"Winning the Outstanding Student Award makes students aware of just how much they did during their time at Sterling College," said Tina Wohler, vice president of student life.
The Outstanding Student Award is given to seniors who exemplify outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement, and an enthusiastically Christian faith. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.4. The final choice is made through a vote by faculty and staff.
Assistant Professor of Education Spencer Wagley, was awarded the 2009-2010 William McCreery Teaching Award during Sterling College's 118th Commencement Exercises.
The McCreery Teaching Award recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching and is presented to a faculty member whose efforts have provided noteworthy and innovative instruction to Sterling College students during the academic year. The award was established in honor of Sterling College's fourth president, William M. McCreery, and has been awarded to one outstanding faculty member each year since 1977.
Sterling College graduated 124 students at the College's 118th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
The Commencement ceremonies were held in Gleason Gymnasium and began at 9:45 a.m. with the traditional bagpipe, flag, faculty, staff and student processional. Alumnus Dr. Joe McFarland delivered the Commencement address entitled, "Gambatte."
Valerie Austin, Kan. City, Mo., Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Missions
Being physically, emotionally and spiritually stretched is common when going on a summer mission trip. Sterling College's team to Guatemala looks to be no different. On June 2, a team from Sterling College will be going to Chiquimula, Guatemala for two weeks.
While in Guatemala, the team will be speaking to large school assemblies, helping with Sunday morning services and taking relief food to mountain villages where poverty and hunger prevail.