April 2014Interview with Dr. Wayne Broky '66 Wayne Broky graduated from Sterling College in 1966. He majored in Natural Science with a Chemistry em


April 2014

Interview with Dr. Wayne Broky '66

Lynda and Wayne '66 Broky

Lynda and Wayne '66 Broky

Wayne Broky graduated from Sterling College in 1966. He majored in Natural Science with a Chemistry emphasis, ran track & field, resided in Kilbourn Hall, and was involved with the Science Club, and the International Relations Club. Wayne now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife Lynda.

What are you doing now?

I'm a physician, retired last August. I specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation, so I managed the care of disabled patients.

How did you experience and time at SC shape you?

I had a wonderful experience at Sterling. It's a small college, lots of attention, I got to do things I wouldn't be able to do at bigger colleges. I had the opportunity to be involved in both clubs and sports. I got to know many students and instructors. I knew almost everybody on campus.

What did you enjoy or appreciate most about SC?

I appreciated the fact that I could communicate quite easily with the professors - the opportunity was always there and they were top notch at teaching, and willing to help. I learned a great deal, and they were helpful in getting me into medical school.

Do you have any children or relatives who attended SC?

My brother, Neil '62, went there before I did, and his wife, Jeanette (Eastwood) '63, went there, too - that's where they met.

How are you remaining involved on the campus?

Well, I make visits now and then, from Arizona to Kansas. I have my 50th reunion coming up in a few years, so I'll be returning then. I've been to homecoming a few times and I've kept in touch with Don Reed '68, a former SC employee. I read the literature that comes through the mail and what is on the website. I enjoy the Sterling get-togethers in the Phoenix area from time to time, communications with Amy Thompson '96, director of alumni and parent relations, and the visits with Marvin Dewey, associate vice president for leadership giving and special projects. There are a number of Sterling alumni in the Phoenix metro area.

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

No, I don't mind. drwsbroky@gmail.com

Visit Sterling for Homecoming 2014!

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Sterling College Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th reunion.

Homecoming is October 11, 2014. Make plans now to join us.

Homecoming festivities feature the shindig SC throws on the front lawn of Cooper Hall (complete with lunch, bouncy castles and games for children and much more), campus tours led by Student Ambassadors, Lady Warrior Basketball Pancake Feed, the Alumni Banquet, football game and soccer matches and our Homecoming Musical.

Reunions will be celebrated during Homecoming Weekend for the Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1999, and 2004. The Young Alumni Tent, for those you graduated 15 years ago or less, is the place to gather south of the stadium during the football game. Join the party in 2014!


Catching up with Campus

The Sterling College junior varsity debate and forensics season closed this past month, adding additional trophies to the ever-growing display case in Spencer Hall. The team took second place at the Junior Varsity National Debate Tournament held at Hutchinson Community College, March 14-16. Read the entire story here.

The Sterling College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been hard at work to raise money for travel to this year’s national competition in Nashville, Tennessee. The chapter has created and designed a custom deck of playing cards that feature photos of former Sterling College presidents, athletic teams, academic departments, buildings and campus clubs. Read the entire story here.

For all of the latest Sterling College news, you can visit our website. Keep abreast of Warrior Athletics by visiting their website as we are well into spring season for baseball, softball, track & field, and golf.

On the Road with SC

Connect with Sterling College Alumni on campus and around the country.


April 25 - Mississippi Valley Alumni Chapter Potluck; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 801 16th St., Moline Illinois. Contact Keith Asmus '71 by email or phone at 563.349.1183 for reservations and questions. Please bring your own tableware and a dish to share. Beverages provided.


May 16 - Baccalaureate; 7:30 p.m., in Culbertson Auditorium, Spencer Hall

May 17 - Commencement and presentation of the Distinguished Service Award; 9:30 a.m. East Lawn of Cooper Hall


June 7 - Warriors in Wichita; 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Whispering Winds Camp, 9601 W. 73rd St. North, Valley Center, Kansas. The camp is just off of north Ridge Road. Cost of $5 per person includes swimming and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for supper.

June 23 - Warrior Wood-N-Wedge Annual Golf Tournament; Sand Creek Station, Newton, Kansas For details, contact Justin Morris '00, assistant athletic director at 620.921.5029 or by email.


August 2 - Warriors in the Woods, with Scott Carter '88, vice president for institutional advancement, Gary Kempf, athletic director, and Amy Thompson '96, director of alumni & parent relations. This annual Northern colorado Alumni Event will be held in Estes Park on the McCreery Familiy Homestead. Contact Amy at 620.278.4228 or by email for details


September 5-14 - Kansas State Fair, Sterling College will host a booth in the Meadowlark Building for the 6th year. Stop by to meet the staff and catch up with SC.


October 11-12 - Homecoming

October 31 - Heritage Convocation; 10:00 a.m. Culbertson Auditorium, Spencer Hall

New Office for Alumni & Parent Relations

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Scott Carter '88 heads out to assist Clara Mae (Williford) Kilbourn '79 to bring in two cakes she baked for the open house on Wednesday, March 26.

The Offices of Alumni & Parent Relations is now located in the office at the northwest corner of Kelsey Hall. The office allows for more comfortable space to host visitors and the door is always open for you to stop by and visit for a trip down memory lane.

Amy can be reached at 620-278-4228. You can also call the Advancement Office at 620-278-4219.

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