Sterling College Students Travel to Thailand

Release Date: 
July 2, 2009

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A team of five students and four alumni from Sterling
College in Sterling, Kansas, will leave on July 5 for Phuket, Thailand, for a
two-week mission trip.

While the team is in Thailand, they will be working with
Self Help and Empowerment, a Christian organization that helps women and
children trapped in the commercial sex trade.

Team leader Karin Swihart, an ’08 alumna and current

SC Alumnus Josh Svaty Named Acting Secretary of Agriculture

Release Date: 
July 16, 2009

Sterling College graduate Josh Svaty ‘02, currently Kansas’ 108th District State Representative, has been named by Governor Mark Parkinson as Acting Secretary of Agriculture.

Music Professor Brad Nix has Musical Compositions Performed and Published

Release Date: 
August 4, 2009

During 2009 Dr.Brad Nix, Chair of the Music Department at Sterling College, has had two musical compositions accepted for publication and several others performed by high school, college, and church choral groups.

Sterling Hires New Student Accounts Coordinator

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August 19, 2009

Sterling College has hired a new student accounts coordinator/accountant for its business office. Heidi Shantz comes to the College from Grace Bible Church in Hutchinson, where she has worked as an administrative assistant for nearly four years. Shantz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.

Sterling College's Partnership with Honor Academy Beneficial for Both

Release Date: 
September 2, 2009

Despite having more than 20 four-year colleges in her home state, Lauren Cox of Colby, Kansas, was ready to go to a school nearly 1400 miles away. On the day she planned to sign enrollment papers, she heard of Sterling College, 200 miles from Colby, and what she learned made her reconsider her decision.

Sterling College to Host 8th Annual Santa Fe Children’s Literature Festival

Release Date: 
September 2, 2009

The 8th annual Santa Fe Trail: Children’s Literature Festival will be held at Sterling College on Thursday, September 17. Elementary and middle school students from Rice County, South Hutchinson, and Hutchinson will attend the event, which features Christopher Canyon, an award-winning children’s book illustrator, and Molly Levite Griffis, a writer who has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award.

New Staff Named for Sterling College

Release Date: 
September 10, 2009

Sterling College begins the new academic year with new staff members across campus. There are 13 new full-time and three new part-time staff.
Full time staff:

Sterling and William Jewell Open for the KC Wizards Sept. 19

Release Date: 
September 18, 2009

Sterling Professor Earns Doctorate in Biology

Release Date: 
September 18, 2009

Upper-level biology students at Sterling College this fall will have to change the way they address one of their professors. Jonathan Conard, assistant professor of biology, looks no different than he did last spring, but he is now Dr. Conard, having completed his Ph.D. in biology at Kansas State this past summer.

"Raving Fan" and "Rookie of the Year" Awards May Lead to Jobs for Sterling College AT Students

Release Date: 
September 21, 2009

Though the "Raving Fan Award" sounds like a recognition given at a high school pep rally, it is actually an award given by the Varsity Spirit Corporation, one of the premier cheerleading camp companies in the nation. College senior Jonathon Lovercamp, one of several Sterling College athletic training majors who interned for Varsity Spirit this past summer, was nominated for this award. It is such a well-known honor in athletic training that he may list his "Raving Fan" nomination on his résumé, and it might be the very thing that lands him a job.