Senior hurdler Cedrique Smith won the NAIA National Championship in the 110m Hurdles on Saturday afternoon in Marion, Ind. on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University with a time of 13.97.
Smith, from Phoenix, Ariz., separated from the leaders on the final two hurdles to win his third NAIA National Championship in the event. The past two championships were won while racing for Azuza Pacific (Calif.).
John M. ’69 and Gwenyth “Gwen” (Adair) '70 Haspels were the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, given to Sterling College alumni for a lifetime of service in Southwest Ethiopia. The Haspelses are still serving in Ethiopia, so their son, Chuck Haspels ’97, received the award in their honor.
Professor of Psychology Dr. Arnold Froese was conferred the rank of Faculty Emeritus of Psychology during Sterling College’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18. Froese has worked for the College since 1974 and served as chair of the psychology department.
The semester is finished, but over 60 students, faculty and staff are still on campus at Sterling College preparing to leave on mission trips to nine countries. The teams began leaving May 20 and arrive back in the United States by June 5.
With a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma City, No. 15 Sterling (Kan.) will make its first ever trip to the NAIA World Series. Sterling can now add the title NAIA Oklahoma City Opening Round Champion to the titles of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Co-Champion and KCAC Tournament Champion.
Dr. Brad Nix, associate professor of music, and Ryan Gage, visiting vocalist, will perform a joint recital on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church. Gage is the minister of worship and arts at the Hutchinson First Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson, Kan. The free recital is open to the public with a reception to follow.