Bethany Announces 2009-10 Senior Fellows

BETHANY, W.Va. -- The Bethany College Honors Committee has announced the appointment of the College's Senior Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year. Senior Fellows are students who have demonstrated unusual excellence in a major along with the character and ability necessary to do the work in the department.

"Senior Fellows at Bethany College are among our very finest students and represent our rich tradition of close faculty and student interaction and academic excellence," stated Dr. Darin E. Fields, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Bethany College.

Senior Fellows are appointed to serve terms of either one semester or a full academic year. The committee makes its selections from a list of nominations presented by each department.

Bethany College Senior Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year, listed by discipline:

Biology: Stacy Meeks, East Liverpool, Ohio

Chemistry: Tiffany Furbee, Washington, Pa.; Shannon Smuck, Weirton, W.Va.

Communication: Katherine Reuning, Saxonburg, Pa.; Jodi Bodo, Steubenville, Ohio

Economics & Business: Logan Kowcheck, Wellsburg, W.Va.; Kelly Sofka, Wheeling, W.Va.

Education: Sarah Walter, Weirton, W.Va.

English: Danielle Cochrane, Masontown, Pa.

History: Elizabeth Foy, Loveland, Ohio

Mathematics: Patrick Miller, Canonsburg, Pa.; Randal Stuckwish, McDonald, Pa.

Physics: Alexis Evans, Brownsville, Pa.

Political Science: Wendy McAfee, Jewett, Ohio

Psychology: Caitlyn DuLaney, St. Marys, W.Va.

Social Work: Amanda Barner, Wooster, Ohio

World Languages: Amber Yarnell, Wooster, Ohio; Katie Heinlein, Claysville, Pa.

Bethany is a small college of national distinction located on a historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, it is the oldest college in the state.