Wednesday, May 28, 2014
As Chair of The Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), I represented our sponsoring denomination at the meeting of the Executives of Church Related Higher Education (ECRHE) at the National Higher Education Center (DuPont Circle) in Washington, DC, on May 27. Pictured with executives from the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America, Council of Independent Colleges, Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Mennonite Education Agency, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Bethany College and Bethany Beach, Delaware have had a historic relationship dating back to 1901. So nice to see progress on the new Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Conference Center in downtown Bethany Beach: http://bethanybeachnews.com/content/bethanys_founding_church_ready_update
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Welcome back to West Virginia long-time presidential colleague Gordon Gee. He is serving for the second time as President of West Virginia University. He has also served as president of Ohio State (twice), Colorado, Vanderbilt, and Brown. 56 years of combined presidential service in this picture.
The Presidents' Athletic Conference recognized its top Scholar-Athletes at the PAC Scholar-Athlete Banquet in Cranberry Twp., Pa. Pictured are (from left) Director of Athletics Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Bethany’s Female Scholar-Athlete winner Skylar Williams, Skylar’s mother Tracy and Bethany head women’s basketball coach Rebecca Upton. Cam Cooper, who was unable to attend the banquet, was Bethany’s Male Scholar-Athlete winner.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Enjoyable evening in Washington, DC, with Bethanians Tom Miller, Arthur Keys, Bob McCann, and Sven de Jong (Senior Vice President). Bob (CEO of UBS for the Americas) hosted us for a discussion with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, followed by a roof top social at the Hays-Adams Hotel across from the White House.
With Victor Boschini, Chancellor of Texas Christian University, after George W. Bush/Bill Clinton meeting hosted by Bethanian Bob McCann (CEO of UBS of the Americas) at the Reagan Building and International trade Center in Washington, DC. Bob is a graduate of both Bethany and TCU.
Monday, May 19, 2014
We invited four of our most active student scholars (now graduates) to lunch with the Board of Trustees. Each spoke on their Bethany experience and prospects for the future. From left, Peter Franklin, Amber Ridings, Morgan Jacobs and Valedictorian Cam Cooper.
Great visiting with Seth Cawoski during Commencement Weekend. Seth just finished his first year at Columbia University as a part of the Bethany - Columbia dual degree program in Engineering. He attended Bethany for three years and will graduate with degrees from both institutions.
Destined to be one of our great educators, Chelsea Benson graduated Saturday with an overall grade point average of over 3.9. President of Kappa Delta Pi, and an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha, the Student National Education Association, and Kalon Scholars, she also worked as a valued associate in the Office of the President. Among her responsibilities was set up and agenda organization for our Board of Trustee meetings. Thanks for all your hard work -- at the office and on campus -- and best wishes in your bright future!
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Congratulating Cameron Cooper, captain of the Bison football team, Homecoming King, CEO of the McCann Student Investment Fund, and perfect 4.0 student after he completes Senior Comprehensive Exams with Distinction today (makes him a 4.2 GPA!). That’s his long-time girlfriend and loyal supporter Morgan Jacobs joining us for the picture. Cam will attend a highly selective graduate program in accounting next year at Vanderbilt University.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Due to the storms that rolled through the region this morning, we have experienced some persistent power issues on campus. The power company is actively working on the issue and we anticipate that power to Richardson Hall will be turned off around 4:30 p.m. so repairs can be made. Additionally, Steinman Hall will also be repaired this afternoon which will also restore power to (Bado Place) Greek Hill. It is estimated that each outage will not exceed an hour.
Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your understanding.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
After 40 years on the faculty of Bethany College, Dr. Larry Grimes retired in 2009. Since that time, he has served as Director of Church Relations, Dean of Buffalo Seminary, authored a popular Hemmingway book, substituted during illness for faculty and the chaplain, among other things. With his class (1964) celebrating a reunion, it was fitting that we recognize Larry for the important role he has played in the life of this College since 1958. Thank you Larry!
Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney Athol, a 1982 Bethany College graduate and Pittsburgh attorney, has been named Alumna of the Year at the Alumni Weekend Awards Dinner in Commencement Hall. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bethany College and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University. She currently practices law at the firm Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP, where she specializes in estate and transfer tax planning. Beth serves on the College’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Executive Committee. She chairs the Advancement Committee and the $52 million “Transformation Now!” capital campaign. She is also a former member of the Alumni Council.
Members of the Bethany Reunion Class of 1964, Larry Grimes and Randy Cooey devoted most of their professional lives to Bethany College. Since their retirement, they’ve continued that commitment to Bethany. Larry serves as Director of Church Relations and Dean of the Buffalo Seminary. He has also has filled in for an ailing chaplain and professor. Randy has served as an interim department chair, taught classes, and taken part in senior comps since retiring. Bethany College appreciates this dynamic duo!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hosted dinner and awards program at Christman Manor for the Bethany College Kalon Leaders Scholarship Program. Kudos to junior Lynsie Mandt, who planned tonight's Kalon Leaders Scholarship dinner and Awards Program at Christman Manor. Lynsie is an education major from Columbus, Ohio. Lynsie and I are joined in the photo by Kathy Furbee, Chair of the Department of Social Work and Advisor to the Kalon Program.