Bethany College will recognize Athletic Hall of Honor inductees, Alumni Coach of the Year, and the Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit recipient during the Fall Award Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. at the Sundstrom Conference Center.
The awards luncheon is part of the college’s Homecoming and 135th anniversary celebration. Homecoming activities take place October 14-16.
An addition to the awards recipients was recently announced by the Bethany College Alumni Relations Office. Dan Carr ’81, Lindsborg, will receive the Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit. Each year, the BAA gives recognition to active members of the association who have demonstrated meritorious service to youth or their careers. Levi Esses ’02, Wichita, will also receive a BAA Award of Merit.
Other recipients include:
Athletic Hall of Honor: Terry Palmgren ’70 (posthumous award); Al Hehre ’72 (posthumous award); Tim May ‘79, Plano, Texas; Paul Sommer ’85, Fredonia, Kansas; and Jerry Scheuerman ’79 (posthumous award). The Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany College was noteworthy and exemplary of high standards for which Bethany College athletics historically have been known.
Alumni Coach of the Year: Holly (Schumann) Lindquist ’95, Lindsborg, Kansas. This award was established in order to recognize the individual Bethany College former student or graduate who has directed and coached a secondary or collegiate varsity sport team or teams to a level of performance which is recognized as outstanding by those associated with that particular varsity sport.
The lunch follows Bethany Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming Weekend activities will conclude with an Alumni Choirs and Band concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Presser Hall. See a complete schedule of Homecoming weekend events here.