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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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

Alumni and friends invited on Bethany College’s Rockar Stockar Road Trip

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 johnsonm@bethanylb.edu with questions. Continue reading

Dean of Recruitment and Marketing Tricia Hawk Promoted to Vice President

Tricia HawkLINDSBORG, 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

Music alumnus publishes choir research

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

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