Thompson-Ferrari Endowed Business Chair; Professor of Business
Kwa is actively involved in helping small businesses get started in Sterling by sitting on the board of the E-Community program that grants low-interest loans to small businesses. He comes to Sterling with vast experience in real estate, international business, management and many other concentrations within the business field (details are provided below under Professional Experience).
Texas A&M University (TAMU), Doctor of Philosophy (1996) in Urban and Regional Science with emphasis on Real Estate Finance
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training; Clinical Coordinator; Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department
Erin began working at SC in the fall of 2007. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education from Northcentral University. She and her husband Wes just welcomed their first child, Avery, to their family in December 2012.
Graduate of Saint Joseph's College in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2007 with an M.S. in Health and Human Performance
Professor of Theology & Ministry; Director of Missions; Chair of the Theology & Ministry Department
Henry Ivor Lederle was born in Durban, South Africa of German, Welshand Dutch parentage. He did hisprimary and secondary schooling in Newcastle, Northern Natal, graduating in1963 from Newcastle High School as Student Body President. He also received the top academichonors in his year and the oratory award.
Associate Professor of Business / McVay Chair of Business
Sterling College is a gift from God in the eyes of Dale. Dale and Dina Levering consider Sterling as their “mission duty station”; i.e., the place the LORD has settled them to enact the ministry He has placed on them. That ministry, in simple terms, is to preach and teach. The outworking of preaching is seen by the Leverings in the context of pastoring; e.g., pastoring a congregation, a student fellowship, and being a spiritual father or mother to Sterling College students. The outworking of teaching is seen in the context of academia; particularly, in a
Director of Athletic Training; Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department; Associate Dean
With career goals that could be met all in one place, Pete found himself happily working at Sterling College as the Program Director of the Athletic Training Program. Pete finds himself loving Sterling for the reason that, "It's all about the people. I am passionate about my students and take pride in the "Family" created at SC in our ATEP." Pete was recently named NAIA ATA Athletic Trainer of the Year for the 2010-2011 academic year. He loves working with the faculty and staff that are such an incredible support group. Pete enjoys many activities in his free time including music, reading, eating out, and cooking out with friends. His hometown is Lebanon, KS.
Deb Millikan serves as Assistant Professor of Education at Sterling College. She has 19 years of elementary classroom experience; additionally, she has designed and presented educational workshops and in-services for 12 years. Millikan has served as a Kagan Cooperative Learning District Trainer, math specialist/consultant and was an adjunct instructor for Friends University. Deb enjoys traveling, cooking and ballroom dancing. She is married to Mike and they have 4 adult children.
Sports Information Director; Instructor for Sports Management
Nickel is a former Sterling College student and also has experience working for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. "I have a passion for sport management and specifically sport PR and sport marketing," said Nickel. "I am excited not only to practice my passion but to share it with students. This is an opportunity to be both on the practical and the educational sides of the sport management field." He is in charge of programs, releases, game reports, newsletters and, of course, all Web details related to athletics. He also has some short-term projects.
Associate Professor of Music; Department Chair of Music; Director of Keyboard Studies
Brad Nix currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair at Sterling College, located in Sterling, KS. His responsibilities include overseeing the department, teaching applied and group piano, music theory, aural skills, and arranging. He has also taught music appreciation, music history, piano literature, and piano pedagogy.