Terri Gaeddert, associate professor of education and associate dean at Sterling College, successfully defended her dissertation for the doctor of education degree from Wichita State University in August. Her dissertation discusses how faith and learning is perceived on a Christ-centered campus by administration, faculty and students.
A local alumna of Sterling College joined their Office of Institutional Advancement and External Relations this month. Teryn (Frizell) ’12 Irvin began her role as manager of alumni and marketing on Sept. 2. This newly created role on campus serves both the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Marketing and Communications, striving to build a stronger connection between these two important functions of the College.
The Office of Admissions and Sterling College Online both have new staff this month. Kaylee Beutler ’14 joined admissions in late August as the visit experience coordinator, and Will Lewis joined SCO as an admissions counselor.
Beutler will plan and execute campus visit events, such as Preview Weekends, and assist Mackenzie McGuire ’14 in planning personal campus visits. She will also work with Carrie McGlynn, admissions counselor, in recruiting science-oriented students.
Sam Rotman, Christian concert pianist, will perform a free concert on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at Sterling United Presbyterian Church. Rotman will be in town on Monday to lecture students in the music department at Sterling College and has offered to perform a concert followed by his testimony that evening. The public is invited to attend.
The inaugural Ross and Fern Freeman Lecture Series speaker, Ken Blanchard, will appear on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Sterling College. Focusing on servant leadership, Blanchard will address students, employees and guests of the College. Limited seating is available to the public; to RSVP, contact Luke Cureton, director of development for annual programs, at 620-278-4219 by Monday, September 15.
U.S. News & World Report released their Best Colleges rankings on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Included for the second year in a row, Sterling College found themselves named at 67 on the Best Regional College – Midwest list.
Fans at Warrior Fest noticed several upgrades to the Warrior athletic facilities over the summer, most notably to Smisor Stadium. The moment they entered the field from the south entrance, they noticed the new state-of-the-art scoreboard on the south side of the football field. The new scoreboard features an LED display and a video screen for graphics and announcements, allowing fans to see information and statistics during athletic events.
Each fall, colleges and universities across the country anxiously await The Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges. Successfully completing their hat trick, Sterling College was named to the Best Regional Colleges – Midwestern list for 2015.
Professor Emeritus of British Literature Dr. Craig Arlen Gannon, 75, of McPherson, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. Gannon taught British literature and the honors section of freshman composition for many years. He and his wife, Judi, also took students to England for a Literary London course where students visited historical landmarks such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, C.S. Lewis’ writing desk and Jane Austen’s home.
Sterling College’s Former Interim President Dr. Albert Anderson passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, after a brief illness. Anderson was 86.
From 2003-05, Dr. Anderson served as the interim president following President Ed Johnson’s departure. Prior to his naming, Dr. Anderson served as Sterling College’s vice president for academic affairs.