Rishawn Austin

Rishawn Austin 2012
Convergent Technology Specialist

Mr. Austin graduated in May of 1999 with a BA in Mass Communications from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK while concurrently serving his six year enlistment in the US Army Reserve. He went on to work in campus ministry for the next five years at NSU and the University of Missouri. During this time he was able to serve on several mission teams, including trips to Japan, China, Thailand and Panama.  Mr.

Ashley Barnes

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Public Relations Coordinator

Ashley Barnes graduated from Sterling College in December 2011 with a B.A. in Theology: Biblical Studies. While she was a student, she served as a resident assistant and a dorm chaplain. Before returning to Sterling College she spent time traveling Europe and worked at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. She is currently serving as the public relations coordinator for the college.

Ashley enjoys music, reading, a good cup of tea and hiking. She loves to travel and watch soccer. She is passionate about equipping and mobilizing the body of Christ to serve in local communities.

Sheila Bird

Director of Planned Giving

As Director of Planned Giving, Sheila Bird is a member of the Institutional Advancement team and has leadership responsibility to manage a comprehensive planned giving program, including the Kelsey Society, charitable gift annuities, wills and trusts, non-cash gifts like real estate, stocks, and farm crops, endowed gifts, and gifts needing complex planning assistance. She will also assist the Vice President of Advancement to secure gifts for the Sterling Fund, Cooper Fund, major gifts, grants, and all capital projects for campus improvements.

Jessica Boor

Jessica Boor 2012
Head Coach of Cheer and Dance

Jessica Boor enters her second year as head coach of Sterling’s Cheer and Dance program. Prior to coaching, Boor spent two years cheering for the Salina Cagerz, a basketball team based out of Salina. Boor also attended Barton County Community College, where she cheered, and also spent four years cheering at Sterling High School. Boor currently resides in Sterling with her husband, Zach, and their two year old, Brentley. Outside of cheering, Boor is a CNA at the Sterling Medical Center. 

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Pam Bradford

Pam Bradford 2012

Pam recieved her associates degree in printing technology in 1990. She then went to work on a exotic animal farm as a barn manager for a year. After that she went to work in a print plant and worked there for 13 years. She has three grown children and 2 grandchildren.  She has worked for a police department, sheriffs department and in a foundry so she is a Jill of all trades. She is here at Sterling College because the Lord put her here.

Kevin Burgess

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Online Admissions Counselor and Recruiting Specialist

As native of New Hampshire, I came to Sterling without ever visiting. I had a good feeling about Sterling, and that feeling didn't seem to pan out my freshmen year. It took me running back home for me to finally understand that God wanted me here. After a year at Keene State College I was ready to come back and get serious about my studies, and Sterling became my home. I will be Graduating in December with a BS in History and Professional Studies. 

Connie Carey

Connie Carey 2012
Director of Student Health

Connie Carey serves as the Director of Student Health. She holds an RN as well as notable experience as an Allied Health instructor for 18 years. She is a current member of the Central College Health Association where she has served on the board from 2011-2013, and is also a memeber of the American College Health Association. Connie works closely with the Student Life office to provide individual, quality care to each student. Connie lives in Sterling with her husband Bruce, a life-long farmer/rancher. The Careys have three adult children: Sara, Travis and Fay.

Scott Carter

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Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Scott Carter is Sterling College's vice president of institutional advancement, overseeing planned giving, annual fund, alumni relations, advancement database/software systems, donor development and all advancement operations.  Scott also serves as a member of the president’s cabinet.

Janet Caywood

Janet Caywood 2012

Janet’s enrollment at Sterling College was no surprise as all of her siblings had earned degrees from SC. She never left Sterling, marrying her husband shortly after graduation. She returned to SC in 1995, this time as an employee, becoming Registrar in 1998. Janet enjoys working with the students, offering guidance in the completion of their degrees.

Janet met her husband Steve while attending a local church during her college years. They have called Sterling home for the past 34 years, although Steve has lived in Sterling all his life. They have two grown sons, Todd and Mark. Todd is also a Sterling College graduate. In her spare time, Janet enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Brett Clow

Brett Clow 2012
Assistant Football Coach

Brett is originally from Rockwall, Tex. He went to Bethel College in 2005 and was a four year starter on their football team, being named the all conference quarterback three times. He played on two KCAC conference championship teams (2006, 2007) and graduated in 2009. After Bethel, he attended Wichita State University from 2009-2012 earning his masters degree in sports management.