Terri Gaeddert, associate professor of education and associate dean at Sterling College, successfully defended her dissertation for the doctor of education degree from Wichita State University in August. Her dissertation discusses how faith and learning is perceived on a Christ-centered campus by administration, faculty and students.
A local alumna of Sterling College joined their Office of Institutional Advancement and External Relations this month. Teryn (Frizell) ’12 Irvin began her role as manager of alumni and marketing on Sept. 2. This newly created role on campus serves both the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Marketing and Communications, striving to build a stronger connection between these two important functions of the College.
The Office of Admissions and Sterling College Online both have new staff this month. Kaylee Beutler ’14 joined admissions in late August as the visit experience coordinator, and Will Lewis joined SCO as an admissions counselor.
Beutler will plan and execute campus visit events, such as Preview Weekends, and assist Mackenzie McGuire ’14 in planning personal campus visits. She will also work with Carrie McGlynn, admissions counselor, in recruiting science-oriented students.
The inaugural Ross and Fern Freeman Lecture Series speaker, Ken Blanchard, will appear on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Sterling College. Focusing on servant leadership, Blanchard will address students, employees and guests of the College. Limited seating is available to the public; to RSVP, contact Luke Cureton, director of development for annual programs, at 620-278-4219 by Monday, September 15.
Sam Rotman, Christian concert pianist, will perform a free concert on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at Sterling United Presbyterian Church. Rotman will be in town on Monday to lecture students in the music department at Sterling College and has offered to perform a concert followed by his testimony that evening. The public is invited to attend.