Bethany alumni Jeff Flick ’82, Steve Radick ’03 and Ashley Dougherty ’05 have been named to the College’s Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame. The three were recognized by M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts during a reception Oct. 2 during Homecoming Weekend. The Wall of Fame, located in the H.C. Ogden Lounge in Bethany House, was established in October 2010 to honor distinguished communications graduates.
As part of Bethany College’s Homecoming celebration, New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash will return to campus as the featured speaker for the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series. The second-annual series will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Tamara Rodenberg has been named as Bethany College’s 20th president, effective January 1, 2016. Rodenberg, who has served as the Vice President of Advancement at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University since 2011, was chosen after a nationwide search.
Greg Hammaren, a 1981 Bethany College graduate and vice president and general manager of FOX Sports Detroit, will give the keynote address at this year’s John Keresty Lecture in Journalism. The lecture is part of the 54th Communications and Media Arts Week, which will focus on “a great digital future” and will take place Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.
Bethany College will soon debut the world premiere of “Naked Emperors,” a sci-fi play written by the College’s Director of Theatre, Luke Hardt. Hardt, who is also an Associate Professor of Theatre will also direct the performance.