recognized Shane Walker, D.C., ’00, in grateful appreciation for his years of leadership and devotion to Sherman College through service on the Board of Trustees.

“We are extremely thankful for Dr. Walker’s dedication to Sherman College and his heart for service and the chiropractic profession,” Cordero said of his service to the college. “Our trustees provide a unique leadership role of influencing the future growth and development of Sherman College.”

Walker served on the board for two full terms, from October 2011-2019. He was instrumental in the college’s growth, participating with the assembly speaker program and serving on many committees to help position Sherman College as the premier chiropractic institution. The Board of Trustees at Sherman College is a visionary group of professionals dedicated to carrying out the college’s mission, goals and objectives to educate chiropractors, conduct relevant research and serve humanity with high quality health care.
Students Attend Knee Chest Society Annual Conference

Sherman College students made a strong showing at the Knee Chest Society Annual Conference held September 13-14 in Asheville, NC. The group gathered at the Omni Grove Park Inn, where B.J. Palmer wrote “The Bigness of the Fellow Within.” Sherman College alumni Nick Tedder, D.C., ’04, and Christopher Wolff, D.C., ’97, were among the program’s featured speakers.

Student Charmi Patel called the experience “phenomenal” and said she appreciated the variety of speakers and topics that included philosophy, business, work-life balance and more. “A room full of driven doctors and students is exactly what I needed to keep my fire going,” she said of the program. “Coming together with a group of like-minded individuals and truly having a family that you can help you in every step is what makes this group so amazing!”

The Knee Chest Society’s annual conference features leaders in the field and offers a deeper understanding of the history, philosophy, and science of chiropractic. This year’s program also included a birthday celebration for B.J. Palmer. Sherman students pictured above include Zach Shaw, Spencer Hill, Jaewon Lee, Gage Allen, Terence Hoff, Charmi Patel, Andrew Quick and Julia Hartman.
ChiroFutures Sponsors IRAPS 2019

Sherman College thanks ChiroFutures Malpractice Insurance Program for its support of the 16th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) at Sherman College. Registration ends soon. Find all the details at .

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.
TLC Offers Free Seminar for Alumni

Because alumni showed overwhelming interest in Sherman College’s Graduation Plus 10 (G10) practice success program after hearing about Sherman's partnership with TLC, Sherman College is gifting TLC's Lean, Clean and Green program to alumni! Lean, Clean and Green will be held November 2-3 in the Gelardi Student Center on Sherman’s campus. Registration is open.

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.
New Equipment Enhances College's X-Ray Department

Sherman College’s X-Ray Department is excited to share the news of several improvements this year. Recent equipment additions include a new 17x17 wireless DR imaging panel and digital acquisition station from RadmediX in the soon-to-be renamed RadmediX Room and a new Konica Minolta Straight Arm DR unit in the TRU-Digital Room. A straight arm means the bucky and x-ray tube move in unison.

X-Ray Technical Support staffer Joy Cagle, RT(R), CT, said training on the new Konica Minolta unit should start in fall quarter, with faculty, X-Ray Interns and work-study students completing training at the end of the summer quarter. “We are excited to show everyone the capabilities of this new machine,” she shared. “It still has that new-car smell!”

Since the bucky and x-ray tube move in unison on the Konica unit, Cagle said special considerations need to be kept in mind, with patient safety being the main concern. “Our training will focus on patient safety measures and the basic functionality of the machine,” she explained. Cagle anticipates making the Konica Room available for Health Center patients in mid-October.

The X-Ray Department has also added a fully dedicated x-ray practice suite where X-Ray Interns (XRIs) and faculty/staff can help students work on patient setups and imaging quality. The Chiropractic Health Center is slated for further improvements in the coming months as well.
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:
Julia Hartman of Wake Forest, NC
Education: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Activities/Hobbies: Hiking/anything outside, reading, playing soccer, of course anything chiropractic!
Why Chiropractic: Chiropractic has the potential to unleash the best version of ourselves possible, and the way we see the world. I’m blessed to be a vessel to give that opportunity to others. I can’t think of a greater gift.

Favorite thing about Sherman: Sherman is a special place, and you can feel that energy as soon as you set foot on campus. The family atmosphere, along with the hugs, is what I cherish most.

Favorite thing about the Upstate:
There are lots of amazing hiking places close by, and I love the awesome sense of community.

About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Next ACP Program to be
Held at Sherman College

Though Sherman College’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program enjoys popularity worldwide, it’s time for the college to launch a new domestic class.

The ACP is a one-year course designed to enhance the understanding, depth, and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. Sessions challenge the thinking process and the application of philosophy in the chiropractic profession. Successful completion of the 100-hour program leads to membership in the prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers, and the ICA Council on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards accepts the successful completion of the ACP for 100 hours toward its Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.

All modules will be held on the Sherman College campus, with Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday sessions from 8 a.m. until noon. Registration is open to a limited number of participants.The schedule is as follows:
  • Module I: December 7-8, 2019
  • Module II: March 7-8, 2019
  • Module III: May 2-3, 2020 (held during Sherman College Lyceum)
  • Module IV: August 8-9, 2020
  • Module V: December 5-6, 2020

For more information about the ACP, visit or email Coordinator for Academic Affairs Angel Radick .
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 1: Western Colorado State in Gunnison, CO
  • October 1-2: University of Nebraska-Kearney in Kearney, NE
  • October 2: LSU in Baton Rouge, LA
  • October 7: Colby College in Waterville, ME
  • October 8: Bates College in Lewiston, ME
  • October 8: Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME
  • October 8: UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC
  • October 9: Lander University in Greenwood, SC
  • October 10: BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, ID
  • October 10: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN
  • October 15: University of Nevada in Reno, NV
  • October 16: Boise State in Boise, ID
  • October 16: Savannah State University in Savannah, GA
  • October 17: Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA
Continuing Education Online
with Daniel Becker, D.C.
Let Sherman Online help manage your fall with two brand new hours of online continuing education from Daniel Becker, D.C., M.Ed., DACRB, CCSP. Check out Spondylolisthesis in the Chiropractic Practice and Dysafferentation as a Subluxation Theory.

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? 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 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:
  • International Chiropractic Association, (Falls Church, VA)

Returning Regents:
  • Dr. Bradley Rauch (Stowe, VT)

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.
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 July 2019 Intern of the Month is Zach Shaw of Dayton, OH. Zach graduates in December 2019 and plans to associate in Charlotte, NC.
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