2018-19 Student Ambassadors

Mason Rich - Sterling College

Mason Rich

Hey!  My name is Mason Rich, and I am a Junior at SC this year! I chose Sterling because of its Christ-centered atmosphere and its community of friendly people— from students to professors! I am a Business Management major, and I am involved in choir, SGA, and The Donut Club too!  One thing I love about SC is, with the small campus, I can do just about anything. As you read, I’m involved in several different things on campus, and I embrace the opportunity to do so:  it’s a blast! I am excited to learn more about my field so that I can go into wherever God would have me go. I know that Sterling will prepare me for wherever that is, and I’m getting very excited about it all!  

Will Dutton - Sterling College

Will Dutton

Hello! My name is Will Dutton, I’m a Sophomore Theatre Education major. I came here initially because my relationship with my Voice teacher who was here, but now has opened up his own coffee shop in a neighboring community. I love Music and Theatre. I’m excited to see our campus continue to beat loud with positive people who care and love one another. The relationships you can make with anyone on campus are always special ones. People here are wonderful and easy to care for.

Tiffany Adams

Tiffany Adams

Hey! My name is Tiffany Adams and I am from Greeley, Colorado. I am a sophomore majoring in Art concentration in Graphic Design and minoring in Theatre. When I first visited Sterling, I knew it was the college for me. I wanted a Christian college with a strong art department and that is what I found when I visited sterling for the first time. Sterling has so many different opportunities for one to be creative, which I love. I also love the atmosphere at Sterling and how you can become friends and connect with so many people.



Emma Birky - Sterling College

Emma Birky

Hi! My name is Emma Birky, I am a senior majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. When I graduate I want to work for a ministry or a non-profit back in my home town of Colorado Springs, CO. I picked Sterling because of their variety of majors, opportunities, and passion to create servant leaders for the Lord. During the past three years at SC, I have been involved with the Campus Activities Board, Student Life as a Resident Assistant, the Admissions Office, and this year I am the Director of Campus Activities. I enjoy being involved on campus, cheering on the sports teams, spending time with friends, and building my relationship with Jesus Christ.

Patty Davila - Sterling College

Patty Davila

Hello! My name is Patty Davila, I am currently a sophomore at Sterling. I’m majoring in Psychology and minoring in Art and Design. When I first heard about Sterling College I placed it in the back of my mind behind other colleges. Then I had the opportunity to attend a preview weekend. I fell in love with Sterling the first time I visited. I was very drawn to all the amenities Sterling has to offer even though it’s a small college. I found the community atmosphere very heart warming. I knew this would be the perfect place to grow not only educationally but spiritually as well. I’m looking forward to continuing my education here at Sterling College.

Saige Biedenbender - Sterling College

Saige Biedenbender

My name is Saige I’m from Westmoreland KS and I’m a Junior at Sterling College. I’m majoring in photography and graphic design with a minor in business marketing. I plan to start my own photography business focusing on sports photography. I came to Sterling because of the community here. Everyone here is so nice and if you need help with something they will help you. Right now on Campus I’m the publicist for the campus activities board as well as an ambassador.

Elissa Freemire - Sterling College

Elissa Freemire

Hi! My name is Elissa Freemire. I am currently a senior here at Sterling College. I am a double major in Youth Ministries & Graphic Design. Originally, I am from Basehor, Kansas which is just outside of Kansas City. During my time here at Sterling, I have spent my time serving on the Campus Activities Board, the Yearbook team, as well as working here in Admissions. I came to Sterling because I love the community, both that of Sterling College and of the town of Sterling. The Christian atmosphere is something that really I searched for in a college and I found that right here at Sterling.

Brianna Chastain - Sterling College

Brianna Chastain

Hi, my name is Brianna and I am a Senior at Sterling College, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Christian Ministries. When looking for a college, I wanted my secondary education to have a Christian background within it. Sterling does a great job of preparing us for our future careers as well as our ministry within them. The professors are open and willing to share about their experiences and are also passionate about their students’ education. Multiple times a day I have professors, some who I don’t even have class with, ask me how my day is or invite me to come visit with them. If you are looking for an education where you can find support and encouragement, don’t look any farther, it’s at Sterling College!

Drake Koops - Sterling College

Drake Koops

Hi! My name is Drake Koops and I am a senior at Sterling College. I have a major in history and pre-law with a minor in political science. I was born and raised in Downs, Kansas. I love to play basketball and footsketball with my friends, read, watch and quote movies with my friends, and hang out with my dogs! I love Sterling College because of its community and the small town feel and am most excited to see the adventures I’m hoping to have with my last year here.

Ashley Dodge - Sterling College

Ashley Dodge

Hi! My name is Ashley and I’m from Wichita, KS. I’m majoring in Business Ministry and am a senior this year. I came to Sterling after I visited (about 5 times) and saw how the light of Christ truly was shining from students and staff. Even after my years here, this has remained true and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Joe Kern - Sterling College

Joe Kern

My name is Joe Kern and I am a Senior at Sterling College studying Sports Management. I have been involved in the football program here at Sterling for my time here, as well as other clubs and organizations. I am excited to finish my Sterling career strong and make some lasting memories. I am so grateful for everything Sterling has done for me as far as advancing my career with many opportunities to be involved and get job experience before graduating. Sterling has been great to me from the people to the fun activities and family atmosphere on campus.

Alyssa Hershey - Sterling College

Alyssa Hershey

Hello! My name is Alyssa Hershey and I am currently a senior theater and music major at Sterling College. She loves to sing in choir, play the French Horn in band, and be involved in theater productions! Something she loves about Sterling is how much the people genuinely care about others here, whether you be a student, staff, or faculty member. When she was looking for colleges, Sterling just felt like home, she didn’t want to leave. So she decided to spend the next four years here, and it has been one of the best decisions she has made!

Matraisa Lauderbaugh - Sterling College

Matraisa Lauderbaugh

My name is Matraisa Lauderbaugh and I am a Freshman. I am interested in becoming a youth leader within a Methodist Church and this led me to be a ministry major. I love the community and atmosphere at Sterling. I am excited to meet future students and get others excited about all that goes on here.

Samantha Jarvis - Sterling College

Samantha Jarvis

Hi! My name is Samantha and I’m so excited to be an admissions ambassador here at Sterling College. Sterling really is my home away from home, as I am from California. You may ask, “How does someone from California end up in small town Sterling, Kansas?” Well, I’d be glad to tell you my wild story when you decide to make a visit to this amazing school! Here, I am involved in choir and theatre, two of the finest programs on this campus! I’m so excited to continue my studies in Elementary Education as well as a Music minor during my 3rd year of college. I love helping people with whatever they need, and I’m excited to continue helping people throughout my time as an admissions ambassador! Come visit me and all of the other amazing ambassadors here at Sterling College when you schedule your visit!

Kassidy Brandt - Sterling College

Kassidy Brandt

I'm Kassidy Brandt. I heard about Sterling College from a former student and just loved everything I heard about it. I decided to come on a visit and I fell in love with the college and knew this was where I was supposed to be. Everyone is like your family and we all care about each other. I am excited to show people why I love Sterling College so much and can't wait to meet new people.

Kaleigh Pitre

Kaleigh Pitre

My name is Kaleigh Pitre and I'm just from a small town in the great state of Texas. I am a double major in History and Theatre Arts: Directing. You can always catch me either behind or on stage. I was drawn to Sterling after my cousin showed me where he went to school. I'm excited to be an ambassador this year so I can show people why Sterling is so amazing!   My roommate and I are both ambassadors so we love showing people the campus and bragging about our school. We both are involved with music and theatre arts, however, being a history major on campus in slim so I love to explain anything there is I know about history, theatre arts, and Sterling!



Andrew Hood - Sterling College

Andrew Hood

My name is Andrew Hood and I love Jesus Christ and people. I came to Sterling through hearing the stories and experiences of my older siblings who went there. I love basketball, seeking out adventure in nature, and hanging out with others. For this year I am looking forward to creating deep and meaningful relationships and memories. I love Sterling because of its welcoming community and quality people.

Adia Phommachanh

Adia Phommachanh

I'm Adia Phommachanh. I came to Sterling to cheer. I love singing and being around other people. Most importantly, I love food. The way to my heart is through my stomach.

Dakota Boehler - Sterling College

Dakota Boehler

Hi! My name is Dakota Boehler and I am a sophomore this year. I am majoring in Health Sciences with the hope to soon become a Physical Therapist or wherever God leads me in the field of Health Science. I am from Laurel, Montana which is about 15 hours from Sterling! Sterling was an amazing place for me my first year of college. I was on the women's basketball team which helped me develop so many amazing relationships I will have for the rest of my life! I look forward to filling an ambassador position this year, while continuing my education and my love for basketball.

Anna Kuns

Hi, my name is Anna. I'll be a senior this year and I'm from Wichita, KS. I'm majoring in Athletic Training. In my free time I like to long board and read. I have a love for music, specifically playing the piano, guitar and bass. But my favorite thing to do is to watch baseball and laugh.  Attending Sterling College has been the biggest blessing in my life. I love the people here and how much they care about your faith. The professors are second to none, and student life is a lot of fun. The town itself is really neat and much of the community is invested in the college. I don't just owe my education to Sterling, but much of how I have grown in my faith and how this place has guide me back to Jesus.



Estephany Moncada - Sterling College

Estephany Moncada

Estephany is a Criminal Justice: Pre-Law major from Patterson, California who does not enjoy debating opinions. Her definition of fun includes being able to serve on the Chapel worship team, visiting with friends over a cup of coffee, reading books that have nothing to do with law, bike riding, and drinking coffee as the sun sets outside. With the Lords guidance she hopes to become an attorney and advocate for those who have been abused in any shape or form.

Joshua Schievelbein - Sterling College

Joshua Schievelbein

My name is Joshua David Schievelbein (shiv-el-bine like combine but without the com). I am originally from a small town of about 900 people in the panhandle of Western Nebraska. I ended up coming on a visit to Sterling after getting an email from one of the football coaches.  I fell in love from the moment I stepped on campus and knew I had found a new place to truly call home. This year at SC I am excited to see the college grow and thrive in relationships between students, staff, and potential future students! I love Sterling College because, even though we may not have the big flashy lights of bigger schools, or the big shopping malls of bigger cities, Sterling has an amazing community of students, staff, faculty, coaches, and administrators. Though all of those things are amazing perks on the side Sterling not just as a college, but also as a town as a whole is the perfect place to call home. It is the most amazing place I could ever imagine to grow in Faith, Love, and Jesus Christ.  I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother. “On that day, declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord , ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” Haggai 2:22-23