What’s next for the Class of 2013

CAMPUS    5742Bethany College alumni welcomed 116 new members to their ranks when the Class of 2013 graduated on May 19. This class joins thousands of other Swedes whose adventures are unique except for one fact—that they began at Bethany. Here are some of our newest graduates’ next plans as submitted to the Alumni Office. If you have your own alumni news, you can submit it online.

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Bethany breaks new ground

Jim Martin

Chair of the Board Jim Martin ’68

Nearly 200 guests joined Bethany College to break new ground on May 18 on the amphitheatre lawn and celebrate the new Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and J.E. and L.E. Mabee Welcome Center and the education initiative called Bethany Pathway.

View additional pictures on Bethany’s Facebook, read live tweets from the day with the Twitter hashtag #bcgroundbreaking, and watch the event on Bethany’s YouTube.

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Bethany graduates the Class of 2013

Class of 2013On May 19, Bethany College honored 116 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. The event was live tweeted using the hashtag #bcgrads2013 to celebrate with both on- and off-campus Bethany community members. View the photo gallery of the event courtesy Turner Photography.

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Spring Awards Banquet to honor five outstanding alumni

Bethany College will honor five of its alumni at the Spring Alumni Awards Banquet. Kenneth and Marilyn Sjögren will receive the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Kipp Van Camp will receive the Distinguished Graduate Award. Kathryn Swanson and Tad Doering will receive the Award of Merit. Stanley Hays will receive the Gold Award.

The banquet takes place on March 23, 2013, in Pihlblad Memorial Union. A punch reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Levin Room followed by dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Reservations are $15 per person and can be made by Friday, March 15, with the Alumni Office:

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Advancement & Alumni Office

Sjogren Center Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8270
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Bethany College alumnus Sean Patty to speak at opening convocation

Sean PattyLINDSBORG, KAN., August 15, 2012—Bethany College alumnus Sean Patty will address the community during the opening year convocation at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24 in Presser Hall.

Convocation is free and open to the public. Bethany students, staff, and faculty will attend.

Sean Patty has led a successful career in business administration. As a Bethany student, he majored in business/economics but took a variety of courses, especially in political science. “This liberal arts education helped him explore his extensive skills and interests, which translated into his impressive career,” says President Edward F. Leonard III. “We’re looking forward to hearing more about Sean’s life since Bethany and his advice for current students.” Continue reading

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