April 2013Make Plans! Homecoming is Oct. 19, 2013. Make plans now to join us. It is not too early to book your lodging reservations on campus or in


April 2013

Make Plans!

Homecoming is Oct. 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 Classes of 1963, 1983, 1993 and 2003. There will also be a decade reunion for the 1970's and the 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; 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.

Interview with Alumnus Matt Jaeger '00

Sterling College: When did you graduate from Sterling College?
Matt Jaeger: 2000

SC: What courses of study did you Major(s)/Minor(s) in?
Jaeger: History/Government – I also received a Secondary Education Certificate.

SC: What activities were you involved in while on campus?
Jaeger: Mostly football, FCA, and practical jokes

SC: What residence hall did you live in?
Jaeger: Kilbourn Hall

SC: What are you doing now?
Jaeger: I am President and Co-founder of a renewable oil company, Emergent Green Energy. We produce renewable fuel and agriculture chemicals - http://www.egebio.com/.

SC: Do you have children? What are their names? Did they go to Sterling College?
Jaeger: We just had our first baby girl – Logan Paige Jaeger. She is almost 1. I am pretty sure that my mother [Sheryl (Tedford) Jaeger '70] is already praying that Logan will attend SC!

SC: Where do you live?
Jaeger: I live with my wife and daughter in southwest Kansas in Minneola.

SC: How did your experience and time at Sterling College shape you?
Jaeger: I met great friends, who sharpened me spiritually, as well as coaches and a preacher of local Sterling church.

SC: What did you enjoy or appreciate most about Sterling College?
Jaeger: The fun and diverse atmosphere

SC: Do you have any children or relatives who attend or work at the College now?
Jaeger: Yes, I think so – I have so many relatives associated with SC, it's almost scary. Our history with SC includes Tedfords, Cunninghams, Magees, and Jaegers among the list.

SC: How are you remaining involved on the campus?
Jaeger: I serve on National Advisory Council and try to support the College financially.

SC: Do you mind if we include an email address so people can get a hold of you?
Jaeger: No, that's great, please use matt@egebio.com.

In the News

Culbertson Auditorium receives seat upgrade and professors utilize technology in the classroom to benefit our students' education. You can read all current and past news items on our webpage.

Coming to your Neighborhood

Upcoming alumni events can be found online as well as our athletic schedules.

April 2013

5 - Mississippi Valley Alumni Chapter

First Presbyterian Church of Moline, IL. 6:00 p.m. potluck

13 - SC Safari at OKC Zoo

Enjoy the zoo (including tickets for the zoo tram) with your whole family! We will be outside the main gate from 1:00 p.m.. - 3:00 p.m.. There will be a program with cool, light refreshments at 3:00 with Dr. Gregory Kerr, vice president of academic affairs who will offer an update on the College. Also attending will be Amy Thompson '96, director of alumni and parent relations with SC door prizes for all ages. Tickets are $12.00/adult, $6.00/children 3-11 payable in advance by calling Theresa at 620.278.4219 by April 8.

20 - SC Comes to Denver

We will dine at Cinzzetti's in Northglenn at 5 p.m.. and then attend the Northglenn Youth Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland at 7 p.m.. We will be joined by Amy Thompson '96, MA, director of alumni and parent relations, and one of our new theatre faculty Aaron Kennedy. Reservations are required and due by April 8, 2013. Online registration is open now!

May 2013

10 - SC in AZ!

Join us for BBQ at the home of Wiley Larsen's '94 in-laws (720 E Palo Verde St, Gilbert AZ) Friday night starting at 5:00 p.m.. with dinner being served at 6:30. Hear about College updates from Justin Morris '00, Lady Warrior soccer coach and asst. athletic director, and Amy Thompson '96, director of alumni & parent relations. The evening is free to high school students and $7.00 for all others, payable in advance. Children under 6 are free. Reservations are due May 1 and can made online or by calling Theresa at 620.278.4219. For more information you can see the event on Facebook.

17 - Baccalaureate, Sterling College

18 - Commencement, Sterling College

Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, the Alumni Association's Highest Honor.

June 2013

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 7.

August 2013

24 - Warriors in the Woods - Estes Park, Colorado

1-3 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 Scott Rich, interim president, Dr. Marvin Dewey, vice president for institutional advancement, and Amy Thompson '96, MA, 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

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Chorale celebrates 125th with songs from the past

The SC Chorale went on their annual Spring Break tour last month, visiting Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas cities and towns. As one way of celebrating the legacy of music at Sterling College over the past 125 years, chorale director Mark Clark agreed to have the students learn and perform two of the most well-known and beloved choral benedictions from our past.

"My God and I" was the chosen benediction for all concerts directed by Professor Leon Akin who himself graduated from SC in 1936 and then returned to teach from 1940-1979. Prof. Akin did take a leave of absence from the College during the war from 1942-1946, even becoming a prisoner of war before returning to finish his 35-year career as a professor at SC.

Dr. Diane Lewis taught in the SC Music Department from 1990-2004 and closed each of her performances with "Song of Simeon." While at SC, Dr. Lewis took a sabbatical to complete her doctoral work.

Alumni at each performance were invited to join the chorale in singing these two songs. This was a treasured part of each performance for alumni and students alike.

The Sterling College YouTube channel allows you to see video of "Song of Simeon" as performed at the home concert this past Palm Sunday at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church.

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