Featured Student of the Week – Araceli Aburto Villanueva

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Name: Araceli Aburto Villanueva

Major: Accounting & Business Management

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Cross Country/ Track, Business Club, Alpha Delta Zeta, Greek Council, Pathfinders

Plans for the future: Where ever life leads me

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose to go to Bethany College because I wanted to experience a new atmosphere outside of my comfort zone as well as being able to keep on running in the college level.

Here is Araceli’s Bethany Story….

            A positive experience I’ve had while attending Bethany College was being able to have opportunities to take initiation for what I want to do. The past summer I worked in the accounting office at Bethany with Terran Corwin and for me it was a great experience to be around what I am studying in my major. A current and ongoing experience at Bethany is just the people around me. I learned so many new things that I wouldn’t have known about myself and others being in Bethany College. It is just a whole different mood of place that gives me the want to explore new horizons. And like Ethel Barrymore said, “You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.”

Featured Student of the Week – Aaron Silco

Aaron Silco (6)1Name: Aaron Silco

Major:  Religion

Hometown:  Littleton, Colorado

Involvements:  Pi Sigma Chi Fraternity, Peer Ministry, Campus Ministry

Plans for the future:  Take some time off after graduation and teach English abroad and then eventually seminary

Why did you choose to go to Bethany:  My grandmother went to Bethany

Here is Aaron’s Bethany Story….

One of the most positive experiences I have had at Bethany was when I pledged Pi Sigma Chi as a freshman. The experience of pledging not only gave me brothers for life but allowed me to grow as a person and better overcome hardship.

Featured Student of the Week – Michelle Rambo

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Name: Michelle Rambo

Major: Criminal Justice and Business Administration

Hometown: Greenwood, South Carolina

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tennis, Swede Government Association, Law and Order Club, Bethany Ambassadors, Beta Tau Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society, Pathfinder, Alpha Phi Sigma Honorary Society, City of Lindsborg Public Safety Advisory Committee

Plans for the future: I want to work for a federal law enforcement agency after I receive some experience in a local or state law enforcement agency.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose Bethany for many reasons.  I really liked the idea of the small class sizes, the opportunity to build relationships with the professors and faculty on campus, along with all of the opportunities to get involved on campus, and I wanted to play tennis here.

Here is Michelle’s Bethany Story….

A positive experience I have had while attending Bethany would have to be the opportunities for the internships I have had. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Norfolk, VA, and I don’t think I would have been as prepared to go through the internship if I had chosen another college to go to.  I could relate a lot from what I learned inside the classroom to the Special Operations squad that I worked in, and I can now relate what I learned throughout the internship inside the classroom.  The NCIS internship was important to me because I could see myself working for the agency in the future, in addition to gaining invaluable experience while working closely with the agents.  It was exciting to enter the internship with agents that were welcoming and committed to the interns and helped us receive the most experience out in the field.  I could not have gone through the entire process without the support I received from professors, staff, and faculty from Bethany College.

Featured Student of the Week – Melissa Woeppel

26 - Melissa WoeppelName: Melissa Woeppel

Major: English and Communications with a minor in Religion

Hometown: Firth, NE

Nominated by: Matt Riordan, Director of Residential Education and Services

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association, Choir, Band and Jazz Band, Handbells, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Campus Ministry, Greek Council, Gold Key

Plans for the future: Graduate from Bethany and see where life takes me.

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Featured Student of the Week – Melodeigh Christiansen

25 - Melodeigh ChristiansenName: Melodeigh Christiansen

Major: Math education with an endorsement in Special Education and a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Denver, CO

Nominated by: Na Peng, Ph.D., Chair of Mathematics & Science Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Kappa Gamma Phi sorority, Greek Council, Von Neumann, Ambassador

Plans for the future: Change lives

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Featured Student of the Week – Mark Klaassen

24 - Mark KlaassenName: Mark Klaassen

Major: Biology & Chemistry

Hometown: Marquette, KS

Nominated by: Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor, Director of Choral Activities

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tri-Beta, Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: After Bethany I’m hoping to be accepted into Medical school.

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Featured Student of the Week – Carole Stuenkel

20 - Carole StuenkelName: Carole Stuenkel

Major: Double Major in Interactive Graphic Design and Studio Art with focus in Painting

Hometown: Palmer, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Advancement

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Alpha Delta Zeta (Treasurer), Art Club (President), College Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society, Beta Tau Sigma

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Featured Student of the Week – Lindy Broeckelman

21 - Lindy BroeckelmanName: Lindy Broeckelman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas

Nominated by: Jason Schneider, Admissions Representative

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association Vice President, Bethany Leadership Team, Pathfinder, Bethany Youth Ministry Team

Plans for the future: Graduate from college and become a teacher!

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