Brooke Sutton

Brooke Sutton 2012

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

Rebecca Swartz 2012
Marketing Writer

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.

Addie Swihart

Addie Swihart 2012
Resident Director of McCreery Hall

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!

Karin Swihart

Karin Swihart 2012
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.

Sara Taverner

Sara Taverner 2013
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Sara Taverner graduated from York College in York, NE. in 2012 with a major in Psychology. She is now serving as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid here at Sterling College.

Sara enjoys spending time with her family, singing, and playing tennis. She is also excited to see where her new position here at Sterling takes her in the future. Sara lives with her family in Chase.


Bachelor of Science in psychology from York College


Kelsey Hall

Emily Taylor

Emily Zerger 2013
Admissions Assistant


Bachelor of Arts in Christian ministries from Sterling College


Admissions (first floor Cooper Hall)


Phone: (620) 278-4314

Will Teufel

Will Teufel 2012
Director of Online Programs


A former public school teacher, Will made the decision to work in higher education by working for Sterling College. His favorite aspect of Sterling College is the friendly campus atmosphere and the privilege of helping adult learners reach their educational goals. In his spare time, Will enjoys family time, writing and arranging music, playing instruments, web design, and computing.



Contact information

Phone: (620) 278-4249

Erica Tremaine

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Administrative Receptionist and Office Manager

Erica Tremaine graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a B.S. in Child Life in 2013. She comes to us from The Arbors at Waldron Place in Hutchinson where she was working as a CMA.

Although Erica did not attend Sterling College she is no stranger to the SC community. She moved to the Sterling area back in 2004 and she and her family have been connected to the college since then through her father’s employment at the college and through church connections.

Lynn Valentine

Lynn Valentine 2012

Lynn first came to Sterling College so that her daughter could go to college.  She found out that the kids are the reason that she stays. She enjoys hobbies such as crochet, quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, and card making. She has been married for 40 years.  She has 4 children, almost 2 grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren.  She also has a dog named Lady and a bird called Smokey.


Maintenance Building

Contact Information

Phone: (620)278-4240


Melissa Virts

Melissa Virts 2012
Administrative Assistant for Student Life

Melissa is originally from Pretty Prairie, KS.  She fell in love with Sterling College while attending from 2004-2007.  After graduating with a B.A in psychology, she spent four years working with adults with severe mental illness at a mental health center.  She joined the SC staff in July 2011 as an administrative assistant in the Student Life Office.  Melissa’s passion is that every student would come to know Christ in a personal and transformational way.  When she’s not at work, Melissa enjoys cooking, traveling to Pennsylvania to see her extremely cu