Dale Levering Named As 2011 Oscar Schmidt Convocation Speaker

Monday, September 26, 2011

On Friday, October 7, Sterling College will have Dale Levering, Sterling’s Associate Professor of Business and McVay Chair of Business, as its 2011 Oscar Schmidt Convocation speaker. The event will be held in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the public. Unknown Object

Levering is new to Sterling College, and brings a variety of experiences and wisdom to his position on campus. Levering has spent a significant amount of his life studying and teaching different fields of business, and specializes in economic development. His relationship with the Lord is the driving desire behind his study and work in the field of business. He is passionate about demonstrating for his students how faith integrates into their work by teaching from a business-as-mission perspective.

Levering received his M.B.A. from Kansas State University in 1991. After serving in the Marine Corps in the Gulf War, he completed a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. He worked for the United States Department of Commerce creating gap financing packages and currently serves on the editorial committee of The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

The Oscar Schmidt Lecture Series is an endowed series by C. Oscar Schmidt Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, that occurs on three campuses across the country: Sterling College, the University of Iowa and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Schmidt was strongly oriented in the free enterprise system and intended that the series assist undergraduates in understanding the system and how it continues to help the success of the United States.