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.
Name: David Barbieri
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nominated by: Diane Miller, Part-Time Business Professor
Involvements: Tennis team and Pathfinders
Plans for the future: I want to achieve my goals and be happy. Continue reading
Name: 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
Name: 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!
Name: Alex Brammer
Hometown: Dillon, Montana
Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Development
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Basketball
Plans for the future: Graduate and see what God has in store for me next
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!
Bethany 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
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. Continue reading