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 October (video) ! Want more frequent updates on the construction of the Gelardi Student Center? This page posts 6 new photos every 30 minutes!
Giving Tuesday: Adjusting
the World for a Better Future

Sherman College of Chiropractic will again join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

As we approach the end of a wonderful year, we’ve created many memories that we’d love to share during this season of thanksgiving. Whether we’ve volunteered with special needs youth, hosted community events to bring holiday cheer, shared comfort with our furry friends or provided complimentary care for the service and dedication of our veterans, we have found many ways to create a continued space of gratitude. Read more on our website.
College Employees Donate 40 Bags to Overflow Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Sherman College employees were eager to help families in need have a happier holiday weekend by filling bags as part of
Spartanburg’s Overflow Thanksgiving initiative. This program provides boxes of nonperishable items to families to help them prepare a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
College employees pulled together and filled 40 large tote bags. “It is heartwarming to see the response this year and the great camaraderie among the employees who filled bags as a team,” said Roberta Thomas, the college’s United Way campaign representative. Read more on our blog.
Paws2Care Therapy Dogs Help Students Reduce Stress
Paws2Care brought several therapy dogs to campus on October 25 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 and check out the photos from our local newspaper.
Showcase Sherman Weekend Dates Set for 2019

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 at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg on February 8-9, and registration will open soon. 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 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. View photos from our most recent event .
Event dates for 2019 also include May 3-4, July 26-27 and November 15-16 . Spread the word and send the next generation of chiropractors to visit during this exciting time in Sherman College’s history.
Lim, Bondar Receive
Dr. Kelvin Ng Scholarship
for International Students

Sherman College graduate Dr. Kelvin Ng, ’09, of Singapore knows what it’s like to attend graduate school in a country halfway around the world. That’s one reason, as an active Reach Out And Recruit ( ROAR) member, he chooses to support and encourage prospective students… and make their experience away from home a little easier.
The Dr. Kelvin Ng Scholarship for International Students offers $1,000 to international students who are not U.S. citizens and who are unable to qualify for federal student aid due to citizenship in another country. Recent recipients include Sanaz Bondar of Iran and Hui Zhen Lim of Singapore, and Dr. Ng anticipates awarding several more scholarships in the future.
Lim, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Kelvin Ng Scholarship, said she is thankful for the support of an international colleague while she pursues her degree. “It is especially meaningful to me because Dr. Ng was my chiropractor in Singapore, and he was also the one who recommended me to attend Sherman,” she explained. “Without his guidance and mentorship, I would not be [at] Sherman today, much less made it almost past the halfway mark!”

Bondar agrees. “Dr. Kevin Ng is making a big difference in student lives by offering financial help to international students who are unable to get government loans,” she explains. “The fact that he cares about students even though he is not a student anymore himself shows a lot about his mission to help people in any way possible.” Read more on the blog.
Thanks'Giving' Project at Health Center Supports Local Community
This year, the Chiropractic Health Center put a spin on the Thanksgiving season by emphasizing “giving.” Patients, interns and college employees collected items for two local nonprofit organizations that support the Spartanburg community. Health Center patients making donations received a coupon for a free future visit.
The Health Center collected toothpaste for the pantry of the Upstate Family Resource Center and feminine products for the Homeless Period Project. The Upstate Family Resource Center provides educational opportunities, engaging activities and support services that help families thrive in nearby Spartanburg School District 2. The Homeless Period Project provides sanitary products to women and girls.
The Health Center also placed a Thankful Tree in the lobby, inviting others to share what they are thankful for this season. Read more on our blog.
Ambassador Spotlight:
Katie Gentile of Cave Creek, AZ

Education:  B.S. in International Business, concentration in Financial Management, Arizona State University
Activities/Hobbies:  Mountain biking, free diving, fishing, yoga, gardening, traveling – anything outdoors!
Why Chiropractic: Chiropractic has changed my life; it’s afforded me a philosophy to live by that is in line with nature and the way I believe we were meant to live. It’s my mission to share the principled chiropractic message with as many people as possible, in hopes that their lives, too, will be changed.

Favorite thing about Sherman: You are not just a number at this school; the faculty takes a genuine interest in your success at Sherman and beyond.

Read more about Katie and about Sherman College’s Student Ambassador Program on the website.
Boles, Dooley Named Department Chairs

The college is pleased to announce the filling of two new department chair positions. Dr. Rebecca Boles, ’06, has been appointed chair of the diagnosis and case management department, and Dr. Brian Dooley, ’05, has been named chair of the business department.
Dr. Boles' experience providing patient care and mentoring interns in managing a wide variety of cases as a Sherman College Health Center case doctor has provided her with knowledge and skills needed for this position. “Dr. Boles’ attention to detail and creative thinking will now serve the college at a more extensive level,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joe Donofrio, ’94 of her new role.
Dr. Dooley’s new role as chair of the business department encompasses his new and continued responsibilities associated with the expansion of G10 courses in the core curriculum. “Dr. Dooley has demonstrated exceptional commitment, investing his time and efforts to build up the business program at Sherman College,” Donofrio said. Find the details on our blog.
Online Continuing Education
with Dr. Patricia Kuhta

The Office of Continuing Education has released its latest offering: The Sherman System of X-ray Positioning – Cervical Spine. This fast-paced and dynamic two-hour course will help you produce the most precise x-rays to ensure you are providing the best patient care possible. Check out this course to learn new tips and tricks and sharpen your skills!

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 courses.
Vazquez ROARing for Sherman College in California
David Vazquez, D.C., 17, and Ivelisse Lopez-Vazquez represented Sherman College on November 13 at California State University at Dominguez Hills. Dr. Vazquez presented to students in the health department. Ivelisse is no stranger to promoting chiropractic as a career, having previously worked at Sherman College as an admission counselor while David was a student.

Vazquez is a member of the Sherman College of Chiropractic Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) Program, which is designed to mentor and inspire the next generation of chiropractors.  Learn more about ROAR.
Corporate Matching Gifts Benefit Sherman College

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which companies match donations made by their employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a college supporter works for Bank of America and donates $100 to Sherman College, Bank of America will double the donation by also contributing $100 to the college. The impact of these programs can be substantial! In 2011, Microsoft matched $48.9 million worth of employee donations to schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
Thousands of companies offer matching gift programs. A few examples include:
  • Bank of America matches donations $1:$1 for up to $5,000 annually per employee.
  • Home Depot matches donations for $1:$1 for up to $3,000 annually per employee.
  • Johnson and Johnson triples donations with $2:$1 matches for current employees while also doubling donations for retirees.
If you would like to help Sherman College increase fundraising from matching gifts, check your eligibility and gain access to detailed corporate giving information about your employer by searching our database of companies with matching gift programs. If you have any questions about matching gifts, please contact Assistant Director of Development Hunter F. Mahon at 864-578-8770, ext. 277, or
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 sub mit 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 Hosts Another Successful HalloweenFest
Local residents enjoyed a night of treats, family fun, food and games at the Chiropractic Health Center on October 26 for the college’s second annual HalloweenFest. More than 300 people walked through the Health Center to participate in the Trick-or-Treating Trail, and staff and students gave out more than 3,000 pieces of candy and prizes to the kids. Guests also feasted on boiled peanuts, cotton candy and coffee drinks while playing games in the lobby.
Student clubs, and college employees and offices helped with the event by decorating adjusting room doorways in the Health Center, organizing games and handing out candy. Check out our photo album on Facebook.
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You Shop at Amazon
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Please say yes, and select Sherman College of Chiropractic as your charity. Your donation to Sherman College is automatically calculated at checkout and costs you nothing!

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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 September 2018 Intern of the Month is Christopher Boyhan, a thirteenth quarter student from Haskell, NJ. He graduates in March 2019 and plans to open a practice in Ridgewood, NJ.
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. John Minardi (Oakville, ON, Canada)
  • Dr. Robert Oerzen (Bellerose Village, NY)
  • Dr. Stephen Simonetti (Whitestone, NY)

Associate Regents
  • Dr. Adrienne Fabrizio (Carmel, NY)

  • Drs. Kevin & Selina Sigafoose Jackson (York, PA)
  • Rose Panico (Central Islip, NY)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Wack (Nazareth, PA)

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