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.
Dr. Craig A. Smith, professor of Biblical studies and chair of the religion and philosophy department at Sterling College, has published his third book titled, At the Cross, At the Crossroads: Loving our Enemies in the 21st Century.
From Seattle to Pensacola, the Sterling College Forensics and Debate teams made their presence known as they competed nationwide during the 2007-2008 season. Following in the footsteps of the previous year’s successful season, the team faced the challenge of not only matching their previous success but maintaining excellence throughout the entire season.
The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society has recognized four Sterling College students for their academic achievement in the Kansas Athletic Training Education Program.
Named to the 1st Team is Lindsey Ryan of Wichita, Kan. First team honorees must be at least a junior in academic standing and must have achieved a minimum of a 3.8 cumulative grade point average. The student must also have a clinical performance rating of at least a 4/5 by the nominating Program Director.
Ryan is the daughter of Warren and Karen Ryan.
Recent Sterling graduate Rachel Dunham has been accepted to study medicine at the Medical School for International Health. The MSIH is a collaborative medical program of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University Medical Center. Dunham was also awarded the Tauber Family scholarship which covers half of her tuition costs based on her academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to international health and medicine and service to underserved communities.
When Friends University head football coach Monty Lewis told the press on media day that they would “…run the ball,” he left out a key piece of information… that they would win with the pass, which is what they did Saturday night in Sterling, KS in front of a capacity crowd at the newly renovated Smisor Stadium, besting the Warriors 33-7.
The 7th annual Santa Fe Trail: Children’s Literature Festival will be held at Sterling College on Thursday, September 18. Jane Kurtz, quoted by School Library Journal as “a superb storyteller,” and Alane Ferguson, nominated for four Edgar Allan Poe “Best Mystery” novels, will be the featured authors.
Why would KCAC football be any different than the rest of the nation in a week where the nation’s top 25 teams took beatings at the hand of their underdog opponents. So be it with Saturday’s match-up where the #13 ranked Bethel College Threshers (2-0) took there first loss at the hands of the Warriors 24-3.
Latecomers to the Santa Fe Children’s Lit Festival were not a disruption; they were unnoticed. The students attending were already too engaged in what authors Alane Ferguson and Jane Kurtz were sharing.