Several seniors elect to graduate early

As the semester comes to an end, there are some seniors that plan to graduate early in December.

Marlee Harvey is a senior at Sterling who is from Lookeba, Oklahoma, and is majoring in Communication and Media. She is concentrating in the public relations.

One of her favorite memories at Sterling at was filming a video for a class and using her family members as the actors.

“My whole family pitched in to help me film my project. My uncle and cousin were dressed up in western clothing, my sister was helping with the props, and we filmed at a park,” she said. “It was fun to be able to do this with them.”

She said she also enjoyed being on the women’s basketball team and is grateful for the friends that she made on and off the court.

Harvey has also helped run social media for the marketing department and admissions.

Harvey plans to attend graduate school and hopes to get into a profession that includes her love for people, passion for communication, sports, and her faith.

Daniel Bingham is a senior from Burrton, Kansas, who is majoring in exercise science.

He said he is excited to go into this field because he gets to help people and do what he is interested in.

Graduating in December is a good fit for him.

“I wanted to start the next chapter of my life a little bit early, and I am happy to be graduating early,” Bingham said.

His favorite time at Sterling was beating Tabor in football and winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

“I will never forget being on that field and winning that game,” Bingham said.

Bingham said he is thankful for the great relationships he has with his teammates and his coaches.

After graduation, Bingham said he plans to work at a clinic as a physical therapy tech before going to PTA school.

Bingham said he is happy that Sterling has brought him great friends, and he plans to come back in May to walk at graduation.

Hailee Hoskinson is also a senior at Sterling and is happy to be graduating early.

She is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.

“I am ready to graduate early, and I knew I could finish early if I took more than 12 credits,” she said. “Sterling is expensive, and so graduating early helps financially.”

Hoskinson’s most memorable time at Sterling was her contribution to the volleyball team.

Via that team, she said she has formed many relationships.

“I love being able to the sport I love as well as getting a degree,” Hoskinson said.

After graduation, Hoskinson said she plans to stay in Sterling for another couple years. She just accepted a position at a bank in downtown Sterling where she will start in December.

Hoskinson said she is thankful for Sterling because of the many opportunities it brought her and the relationships that she has made.

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