Katie Petersen

Katie earned her B.A. in Professional Studio Art from Doane University and has recently earned her MFA in Painting from Fort Hays State University in May 2023. Katie enjoys shotgun sports, in which she participated in high school and college. Katie won the Women’s High Overall SCTP National Championship. Katie also enjoys writing, listening to reviews/critiques of movies and novels.

Dr. Donna Devlin

Donna earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to that she earned her M.A. in American History and Government from Ashland University; B.S. in Education and a B.A. in History from Fort Hays State University.  Donna enjoys reading, playing the piano, jogging, watching Royals baseball, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  She has two daughters, Sydney, and Corbin.  Donna was raised on their family farm near Jewell County Kansas.

Tyler Jones

Tyler earned his B.S. in Physical Education/Health & Exercise Science from Missouri Western State University; and his MS in Athletic Training here at Sterling College this past May 2023. Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors, and is eager to contribute his enthusiasm, skills, and work ethic as a staff of the athletic training staff.

Sean Engler

Sean earned his BFA in Graphic Design from FHSU and is currently finishing work on his MFA from FHSU as well.  Sean and his wife, Paige, recently moved to Lyons, Kansas and are looking forward to this new journey. Sean was born and raised in Wichita, so he has deep Kansas roots.  He enjoys playing bass guitar and drums, writing stories and printmaking is a fine art hobby.  His primary practice is Digital 3D Creation including sculpting characters, animation, and product development.

Shebuel Varghese

Sheb Varghese grew up in AZ where he became enchanted with philosophy and theology at a classical, Christian school. He majored in philosophy in college and went on to pursue two graduate degrees in theology. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on friendship. Sheb is passionate about forming wise and faithful disciples of Jesus who love God with all their hearts, souls, and minds. He enjoys conversations with friends, cooking, hiking in the mountains, and watching good movies. Sheb and his wife have four beautiful children.


Dr. Emily Becker

Dr. Becker comes to us from St. Peters, MO where she finished her Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern History in May 2022 from St. Louis University.  Emily has many areas of interest in research, and academic honors/development, and earned her MA in Medieval History from St. Louis University and her BA in History and English from Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Holly Schmidt

Holly comes to us with extensive experience as a business and marketing professional, working with many companies within the marketing and communications field, including organizations such as Snap-On, the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, and the Wichita Business Journal.  Holly received her BA in Communications and her Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership with a heavy emphasis in Communications, both from Fort Hays State University.

Ashley Gaeddert

Ashley comes to us from Barton Community College, where she’s been an Asst. Athletic Trainer since 2018, and was recently teaching Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries this past spring.  Ashley received her MS in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University, completed her BA in Athletic training from Bethany College, and passed her Athletic Training licensing certification in Fall 2018.

Tressa Weber

Tressa is familiar to Sterling College as the former manager of the Warrior Wearhouse.  Tressa earned her BS in Exercise Science from Taylor University and has recently finished her MS in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University.  Tressa is also a certified strength and condition specialist.  Tressa’s husband, Aaron, is the Sports Information Director here at Sterling College.  They have three children ranging in grades from 7th to 2nd.  Tressa enjoys nature photography, drinking coffee, hiking, and watching sports.