Summer is here and campus is quiet. What are your plans? Lots of traveling? Relaxing and renewing? I’m looking forward to several trips myself and have already been on a couple actually. Several of our mission teams are already back from their two-week trips and the next round heads out shortly. You can read the team blogs from our website. Please check-in so that you know how best to pray for the teams and the work God is doing through them.
If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, I hope to see you at our alumni event on Saturday June 23. We will be meeting at Paul Laughlin’s home at 21592 SW Stafford Rd, Tualatin, Oregon from 5-7 for heavy appetizers. It is $10 per person, payable in advance, and you can RSVP to Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.346.1017, ext. 219. All SC students and prospective students currently in high school are free. Dr. Dewey, vice president for institutional advancement and Dr. Gregory Kerr, vice president for academic affairs will be joining me. Deadline is Friday June 15, so call for your reservation today!
There are a lot of changes going on at SC this summer. We have a number of new faculty moving into the area to start teaching this fall. We just celebrated 38 years of faithful service to SC with Don Reed ’68 as he moves on to the next chapter in his life. We are beginning the process of looking for a new president to lead Sterling into our next chapter. Pray for us as seek to be faithful to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Remember as you are traveling this summer, we invite you to not only stop by campus and say hello, have a cup of tea and get a tour, but we have rooms available for you to stay overnight. Melissa (Yarrow) Wisner ’09 and her staff are happy to help accommodate you and your family.
Travel safely and stay cool!
Amy Thompson ’96
Dir. of Alumni & Parent Relations
There are a number of exciting things that closed out Sterling’s athletics this year.
Sara Doll became the second person to hold five school records on the record board, the other being All-American and SC Hall of Fame member Rene (Zimmerman) Wilson ’95. See complete story.
Warrior Baseball made it further than ever before as they went into the NAIA Opening Round tournament ranked 25th in the nation. See complete story.
Are you a golfer? Do you love be outside and support a good cause? Then be sure to sign up for this year’s Warrior Wood and Wedge on June 19. See details.
Commencement Honors Harold and Pat Hood
Each year the Sterling College Alumni Council selects and individual or couple to receive the Distinguished Service Award. Alumni are nominated by other alumni. This year’s recipients are Harold ’58 and Pat (Offerle ’60) Hood, of Great Bend, Kan. See complete story.
Christian Dashiell ’02, son of Larry ’76 and Lisa (Christian) fs78 Dashiell, has been named the Sterling College campus chaplain. See complete story.
Student Union gets an overhaul
The cafeteria, snack bar and Cornerstone are getting major renovations this summer. It’s been a long time since there was a bowling alley in the Student Union and we’re excited about all the changes. We invite you all to campus in the fall to see the changes and enjoy lunch with our students. You can always pay for meals at the door and there will be a tremendous amount of options each meal – including stone-baked pizza!
Nov. 1, 1887 was the first day of classes at Cooper Memorial College. In honor of Sterling College being open for 125 years, Senator Jay Emler of Lindsborg sponsored a resolution commending the College. Three employees and two students traveled to Topeka, Kan. on May 7, to receive the honor on the Senate floor. They were also able to visit with a few alumni and tour the Capitol and Tiffany windows of First Presbyterian Church before returning to Sterling. See complete story.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kan., with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.