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 wrapping up on campus and our capital campaign is underway . The new Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi Student Center underscores the institution’s focus on student success, including the library, bookstore, campus café, large meeting space, student study spaces, lounge areas and more. Check out the progress made in December (video) ! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Watch the Gelardi Student Center Ribbon Cutting Live February 8
Sherman College alumni and college supporters around the world are encouraged to join us online and watch a livestream of the Gelardi Student Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, February 8, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. We will broadcast live from the college’s Facebook page.
The Gelardi Student Center is named in honor of Thom Gelardi, D.C., who founded Sherman College in 1973, and his wife, Betty Gelardi, D.C., a member of the college’s first graduating class. Sherman College of Chiropractic broke ground the 22,000-square foot facility in November 2017, sparking transformational change on campus and beginning the next phase of its campus master plan and ongoing capital campaign.
Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College
Twenty-four interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, which serves 35,000 patient visits each year. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus.
“Sherman 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 and see the full list of interns and view our Facebook photo album.
Video Highlights of December 2018 Commencement

Sixty-three students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropra ctic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The event was a shared commencement ceremony for December 2018 and March 2019 graduates.  Read more on our website and view the photos on Facebook.

Sherman College graduates have been educated at the preeminent chiropractic college in the world. They are ready to bring the message of principled chiropractic and the valuable service of vertebral subluxation correction to the betterment of their practice members and to the advancement of our profession and the world. Congratulations to our December 2018 and March 2019 grads! Watch the video now!
Sherman College, Drs. Gelardi Host Japanese Guests

Sherman College of Chiropractic and Drs. Thom and Betty Gelardi recently welcomed a group of seven Japanese chiropractors, students and friends of the college for a campus visit and tour. Special guests included Dr. Fumio Kaku, Hiroki Kaku, Dr. Hidemi Tomisaki, Dr. Tsuyoshi Yoshinari, Yujirou Chiyouba, Yoshiharu Kasahara and Hirohito Teshima. Sherman College student Hirofumi Isobe assisted with translations.

During the visit, the group met with President Dr. Edwin Cordero as well as college administrators to learn about the college's progress and tour the campus. “We were very impressed by visiting Sherman College,” said Dr. Kaku said of his group’s experience. “Sherman College welcomed us with such a special attention. We truly thank you.”
Taking Lyceum to the Next Level: Registration Now Open

The Continuing Education Department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is taking Lyceum 2019 to “The Next Level” and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event May 2-4, 2019, on our newly renovated campus. We’re excited about hosting you in our new facilities so you can learn from leaders in chiropractic on a variety of topics including Gonstead, the opioid epidemic, pediatrics, palpation, risk management, x-ray, practice management, science, Thompson technique, documentation, coding, philosophy, and so much more. Early bird deadline is February 28, so save your spot today! Register now.
Theodossis Named to Diplomate Examination Board
Sherman College Assistant Professor Christine Theodossis D.C., ’10, DCCJP, has been appointed by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Upper Cervical Care to its Diplomate Examination Board and was named co-chair of its Nominating Committee. In addition, she accepted another one-year term as a director, a role she has embraced since 2014.
The Council on Upper Cervical Care is a professional forum designed to advance expertise in the analysis and care of the upper cervical spine and to be a voice for upper cervical chiropractic in research, education, clinical and policy-making environments.
“We are very proud of Dr. Theodosiss’ accomplishments here at Sherman, but we are not surprised,” said Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C. “She has excelled in all her endeavors, and the results show in the classroom.”
Theodossis is a 2015 graduate of the ICA Diplomate in Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP) and holds an advanced certification from the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology. She also holds a Level 1 certification in Evolutionary Percussive Instrumentation Corrections (EPIC).
Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers in South America
The latest Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program began January 5-6 in Santiago, Chile, with 27 chiropractors from Mexico, Chile, Argentina and other South American countries in attendance. The ACP consists of five modules, including one session to be held during IRAPS 2019; the program concludes in January 2020.
“There is growing interest in the foundational principles of chiropractic across many countries and cultures,” explained Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS. “Sherman College is proud to be able to serve them in this manner.” Decken presented during the program, along with Aram Gomez, D.C., A.C.P., of Mexico.
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.

The college considers creating additional ACP sessions if there is interest from a group of 20 or more chiropractors in a particular region. Email Angel Radick or visit for details.
Sherman College Community Collects 500+ Toys for Tots

Pi Kappa Chi professional chiropractic fraternity and sorority had a successful Toys for Tots drive on the Sherman College campus during the holiday season. The organization collected 516 toys, an increase over last year’s 437 toys. In fact, the number of toys collected exceeded the student population (422) on campus! Students, faculty and staff participated in the drive, with assistance from Anytime Fitness staff and patrons as well.
Explore Chiropractic at Showcase Sherman Weekend
Showcase Sherman Weekend is an event for prospective students to explore chiropractic and is designed to ignite students’ passion for leadership as well as help them begin their pursuit of becoming the next generation of DCs2B at Sherman College. 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 February 8-9. Due to construction on campus, prospective students and their guests are invited to stay at the new hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg. Attendees for the February Showcase Sherman Weekend will have an opportunity to visit the Sherman College campus during the ribbon cutting for the new Gelardi Student Center; in addition, they will tour the campus and attend a palpation session. This event is full, and registration has closed.
Event dates for 2019 also include May 3-4, July 26-27 and November 15-16; registration for the May event will open soon. 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 November event .
Past Honor Wall Donors Recognized
Near Gelardi Student Center

Many donors who contributed in the past to Sherman College s Honor Wall have inquired as to what will happen to their honor and memorial tributes. To continue to honor the donors who contributed to the Honor Wall, the college is recreating this particular form of donor recognition in a different format, so all those who had tiles will have them reinstated in a different way.

Brick pavers are being made with the same messages and images that were on past Honor Wall tiles. The pavers will be larger in size (12"x12") than the original tiles (8"x8"), and they will be installed in front of the Gelardi Student Center. We will share more information as this project is completed.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Tyler Speed of Nevada, Iowa

Education: B.A. in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Northern Iowa
Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, spending time with friends and family
Why Chiropractic: I want to be able to help people live their lives to their fullest potential, and the best way to do that is with a clear nervous system.
Favorite thing about Sherman: I love how much of a family atmosphere Sherman creates.

Read more about Tyler 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 December 2018 Intern of the Month is Kayla Abeid, a fourteenth quarter student from Youngstown, OH. She graduates March 2019 and plans to open a mobile family and animal practice in the Spartanburg, SC, area. Her husband, Anthony Abeid, will graduate from Sherman College in December 2020.
College Mourns the Loss
of Dr. Ernie Landi
Ernest F. Landi, D.C., a longtime Sherman supporter and chiropractic champion, passed away on December 22, 2018. As a lifetime Regent and as a Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) member, Dr. Landi was dedicated to his profession and committed to its expansion, often counseling prospective students regarding a career in chiropractic and referring many to Sherman College over the course of his career.
Dr. Ernie Landi’s friend, Regent Robert Tarantino, D.C., remembers his colleague well. “Dr. Landi cared deeply about the profession and was dedicated to Sherman College’s advancement,” said Dr. Tarantino. “He was passionate about his family, his patients, and his profession, and he will be greatly missed.” Dr. Tarantino is leading an effort to honor Dr. Landi through donations to Sherman College in his memory. Read more on the college’s website.
DID YOU KNOW: Sherman Provides Chiropractic Care to SMC Athletes
As part of its efforts to enhance community outreach and improve lives with chiropractic care, Sherman College and its neighbor Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) have a collaborative agreement where student interns and faculty members from Sherman provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student athletes.
Our interns now have 90 active case files for our SMC clinic. This means we see nearly 34% of the student-athlete population at SMC. Compared to the profession’s national utilization rate of roughly 10-12% annually, this is an impressive statistic, particularly since our practice there is completely based on referrals and word of mouth!

We expect further growth as we continue working to make a positive impact on the lives of SMC athletes.
Regent Program: Thanks to Sherman's Newest Supporters

Sherman College thanks the following individuals who joined the Regents Program during the last month:

  • Kendra Strange (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Dr. Steven Isadore (Apex, NC)

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