Monigold Named Bethany College
Director of Heritage Program and Archivist


BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College is pleased to welcome Sharon Monigold to its staff. Monigold will serve as the College’s Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist.  

Monigold, who became familiar with Bethany’s unique history and archives while working as a volunteer at the College, received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Her research deals with issues of digitization and outreach.

Monigold earned her bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in art history, from Youngstown State University.

She comes to Bethany from Wheeling Jesuit University, where she served as a reference assistant at the Bishop Hodges Library. Her archival experience includes extensive work at Youngstown State University’s Maag Library. Monigold also has experience dealing with antiques and rare books.

“Sharon not only brings wonderful expertise and experience to her new position, she also brings real enthusiasm and the warmest of smiles,” said Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations. “Already she is a wonderful host and tour guide.”

The Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist position will function as part of Bethany’s newly established Buffalo Seminary, a continuing education arm of the College designed to strengthen its relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and to cultivate the College’s heritage as it fosters the legacy of Alexander Campbell. Buffalo Seminary operates as a unit of the Center for Institutional Advancement.

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