Bethany Announces Passing of Former Chemistry Professor
To view the full obituary, visit: http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000153752982.
Former Bethany College Professor of Chemistry Richard G. Stebbins passed away on September 17. Stebbins, who received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M, began his professional career with Bethany. He served as a professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.
Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.
Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.
The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!
Notice of Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability
Bethany College is committed to assisting all members of the Bethany community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Bethany College website at: www.bethanywv.edu/students/safety-and-security/crime-statistics/.
If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Office of the President at Old Main, Room 110, Bethany, WV 26032 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (304) 829-7111.
The website and report contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, college security authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bethany; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the Bethany College Department of Safety and Security.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Physical Education and Sports Studies
Jan Forsty , associate director of athletics and recreation, head softball coach and head women's tennis coach, as well as assistant professor of physical education and sports studies, was recently elected to two national committees for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association [NFCA], the NFCA Recruiting Committee and the NFCA Nominating Committee. She is also a current member of the NFCA Top 25 Committee.
Visual and Performing Arts
Tracie Duncan, associate professor and director of technical theatre, will be designing lights for a special encore presentation of last spring's New Players Theatre production of Underneath the Lintel in Columbus, Ohio. New Players Theatre will also be presenting this award-winning play at Bethany on Oct 21 at 7:30 pm (place TBA).
Herb Weaver, professor of art, has received a $2000 Award of Excellence for his entry titled "Truth Wielder" in the 2011 West Virginia Juried Exhibition. The mixed media artwork features ceramic welding helmets, lights, and a jumbled mess of Biblical scripture in an attempt to ascertain the "journey toward truth". The award-winning piece will become part of the State of West Virginia Collection at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Weaver's second entry titled "Road Weavers," a ceramic sculpture commemorating his and daughter Anda's bicycle trip to Arkansas, was also selected for the exhibition. The opening reception for exhibition is scheduled for Friday, September 30, at 6:30 at the Stifel Art Museum 1330 National Road in Wheeling. All are welcome.
The biographical entry for Bonnie Raitt, written by Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros, has been accepted for publication in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
Furman University Features Cassidy ’97
Dr. Jason Cassidy, class of 1997, was featured in a profile in Inside Furman, a publication by Furman University. Cassidy is known as a rising star in student life at Furman, where he and his wife, also from Bethany, moved in 1999. He began work there as area coordinator in housing and now serves as assistant vice president for Student Life and dean of students.
After graduating from Bethany College in 1997, he attended Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he earned a master’s degree in college student personnel administration in 1999. He received a Ph.D. from Clemson in educational leadership in 2005.
Warren ’80 Discovers Protective Chemical for Corn Crops
Greg Warren ’80 of Apex, N.C., discovered a chemical in 1993 that recently went on the market. The substance acts as an insecticide in corn, killing harmful caterpillars while leaving alone species such as Monarch butterflies and moths. Thanks to his discovery, his employer Syngenta Biotechnology received the 2010 Agrow Award for best biotechnology innovation.
Warren majored in biology at Bethany and earned a master’s degree in entomology at the University of Kentucky.
Stack ’75 Appointed Board of Directors Vice Chair for Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare R. Timothy Stack ‘75 has been appointed vice chair of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (Alliance) Board of Directors. Stack will be involved with a variety of concerns currently affecting Georgia’s community, not-for-profit hospitals — including community benefit, hospital tax, and policy issues.
Stack earned a bachelor of arts degree from Bethany College in 1975 and a master’s in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia. A recipient of the 2010 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, Stack also received the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration, as well as the 2008 American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award for significant contributions to healthcare management excellence. He was also recently elected to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees.