Bethany College Announces Senior Fellows 

BETHANY, W.Va. — The Bethany College Honors Committee has announced the appointment of 19 students as Senior Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year. Senior Fellows are students who have demonstrated unusual excellence in a major along with the character and ability necessary to do the work in the department.

Senior Fellows are appointed to serve terms of either one semester or a full academic year. The committee makes its selections from a list of nominations presented by each department.

One of this year’s appointees, Alicia Mader of Hookstown, Pa., will serve as Senior Fellow in Religious Studies for the fall semester and as Senior Fellow in Psychology for the spring semester.

Bethany College Senior Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year, listed by department:

  • Biology: Ashley Berardi, Follansbee, W.Va.
  • Chemistry: Amanda Law, Weirton, W.Va.
  • Communication: Zach Macormac, Canonsburg, Pa.; Ian Hicks, Weirton, W.Va.
  • Economics & Business: Petre Petkovski, Wheeling, W.Va.
  • Education: Casey O’Donnell, Muse, Pa.; Michele Glasgow, Dillonvale, Ohio
  • History: Erica Pietranton, New Cumberland, W.Va.
  • Mathematics & Computer Science: Kenneth Kearns, Avella, Pa.
  • Music: Amanda McCoy, Coshocton, Ohio; Casey Gray, Wheeling, W.Va.
  • Physics: Joel Hirsh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Matthew Schlemmer, Canton, Ohio
  • Psychology: Mary Lu Adams, Wheeling, W.Va.; Alicia Mader, Hookstown, Pa.
  • Religious Studies: Alicia Mader, Hookstown, Pa.
  • Social Work: Renee Jones, Columbus, Ohio
  • Theatre: Danielle Geer, Apollo, Pa.
  • World Languages: Veronica Jae, West Mifflin, Pa.; Beth Ann Shaffer, Falling Waters, W.Va.

Bethany is a small college of national distinction located on a historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, it is the oldest college in the state.