On Saturday, May 17, Sterling College had 146 students turn their tassels to officially become alumni of the College. The 122nd commencement ceremony was held on East Cooper Lawn at 9:45 a.m. with President Scott A. Rich presiding.
Graduates in the Class of 2014 include:
Edward Femi Adesodun Jr. of Mesquite, Texas, B.A. in Art and Design: Graphic Design,
Sterling College announced Pastor Wayne Hardy ’75 of Tulsa, Okla., as the speaker for the 2014 Baccalaureate ceremony. His speech is titled “Remember Who You Are,” based on the biblical passage Colossians 3:12-17. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus. The event is open to the public.
Sterling, Kan. – In a hard fought match at the Sterling College Soccer Stadium this afternoon, the SC Men’s Soccer team played to a draw with the SC Soccer Alumni in a game that was well matched and fun to watch. Both teams would find the net in the game, playing to a 2-2 final.
Sterling, Kan. – Women’s Soccer Alumni returned to campus today to play in the annual Alumni Match against the 2011 Sterling College Women’s Soccer team. The game gives the SC alumni a chance to relive their glory days and test this year’s team while the game gives the Lady Warriors a chance to play in a game situation before their first match. This year, it was easy to tell which of the two teams on the field had been practicing, as the Lady Warriors defeated the alumni by a score of 10-0.
Windell Middlebrooks, a Sterling College alumnus, recently debuted in his first role as a regular on the new ABC series “Body of Proof.” Middlebrooks is certainly is not new to television as his recognizable face has been seen on the Disney Channel television series “The Suite Life on Deck” and in national advertisements as the Miller High Life Delivery Man.
Big decisions often involve many small steps. This is definitely true for Sterling College alumni Bryan '94 and Misty '95 Elliott, who have decided to go to Cardiff, Wales, in the spring of 2011 as missionaries. The Elliotts say they can look even as far back as their college years and see that God was leading them one small step at a time.
For the past decade Erin Cureton’s life has been closely connected with Sterling College. She and her older sister both earned degrees at SC, and Cureton served as a resident director for a year following her graduation. She and her sister married SC alumni. Their father, Mark Clark, became an assistant professor of music at the College, and the following year—last year, 2009—Cureton’s husband, Luke, accepted the position of head golf coach.
The average regional vice president for KBS Realty Advisors has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, so when Sterling College Alumnus Rigo Medina ’06 was promoted to a regional vice president position in the company, it was highly unusual both because of his age (he is the youngest VP at KBS) and his limited experience. However, his professors and coaches at Sterling College were not surprised.
More than 40 years later, Dr. Dan Fahrenholtz can tell stories about his time at Sterling College. He can list the professors and fellow students who had profound impact on him, and he can name the SC singing group he toured with in the summers.