Timothy Green and Sarah Peterson are the 2013 recipients of the Bethany College Spencer-Bartlett Senior Respect Awards.
They were announced as recipients at the annual Bethany College Honors banquet in May. The Spencer-Bartlett Senior Respect Awards are presented each year to the graduating man and woman who best exemplify the greatest respect for God, for the United States of America and for their fellow citizens. The awards are given in memory of Caleb Hall, Vera Hall Bartlett, and Spencer Bartlett.
Green, from Washington Island, Wis., is the son of Phil and Sandy Green. While at Bethany, he majored in social science teaching. Green also participated with Bethany Youth Ministry Team and was a member of Phi Sigma Chi fraternity and Phi Alpha Theta. After Bethany, Green hopes to teach either middle or high school social studies.
Originally from Garfield, Kan., Peterson is the daughter of Kevin and Rebekah Peterson and will graduate with an English major and philosophy and religion minors. During her time at Bethany, Peterson has been a member of Sigma Alpha Iota international women’s music fraternity, Chi Alpha Women’s Fellowship Group, Gold Key Women’s Honors and Service Organization, Kappa Gamma Phi sorority, Peer Ministry, Lambda Iota Tau literature honor society, College and Chamber Choirs, and Bethany Oratorio Society. While desiring to explore a wide variety of career opportunities, she hopes for a job that combines her passions for God, people, and writing.
Each year nominations for the Spencer-Bartlett Senior Respect Awards are gathered from faculty, staff, and administration. A selection committee, comprised of the campus pastor, two members of the faculty, and two students appointed by Student Congress, makes the final selection. Winners receive a cash award and a certificate, and their names are added to a plaque on display in Presser Hall lobby.