Alexander “Lex” Smith earned a Ph.D. in higher education at The Ohio State University and undergraduate degrees at Denison University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and at Ohio University where he earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology. He was honored in 1978 with the Dissertation of the Year Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administration. He is married and has three grown children and seven grandchildren, three of who are now college students. His interests include tennis, photography, reading, hiking and traveling.
Charlotte (Jalkeus) Anderson, Bethany alumna of 1986, performs study abroad advising and is responsible for international student services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in political science from Karlstad University in Sweden. During her time at Karlstad, she came to Bethany to study internationally.
Prior to moving from Sweden to Lindsborg in 1990, Anderson was the information secretary for the Swedish Deaf Association and before that she worked at the Swedish National Radio. She started working at Bethany College in 2006 by teaching Swedish.
A Swedish citizen, Anderson has written several articles on Swedish and Swedish-American heritage, which have been published both in Sweden and in the U.S. She is active with cultural events in Lindsborg, many of them including folk dancing and fiddling. She is often seen around town in her authentic Swedish folk dress and frequently gives presentations on Swedish folk cultural topics. She and her husband Dean Anderson ‘76 have two bilingual, multi-cultural daughters.
Dan Callihan graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in Botany and a Master of Science in Biological Science. He worked as an Instructor of Biological Sciences, at Spoon River College from 2000-2008, also a Student Success Coach, at Spoon River College from 2008-2010. Following that he was the Assistant Director of Center of Learning Excellence, at MacMurray College from 2010-2014. He has certifications in On Course I and II by Skip Downing; is a Certified Developmental Education Specialist, Kellogg Institute, Appalachian State University; and Certified Learning Center leader level 2, National College Learning Center Association. His interests include science, history, music, art, entertainment, and strategy games.
Juliann Plimpton joined Bethany College in 2013 as an athletic trainer and residence director. Originally from Gladstone, Mich., Plimpton received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with minors in chemistry and biology from North Park University in Chicago. She received a master’s degree in education from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.
Prior to Bethany, Plimpton worked as an athletic trainer for Southwestern College where her primary responsibilities were men and women’s soccer, track and field, and JV athletics. She was also the advisor for Southwestern College Athletic Training Society for two years. In addition, she worked campus security while at Southwestern.
In her free time, Plimpton enjoys watching movies, reading books and going camping.