Sterling College graduated 124 students at the College's 118th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
The Commencement ceremonies were held in Gleason Gymnasium and began at 9:45 a.m. with the traditional bagpipe, flag, faculty, staff and student processional. Alumnus Dr. Joe McFarland delivered the Commencement address entitled, "Gambatte."
Valerie Austin, Kan. City, Mo., Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Missions
"Winning the Outstanding Student Award makes students aware of just how much they did during their time at Sterling College," said Tina Wohler, vice president of student life.
The Outstanding Student Award is given to seniors who exemplify outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement, and an enthusiastically Christian faith. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.4. The final choice is made through a vote by faculty and staff.
Assistant Professor of Education Spencer Wagley, was awarded the 2009-2010 William McCreery Teaching Award during Sterling College's 118th Commencement Exercises.
The McCreery Teaching Award recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching and is presented to a faculty member whose efforts have provided noteworthy and innovative instruction to Sterling College students during the academic year. The award was established in honor of Sterling College's fourth president, William M. McCreery, and has been awarded to one outstanding faculty member each year since 1977.
Sterling College welcomes Lisa Parsons on July 1 as its Director of Career Services and First Year Program. "I am really looking forward to getting to know the students at SC and helping them with their college and career needs," said Parsons.
Addie Swihart of St. Francis, Kan., and Kenny McGrath of Apple Valley, Calif., were named the Outstanding Students and recipients of the Fran Jabara Leadership Award for the Sterling College class of 2011. They were awarded this honor at the 2011 commencement ceremony held on May 14, 2011 at Cooper Hall.
Long-time Sterling College Senior Associate Professor of Business Kathy Glynn was bestowed with Faculty Emeritus of Business status during the College’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, at Cooper Hall. Glynn has taught at Sterling College since 1987; she retired following the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year.