Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic held its 75th commencement ceremony on September 26, 1998 in the Mack and Kitty Scallon Building on the college campus.
Twenty-six students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree.
Daniel Max Lemberger from New York received the prestigious B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction Award for his unique understanding of chiropractic.
Kevin John Sylvestre was awarded the Milton W. Garfunkel Award. The recipient of the Garfunkel Awards is chosen on the basis of high academic performance, exceptional clinical application of chiropractic philosophy and principles, contribution to the college, and involvement in extracurricular activities. The farewell address at graduation is presented by the recipient of the Garfunkel Award.
The commencement address was given by Dr. Sal Martingano, a renowned motivational speaker and founder of The Family Center for Chiropractic in Palm Bay, Fla. He is a 1981 graduate of Sherman College where he received an award in clinical excellence and the prestigious B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction Award for his unique understanding of chiropractic. Celebrating the 10th year of his weekly radio program Straight Talk on Chiropractic, Martingano also offers insights into alternative approaches to health care as a weekly guest on the medical television talk show Check-Up, Dr. Lou Corleto, a 1992 honor graduate from Life Chiropractic College, gave the charge to the graduates. Corleto resides and practices in Elizabethton, Tenn. Founder of the Annual Chiropractic Awareness Night and The East Tennessee Cell-FCenter, Corleto serves on the Sherman College Distinguished Board of Regents and is an extension faculty member for Sherman College and for Palmer College of Chiropractic.
The students are listed below by hometown and state or country.
**Leslie Sise Boulder
Richard Wayne Hightower Ft. Pierce
*Christin Marie Stewart Spring Hill
***Judith S. Stirrat Arlington
Jon Eric Grenillo Plymouth
Jeffrey David Woolston Mason
Jonathan Donald Woolston Mason
**Ronald B. Little Florence
James Clarence Rhodes Salem
*Zbigniew Stanley Dubuj Lodi
Anne Marie Grimaldi South Brunswick
**Daniel Max Lemberger Ardsley
Shaun Matthew Locklin Plattsburgh
***Kevin John Sylvestre Remsonburg
May Juyet Cao Waynesboro
Matthew Ronald Godwin Philadelphia
Robert Louis Meliodon Philadelphia
Quentin Wade Thomas Pittsburgh
Daniel Brian Weisbecker Pittsburgh
**Kelli Rae Greene Summerville
Larissa K. Sefer Spartanburg
Trevor Ericson Smith Nashville
***Michael J. Bohoskey Yakima
***Monty Wayne Harris Omak
Sweden **Marie E. Anderson-Frees
VenezuelaCarlos C. Armas
* cum laude
** magna cum laude
*** summa cum laude
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