Did you know that Sterling was founded all the way back in 1958?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • “My love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    color photo of man casting a fishing pole on a beautiful summer day

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “In order to be stewards of the land, we need to understand our historical and current relationships to the natural world and each other. Sterling College courses and our community provide us with opportunities to explore these relationships, uncover the complexities of our natural world and society, and discuss the many environmental issues that we face today.”

    Farley Brown

    Farley Brown '85

    Faculty in Ecology

  • “Students are able to get so much out of a course of study because of the small class sizes. With a group of five, you can all crouch around a log and minutely examine decomposition in action.”

    Laura Spence

    Laura Spence, Ph.D.

    faculty in Ecology, is a plant ecologist whose research interests focus on the interaction between plant communities and aspects of global change such as climate change and invasive species. Her research has taken her to the forests of New Zealand and the steppes of Mongolia.

  • “I want to congratulate this very very small college for being a leader in so many areas, in terms of the environment and sustainability.”

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33 Graduates for May 2014

In May 2014, Sterling College graduated 33 students, its largest graduating class in history. Under a sky that threatened rain, thirty-one of the thirty-three graduates paraded in behind piper Robert…

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Jared Nunery, Orleans County Forester, Now on Campus

South House is now more than a dormitory; it also houses the office of the Orleans County Forester, Jared Nunery. Nunery has been the Orleans County Forester since 2013, but…

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Sterling College Receives $225,000 Foundation Grant to Expand Global Field Studies

Sterling College has been awarded $225,000 from The Endeavor Foundation to further develop its Global Field Studies curriculum. The grant will allow the environmental stewardship college to develop new Global…

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