Meet Daria, Melody and Kristy – our Admission staffers who are often on the road, in search of aspiring chiropractors, and coming to a town near you!
Daria Winnicka is an admission rep and covers CT, DE, MD, MI, NY, OH, PA, FL, Washington DC, and Canada. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-849-8771, ext. 201 (office) or 864-706-8587 (cell).
Melody Sabin is coordinator of new student recruitment and tells us all where to go (in a good way, of course!). She also travels locally in NC and SC. Reach her at email@example.com, 800-849-8771, ext. 256 (office) or 864-316-6661 (cell).
Kristy Shepherd is admission counselor and “lives” on campus at Sherman most of the time. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 800-849-8771, ext. 221.
Does a comment or post on a social media site ever cause you to reflect on a particular topic or remind you of something? Well, a Facebook status, as well as a comment on it, about next week’s impending Sherman College graduation inspired me to write this blog entry.
Having been with Sherman for more than three years now, I’ve literally seen students go through the entire program. I’ve seen them grow from apprehensive, young first quarter students to mature, knowledgeable 14th quarter students who are ready to take on the health-starved world. It’s amazing and humbling at the same time. More significantly though, these students become family throughout the process. They become family not only with each other, but with us. I can elaborate.
Now, the particular Facebook status I am referring to was from our director of public relations and the subsequent comment was from a former student’s mother. The status read: “Less than two weeks to Sherman graduation. Why must they leave? I love our students.” I commented that I couldn’t agree more, while the mother wrote, “You all have given them glorious wings to fly and soar with the message of ‘TIC. Their hearts will always be with you and Sherman. Graduation day is a win-win all around.” That comment really touched me and reminded me of why we’re here. Isn’t there a quote that says if you love something, you should set it free?
At Sherman College of Chiropractic we instill in our students the true message of health and the truth that only the BODY can heal the body. Health travels from Above Down, Inside Out. It comes from within. We educate them to pass their boards, and successfully complete their clinical experience at the health center, of course; but we also put out some of the most grounded chiropractors in the profession, and for that, I am especially proud. These students KNOW what chiropractic is and, over the years, they bond with each other and us over chiropractic’s vitalistic principles. Then they report back to their Sherman family with such amazing success stories. I LOVE seeing them continuously grow, especially after they “leave home,” so-to-speak.
Graduation is always a little bittersweet. I think it’s supposed to be. All I can say is that I’m extra lucky that I will probably get to visit these students’ practices in the future! Seeing some of these new chiropractors instill just a tidbit of what they now know in the next generation of chiropractic students is, again, inspiring. This is the profession that truly cares about its own and we are the chiropractic college that cares about its family.
Come see why Sherman really is different. I’d love for you to meet the family. :)
While I'm not planning on doing much traveling during July, we will be welcoming many visitors to our campus this month. Not only will we have several personal and group tours, but we will also have Shadow an Intern Day on July 29th. Registration is open, so plan a visit and find out more about the doctor of chiropractic program and the Sherman Difference from current students who are interning now.
Lyceum 2010 was AWESOME! It always flies by with great times and this year was no exception. We in the Admission Department host a Career Day each year during Lyceum. I am pleased to announce that this year’s Career Day was the largest since 2006! We hosted roughly 80 prospective students, including their guests, on campus and in beautiful Spartanburg, South Carolina. I loved reconnecting with students I had met during my travels and that I was able to show them, in person, the things that Sherman has to offer.
Some highlights from Lyceum 2010: Larry the Lion (au natural) visited campus, Justin Kredible was, well, INCREDIBLE, the President’s Gala (AKA “Sherman prom”) was LOADS of fun with lots of dancing and great people, it didn’t rain the majority of the time, the speakers were highly respected, and Dr. Power and his son (who formed a band called the Vitalistics) performed awesomely on Friday night, just to name a few.
I’ve uploaded a few pictures from the weekend, but there will be a LOT more coming soon! Check out our Facebook page or “friend” me on FB. I am already looking forward to next year’s Lyceum. :)
What a great time we have planned on campus for this Memorial Day weekend! It's Lyceum and Career Day, so while I have no plans for traveling this week, many of our prospective students are on the road to visit us at Sherman. They are coming from Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia! We are excited to welcome them on campus and introduce them to current students who are also from their home state and are passionate about why they chose the best chiropractic college from which to earn their Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
YOU should be here too! If you could not make it for this weekend, why not plan to visit for Shadow an Intern Day on July 29th or our Pride of Sherman Tour on October 22nd - 23rd? Chat online with us or schedule a personal tour; there are so many opportunities for you to find out more about the benefits of a chiropractic career and the support you will receive at Sherman College. Take action and contact any of us today by clicking on an email link to the left of this page!
Who out there (living in South Carolina) thinks that it’s summer already?? I sure do! One of the main things I absolutely LOVE about living here is the weather. With each passing month, I have to remind myself that it’s technically NOT summer for a good two more months!
Spring time is when most of the outdoor stuff starts happening around here. Music on Main, which happens every Thursday evening from about 6pm-9pm in downtown Spartanburg, has started up for the season. Just two weekends ago, a big group of us went up to Tryon, North Carolina for 64th Annual Steeplechase. Jazz on the Square also occurs every Friday evening in downtown Spartanburg. The Greenville Drive, our local farm team for the Boston Red Sox, games have picked back up for the season. I mean, the list goes on!
I’ll tell you what I’m MOST excited about and looking forward to though: Lyceum at Sherman College of Chiropractic. Lyceum is basically our annual homecoming event here on campus. It is always Memorial Day weekend and is a huge weekend for chiropractors, prospective chiropractic students, friends, and family.
Our admission office hosts a Career Day for prospective chiropractic students. I always tell people that this is the absolute best time to get on campus! You get to mingle with chiropractors from literally all across the world, meet other students who are interested in pursing and learning about chiropractic, and just take in all the awesome things the Upstate of South Carolina has to offer! Registration is free for students and we even take care of hotel accommodations for up to three nights if you’re from out of town! What a great deal, eh?
I hope you consider coming and, if you’re already a chiropractor, it’s not too late to get your discount if you bring a student! Also, if you’re already a Sherman student, you’ll be entered into a drawing for two $100 Visa gift cards if you register a prospective student for Career Day. Let’s hope it’s not too hot that weekend. Being raised in the North, I will ALWAYS love saying that, especially because it could be snowing up in Pennsylvania as I write this… :)
Who has spring fever? Me me me me me!!! That's one fever we generally don't mind getting. (Well, that and if you remember the 80's commercials singing about the fever for the flavor of a Pringles and you haven't taken chips out of your diet...)
But what's the big deal about a fever anyway? There is a purpose in the body raising its temperature:
Fever increases metabolism and promotes healing by spurring the elimination of dead cells and the creation of new ones. Fever also heats the body temperature beyond the range for viral reproduction.*
In fact, there's a purpose in everything the body does! We don't even have to call upon ourselves to put any of these amazing functions in motion. The body has an innate intelligence to take care of itself and even heal itself. However, if the communication system within the body, the nerve system, is disrupted and the message cannot properly travel its intended path then it will not completely reach its destination. How then can we expect proper healing or maintenance?