Spring Enrollment Continues Strong Trend

FRESHMAN CLASS 2013-14Bethany College started the 2013-2-14 with a strong enrollment in the Fall semester and that trend continues with a spring student body of 619 students.  This is the largest spring enrollment in 17 years and is a larger enrollment than 8 of the past 10 Fall enrollments as well.

“This is an exciting time at Bethany and I’m elated to welcome 40 new students this semester,” says President Edward F Leonard III. “Continued efforts to share the Bethany story along with strong student retention programs are showing positive results.” Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Arianna Bryant

17 - Arianna BryantName: Arianna Bryant

Major: Engineering

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Nominated by: Dane Pavlovich, Dean of Athletics

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Women’s Golf, Chapel Choir

Plans for the future: To work on my dream of becoming an LPGA member, or to become an engineer helping design new technology and commodities for the future. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – John Holmquist

16 - John HolmquistName: John Holmquist

Major: Finance

Hometown: Smolan, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Development

 Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Pi Sigma Chi Fraternity, Business Club, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: Grad School, go to Africa as a humanitarian, build my family’s cattle business, teach business on a collegiate level, travel the world, be a cowboy in Australia, work as a financier. Continue reading

Bethany Grace Race to Take Place During Messiah Festival Weekend

The Second Annual Bethany Grace Race will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Lindsborg, Kansas during the Messiah Festival weekend.  The 5k event will begin on the campus of Bethany College at Hahn Gym and proceed through the town of Lindsborg, ending back at the Field House.  The Bethany Grace Race is open to all ages and will provide support for the mission of Bethany College…”to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service.”  Area residents, community members, and Bethany students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to participate! Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Katia Matter

 

14 - Katia MatterName: Katia Matter

Major: Communications

Hometown: Jewell, KS

Nominated by: Sarah Peterson, Writing Center Coordinator

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Kappa Gamma Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, Theater

Plans for the future: I would really like to work for the Walt Disney Company, either for Disney English or one of the theme parks.

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Bethany College Receives Smoky Valley Community Foundation Grant

Bethany College has received the Fall 2013 Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund of $1,500, the Department of Athletics announced Tuesday.

Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich and Head Athletic Trainer Laura Stenlund, in conjunction with the athletic training staff, applied for the grant in October 2013 to help fund the iStrike-RAS (Remote Alarm System). Continue reading