Featured Students of the Week – Slew of Seniors!

In honor of the senior class of 2014, we have decided to do a special Featured Student of the Week. There will be five seniors honored with this title, one for each day this week.

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27 - Jordan DahlkeMay 12

Name: Jordan Dahlke

Major: Accounting & Finance

Hometown: Holyrood, Kansas

Nominated by: Jill Megredy, Registrar

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations):  Cross Country/ Track & Field

Plans for the future: I will be graduating from Bethany College on May 18. Two weeks later I will be marrying a very special lady, whom I met here at Bethany. We will be living in Wichita, Kansas and I will be working as an Accountant at Koch Industries.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose to attend Bethany because of the small town environment and the one-on-one interaction with professors.

What has been your favorite memory from college? The road trips back from Cross Country/ Track and Field meets.

What drives you as a person? My dreams and my goals motivate me to achieve and become successful in life. They motivate me to be the best person I can be.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy hunting and fishing, playing guitar and reading.

What is something very few people know about you? I’m terrified of Cows.

Favorite food? French Toast

Favorite place to eat? Hu Hot Mongolian Grill

Favorite beverage? Sweet Tea

Favorite TV show? Everybody Loves Raymond

Favorite book? Anything by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite class? Investments

Favorite movie? Armageddon

Favorite band? Casting Crowns

Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

Favorite actor? Kevin Costner

Favorite quote? “An intangible impulse of thought can be transmuted into material rewards”

Favorite college team? Kansas University

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? Eat Out

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Steak or fish? Steak

Rap or rock? Rock

Country or pop? Country

Dance or sing? Dance

What is your current ring tone? Opening

What is your current desktop picture? Engagement Picture

28 - Elizabeth FordMay 13

Name: Elizabeth Kathleen Ford

Major: Theatre and Communications

Hometown: Effingham, KS

Nominated by: Greg LeGault, Chair of Theatre Department & Associate Professor of Theatre

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Alpha Psi Omega, The Messenger, Sigma Phi Omega, Psi Chi, and a Bethany College Ambassador

Plans for the future: In a few short weeks, after graduation, I am moving to Salina with one of my best friends and then wait to see what happens from there. My God is great and I know he has a plan for me, I just don’t know what it is yet.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose Bethany because after being on campus for a matter of minutes I felt at home. I love the small town atmosphere and the community involvement on campus and off. And the Theatre Department might have had something to do with it. J

What has been your favorite memory from college? There are way too many to choose from. Ummm… I think some of my favorite memories have been the conversations that happened in the hallways in Gregory. We would literally just sit in the hallway and talk to anyone that would listen and it always resulted in life lessons.

What drives you as a person? Hope and Faith.

What is a special talent you possess? Ummm… I’m an awesome sleeper. Like I can sleep for days and still be tired.

What are your hobbies? Reading, sleeping, Netflix, playwriting, and cooking.  

What is something very few people know about you? I used to breed and raise rabbits for National Rabbit Showmanship Competitions. One time I had over 150 rabbits in our barn.

Top five strengths according to Strengths Quest:

1. Restorative

2. Communication

3. Intellection

4. Belief

5. Input

Favorite food? Spaghetti

Favorite place to eat? Red Lobster

Favorite beverage? Dr. Pepper

Favorite TV show? Once Upon a Time, duh!

Favorite book? Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, it’s been my favorite since the second grade.

Favorite class? Theatre History or Acting

Favorite movie? The Little Mermaid

Favorite band? Train

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite website? Pinterest

Favorite actor? Meryl Streep

Favorite quote? “No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank

Favorite pro team? Saints.

Favorite college team? Umm… LSU?

Morning or night? Night.

Eat out or cook? Eat out. Less dishes.

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi.

Steak or fish? Both.

Rap or rock? Rock.

Country or pop? Both.

Dance or sing? Sing

What is your current ring tone? “Everything” by Michel Buble

What is your current desktop picture? Something generic that came with my computer.

27 - Jed DuarteMay 14

Name: Jedidiah Duarte

Major: History/Political Science

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Vice President for Development

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Bethany Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Sigma Chi, College Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: To work my way into the cinematic entertainment industry.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I appreciated how kind the people were to me during my senior visits and thought I could really expand my learnings through the theatre department here.

What has been your favorite memory from college? Deciding with three close friends to up and go to Florida a week before Spring Break.

What drives you as a person? The idea that anything is possible if one has the determination and dedication for it to be so.

What is a special talent you possess? I’m quite good at doing the limbo.

What are your hobbies? Watching old films, listening to music, hanging out with friends.

What is something very few people know about you? I can balance objects on my nose.

Favorite food? Lemon Chicken

Favorite place to eat? Anywhere there is food.

Favorite beverage? Hint: They serve it at the Stuga.

Favorite TV show? Right now, The Walking Dead.

Favorite book? The Twenty-One Balloons

Favorite class? History of the 1960’s with Dr. Pigge.

Favorite movie? Too many to count, but Dog Day Afternoon is in my Top 5.

Favorite band? The Beatles

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite website? www.sporcle.com

Favorite actor? Dustin Hoffman

Favorite quote? “Thank you to my parents, for not practicing birth control.”

Favorite pro team? Red Sox

Favorite college team? Don’t have one.

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? Cook

Coke or Pepsi? Coke

Steak or fish? Steak

Rap or rock? Rock

Country or pop? Pop

Dance or sing? Dance

What is your current ring tone? The theme from American Beauty

What is your current desktop picture? A rotating collage of pre-1940s movie posters’

30 - Cait ZieglerMay 15

Name: Caitlyn Gray Ziegler

Major: I have three — Marketing, Business Administration, and Management — as well as an English minor.

Hometown: Salina, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson & Tina Goodwin, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Gold Key, Chapel Choir, Swede Government Association, Greek Council, Ambassadors, Alpha Theta Chi sorority, Chairs in the Library Club…

Plans for the future: To find a job…somewhere, have a family, run a marathon, write a novel…

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? Well after my parents forced me to visit, I found that I actually liked the campus, but I really adored the faculty and staff. Everyone made an effort to make sure I was comfortable, and that meant a great deal.

What has been your favorite memory from college? Studying abroad in Europe was pretty fabulous…but nothing can beat all my memories on campus. From basketball games to late nights in the caf, Bethany has been truly wonderful.

What drives you as a person? My parents and my brother are pretty inspirational, and I want to do all I can to make them proud.

What is a special talent you possess? Apparently my dance moves are pretty great…

What are your hobbies? Reading anything but what is required in classes, writing in my journal and on my blog and all over the margins of anything in the vicinity, and watching movies are probably what consume the majority of my time.

What is something very few people know about you? I feel like most people don’t know my hometown is Salina. I’m from the area and I am proud!

Favorite food? It’s a tie between my dad’s steak & baked potatoes and a good bowl of popcorn.

Favorite place to eat? Anywhere with a good dessert menu…

Favorite beverage? Can I say a red beer?

Favorite TV show? It’s a tie between How I Met Your Mother and Skins (UK version).

Favorite book? Whatever I’m reading at the moment, right now it’s 1984.

Favorite class? Whatever English class I’m currently taking, right now it’s Survey of American Literature II.

Favorite movie? Any animated Disney film pre-1999.

Favorite band? Impossible to say one, but Elvis Presley pretty high on my list…

Favorite holiday? Christmas Eve

Favorite website? Hands down: cupcakesandcashmere.com – which is weird because I don’t do anything the way she does, but I’m still obsessed…not sure why.

Favorite actor? Christian Bale or Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite quote? “Find joy in the ordinary”

Favorite pro team? Kansas City Royals? I say that out of necessity of answering the question.

Favorite college team? It’s a tie between my Swedes and my Jayhawks. I Rockar Stockar and Rock Chalk equally.

Morning or night? Night.

Eat out or cook? Cook.

Coke or Pepsi? Regular Coke and Diet Pepsi

Steak or fish? Is that a real question? Steak.

Rap or rock? Rock.

Country or pop? Country.

Dance or sing? I can’t dance without singing something so…both.

What is your current ring tone? “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly. Thanks for the help, Melissa.

What is your current desktop picture? My mom and me skiing

31 - Ethan LindenMay 16

Name: Ethan Linden

Major: Mathematics, Physics minor

Hometown: Ellinwood, Kansas

Nominated by: David Slack, Chair of Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Training & Athletic Training Program Coordinator

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Football, Track, Blue Key, Von Neumann Society

Plans for the future: Graduate from K-State with an Engineering degree and get a good job and possibly start a family.  Maybe coach sometime in the future as well.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? So I could continue to play sports while getting an education. Plus it was close to home.

What has been your favorite memory from college? Probably when I caught a touchdown versus Ottawa my Junior year. It is the only pass I’ve been thrown in college so I’m a perfect 1 for 1 for a touchdown.

What drives you as a person? I hate when I get the feeling that I could’ve done better or done more.

What is a special talent you possess? Making my girlfriend happy. (It’s pretty difficult)

What are your hobbies? I like to play sports with my friends or work on my model cars at home. Hanging with my older brothers too.

What is something very few people know about you? That I have two older brothers and one older sister.

Favorite food? Steak

Favorite place to eat? Freddy’s

Favorite beverage? Milk

Favorite TV show? Blue Mountain State or NCIS

Favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite class? Hand building Ceramics

Favorite movie? Gone in 60 Seconds or Remember the Titans

Favorite band? AC/DC

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite website? Eastbay.com

Favorite actor? Paul Walker

Favorite quote? “You gotta risk it to get the biscuit”

Favorite pro team? Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite college team? Kansas State Wildcats

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? Cook

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Steak or fish? Steak

Rap or rock? Old Rock

Country or pop? Country

Dance or sing? Sing

What is your current ring tone? My phone is on vibrate all the time

What is your current desktop picture? 56 Chevy Nomad

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