BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College Panhellenic Council will host its annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast on April 29 at 10 a.m. in Benedum Commons. The breakfast is held to honor senior women of Bethany College and Nicholson for her years of dedication to Bethany.
Keely Camden, Bethany College Assistant Professor of Education and graduate with the Class of 1996, will be the speaker.
Nicholson, “Miss Nick” to her students, was an employee of Bethany College for 38 years from January of 1962 until January of 2000 serving in a variety of positions. She started as a dance instructor and was then promoted to Dean of Women, Assistant Dean of Student Life, and finally, Dean of Student Life at the time of her retirement.
According to Dr. Gary Kappel, Professor of History, Nicholson is, “an absolute gem, totally dedicated to the institution, to her job, and, above all, to her students, many of whom learned far more from her than they ever did from members of the faculty, especially about the value of hard work, responsibility, fairness, and maturity.”
During the breakfast, the Aleece Gresham award will be presented to the outstanding senior woman selected by the Honors Committee. To be eligible for selection, senior women must have a grade-point average of at least 2.75, must have participated in and displayed leadership in a variety of co-curricular activities, and must have shown dedication and commitment to Bethany College.
For more information, contact Tara Pletcher, Bethany College Panhellenic President, at (740) 381-5276.