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.
Sherman College Showcases its Community Impact

With more than 3,500 alumni caring for patients around the globe, an on-campus clinic that provides 27,000 patient visits per year to our local community, and a lively campus with more than 400 students and 100 employees, Sherman College of Chiropractic strives daily to achieve its vision of Adjusting the World for a Better Future. But how well are we doing, and how can we define our true impact?

Sherman College recently compiled survey findings, institutional data and many examples of outreach efforts in its first annual Community Impact Report, which was released in October. The report features specific examples of how we are making an impact through five key areas: strategic partnerships/initiatives, events, health care, community service and philanthropy. You can view it here.

To learn more about our impact and the causes and groups our Sherman family serves, we conducted a community service survey earlier this year and learned that:
  • Approximately 60 percent of employees volunteer for organizations outside of the college, with about 8 percent serving five or more hours per month
  • Nearly 50 percent of Sherman students volunteer for outside organizations
  • 12 percent of employees serve as board members for local organizations or nonprofits.

“We have known for years that Sherman College makes a significant and enduring impact on our local community, the chiropractic profession, and the world,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Dr. Ohmar T. Land. “This report shows many of the ways we are making the world a better place through chiropractic and service to humanity as we fulfill our mission and vision.”
Faculty Members Promoted

Six faculty members will receive rank promotions effective 2021. The Faculty Affairs Committee convenes to review and discuss rank promotion applications and makes recommendations for the president’s approval. These faculty members have distinguished themselves in the eyes of their peers in teaching, scholarship, research and service.
  • Dr. Rosemary DePasque, ’90, has been promoted to assistant professor
  • Dr. Cindy Treharne has been promoted to assistant professor
  • Dr. Heath Treharne has been promoted to assistant professor
  • Dr. Matthew Hudson,’06, has been promoted to associate professor
  • Dr. Charles Kenya, ’06, has been promoted to associate professor
  • Dr. Christine Theodossis, ’10, D.C.C.J.P., has been promoted to associate professor
On Air with Sherman Faculty

Members of Sherman’s faculty have recently been spreading the word about the world of chiropractic by starting and being featured on podcasts.

Podcasts are a great way to share information that people can come back to and listen to as many times as they want.

Instructor of Clinical Sciences Dr. Rosemary DePasque, ’90, has a podcast called “What Fuels You?” (now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify) that challenges listeners to take the best possible care of themselves and provides people with encouragement to explore their wildest dreams with some of the best and brightest of the chiropractic profession. Listen here.

In addition, Dean of Clinical Sciences Dr. Armand Rossi recently joined host Jim Chester on his ChiroHustle podcast, which he broadcasts on Facebook. Watch the playback.
Lanzara-Bazzani Joins Board of Trustees
Lisa Lanzara-Bazzani, D.C., ’92, joined the Sherman College Board of Trustees on October 9, 2020, and will serve a four-year term. Lanzara-Bazzani is a second-generation family chiropractor and has been in private practice serving Nashua, NH, and its surrounding communities for 25 years with her husband Dr. Victor Bazzani, a 1993 Sherman College alumnus. In 2018, she opened a second practice in Manchester, NH, and she also owns and operates Bazzani Martial Arts Academy in Nashua.
Lanzara-Bazzani’s family lineage has seven principled chiropractors, six of whom are Sherman graduates. Her father, Ronald Lanzara Sr., D.C., served on Sherman College’s board of trustees in the 1980s. Lanzara-Bazzani is a current member of the New Hampshire State Chiropractic Society, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the League of Chiropractic Women, and she is the host of “Vibrant Living with Dr. Lisa,” a local community access TV station. She was the first woman president of the NHSCS since the organization began in 1919. She is also involved with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and currently serves as chair of the New Hampshire State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Faculty Members Published
Professor of Basic Sciences Dr. Diana M. Vaamonde-Martin’s work on “Birth Sex Ratio in the Offspring of Professional Male Soccer Players: Influence of Exercise Training Load,” was published in Human Reproduction, October 2, 2020. Read the abstract here.
In addition, Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences Terry “Bird” Lancaster’s abstract, “Morphological Grouping and Body Mass Prediction Models,” was accepted by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists for its annual meeting held online this October. View the poster here.
A Peek into Campus Life
With the campus community back for classes and small events, we thought you might enjoy a sneak peek into a few recent happenings on campus.

Check out these photo albums on Facebook:
Emergency Fund Supports Students in Need

In a world which seems to have no constants, each day can present a new set of challenges for Sherman College students to overcome. But thanks to those who have given to the Sherman Pride Student Emergency Fund, Sherman College students can find a source of support and encouragement.

“This fund is a lifeline,” says 13th quarter student Huizhen Lim. “I was planning to return home to shadow a local office for my last quarter, but COVID-19 threw those plans out of the window and I ended up staying in the U.S., which incurred additional costs like rent and food. I’m a fortunate recipient and sincerely thank all donors for their generosity. One of the few things I am certain of is that I can always count on my Sherman family when things get tough!”

Despite uncertain times, Sherman students have found one constant, and that is a chiropractic community to encourage and support them. Students have the certainty that if a need arises, they are able to apply for up to a $500 grant (not a loan) from the Sherman Pride Student Emergency Fund. Thanks to the support of our donors, we have already raised more than $30,000 for our students, and we are excited to continue building this fund to meet their current and future needs. Donate here.
ROARing in Kansas with Drs. Jeremy and Amelia Rodrock
Sherman College’s Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) doctors are passionate about sharing the chiropractic profession with future D.C.s. That’s why Drs. Jeremy and Amelia Rodrock hosted 15 prospective students in their Lawrence, KS, office recently for a special career session.
Senior Vice President for Presidential Affairs Dr. Neil Cohen served as keynote speaker while the Rodrocks hosted the event. Dr. Cohen said he was thankful for a chance “to share [about] the life purpose that being a Sherman graduate affords,” saying the prospective students in attendance “certainly left with a better sense of why choosing the right chiropractic college is a major decision.”
Dr. Campos was pleased with the event’s success. “We would like thank Drs. Jeremy and Amelia Rodrock, along with their amazing staff, for putting on an outstanding prospective student night at their office,” he said. If you would like to host an event at your office, please email Dr. Campos for details.
Perspective and Chiropractic

Instructor of Clinical Sciences Dr. Rosemary DePasque, ’90, is always looking for fun ways to bring her class material to life. Recently she had her first quarter students complete self-portraits on top of their heads during a class drill on “perspective.”

She said the activity was a way to engage students and make the lesson more memorable, and the students had a good laugh at their portraits.
DePasque, McCormick Celebrate 30 Years X 2

This August and September, faculty members Drs. Rosemary DePasque, ’90, and Scot McCormick, ’90, celebrated not only 30 years of marriage, but also 30 years since they became Sherman College alumni!

We thank them for their outstanding service here at Sherman College and wish them many more years of marriage and success.
Land Joins Community Board, Spartanburg Committees

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Dr. Ohmar T. Land recently joined the board of directors of the Spartanburg Philharmonic, a 65-member orchestra committed to enrich, inspire and educate through its outreach programs and live performances of high-quality music.

Land has also joined several local committees, including the United Way of the Piedmont’s Advocacy Committee and the Spartanburg Housing Authority’s Marche Gault Scholarship Committee.
Committed to mentoring and inspiring youth in the community and beyond, Land also recently spoke as part of a virtual Beacon Forum Series hosted by Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC. His topic was “Planting Hope in Hard Places – The Heart of a Servant Leader and the Journey of a Warrior.”
Student Ambassador Spotlight: Josh Crowley

Education: B.S. in biology with a minor in business

Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, disc golf, bike riding, golf, drinking coffee

Why Chiropractic: I want to be the change I want to see in the world, and I believe chiropractic is what I’ve been led to do. I enjoy working with my hands and helping people. The values of principled chiropractic line up with my personal values and beliefs, and I want to help our nation rely more on their bodies for healing than drugs.

Favorite Thing about Sherman: I really enjoy the atmosphere on campus – it is very welcoming, and I love how everyone gets along really well and is sort of a family. There is little competition for who gets the best grades, and everyone seems to be striving toward the same goal of becoming a great D.C.

Favorite Thing About the Upstate Region: Downtown Spartanburg and Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park in Boiling Springs.

About Our Ambassadors:
Ehlich Joins Specialty Task Force, PACE Review Team
Assistant Professor Dr. Beth Ehlich,’90, has been appointed to serve on a Specialty Task Force with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB).

The group’s purpose is to establish definitions of specialty certifications, describe what constitutes a certification, what organizations do to sponsor certifications, and the standards by which the organizations and specialties adhere. The task force is developing language that will serve as a guide to regulatory bodies in approving specialty certifications within their jurisdictions.
Ehlich has also joined the FCLB’s Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) Review Team. As a state board regulator, her role is to ensure that continuing education programs adhere to certain standards. PACE recognizes continuing education programs for the chiropractic profession and helps streamline the approval process for CE providers.

In addition, Ehlich has been selected to serve as a Part IV Examiner for the November 2020 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Examination.
Share Your Sherman College
Video Highlights of 2020

Did you capture a funny or memorable moment at Sherman College (or at home during COVID-19) this year? If so, please share it with us! The college will be creating a video with some of our most fun and important memories from 2020. We would love to include your perspective. 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 a future Sherman Shares email. View the 2019, 2018 and 2017 “Year in Review” videos.
New to the Online CE Library: Risk Management During the Pandemic
Let Sherman Online CE help you reach your CE requirements with ease during this uncertain time.
Join Dr. Matthew McCoy and his very timely new two-hour course, “Chiropractic & Risk Management During the Pandemic” recorded live from the Sherman College CE Summit in September 2020. 
Visit to check out this course and the rest of Sherman College’s online continuing education library!
Support Sherman College While You Shop at Amazon

Amazon Smile is one of Sherman College’s affiliate programs. When you shop at, you are asked if you would like to shop Amazon Smile and donate 0.5% of your total purchase to the charity of your choice, at no cost to you. 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! Help Sherman as you shop by using this link:

If you’re already signed up and need to change your charitable organization, check out this link. The college has received more than $750 to date through this program.
Regent Program Helps Advance Sherman College

The Regent Program provides for the advancement of Sherman College. Its members support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more, and the collective financial commitment of its members has been a major source of support for the college’s annual fund since the program’s inception in 1977.Sherman College thanks the following individuals who joined the Regent Program during the last month:

New Regents:
  • Dr. Melissa Crago (Oakland, CA)
  • Dr. Gary DiBenedetto (Port Jefferson Station, NY)
  • Dr. Durie Humber (Stockbridge, GA)
  • Dr. John McAtamney (Floral Park, NY)

  • Mrs. Katrine Frazier (Kennesaw, GA)
  • Dr. Erin MacCarry (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
  • Dr. Robert Oerzen (Mineola, NY)
  • Dr. RS (Doc) Porter, 13 (Huntsville, AL)
  • Dr. David Serio, 99 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Regents are leaders and advocates for the profession and participate in activities that give visibility and stature to Sherman College. Whether through financial support, speaking engagements, legislative roles or student referrals, Regents are an effective and vital group in their support of the college. When you become a Regent, you become a partner with the college, directly impacting campus enhancements and a student recruitment program to grow the profession.
We Appreciate Our Corporate Regents
For more information on becoming a Corporate Regent, please contact Mary Watts at 864.578.8770, ext. 267, or
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