Gordon Eller ’64 donates trees, shrubs, and plants for campus landscaping to Bethany every year. This April, he also donated blueberry bushes and vegetable plants for the community garden. Eller is a retired orthopedic surgeon and has a nursery and landscaping business in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
At its annual Alumni Recognition Banquet on March 23, Bethany College honored five outstanding alumni including Stanley Hays, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Dr. Kipp Van Camp, Topeka, Kan.; Tad Doering, Apex, N.C.; Kathryn (Segerhammar) Swanson, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Kenneth and Marilyn (Miller) Sjogren, Lindsborg, Kan.
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:
Bethany College invites you to volunteer for the 2013 Messiah Festival of the Arts on March 24 to 31. The following opportunities are available!
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
LINDSBORG, KAN., June 25, 2012—Bethany College alumni and friends are invited to join members of the Alumni Office for the third Rockar Stockar Road Trip across Kansas.
Alumni and friends are invited to each of the following stops for appetizers. There are no admission charges. Contact Director of Alumni Relations Molly Johnson at 785-227-3380, ext. 8286, or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Continue reading
LINDSBORG, KAN., May 21, 2012—At its annual Alumni Recognition Banquet on May 19, Bethany College honored five outstanding alumni including Kris Ericson, Chris Bauer, H.R. Bohman, Carolee (Benson) Jones, and Mozelle (Clark) Sherman.
LINDSBORG, KAN., May 8, 2012—Retiring Provost and Dean of Bethany College Eugene Bales, Ph.D., will address the graduating class of 2012 during Bethany College commencement ceremonies on May 20 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Bill Peterson will preach during baccalaureate worship at 10:30 a.m.
LINDSBORG, KAN., January 11, 2012—Bethany College has promoted Tricia Hawk, former dean of recruitment and marketing, to vice president of recruitment and marketing. Hawk has served in her current role since 2007, which oversees admissions and communications. “I am honored that the Board of Directors is confident in my leadership skills, and I am very pleased at this promotion,” says Hawk.
The Bethany College Board of Directors unanimously voted for Hawk’s vice presidency in their fall meeting. Under her leadership, enrollment has grown 17.7% from 2007 to 2011. “In a very challenging and competitive environment, Tricia has led four consecutive years of enrollment growth. Her expertise and enthusiasm is certainly an asset to Bethany College,” says President Edward F. Leonard III. Continue reading
LINDSBORG, KAN., November 21, 2011—Dr. Mark Lucus, Bethany College graduate of 1994 in music education, has published a research paper in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Update‘s focus is to bring current research to both scholars and practitioners in music education; the journal is published by MENC, the Music Educators National Conference. Continue reading