Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bethany College’s founding denomination, held an “ecumenical encounter” with members of the Catholic Church last week as part of the International Dialogue Commission. The event took place in Bethany from June 19 to June 24.
Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Business, Communications and Media Arts department at Bethany College, was recently named the recipient of the West Virginia Public Relations Educator of the Year Award by the state chapter of Public Relations Society of America.
Bethany College has announced the President's List and the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2014-15 school year. Those named to the President's List must have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours. Those named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.
Eleven future Bethanians will receive the Kalon Leadership Scholarship, an annual $2,500 award based on leadership, character, service and academic performance.
Bethany Professor of Social Work Katherine Shelek-Furbee has been named the recipient of the 2015 T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence, given by the Board of Directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Valedictorian Gerhard Schultze of Wheeling, West Virginia, who completed his college career as a double major with perfect GPA, was recognized during Bethany College’s 2015 Commencement ceremony on May 16. Dr. Katrina L. D'Aquin, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, presented Schultze with the College’s Oreon E. Scott Award, given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.