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Graduates finalize time at SC | May 29, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, Sterling College added 135 names to its alumni list. President Scott Rich conferred the senior class’s degrees on the lawn in front of Cooper Hall at the 121st Annual Sterling College Commencement Ceremony.

Graduates of the College include:

Smith wins NAIA National Championship | May 28, 2013

Senior hurdler Cedrique Smith won the NAIA National Championship in the 110m Hurdles on Saturday afternoon in Marion, Ind. on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University with a time of 13.97.

Smith, from Phoenix, Ariz., separated from the leaders on the final two hurdles to win his third NAIA National Championship in the event. The past two championships were won while racing for Azuza Pacific (Calif.).

Conard presented with McCreery Teaching Award | May 23, 2013

Dr. Jonathan Conard, assistant professor of biology, was awarded the 2012-2013 McCreery Teaching Award at Sterling College’s 121st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18.

Haspelses receive Distinguished Service Award | May 23, 2013

John M. ’69 and Gwenyth “Gwen” (Adair) '70 Haspels were the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, given to Sterling College alumni for a lifetime of service in Southwest Ethiopia. The Haspelses are still serving in Ethiopia, so their son, Chuck Haspels ’97, received the award in their honor.

Students to serve in nine countries | May 22, 2013

The semester is finished, but over 60 students, faculty and staff are still on campus at Sterling College preparing to leave on mission trips to nine countries. The teams began leaving May 20 and arrive back in the United States by June 5.

Ehresman, Mitchell Named Outstanding Students | May 22, 2013

Tillie Ehresman of Sterling, Kan., and Micah Mitchell of Broomfield, Colo., were named Outstanding Male and Female Students and received the 2013 Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award.

Froese awarded Faculty Emeritus of Psychology | May 22, 2013

Professor of Psychology Dr. Arnold Froese was conferred the rank of Faculty Emeritus of Psychology during Sterling College’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18. Froese has worked for the College since 1974 and served as chair of the psychology department.

Jaeger '00 joins Board of Trustees | May 16, 2013

Sterling College has elected alumnus Matthew Jaeger ’00 to the Board of Trustees during the spring meeting.

Goertzen, Wood to speak at commencement activities | May 15, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, 135 graduates will walk across the stage in the 2013 Sterling College Commencement Ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on East Cooper Lawn on the Sterling College campus. Dr.

Nix and Gage to perform joint recital | May 13, 2013

Dr. Brad Nix, associate professor of music, and Ryan Gage, visiting vocalist, will perform a joint recital on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church. Gage is the minister of worship and arts at the Hutchinson First Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson, Kan. The free recital is open to the public with a reception to follow.