June 15,2016—Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 43rd Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs. The college is proud to announce the following 2016 award recipients.
- Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award— Barbara and Jim Dubel, DC
- Chiropractor of the Year — Frank Hahn, DC
- Regent of the Year —Catherine Silver-Riddell, DC
- Chiropractic Advocate of the Year —Susan Schofield
- Distinguished Service Award —Brian Pulver, DC
- ROAR Career Advisor of the Year— Eric Goans, DC
- ROAR Student Leader of the Year —Tim Hartman
- Spirit of Sherman College Award—Brian Dooley, DC
- Service to Sherman College Award —Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano, DCs
- Service to the Profession Award —Phil McMaster, D.C.
- Rising Star Award —Dayna and Megan Socha, DCs
Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara Dubel
Middletown, NJ, chiropractor Jim Dubel, DC, and his wife and chiropractic assistant, Barbara “Babs” Dubel, were presented with the Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award, an award presented at the discretion of the president and therefore not awarded every year. This award was created to honor the Gelardis (Sherman College’s founders) and also the recipients who are deemed to have the same qualities as the Gelardis. It is given to individuals to recognize their unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.
Jim Dubel is a Palmer graduate and opened Health in Hand Chiropractic in New Jersey with his wife, Babs, at his side in 1980. Ten years later they started the New Beginning for a New Future Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend, known best as New Beginnings. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown under their direction and guidance. It is now one of the premier chiropractic philosophy events in the nation, drawing hundreds of chiropractors as attendees and attracting the best of the best in chiropractic philosophy presenters. New Beginnings is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Like the Gelardis, the Dubels remain steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic principles and serve as an example for the rest of the profession. They have sacrificed much in their service to chiropractic. They are pioneers leading the way for future generations, and their visionary leadership is inspiring. The couple remains steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic profession and has raised their three children in the same principled lifestyle. One of their children, Stephanie, is currently a student at Sherman College.
Chiropractor of the Year: Frank Hahn
Franklin Park, NJ, chiropractor Frank Hahn, D.C., was named Chiropractor of the Year, an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the principled chiropractic profession.
Hahn is a successful and principled chiropractor who thrives on service – serving his patients and his community, serving Sherman College, and serving the profession. A 2003 Sherman College graduate, he is owner and director of a thriving practice, Chiropractic LifeCenter, in Franklin Park, NJ, and he also provides care through Chiropractic for Humanity for Elijah’s Promise, which helps connect individuals and families in need with social and health services.
He says his vision is for “every man, woman and child on the planet to become educated about the benefits of chiropractic.” Dr. Hahn created and appears regularly on IFCO-TV, an online television show he created for the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO). He is active with the IFCO, and he is a board member of the Garden State Chiropractic Society. He has written a book, 47 Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor. He is a sought-after speaker in the chiropractic profession.
Hahn serves Sherman College as a member of the Board of Regents, is a longtime member of the college’s Reach Out and Recruit Program and is dedicated to building the profession by speaking at career fairs, local colleges and high schools, and by hosting career events for prospective students in his town. In fact, he referred a student who is currently enrolled at Sherman College, and several who have already graduated.
Regent of the Year: Dr. Catherine Silver-Riddell
Inwood, WV, chiropractor Catherine Silver-Riddell, DC, was named Regent of the Year, an award presented in recognition of her outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the college’s Board of Regents, a group dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through financial donations and leadership.
Regents give visibility and stature to Sherman College through speaking engagements, legislative roles, student referrals, and financial support. Though she has only been a Sherman College Regent for seven years, Silver-Riddell’s contributions have been significant and noteworthy. She is a member of the President’s Circle, the highest commitment level group in the Regent Program.
Riddell has been a pioneer in the chiropractic profession for 40 years, beginning with her inclusion as part of the first graduating class of Sherman College. She has participated in hundreds of postgraduate professional seminars such including Sherman College’s annual Lyceum, and she has brought restorative health and wellness to more than 8,000 patients thus far in her career. She is still serving patients of all ages at her practice in Inwood, WV. She resides with her husband, Roland, in Winchester, VA, and is an active member of her church, choir and community.
Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic