Name: Derek Knopp
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Hometown: Herington, Kansas
Nominated by: Brian Kinnaird, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Basketball, Psi Chi, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Plans for the future: After Bethany I plan on attending graduate school for Forensic Psychology, after that there are many options!
Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose to go to Bethany because I wanted to continue playing basketball and I also thought that all of the professors I met on my visit were much more personable than professors from other KCAC schools I visited.
What has been your favorite memory from college? I have too many memories with my friends to just pick one favorite memory.
Name: Arianna Bryant
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Nominated by: Dane Pavlovich, Dean of Athletics
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Women’s Golf, Chapel Choir
Plans for the future: To work on my dream of becoming an LPGA member, or to become an engineer helping design new technology and commodities for the future.
Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose to come to Bethany College for women’s golf, their engineering program, and for an experience living in a different part of the country.
What has been your favorite memory from college? My wonderful friends, teachers, coaches, and people I have met here at school.
Name: John Holmquist
Hometown: Smolan, KS
Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Development
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Pi Sigma Chi Fraternity, Business Club, Bethany Oratorio Society
Plans for the future: Grad School, go to Africa as a humanitarian, build my family’s cattle business, teach business on a collegiate level, travel the world, be a cowboy in Australia, work as a financier
Why did you choose to go to Bethany? To study business and develop personal connections with my professors.
What has been your favorite memory from college? BBTs with Collin Carlson and Joe Jed.
Name: Sarah Hill
Major: Studio Art: Drawing and Painting
Hometown: Lititz, PA
Nominated by: Linda Lewis
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Art Club, Chi Alpha, Gold Key, Honors Program
Plans for the future: To exhibit artwork and travel the world. Any funders?
Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose Bethany for the chance to be more involved on campus and the professors just seemed perfect!
What has been your favorite memory from college? Playing capture the flag on campus grounds at nighttime!
Name: Katia Matter
Hometown: Jewell, KS
Nominated by: Sarah Peterson, Writing Center Coordinator
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Kappa Gamma Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, Theater
Plans for the future: I would really like to work for the Walt Disney Company, either for Disney English or one of the theme parks.
Name: Michelle Rambo
Major: Criminal Justice and Business Administration
Hometown: Greenwood, South Carolina
Nominated by: Doug Smith, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tennis, Swede Government Association, Law and Order Club, Business Club, Bethany Ambassadors, Beta Tau Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society
Plans for Future: Eventually, I want to work for a federal law enforcement agency. I haven’t narrowed my career choice down, but I know I want to do something in the criminal justice field. The internships I’ve had during my college career are helping me narrow down my choices. I also want to continue my education in graduate school after I start my career.
Name: Amir Rahbar
Major: Economics-Business/Marketing, Economics-Business/Networking Marketing
Hometown: Houston, TX
Nominated by: Vic Bateman
Name: Kylee Martinez
Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Lyons, KS
Nominated by: Robert Spies
“Kylee is one of the top runners on our cross country team as well as a great student and an intricate part of the athletic training room as she performs her student-athletic trainer duties for the football team.”
Name: Stephen DeWitt
Major: Pre-Professional Medicine
Hometown: Lindsborg, KS
Nominated by: Warren Olson
Name: Kelli Traffas
Hometown: Medicine Lodge, KS
Nominated by: Janice Esses