Staff

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson 2012
Position: 
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

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 Valentine

Lynn Valentine 2012
Position: 
Housekeeping

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.

Office

Maintenance Building

Contact Information

Phone: (620)278-4240
Email: lvalentine@sterling.edu

 

Melissa Virts

Melissa Virts 2012
Position: 
Administrative Assistant for Student Life

Melissa is originally from Pretty Prairie, KS.  She fell in love with Sterling College while attending from 2004-2007.  After graduating with a B.A in psychology, she spent four years working with adults with severe mental illness at a mental health center.  She joined the SC staff in July 2011 as an administrative assistant in the Student Life Office.  Melissa’s passion is that every student would come to know Christ in a personal and transformational way.  When she’s not at work, Melissa enjoys cooking, traveling to Pennsylvania to see her extremely cu

Laurel Watney

Laurel Watney 2012
Position: 
Library Assistant

Laurel graduated from Gordon College with a degree in biblical studies and a minor in missions. She and her husband, Mark, were missionaries in Turkey for a year and a half early in their marriage. They moved to Sterling in 2006 and absolutely love it. They have three sons, Caleb, Micah and Josiah.

Laurel began working in the library in 2010 and really enjoys working with the students. She has led women’s Bible studies on campus and is co-leading a group of students to the Mediterranean this summer.

Deb Wiebe

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Position: 
Athletic Department Office Manager

 Deb was born and raised here in Sterling, Kansas. She graduated from Sterling high school and attended Hutchinson Community College. She now lives in Sterling with her husband, Curt and together have two children, Brenna and Derek as well as their grandaughter, Morgan. Brenna is married to SC Alumni, Brandon Winn.

 Deb started working in the athletic department in 1995 and can truly say, "This has been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.  Getting to know the student athletes and working with a great coaching staff truly makes for the best job!"

Rick Winters

Rick Winters 2012
Position: 
Plumber

Rick Winters was born and raised in Florida and moved to Kansas in 1987. Rick started working for Sterling College in 1999.  He and his wife Diana have 5 children. Rick enjoys the outdoors and hunting in his spare time.

Office

Maintenance Building

Contact Information

Phone: (620)278-4240
Email: rwinters@sterling.edu
 

Tina Wohler

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Position: 
Vice President for Student Life

Serving as the Vice President for Student Life, Tina enjoys watching students grow spiritually and academically while they are at Sterling College. She serves as a member of the president’s cabinet and chairs both the emergency preparedness committee and the student success committee focused on student retention. She also serves as the College Title IX Coordinator.

Del Wyman

Del Wyman 2012
Position: 
Maintenance

Del was born and raised in Maine and came to Kansas in the 1970’s.  He graduated from Pratt Community College in 1994.  Before coming to Sterling College, Del worked for eight years for the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America, first as a Camp Ranger and later as  Property Manager, managing all council properties and Capital Improvements.  Del is married to Jenni who is an evening shift chef and supervisor for Chartwell’s Dining Service here at Sterling College.  He also has 3 grown children living on their own now.