Bethany College Announces 2010-11 Senior Fellows

BETHANY, W.Va. -- The Bethany College Honors Committee has announced the appointment of the College's Senior Fellows for the 2010-11 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.

"We are very proud of our Senior Fellows at Bethany College,” stated Dr. Darin E. Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Bethany College. “Carefully selected from our best students, the Senior Fellows represent the very finest students and are emblematic of our rich tradition of close faculty and student interaction and academic excellence.”

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.

Bethany College Senior Fellows for the 2010-11 academic year, listed by discipline:

Biology: Gabriella Casinelli, Follansbee, W.Va.; Sara Drews, Centreville, Md.

Communications and Media Arts: Jennifer Fleahman, Wheeling, W.Va.; April O’Brien, Columbus, Ohio

Economics and Business: Tom Kisner, Killingworth, Conn.; Jayetee Strupe, Steubenville, Ohio

Education: Jordan DiBucci, Allison Park, Pa.; Lindsay Brewer, Wadsworth, Ohio

English: Amanda Thomas, Lindside, W.Va.; Haley Fedor, Munhall, Pa.

History and Political Science: Autumn Mayle, Mingo Junction, Ohio; Erica Merkel, Wellsburg, W.Va.

Mathematics and Computer Science: Kelli McAbier, Gnadenhutten, Ohio

Physical Science: Christopher Smurthwaite, Wellsburg, W.Va.; Lindsay Sobotka, Weirton, W.Va.

Psychology: Angela Tipton, Bellaire, Ohio; Meghan DeLorenzo, Wheeling, W.Va.

Religious Studies and Philosophy: Emily Stewart, Greensburg, Pa.

Social Work: Rebecca Ehrlich, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

World Languages and Cultures: Joseph Christopher Suppa, Charleston, 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.