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March 2011

The Sterling College Alumni Office will be holding an event on March 26 in Minden, Nebraska at the historic Minden Opera House. Marcy (Phillips ’94) Brandt and Chuck ’66 & Nancy (Kenall ’67) Larsen will be co-hosting. The event will begin with a live performance matinee of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, followed by a catered dinner at the Opera House.

Another event to put on your calendar is Homecoming 2011. The dates for this year’s Homecoming are October 14-15. Reunion classes for this year are 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006. If you would like to be involved in helping plan your class reunion, please notify the Office of Alumni Relations.

Sterling College is committed to coming to you. Of course we encourage you to come back to campus whenever you have the opportunity, but we know that isn’t always easy to schedule. Throughout the year we will be holding events in areas where there are considerable alumni populations. Watch future eNewsletters to see where and when we will be in your area.

David Earle
Director of Alumni Relations

SC Student Leonore Enfield Receives Grant from the Kansas Academy of Science

Finding the time to deeply explore topics of study outside the walls of the classroom can prove to be challenging for many college students. For Sterling College senior Leonore Enfield, passion provided an opportunity for further exploration in biology when she received the 2010 Kansas Academy of Science Student Grant. To read more click here.

Asbury University’s Gary Kempf to Take Over as Sterling College’s Athletic Director

Sterling College announced today that it has hired Gary Kempf as its athletic director. Mr. Kempf will begin his duties after the conclusion of the current academic year. Kempf currently serves as the athletic director at Asbury University, located in Wilmore, Kentucky. Asbury University is a well respected institution with an enrollment of 1607. Current Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Andy Lambert will continue to serve as athletic director until Kempf arrives on campus, at which time Lambert will once again focus solely on Sterling's football program. To read more click here.

2010-11 Debate Team Success

Continuing their record setting season, the Sterling College Debate successfully hosted the State Collegiate Championship Tournament and the team captured yet another state title, dominating the field and amassing more than double the point total of the second place team. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Sterling Debate team has captured either the individual or team title in parliamentary debate. In addition, Emily Graham & Nolan Chaney were named the top 2 speakers in the tournament.

To this point in the season, the SC team has captured 1st at 7 tournaments and has had teams advance to elimination rounds at 10 of the 11 tournaments attended. The team was honored to be one of 4 schools selected to participate in the Westminster “Winston Churchill” debates in October, capitalizing on the opportunity by winning the tournament and having Senior Emily Graham named top speaker.

The team is currently preparing for the final national competitions of the season, the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Tournament, to be held in Colorado Springs, CO on March 16-19 and the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament, to be held in Portland, OR on March 23-26.

The team is currently ranked 8th in the nation as per the National Parliamentary Debate Association which tracks the performance of all 232 schools which compete in debate throughout the nation. Team members this season have included Emily Graham, Shelby Twiss, Nolan Chaney, Jessica Brayton, Alex Lawhon-Bush, Ryan Corwin, Fay Carey, Jacob Skala, Melzora Towne, Jason Phillips, Ryan McFarland, David Bowers, Daniel Hogan, Cara Spencer and Terrance Volden.

Sterling College Alumni in the Health Professions to Gather at Homecoming in Fall 2011

Homecoming this year will include a special gathering for alumni who have gone on to careers in the health sciences. This would include those who are physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, optometrists, nurses, veterinarians, physical therapists, dentists, chiropractors, etc.!

Saturday morning October 15th, these alumni will meet with current faculty and students, as well as have an opportunity to reconnect to past faculty, such as Dick Walker and Don Williams, who are both planning on attending!

During our gathering, we will examine Sterling College’s science curriculum and facilities, brainstorm on how to move forward, and develop a vision for the pre-health professions at Sterling. As the meeting approaches we will share more details.

Please RSVP to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gregory Kerr, through his assistant, Renee Dodson at rdodson@sterling.edu.

We look forward to seeing you!

For all Warrior athletic schedules click here.

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