Thanks to the generosity of Sherman Pride Day sponsors, Sherman College has awarded seven students with School Pride Awards. These seven students will each receive a $500 tuition credit for the winter 2018 quarter: Kathleen Costello, Jimmy Craft, Taylor Fortune, Russell Goff, Hui Zhen Lim, Christian Ortiz and Teena Rowe. The funding for these awards comes from money raised through sponsorships for Sherman Pride Day, which was held on October 12.
To be considered for the Pride Awards, students were asked to show how they share or exemplify Sherman Pride in their lives, using words, photos or videos. They were encouraged to be simple, direct and heartfelt in their submissions, which could show Sherman Pride in the local community; in students’ hometowns; as interns in the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center; via essay, poem or song; or however best expressed their school spirit. The winners submitted photos, presentations, videos, poems, and even a song performance.
Alumni Association First Vice President Jaime Browning, D.C., ’09, was happy to see a strong turnout of applicants sharing their love for the college. “My life was changed and molded by my time at Sherman,” she said. “It is humbling to see how Sherman continues to do such in the lives of our future chiropractors.”
Costello, an eighth quarter student, shared a PowerPoint presentation explaining what Sherman Pride means to her – including concepts of service, health, empowerment and more. Craft, a 13th quarter student and Ambassador, shared a poem and created a video about his service to the college and how much he values the family he has built at Sherman and in Spartanburg. Fortune, who is in fifth quarter, shared just how far her Sherman Pride has taken her.
Goff, a sixth quarter student, drew comparison to the upcoming holiday season with the concepts of gifts and service. “Living life through a posture of service has given me a great appreciation of every person I meet,” he said in his essay. Lim, a second quarter student, submitted a poem focusing on the college’s collection of epigrams and their importance to her and the profession. Her favorite is “This is the place / Now is the time / Let’s Go!”
Ortiz, a 10th quarter student and Ambassador, submitted a video/slideshow of how he has shared his Sherman Pride with others. “We found a way to spread the word about Sherman around the world by showing our Sherman Pride everywhere we go,” he said. Rowe, who is in fourth quarter, created unique lyrics for the Katy Perry song “ROAR” and performed the song to show her school spirit.
Sherman Pride Day 2017 sponsors included the Sherman College Alumni Association and Song Hill Reserve (Gold level); Advanced Door Systems, AMPED, Carolina Headwear, Hodge Floors, Pena Global, Priority One Security, Promenade at Boiling Springs and Smilemakers (Silver); Anytime Fitness, Carolina Foothills Credit Union, INK4, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, M & R Granite, More Than Tile, Inc., River Run Apartments and Scrip Hessco (Bronze), as well as Larry’s Trophies.
Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.