Sherman College Congratulates the Class of 2017

Thirty-two students graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree on June 17 from Sherman College of Chiropractic’s June and September classes. To earn a degree as a doctor of chiropractic, students have to take 4,900 credit hours of classroom and laboratory study.

This includes an internship with the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. To be eligible for chiropractic college, students must have at least 90 hours of undergraduate study.

Kara Gingras of New Hampshire gave the farewell address to her classmates. She received the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, the highest given at the graduation. To earn this award a student must have a 3.5 GPA and exemplify the qualities that Sherman College would like their students to have. Gingras also received the Academic Achievement Award. This is given to the student who maintains the highest grade-point average throughout his or her studies at the college. In addition, Gingras and Stephanie Gates of New Jersey were presented with the Clinical Excellence Award, recognizing their successful practices in the Health Center.

Joseph Messina of Connecticut and Breanna Smith of Pennsylvania received the B. J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award. This award is given to students “who exemplify the philosophical understanding necessary to translate the universal principles of life into the workable philosophy, science and art which is chiropractic”. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Sherman College of Chiropractic is located at 2020 State Rd. 771, Boiling Springs. For more information, visit