Class of 1964 Celebrates Anniversary
Bethanians of all ages returned to campus for Alumni Weekend 2014 May 2-4, including the Class of 1964, pictured above, who celebrated their 50th anniversary.
All alumni were invited to various events on campus, including tours of the College, class photos, breakfast with the Board of Directors, and the Alumni Awards Dinner. The class was also welcomed to the home of fellow '64 graduate Dr. Larry Grimes and his wife, Carol (Duecker) Grimes '66, for a Reunion Reception.
The weekend was capped off by the Scroll Breakfast, which recognized the Class of 1864 and was open to all alumni who have already celebrated their 50th reunion. Each member signed the Scroll, which is held in the archives of the College and signed in successive years. Randy Cooey is signing the Scroll.
To view photos from the weekend, visit Bethany's Flickr page.
Alumni Weekend Awards Dinner
Four outstanding Bethanians received honors at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on May 3. Beth Athol '82 of Sewickley, Pa., was recognized as Alumna of the Year. George Manahan '83 of Charleston, W.Va., received the Distinguished Service to Alma Mater award. Dr. Cheryl Mitchell '76 of Stockton, Calif.,
was presented the Alumni Achievement Award. Don Wells '43 of Alexandria,
Va., received the Community Service Award.
To read more about these alumni, click here.
Seniors Put Their Knowledge to the Test
During Comprehensive Exams
Many seniors reached the culmination of their Bethany College education
during Comprehensive Exams May 5-9.
New Members Inducted into Psychology Honor Society
The annual induction ceremony for Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, welcomed the largest group ever to be inducted into the Bethany College chapter.
The ceremony, which was held May 5 in Kirkpatrick Hall, included:
Daniel Bishop, James Penatzer, Katherine Santor, Kenisha Brown, Rebekah Hudock, Kenneth Lindley, Briana Breault, Kyle Pytlak, Isabella Schau, Marissa Beech, Sara Hogan, and Casey Wynn. Also pictured are Psi Chi Advisor Kelly L. Schuller, Katrina D’Aquin, and John Hull. Not pictured are Erika Steers and Heather Hamm.
Humanities Scholars Recognized
Members of the Bethany College Humanities Department held their honor society induction May 6 at the Bethany Beanery in Morlan Hall. Pictured are Dr. Miller; Brooke Deal, Co-Chair of the Department; Kelsey Bish; Gerhard Schultze; Tyler Davis; Taylor Verrico; Katrina D’Aquin, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Harald Menz, Co-Chair of the Department.
Bethanian Honored as Outstanding Advisor
Director of Alumni and Parents Relations Ashley Kanotz '06, who is the advisor to Zeta Tau Alpha, was recently named recipient of the Joyce Chernenko Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. The award, which is presented by Panhellenic Council, honors a Greek organization advisor who has gone above and beyond in his or her duties, including leadership and time commitments. The annual award was presented at the Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Visual and Performing Arts
Luke Hardt, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and Director of Bethany College Theatre, recently acted in a short film for a series of works called "A Hundred Words On..." The films allow only 100 words of dialogue. Produced by film makers from North Carolina called Susie Films, Hardt's short is titled "A Happier Yesterday." The film features images familiar to Ohio Valley residents and is to be included in a festival of the shorts this coming September. It is also now available for viewing here.
Hardt also recently shot a commercial for the Tom Corbett for Governor campaign in March. Which is playing in Pennsylvania markets.
Faculty Social Hour
Business, Communications and Media Arts Department hosted a faculty/staff
social hour last Friday in the Bethany Beanery. It was the final “wind down”
event before Senior Comps and Finals Week.
On Friday, April 25, the Social Work Department hosted its annual Honors Banquet at Harder Hall. This year’s dinner featured Dr. John Hull, Professor of Psychology, as the opening speaker. Dr. Hull spoke about his work as a volunteer EMT/firefighter and the value of service. Dr. Hull and Ed Stough of the Bethany Information Technology Department were recognized for their contributions to their communities through their work in the volunteer fire departments.
Bethany College Counselor Renee Stock, who has her master's in social work, was recognized for her organization of Suicide Prevention Week (Fall) and Sexual Assault Awareness Week (Spring). The Honorable Joyce Chernenko, Family Law Master, was the recipient of the Faithful Angel Award, which reflects her lifelong commitment to volunteer and service work and her continuing contributions to the Bethany Campus community. Jill Eddy of Family Services Systems was the recipient of the Field Instructor of the Year Award. Approximately 60 students, friends and family members were in attendance at the banquet.
Prior to the dinner, several social work majors were inducted into Phi Alpha, the Social Work Honor Society. Students inducted include sophomores Becca Westcom and Mariah Moore; junior Allison Cipoletti; and seniors Laura Biroschak, Alyssa Laughman and Sara Hogan. Alumni members not present, but to be inducted at a later date include Carole (Core) Stryker '84 and Joshua Nirella '09.