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.”
Name: Aaron Silco
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.
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.
Brian Kinnaird, Ph.D, associate professor of criminal justice at Bethany College, has published the second edition of his book, “Use of Force: Expert Guidance for Decisive Force Response.” The book is available in print or ebook and was originally published in 2003.
Kinnaird is completing his first year at Bethany College in the criminal justice department. Continue reading
In honor of the senior class of 2014, we have decided to do a special Featured Student of the Week. There will be five seniors honored with this title, one for each day this week.
Bethany College students raised $200 in a wacky game of Duck Soup softball last Sunday afternoon at the Swede Softball Park. Students from David Slack’s Bethany Quest class organized the fund raiser to benefit Mija Stockman, ’98, a former Bethany track athlete who was injured in an automobile accident and has faced a long, difficult, and expensive recovery. She is currently receiving specialty care in a rehabilitation hospital in Nebraska. Continue reading
Name: 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.
Name: 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
Bethany College Art Department will host an exhibit featuring the artwork of Holly Phelps, senior, of Wichita. The exhibition, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and sculpture, runs through May 1 at the Mingenback Art Gallery located at the corner of Second and Olsson in Lindsborg, Kan. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.
Phelps is exhibiting paintings and drawings from her four years at Bethany. Her show, “Raw Essence” incorporates her own essence of beauty through nature and people. Her main work is multiple portraits done of fellow Bethany College students, staff, and faculty. Phelps is the daughter of the Chuck Phelps and Rachel Blough.
The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Name: 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.