Rebecca Swartz graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006 with a degree in mathematics education. She credits her writing and editing abilities to her mom, an editor, who always made sure she did equally well in grammar as in mathematics and to her English teachers throughout middle and high school for emphasizing grammar and writing.
My name is Addie Swihart and I am so excited that I get the opportunity to serve the ladies of McCreery Hall as their Resident Director. I am a 2011 graduate of Sterling College with an Elementary Education degree and a minor in Christian Ministries. While taking classes in these areas, I realized my passion is for people. I have thoroughly enjoyed the lasting relationships built over this last year as an RD and look forward to more this year!
Director of Marketing and Presidential Communications
Karin Swihart graduated from Sterling College with a degree in communications arts and an interdisciplinary degree in societal justice. She is serving as the director of marketing and presidential communications for the office of the president and marketing and communications. She oversees the marketing and communications office which includes public relations, website, social media, guest and conference services, news and media relations, creative design and the internal and external communications for the college.
A former public school teacher, Will made the decision to work in higher education by working for Sterling College. His favorite aspect of Sterling College is the friendly campus atmosphere and the privilege of helping adult learners reach their educational goals. In his spare time, Will enjoys family time, writing and arranging music, playing instruments, web design, and computing.
Born in Dodge City, Clay was raised in Ashland, Kansas. After graduating High School he enlisted in the United States Army Field Artillery. After his enlistment was up he joined the United States Navy Seabee's as a Construction Electrician. He came to Sterling in 1990 working for the local light and power company. During this time he attended Hutchinson and Barton Community Colleges. Later he served as City Inspector for the City of Sterling. In 2000 Clay served as the Mayor of Sterling. Clay came to Sterling College in November of 2002 as the Plant Electrician. He now serves as the Physical Plant Director of the College. Clay is active with the College's "foster child" project. To date he cannot number the amount of kids who have eaten at his table or helped wear out his washer and dryer. In 2006 he endowed a scholarship in honor of his late wife Debra. Clay has three children, all alums of Sterling.
Amy Thompson graduated from Sterling in 1996, where she was involved in choir, theatre, forensics, youth ministries, and dorm government among other things. Armed with her degree in communication and theatre arts, she headed to Nashville, Tenn., where she did her internship and then found employment in the country music industry. However, she could not pass up the opportunity to return to her beloved SC when she was offered the position of director of alumni and parent services in 1998. After serving in that role, and briefly that of admissions counselor for five years, Amy decided to quit talking about graduate school and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where she obtained an M.A. in communication from Bethel University.
Lynn first came to Sterling College so that her daughter could go to college. She found out that the kids are the reason that she stays. She enjoys hobbies such as crochet, quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, and card making. She has been married for 40 years. She has 4 children, almost 2 grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren. She also has a dog named Lady and a bird called Smokey.