Senior Natalie Gordon finished her track career with a third place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the NAIA National Track Championships held in Edwardsville, Ill.
Gordon entered the event ranked 13th overall with a time of 63.85. She ran a personal best time of 62.77 in the quarterfinals and a 62.94 in semifinals. In the finals she set another school record and another personal best with a time of 62.08 good enough for a third place finish.
Sterling College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2008 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 area students were named to the list.
Tyler Ball, Great Bend, Kansas
Jeff Baker, Sparks, Nevada
Jean Bosch, Wichita, Kansas
Elizabeth Bowling, Vandelia, Ohio
Paul Brandes, Waukegan, Illinois
Paul Brecht, Manhattan, Kansas
Alysha Brintnall, Bettendorf, Iowa
Sterling College elected a new Chair and new Board member to the Board of Trustees during their Spring meeting.
Tony Thompson, a 1969 graduate of Sterling, was elected Chair of the Board. Thompson has been a member of Board of Trustees since 1998 and has served on the Finance and Investment and Board Development Committee.
Scott Rich was recently named Sterling College’s Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and will begin his duties July 1.
Rich comes to Sterling College with a strong background in leadership and management. Previously he has worked at Stutzman Greenhouse, Inc., and Foodbrands America, both in Hutchinson. Rich received his associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College, his bachelor’s degree from The Master’s College in Behavioral Science, and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Liberty University.
Fifty-six students will be participating in one of seven Sterling College short-term mission trips taking place this summer. Countries being visited include Belize, Brazil, Croatia, Kenya, Nicaragua and two trips to countries in Asia.
“Our missions program is rapidly growing. We have seven trips going out this summer, which is more than we have ever sent out from Sterling. It is very encouraging to see the tremendous growth our program has experienced over the past six years” said Henry Lederle, director of missions.