Hoag is the daughter of Susan Castriota and Richard Hoag of Upper St. Clair, Pa., and is a Communications major and Visual Art minor. She represented the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and is a Kalon Scholar.
Johnson, an Interdisciplinary major in social studies, education and special education, is the son of Monica and Art Johnson of Greensburg, Pa. He represented the independent student body.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Office of the Chaplain
Scott Thayer, Bethany College Chaplain, and two Bethany students, Annie Grogan and Katherine Warren, have been accepted for participation in the IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institute in Washington on Oct 24-26. The group is the only delegation going from a West Virginia school.
Pandel Collaros, Assistant Professor of Music,accompanied a group of Bethany music students on October 1 to Pittsburgh, where they visited the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Later that evening they attended the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performances of Richard Strauss' Don Juan, Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mozart's Symphony No. 39 at Heinz Hall.
Alumni flooded back onto the Bethany campus last weekend for Homecoming 2010, and none of them had any trouble keeping themselves occupied. Homecoming officially got under way Friday morning with the sixth annual Hugh “Tiger” Joyce Golf Scramble at Highland Springs Golf Course.
Later that evening, four new members were enshrined at the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, while the reunion classes gathered for a reception at Harder Hall. The busy evening concluded with an alumni art exhibit and reception in Renner Art Gallery.
The 10th annual Allison’s Run helped get everybody’s blood flowing on Saturday morning. It was followed by the Homecoming Parade, football game and numerous tailgate festivities.
To view photos from the weekend, click here to visit the online Alumni Event Photo Gallery.
1980 Men's Cross Country Team Honored at
Prior to last Saturday's Homecoming
football game, a special group of former Bethany
student-athletes were recognized.Thirty years ago in 1980, the
Bison men's cross country team took first place at the NCAA
South-Southeast Regional for the school's first regional
championship. Six members of that team were able to come back
and were welcomed back by Bethany President Dr. Scott Miller,
current Bison head cross country coach Brandon Spalding and
current members of the team Cory Yarrington and Chelesi White.
Among those who were recognized in the pregame ceremony were:
Ray McCarthy '83, who took first place at that 1980 regional
championship; Alex Kon '82, who placed third at the regional
meet that season; Mark Swiger '82, who took 10th place to earn
All-Region in 1980; Barry Calvert '84, who was just a freshman
in 1980, but finished in 14th place that year; Steve Petterson
'81, who was a senior leader for the regional championship team;
and Tim Henningson '83, who was in his first season with the
program that year.
Pitt Law Magazine Highlights Jordan’s Leadership
The University of Pittsburgh highlighted Greg Jordan, a 1981 graduate of Bethany and a 1984 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s law program, and his role in opening global doors for Reed Smith as the Pittsburgh-based company’s global managing partner. The article, “Global Visionary,” noted, “Jordan’s strategic mergers and acquisitions have created revenues of $942 million in 2009. That’s nearly a 500 percent increase from 2000 levels, and resulted in per partner profits reaching $1 million last year.” The story went on to credit Reed Smith’s long list of accolades, including, “legal talent (it is routinely ranked among the industry’s best by observers like The Lawyer and “American Lawyer”), its rigorous continuing education programs (named best trainer by LawCareers.net) and its commitment to pro bono work (recognized by the American Civil Liberties Union in Pittsburgh, Britain’s Legal Business Magazine, and numerous awards to individual Reed Smith attorneys).”
Miller ’47 Featured in Boca Club News for Success at Bethany and Beyond
Eugene Miller, a 1947 graduate of Bethany College, was featured in the Boca Club News newspaper for his appointment to the St. Andrews Property Owner Association Board of Directors. Miller has earned degrees at Bethany, Georgia Tech and NYU. His career in journalism has included positions as associate managing editor of Business Week, vice president of McGraw-Hill, Inc., business editor of the Today Show,” syndicated columnist for Newsday, and executive vice president, vice chairman and CFO at US Gypsum Company. He has served as a Bethany College Trustee for more than 59 years and continues his work as a professor at Florida Atlantic University.
To read more of Miller’s remarkable story, visit http://www.seabreezepublications.com/BackIssues/September10/BocaClubNewsSeptember10.aspx.
Molbrough ’80 Inducted into Brooke High Hall of Fame
Bernard “Butch” Molbrough ’80 was honored by Brooke High School during an induction ceremony on September 24. A former Brooke High School athlete, Molbrough was celebrated for his athletic and academic achievements on the intercollegiate level. Molbrough, who graduated from Brooke High in 1976, was a football and baseball player and was voted one of the Top Athletes of the Decade, named captain on the Revised North-South All State Team, and achieved Honorable Mention All State 1976, All Mountaineer League 1974 and 1975, and All-OVAC-1974. He played baseball and football for Bethany and was a member of the 1980 PAC Champions, achieved Honorable Mention All Conference (PAC) in 1980 and Quarter Finalist Division III Playoffs 1980.
Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Lexington, Ky., area on November 6, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.
Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.
To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on
"first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bison Travel to Westminster Looking for Second Straight PAC Win
With a victory Saturday at Westminster, the Bethany College football team would not only even their overall record to 3-3, but also improve to 2-1 in the PAC, which would be the first time they have been over .500 in the conference since 2001. Homecoming kickoff in New Wilmington is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Bethany Beats Chayham, Then Drops Tight Match to Geneva
The Bethany College volleyball team equaled their win total from all of last year by defeating Chatham 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-17) before losing a tightly-contested 3-1 match (25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 20-25) to Geneva in a tri-match at Chatham Wednesday.
Bison Nipped by W&J in Overtime 1-0
A goal by Holly Shipley with 2:24 left in the first overtime period gave Washington & Jefferson a 1-0 victory over the Bethany College women’s soccer team Wednesday night.
Bethany Falls Short at W&J 2-1
Freshman Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) extended his goal scoring streak to eight matches, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Bethany College men’s soccer team from dropping a 2-1 contest at Washington & Jefferson Wednesday night.
Bethany's James Takes PAC Honors for Second Time
Freshman Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) received the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 4, the second time this season the Bethany College forward was awarded with these accolades.
Bethany's Spalding Earns PAC and ECAC Accolades
Junior Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) erupted with five goals and an assist in a 2-0 week for the Bethany College women’s soccer team, earning herself the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 4.
Bethany's Grimard Nameds PAC Player of the Week
After leading the Bethany College football team to a 24-17 victory over Waynesburg Saturday, freshman QB Matt Grimard (Lowell, Mass./Dracut) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 4.
Bison Golfers Play at Westminster Fall Classic
The Bethany College men’s golf team continued its fall schedule Monday by playing at the Westminster Fall Classic, which was held at the par 72 New Castle Country Club.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.