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Publisher Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C.

2. Building the Profession

Editor Karen Rhodes, M.B.A.

The support of Sherman College alumni and friends, whether financial, through student referrals or otherwise, helps us build the future of our profession.

Assistant Editor Marggi Roldan

3. Campus News

Contributing Writers Charlotte Babb Jaime Browning, D.C. Steve Cagen, D.C. Tim Guest, D.C. Beverly Knight Susan Newlin Missy Sandor Kristy Shepherd Daria Winnicka

Interns of the Month; Ralph Boone memorial; Reach Out and Recruit; Pride of Sherman Tour; Shadow an Intern Day; Jones Ashcraft named VP for enrollment; supporters earn My Scholarship credit; faculty members publish research.

7. Continuing Education International Research and Philosophy Symposium encourages discussions on science and philosophy; call for abstracts 2011; Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers program enrolls new class.

8. Boost Your Practice Alumnus Steve Cagen shares how to make your practice the best in town by conducting internal audits or system checks to review your office procedures. Straight from Sherman is published twice a year and is produced for and about the Sherman College community. For inquiries, call 800849-8771, ext. 242, or e-mail the editor at Located in the beautiful and affordable Upstate of South Carolina, Sherman College offers a comprehensive 14-quarter program leading to the doctor of chiropractic degree. Students graduate with the knowledge, skills and passion to enjoy success and make a real impact on the health and lives of their future patients.

The Doctor of Chiropractic The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Sherman College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education. Sherman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the doctor of chiropractic degree. Sherman College is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

The Mission of Sherman College The mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic is to be the leader in bringing straight chiropractic to the world. Our mission is based upon the college’s philosophy and core values, and encompasses:

9. Focus on Alumni Alumni Association President Tim Guest helps you put the fun back into practice; alumni share news; reunions at Lyceum.

12. Paths to Chiropractic Education We shall educate, graduate, and support competent, compassionate, ethical, and successful doctors of chiropractic who excel as primary health care providers centered on vertebral subluxation.

Whether the journey is one of physical distance or of personal growth, the steps along the way that lead students to Sherman College and a career in chiropractic are unique to each individual.

21. Newlin to Retire Research We shall support and produce research and scholarly activities that contribute to the body of knowledge on chiropractic education, clinical knowledge, health care and the theoretical constructs of vertebral subluxation. Service We shall serve humanity by providing the highest quality in chiropractic care, public education, professional partnerships, and community initiatives.

After 37 years of service, Susan Newlin is ready to take on new adventures.

22. Donor Honor Roll The college recognizes regents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff who generously support our program.

31. Your Chiropractic Story When was the last time you shared the story of how you discovered chiropractic? Prospective students not only want to hear from you — they need to.

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You’ll find quite a few pages in this issue of Straight from Sherman dedicated to recognizing our supporters (see pages 22-30 for our Donor Honor Roll). The names you see listed and the individuals featured on these pages are people who think highly of our program and show their support financially. We recognize that many non-profit organizations and educational institutions faced a challenging fund-raising year, but because of the support of the donors you see in our listing, 2010 was a great year for Sherman College. We appreciate the commitment of our financial supporters who made quality chiropractic education at Sherman College a giving priority in what was certainly a tough economic year for many. When you make a gift to Sherman College, you are helping build an even brighter future for Sherman and the students we serve; you are securing our financial future, leaving a legacy and helping today’s faculty and staff empower the future generation of Sherman chiropractors. And speaking of that future generation of chiropractors, be sure to take a look at pages 12-20 and get to know a few of our future colleagues. You’ll meet students whose lives have been changed for the better through chiropractic and who have since been inspired to step up and help change the lives of their future patients:

A young man who traveled halfway around the world to join a hopeproviding profession and bring it back home to a country in need. A dad who saw his daughter light up under chiropractic care. An athlete who plans to combine his passion for sports with a career in chiropractic. A local girl who wants to help her future patients take charge of their own health. A dancer who found her health-care calling in chiropractic. A young couple with a new baby who moved cross-country because Sherman had the focus they were looking for. A father of five who decided to switch careers and pursue his true purpose. These inspiring students — and many, many more — represent the future of our profession. We’ll be in good hands. Your support helps us attract and educate these high-caliber students. It helps us produce a better program, academically and clinically, for them. And that helps ensure the future of chiropractic for generations to come.





Students Named Intern of the Month at Sherman Health Center

In Memoriam: William Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C.

Katy Hughes (January 2011) is a March 2011 graduate from Boiling Springs, PA. She is buying a practice in nearby Carlisle, PA, and hopes to have her practice up and running this summer.

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Dr. W. Ralph Boone, ’90, former director of research at Sherman College of Chiropractic. He died unexpectedly November 21, 2010, at his residence.

Micah Dunn (December 2010) of Mechanicsburg, PA, will graduate in June. He plans to return to his hometown and join practice with his mother, Pam Dunn, D.C.

“Dr. Boone made a significant impact in the chiropractic profession, particularly at Sherman College,” said Sherman president Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C. “Among his notable contributions to the college were his dedication to research focused on the vertebral subluxation and his passion for bringing together research and philosophy through our International Research and Philosophy Symposium. He loved Sherman College so much. I remember Ralph always commenting on how he thought we had the most beautiful campus of all the chiropractic colleges he had visited.”

Philip R. Jordan (November 2010) is from Aiken, SC. Following graduation in June, he plans to open a private practice. Keith R. Ebner (October 2010) is a March 2011 graduate from Greer, SC. He plans to open a local practice. Brandon Tester (September 2010) is from Hurley, VA. Following graduation in June, he plans to open his own practice in Tennessee.


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Meghan Luttrell Palmer (August 2010) is a December 2010 graduate who now practices in Rogersville, TN.

Boone attained many accomplishments during his lifetime and contributed much to the chiropractic profession along the way. He served as director of research at Sherman from 2004-2009, having retired in August of that year. But that was not Boone’s only service to the college. From 1980 to 1990 he was director of research and computer resources and a professor. His other contributions to the chiropractic profession included his service as president of Southern California College of Chiropractic (1990-94), the editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (1996-2000), acting head of school of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland, (1998-2000) and also director of research there, and director of research for the Association of Network Care (2002-2004). Additionally he served as president of an accrediting agency for the profession, the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association (SCASA). Boone also assisted

in developing the Straight Chiropractic Clinical Guidelines. He was instrumental in the development and success of the International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) now held annually on the Sherman campus and worked tirelessly to advocate the importance of relevant chiropractic research. “The profession is faced with an ethical imperative to shift its research focus to the vertebral subluxation,” Boone once said. “Engagement in relevant research is essential if the body of knowledge is to increase.” Boone served as a Sherman College Regent for many years, until his retirement, and he was instrumental in securing a grant from the South Carolina Chiropractic Association to study the effects of chiropractic care on local public safety personnel. He was awarded many honors, including being named Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman in 1992, and Faculty Member of the Year in 1989. He also received the award for best research paper at IRAPS 2005. A native of Virginia, he graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in biology in 1966, the University of Richmond, M.S. in biology in 1968, Ph.D. in biology from the University of South Carolina, in 1974, and the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College in 1990. Boone is survived by his wife, Bonnie Susan (Boswell) Boone; a son, Christopher Charles Boone, and his wife Marijana of Portland, OR; a daughter, Catherine Lanier Boone of Spartanburg, SC; and the mother of Christopher and Catherine, Mary Lou Chipley-Boone of Spartanburg.





Four Reasons You Should Join ROAR and Attend Lyceum

Third Time’s a Charm for the Pride of Sherman Tour

by Director of Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) Jaime Browning, D.C.

Sherman’s third annual fall career event attracted a record number of attendees on campus November 12-13, 2010.

1. Free Lyceum Challenge eXperience (LCX) for ROAR members and their prospective students at Lyceum 2. Each ROAR doctor* will receive THREE prospective student travel vouchers worth up to $300 to give to their students to use for Lyceum 3. Special ROAR event to kick off Lyceum’s Friday night fun: Is there more to ROAR? Fun, Networking, Learning & Tailgating! 4. ROAR Members** receive a 25% discount on Lyceum registration! Sincere thanks to the following ROAR members who recently hosted events at their offices: Kevin Broome, D.C., Anderson, SC Kevin Day, D.C., Warsaw, IN  Jerry and Jeannette Kennedy, D.C.s, Belleville, IL  Joey Miles, D.C., Hickory, NC  Anthony Monnin, D.C., Botkins, OH  Corinne Weaver, D.C., Indian Trail, NC  

*Each ROAR doc will be given three vouchers for prospective students attending Lyceum Career Day in May. Each voucher is good for reimbursement of up to $300 in travel expenses; in addition, the Admission Office covers up to three nights’ hotel stay for students. Students are responsible for submitting their receipts for reimbursement, and checks will be mailed following Lyceum. **Second-year graduates, reunion year graduates, and one-day D.C.s do not qualify for this discount. ROAR members who qualify must call Continuing Education at 800-849-8771, ext. 229 or 263, to register for Lyceum and receive this discount.



Of the 25 students who came to learn more about a rewarding career in chiropractic, six enrolled in the college’s winter 2011 class. More than half the participants were referred by D.C.s like you! Here are some highlights of the weekend: 

Mock adjusting class led by Ron Castellucci, D.C.

Health Talk with intern Micah Dunn

Game Night in the Spine Dining Café with current students

Historic Walking Tour of downtown Spartanburg


of the downtown office of one of our ROAR members (see the story at left for details about the ROAR program).

The next time you meet someone who would make a great chiropractor, help us build your profession by referring them to one of these upcoming Sherman events: Career Day at Lyceum, May 26-28 Shadow an Intern Day, July 28  The Pride of Sherman Tour, November 4-5.  

Aspiring D.C.s Shadow Interns by Admission Counselor Kristy Shepherd The first of two Shadow an Intern Days scheduled for 2011 was held on campus on February 24. Participating students enjoyed a health talk by one of our interns and an afternoon experiencing the day-to-day responsibilities of a chiropractic intern. During lunch, prospective students and their guests had an opportunity to chat informally with faculty and students. The Admission Office consistently receives positive feedback from participants about the time they get to spend with their interns and how willing the interns are to share their perspective on the program. If you know someone who is interested in a career in chiropractic, please encourage them to attend our second Shadow an Intern Day on July 28. Contact us at 800-849-8771, ext 200, or e-mail for more details.


Shadow Day attendee Niquisheila Hall watches as intern Holly Clarke palpates. During Shadow an Intern Day, prospective students can observe the day-to-day responsibilities of a chiropractic intern.


Sherman Appoints Vice President for Enrollment Services Kelley Jones Ashcraft has been appointed vice president for enrollment services and will direct Sherman College of Chiropractic’s efforts to build student interest in chiropractic as a career and increase enrollment in the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman. Before joining Sherman College in February 2011, Jones Ashcraft was executive assistant to the president at Spartanburg Community College where she managed the marketing and public relations department and co-chaired a committee to establish Career Quest, an event that brings more than 1,000 high school and middle school students and their parents together with representatives from business, industry, education and the military to explore career options. Having observed Jones Ashcraft’s work ethic through mutual work with Spartanburg’s College Town Consortium events and meetings, President Jon Schwartzbauer says he has full confidence that she will make a positive impact on the college’s enrollment growth efforts. “The Board of Trustees

and college administration have a clear vision for the future of Sherman College, and Kelley supports this vision,” he said. “We welcome her as a member of our administrative team and look forward to her contributions as vice president for enrollment services.” Jones Ashcraft has also served as interim executive director of the Spartanburg Community College Foundation, an organization that provides assistance through scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities and grants for SCC students, faculty, staff and the community. Prior to her work in higher education, Jones Ashcraft worked as a marketing analyst and planner at Milliken & Company. She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences from Clemson University and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in higher education administration. “I am thrilled to join the team at Sherman College,” Jones Ashcraft commented. “I look forward to working with the college community and continuing our journey toward greater growth and student success.” Jones Ashcraft takes over the department as Lisa Hildebrand, who served the college for nearly 15 years, has resigned to return to her hometown in Rhode Island with her husband and two children.

Show Your Sherman Pride by Linking to Us Put your practice web site to work for you by displaying the Sherman College logo and linking to your alma mater. Posting the college’s logo on your page and linking to us will connect your web site visitors to a wealth of information about chiropractic, Sherman College, careers in chiropractic and current research. Link to us at Download the logo and find instructions at

Supporters Refer Students, Earn My Scholarship Credit In fall 2010 and winter 2011, college alumni and supporters continued to refer students to Sherman. Thanks to each of the following chiropractors who referred students, thereby earning My Scholarship credit: Julie Arons, D.C. Kuan Wei Choo, D.C. Josh & Benna Click, D.C.s Chris Coffman, D.C. Ron Curry, D.C. John Hilpisch, D.C. Josh Keels, D.C. Mike Lapina, D.C. Robert Lambrou, D.C. Jon Moser, D.C. Sarah Merrison-McEntire, D.C. Gary & Cathie Padden, D.C.’s William Prease, D.C. Judy Ross, D.C. Steven Teagarden, D.C. Sean Wolfington, D.C. Katsuhisa Yoneyama, D.C. The My Scholarship Program shows appreciation for the extraordinary support alumni and friends provide to Sherman by referring students. For each student referred, supporters earn $1,000 in scholarship credit upon enrollment. Once the scholarship fund reaches $5,000, supporters can award the scholarship to a new student(s) of their choice. Each time the fund builds to $5,000, additional scholarships can be awarded. Find out more at myscholarship. In addition to referrals from supporters of the college, many students come to Sherman after talking with a currently enrolled Sherman student. The Admission Office thanks current Sherman student Ashley Cooper who recently referred a friend.





Faculty Members Publish Research An article written by current and past Sherman faculty has been listed as number one of the Top 10 Most Cited Articles published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine for the last five years: Briggs, L., Hart, J., Navis, M., Clayton, S., Boone, R. “Surface Area Congruence of Atlas Superior Articulating Facets and Occipital Condyles.” The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2008. Director of Research George Luo, M.D., Ph.D., has a paper accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry: “Comparison of Anthocyanins and Phenolics in Organically and Conventionally Grown Blueberries in Selected Cultivars,” (Qi You, Baowu Wang, Feng Chen, Zhiliang Huang, Xi Wang, and Pengju G. Luo). The following faculty members’ research projects have been accepted for poster presentations at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) 2011:  George

Luo, M.D., Ph.D., “In Vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles” (Luo, P.G., Cao, L., Sun, Y.-P. and Luo, J.).


Delain, D.C., Jennifer York, D.C., and John Hart, D.C., M.H.Sc., “Blood Pressure Changes in African American Patients Receiving Care from Chiropractic Interns: A Pilot Study” (Delain, R., McMaster K., Wang, J., York, J. and Hart, J.).

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The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine has accepted papers for publication from several Sherman faculty members:  John

Hart, D.C., M.H.Sc., “Standard Deviation Analysis of the Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differential Reading: A Potential Model for Objective Chiropractic Assessment.”


Briggs, D.C., “Geometry of Coplanar Stereoscopic Radiographic Pairs for Analysis of the Lateral Cervical Radiograph: A Pilot Study.”

Another article by Briggs, titled, “Fibromyalgia And Vehicular Trauma: A Case Report,” has been published by WebmedCentral Alternative Medicine 2010; October, 21, 2010. In addition, Hart’s paper, “Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differentials and Health Perception,” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. A paper co-authored by Hart and colleague Cheneir Neely, D.C., “Allowing a Possible Margin of Error When Assessing Student Skills in Spinous Process Location,” has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Chiropractic Education. Assisting with the study were faculty members Joe Donofrio, D.C., and Ron Castellucci, D.C., along with student Osainou Mboge. Hart has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research.




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Call for Abstracts: International Research and Philosophy Symposium 2011 The eighth annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) will be held on Sherman College’s campus October 22-23, 2011. Abstracts may be submitted through June 1, 2011. Go to for more details. Suggested topics include the following:  Language/lexicon/terminology  Five signs of life  Politics  Research agenda  Analysis/adjusting technique  Education Send abstracts to Missy Sandor, Director of Continuing Education at Sherman College, P.O. Box 1452, Spartanburg, SC 29304; or e-mail

Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers Enrolls New Class Twenty candidates have enrolled in Sherman College’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program and are expected to graduate this October. Candidates have completed the first four modules of the program in St. Paul, MN.

7th Annual IRAPS Merges Philosophy and Research by Director of Continuing Education Missy Sandor Sherman College welcomed attendees from across the country to the 7th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) October 9-10, 2010, in Spartanburg, SC. Guest speakers included Rob Sinnott, D.C., Felicia Stewart, D.C., and Pam Snider, N.D. Sinnott and Stewart are known for their dedication to bringing health and knowledge to the masses. Snider, executive director for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project, shared her understanding and experience of non-medical based health care and public policy. IRAPS brought together three groups to discuss the theme of philosophical, theoretical and practical considerations of vertebral subluxation correction: (1) science-oriented individuals who research and present their ideas on how subluxation affects the physiology of the body; (2) philosophical individuals who enjoy writing and presenting their ideas in deductive fashion; and (3) attendees who appreciate contemplating and learning. During this event, the science and phi-

losophy of chiropractic are not intended to be separated but instead merged for the betterment of those served through chiropractic care. IRAPS is the only conference of its type where this is happening. IRAPS 2011 is scheduled for October 22-23, 2011. Here’s what attendees had to say about IRAPS: “I was impressed with the discussion that followed each presentation,” said Judy Campanale, D.C. “There was an atmosphere of respect and support throughout the entire weekend that undeniably raised the level of our conversation. And I got 11 hours of CE to boot!” Student Christie Kwon agreed. “IRAPS is the only subluxation-based conference featuring discussions on science and philosophy. It is a valuable opportunity for people from the profession to come together, re-connect, and share ideas. We need more chiropractors from the subluxation-based community eager and willing to have these intellectual discussions!” Derek A. Barton, D.C., called IRAPS “an incredible experience.” He said, “The college did a great job of creating a venue where leaders in our profession could discuss the past, present and future of chiropractic philosophy and research. I greatly appreciate the work that Sherman is doing for the chiropractic profession.”

The ACP is a one-year course designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. Sessions challenge the thinking process and the application of philosophy in the chiropractic profession. The ICA Council on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards accepts the successful completion of the ACP for 100 hours toward its Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards. Successful completion of the program leads to membership in the prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP). To find out more about this program, visit

Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., Rob Sinnott, D.C., Dick Plummer, D.C., Trustee Liam Schubel, D.C. and Eric Russell, D.C., enjoy the collegiality at IRAPS. STRAIGHT FROM SHERMAN





All Systems Go: Internal audits boost your practice by Steve Cagen, D.C., ’97

A great way to boost your practice and make it the best in your town is by conducting internal audits or, as I like to call them, systems checks.

What are Systems Checks? Systems checks are simply scheduled reviews of your procedures and how well they are working for you — or, more importantly, how well you are working them. Running a high volume, stressfree, income-producing chiropractic office doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of preparation and training but if you take these small steps and begin implementing a system of checks and balances (and practice them diligently), you will be well on your way to becoming one of the offices that everyone talks about.

What are Procedures? Procedures are how you do things. They are the step-by-step instructions you use to run your practice and every area in it. Everything in life is a procedure, from starting your car to making a pot of coffee. Sound too simple? Just try missing the step where you put the coffee into the filter and I guarantee that the cup of hot water you just made will not make you as happy as the cup of coffee you wanted. Your practice is no different. It needs written procedures, and they need to be followed.

Start Simply Think of your practice as if it were a Broadway show in which you are the lead character and your staff is the supporting cast. Each morning when you step into



your office, the curtain goes up and the show must go on. To give the best performance possible, every step and every action in your practice needs to be scripted, choreographed and rehearsed. That is where systems checks come into play as they will determine if you are going to be on Broadway, off Broadway or way off Broadway. So how do you make it to Broadway? Practice, practice and practice some more. If you want to give your patients the Broadway experience, you and every member of your staff need to practice, drill and rehearse until you have it down cold. There is no other way!

Simple Audit If you do not have procedures in play yet, don’t worry, you can create them as you go. Here’s how:  Begin

at the front door. As soon as you walk into your office tomorrow morning, scan the front room for general cleanliness and clutter. Clutter is a sign that you or a staff member is unorganized, and patients will spot that immediately. The front desk area should be warm, inviting and free of clutter.


the help of your team as you look around and get them involved. Everyone wants to be on a winning team, so use this time to build team spirit. Avoid placing blame or pointing fingers when doing systems checks. You build your office by building your team spirit.


your team what improvements can be made, then make them. Check your brochure racks and posters. Are they filled and straightened? Do they portray the message you want to be identified with? Systems checks are about making little corrections in order to get big results. Now, move from room to room and repeat the same procedure.


move on to the next act. Let’s use new patient intake as an example. This will require some role-playing, so grab your team. Put everyone in their positions while you act as the new patient. Walk in your front door and take notice of how you were greeted — did you feel welcome? If not, correct it right there, and don’t move on until you are happy. Systems checks are about catching and correcting, so catch it, correct it and perfect it. For maximum effect, systems checks must be done in real time and with the same enthusiasm you would use on a real, new patient.


move though every area and procedure in your office until you are ready to give the ultimate Broadway experience.

Here are some other areas you will want to create systems checks for: telephone, marketing and billing procedures; new patient exam process; re-evaluations and re-examinations; patient education and TIC talk; asking for referrals; patient recalls and reactivations; gifting patients; collections; scripting; and personal and office integrity. Systems checks are not simply straightening up the office; they are a consistent way of keeping you and your staff on your toes and on top of your game. Do them weekly and watch your practice grow. Dr. Steve Cagen runs a family practice with his wife Dr. Nancy Cagen. He is the president of Life Plan Systems and Successful DC. Cagen is author of The Ultimate Success Journal and How to Run a Really Cool Practice. His books may be purchased at the Sherman bookstore or at


Improve Your Physical Self

Putting the Fun Back into Practice A Message from Alumni Association President Tim Guest, D.C., ’86

I remember hearing Reggie Gold ask an audience, “Why is a woman always beautiful on her wedding day?” Reggie went on to explain that new brides appear beautiful, even if they truly aren’t so, because they are full of hope and promise for the future. Think back to when you started in practice. Remember the emotions you felt the first day you opened the door? You turned the key, opening not only the door to your chiropractic office but also to your future of serving others. Like a bride, you were full of hope and promise for the future. How did you feel this morning opening the door to your practice? Did you feel the same first-day excitement and optimistic anticipation about changing lives or were you distracted and concerned about overhead, patient numbers or personal issues? If you had the same excitement as your first day, then you probably don’t need to read this. If, however, you have lost the joy of practice, let me ask you to consider implementing the following action steps to revitalize your practice and you.

Enhance Your Art Think of every experience with a new patient (or practice partner, if you prefer) as an opportunity to improve the Art of TIC by expanding your knowledge and understanding of the amazing changes an adjustment can have on a person’s life. Remember that even “lifetime” patients have something new to teach you.

Find the Music in Others I like to think of the spine as a musical instrument. As the “musicians” of that

instrument we should strive to find the song of health that each one of our patients has within them and do all we can as subluxation-centered chiropractors to bring that song to life.

Feed Your Mind Spend at least 10-15 minutes each day doing something that positively improves your mental health, whether it be reading something positive, listening to CDs with positive messages, meditating, or just having a conversation with another person who supports and edifies your efforts.

Renew Your Philosophical Purpose While you are feeding your mind, don’t forget to include things that will enhance your philosophical beliefs about why you became a chiropractor in the first place. It’s okay to read a Green Book every now and then.

Fix Your Finances If personal finances are a concern in your life, do whatever is necessary to get control of them. It is very difficult to do what’s best for a patient without regard to ability to pay when your personal finances are in need.

Nurture Your Spiritual Life Start the process today to begin a spiritual journey. It may be a renewed prayer life, daily time of sincere meditation or just pausing from the hectic activities of the day to take “stock” of the blessings you have already received.

We’ve discussed improving your mind, spirit and finances, now let’s make a plan to do something every day to enhance your physical well-being. It doesn’t have to be physically demanding or complicated. It can be as simple as doing stretches to counteract the postures of adjusting, or drinking a glass of water at lunch instead of that diet drink.

Cultivate a Like-Minded Circle of Friends Make an effort to associate with others who think like you and respect your efforts. Start with other chiropractors, but don’t limit your circle only to chiropractors. Avoid the trap of thinking that chiropractors from other schools can’t be just as subluxation-centered as you. Always keep an open mind to the possibilities of what you can learn from others.

Remember Your Chiropractic Home Don’t forget to support Sherman in the way(s) that you see fit, whether it be monetarily, referring students, praying for Sherman’s success and growth or speaking positively about Sherman College to others. There is something personally rewarding about giving back to those who have influenced your life. While supporting Sherman, remember to come back and visit every chance you get, whether it be Lyceum, IRAPS, continuing education seminars, reunions or just stopping by on your way to the Smokies of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. Our alumni are always welcome back home. I hope that you may find some words in this message that will help you rediscover the fun and joy of being a chiropractor. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Call me at 770-426-2935 or send e-mail to





Classmate Updates


Send your news to Director of Alumni Relations Marggi Roldan, mroldan@; or through the alumni pages at See more news at

Michel Somoza, D.C., ’00, is director of the student health center at the Barcelona Chiropractic College in Spain.

1970s Joseph Teff, D.C., ’79, of Middleton, WI, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association in recognition of his various contributions to the profession.

1980s Kevin Power, D.C., ’81, of Spartanburg, SC, was named Faculty Member of the Year in recognition of his work in piloting a practice-based model for improved monitoring of interns and their patients for clinic interns in the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center. Farrel Grossman, D.C., ’85, of Charleston, SC, and Evan Cohen, D.C., ’87, of Columbia, SC, shared the distinction of being named Chiropractor of the Decade by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association at its convention. Grossman was also awarded a Presidential Pillar. An article by Tim Guest, D.C., ’86, of Marietta, GA, was published in the February 2011 issue of Compliance Today, the monthly journal of the Health Care Compliance Association: “HIPAA Training Effectiveness in the Clinic System of a Chiropractic College.” Best-selling chiropractic author John Reizer, D.C., ’86, of Inman, SC, recently published a science fiction novel called Perimeter, set in Spartanburg County. It is available through Lulu Publishing and

1990s Tyrone Wallace, D.C., ’94, of Lake City, SC, was named District Director of the Year by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association at its annual convention.



Marlene Mahipat, D.C., ’01, of Randallstown, MD, was named to the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award winners list on October 21, 2010, for outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship, client satisfaction and professional/community contributions. Jimmie Wells Glenn, D.C., ’03, and John Glenn IV, D.C., ’03 of Newark, DE, announce the birth of son John Glenn V on August 12, 2010. Andrew Jackson, D.C., 03, and his wife, Sarah, of Hartsville, SC, announce the birth of son David Andrew on January 14, 2011. Nancy Kiel-Hudak, D.C., ‘04 and Brian Hudak, D.C., ’04, of Lafayette, NJ, announce the birth of daughter Brienna Amanda on December 20, 2010. Andrea Marconi-Nastelli, D.C., ’04, and her husband, John, welcomed baby Noah Joseph on December 13, 2010. Nicholas Tedder, D.C., ’04, Upper Cervical Health Centers of Georgia, in Dacula, GA, was voted the best chiropractic office in Gwinnett by readers of Gwinnett Magazine. Brian Quattlebaum, D.C., ’05, of Charleston, SC, was named Young Chiropractor of the Year by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association at its convention. Jared Sargent, D.C., ‘05, of Mauldin, SC, was named team chiropractor of the Greenville Road Warriors, an East Coast Hockey League team affiliated with the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. Benna Click, D.C., ’06, and Joshua Click, D.C., ’06, of Grove City, PA, announce the birth of son Jude Thaddeus on September 11, 2010. Charles Kenya, D.C., ’06, of Spartanburg, SC, has joined the Sherman College faculty as an instructor of clinical sciences to teach X-Ray Physics and Spinal Biodynamics II.


Curtrell Frye, D.C., ’07, of Boiling Springs, SC, married Torrin Rhodan in Columbia, SC, on October 23, 2010. Jennifer O’Connor, D.C., ’07, married Jeff Phillips in Asheville, NC, on April 24, 2010. Nancy M. Santos, D.C., ’08, married John M. Guarnieri, D.C., ’09, in Laflin, PA, on October 2, 2010. Robbie Bodkin, D.C., ‘09, and his wife, Meredith, of Hixson, TN, announce the birth of daughter Audrey Claire on February 6, 2011. Steven Dotson, D.C., ’09, and his wife, Melanie, of Winchester, KY, announce the birth of son Ian Michael on October 13, 2010. Jeffrey Lammy, D.C., ’09, and his wife, Emmy, announce the birth of daughter Carolina on November 14, 2010. Stephanie Johnston, D.C., ’10, married Joshua Cohen in Las Vegas, NV, on October 16, 2010. They will reside in Houston, TX. Meghan Palmer, D.C., ’10, established a practice in Rogersville, TN, on February 2, 2011.

Deaths Salvatore “Sonny” Scafidi, D.C., ’81, of Waterford, MI, died on December 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Diane, and children Lauren and Salvatore. Coy E. Pless, D.C., ’81, of Anderson, SC, died on December 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, and sons, Blake and Chad Sorrow. Peter J. Cerenzo, D.C., ’83, of Mantoloking, NJ, died October 27, 2010. He is survived by his children Ashleigh, Corinne and Peter. W. Ralph Boone, D.C., ’90, of Inman, SC, died November 21, 2010. See page 3 for an article. Jason Diedrich, D.C., ’02, of Pendleton, IN, died on March 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Kirsten.


Top 10 Reasons to Attend Your Sherman Reunion


To see if 50 year olds can still get into positions one and two.


To show off your vintage 4-color pen.


To see if it really IS a beautiful day at Sherman College.


To revive the FAC (Friday Afternoon Club).


To see if your reciprocant can still toggle a tire like a champ.


To re-enact your first-quarter Bagelfest song (Sing! Sing!).


To give your friends a high pi.


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To brush up on BJ epigrams.

still climb cardiac hill.

And, finally, the

#1 reason to attend your Sherman reunion:

To re-connect with like-minded people from the greatest profession in the world. STRAIGHT FROM SHERMAN




Paths to a Career in Chiropractic by freelance writer Beverly Knight

The paths students take to get to Sherman are as varied as the students who travel them. Whether the journey is one of physical distance or of personal growth, the steps along the way that lead them to a career in chiropractic are unique to each individual.

A Journey from West Africa to South Carolina For Charles Agbetsoamedo, enrolling at Sherman involved a journey of more than 5,000 miles from his home in West Africa, leaving his family and familiar culture behind to embark on a personal and educational adventure in the Piedmont of South Carolina. One of three children, the 29-year-old native of Ho, Ghana, attended the University of Ghana College of Health Sciences in Accra, the country’s capital, where he trained to become a physiotherapist. It was not until he was completing his internship, and a visiting American physical therapist introduced him to hands-on manual skills, that he developed an abiding interest in the importance of the spinal column. “The hands-on aspect of physical therapy appealed to me, but I knew immediately that I wanted to focus specifically on the spinal column, and physical therapy had a much broader focus,” Charles says of his desire to deal with the cause of spinal problems instead of just managing symptoms. He had only read about chiropractic at that point, but he determined that the best way for him to specialize and help people was to study chiropractic. It took the mentorship of two men to help make that dream a reality. First he contacted Bryan Cox, D.C., a chiropractor in Accra who is a native of Virginia and married to a Ghanaian, to observe his practice and ask for a letter of reference to the chiropractic program at the University of Glamorgan in Wales. Because Ghana is a former British colony and still employs the British educational system, his first inclination was to study in the United Kingdom. Cox suggested that he explore chiropractic colleges in the United States instead, leading him to consider several schools in different parts of the country. When he discovered Sherman, he was sure that it was the right fit for him. Cox concurred and agreed to help sponsor Charles’ education.

Charles Agbetsoamedo (left) and roommate John Spangler enjoy a game of foosball with friends.

Around this same time, the Ghanaian met Chadwick Hawk, D.C., a chiropractor from Virginia who is the director of Epik Missions, a chiropractic mission service to Africa focused in Ghana. Hawk gave the young physiotherapist his first chiropractic adjustment, and Charles was convinced. “It was truly amazing how he could tell what I needed and the awesome feeling afterward,” he says. And when he observed Hawk adjusting others, “It fired me up even more,” he adds. Despite the fact that chiropractic was virtually unknown in his own country — he knew of only three chiropractors, two Americans and a Nigerian, having their own practices there when he left Ghana for Sherman — Charles was determined that chiropractic was the choice for him. The growth in the profession in Ghana during the year that he has been away has further encouraged him that he made the correct decision. As part of the chiropractic expansion in Ghana, a Sherman graduate, Christopher Carter, D.C., ’08, has recently joined Marcus Manns, D.C., founder and CEO of the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres, as one of six chiropractors in two locations in that country. Charles believes there are about 10 chiropractors practicing in

After completing training in physiotherapy in Ghana, Charles (front) discovered chiropractic.

Ghana, and there is serious talk of establishing a chiropractic school in Tamale, the first of its kind in West Africa. The prospective student began his physical journey with a flight from Accra to Raleigh, NC, where John Spangler of Pennsylvania, one of his Sherman roommates, picked him up for their drive to South Carolina. Adapting quickly to his new environment, Charles was soon enjoying life in a smaller city with its quiet, unhurried lifestyle. The intimate academic atmosphere at Sherman appealed to him as well, the small classes a pleasant contrast to when he started his undergraduate program with more than 900 students studying biological sciences. Only the second Ghanaian ever to attend Sherman, Charles has just begun his




second year of study. As he continues the academic journey, he has settled into his new life, enjoying bike riding, dancing, swimming and strumming his guitar. Being so far from home and family is not easy, of course, but he keeps in touch with his brother and sister by e-mail and Facebook and calls home often to talk with his parents. He is even hoping that his brother, who spent time in Maryland before Charles came to South Carolina, can visit him soon. And he dreams of making a mission trip to Ghana before he graduates in 2013. As for his plans following graduation, he has no doubt what he wants to do. “I plan to begin by practicing with Dr. Cox in Ghana,” he says of his mentor who is raising awareness of chiropractic by doing public education on television and conducting Spinal Awareness Week each June to educate individuals and families about the importance of good spinal health, disease prevention, wellness and healthy living. The dedicated student has never had second thoughts about his decision to move so far away from home to study a discipline that few in his country even know about. “Here I am,” Charles says, “still loving the path I have decided to take.”

Closer to Home Allie Sansbury didn’t travel quite so far when she enrolled at Sherman in fall 2008. She has lived in South Carolina her whole life, attending Spartanburg High School and then the University of South Carolina in Columbia. But in many ways her journey was just as long. She worked hard to prepare herself academically in high school and says she always knew she’d work in a healthcare field. “Since I was little I’ve wanted to help people in the medical field,” Allie says, but the stories she’d heard from her father, an emergency room medical doctor, convinced her that type of career would not be a good fit for her. After graduating early from college with a degree in biology, she determined to take a year off until she was certain what career path to take. It was her mother who pointed her toward Sherman, e-mailing a link to Sherman’s web site about six months after her daughter had graduated. “My mom probably just wanted me to be back in Spartanburg,” Allie says. But after looking at the web site and learning more about the college’s philosophy, she decided she’d “give it a shot.” Though the idea of a career in chiropractic was new to her, she

was already familiar with the benefits of chiropractic care. Allie has been a runner most of her life. In fact, she has videos of herself running races when she was six years old. At 16, she ran a marathon in Alaska with her parents, both members of a running club, which she jokes “almost killed me.” All that running took a toll on her body. She was diagnosed with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), a common injury to the thigh that is the leading cause of knee pain in runners. She had seen a massage therapist, acupuncturist, medical doctor and physical therapist. It was then that she was introduced to chiropractic. The young runner went to her mother’s chiropractor who conveyed a simple message: misalignments in her spine and pelvis were interfering with nerve function. She continued to see him throughout high school. The active schedule she maintained through high school bears testimony to the effectiveness of being under chiropractic care. “I played the flute in the marching band in high school,” Allie says. “There were days after practice when I would literally hand my flute to another band member and take off for cross country practice. Then after we ran, I’d head to the soccer field to practice from 6-8 p.m.”

Aside from a busy academic schedule, hometown gal Allie (left) enjoys running as part of Sherman’s Running Club and the Spartanburg Running Club.



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Allie’s schedule hasn’t gotten any less hectic at Sherman. She writes for The Spizz, Sherman’s student newspaper, and even served as editor for a year. She’s also active in the Sherman chapter of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS), of which she is currently the vice president, and has attended two congresses, in New Zealand and Texas. And she still runs, both as part of Sherman’s Running Club and the Spartanburg Running Club. Allie credits the close relationship she has with her family for her confidence. “My father has always told me I can do anything I want to do. He really believes I can do anything I decide to do,” Allie says. She and her three brothers were born within five years and have remained close. One brother is now serving in the Peace Corps in China and another is in college studying exercise science and nutrition. A third brother is autistic. He lives at home and recently graduated from a school that provides a unique educational environment for students with special needs; he is currently waiting for a space to open up in a local work program for special needs individuals. “I try to spend as much time with my brother as I can. Being with him has made me more empathetic. It has taught me how important it is to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves,” says the student whose goal is to go into family practice, caring for people of all ages, educating them on wellness and the importance of a healthy nervous system. Now in her 11th quarter, Allie is looking forward to graduating in March 2012. “When I began school at Sherman, I was blown away by the faculty and the helpfulness and kindness of the students. It didn’t take me long to realize that I had done the right thing in coming to Sherman,” she says. “The philosophy rang true to me and I love the thought of being a healthcare provider that helps empower patients. What I love about chiropractic is that people are taking their health into their own hands.”

Char’Lee (right) works three days a week at Starmakers, teaching clogging, Irish step and tap.

Running Back to Chiropractic Like Allie, Char’Lee Stoehr grew up just a few miles away from the Sherman campus, and her path here was not a direct one either. The seventh-quarter student who has lived most of her life in Greer, SC, attended Mars Hill College, located not far away in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC. At Mars Hill, Char’Lee majored in biology, knowing that she wanted to pursue a health care career but not sure what form that career would take. While in college she met and married Jon, a native of Northern Wisconsin who ran cross country for the college team. After they graduated, she says, “There was no discussion of where to live.” The moderate climate and proximity to her family led them to stay in the area of her family’s home in Greer. Remaining in the Upstate also allowed her to continue her interest in dance. She has always danced and now works three days a week at Starmakers Dance Company teaching clogging, Irish step dancing and tap. She also competes at clogging events, where dancers continue a tradition that stretches back to the early Europeans that settled in the Appalachian Mountains.

Although she had danced for years and realized the toll that training takes on muscles, it was only when she began running during her junior year at Mars Hill that she pushed her body to and past its maximum. Though Char’Lee comes from a family that values chiropractic care and had been introduced to chiropractic as a wellness patient when she was 14, she had not continued chiropractic care when, as she says, “I became wrapped up in all things college.” Then she began running and training for a marathon. This activity also took its toll and she began experiencing pain that sidetracked her from completing a race. “After two years of touch-and-go and no completed marathon,” she says, “I saw a chiropractor in my soon-to-be husband’s hometown.” She didn’t experience a “miracle,” one-time adjustment, Char’Lee says, but the experience led her to resume regular chiropractic care so that her body could best deal with the rigors of her athletic pursuits. Jon, a competitive runner, manages a running shoe store, so running is important to the couple. Now Char’Lee




runs three-to-four miles “most every day” and enjoys longer runs on weekends with her Australian shepherd Tucker. She has also developed friendships with other runners at Sherman, often training with Allie Sansbury and faculty member Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C. “Mine is not an ‘aha’ [chiropractic] story, but I’m running again, which is awesome,” says the busy 24-year-old who jokes that saying “no” is so difficult for her that she needs to have it “tattooed on her forehead.” Completing that first 26.2-mile marathon in June of 2010 was a major milestone, wiping out the disappointment she had experienced when she could not continue training in college. But there was yet another college experience that propelled her toward a career in chiropractic. She worked at a camp for children with special needs and saw the “handfuls of pills” the children were taking. That’s when she decided that she wanted to do something different to help them. “Although I would love to focus on special needs kids,” she says of her desire to make a difference after graduation in March 2013, “I realize that I have to open myself up to families as well.” Working with families, she feels, will offer the opportunity to provide the kind of help that she knows will make a difference. Char’Lee chose Sherman because it was close to home. But after becoming involved in classes and getting to know the faculty and other students, she has developed a deep appreciation for the fact that Sherman provides so much instruction in the philosophy of chiropractic. That firm foundation is providing the base, showing “how it all fits together,” and she knows that’s what she needs to be successful in the profession. Balancing running, work, family and school isn’t easy and requires a great deal of discipline. But Char’Lee knows that she has chosen the perfect path to meet her primary career goal: “To help people change their lives.”



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Jennie and Jasen with their children Josh, Lilli and Chloe.

A Career Change with No Looking Back Jasen Van Dyke also understands how others can be drawn to serve those with special needs. For him choosing that path was both a personal and a spiritual decision. His oldest daughter, Lilli, now seven, was born with severe developmental issues that tested his resolve and eventually led him to decide to leave a successful career and return to school to study chiropractic. A native of Pennsylvania, Jasen attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and considered going to medical school. Instead he took a job when he graduated, working as an industrial hygienist with a firm that provided chemical process safety consulting. For two years he worked as a consultant with the United States Air Force before joining his brother in the family custom jewelry business. For eight years they worked together, following in their father’s footsteps as goldsmiths. But when fate intervened and Jasen’s daughter Lilli was born early by Csection and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, his wife, Jennifer, had to quit her job as an elementary school teacher to care for


Lilli, and he left the jewelry store to be able to spend more time with his family where he was needed. What followed was a succession of medical issues and trips to the emergency room. Lilli was having seizures, up to three a week, and was on three different antiseizure medications, none of them working well. Her doctors admitted that finding the right drug would be a matter of trial-and-error. And they told the anxious parents that she might never walk. In fact, three years passed before she took her first step. Their problems were complicated by the fact that Jennifer ruptured her L4-L5 intervertebral disc. Three specialists recommended surgery and more drugs, but their experience with Lilli had taught them that they wanted to seek treatment that found the root cause of the problem instead of masking symptoms. That’s when they decided to seek chiropractic help for the family. Though they had been warned by neurologists to avoid “non-traditional” treatment for Lilli, a nurse at the hospital suggested that they try chiropractic.

Lilli had not said a word in a year when she went for her first adjustment. She immediately said two words and continued to improve with further treatment. The most noticeable changes Jasen and Jennifer have seen include a dramatic reduction of Lilli’s seizures and insomnia, an increase in her spoken words, and an improved gait. She still has her bad days and still has seizures, but her quality of life is greatly improved, and her parents are elated. Because they needed health insurance, Jasen went back to school and took enough courses in a “career-switch program” to get a job teaching. He taught middle school math and science for three years in Virginia. By that time their second daughter, Chloe, now four years old, had been born. It was when he found himself counseling another father with a child with cerebral palsy that he began to consider another career switch, this time to chiropractic. For Jasen, who is in his late 30s, it was a major decision to leave the security of his teaching job and come to Sherman, bringing his family to an unfamiliar place and taking the leap of faith to study chiropractic. And he was encouraged in that decision by his chiropractor in Charlottesville, Chadwick Hawk, D.C., the same man who had first adjusted Charles Agbetsoamedo in Ghana. “It was hard to leave the stability of an established career to go back to school,” Jasen said of the decision he made in the fall of 2009. “I wouldn’t have done it if I had not considered chiropractic such a noble profession. I love the thought of going out and helping someone else.”

nerve interference that subluxations cause, Jasen says, “I want to give hope to parents with no hope,” thinking back to the desperate days when he and Jennifer were searching for an answer that would help their own child. “When I was in school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania almost 20 years ago, it never crossed my mind that I would seek a career in chiropractic,” he says. But he points with pride to the fact that his alma mater now offers a degree in natural science with a pre-chiropractic track. The path certainly hasn’t been an easy one, but Jasen is firm in his convictions. “I have no regrets. I know that this is what I’m supposed to do.”

In the Minority Al Coston, Jr., at age 39, like fellow student Jasen, falls into a group of students who represent less than 10 percent of Sherman’s student body. When he was considering a career switch to chiropractic, he says that his age was a concern for him.

Though he has barely begun the program, it’s easy for Al to look forward to June 2014 when he will graduate. His current plan is to return to Michigan, but looking back on his time in the Army, he is also considering serving as a commissioned officer and doctor of chiropractic in the military. “I love the idea of serving my country and serving those who serve our country,” he says.

Through a series of phone conversations with Sherman Admission Representative Daria Winnicka, the married father of five daughters went through a methodical process of investigating his options and came to the conclusion that attending Sherman was the best choice for both himself and his family.

Since coming to Sherman, Jasen and Jennifer have welcomed their third child, Josh, now almost a year old. In answer to the question of where they will go next, he answers, “Wherever God takes us.”

“I wasn’t sure at my age if I would fit in,” Al says of his questions about becoming part of that minority of older students when he enrolled at Sherman in October 2010. “But everyone here stepped up and offered help. I was pleasantly surprised, and that speaks to the character of the school.”

What the seventh-quarter student does know is that he’s looking forward to graduating in 2013 and opening a family practice with an emphasis on children with special needs. Understanding now that all bodies function best without the

And age wasn’t his only concern. Unlike most of his classmates, he had little background in sciences. His circuitous journey to chiropractic had taken him through more than one career change and an undergraduate degree in business from

Initially worried about being an older student, Al says he has found plenty of academic and emotional support at Sherman College.




Baker College in Flint, MI. Knowing that he would be starting with that academic deficit gave him some concern. “When you study business, you’re concerned with the big picture,” Al explains. “Science deals with minute details.” But Al has never been a person to shy away from challenges. When he graduated from high school in Carson City, MI, he joined the military and became a telecommunications specialist in the Army, coding and decoding classified information. During his five years of military service, he thought about making a career in the Army but eventually decided to return to civilian life in 1995. He spent time as a police officer before he “fell into automotive.” Even though he was a Michigan native, he had never envisioned a career in the automotive industry. In his 16 years in automotive, he worked as a supervisor and manager; his last job at Lear Corporation gave him an opportunity to work with corporate engineers and General Motors management to develop new seating systems for Cadillac. Al’s path to chiropractic started 13 years ago, after what he calls a “slip and fall accident.” That accident was the impetus for yet another shift in career focus. “I begrudgingly hobbled into the chiropractor’s office, unable to stand up straight or sit comfortably for any length of time,” Al recalls, “and walked out of the office 30 minutes later able to jump in the air and click my heels together, literally. It was fantastic.” It would be another 10 years, meeting and speaking extensively with Jon Woolston, D.C., ’98, before Al would realize his calling to become a doctor of chiropractic. Admittedly a planner by nature who does not like surprises, Al began to research his options. He had to be certain that the decision he made was the right one for his wife, Shelley, and their daughters— now aged 16, 13, 4 and 2-year-old twins. Once his fears were allayed, it was time for the family to plan their move from



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Michigan to South Carolina. Now in his second quarter at Sherman, he is surprised at how smoothly they all made the transition. The man who doesn’t like surprises does admit to one surprise, however. “When I was in undergraduate school, I worked 50-60 hours a week and went to school,” Al says. “I thought it would be a little easier here just going to school. I underestimated the intensity of the program.” The support system that he’s developed with other students, faculty and staff, though, has helped him adjust to the class load. And he has continued his relationship with Woolston, who serves as a mentor. “I need that,” Al says, “because it’s easy to get caught up in the class work and lose sight of the end of the tunnel.” Though he has barely begun the program, it’s easy for him to look forward to June 2014 when he will graduate. His current plan is to return to Michigan, but looking back on his time in the Army, he is also considering serving as a commissioned officer and doctor of chiropractic in the military. “I love the idea of serving my country and serving those who serve our country.” Despite the rather unusual path that his journey to Sherman took, Al plans to make the most of all his life experiences. “What I’ve determined is that people are put in my path for a purpose,” he says. “Everything builds up to the present.”

Kyle dreams of working as a chiropractor for his favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers.

Deciding on Chiropractic Early Kyle Muir, in his third quarter at Sherman, is only 23 years old. Unlike Al and Jasen, he made the decision to pursue a career in chiropractic early in life. After high school, he attended Youngstown State University in his hometown in Ohio. While studying pre-med there, he shadowed several different doctors to understand what their jobs entail and considered a variety of options in the medical field, even the possibility of attending osteopathic school. In undergraduate school, he competed as a track and field athlete. Because of athletic competition, staying fit was always impor-

“When I was young, I wanted to be a surgeon or family practitioner, but I came to the realization that I didn’t want to push pills that only mask people’s symptoms. I wanted to truly help people.” Kyle Muir says it was the shadowing experiences that led him away from a medical career and toward chiropractic.


tant to him. Even now, when he’s not studying or in class, Kyle spends his free time working out and playing basketball or flag football. But his education was always a priority as well. He is most proud of the fact that he is the first male member of his family to go to college and graduate with a degree. His parents — his father who worked for UPS and his mother who worked for hospitals as a manager and director of medical records — have always been supportive of his decisions.

my chiropractor educated me on chiropractic. I learned more and more about it and decided that is what I wanted to do.”

class of 100. “The teachers here know me as Kyle,” he says. “Most of my undergraduate teachers only knew me as a number.”

Kyle developed a close relationship with his chiropractor, Matt Mason, D.C., and credits him with having taught him enough about chiropractic to inspire him to become a chiropractor. Once he decided on chiropractic as a career, he researched schools and found that Sherman impressed him.

“When I was young, I wanted to be a surgeon or family practitioner, but I came to the realization that I didn’t want to push pills that only mask people’s symptoms. I wanted to truly help people.” Kyle says it was the shadowing experiences that led him away from a medical career and toward chiropractic.

Sherman has certainly lived up to and in many ways exceeded his expectations, he says. One of the most pleasant surprises was that he was plunged into the handson experience right away. And he discovered that his background in anatomy, biochemistry and biology helped him immensely in classes where there is a great deal of information to learn quickly.

It didn’t take him long after he arrived on campus to realize that he would be having a different kind of academic experience. Immediately he was paired with intern Scott Baker to help him navigate the new environment. “I really like how the college did this because it gives each student a mentor to go to who knows everything we have to go through in order to succeed in school.”

He had first been introduced to chiropractic when he was in high school, but, he says, “like most people, I didn’t know what it was about until I suffered an injury and

But most of all, he’s enjoyed the more personal approach to learning in a setting in which he’s part of a class of 20 instead of a

Not only did his mentor help him with classroom material if he needed help, but he also helped him understand what was happening when he was under the intern’s care as a chiropractic patient. “The mentor system is one of the biggest surprises to me, and I’m thankful that Sherman College has this program,” he says of the system that provides each student with someone to smooth the way. “I like helping people help themselves, and I think it’s important to help yourself to help others help themselves,” Kyle says of his plan to open a wellness clinic, a chiropractic office that incorporates several services that promote a healthy lifestyle, when he graduates in 2014. His parents have already indicated a willingness to relocate, so he doubts that he will go back to Ohio, instead leaning toward opening his clinic in North or South Carolina. “It might be hard to go back there after living here,” he says, referring to the pleasant weather in the Carolinas. “I’m my mom’s only child, so my parents plan to live wherever I settle.”

Kyle Muir says his mentor, intern Scott Baker, has helped him adjust to life as a graduate chiropractic student at Sherman, supporting him both academically and as his chiropractic caregiver.

He has an even bigger dream though — to work as a chiropractor for his favorite National Football League team, the San Francisco 49ers. That might seem farfetched to some, but Kyle has good reason to hope that this dream can become reality. He knows Denise DeBartolo York, who, along with husband John York, owns the team — and he hopes to one day parlay that friendship into his dream job.




Taking the Journey Together Jen and Matt Santos lived their whole lives in the area of the country where Kyle dreams of working. Their path to Sherman began in Petaluma, CA, a small town just north of San Francisco, where both were pursuing separate career paths before their life plan was adjusted to make room for a change. The couple enrolled at Sherman together and can’t imagine what the experience would be like if they weren’t making this journey together. The two have been best friends since they were children and grew up around Jen’s father’s chiropractic office. Matt, 27, and Jen, 25, now in their third quarter at Sherman, celebrated their sixth anniversary in March.

Jen and Matt Santos (shown here in palpation class) moved cross-country because Sherman had the focus they were looking for.

“We pretty much eat, breathe and sleep chiropractic. We both have a desire to grow in chiropractic philosophy more and more,” Matt says, adding that when they have free time, they usually spend it around chiropractic. “We also love playing with our son. Often the two go hand-in-hand. Noah might just be the world’s most philosophically grounded nine-month old.”



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Jen’s grounding in chiropractic began at an early age — so early, in fact, that she received her first chiropractic adjustment when she was just 45 minutes old. Matt and Jen were best friends from the time they met when he was nine and she was seven. That ensured that Matt grew up around chiropractic as well. He got his first adjustment from Jen’s dad when he was 12, but he admits he didn’t really have an understanding of chiropractic until he and Jen got married and he started working part time in her dad’s office. That’s when he fell in love with chiropractic. Both set out on their separate career paths and bought a house that they anticipated living in for the next 10 years. Jen had graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in criminal justice and worked for a while in the sheriff’s department before taking a job with the California Department of Fish and Game. Matt had a great job in the computer industry. Making the decision to go from full-time jobs to full-time students was not an easy one, but they worked out a business plan and started exploring chiropractic colleges. Jen’s father would have preferred that they attend a school near home. But when the


couple attended a chiropractic seminar and met Reggie Gold, D.C., a renowned chiropractic philosopher and Sherman supporter, they decided that Sherman was where they had to go. “Dr. Gold played a huge part in our journey, in developing our philosophy. We listened to more than 100 hours of his audio tapes,” Matt says of the man they consider their most important chiropractic role model because of his passion and understanding of chiropractic. However, their carefully worked out business plan had to be adjusted. In August 2009, the couple found out that Jen was expecting their first child. They moved to South Carolina on Noah Lee Isaiah Santos’ two-month birthday and began class in July 2010. Not only had they traveled from California to South Carolina and made the transition from full-time employment to fulltime student status, but they had also made the journey to full-time students with a baby. Fortunately, the cavalry arrived in the form of Jen’s family. Her mom came to stay with them during the first quarter they were at Sherman. Then Jen’s brother came to relieve her for the second quarter. Now her mom is back for third quarter. After that, they — and baby Noah — are on their own. “We pretty much eat, breathe and sleep chiropractic. We both have a desire to grow in chiropractic philosophy more and more,” Matt says, adding that even when they have free time, they usually spend it around chiropractic. “We also love playing with our son. But often the two go handin-hand. Noah might just be the world’s most philosophically grounded ninemonth old.” And they are sure that studying together is easier than it would be if just one of them was studying chiropractic. “Studying is a little tricky, and we have yet to master a way to spend time with Noah and get continued on page 29

Susan Newlin to Retire in June After 37 years of dedicated service to Sherman College, Susan Newlin is ready to take on some new adventures in life. The vice president for institutional advancement has announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2011. “While I know we will miss her presence on campus, I am very happy for Susan as she enters this exciting time in her life,” said Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer. “I have been greatly impressed with Susan’s passion for and true belief in chiropractic; her support and keen understanding of the profession; and her dedication to the alumni, supporters and students who carry on our mission of bringing straight chiropractic to the world.” Having joined the college less than a year after its founding, Susan has touched the lives of nearly every Sherman College student to this day, whether she helped them enroll, sat beside them in philosophy class, kept in touch with them as alumni or approached them for support with a fund-raising campaign. “She is as much a part of Sherman’s history as Sherman is a part of hers,” Schwartzbauer said. “Susan’s devotion and loyalty to Sherman have been an inspiring example to employees, students and alumni. “Without fail, every time I’m traveling and visiting our graduates, one of the questions they ask me is: ‘Is Susan Newlin still there?’ Everybody knows her, and her dedication to the college and its mission has made an impact on everyone she’s met.” Newlin says she looks forward to “checking things off my ‘bucket list,” but she doesn’t plan to be a stranger. “Although I will be retiring, I plan to stay actively involved as an honorary member of the Sherman College Alumni Association and as a member of the distinguished Board of Regents,” she says. “I will always be

just a phone call away if the college needs a volunteer for special events, and I still plan to visit alumni and friends of the college during my travels. You will continue to see me every year at Lyceum. “Sherman College has been an important part of my adult life and will always be dear to my heart. I have had the great fortune to work with many dedicated colleagues and have made many lifelong friends. Since being a young adult in the ’60s, I have always been one for a cause. Sherman College and chiropractic has been and will continue to be mine.” Sherman Founder Thom Gelardi, D.C., also reflected on Susan’s time with the college: “If ever a history of Sherman College is written, an entire chapter should be about Susan and her many contributions to Sherman’s success and advancement,” he said. “Her love and dedication to the mission of chiropractic and Sherman College students and alumni identifies her. She has been their ombudswoman. As president of Sherman, I always found Susan a most valuable advisor, and she remains, today, a good friend of Betty and mine. We wish her all that is good in her retirement.”

Congratulations Susan, and thank you! You were one of the first people I met at Sherman well before I was a student, and you made a lasting, wonderful impression. – Mary Lynn Yothers, D.C., ’02 Susan was often the first contact students made with Sherman, and the person who would remember them 20 years later at Lyceum. Through evolution, revolution and convolution she was a symbol of the steadfastness of Sherman for many students, alumni and supporters. – Leslie M. Wise, D.C. All good things must come to an end. Congrats! You will be missed by many. – Chris Rush, D.C., ’00 Susan was the first person I met at Sherman. A friendly face always! – Debra Pavlovic Okolichany D.C., ’05

Newlin leaves the Advancement Office in the capable hands of Marggi Roldan, director of alumni relations, who will continue to provide excellent service to alumni and will also take the reigns for the fund-raising and friend-raising arm of the Institutional Advancement Office, with the help of administrative assistant Patti Thomas.

Sherman will not be the same without Susan Newlin. The two are almost synonymous. May God grant you all that you need and more for a very prosperous and fun post-Sherman life. And don’t forget that there are alumni in Kenya as you do your visits! It would be such a great honour to host you in our home and country. – Musimbi Ondeko D.C., ’80

You can join us in wishing Susan Newlin all the best in her retirement; you can reach her at by e-mail at or call her at 800-849-8771, ext. 241. The college will officially acknowledge Susan’s retirement on the Sherman campus during Lyceum 2011, and alumni and friends are invited to wish her a happy retirement in person.

Susan, we so appreciate your service and the being of radiance that you are. Thank you! – Arno Burnier, D.C., ’77 What a blessing you are to me for being such a dear friend and an integral part of my life. The love from your words, hugs, and mostly your actions, lit the path for so many. – Rose Panico, D.C.H., Ph.C.





Thankful for Your Support in 2010

$100,000 +

Susan Newlin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

$5,000 +

As I look back on 2010 and reflect on the challenging economic times, I am so grateful for the financial support Sherman received from the individuals, foundations and corporations listed on the following pages. Some gifts were large, some were small, but no matter the size, they all had an impact on the Sherman experience in a meaningful way. So, thank you one and all for your support and your confidence in Sherman College. As we look forward in 2011, the college has many opportunities to advance. You can help by: 

Becoming a Regent: Regents are the foundation of our financial support and provide leadership and guidance  Contributing to the annual ADJUST Fund: proceeds go to the areas of the college with the greatest need  Buying a brick for the Plaza Walk: engrave your memory. Proceeds go to the areas of the college with the greatest need  Contributing to the Health Center Equipment Fund: when endowed it will provide funds to purchase and maintain state-of-the-art equipment for our interns  Taking advantage of the naming opportunities offered on the Gordon and Helen Brown Student Plaza. Lamp posts, trees and the Reflection Park are available for naming rights  Purchasing an Honor Wall tile: proceeds go to the Endowment Fund to provide long term financial stability for the college  Making a donation in honor or memory of someone: proceeds go to the areas of greatest need or to a designation of your choosing (scholarships, research, library)  Becoming a member of our Legacy Society: include us in your estate planning and let us know that you have done so  Contributing to our Capital Improvement Campaign: contact any member of the institutional advancement team to inquire about opportunities available to improve our student learning environment These are just a few of the ways you can support Sherman College and partner with us to provide the best Sherman experience for our students. For more information about making a gift to Sherman College, contact any member of the Institutional Advancement team: 

Susan Newlin, vice president for institutional advancement 800-849-8771, ext. 241,  Marggi Roldan, director of alumni relations 800-849-8771, ext. 277,  Patti Thomas, administrative assistant 800-849-8771, ext. 240, PAGE 22



Brook J. Lenfest Foundation

Regent Gordon Brown, D.C. & Regent Helen Brown Center for Chiropractic Progress NFP Regent John P. Degenhart, D.C., ’80 Regent Norman D. Ross, D.C. & Regent Judy Ross, D.C., ’76 Standard Process, Inc. Regent Sam Wang, D.C., ’01

$2,500 + Regent Joel A. Beane, D.C. & Regent Rita Frederick C2B Interactive Foot Levelers, Inc. Regent Raymond Lanjopoulos, D.C., ’80 & Regent Charmaine Lanjopoulos, D.C., ’80 Regent Shoji Morimoto, D.C. Regent Susan S. Newlin & Regent Baron D. Newlin Regent Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’97

$1,000 + Regent E. A. Addington, III, D.C. Darcy Andersen, D.C. Anonymous Regent Mary Babian, D.C., ’78 Regent Robert G. Berkowitz, D.C., ’81 & Regent Kathleen Berkowitz Regent Maria J. Best, D.C., ’83 Regent Alan S. Brewster, D.C., ’89 Regent Scott Cabazolo, D.C., ’95 Regent James Callahan, D.C., ’02 Regent Ron Castellucci, D.C. Regent John C. Court, D.C., ’77 Regent David Courtney, D.C., ’79 & Regent Pamela Courtney Regent Michael S. Diehm, D.C., ’85 Regent James W. Dubel, D.C. Steven J. Forsberg, D.C., ’80 Regent Theresa R. Galant, D.C., ’83 Regent Gwendolyn T. Gardner, D.C., ’88 PennColl* Regent Alan B. Gewanter, D.C., ’80 Regent Scott Glocke, D.C. Regent Farrel Grossman, D.C., ’85 Regent Janet L. Harriger, D.C., ’86 Regent David E. Healey, D.C. *PennColl represents graduates of the ADIO Institute or Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic as it was later named.


Charlie and Marylyn Hilston:

Giving Back to the Source Like so many who give in gratitude for the livelihood their careers bring them, Charlie and Marylyn Hilston, D.C.s, who practice in Kimberton, PA, have been demonstrating their appreciation for their Sherman educations with 30 years of donations at the Regent level. “I love the dedication to the principle,” says Charlie, ’78, “and the family feeling that I get when I’m at Sherman, or even talk about Sherman,” he says of what motivates him to give. “There’s no place like Sherman and we want to see that thrive,” he says. “We want to give back to the source.” Reflecting on their educational experience at Sherman in the late 1970s, Charlie says, “Sherman gave me the vision of a subluxation-free world, the tools to deliver it, and the philosophy to hold that space in the world for all these years.” Marylyn, ’76, adds, “To know your purpose when you work with people — it’s critical.” The Hilstons say they want to see the vision of Sherman College continue, and their love of the college motivates them to show their support. “Because Sherman is where chiropractic lives,” says Charlie, harkening back to an earlier time when that phrase was Sherman’s slogan.

Regent Lisa Hildebrand, M.A. Regent John Hilpisch, D.C. Regent James A. Hilston, D.C., ’85 & Regent Sharon Hilston Regent Charles D. Hilston, D.C., ’78 & Regent Marylyn Hilston, D.C., ’76 Regent Bruce D. Homsey, D.C., ’89 & Regent Veronica Homsey Regent Curtis Horton, D.C. Regent Harold T. Hughes, D.C. Regent Robert Irwin, D.C. Marc I. Johnson, D.C., ’79 Regent Shogo Kajisa, D.C. Regent Jami Karr, D.C., ’00 Regent Richard Keim, D.C., ’77 Regent Peter J. Kevorkian, D.C. & Regent Patricia A. Giuliano, D.C. Regent Daniel Knowles, D.C., ’96 & Regent Richelle Knowles, D.C., ’99 Regent Edward Kwasniewski, D.C., ’76 & Regent Sandra Kwasniewski Regent Travis LaForest, D.C., ’00 Regent Laura Chadwick Lamm, D.C., ’90 Regent Ernest F. Landi, D.C. Regent Ron Lanzara, Jr., D.C., ’94 & Regent Cindy A. Lanzara, D.C., ’94 Regent Margaret M. Lehr-DeVolld, D.C., ’84 Regent Michael L. Lenarz, D.C., ’87 Regent Leonard A. Mazza, D.C., ’86 Regent Scot W. McCormick, D.C., ’90 & Regent Rosemary DePasque, D.C., ’90

NCMIC Insurance Company Regent Alan L. Ott, D.C. Regent Gary Padden, D.C., ’83 & Regent Cathleen Padden, D.C., ’85 Regent Vitthalbhai H. Patel, D.C., ’80 Regent Todd Picou, M.B.A. Regent John H. Porter, Jr., D.C., ’77 Regent Kevin P. Power, D.C., ’81 Regent Brian D. Pulver, D.C., ’76 Regent Brian Quattlebaum, D.C., ’05 Regent Mary-Ellen Rada, D.C., ’88 Regent Timothy D. Revels, C.P.A. Regent Beth A. Risser, D.C., ’90 Regent Gary Roeben, D.C., ’01 Regent Brian Rutecki, D.C., ’01 Mrs. Donna Sherman Sanders Regent Adil F. Sarosh, D.C., ’84 Regent Liam P. Schubel, D.C. Regent Kenneth W. Schultz, D.C., ’83 Regent Claudia Seay, D.C., ’80 Regent Robert M. Shaner, D.C., ’79 Sherman College Alumni Association Regent Philip J. Sorota, D.C. & Regent Karen Sorota, D.C. Regent Felicia L. Stewart, D.C., ’88 Regent Roy W. Sweat, D.C. Regent Benjamin W. Tanner, D.C., ’77 Regent Jerry Tishman, D.C., ’76 Regent Leslie J. Van Romer, D.C., ’77 Regent Thad Vuagniaux, D.C. Regent Tyrone D. Wallace, D.C., ’94

Regent Peter Raymond Wells & Regent Linda Di Mauro Wells, D.C., ’80 Regent Nicholas Wise, D.C., ’00 Eiko Yamamoto, D.C., ’00 Regent Dennis Yeung, D.C., ’96 Regent Katsuhisa Yoneyama, D.C., ’83 Regent Kim M. Zell, D.C., ’83

$500 + Regent Arthur R. Bond, D.C., ’79 Dr. Carroll Ann Coyle Regent Alicia Crabbe, D.C., ’80 Regent Mark B. Fullerton, D.C., ’84 Scott A. Fye, D.C., ’85 Harold George, Jr., D.C. & Mrs. Lana A. George Ms. Nancy Griffin Regent Tony Gutierrez, III, D.C., ’95 Regent Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D. Regent Robert Keeler, D.C., ’81 Regent Gregory P. Lonscak, D.C. Mr. Alan Lyles So Ota, D.C., ’00 Mr. Jeffery Padden Margaret Pickering, D.C. Chris Rush, D.C., ’00 & Tracy Lyn Rush, D.C., ’98 Scrip Hessco Regent Catherine M. Silver-Riddell, D.C., ’76 Regent Michael Wagner, D.C. Regent Shane J. Walker, D.C., ’00





Determined to Pay it Forward: Josh & Benna Click, D.C.s For Josh and Benna Click, D.C.s, ’06, giving back to Sherman after graduation was... a given. The couple, who say they love Sherman for “the atmosphere of the school, the friends we made there and the appreciation for chiropractic,” made it their goal to give back somehow, and as soon as possible. “Sherman gave lots to us while we were in attendance,” says Josh Click. “For small, tuition-driven colleges, it’s important that alumni support various parts of the program either with their wallets, by sending students, or by giving of time and input for committees and boards. “Going through the program, we knew we wanted to give back as soon as we were financially able.” For the Grove City, PA, couple, that happened to be sooner than later. In 2009, just three years after their graduation, the Clicks became Regents, joining an elite group of men and women who support Sherman with leadership gifts and also serve as the eyes, ears, wisdom and voice of Sherman College. These days the Clicks have traded studying, books and clinic requirements for a busy but full life, including running Click Family Chiropractic in Grove City and keeping up with baby boy Jude Thaddeus, born on September 11, 2010. “To us, Sherman is THE place to learn about chiropractic,” the couple say. “Giving back just makes sense.”

$250 + Mrs. Kelley Jones Ashcraft David S. Bronat, D.C., ’80 Dennis J. Keenan, D.C., ’83 Dr. James D. Mayes, Jr., ’80 Jared Sargent, D.C., ’05 Dr. Eric W. Sidelinger, ’76 Joe C. Wang, D.C., ’09 Bill Willis, D.C. & Kay Willis, D.C. Gary Willis, D.C. Dr. Guangming Wu

$100 + Rene’ Acosta, D.C., ’04 Aaron Austin, D.C., ’00 Francis K. Awere, D.C., ’81 Charlotte H. Babb, M.Ed., M.A.



Mr. Paul Bailey & Mrs. Nenna Bailey Mr. Wallace J. Balwah & Mrs. Jeanette M. Balwah Kesnold T. Baptiste, D.C., ’00 Loren Barisch, D.C., ’05 Dennis J. Baron, D.C., ’79 Mrs. Lorry J. Bellah Dr. Lori L. Bents Terry Bragg, D.C., ’77 Mr. Bret Bretthauer & Mrs. Rebecca Bretthauer Lafayette Briggs, D.C., ’87 Alan F. Bugai, D.C., ’85 Dr. Timothy J. Burkhart, ’84 Mrs. Shirlene Burnsed Eric Carson, D.C., ’02 Mrs. Tina Casey


Dr. Marc Chasse Mr. Nick Chicka Chak Chong, D.C., ’00 Karla Shew Christy, D.C., ’98 Michael J. Cohen, D.C. Shane Conner, D.C., ’02 Mr. James B. Cook & Mrs. Linda S. Cook Robert M. Costello, D.C., ’81 Mr. Jim Cuddeback & Mrs. Nancy Cuddeback Gilbert A. Cunningham, D.C., ’85 Mrs. Christina Davidson Dr. Perry Dellanno Dr. Anthony J. DeLuca, ’87 Dr. Anthony DeMarco Dexter D. Di Marco, D.C., ’85 Dr. Constantine M. Diamond, Jr., ’85 Ankang Dong, D.C., ’90 Brian Douglas, D.C., ’00 Mr. Tom Dycus & Mrs. Lynn Dycus Troy Eldridge, D.C., ’95 Robert H. Epstein, D.C., ’76 Dr. Robert Evans William E. Fehl, D.C., ’83 Joanne M. Gallagher, D.C., ’82 Harvey Garcia, D.C., ’82 Frederick C. Geiger, D.C., ’82 Michael F. Giglia, D.C., ’85 & Susan Giglia, D.C., ’85 Bryn A. Gillow, D.C., ’00 Craig P. Gindele, D.C., ’80 Donald Glassey, D.C., ’82 PennColl Diana M. Granger, D.C., ’95 Dr. Roger P. Graziano, ’77 Connie Guan, D.C., ’97 Steven Halverson, D.C. Donald E. Harte, D.C. Harvey B. Haslett, III, D.C., ’82 PennColl Kenneth Hillman, D.C., ’79 Mrs. Jacqueline K. Hurley Andrew Jackson, D.C., ’03 Lisa Jaco, D.C., ’00 John R. Justice, D.C., ’79 Stafford Keels, D.C., ’01 & Dana R. Brown, D.C., ’02 Robert E. Keroson, D.C., ’81 Kevin Kita, D.C., ’98 Dr. Suzanne H. Kloud, ’79 Ms. Barbara Koski Antony Kyles, D.C., ’91 Dr. James D. Leedle, ’86 Senator Robert J. Leeper, D.C., ’81 Stephen Jay Levine, D.C., ’83 PennColl


Regent Charles A. Love, Ed.D. Jeffrey Lupowitz, D.C., ’79 Ronald Marsh, D.C. Scott A. Massengill, D.C., ’92 Dr. Joseph E. McClellan, ’78 Jeffrey C. Miller, D.C., ’00 Karan Miller, D.C., ’00 Dr. Robert G. Moat, ’82 Mrs. Betty J. Moerer James D. Myers, D.C., ’83 Dr. Gary Nadler, ’80 Steven R. Niemiec, D.C., ’01 Clair W. O’Dell, D.C., Ph.C. Dr. Donald W. Olson Dr. Franklin M. Parisi Joosung Park, D.C., ’02 Valerie S. Pennacchio, D.C., ’90 Kevin P. Phalen, D.C., ’01 Mrs. Barbara Porter Mrs. Jean Price Levi Pulver, D.C., ’05 Dr. Gregg F. Rhodes, ’84 Karen Brower Rhodes, M.B.A. Mrs. Deanna K. Robinson Martin J. Rodgers, D.C., ’88 Dr. Gordon M. Rody Ms. Marggi Roldan Erene M. Romanski, D.C., ’84 Beth Ann Roraback, D.C., ’90 Winn P. Sams, D.C., ’02 Mrs. Melissa B. Sandor Mrs. Esperanza S. Sapien Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’96 Mrs. Kristy Shepherd Dr. Jerry Simmons, ’79 Patrick Smarch, D.C., ’05 & Tamara Kulik-Smarch, D.C., ’06 David B. Smith, D.C., ’82 PennColl Paul Soler, D.C., ’06 & Stavroula Andrinopoulos, D.C., ’06 Dr. David Stewart Dr. Ernest J. Strandlund, Jr., ’82 Ms. Roberta Thomas Chris R. Toellner, D.C., ’02 & Merisa M. Stokely-Toellner, D.C., ’02 Dr. Alwin B. Toensing & Dr. Patrice M. Toensing Lee Trachtenberg, D.C., ’88 Ms. Cathrine A. Troxel Garry K. Van Romer, D.C. Ms. Karla Vitalone Dr. Elizabeth M. Weiss, ’80 Norman Wengert, D.C. Mrs. Juanita L. Williamson Mrs. Kathy Wilson

$50 + Michael W. Aker, D.C., ’81 Ray Anvari, D.C., ’98 Robert Aprile, D.C., ’00 Maria Aumuck, D.C., ’00 Dr. Joseph M. Bangert, ’85 David R. Batton, D.C., ’86 Mrs. Karen I. Becker Richard L. Berneche, D.C., ’76 Richard Bishop, D.C., ’01 Mary Ann Bough, D.C., ’01 Donald G. Brown, D.C., ’84 Leigh Charley, D.C., ’00 Ms. Delisa M. Clark Denise Colestock, D.C., ’01 Dr. Stephen A. Dean Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05 Jody D. Dosh, D.C., ’83 Robert Firetto, D.C., ’84 PennColl Ms. Shelah Frey Ms. Deborah A. Galler John Gangemi, D.C., ’97 Dr. William F. Goss, ’88 David Greenspan, D.C., ’05 Regent Carl E. Hartmann, D.C., ’81 & Regent Helen Hartmann Eric Hellmann, D.C., ’01 Harlan S. Hoffman, D.C., ’81 M. Victoria Hunter, D.C., ’80 Dr. Andrew Indriso, ’80 PennColl David Jemison, D.C., ’90 PennColl Mrs. Laurie E. Jenks Tedd Koren, D.C., ’77 John Kosinski, D.C., ’07 & April T. Kosinski, D.C., ’06 Joanna Cook Krolick, D.C., ’04 Jeffrey Lamont, D.C., ’86 & Sylvia Kemp Lamont, D.C., ’85 Richard E. Landeck, D.C., ’78 Michael R. Larsen, D.C., ’01 Guy Latter, D.C. Mrs. Angela Leach Kathleen A. Ledet, D.C., ’95 PennColl Darren C. Lewis, D.C., ’92 Ms. Barbara Lierson Mr. William J. Maier Andrea Marconi-Nastelli, D.C., ’04 Nalyn Russo Marcus, D.C., ’90 Jeffrey S. Matoshko, D.C., ’86 William E. May, D.C., ’77 Dr. Russell E. McArthur, ’77 Mr. Robert Mohrbacher & Mrs. Elizabeth Mohrbacher Leo S. Oakchunas, D.C. Timothy B. O’Neill, D.C., ’85

Debra Pavlovic Okolichany, D.C., ’05 Dr. Radomir Penjevic, ’80 Mrs. Brenda J. Piele Robert J. Pizzimenti, D.C., ’86 Christy Powell-Kersey, D.C., ’99 Dr. Michael Reddy Martin Romanski, D.C., ’83 Mark L. Schwartz, D.C., ’78 Mrs. Kathrine C. Seth Steven M. Shochat, D.C., ’80 Christine Sigg, D.C., ’05 Spine Trust Mr. Norman K. Steinbach Matthew A. Stralka, D.C., ’97 Dr. Roy Tanaka, ’76 Robert Tarantino, D.C. Timothy Thomas, D.C., ’84 Ms. Patti Lee Thomas Ms. Inga D. Thornell Ms. Diane L. Thueringer Shan Tian, D.C., ’04 Donald A. Trepany, D.C. Russell Chadwick Trotter, D.C., ’07 Patrick Van Quaethem, D.C. Dr. A. Joe Willis Leah Wright, D.C., ’05 Randolph E. Yucha, D.C., ’88

Up to $50 Carolyn Abernathy, D.C., ’01 Kelly Allen, D.C. American Insurance Administrators, Inc. Mrs. Kim Atchley Mrs. Nancy Atkins Ms. Elaine M. Aulgur Noel Baker, D.C., ’04 Ms. Denise E. M. Bennett Ms. Jessica Bennett Eden Berhe, D.C., ’03 Carolyn Best, D.C. Ms. Robin Bloom Ms. Judy A. Brown Mrs. Pat Calhoun Mrs. Kathleen Chapman Ms. Rhoda J. Christoe Mr. Andrew Ciapalo Paul V. Corning, D.C. Mr. Manuel Correa Mrs. Ibby Jane M. Coyne-Goosen Ronald E. Curry, D.C., ’80 PennColl Dr. S. Teresa Zabel Curtis, ’80 Ms. Beth Dalton Ralph D. DeMarino, D.C., ’94 PennColl Joseph J. Donofrio, D.C., ’94 Ronald S. Duriske, Jr., D.C., ’85





Gift-In-Kind Donors Sherman College is supported in many ways. Below is a list of donors who have given to the college by donating items or services used in support of a special event or used at the college to help further the education of our students.

Ms. Hannah Epstein Laura Ernst, D.C., ’86 Mrs. Sherry Eubanks Ms. Barbara A. Evans Ms. Eugenia C. Gengler Ms. Donna P. Gonzalez Mr. David Gunnarson Frank Hahn, D.C., ’04 Ms. Julie A. Hamasaki Mrs. Louella Harris Ms. Diana K. Horsfall Katie Aita Houpt, D.C., ’04 Ms. Christiann Howard Michael A. Hrycko, D.C., ’91 PennColl Ms. Tannie Huang Mrs. LaShanda Hutto Harris Mr. Bill James & Mrs. Sue James Mrs. Lauryth O. Johns Elizabeth A. Kemenosh, D.C., ’80 Ms. Alison Kimball Linda Klein, D.C., ’79 Mrs. Yvonne F. Knight Ms. Leesa R. Kofmehl Ms. Martha Laabs Sharon B. Landon, D.C., ’80 Mrs. Debra Lester Mrs. Crissy Lewis Mrs. Jennifer M. Livermore Mr. Jeff W. Lovern Ms. Virginia (Dolly) Maag Mr. Brian Matheny Ms. Valarie M. Matinjussi Ms. Kim A. Mazzuca Ms. Laurie A. McKechnie Benjamin McNeil, D.C., ’03



Mrs. Brenda Jo Miller Ms. Helen F. Milton Jennifer Nickloy Miracle, D.C., ’05 Dr. Alice Moyer, ’82 PennColl Ms. Rachel Mukins Ms. Gail Muller David Murawski, D.C., ’98 Robert Nast, D.C., ’04 Laura R. Orndorff, D.C., ’95 Thomas T. Panchesin, D.C., ’82 Ms. Lynne Rathburn Dana C. Riffle, D.C., ’85 Ms. Kimberly Ristedt Mrs. Melody Sabin Mrs. Connie Schaafsma Ms. Mary E. Shanley Ms. Ruth E. Watkins Shilling Mrs. Caroll Sparks Mrs. Kathy L. Spellman Sarah Stephens, D.C., ’03 Michael Stratton, D.C., ’05 Ms. Claire L. Sullivan Mrs. G. Marie Sundquist Mr. Frank Sutter & Mrs. Terry Sutter Ms. Christina J. Taylor Ms. Judy A. Thocher Ms. Donna E. Trbovich Ms. Tia Uchello Mrs. Suzanne Vigneron Joyce A. Weber, LMP Mrs. Shay Yates The Donor Honor Roll on the previous pages was organized by giving amount. The remainder of the list is organized by campaign.


Robert Bliss, D.C. Gail Bond, D.C., ’77 Mrs. Shirlene Burnsed Steven F. Cagen, D.C., ’97 Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning Regent Rosemary DePasque, D.C., ’90 Foot Levelers, Inc. Gary V. Golembiewski, D.C. Lee Kronert, D.C., ’86 Louis Leonardi, D.C. Lisa Liddle, D.C. Nalyn Russo Marcus, D.C., ’90 Maria Michelin, D.C. Laura R. Orndorff, D.C., ’95 Regent Liam P. Schubel, D.C. Regent Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’97 Regent Claudia Seay, D.C., ’80 Bonnie J. Sempier, D.C., ’88 Sherman College Alumni Association Jim Sigafoose, D.C. Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park Standard Process, Inc. Ms. Roberta Thomas Dr. Chester A. Wilk

Employee Giving The following dedicated Sherman employees gave above and beyond their time and service by donating unrestricted dollars to the college. Charlotte H. Babb, M.Ed., M.A. Lafayette Briggs, D.C., ’87 Mrs. Shirlene Burnsed Mrs. Tina Casey Regent Ron Castellucci, D.C. Mr. Manuel Correa Ms. Beth Dalton Ms. Alison Kimball Regent Lisa Hildebrand, M.A. Regent Robert Irwin, D.C. Mrs. Crissy Lewis Regent Susan S. Newlin Laura R. Orndorff, D.C., ’95 Regent John H. Porter, Jr., D.C., ’77 Regent Kevin P. Power, D.C., ’81 Regent Timothy D. Revels, C.P.A.


Karen Brower Rhodes, M.B.A. Ms. Marggi Roldan Beth Ann Roraback, D.C., ’90 Mrs. Melody Sabin Regent Claudia Seay, D.C. ’80 Mrs. Melissa B. Sandor Regent Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’97 Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’96 Mrs. Kristy Shepherd Ms. Patti Lee Thomas Ms. Roberta Thomas Mrs. Kathy Wilson Dr. Guangming Wu Mrs. Shay Yates

Health Center Equipment Endowment In appreciation of their Sherman College education and in recognition of their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, or 30th anniversary of graduation, the following alumni contributed to the Health Center Equipment Endowment fund in 2010. Dr. Joseph M. Bangert, ’85 Kesnold T. Baptiste, D.C., ’00 Loren Barisch, D.C., ’05 David S. Bronat, D.C., ’80 Alan F. Bugai, D.C., ’85 Leigh Charley, D.C., ’00 Chak Chong, D.C., ’00 Gilbert A. Cunningham, D.C., ’85 Regent John P. Degenhart, D.C., ’80 Dexter D. Di Marco, D.C., ’85 Dr. Constantine M. Diamond, Jr., ’85 Ankang Dong, D.C., ’90 Brian Dooley, D.C., ’05 Brian Douglas, D.C., ’00 Ronald S. Duriske, Jr., D.C., ’85 Troy Eldridge, D.C., ’95 Regent Alan B. Gewanter, D.C., ’80 Michael F. Giglia, D.C., ’85 & Susan Giglia, D.C., ’85 Craig P. Gindele, D.C., ’80 Diana M. Granger, D.C., ’95 David Greenspan, D.C., ’05 Regent James A. Hilston, D.C., ’85 M. Victoria Hunter, D.C., ’80 Lisa Jaco, D.C., ’00 John R. Justice, D.C., ’79 Regent Jami Karr, D.C., ’00 Elizabeth A. Kemenosh, D.C., ’80 Regent Laura Chadwick Lamm, D.C., ’90 Regent Raymond Lanjopoulos, D.C., ’80 & Regent Charmaine Lanjopoulos, D.C., ’80

Regent Scot W. McCormick, D.C., ’90 & Regent Rosemary DePasque, D.C., ’90 Karan Miller, D.C., ’00 Jeffrey C. Miller, D.C., ’00 Dr. Gary Nadler, ’80 Timothy B. O’Neill, D.C., ’85 Debra Pavlovic Okolichany, D.C., ’05 So Ota, D.C., ’00 Regent Cathleen Padden, D.C., ’85 Valerie S. Pennacchio, D.C., ’90 Levi Pulver, D.C., ’05 Dana C. Riffle, D.C., ’85 Chris Rush, D.C., ’00 & Tracy Lyn Rush, D.C., ’98 Jared Sargent, D.C., ’05 Steven M. Shochat, D.C., ’80 Regent Felicia L. Stewart, D.C., ’88 Regent Tyrone D. Wallace, D.C., ’94 Leah Wright, D.C., ’05

Lyle & Eula Sherman Scholarship Fund This scholarship honors the college’s namesake and his wife. Together they contributed much to the success of Sherman College. Ms. Donna Sherman Sanders

Directed Gifts & Grants These donors demonstrate their passion for a specific program through directed cash donations and grants to Sherman College. Brook J. Lenfest Foundation C2B Interactive Center for Chiropractic Progress NFP NCMIC Insurance Company Regent Susan S. Newlin & Regent Baron D. Newlin Scrip Hessco Regent Sam Wang, D.C., ’01

Harold Hughes: Matching Support to Beliefs Harold Hughes is one of the college’s longest standing supporters. Not a year has passed in the last three decades without his leadership contribution as a member of the Sherman College Board of Regents. His support began shortly after the college’s founding when he was looking for a chiropractic college with his sons Brad and Tom. Hughes learned the speHarold Hughes, D.C, center, with sons Brad and Tom. cific, upper cervical chiropractic that B.J. Palmer was teaching in the 1940s at the Palmer School of Chiropractic as it was known at that time. That was the chiropractic he wanted his sons to learn as well, and he found that Sherman College was offering that in the 1970s when so many other chiropractic colleges had moved toward other models. “I was really pleased with their education,” says Hughes of the program at Sherman. Hughes was a student of Dr. Lyle Sherman, for whom the college is named. “I knew if he was associated with the college, it was a place I wanted to support,” he says. “Sherman has a wonderful team down there,” says the Auburn, WA, chiropractor who continues to support the college decades after his sons have graduated and joined him in practice. “I have a soft spot in my heart for Sherman,” says Hughes. Recognizing that it is still a young college he says, “They need my help, and I need a great place to support.”





Gordon & Helen Brown Student Plaza This plaza, completed in 2008, is the focal point of the college’s main entrance and provides a welcoming place for students, employees and visitors to relax and socialize. It includes a water feature, an amphitheater, bench seating, walking paths and wireless internet. Eden Berhe, D.C., ’03 Foot Levelers, Inc. Frank Hahn, D.C., ’04 Katie Aita Houpt, D.C., ’04 Joanna Cook Krolick, D.C., ’04 Benjamin McNeil, D.C., ’03 Jennifer Nickloy Miracle, D.C., ’05 Robert Nast, D.C., ’04 Regent Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., ’97 Patrick Smarch, D.C., ’05 Sarah Stephens, D.C., ’03

Plaza Walk Memory Bricks The Plaza Walk offers our alumni and friends a unique opportunity to honor, pay tribute or memorialize someone or something significant in their lives. The following donors contributed by engraving a brick and helping fill the Plaza Walk with memories. Mr. Wallace J. Balwah & Mrs. Jeanette M. Balwah Mrs. Shirlene Burnsed Regent Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D.

Important Notes About the Donor Honor Roll The lists featured on these pages are composed of individuals and organizations that made one or more donations received by Sherman College in 2010. We take great care in compiling the lists. However, if we have mistakenly omitted your name or if your listing is incorrect, please accept our sincere apology and contact us right away so we may correct our records.

To submit a correction If you see an error in our list, please contact Institutional Advancement Office Assistant Patti Thomas at 800-849-8771, ext. 240, or e-mail



Dr. James D. Mayes, Jr., ’80 Regent Todd Picou, M.B.A. Jared Sargent, D.C., ’05 Patrick Smarch, D.C., ’05 & Tamara Kulik-Smarch, D.C., ’06 Paul Soler, D.C., ’06 & Stavroula Andrinopoulos, D.C., ’06 Dr. Guangming Wu

Honor Wall Tiles These individuals donated funds for a personalized, etched tile on the Sherman College Honor Wall. The proceeds build the Endowment Fund. Many of the tiles are a tribute to someone special. Regent Liam P. Schubel, D.C. Bill Willis, D.C. & Kay Willis, D.C. Gary Willis, D.C.

Honor Gifts A gift made in honor of another person, be it for graduation, marriage, birth, recognition, etc., is a wonderful way to show your appreciation and help support Sherman College’s mission. In honor of all past & present students they referred Clair W. O’Dell, D.C., Ph.C. & Mrs. Martha O’Dell In honor of all the great chiropractors who made it possible for me Marc I. Johnson, D.C., ’79 In honor of Ms. Sarah Lou Bush Robert H. Epstein, D.C., ’76 Scott A. Massengill, D.C., ’92 Karan Miller, D.C., ’00 In honor of his children Matthew A. Stralka, D.C., ’97 In honor of Sheldon Clayton, Ph.D. Denise Colestock, D.C., ’01 Michael R. Larsen, D.C., ’01 In honor of the Class of 1985 Regent Cathleen Padden, D.C., ’85 In honor of Ebony & Lois Dr. Alice Moyer, ’82 PennColl In honor of Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C. Joanne M. Gallagher, D.C., ’82 In honor of Betty J. Gelardi, D.C. Joanne M. Gallagher, D.C., ’82 In honor of Adam Hall, D.C., ’09 Guy Latter, D.C.


In honor of Mrs. Beth Coltoff Koren Tedd Koren, D.C., ’77 In honor of Mr. John Marro Regent Jami Karr, D.C., ’00 In honor of John H. Porter, D.C., ‘77 Harvey Garcia, D.C., ’82 In honor of Regent Gary Padden, D.C., ‘83 & Regent Cathleen Padden, D.C., ’85 Mr. Jim Cuddeback & Mrs. Nancy Cuddeback In honor of Richard E. Plummer, D.C., ’79 Sharon B. Landon, D.C., ’80 In honor of James R. Snell, January 2011 Class Ronald E. Curry, D.C., ’80 PennColl In honor of Robert M. Shaner, D.C., ’79 Eric Carson, D.C., ’02 In honor of Taylor VanQuaethem, D.C., ’11 Patrick Van Quaethem, D.C. In honor of Greg & Jaclyn Walsh, D.C.s Senator Robert J. Leeper, D.C., ’81 In honor of Leslie M. Wise, D.C. Harlan S. Hoffman, D.C., ’81 In honor of World Congress of Chiropractic Students Dr. Lori L. Bents

Memorial Gifts The donors listed below chose to support Sherman College in memory of their loved ones and friends who have passed away. In memory of Douglas Alcott, D.C., ’79 David R. Batton, D.C., ’86 In memory of Mr. Michael Balestreri Robert Aprile, D.C., ’00 In memory of Sherry & Arnold Barisch, D.C. Loren Barisch, D.C., ’05 In memory of W. Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., ’90 Nalyn Russo Marcus, D.C., ’90 Timothy Thomas, D.C., ’84 In memory of Paul Davidson, D.C., ’03 Noel Baker, D.C., ’04 Eden Berhe, D.C., ’03 Mrs. Christina Davidson Frank Hahn, D.C., ’04 Katie Aita Houpt, D.C., ’04 Joanna Cook Krolick, D.C., ’04 Benjamin McNeil, D.C., ’03


Service Above Self: Jerry Tishman, D.C. Regent Jerry Tishman, D.C., ’76, is busy finalizing plans for his return to Spartanburg, SC, during Memorial Day Weekend for Lyceum — for the 37th year in a row. That’s right: this Pioneer class graduate has been to every Sherman College Lyceum since the first one in 1974. And that’s just one way he shows his dedication to Sherman. Tishman, who practices in Boca Raton, FL, has been a member of the Board of Regents since 1978, shortly after the program’s inception. Even as a young graduate (he was just 25 when he completed the program) he felt the need to give back. “I always felt supporting the school was my responsibility,” Tishman says. “It’s important to give back.” He compares his sense of duty to a motto he’s learned in Rotary Club: service above self. “You have to be in service. Part of that is giving back to the school where you were trained. Everybody wants to be proud of their school. I want to see Sherman prosper and be successful.” Sherman’s success means pride for both Tishman and his son, Blake, who followed in his dad’s footsteps and graduated from Sherman in 2010. “When Blake was born, Dr. Thom Gelardi sent us an application for him,” Tishman remembers. It’s a tradition the college continues to this day; when the college learns that a graduate celebrates the birth of a baby, it sends a bib — and an application to “carry it on.” Tishman says what he loves about Sherman is the passion for philosophy and chiropractic that infuses the place. It’s a passion he takes to heart. “I am still as excited about what I do as a chiropractor as I was when I started in 1973,” he says.

Jennifer Nickloy Miracle, D.C., ’05 Robert Nast, D.C., ’04 Patrick Smarch, D.C., ’05 Sarah Stephens, D.C., ’03 Michael Stratton, D.C., ’05 In memory of Mrs. Stella DeMarco Dr. Anthony DeMarco Robert Tarantino, D.C. In memory of William Garren, D.C., ’77 Lisa Jaco, D.C., ’00 Darren C. Lewis, D.C., ’92 Jeffrey S. Matoshko, D.C., ’86 Dr. Robert G. Moat, ’82 Steven R. Niemiec, D.C., ’01 Joosung Park, D.C., ’02

In memory of Mrs. Delores McClaine Robert Tarantino, D.C. In memory of Gabriel Ricciardi, D.C. Dr. Perry Dellanno Robert Firetto, D.C., ’84 PennColl In memory of Paula Seitz, D.C. David Jemison, D.C., ’90 PennColl In memory of Earl Taylor, D.C. William E. May, D.C., ’77 In memory of James Gary Vidrine, Ph.D. Darren C. Lewis, D.C., ’92 Jeffrey S. Matoshko, D.C., ’86 Winn P. Sams, D.C., ’02 Lee Trachtenberg, D.C., ’88

Paths to a Career in Chiropractic continued from page 20 enough studying in,” busy father Matt admits. “Ultimately when we get home from school we are Noah’s parents first and foremost. Noah doesn’t care if we only got two hours sleep or if we have an exam tomorrow. We sometimes joke that if we didn’t have Noah we wouldn’t know what to do with all of our time.” But they have a clear vision for the future. Jen attributes that in large part to the time she spent around her father’s office. “Being around my dad’s practice for so long gave me a good idea of what I want and what I don’t want when we have our own office,” Jen says. “One thing that my dad taught me was that we should envision how we want our practice to be, down to the carpet color. We followed his advice and have developed our own vision.” Matt can’t imagine going through the Sherman experience without Jen. “Living with another person who understands what you’re going through helps a lot,” he says, especially since their life is busier and more complicated than he ever imagined it would be. As for Jen, she laments that the hardest part is that one parent can’t watch Noah while the other studies because they both have to study for the same classes. They’re not sure where their path will lead when they graduate. Maybe they’ll return to California for a time. Perhaps they’ll settle in Colorado, where Matt spent enough time to know they’d enjoy living there. “Or we might go somewhere else,” Matt says. What they do know is that they both “want to travel with chiropractic, to bring straight chiropractic to the world.”





Sherman College Distinguished Board of Regents The Distinguished Board of Regents is the bedrock of Sherman College support dollars. The members of this group are also the eyes, ears, wisdom and voice of Sherman College. Their advice and guidance have been indispensable to Sherman’s maturation as an institution of higher learning. Through Regents’ advocacy and financial support, Sherman College’s influence within the profession has been profound. Their commitment and generosity have been the major source, not only of improvements to Sherman facilities and programs, but also of inspiration to everyone. We thank the following Board of Regent Program donors for their pledge to support the college in 2011.

E.A. Addington, III, D.C. Mary L. Babian, D.C. Davin R. Barbanell, D.C. C. Randy Baze, D.C. Rita Frederick & Joel Beane, D.C. Kathleen & Robert G. Berkowitz, D.C. Maria J. Best, D.C. Arthur R. Bond, D.C. Alan S. Brewster, D.C. Helen McPike & Gordon Brown, D.C. Scott Cabazolo, D.C. James Callahan, D.C. Ron Castellucci, D.C. Joshua W. & Benna M. Click, D.C.s John Court, D.C. Pamela & David L. Courtney, D.C. Alicia Crabbe, D.C. John P. Degenhart, D.C. Rosemary DePasque & Scot W. McCormick, D.C.s Michael S. Diehm, D.C. Ray T. Drury, D.C. Barbara & James W. Dubel, D.C. Mark B. Fullerton, D.C. Theresa R. Galant, D.C. Gwendolyn T. Gardner, D.C. Thomas A. & Betty J. Gelardi, D.C.s Alan B. Gewanter, D.C. Patricia Giuliano & Peter J. Kevorkian D.C.s Scott M. Glocke, D.C. Farrel Grossman, D.C. Tony Gutierrez III, D.C. Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D. Janet L. Harriger, D.C. Peggy Hartley Helen & Carl Hartmann, D.C. PAGE 30


David E. Healey, D.C. Lisa Hildebrand, M.A. John Hilpisch, D.C. Charles D. & Marylyn Hilston, D.C.s Sharon & James A. Hilston, D.C. Curtis Horton, D.C. Elizabeth Horwin Harold T. Hughes, D.C. Robert Irwin, D.C. Shogo Kajisa, D.C. Elissa Katz & Jason Kolber, D.C.s Jami Karr, D.C. Robert Keeler, D.C. Merilee & Richard Keim, D.C. Daniel & Richelle Lauric Knowles, D.C.s Sandra & Edward Kwasniewski, D.C. Travis LaForest, D.C. Laura Chadwick Lamm, D.C. Ernest F. Landi, D.C. Raymond & Charmaine Lanjopoulos, D.C.s Cindy A. & Ron Lanzara, Jr., D.C.s Margaret Lehr-DeVolld, D.C. Michael L. Lenarz, D.C. Gregory P. Lonscak, D.C. Leonard A. Mazza, D.C. Phyllis & Leroy G. Moore, D.C. Shoji Morimoto Baron & Susan S. Newlin Musimbi M. Ondeko, D.C. Alan L. Ott, D.C. Gary & Cathleen Padden, D.C.s Rose Panico, D.C.H., Ph.C. Vitthal H. Patel, D.C. Todd Picou, M.B.A. Richard E. Plummer, D.C.


Kevin Power, D.C. Brian D. Pulver, D.C. Brian Quattlebaum, D.C. Timothy D. Revels, C.P.A. Beth Risser, D.C. Gary Roeben, D.C. Terry A. Rondberg, D.C. Norman D. & Judy Ross, D.C.s Brian A. Rutecki, D.C. Adil F. Sarosh, D.C. Rick O. Schelter, D.C. Liam P. Schubel, D.C. Kenneth W. Schultz, D.C. Jon C. Schwartzbauer, D.C. Claudia Seay, D.C. Robert M. Shaner, D.C. Catherine Silver-Riddell, D.C. John Snyder, D.C. Philip J. & Karen Sorota, D.C.s Julie Stachurski Crutcher Felicia L. Stewart, D.C. Roy W. Sweat, D.C. Benjamin W. Tanner, D.C. Joseph J. Teff, D.C. Jerry Tishman, D.C. Leslie J. Van Romer, D.C. Thad S. Vuagniaux, D.C, Michael Wagner, D.C. Shane J. Walker, D.C. Tyrone D. Wallace, D.C. Sam Wang, D.C. Linda Wells, D.C. Nicholas A. Wise, D.C. Dennis Yeung, D.C. Katsuhisa Yoneyama, D.C. Kim M. Zell, D.C.


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Sharing Our Stories with the Future of Our Profession by Admission Representative Daria Winnicka Do you remember how you discovered chiropractic? Do you remember why you became a chiropractor? Most people do. On the road and in meeting Sherman alumni around the country, I always get to hear stories about how people found chiropractic — or, sometimes, how chiropractic found them.

“Off to Meals on Wheels on this cold winter day! I am wearing my “Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic” sweatshirt, the one with the above down, inside out arrows!” – Marlene Mahipat, D.C., ’01 Randallstown, MD

Get Social with Sherman! With social networking, it’s easy to stay connected to Sherman College. Here are a few ways to keep in touch with us: Become a fan of Sherman College and join the Sherman College group at ShermanCollegeofChiropractic Find us on MySpace at www. Connect with us on LinkedIn at and groups? gid=1680507 (Alumni group).

The Admission Office has banded together with Sherman’s newest recruitment program, ROAR (see page 4), to bring more of these stories and reasons back into people’s minds today and in the future. For example, I recently joined forces with ROAR doctors Gary Padden, D.C., ’83, and Cathie Padden, D.C., ’85, of Lakeview, MI, to host a chiropractic career session for prospective Sherman students in their office. During a portion of the evening, we went around the room and everyone described how they discovered chiropractic and, if they were chiropractors, why they chose to become part of the profession in that capacity. I learned that Gary Padden chose chiropractic because he thought it would be a great career, but Cathie chose it because chiropractic had helped her as a young dancer. The stories inspired me so much that I’m writing about them now! They are memorable, they are real. They are decisions made years ago not knowing the impact they would make today. You might remember that the Paddens have referred eight students to Sherman

just during the last couple of years! They continue to inspire students and encourage them because they remember why they entered this profession. Stories like the Paddens’ are just some of the reasons the Sherman family is such a special one. We take the time to hear people’s stories and understand their reasons. At this particular chiropractic career session, we hosted about 20 people. Every single person in the room had a different reason, a different story; but ultimately we all held the same main beliefs: people are just BETTER without vertebral subluxations, and Sherman graduates are the absolute best chiropractors. I am looking forward to another event soon when I’ll get to hear more stories like these. In trying to think “outside the box” and get more people involved in the recruitment process, I have selected a few Sherman students to join me in presenting to a college kinesiology class. These students range from second quarter to near graduation, and I simply can’t wait to hear their stories. Prospective students not only want to hear from Sherman students and alumni, but they need to. We as a community need to continue remembering the reasons we joined this amazing profession, and we need to share them! It’s imperative that we recruit, inspire and recommend the future principled chiropractors into our field and to our college. I look forward to a great spring recruiting season, culminating with the ultimate story: Lyceum! Until then, think about this: have you told your chiropractic story recently?

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Cathie Padden, D.C., (left) and Admission Rep Daria Winnicka at the Paddens’ career session. STRAIGHT FROM SHERMAN




At Career Day...

it’s all about the future Career Day really helped me confirm that I would be coming to the right place. I enjoyed listening to the speakers as well as meeting some of the faculty. It was a great experience and I am excited to be coming there. — Brandon from Virginia



Career Day gives prospective students the opportunity to  Learn about the many rewards of a career as a doctor of chiropractic  Tour the campus — classrooms, clinic and labs  Observe hands-on chiropractic technique, science and research presentations  Have transcripts evaluated and learn more about financial aid, job placement and available scholarships  Stay for the entire weekend and enjoy many homecoming activities — dynamic speakers, free seminars, entertainment and more!  While in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, take some time to enjoy the sights of the wonderful Carolinas To register a student or for more information, go to

D.C.s — Help build your profession by bringing a prospective student with you to Lyceum & Career Day!



May 26-28

Recognize the art of chiropractic O rganize your business and prepare for greater success A nalyze and dig deeper into the science of chiropractic and Revitalize your passion for the philosophy supporting it all! Our passion-filled program features fantastic speakers, opportunities to mingle with colleagues and students, plenty of continuing education options and, of course, great entertainment too. Lyceum 2011 also features these great speakers: Dan Murphy, D.C. Ernie Landi, D.C. Liam Schubel, D.C.

Tedd Koren, D.C. Billy DeMoss, D.C. Sarah Farrant, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead Stanley Greenfield, RHU Maxine McMullen, D.C.

Friday night you’ll be under the spell of hypnotist Gabriel Holmes, whose amazing stage presence produces one of the hottest, most hilarious and unforgettable hypnotic stage shows in the country. And on Saturday night, our banquet goes “retro” in honor of the Pioneer Class’ 35th reunion, complete with retro pricing! Retro Banquet  5K Walk/Run  Career Day  Hypnotist Gabriel Holmes Alumni reunions: Classes of ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06  Childcare program


Up to 22 hours CE credit

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Do you miss these friendly faces? Reconnect with them at Lyceum 2011. While Lyceum allows you to brush up on your skills and earn your CE credits, we know it’s also all about good friends and fellowship. Lyceum is the time to reconnect with former classmates, faculty and friends. See you HERE Thursday-Saturday, May 26-28!

Straight from Sherman, Spring 2011  
Straight from Sherman, Spring 2011  

Straight from Sherman, Spring 2011