Institutional Advancement Office
A native of Sterling, Earle graduated from Sterling College in 1991 with a bachelor of arts in Behavioral Science and attended St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn., for a master’s in Philanthropy and Development. Earle’s son Jonathan ’11 and daughter Ashley (Earle) Brandes ’09, are both Sterling graduates. His son-in-law, Paul Brandes ’11, was named Sterling’s chaplain in the summer of 2019. David and his wife, Sherry, are excited to be moving to Sterling in the near future.
Aaron Weber comes to Sterling College as the Director of Development. In this role, Weber will spend much of his time on field fundraising working towards a successful annual giving program as well as capital campaigns and special project gifts. He also provides leadership in advancing the annual giving programs as a part of a structured strategic plan.
Susie Carney returned to her Alma Mater as the alumni director in 2017 after serving Andover Public Schools in Kansas for 13 years. Previously, Susie held positions such as online team lead in the banking industry. Also, she has served on Sterling’s Alumni Council in addition to several boards in the Greater Wichita area. Susie graduated from Sterling College in 1988 with a B.A. in Language Arts.
As Sterling College’s Director of Stewardship, Amy Gabrielson provides leadership and management of annual giving, endowed and annual scholarships, special events, database/software systems, gift and tax receipting and other special projects.
Prior to joining Sterling College in August 2016, Amy worked for six years in nonprofit fundraising and communications with organizations in Milwaukee and Denver. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from South Dakota State University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.
Brad Evenson is Sterling College's director of marketing and communications, overseeing the marketing communications for Sterling with internal and external target markets. Evenson directs the office of marketing and communication which works closely with campus departments including admissions, institutional advancement, alumni association, Sterling College Online, athletics and more.