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June 2013

Prayers to All Affected by Recent Bad Weather

We know that this has been a difficult weather season for many of you in Oklahoma and beyond. We want you to know that we are praying for you as you work through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Although you may not have directly been impacted we know that you may have family and friends that were. While we cannot be there physically, please know that you are not alone and we are praying for God’s grace, protection, provision, health, and hope for you and your loved ones and neighbors.

Please email us with your status so that we can better pray for you.

Track Finishes Year Strong

Ourdoor track and field had an impressive season this year. Coach Jack Dillard '03, in his 9th year coaching at SC, was named Women's Track Coach of the Year.

Two Warriors qualified and made the journey to the NAIA National Tournement in Marion, Ind last month, both in the hurdles. Sophomore Kimberly Garret finished her season, not qualifying for the finals, while senior Cedrique Smith won the NAIA National Championship in the 110m hurdles, a first for Sterling College. Prior to competing in the national tournament, Smith broke his own record in the 110m hurdles, placed atop the NAIA Performance list, and broke the SC school record with a time of 13.82 seconds, giving him the honor of being the 35th fastest time in the world.

Make Plans!

Homecoming is October 19, 2013. Make plans now to join us. It is not too early to book your lodging reservations on campus or in the area communities.

We will be having reunions for the following Classes:

1963
1983
1988
1993
2003
Decade reunion for the 1970's
Young Alumni Reunion (Classes 1998-2013).

Come enjoy the annual Lady Warrior Basketball Pancake Feed; Legacy Visit Day - for high school children of Alumni; musical South Pacific; Alumni College; Hangout - complete with bouncy castles, petting zoo, campus tours, and lunch; football game; alumni softball game; and Alumni Banquet - where we will honor alumni honor recipients and Fine Arts Hall of Fame inductees.

Coming to your Neighborhood

June 2012

22 - SC Safari at Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kansas

The Nature Center focuses on preserving our natural diversity and educating visitors about quality outdoor experiences. We will be outside the Visitor's Center 1:00 p.m.. - 3:00 p.m. There will be a program with cool, light refreshments and SC door prizes at 3:00 with a program regarding the work of the Nature Center as well as an update on the College. There is no charge for this event but reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Theresa at 620.278.4219 by June 17.

July 2013

20 - SC in Portland, Oregon

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Gather at the home of Paul Laughlin in Tualatin, Oregon for heavy hors d'oeuvres, SC prizes, and a Sterling College update with Director of Alumni, Amy Thompson '96. The evening is $10/person and should be paid in advance. RSVP to Theresa at 620-278-4219 by July 10.

August 2013

24 - Warriors in the Woods - Estes Park, Colorado

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Gather with us at the home of SC Chairman of the Board, Heather McCreery '90 and Scott Carter '88. We will have hors d'oeuvres and a College update by President Scott Rich, Dr. Marvin Dewey, vice president for institutional advancement, and Amy Thompson '96, director of alumni and parent relations. Online registration coming soon.

September 2013

6-15 - Kansas State Fair Booth, Meadowlark Building - Hutchinson, Kansas

13 - Mississippi Valley Alumni Chapter

October 2013

18-19 Sterling College Homecoming, Sterling College

Haspels Receive 2013 Distinguised Service Award

John M. ’69 and Gwenyth “Gwen” (Adair) '70 Haspels are the recipients of the 2013 Sterling College Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, given to Sterling College alumni for a lifetime of service.The Haspelses are currently serving with the church in Ethiopia, so their son, Chuck Haspels ’97, received the award during the 2013 Commencement ceremony in their honor.

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1975, is the highest alumni award given by Sterling College. It honors and recognizes a lifetime of service that exemplifies exceptional contribution to society, distinguished professional accomplishment, and outstanding leadership and character. The recipient is nominated by fellow alumni and voted on by the Alumni Council and Sterling College Board of Trustees.

Read entire story online.

Hot off the Presses

Campus is quieting down since graduation has passed. Please read more about our graduation on our website. You can also read about our athletics on the Warrior Athletics website.

There you will find news such as Dr. Jonathan Conard being honored with the 2013 McCreery Teaching Award and the fall schedule, just released, for the Lady Warrior Soccer team.

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