Dallas Fenn started at Bethany in 2103. Prior to Bethany, Fenn completed graduate work at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with the baseball program from January 2011-May 2013.
Fenn is a Kansas native, originally from Wichita. He graduated from Valley Center High School in Valley Center, Kan. in 2006. Following graduation, he attended Hesston College in Hesston, Kan. where he received an associate’s degree in the spring of 2008. In fall of 2008, Dallas transferred to Sterling College in Sterling, Kan. where he completed his bachelor’s degree in athletic training in two and a half years.
Fenn passed his Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer in December of 2010. He was also named the Sterling College Athletic Training Student of the Year in May of 2011. During graduate school, Dallas also received the Otho Davis Memorial Scholarship for outstanding athletic training students at Lamar University.
Dallas has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2010.
William “Bill” Ferguson came to Bethany in the fall of 2010 as an adjunct professor of history.
He received his associate’s degree from Cloud County Community College in 1977, and his bachelor’s degree from Bethany College in 1979. In 1990, Ferguson graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s in history.
Prior to coming to Bethany, Ferguson taught for 32 years at three different high schools in Kansas. He spent 10 of those years at Peabody and Sterling. The last 22 years were spent at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Kan. At those schools, he taught American history, world history, Kansas history, psychology and American government.
In 2003 Ferguson was chosen as one of 87 teachers across the nation to be part of the initial class of the “Teach Vietnam Teachers Network” sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Association. He spent a week at Georgetown University learning and sharing information geared toward teaching about the Vietnam Era to American high school students.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation chose Ferguson for a grant to study the topic “The Eisenhower Years and the Cold War” at Gettysburg College in 2005.
Ferguson and his wife, Jan (Lindsey) ’79, have been residents of Lindsborg since 1989. They are members of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. They have served on many councils and committees during their time in the community. They have two sons, Keith ‘10 and Michael.
Jodi Frisbie Reese returns to Bethany College, where she was an Assistant Professor of Music from 2006 to 2010. Prior to her return to Bethany, she also served as an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Dodge City Community College. Frisbie Reese received her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University and her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Iowa State University.
She has sung roles with Opera Omaha, Boston Lyric Opera, Utah Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and numerous regional companies in the Northeast. She has also performed in concert with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Boston’s Back Bay Chorale Orchestra, among others. A frequent clinician and adjudicator in Kansas, Ms. Frisbie Reese is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the National Association for Music Education.
David Frost is an assistant professor of business at Bethany College. He joined the faculty in 2009, after serving as an adjunct at Bethany for three years. He teaches classes in business management and human relations.
Frost has experience in several areas of business management, including ownership, finance, marketing and human resources. He is also the founder of a non-profit boy’s home.
After completing his bachelor’s degree at Friends University, Frost earned his master’s of science degree in management at Friends in 2004. As an assistant professor of business, Frost hopes to share his experience and education with students while continuing to hone his own skills and knowledge in the field.
Gadwood comes to the football coaching staff having just finished his playing career. He was a four-year starter in college, playing center on the offensive line throughout his collegiate career. Gadwood played his junior and senior seasons for Ottawa University. During his two years at Ottawa, he started every game and helped lead the Braves to two trips in the NAIA playoffs. In 2011, he was voted by his teammates as a team captain and helped the Braves win the 2011 KCAC Championship.
Prior to Ottawa, Gadwood played center for Highland Community College in Highland, Kan. While at Highland, he started every game in two seasons for the Scotties. Gadwood was a team captain and earned Academic as well as All-Conference honors in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Gadwood is a native of Shawnee, Kan., where he was an All-Conference athlete for the Mill Valley Jaguars. He graduated from Ottawa University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science.
Garcia comes to Bethany from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he served as assistant wrestling coach. While there, UNO won the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championships. Prior to coaching, Garcia was a member of the UNO wrestling team, where he won national championships in 2006 and 2008, placed third in 2009, and placed second in 2010. He was a four-time All-American and Academic All-American, and his team won national championships in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010. Garcia graduated in 2010 with a 147-18 record, the fourth-highest number of all-time career wins at UNO since 1966. His 48 wins as a senior ranked as second-highest number in school history, and he set new UNO records of 84 career pins and 31 single-season pins.
Garcia was a three-time high school state champion and a four-time state place finisher for his dad Mike at Hutchinson High School.
Garcia resides in Hutchinson with his wife Kym and two daughters.
Anders Gårdestig joined Bethany in 2013 as an assistant professor of physics.
A native of Sweden, he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden in 1996. In 2000 he finished his doctorate in theoretical nuclear physics from the same university. He then went on to do research at UCLA, Indiana University, Ohio University, and the University of South Carolina.
Since 2008, he has been pursuing a more balanced mix of teaching and research, with full-time teaching positions at Whitworth University and ITT Technical Institute, and as an adjunct at USC and Whitworth. At Whitworth he developed an online course in Physics of Current Events, with a strong science-faith component, which he has since taught numerous times. On the side, he has also been involved in physics textbook developments as a member of a focus group and several proof readings and reviews.
Gårdestig’s research highlights include a model that explains the ABC effect in , calculating the reaction, a crucial physical background for the charge-symmetry-breaking reaction (successfully measured in 2005), and a high-precision effective-field-theory calculation of , currently our best source of information regarding the neutron-neutron scattering length. He has numerous articles published in peer-review journals and has presented several times at European, American, and international conferences.
He lives with his wife and two sons in Lindsborg, where they are enjoying the small-town atmosphere and connecting with his Swedish roots. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, history, biking, hiking, and reading.
Paul Gentine is Associate Professor of business at Bethany College. He has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2000 and has been the Business Department Chair and also serves in the Education Department.
At Bethany College, he teaches classes in business policy, marketing and management. Gentine has more than 37 years of experience in marketing, management and operations, including 22 years with the General Motors Corporation.
After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Social Science from Bethany College, Gentine earned a Masters Degree in Education from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.
More recently, Gentine has taken Advanced Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and received an Honorary Doctor of Automotive Management from the General Motors University of Automotive Management.
Randi Lyn Gotti came to Bethany College in 2013 from Associated Colleges of Central Kansas where she was a Systems Analyst. She held similar positions at John Deere Agriservices and Winn-Dixie Corporation.
A native of Marietta, Okla., Randi holds a Bachelors of Science in business administration and communications from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Randi and her husband reside in Hutchinson, Kan. with their 3 children.
Melissa Hardman returns to Bethany College as assistant volleyball coach. She will also serve as the intramural coordinator and teach physical education classes.
Between playing and coaching, Hardman has over twenty years-experience with the game of volleyball. She spent three years as an assistant coach assistant coaching at McPherson College and two years at Bethany College from 2008-2010.
Hardman attended and played volleyball for four years at Kansas Wesleyan University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and minors in health and psychology. She went on to earn her M.B.A. with an emphasis in sports management in May 2013.
Hardman is married to David Hardman, a Bethany alum, and has a step-son Brenton.
Marlysue Holmquist, professor of education, began teaching at Bethany College in 1995. Holmquist received her bachelor’s from Bethany College and her master’s and doctorate from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Holmquist taught in Los Angeles, Calif., Mt. Vernon, Ky. and Marquette, Kan. before beginning as an adjunct instructor at Bethany College. She served as chair of the Education Department from 2000-2007 and now is the elementary education coordinator and serves as the Licensure officer for the college. Holmquist is the recipient of the Rohm Distinguished Professor.
Holmquist teaches a variety of courses for the Education Department including introduction to teaching, instructional technology, methods of teaching social studies in the elementary school, student teaching seminar and supervises elementary teaching majors in their clinical practice.
She is on Faculty Senate, Assessment Committee and serves as the representative to ACCK (Associated Colleges of Central Kansas) special education committee. In addition she served on the Licensure Review Committee for the Kansas State Dept. of Education and is now the representative to the Regulations Committee for KSDE.
Holmquist and her husband, Tom ’76, farm and ranch in the Smolan, Kan. area. She and her husband were the recipients of the award as Kansas Master Farmers in 2012. Her children are Ryan ‘05, Majkin ‘07 and John ‘14.