Sterling College awarded the outstanding graduating student awards to David Fuller and Melissa Yarrow during the commencement exercises on Saturday, April 25, at Smisor Stadium.
Both Fuller and Yarrow were cited for their service in student government, their leadership on mission trips, and their participation and excellence in their respective fields of study.
The outstanding graduating student awards are presented to one male and one female who exemplify outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement, and an enthusiastic Christian faith. Generally, these are students who reflect and portray the ideal Sterling College graduate.
Fuller and Yarrow were also the recipients of the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award. This award, established in 2002 by Professor Fran Jabara, former Dean of the Wichita State University College of Business Administration, recognizes graduating seniors from four-year, private Kansas colleges who display exemplary leadership skills.
Fuller graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in religious and philosophical studies and Christian ministries with an emphasis in missions. He is the son of Ken and Janet Fuller of Miltonvale, Kan.
Yarrow graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Christian ministries with an emphasis in missions and communications and theatre arts with a communications emphasis. She is the daughter of Lee and Karen Yarrow of Morganville, Kan.