Instructional Designer & Programmer for Sterling College Online
Before coming to Sterling College, Sunny Sun worked as a teaching assistant Georgia State University and as a primary school and high school teacher. He also worked as a television news editor, as a newspaper journalist, and as a Web site and database programmer. Sunny's combination of educational and technological experience serves him well as an instructional designer /program developer for Sterling College online. Sunny works with subject-matter experts to coordinate, design, and maintain online and hybrid courses.
Brooke has been a part of the Sterling College family since 2007. She was an adjunct English instructor for two and half years and has been serving in Mabee Library since fall of 2009. Brooke attended Emporia State University for both undergraduate and graduate school where she studied Renaissance literature and fine-tuned the research skills she now enjoys sharing with SC students via research instruction and one-on-one help in the library. Brooke's husband and best friend is Sterling College writing professor Gentry Sutton.
Rebecca Swartz graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006 with a degree in mathematics education. She credits her writing and editing abilities to her mom, an editor, who always made sure she did equally well in grammar as in mathematics and to her English teachers throughout middle and high school for emphasizing grammar and writing.
My name is Addie Swihart and I am so excited that I get the opportunity to serve the ladies of McCreery Hall as their Resident Director. I am a 2011 graduate of Sterling College with an Elementary Education degree and a minor in Christian Ministries. While taking classes in these areas, I realized my passion is for people. I have thoroughly enjoyed the lasting relationships built over this last year as an RD and look forward to more this year!
Director of Marketing and Presidential Communications
Karin Swihart graduated from Sterling College with a degree in communications arts and an interdisciplinary degree in societal justice. She is serving as the director of marketing and presidential communications for the office of the president and marketing and communications. She oversees the marketing and communications office which includes public relations, website, social media, guest and conference services, news and media relations, creative design and the internal and external communications for the college.
Ben '08, earned a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in religion and philosophy from Sterling College and a masters from Eastern University in international development. Ben has served as the resident director for Campbell Hall since 2009. He enjoys hanging out with diverse groups of students at all types of campus events. Ben has served on the student success and retention committees on campus, served as the campus activities board advisor, and most recently has worked on a co-curricular programming plan for the the Sterling College honors program.
Working as an Instructional Designer for Sterling College Online, Will has found himself making a difference in education. Will was a former public school teacher who made the decision to move up to higher education by working for Sterling College. His favorite aspect of Sterling College is the friendly campus atmosphere and the privilege he has of working with like-minded people. In his spare time, Will enjoys playing with his three children, spending time with his wife, Theresa, composing and arranging music, playing instruments, web design, and computing.
Born in Dodge City, Clay was raised in Ashland, Kansas. After graduating High School he enlisted in the United States Army Field Artillery. After his enlistment was up he joined the United States Navy Seabee's as a Construction Electrician. He came to Sterling in 1990 working for the local light and power company. During this time he attended Hutchinson and Barton Community Colleges. Later he served as City Inspector for the City of Sterling. In 2000 Clay served as the Mayor of Sterling. Clay came to Sterling College in November of 2002 as the Plant Electrician. He now serves as the Physical Plant Director of the College. Clay is active with the College's "foster child" project. To date he cannot number the amount of kids who have eaten at his table or helped wear out his washer and dryer. In 2006 he endowed a scholarship in honor of his late wife Debra. Clay has three children, all alums of Sterling.