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Two Sterling College graduates receive Fran Jabara Leadership Award

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April 29, 2008

Sterling College recognized two graduates for the Outstanding Male and Female Fran Jabara Leadership Awards during its 116th Commencement Exercises. This year’s recipients were Seth Prochaska son of Brett and Rosie of Ada, Kan., and Rachel Dunham daughter of Kirk and Paula of Green River, Utah.

Seventy-five graduate at 116th Sterling College commencement

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May 8, 2008

Sterling College graduated 75 seniors at the 116th commencement exercises on Saturday, April 26.
The commencement exercises took place on the east lawn of Cooper Hall. Past ceremonies have taken place at Smisor Stadium, but due to reconstruction, commencement was moved to Cooper. The commencement address was given by Dr. John Silber. A baccalaureate service was held in Culbertson Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Steven Marsh gave the baccalaureate message.

Sterling Announces Outstanding Senior Athletes

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May 19, 2008

Awards Convocation Recipients Announced

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May 21, 2008

Sterling College recognized scholarship winners and other outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation held April 11th at 11:00 am in Culbertson Auditorium
Students recognized for individual scholarships were:
Aleta J. Matthews Endowed Scholarship: Melissa Yarrow
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Theatre: Jean Bosch
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Business: Elizabeth Bowling
Carol McCullough Brown Endowed Vocal Music Scholarship: Molly Sundquist
Castrodalel Family Endowed Scholarship: Michelle Sumption

Fifty-six to participate in Sterling College mission trips this summer

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May 22, 2008

Fifty-six students will be participating in one of seven Sterling College short-term mission trips taking place this summer. Countries being visited include Belize, Brazil, Croatia, Kenya, Nicaragua and two trips to countries in Asia.
“Our missions program is rapidly growing. We have seven trips going out this summer, which is more than we have ever sent out from Sterling. It is very encouraging to see the tremendous growth our program has experienced over the past six years” said Henry Lederle, director of missions.

Sterling College Hires New VP - Chief Financial Officer

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May 22, 2008

Scott Rich was recently named Sterling College’s Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and will begin his duties July 1.
Rich comes to Sterling College with a strong background in leadership and management. Previously he has worked at Stutzman Greenhouse, Inc., and Foodbrands America, both in Hutchinson. Rich received his associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College, his bachelor’s degree from The Master’s College in Behavioral Science, and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Liberty University.

New Board Member Elected to SC Board of Trustees

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May 27, 2008

Sterling College elected a new Chair and new Board member to the Board of Trustees during their Spring meeting.
Tony Thompson, a 1969 graduate of Sterling, was elected Chair of the Board. Thompson has been a member of Board of Trustees since 1998 and has served on the Finance and Investment and Board Development Committee.

Sterling College releases Spring 2008 Dean’s List

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May 28, 2008

Sterling College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2008 semester. Criteria for the Dean’s List include the completion of at least twelve graded credit hours and a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.5 or better. The following area students were named to the list.
Tyler Ball, Great Bend, Kansas
Jeff Baker, Sparks, Nevada
Jean Bosch, Wichita, Kansas
Elizabeth Bowling, Vandelia, Ohio
Paul Brandes, Waukegan, Illinois
Paul Brecht, Manhattan, Kansas
Alysha Brintnall, Bettendorf, Iowa

Natalie Gordon finishes third at NAIA National Track Meet

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June 1, 2008

Senior Natalie Gordon finished her track career with a third place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the NAIA National Track Championships held in Edwardsville, Ill.
Gordon entered the event ranked 13th overall with a time of 63.85. She ran a personal best time of 62.77 in the quarterfinals and a 62.94 in semifinals. In the finals she set another school record and another personal best with a time of 62.08 good enough for a third place finish.

Dillard named Region IV coach of the year

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June 17, 2008

Sterling College track coach Jack Dillard was recognized as the NAIA Region 4 track coach of the year.
This honor was voted on by the coaches of the region, and was given during the Hall of Fame luncheon at the NAIA national track meet in Edwardsville, Ill.
Dillard is in his fourth year as head coach of the Warriors. During that time he has built the roster from 10 athletes in 2004 to a team of 35 this past season.