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.
Check out the Lyceum 2019 Highlights Video

See the highlights from this year’s historic Lyceum weekend, The Next Level. Lyceum is held each May in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs; this year approximately 700 were in attendance.

If you were there, thank you for helping to make it the best one yet. If you weren’t able to make it, we missed you. See you in 2020!
Sherman College Names Award Recipients

Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 46th Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally.

The college is proud to announce the following 2019 award recipients :
Sherman College Now Issuing
Digital Diplomas

Upon checking their text messages after graduation, the June graduating class may just find a pleasant surprise: their diplomas. Beginning with its June 2019 class, Sherman College now issues eDiplomas to students. This technology sends new graduates a digital version of their diploma to download and share on social media, via email, and even with employers. Graduates will continue to receive printed diplomas at the commencement ceremony and/or by mail.
The college collaborates with Parchment Award for its secure, portable eDiplomas. Sherman College is among the service’s early adopters, along with Duke University, Texas A&M, University of Central Missouri, Saint Leo University, Clark Atlanta University, University of Nebraska Omaha and more. Parchment also provides Sherman College’s online transcript services.
“Keeping up-to-date with technology is crucial for Sherman College and its students,” said Sherman College Registrar Melody Sabin, B.A., explaining that the move is a win-win. “We can now give students the power to own and share their academic qualifications in a digital format, and it helps simplify the college’s processes. We know they’ll be excited to share their accomplishments with family and friends around the world.”
Spartanburg Colleges, Sheriff's Office Hold Safe Campus Summit

Determined to keep Spartanburg’s seven college campuses as safe as possible, College Town institutions joined forces with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office for a half-day program on June 20, bringing together representatives from campus security, facilities, and communications for training and collaboration. The program, held at Sherman College, included active shooter training, public relations pointers for working with the media, round table discussions and plenty of time for cross-campus relationship building.
“Our goal today was to meet, train, share common practices, and identify and fix any breaks or lapses we collectively may have regarding campus safety,” said Sherman College Director of Facilities and Campus Security Patrick Lausier, who organized the summit. “Our ultimate goal is to keep our people safe.”
The colleges plan to continue this collaborative effort in the coming months and wishes to thank Master Deputy Darren Dukes and Lieutenant Kevin Bobo of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department for sharing their time and expertise. College Town is comprised of Converse College, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, USC Upstate, VCOM and Wofford College.
Divas and Goddesses of Chiropractic Give Back
Seeking a way to give back to the profession and strengthen women connected to chiropractic, Sherman College’s 2019 Chiropractor of the Year Dr. Barbara Eaton will host “ The Divas and Goddesses of Chiropractic Give Back ” July 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the Sherman campus. All profits from the event will be donated to Sherman College.
This first-ever fund raising event will unite female chiropractors, students, and women who love chiropractic in one mission: growing gratitude to epic proportions while giving back to chiropractic through Sherman College.
“Gratitude is the most overlooked success principle and yet one that is guaranteed to transform one’s mind, heart, and income,” Dr. Eaton said of the program. “All females connected to chiropractic are invited to join us for the monumental event supporting Sherman College, while empowering women to live fuller, more abundantly-driven, gratitude-rich lives.”
Speakers include Sherman College’s first lady, Debbie Cordero; Sherman College 2019 award winners Randi Cohen, Dr. Richelle Knowles, and Dr. Barbara Eaton; Sherman College alumna and Director of Continuing Education Dr. Jillian Kersh; Sherman alumna and 2017 Rising Star Dr. Chelsea Rainey; and Sherman College Regent, Dr. Amanda Apfelblat. Speakers will engage the audience with powerful messages of gratitude, building wealth, philanthropy, developing a money mindset, and more; thousands of dollars in door prizes will be awarded.
“Sherman College is honored to be the recipient of Dr. Eaton’s generosity,” Dr. Kersh said of hosting the event on campus. “We recognize and greatly appreciate her unwavering commitment to strengthening all women connected to chiropractic.” Register for the event here . Practicing doctors, please consider purchasing a ticket for a DC2B or fellow female chiropractor to pay it forward and show your support of Sherman College.
Sherman College, Ponce Health Sciences University Sign Admission Agreement
Sherman College continues to advance its vision of bringing chiropractic to the world by developing admission and academic agreements with partner institutions. President Edwin Cordero, D.C., along with Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Karen Canup, C.P.A., and Director of International Recruitment and Presidential Initiatives Rolando Rivera, recently traveled to Puerto Rico to sign an agreement with Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU).
The two institutions are partnering to facilitate the admission of students graduating from PHSU’s master’s program who are interested in obtaining the Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Sherman College. “Sherman College is excited to welcome students who are looking to join a health care career that will allow them to bring principled chiropractic care to their communities and make a difference in the lives of others,” he said. Read more on our blog.
Miss America Organization, Sherman College Partner to Offer Scholarship Awards
Sherman College and The Miss America Organization have announced the renewal of a full chiropractic scholarship available to all candidates who will compete in the 2020 Miss America Competition. Sherman College opens the door to the chiropractic profession for young women by annually donating a full-tuition scholarship to each of the 51 national candidates in the Miss America Organization.
“We are eager to reach more young leaders and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., of the college’s partnership with the Miss America Organization.

“I think it is especially fitting to join forces with an organization which shares our focus on service and our desire to make a positive global impact.” Read more on our blog.
Next Showcase Sherman Weekend to be Held in July
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 video !
Sherman College will be hosting the next Showcase Sherman Weekend on campus July 26-27, and guests are invited to stay at the new AC Hotel to further enjoy and explore Spartanburg. Attendees for the July Showcase Sherman Weekend will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated campus, attend a palpation session, participate in a leadership session and more.
Event dates for 2019 also include November 15-16. 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 May event .
Paws2Care Therapy Dogs Help Students Reduce Stress
Paws2Care brought several therapy dogs to campus on May 22 to help students de-stress and become more “PAWSitive.” This event is part of Sherman College's Student Affairs program focused on improving students’ mental health by reducing stress and anxiety.
Sherman College students often juggle a heavy class load, a busy home life, a tight budget and more. Recognizing the need to help students reduce their stress and anxiety, the college offers several activities each quarter that focus on improving mental health. Check out our photo album on Facebook for more.
Stephens Joins NBCE Part IV
Test Committee
Health Center Case Doctor and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences Sarah Stephens, D.C., ’03, participated with the Part IV test committee June 20-23 at the headquarters of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in Greeley, CO. Stephens was one of three educators selected to join state board presidents in selecting questions for the next Part IV exam and checking them for efficacy/errors. In the photo above, she is pictured with NBCE Chief Executive Officer Norman Ouzts, Jr. Stephens also serves Sherman College as evidence-informed practice facilitator for the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center.
Employees Raise $1,035 for United Way of the Piedmont
Sherman College employees raised $1,035 during a campaign to support the United Way of the Piedmont. The college beat its goal of $1,000 and nearly doubled last year’s collection of $575. The college’s gift to the United Way allows for collective community impact because the organization provides support to a multitude of programs – including those aimed at increased graduation rates, economic self-sufficiency, and positive health outcomes – thereby creating a healthier, more prosperous community for everyone.
Sherman Instructor DePasque Honored by TLC

Sherman College Instructor of Clinical Sciences Rosemary DePasque, B.S., D.C., was recently honored with the Collective Growth Award from TLC4Superteams. This honor goes to the coach whose members achieved the highest growth in new patient volume, office visit volume and office collections. Dr. DePasque’s members grew by 66 percent. Also pictured are two activities from Dr. DePasque’s class, including giant puzzles and a toilet paper juggle.
Students, Faculty Serve as Buddies with Carolina Miracle League

Sherman students and employees continued their strong involvement with Carolina Miracle League this spring and summer.

The college sponsors a team and has quite a few students and faculty serving as buddies in the league, which embraces the belief that “every child deserves a chance to play baseball.”

Ambassador Spotlight:
Ali Fitzgerald of Goshen, MA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Nutrition Option

Activities/Hobbies: I love playing sports, being outdoors, and hanging with friends!

Why Chiropractic: When I was in high school, I had a sports-related back injury. After months of agony and advice that did not help, I visited a chiropractor. My first experience with a D.C. was not great. However, after a few more weeks I saw a different doctor, and it was a life-changing experience. It was then I knew that I wanted to be a great chiropractor – someone able to help everyone!

Why Sherman: One of my favorite things about Sherman is the family dynamic that has been created through the faculty, staff, doctors and students. Everyone here wants the best for everyone around them. If you are ever in need of anything or have a question, someone is always right around the corner and willing to help.

Favorite thing about the Upstate Region: I love how diverse the area is. I am able to go to the city, hike in the woods, swim in a lake or lay by the pool, all in one day! I also still get to see professional sports teams from home play around here every once in a while!

About Our Ambassadors: Read more about Ali and Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Kent Presents at Neurology Conference, Science Summit

Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., presented at the European Neurology Congress on June 19-20, in Venice, Italy. The title of his presentation was “Neurological Consequences of Spinal Degenerative Disease Associated with Vertebral Subluxations.” You can download the presentation here.
Kent also presented at The Subluxation Science Summit held June 8. The Summit involved chiropractors from all over the world online, providing unique insights into subluxation science and research to help raise knowledge, congruence, communication, and clinical certainty. The 15 presenters also included Sherman College Trustee Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH, and host Daniel Knowles, D.C., who recently completed his term on the Board of Trustees. Readers may register for replays here.
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. Sherman Connell (Madison, AL)
  • Drs. Kate & Jason Engelhardt (Lancaster, MA)
  • Drs. Bridget & Vincent Farrar (Jacksonville Beach, FL)
  • Dr. Cliff Hardick (Orlando, FL)
  • Dr. Eric Landi (Chestnut Ridge, NY)
  • Dr. Daniel Larsen (Stillwater, MN)
  • Dr. Lance Myers (Rockford, IL)
  • Dr. Thuraia Owais (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Dr. Jami Rassmussen (Lino Lakes, MN)
  • Drs. Kelli & David Winarski (Columbia, MO)

Returning Regents:
  • Dr. Anthony Carrino (Kennesaw, GA)
  • Dr. Matthew McCoy (Kennesaw, GA)

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