Bethany College Announces 2010 Homecoming Court

BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has announced 12 nominees for the 2010 Homecoming Court. Bethany’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at Saturday’s football game against Waynesburg University. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bison Stadium.

The Homecoming Queen nominees are Cassidy Drilling, Alex Frankhouser, Caroline Hoag, April O’Brien, Bethany Stickradt and Sarah West. The Homecoming King nominees are Taylor Chmel, Christian Johnson, Tom Kisner, Ryan McFadden, Ryan Sipe and Christopher Smurthwaite.

Drilling, a Managerial Economics major and Communications minor, is the daughter of Francene Williams in Carlsbad, Calif. She is representing the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Drilling serves as vice president I of Zeta Tau Alpha, treasurer of the Student Government Association, vice president of the Economics Club and chief portfolio manager of the McCann Family Student Investment Fund.

Frankhouser, an Art Education major, is the daughter of Nina and Gary Frankhouser in Uniontown, Pa. Representing the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Frankhouser serves as vice president of Kappa Pi, is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and serves as secretary of the Student Artists’ Guild.

Hoag, the daughter of Susan Castriota and Richard Hoag of Upper St. Clair, Pa., is a Communications major and Visual Art minor. She represents the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and is a Kalon Scholar. In addition to being a staff member of The Tower, she is an active participant in Bethany’s Relay for Life Committee, Student Artists’ Guild, Kappa Pi-International Honorary Art Fraternity and Society for Collegiate Journalists. She is a Bethany College Student Ambassador and serves as house manager and vice president III of Zeta Tau Alpha.

O’Brien, a Communications major, is the daughter of Lea Ann and Patrick O’Brien of Columbus, Ohio. She represents the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and is an active participant in Kappa Delta Pi, Gamma Sigma Kappa and the Society of Collegiate Journalists. O’Brien serves as Senior Fellow for the Department of Communications and Media Arts and is president of Alpha Xi Delta, treasurer for the Senior Class Council and fundraising chair for Alpha Psi Omega.

Stickradt, daughter of Sheryl and Jack Stickradt of Newark, Ohio, is representing the Phi Mu sorority. Stickradt is a Communications major and is president of the Student Government Association and serves as Panhellenic Representative for Phi Mu. 

West, an Elementary Education Major and Special Education minor, is the daughter of Tammy and Mike West of New Cumberland, W.Va. She represents Phi Mu and is an active participant in the Student National Education Association, Student Artists’ Guild, Senior Class Council, Panhellenic Council and Kappa Delta Pi.  

Chmel, a Political Science major, is the son of Elisa and Dean Chmel of Wheeling, W.Va. He represents the Phi Kapp Tau fraternity, for which he serves as vice president, and is actively involved in Bethany’s International Relations Club and Political Awareness Club.

Johnson, an Interdisciplinary major in social studies, education and special education, is the son of Monica and Art Johnson of Greensburg, Pa. He represents the independent student body.

Kisner, son of Cindy and Mark Kisner of Killingworth, Conn., is an International Economics major. He represents the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, for which he serves as president. He also serves as president of Bethany’s Economics Club.

McFadden, the son of Cecelia McFadden of Columbus, Ohio, is an Elementary Education major and represents the independent student body. He is a member of the Men’s Basketball Team at Bethany.

Sipe, a Visual Art major, is the son of Donna and Richard Sipe of Pittsburgh, Pa. He represents the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is active in varsity football and Kappa Pi.

Smurthwaite, a Chemistry major, is the son of Cheryl Music and David Smuthwaite and is from Wellsburg, W.Va. He represents the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Smurthwaite serves as vice president of the Senior Class Council and serves as parliamentarian for the Student Government Association, vice president of Inter-Fraternity Council and president of the Pre Health Professions Club. Smurthwaite is involved with the American Chemical Society and Bethany Kalon Leadership Honors Society and serves as Senior Fellow for the Physical Science Department.  

Voting by Bethany students will conclude by October 1 at noon.

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.