May 2013SC Announces 12th President The Sterling College Board of Trustees announces that Mr. Scott Rich has accepted the presidency of Sterling Col


May 2013

SC Announces 12th President


The Sterling College Board of Trustees announces that Mr. Scott Rich has accepted the presidency of Sterling College. Rich will become Sterling’s twelfth president effective May 1, 2013.

“The Board and I are very excited that Scott has agreed to serve the college in this capacity. His strength of character, vast understanding of finance and operations, and a strong desire for excellence make him the ideal president for Sterling College, ”Chairman of the Board Heather McCreery said.

Read entire story on our website.

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 Dr. Walter "Wilso" Davis '51

Sterling College: When did you graduate from Sterling College?
Walter "Wilso" Davis: 1951

SC: What courses of study did you Major(s)/Minor(s) in?
Davis: It was Education with an emphasis in history.

SC: What activities were you involved in while on campus?
Davis: Mainly football, but I was also involved in student government and was the president of the senior class. I also worked as a writer for the Sterling Stir newspaper.

SC: What residence hall did you live in?
Davis: There were no residence halls back then – just for the ladies. Men found lodging in town. I lived with Mrs. W.B. Norris. I remember it was close to town and within walking distance of where we got our laundry done.

SC: What are you doing now?
Davis: Well, I’m retired. I have three published books, and I just finished writing a book about my marriage of 56 years for my children (although this won’t be published). Mainly I’m involved in church activities and traveling. We just visited Sterling last summer as well as Nova Scotia, various states, and I recently went to my 65th high school reunion.

SC: Do you have children? What are their names? Did they go to Sterling College?
Davis: Douglas Wayne (Doug) went to Sterling College for one year. He lettered in football then transferred to Ottawa University. He got a lawyers degree and lives in Virginia.
Patricia didn’t attend Sterling and is the mother of 4 children. She taught at prep school in Huston [VERIFY THIS LOCATION] and is now retired only 14 miles away from us.

SC: Where do you live?
Davis: Maggie Valley, NC

SC: How did your experience and time at Sterling College shape you?

Davis: I think it had a life changing impact. I think I learned a great deal about Christian mercy and grace from one of my professors, Dr. Eunice McGill, who encouraged me to finish out my senior year. President McCreery also was a huge encouragement to me.

SC: What did you enjoy or appreciate most about Sterling College?
Davis: The friendships of my fellow students I graduated with. I know a great number of them and they’re all my friends. I feel like it’s family when I go back for my reunions. I was back for my 60th reunion although there were only about 15 people there.

SC: Do you have any children or relatives who attend or work at the College now?
Davis: No, but I appreciate what the faculty has always done – they are great with compassionate hearts and are eager to help any way they can.

SC: How are you remaining involved on the campus?
Davis: [I am] Not really involved. I have a few friends who keep me up to date, but I don’t know much first hand. I do enjoy coming to the Homecoming theatre shows every 5 years or so.

SC: Do you mind if we include an email address so people can get a hold of you?

Coming to your Neighborhood

May 2013

10 - SC in AZ!

We announce that the event we had planned for this Friday in Gilbert, Arizona has been changed. **We will now be meeting at Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert at 6:00 p.m. Call Theresa in Advancement at 800.346.1017 for reservations. The meal is $7 a person and can be paid in advance. Current high school juniors and seniors are free. Children under 6 are free. Reservations 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 to John '69 and Gwen (Adair) fs70 Haspels. Accepting the award on their behalf will be their son, Chuck '97.

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

Hot off the Presses

Campus has been a busy place as we end the school year. We have had a number of celebrations that we encourage you to read about on our website.

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