The Sterling Teacher Education Program at Sterling College announced Monday, Nov. 4, that it has received continued accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. According to NCATE, receiving continued accreditation means that the institution has met “rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.”
The Sterling College Department of Art and Design will be hosting the annual juried student art show with the opening reception on Nov. 14, from 5–7 p.m. Awards for best of show, second and third place will be announced at 5:30 p.m.
Each year Sterling College recognizes a young alumni who has made significant contributions to their profession and community in 15 or less years after graduating. For the 2013 Young Alumni Award, Sterling College chose Kate Wise ’04 of Salina, Kan., and awarded a posthumous award to Kristy (Kalivoda) Roszel ’02.
Coach Lonnie Kruse will be honored in the Gleason Center at 6:30 p.m. with a dedication ceremony naming the court after the long-time and winning coach. Kruse has served as head women’s basketball coach for 32 years and is the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach in Kansas. He is second on the active list for wins in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Assistant Professor of Art and Design Hanna Kozlowski-Slone has been chosen to participate in two art exhibits across the United States. Her papercuts, Carnation Carcass and The Long-Awaited, were accepted into two separate shows by juried selection.
On Oct. 18, 2013, Sterling College faculty, staff, students and guests attended the inauguration of Sterling College’s 12th president, Scott A. Rich. The inauguration was held at 9:30 a.m. in a packed Culbertson Auditorium.
Nominated for his many accomplishments and contributions to his Alma Mater, Dr. Alan Cureton was awarded the 2013 Sterling College Alumni Award at the homecoming alumni banquet on Saturday, Oct. 19. Cureton is currently the president of University of Northwestern – St. Paul.
The Sterling College debate team competed against the top teams in the nation at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on Oct. 5-6. The Warriors selected this competition to have the opportunity to compete against the top team in the nation, Western Kentucky University, St. Olaf College, Hillsdale College, St. Anselm University, Ohio State University and many more.