Valedictorian Olivia Konopka of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who completed her “perfect” college career as a double major in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, was recognized during Bethany College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. Dr. Larry Grimes, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, presented Konopka with the College’s prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award, which is given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.
Former majority leader of the United States Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Senator George J. Mitchell, addressed Bethany College’s 2017 graduating class as part of the institution’s 177th Anniversary Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 20, in the Dr. Fred H. Tilock Amphitheatre at the Pennington Quadrangle.
Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George J. Mitchell, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony in the Pennington Quadrangle on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
Bethany College will present a series of awards recognizing outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Lee Smedley and Dean Sparks will be recognized with the Community Service Award, and Dr. Dean Haubrich and Thomas Miller will receive the Alumni Achievement Award as part of Alumni Weekend activities on campus.
Salvatore Marranca, a 1968 Bethany graduate and Chairman of the Board for Cattaraugus County Bank in Little Valley, New York, attended a gathering at the White House for the Independent Community Bankers Association on Monday, May 1.
Jessica Skywatcher, a 2000 Bethany College graduate and Architect for Michael Baker International, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 70th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place on Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Benedum Commons as part of the College’s 2017 Alumni Weekend.