July e-Newsletter 125 … you are going to see that number a lot this year. On November 1, 1887, 125 years ago, Sterling College opened its doors as C


July e-Newsletter

125 … you are going to see that number a lot this year. On November 1, 1887, 125 years ago, Sterling College opened its doors as Cooper Memorial College. God’s providence and grace has brought this College through wars, depressions, tragedies and we see the evidence of the Holy Spirit at work through the years.

Since graduation, many of us have been busy – including our students. You can read about student mission trips on our website. Our homepage will give you all of the latest news from campus, too. There are four big stories I especially want to share with you below.

God is good, whether I understand His actions or not. Sterling College is in the midst of change, but we are growing together to better serve His purpose and His glory. Christian Dashiell ’02, our new campus chaplain has instigated a summer community prayer series where we are looking at 1 Corinthians. It’s a refreshing and open time to come together and pray for each other and God’s work on this campus.

Pray for the Board of Trustee as they look for a new president to lead Sterling College. We are looking to the future with anticipation and hope.

We just reached the end of our fiscal year and we thank God for each of you and the support that you have shown us this past year. Your prayers, encouragement, finances, and other involvements are greatly appreciated. You make it possible for the mission to continue and prepare a new generation of leaders to influence this world, just as you have done. If I could give each one of you a big hug in appreciation, I would.

This first week of July we celebrate with our neighbors to the north with Canada Day, and our own Independence Day. Please lift up prayers of thanksgiving for the leaders of these nations as well as those of nations around the world that are struggling. We have alumni in some of those nations. Pray that the Lord will use them in small and mighty ways to bring Him all glory and honor.

God Bless you all,

Amy Thompson ‘96

Wishing Blessings to an SC Legend

It was with mixed emotions that we celebrated with Don Reed ’68, director of planned giving, as he closed out 38 years of service to Sterling College on May 31. Read complete story. You can also find a number of photos on our Facebook page.

New York, New York!

Seven students celebrated Memorial Day by performing at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall along with approximately 300 singers from colleges and churches around the country. The Sterling College Choirs were invited to participate in a performance of “The Music of Joseph Martin” on the Distinguished Concerts International New York Concert Series in New York City. Martin worked with Sterling’s choirs during his time on campus as the visiting composer for the Second Annual Composer Festival held at Sterling College in October 2011. Read complete story.

New major added

The number of majors now offered is increasing this fall. The communication and theatre arts department will offer three distinct majors, allowing students to specialize in theatre arts, communications and media arts, or speech and theatre education. The new majors benefit students who want to study specific areas of communications or theatre. Read complete story.


To each of you! Please be sure to update your information: address, job, marriage, babies, accolades, etc. with the Alumni Office!

“Connecting to the Past, Looking to the Future”

Homecoming is around the corner – Oct. 19-20. Details are being added daily and we want you to be a part of the action.

There will be a special gathering for all young alumni that have been out of SC for 15 years or less – Classes 1997-2012. Saturday at the football game against Ottawa University you and your family can gather at the new pavilion south of the stadium – look for the banner!

There will also be a Golden Reunion for all alumni who have been out of SC for 51 years or more. There will be a reception Friday afternoon and a lovely dinner that evening.

We are talking with the new theatre faculty on what the fall production is going to be for this year.

As all the plans come together, keep an eye on your email, our website, and Facebook for details!

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The Sterling College Athletics Hall of Fame aims to honor alumni for their elite performance as a Sterling College student-athlete. This year's Hall of Fame class consists of two individuals and one team that will be inducted at Homecoming on October 20th during halftime of the football game. Read complete story.

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