Valedictorian Dakota Maravelis of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, who completed his “perfect” college career as a double major in Political Science and Economics, was recognized during Bethany College’s 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 14. Dr. Katrina L. D’Aquin, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, presented Maravelis with the College’s prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award, which is given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.
Retired Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, former Chief of Naval Operations, addressed Bethany College’s 2016 graduating class as part of the institution’s 176th Anniversary Commencement Weekend. Greenert delivered his remarks, “What distinguishes us?” to Bethany’s 136 graduates on May 14 in the Hummel Field House.
Bethany students in Detective Zack Allman’s Criminology class did more than listen to lectures and take tests this semester. These students spent the semester researching and preparing to create a law in the state of West Virginia against revenge pornography. Currently, the law is in place at 27 states, making the mission of this project “Let’s Be 28.”
Retired Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, former Chief of Naval Operations, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony in the Pennington Quadrangle May 14.
Dana Railsback, a 1993 Bethany College graduate and the Senior Manager of Payment Strategies & InStore Banking at Giant Eagle, Inc., will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 69th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place on Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Benedum Commons as part of the College’s 2016 Alumni Weekend.
Bethany College will present a series of awards recognizing outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Dr. Larry Grimes will be recognized with The Robert A. Sandercox Award, Salvatore Marranca will receive the Alumni Achievement Award and Nick and Nancy Sarap and Dayna Snell will be presented with the Community Service Award as part of Alumni Weekend activities on campus.