NCAA Self-Study Committee
President Miller recently appointed the committee to complete
the NCAA Division III Institutional Self Study. Wally Neel will
serve as the Chair.
Members of the Committee by role:
Senior Woman Administrator-Jan Forsty
Compliance Officer-Aaron Huffman
Faculty Athletics Representative-Virgil Thompson
Athletic Administration-Kosmas Mouratidis
Enrollment Management-Sven de Jong
Chief Academic Officer-Michael Mihalyo
Chief Student Affairs Officer-Sandy Neel
Chief Financial Officer-Bill Kiefer
Coach (general)-Tim Weaver
Coach (general)-Rebecca Upton
Sports Medicine-Michael Hughes
*Faculty Observer-Gary Kappel
*Student Observer-Kaitlyn McCormick
*Observer roles are not active in completing sections assigned
in the study.
Sports News Directly to Your Cell Phone/E-Mail
Starting this week, Bethany has partnered with Stretch Internet
to bring fans a new way to stay up-to-date with Bison athletics.
With e-Scores, fans will now be able to receive the latest Bethany
sports scores and news sent directly to your e-mail and even
your cell phone.
All you have to do to receive
this free service is sign up by clicking on the e-Scores logo
or visiting the Bethany
and clicking on the e-Scores logo. As you sign up, you'll be
able to choose which Bethany sports you want to receive updates
on or pick all of them. Fans will also be able to select what
kind of news they want to receive (Scores, Schedule Updates,
Web Cast schedules, etc.) and whether they want the information
sent to their e-mail or to their cell phones as a text message.
Again, this is a free service for Bethany fans, so sign up today
to start getting the very latest in Bison sports news sent directly
de Jong on Capital Hill
President Miller and Sven
de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, were
on Capital Hill earlier this week meeting with the staffs of
Senators Byrd and Rockefeller and Congressman Mollohan regarding
issues impacting Bethany College and American higher education.
Presidential Transition Committee Continues
The Presidential Transition Committee, chaired by Vice President
for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong, continues to meet,
planning events and meetings introducing new president Dr. Scott
D. Miller to Bethany people and the community. The committee
has been meeting and planning events since October.
Members of the committee include:
Sven de Jong -- Chair
Marylouise “Weezie” Fennell
Rev. Sarah Webb
Gregory B. Jordan
Elizabeth S. Athol
Participates in NCAA Meeting
President Miller was in
Indianapolis this week for the winter meeting of the NCAA Division
III Membership Committee. The group discussed a number of matters
including the proposed restructuring of the division.
Dr. Miller was recently re-elected to a three year term on the
Call Center Established
A new admissions and advancement call center has been established
in the Erickson Alumni Center, according to Sven de Jong, Vice
President for Institutional Advancement.
Four callers and a supervisor are working each night calling
prospective students from the center, while two callers are
contacting alumni in support of the Bethany Fund. The number
of alumni callers will expand in the coming weeks.
New The President's
Letter Debuts This Week
The first issue of The President's Letter, an e-news letter
of the Office of the President of Bethany College, debuted this
week. Each month, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College,
will author a letter on a topical subject for faculty, staff,
trustees, alumni and friends of the College. Each letter will
be archived on the Bethany
Directors of Alumni/Parent,
Church Relations Openings Announced
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
positions Director of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations will be available this summer.
Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for
Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr.
de Jong at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mid Mon Valley Sports Hall
Bethany College Vice President and Treasurer Emeritus Joe Kurey
'62 is one of eight former Western Pennsylvania athletic standouts
selected for enshrinement in the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall
of Fame. Kurey was a two-sport star (basketball and tennis)
at Monessen (Pa.) High School and at Bethany.
He was the Pennsylvania state doubles champion as a high school
senior and went on to win seven Presidents Athletic Conference
tennis titles at Bethany, posting a 52-7 career mark. A two-time
All-PAC honoree on the basketball court, Kurey captained the
1962 Bison squad that posted a 17-1 record and won the first
conference title in school history. He was inducted into the
Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.
Kurey is a familiar face to generations of Bethanians after
devoting his entire working life to Bethany College. He filled
numerous key roles during more than four decades at Bethany,
including Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Faculty,
Registrar, Chief Business Officer and Vice President for Finance
and Treasurer. Kurey was serving as Senior Vice President and
Athletic Director when he officially announced his retirement
in the summer of 2006.
Induction ceremonies for Kurey and the rest of the Mid Mon Valley
All Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008 will be held at
the 15th annual banquet, June 13 at the Willowpoint Plaza in
Charleston, W.Va. Alumni
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception
with Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday February
28. The event will held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town
Center Marriott. The event is now being sponsored through the
generosity of Marc '78 and Joyce Dumbaugh '78 Chernenko. For
more information or to register for this event please contact
the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail
To register online, click
Mitchell Earns Third Team Academic All-District
Bethany College senior Lisa
Mitchell (Burgettstown, Pa./Avella) has been voted Third Team
ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II, as announced Thursday
by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Selects Adams as SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Bethany College senior basketball player
Marcus Adams (Columbus, Ohio/Mount Vernon Academy) has been
tabbed as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month
for January, 2008.
Wear Down Thiel for 78-67 Victory
Junior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling
Park) led five scorers in double figures with a career-high
19, as the Bethany College women’s basketball team came
back from an eight-point halftime deficit to post a 78-67 win
over visiting Thiel (7-12, 4-7) Wednesday.
Drills Thiel 92-67 for 8th Straight Win
Sophomore forward Joe Testa (Amity, Pa./Trinity)
notched his second career double-double with 22 points and 11
rebounds and the Bethany College men’s basketball team
hit 58 percent of their shots (36-62) in rolling to their eighth
straight win Wednesday by a 92-67 count over Thiel.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.