Communications and Theater Faculty

Micah Oelze

Micah Oelze ’16, returns to his alma mater as instructor of communications and digital media. Oelze majored in Communications, with a concentration in multimedia, during his time as a student at Sterling. He also worked with the Office of Admissions, Ministry Teams, and the Communications department on the creation, development, and delivery of media productions. Since that time, he has served as the public relations and social media specialist at Barton Community College, followed by a position as the video communication specialist at Newman University.

Todd Vogts

The Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts has added a new position filled by Todd Vogts. He has experience in journalism, advising student publications, personal relations and technology, including work with many Kansas newspapers and Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting. Vogts earned his M.A. in Media Management from the University of Missouri, an M.S.E. in Journalism Education from Fort Hays State University, and a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in print journalism from Wichita State University. He also holds an A.A. in Journalism from Hutchinson Community College.

Sasha Hildebrand

Sasha has worked in most areas of the theatre, including acting, directing, costume and scenic design, theatre history, producing, stage management, education, professional preparation, program development and recruiting. She earned her M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. She also holds a postgraduate degree in acting from The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and a bachelor’s in theatre and communication with a concentration in education from Sterling College.

Ken Troyer

Ken taught 13 years in Kansas public schools as a forensics and debate coach and public speaking and drama teacher. His teams won multiple state championships, with individual students not only winning state championships, but national titles as well.

Under his direction, the Sterling College debate and forensics team has returned to regional and national prominence with the debate team capturing multiple state championship titles and placing 9th in the nation in 2010-2011 and 12th in 2011-2012.