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 June (video)! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Fifteen Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center

Fifteen interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education on July 13 during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus. Read more on the college’s blog and check out the photo album on Facebook .
Online Continuing Education
with Dr. Amilliah Kenya

The Office of Continuing Education has released its latest online CE offering: Mental Disorders and Illnesses.

Sherman College’s own Dr. Amilliah Kenya (’06) will help you to better understand and connect with your patients while you earn valuable CE credit.

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 offerings.
Thompson Technique in
New Orleans with Dr. Tom Kolarik

Join Sherman College’s Dr. Tom Kolarik (’94) for a 9-hour Thompson Technique CE program in New Orleans September 22. This seminar will be hands-on, covering Thompson Technique analysis and set-ups. Attendees will learn a working system they can use Monday morning when they return to practice, including leg checks, cervical syndrome, and full spine adjusting technique.
Up to 9 hours of CE credit is available, sponsored by Sherman College of Chiropractic. For more information on topics covered and CE-approved states, please check out this website . You can register here or book your hotel .
Why ROAR for
Sherman College?
Register for the ROAR program and share your passion for building the future of the chiropractic profession. “The passion that we all have for sharing chiropractic and Sherman College with the world makes the ROAR program a powerful collective effort, and it also makes directing the program so much fun,” Sherman College Event and Program Manager Emily Wood explained.
“Our ROAR members all possess the desire to foster and inspire the next generation of chiropractors, and that passion will continue to grow and shape the profession.” Wood said the ROAR relaunch is designed to better serve members; she is beginning to see the program grow and attract future students to visit. See what ROAR members have to say about the ROAR program.  
Sherman Student Ambassadors Meet for Quarterly Dinner, Training

Students in the Sherman College Student Ambassador program had their quarterly dinner after returning to classes on Tuesday, July 10.

This event was an opportunity for the Ambassadors to work with Sherman College consultant Rico Pena of Pena Global, participating in team-building activities that focused on knowing each other’s strengths and acknowledging their weaknesses. The team's listening skills and ability to give instructions were tested in numerous activities throughout the night ( see video ).

The purpose of the training was for the Ambassadors to apply these skills during prospective student tours, Showcase Sherman Weekend, and ultimately in life, especially once each and every member becomes a practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Chiropractic Student Government Elects New Officers

The Sherman College Chiropractic Student Government (CSG) has elected its slate of officers for 2018-2019.

CSG aims to build leadership skills and relationships among students as they work within the governance process to address the needs of the student body. CSG serves as the liaison between the student body and the administration by representing student interests.

New officers include President Casey Miller, Vice President Shelby McHugh, Secretary David Boylan and Treasurer Jeimmy Sanchez.
Stephens Selected for CCE
Site Team Academy
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences Sarah H. Stephens, D.C., has been selected as a candidate for appointment to the Academy of Site Team Visitors of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and will soon complete her orientation and training sessions.
“I am very pleased to be part of the CCE Academy,” Stephens said of her appointment. “This is not only a huge honor for me, but also a great benefit for Sherman College to have someone from our campus represented at the CCE. I look forward to working with the CCE Site Team to help all chiropractic colleges provide the best possible education for our students.”
According to the CCE, the Academy is critical to the site visit process. Trained individuals representing various areas of expertise and diversity are selected from the Academy membership to constitute each site visit team. Service on the Academy consists of a term of three years.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Molly Spohn from Liberty, IN

Why Chiropractic:  I grew up in a medical model and had been accepted into a physician assistant program after graduation [from my undergraduate program]. I randomly met a Sherman College student at a pool one day who told me the wonderful philosophy and science behind chiropractic.

Having worked as a CNA, I knew the medical model was flawed, and I was thrilled to hear about an outlet to help people that did not simply cover up symptoms. I knew this was my calling, and I could not be more excited to be a part of such a wholesome, positive profession. 
Why Sherman:  After being called to chiropractic, I began touring schools to see my options. Something about Sherman just felt right. Every interaction I had made me feel like I was at home.

Read more about Molly and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
August Showcase Sherman Weekend is Approaching

Sherman College is hosting its Showcase Sherman Weekends for 2018 at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg. 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. Attendees have an opportunity to visit the Sherman College campus for a tour and a palpation session, and they also enjoy a trip to downtown Greenville’s Falls Park. View photos from our most recent event.
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 latest video !
Our August 3-4 event is full, but our next Showcase Sherman Weekend for 2018 is scheduled for November 2-3, and registration will open in August. This event will also be held off campus at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg during the campus expansion. Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history.
Cordero to Speak, Host Luncheon at Mile High Chiropractic

As part of Danny and Richelle Knowles' renowned Mile High Chiropractic event August 16-19 in Colorado, Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., will host a Private Briefing luncheon for alumni, regents and special friends in attendance. The event will be held on Friday, August 17, from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the Westcliff Room at the Marriott Westminster.

In addition, Dr. Cordero will join a lineup of high-profile chiropractic speakers for the weekend; the title of his talk will be “Transparency, Authenticity and Leadership in Chiropractic.” The Mile High Chiropractic movement, led by Sherman College graduates Daniel and Richelle Knowles, D.C.s, ’96 and ’99, brings together nearly 30 speakers to give attendees a weekend filled with top-notch content and up to 15 hours of continuing education credit.
According to the organization’s website , the focus of Mile High is “helping chiropractic teams around the world increase their certainty, knowledge, vision, philosophy, and strategies of chiropractic.” D.C.s, use the coupon code “Sherman” when registering to receive $75 in additional savings. If you would like to attend the private luncheon, please let us know by emailing Roberta Thomas .
Health Center Collaborates with Homeless Period Project

The Health Center has collaborated with The Homeless Period Project (HPP) to become one of its Spartanburg drop-off locations. HPP provides feminine hygiene products to homeless women, women in
poverty and school-aged girls who may not have access to these products.

According to HPP, feminine
products are the least donated products to homeless shelters. HPP takes donated products and assembles them into “period packs” that are distributed to homeless shelters, food banks, schools and other organizations for women and girls in the Upstate.

Product donations are being accepted at the Health Center front desk and will be delivered to HPP headquarters in Greenville.
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 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. A compilation video will be featured in the December Sherman Shares email. View the 2017 “Year in Review” video.
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 June 2018 Intern of the Month is Patrick Houser, a thirteenth quarter student from Boiling Springs, NC. He graduates in December 2018 and plans to open a practice in St. Petersburg, FL.
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
  • Dr. Elizabeth Baker, ’10 (Brentwood, TN)
  • Dr. Timothy J. Schaub (Homer, NY)
  • Dr. Linda Slak (Burlington, MA)
  • Dr. John Wendt (Longmont, CO)
Returning Regents
  • Dr. Aaron Wahl (Chesterfield, MO)
  • Dr. Makiko Okazaki (Ashiya-shi, Japan)
  • Dr. G. Stanford & Mrs. Judith Pierce (St. Petersburg, 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