Scott Carter - Sterling College

Scott Carter - Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Scott Carter is Sterling College's vice president for institutional advancement, overseeing planned giving, annual fund, alumni relations, advancement database/software systems, donor development and all advancement operations.  Scott also serves as a member of the president’s cabinet.

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Sheila Bird - Sterling College

Sheila Bird - Associate Vice President for Advancement

Bird joined the Institutional Advancement team in August of 2013 as the director of planned giving. In November 2016, she became the associate vice president for advancement. Bird has leadership responsibility for major gifts and manages a comprehensive planned giving program, including the Kelsey Society, charitable gift annuities, wills and trusts, non-cash gifts like real estate, stocks, and farm crops, endowed gifts, and gifts needing complex planning assistance. 

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Susie Carney - Alumni Director

Carney will return to her Alma Mater after serving Andover Public Schools in Kansas for 13 years. Previously, Carney 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. Carney graduated from Sterling College in 1988 with a B.A. in Language Arts.

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Luke Cureton - Sterling College

Luke Cureton - Director of Development for Annual Programs

Luke joined the advancement team in July 2014, after serving the previous five years as the head men’s and women’s golf coach. He is a ’03 graduate of Sterling College and has worked in the admissions office as well as the athletic department since he graduated. Luke manages the Sterling Fund, phone-a-thon, department mailings, Cooper Society, Sterling Golf Getaway, and other special projects.

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Amy Gabrielson - Sterling College

Amy Gabrielson - Director of Stewardship

As Sterling College’s Director of Stewardship, Amy Gabrielson provides leadership and management of annual giving, Cooper Society, Kelsey Society, endowed and annual scholarships, special events, database/software systems and other special projects.

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Tana Day - Sterling College

Tana Day - Advancement Coordinator

Tana Day graduated from Sterling College in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Christian Ministries and an emphasis in youth. She also volunteers with Light Up The Dark ministries.

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