The 2014 recipients of Sterling College’s highest alumni award, the Distinguished Service Award, have devoted their lives to serving God and the health and well-being of others. R.C. “Corky” fs69 and Mary (Creswell) ’69 Trotter were recognized for their service at Sterling’s 122nd commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Each year, two Sterling College students who reflect the ideal Sterling College graduate receive the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award in conjunction with the Outstanding Male and Female Graduate award. This year, the award was presented to Nathan Ehresman of Wichita, Kan., and Emily Walker of Sterling, Kan.
Former Professor of Chemistry Dr. Curtis Beechan was conferred the rank of faculty emeritus during Sterling College’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, on the East Cooper Lawn. Beechan taught at the College since 1986.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the new baseball scoreboard on the Sterling College baseball field was dedicated. The scoreboard was damage last year in a wind storm. Florence Hill, a 1950 graduate of Sterling College, was visiting the campus last fall and saw the damaged scoreboard. She was wanting to do something for her alma matar. Florence met her sweetheart, Ollie, at Sterling College. He was a avid baseball fan and she was excited about the opportunity to honor his life by donating the funds to buy the new scoreboard.