President Selected as Monthly Contributor to WV State Journal
President Miller has been chosen to write
monthly columns on the topics of higher education, and non-profit
issues. The State Journal is a weekly publication that reaches
a broad audience of political, legal, medical, business and
education leaders throughout the State of West Virginia.
here to read the first of Dr. Miller's monthly columns.
Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced
Fifteen students who competed
in the Kalon Scholars Program were awarded their scholarship
this week. These students were among 65 that attended Kalon
Weekend. The winners are: Patrick McGregor, Sara Reass, Evie
Schenkel, Valerie Flatley, Sarah Jerome, Tina Rykowski, Emily
Tevis, Matthew Robinson, Anthony Palus, Russell Gaither, Talisha
Beha, Winnie Wong, Alyssa Schrecengost, Tori Adamczyk and Loren
Kalon is a selective leadership scholarship
of the College.
Present at Conference
Mary Ellen Komorowski, Professor of Mathematics
and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
and Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, will
present at the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
annual meeting in Flatwoods, W.Va. this weekend.
Their presentation will build upon last
year's session about the College's Mathematics Placement Exam
and curriculum revisions including on-line course offerings
in Mathematics. More than 800 educators from West Virginia and
surrounding states are expected to be in attendance.
Mathematics majors including Jonas Ankrom,
Kelson Jerrel, Benji Kearns, Jennifer Manor and Tyler Stuber
will accompany Komorowski and Fletcher to the conference. Bethany
students will also submit numerous entries for the Poster Contest.
Last year, a Bethany student received the first-place award.
Council of Independent
College Officials Visit Bethany
Dr. Marylouise Fennell,
Senior Counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington,
D.C., and Kim Farmer, Membership Manager, visited the Bethany
campus on Wednesday. The two toured the campus and visited with
President Miller, Provost Mihalyo, Vice President de Jong and
Executive Assistant to the President Kappel.
Dr. Fennell also serves as the Executive
Director of the InterAmerican Consortium, an organization that
the Bethany president serves as Board Chair.
Bethany Students Present
Bethany students, Ashley Mazur and Leann
Romitti have had poster presentations approved for this year's
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference currently
under way in in Boston, Mass.
EPA was founded in 1896 and is the oldest
of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States.
Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through
the dissemination of professional information about the field
of Psychology. EPA achieves this goal by conducting its annual
meeting where EPA members present the latest advances in professional
and scientific work to their colleagues.
Bethany Professor of Psychology
Emeritus Passes Away
Dr. J. Trevor Peirce, Jr. of Wheeling,
W.Va., Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Bethany College,
passed away on March 7 in Wheeling Hospital. A retired Chair
of the Psychology Department who spent nearly two decades as
an instructor at the College, he was 83.
Dr. Peirce was a native of Somerville,
Mass. who held a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University
and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California in Berkeley.
He taught Psychology at Bethany from 1969-87 and was also very
active in working with computer technology at the College.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Spinelli
Peirce; a daughter, Cheshire Augusta of Philadelphia, Pa.; a
son, John Trevor Peirce III, and his wife, Gina, of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; a sister, Jan Woman, of Missoula, Mont.; two brothers,
Everett Peirce of Aspen, Colo. and Neil Peirce of Washington,
D.C.; and one granddaughter, Danica Peirce.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Bethany College Computing Department in care of Bethany
Attends NCAA Membership Committee Meeting
attended the quarterly meeting of the NCAA Division III Membership
Committee on Thursday. He is the presidential representative
on the committee and is serving a new three year term.
Alumni Events Slated
for Colorado Springs and Chicago
Join Alumni Council President, Margy Lang
'81 at a dinner for alumni and friends of Bethany College in
Colorado Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 27. Held at the Broadmoor
Resort and Hotel from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the event is being underwritten
by Margy Lang.
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a
reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Chicago, Ill.
on Saturday, April 12. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00
p.m. at the Union League Club's French Room. The event is being
hosted and underwritten through the generosity of Arthur '62
and Charlene Low.
For more information or to register for
these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
304-829-7411 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Alumni Gather in Columbus
About thirty alumni gathered at Capital
University to cheer for the men’s basketball team in their
first round NCAA tournament appearance. Dr. Miller was joined
by Vice Presidents Neel and de Jong. Although Bethany was not
victorious it was still a wonderful evening to gather with the
To view pictures from this and other
regional alumni events, click
Alumni Council Meets
The Bethany Alumni Council met on Saturday,
March 8th. Council members met with Dr. Miller and were briefed
on his vision for Bethany’s future. They met in committee
sessions and attended a lunch-time presentation by Sandy Neel,
Vice President for Campus Life.
The Council currently consists of 27
members who meet on campus twice a year and more frequently
in committee meetings via conference calls. Margy Lang ‘81
serves as President of the Alumni Council with John Paul Blaho
’94 and Edwin “Ned” Ferris ‘80 serving
For more information on Alumni Council
Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
job descriptions for the positions of Director
of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations have been posted on the College's Web
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at email@example.com.
Cruse Aims for National Title This Weekend
Bethany College sophomore Matt Cruse
(Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) will try to become the school’s
first indoor track All-American this weekend when he participates
at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships,
being held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
is the Key Word for 2008 Bison Baseball
After the final pitch of a disappointing
2007 season was thrown and the Bethany College baseball team
failed to make the PAC tournament for the first time in over
a decade, changes were in order. This year’s Bison will
be a far different squad than the one that completed the ’07
campaign, not only in the roster, but in the coaching staff
as well. And, as with any process of change, some uncertainty
exists as the herd embarks on the 2008 season, the 18th under
head coach Rick Carver.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.