Katie O’Brien grew up in Upland, California, where she developed a love for theatre and music. She headed to Sterling in 2014 to major in Theatre and Communication. She graduated in the spring of 2018 and has returned to campus as the Arts Admissions Counselor.
Katie is grateful to be back working at her alma mater, and excited to be working with the Arts Departments, in which she was heavily involved in during her time attending the college.
Tracy comes to Sterling College after serving as Registrar/Student Data Coordinator for Hesston High School. A graduate of Tabor College, she got to experience firsthand the value of attending a Private Christian College. She loves helping prospective students see the value of this type of education as well! Tracy is married to Lonnie, the Sterling College Tennis Coach and together they have three children, Tessa, Rhain and Logan. When not cheering on the Warrior tennis team, she can be found cheering on her children at their events, doing DYI projects and reading a good book.
Jennie graduated from Sterling College in 2010 with a wealth of experience in production management, story-telling, and engaging diverse audiences. After working professionally in theatre she shifted her focus to site interpretation at informal education sites, connecting visitors to local history and wildlife conservation. A highlight among these experiences was working with Kale the Porcupine as Lead Program Mentor with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Ashley Burns graduated from Sterling College in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology. While attending Sterling College she participated in her fair share of sports. She cheered all four years of college for Sterling football and basketball, along with competition cheer. She also participated in women’s soccer for the first two years of her college career and ran track for a semester.
Carrie caught the contagious Sterling College "bug" from her husband when he couldn't stop talking about the wonderful experiences that he had as a former Sterling College student. Soon she became hooked as well. Carrie enjoys working as the Assistant Director of Admissions because it allows her to promote all the wonderful things that Sterling College has to offer to students.
Marge is the epitome of someone who fell in love with Sterling College and could never leave. She came to Sterling as a student many years ago. During that time she met her husband, also a student here. About thirty years ago, Marge began working in Admissions which continued to expose her to the family atmosphere of Sterling. She and her husband, Ed, have four children, two of whom have graduated from Sterling College, as well as eight grandchildren.
Admissions, Cooper Hall
Dennis came to Sterling as a student over 30 years ago. He was interested in finding a college with a strong Christian perspective as well as a strong theatre program, communications program and a place where he sensed a committed community-and Sterling was it.