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
Having six children and 11 grandchildren attend your alma mater is no easy feat, but that is the case for Distinguished Service Award winner Reverend Don Ray. Ray, a Sterling College graduate of 1962, received the award during Sterling's 118th commencement on May 22.
Being physically, emotionally and spiritually stretched is common when going on a summer mission trip. Sterling College's team to Guatemala looks to be no different. On June 2, a team from Sterling College will be going to Chiquimula, Guatemala for two weeks.
While in Guatemala, the team will be speaking to large school assemblies, helping with Sunday morning services and taking relief food to mountain villages where poverty and hunger prevail.
The Sterling College Business Department made the decision to give Tim Hoover the Outstanding Business Student award on April 14. On April 15, Tim Hoover, a first-year , non-traditional student from Sterling, collapsed in class and died. He had suffered with diabetes and complications related to it for many years. Despite his health issues, Hoover was passionate about getting an education and determined to pursue it.
The Sterling College mission trip to Kenya this summer will involve a lot of soccer-or "football," as it is called in Kenya. Dave Underwood, head men's soccer coach at Sterling College, is leading eight of the soccer players on a mission trip to Nairobi. The team is hosting clinics and training sessions at schools, orphanages, and the Kibera slum and will play with several African club teams.