Bethany Alumni Added to Communications Wall of Fame 

BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany alumni Jeff Flick ’82, Steve Radick ’03 and Ashley Dougherty ’05 have been named to the College’s Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame. The three were recognized by M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts during a reception Oct. 2 during Homecoming Weekend. The Wall of Fame, located in the H.C. Ogden Lounge in Bethany House, was established in October 2010 to honor distinguished communications graduates.

Jeff Flick is president and CEO of BD&E, a nationally recognized branding and marketing communications firm. Flick has worked in the marketing communications field for the past 30 years. He has been the project manager for comprehensive branding, identity and marketing communications programs for a variety of publicly-traded corporations ranging from PPG Industries, a Fortune 200 corporation with $15 billion in annual revenue, to Federated Investors, a financial services company with more than $400 billion in assets under management.

A cum laude graduate of Bethany College, Flick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in graphic design. In addition, he has taken post-graduate course work at Rochester Institute of Technology and earned the professional designation of Certified Business Communicator from the International Business Marketing Association.

Pictured are Dr. Tarmara Rodenberg, Bethany's newly announced president; Professor M.E. Yancosek Gamble; honorees Jeff Flick, Steve Radick and Ashley Dougherty; and Sven de Jong, interim president.

Steve Radick is VP, Director of Public Relations and Content Integration at Brunner in Pittsburgh. Radick is responsible for leading the integration of earned media and public relations strategies into advertising and marketing campaigns across the agency’s portfolio. He recently joined Brunner after leading the public relations team at Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, where he supported a variety of clients. Steve is also the vice president and president-elect of the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh chapter and is a frequent speaker on public relations, marketing and leadership.

Ashley Dougherty is the weekend meteorologist at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. She began her on-air career as the morning meteorologist at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 2008, before moving to WTAE in 2012. Dougherty was selected as one of "Pittsburgh's 50 Finest" in 2013 for her involvement and charitable work in the community and was voted "Best Meteorologist" by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Bethany and a Certificate of Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

The Department’s Wall of Fame in Bethany House includes 30 acclaimed graduates such as current national sportscaster Dave Sims (TV voice of the Seattle Mariners, NFL commentator, and co-host of “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K” on Sirius XM Radio), and Bob Orr, former Justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS News, to name a few. Admission to the Wall of Fame is a special honor, given that many of the 1,000 program graduates are highly successful in the digital media field.

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