335 East Swensson Street | Lindsborg, Kansas 67456|admissions@bethanylb.edu

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

The Academic Center for Excellence has an informal setting where students can study and access assistance when they need it. Services available include both Peer and Professional tutoring in a variety of subjects. There are computers, Wi-Fi access, and free printing available. There is plenty of room for group study sessions, and equipment such as headphones and calculators are available.

The Director, Dan Callihan, is a professional tutor for a variety of subjects. He can also help students with study skills, time management, test anxiety, success strategies, and much more.

ACE Peer Tutors are carefully selected students who have successfully completed the courses in which they tutor and enjoy working with other students. In addition, all peer tutors compelte 15 hours of tutor training and have recommendations from Bethany College Faculty.

Walk-ins are welcome! If we don’t have a tutor for your subject, we will hire one!

Study groups are one of the best ways to learn. They give students the opportunity to share notes, find new strategies for learning, prepare for exams, and form friendships with others. If you would like to start or join a study group, contact us and we’ll make arrangements for you.

Check this link out – howtostudy.org

Hours of Operation

Daily: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Evenings: Sunday-Thursday: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Disability Support Services

Disability accommodations level the playing field so that students can compete fairly. Accommodations are not reductions of the course material. If you know you have a disability, get the accommodations you need, so you can compete on an equal footing. If you think you have a disability, please get the documentation so that you can get the help you need.

The ACE also coordinates temporary medical accommodations for those who need them

Faculty Resources

Exam Proctoring

Faculty Referrals (Academic Alerts)


Dan Callihan

Director of the Academic Center for Excellence
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center 55 Office of the Academic Center for Excellence Phone: 785.227.3380, x8456
Photo of Dan Callihan


Dan Callihan graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in Botany and a Master of Science in Biological Science. He worked as an Instructor of Biological Sciences, at Spoon River College from 2000-2008, also a Student Success Coach, at Spoon River College from 2008-2010. Following that he was the Assistant Director of Center of Learning Excellence, at MacMurray College from 2010-2014. He has certifications in On Course I and II by Skip Downing; is a Certified Developmental Education Specialist, Kellogg Institute, Appalachian State University; and Certified Learning Center Professional Level 3, National College Learning Center Association. His interests include science, history, music, art, entertainment, and strategy games.