Speaker Delivers Sermon at National Prayer Service
Bethany’s 2009 baccalaureate speaker
Dr. Sharon Watkins (President of the Christian Church, Disciples
of Christ) delivered the sermon at the National Prayer Service
at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
President Obama, Vice President Biden and former President Clinton
were in attendance at the service.
To read Dr. Watkins' sermon, click
Fred Tilock ‘54 Scholarship Fund to be Awarded
Dr. Tilock was a member of Beta
Theta Pi during his years at Bethany and remained active with
the fraternity throughout his life. His gift is designated to
provide scholarship assistance for children or grandchildren of
alumni from any Beta Theta Pi chapter who choose to attend
Bethany College. The first scholarship will be offered for the
2009-10 academic year.
A native of Lorain, Ohio, Dr.
Tilock followed a well-worn family path to Bethany College
shortly after World War II. His father, Walter Tilock, played
football at Bethany, graduated in 1920 and later served on the
Board of Trustees. Dr. Tilock’s grandfather, Herbert, graduated
from Bethany in the late 1800s. His uncle and namesake,
Frederick H. Tilock, Sr., graduated in 1917.
Dr. Tilock graduated from Bethany
College in 1954 with a B.S. in Biology and went on to earn his
medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. He spent
more than two decades as a pathologist with the United States
Navy and served for 10 years at Tri City Hospital in Oceanside,
Scholarship recipients will be
selected based on need and academic achievement. In order for a
student to continue receiving scholarship benefits after his
initial grant, he must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA)
equal to or higher than the average GPA of all students in the
recipient’s class year.
When the Bethany
Bell Tolled for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Bethany Alum, Scott Eisenlohr '80 reflects
on his time on campus during the Steelers' first four Super Bowls
To read the entire article, click
Save the date
for BASA Weekend
Calling all alumni soccer players! Please save the date and
make plans to join us on campus for the Bethany Alumni Soccer
Association weekend, set to begin on Friday, May 1. The weekend
will be packed full of activities that include a golf scramble
and an alumni soccer tournament. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Your phone should be ringing! Bethany’s student callers have
been busy contacting alumni and friends of the College in an
effort to raise money for The Bethany Fund. To those of you who
have made a donation, thank you so much. For those who have not
yet had an opportunity to speak to one of the callers, we hope
you will answer the phone and consider a pledge. The impact of
the economy is recognized, but we are still striving to reach
Last year, alumni participation in the
Bethany Fund rose from 17 percent to 22 percent. The ultimate
goal is to reach 35 percent. Your participation is greatly
appreciated. To make an online gift now please
SAVE THE DATE-
Save the date and plan to join Bethany
Alumni and Friends at receptions with President Dr. Scott D.
Miller in your area.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at the home of
John '55 & Donna Palafoutas
Sunday, February 15, 2009
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the home of
Dean '74 & Suzanne '75 Lesiak
Friday, March 20, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at the home of
Bob '88 & Susanne Coffield
For more information or to register for
any of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Save the Date! Phi
Mu Anniversary Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Topple 20th-Ranked W&J 66-61
After losing an 11-point halftime lead,
the Bethany women’s basketball team used a 15-6 run midway
through the second half to retake a lead they would not relinquish,
as the Bison upset 20th-ranked Washington & Jefferson 66-61
Wednesday night at Hummel Field House.
Back in First After Winning OT Thriller Against W&J
Freshman Lance Beckwith (Raleigh, N.C./Word
of God Christian Academy) scored 11 of his career-high 34 points
in overtime to propel the Bethany men’s basketball team
to a 79-68 victory over Washington & Jefferson Wednesday
Places 28 on Fall PAC Academic Honor Roll
Bethany College had 28 student-athletes
from the Fall 2008 semester earn a spot on the Presidents' Athletic
Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll, which was released Wednesday
by the conference office.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.