Sterling College Students Travel to India on Mission Trip

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May 5, 2009

Seven Sterling College students and two leaders left April 29 on Sterling College’s first cross-cultural trip to India. For two weeks they will be working with three children’s outreach programs in the city of Ongole in the state of Andhra Pradesh. One of the programs provides homes for abandoned/orphaned children; the second places special-needs children in foster family situations; and the third holds after-school programs for at-risk, impoverished children. The team will also visit some of the area’s historical and cultural sites.

Sterling College graduates 110 during 2009 Commencement

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May 7, 2009

Sterling College graduated 110 students at the College’s 117th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Commencement ceremonies were held on McCracken Field in Smisor Stadium, and began at 9:45 a.m. with the traditional bagpipe, flag, faculty, staff and student processional. Reverend Mike Woodruff, senior pastor of Christ Church in Lake Forest, Ill., delivered the Commencement address titled, "Cross the Line."
Graduates include:

Awards Convocation Recipients Named

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May 7, 2009

Sterling College recognized scholarship winners and other outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation held April 3, 2009 in Culbertson
Students recognized for individual scholarships were:
Aleta J. Matthews Endowed Scholarship:Tessa Blackwell, Whitney Dautel
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Theatre:Jennie Czuba, Sara Kanary
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Business:Danielle Brocato
Castrodalel Family Endowed Scholarship: Allie Graham
Charles and Opal Hall Memorial Chemistry Scholarship:Rachael Svaty

Gillespie Resigns as Head Golf Coach at Sterling College

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May 12, 2009

STERLING, Kans., -- Sterling College Athletic Director, Andy Lambert, announced today that Sean Gillespie has resigned his position as Head Golf Coach and assistant basketball at Sterling College. Gillespie is planning on pursuing a graduate degree at another institution.
According to Lambert, a search for his replacement will begin immediately.
For more information contact Justin Morris, Sports Information Director, Sterling College at (620) 278-4324.

Felicia Squires recognized for Sterling College’s McCreery Teaching Award

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May 12, 2009

Felicia Squires, associate professor of Language and Literature at Sterling College, was awarded the 2008-2009 McCreery Teaching Award during recent Commencement Exercises at Smisor Stadium.

Sterling College's Online Division Experiences Growth, Meets Students' Needs

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May 18, 2009

Sterling Teacher Education Program Provides Growth Opportunities, Sees Results

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May 18, 2009

The goal of Sterling College's Education department is to prepare students to be top-quality teachers. Professor Terri Gaeddert says, "We do everything we can to train our students, not just for the challenging situations they will face in the classroom, but even for the interviewing skills they need to obtain a job." This year there are some very visible results of all that preparation.

Outstanding Male and Female Graduates Named at Sterling College Commencement

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May 19, 2009

Sterling College awarded the outstanding graduating student awards to David Fuller and Melissa Yarrow during the commencement exercises on Saturday, April 25, at Smisor Stadium.
Both Fuller and Yarrow were cited for their service in student government, their leadership on mission trips, and their participation and excellence in their respective fields of study.

Sterling College Releases Spring 2009 Dean's List

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June 1, 2009

Sterling College has named 150 students to its Dean’s List for the Spring 2009 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 students were named to the list.
Brett Allman of Key Largo, Florida
Tyler Ball of Great Bend, KS
Ashley Barnes of Colby, Kansas
Rebekah Bell of Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Marty Boeschling of Clay Center, Kansas
Jean Bosch of Wichita, Kansas
Jared Brown of Augusta, Kansas

Students to participate in SC's mission trip to Peru

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June 2, 2009

Six Sterling College students and four SC employees will be traveling to Peru this summer on a short term mission trip. The team will be leaving on June 16 and staying for two weeks.