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 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 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.
Brent has over 22 years working in the parks and recreation industry, primarily on the local government level. For nearly 20 years he has served as the Superintendent of Recreation in Cheney, Kansas. During his years he oversaw a highly progressive department that continues to grow in programming and facilities.
Brent served on the state Kansas Recreation and Parks Association executive board for 12 years. He also created multiple workshops and assisted with state conference planning that often included serving as a speaker and presenter in many continuing education sessions.
Bill is a familiar face to many of us at Sterling College, as he has a rich history with the community of Sterling, as well as the USD 376 School District. Bill comes to us from Canton, KS where he has spent the last few years as Superintendent of Schools for USD 419 Canton-Galva. Prior to that, Bill was the 7-12 Principal for Sterling Jr/Sr High School from 2007 through 2019.
Dr. Hokamp joined Sterling College in the fall of 2021, after completing a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Prior to this appointment, he earned his PhD in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University in 2019. Dr. Hokamp enjoys teaching all areas of mathematics, but he has a special passion for exploring theoretical and abstract mathematical disciplines. Outside of teaching, Dr. Hokamp enjoys conducting research, playing strategy games (chess, in particular), and spending time with his family.
Christie is a pianist and musicologist from the Pacific Northwest. Her research centers around music’s place within the academy and changing conceptions of good taste insofar as taste relates to the nature of the self and one’s apprehension and perception of beauty. She has written and presented on topics including taste and the philosophy of art, German Idealism, the role of the self in contemporary worship music, and the phenomenology of Jean-Luc Marion at conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Here at Sterling, she teaches courses in Applied Piano, Aural Skills, and Music History.
Terell is a familiar face to many of us on campus, as she has transitioned from Student Life to her new role as an Asst. Professor of Sports Management. Terell earned her BS in Exercise Science from Sterling College in 2007, and then her MS in Sports Administration from the University of Colorado, in Greeley.
Anna began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2019. Anna grew up in Wichita, KS and attended Sterling College where she ran cross country and track as well as earned her B.S. in athletic training. She stayed in Sterling and was hired on staff as solely an AT and transitioned to full-time AT faculty in Fall 2020. She earned her M.S. degree in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Andrew Drake returned to Sterling in the Fall of 2020. He serves as the Head Athletic Trainer as well as a clinical faculty member in the Athletic Training and Health Science departments. Andrew received his B.S in Athletic Training from Sterling College in 2012. After graduation he completed an internship with South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Florida working at ESPN Wide World of Sports. In the Fall of 2013, he began working as a Graduate Assistant at The University of West Alabama. During this time, Andrew worked with the Rodeo, Tennis, Track & Cross Country, and Football teams.