Featured Student of the Week – Derek Knopp

18 - Derek KnoppName: 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!

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Spring Enrollment Continues Strong Trend

FRESHMAN CLASS 2013-14Bethany College started the 2013-2-14 with a strong enrollment in the Fall semester and that trend continues with a spring student body of 619 students.  This is the largest spring enrollment in 17 years and is a larger enrollment than 8 of the past 10 Fall enrollments as well.

“This is an exciting time at Bethany and I’m elated to welcome 40 new students this semester,” says President Edward F Leonard III. “Continued efforts to share the Bethany story along with strong student retention programs are showing positive results.” Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Arianna Bryant

17 - Arianna BryantName: Arianna Bryant

Major: Engineering

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. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – John Holmquist

16 - John HolmquistName: John Holmquist

Major: Finance

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. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Katia Matter

 

14 - Katia MatterName: Katia Matter

Major: Communications

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.

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Featured Student of the Week – Amir Rahbar

amirName: Amir Rahbar

Major: Economics-Business/Marketing, Economics-Business/Networking Marketing

Hometown: Houston, TX

Nominated by: Vic Bateman

Involvements at Bethany: Bethany Tennis Team

Why did you choose Bethany College? Recruited by Coach Vic and he offered a good scholarship

What are your plans for the future? I plan on going back to Houston and starting my own business from scratch. Continue reading