of Education Hosts Fifth Annual ‘Fun Day’
The Bethany College Department of Education
hosted its fifth annual ‘Fun Day’ for area children
with disabilities on Wednesday, April 30. Bethany students from
all majors, housing units and athletic teams pitched in to work
with more than 200 elementary-age children from neighboring
school districts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The children, who are coping with a wide
range of disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral
palsy, mental impairments and behavioral disorders, enjoyed
a day of developmentally appropriate activities and interactive
stations set up in the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center and
Hummel Field House.
“This great service learning project
was started five years ago by a group of Education seniors hoping
to make a difference in the community,” said Department
of Education Chair Dr. Keely Camden. “It has grown and
expanded each year as our community outreach and school partnerships
have grown and expanded.”
Chase for PAC Title
The Bethany Softball team begins their quest
for a 12th PAC championship Friday in the conference tournament
and Bison fans will be able to follow every pitch. Every game
will be webcast and fans can listen for free by clicking
here to go to the PAC Tournament web site, one there, click
on the Listen link. Also at the site is a link to live statistics
to follow as the game is in progress.
Third-seeded Bethany begins play Friday afternoon when they
take on #2 Thomas More at 1 p.m, while the first game of the
day will pit top-seed and Host W&J against #4 Waynesburg.
If the Bison are victorious, they will play again at 5 p.m.
and if they fall to the Saints, BC will take the field again
at 3 p.m. The winner of the double-elimination tournament, which
will conclude Saturday, receives an automatic bid to the NCAA
Tournament, with the pairings to be announced Monday.
2008 - 09 College
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Announces Summer Online Course Schedule
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Daniel Lemaitre ’76
Named CEO at CoreValve
CoreValve of Irvine, Calif. announced
this week that Daniel Lemaitre ’76 has been appointed
Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Lemaitre comes
to CoreValve after serving two years as Vice President of Corporate
Strategy and Development and Senior Vice President at Medtronic,
Inc. He replaces Dr. Jacques Seguin, co-founder of CoreValve,
who will remain with the privately-held company as Chairman
of the Board.
Lemaitre previously spent nearly three
decades working as a Chartered Financial Analyst with a focus
on the health care industry. During that time, he was named
to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Research
Team for 19 consecutive years. Lemaitre was chosen as the nation’s
top-ranked medical supply and technology analyst on eight separate
occasions. He earned his Economics degree from Bethany in 1976
and received the Masters in Business Administration from Bowling
Green (Ohio) State University in 1977.
Bethany Alum New Assistant District
Chief for Beta Theta Pi
David Cottington ’79 has been appointed
Assistant District Chief for District 7 of the Beta Theta Pi
fraternity. The announcement was made this week by Charlie Warner,
Executive Secretary of the Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity
in Oxford, Ohio.
Cottington’s main duties will include
appointing and coaching members of the local advisory team,
challenging and supporting the implementation of fraternity
standards and developing relationships with key constituencies.
Now residing in Butler, Pa., Cottington will be working closely
with the officers, alumni and advisors of the fraternity’s
Psi Chapter at Bethany College and the Gamma Iota Chapter at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
NYC Alumni Gather
Thirty alumni gathered at the home of trustee Dr. Linda Lewis
and Gary Gambuti for an alumni event to meet President Miller.
President Miller and Vice president de Jong had an opportunity
to meet with alumni and share Dr. Miller’s vision for
Bethany’s future. Trustees Johnson and See were also present
at the gathering. Click
here to view the photo gallery from New York.
Allen Installed as Regional Minster
Thaddaeus Allen ‘92 was installed as the Regional Minster
for West Virginia Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on
April 25, 2008. Vice President deJong presented Rev. Allen with
a gift on behalf of President Miller and Bethany College. Judy
Pyle and Dr. Larry Grimes were in attendance in addition to
trustees Rev. William Allen and Rev. Darwin Collins. Rev. Dr.
Sharon Watkins, General Minster and President Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) presided over the instillation.
Please join us for Reunion Weekend June 13-15th. To learn more
about the weekend and to register, please click
Save the Date
California Alumni Events
Please mark your calendars:
Wednesday, May 28th
Friday, May 30th
More information to follow.
Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
job descriptions for the positions of Director
of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations have been posted on the College's Web
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starts PAC Softball Tournament Friday
The Bethany College softball team will
be gunning for their 12th PAC championship and first in four
years when they play in the conference tournament this weekend
at Washington & Jefferson.
Star in Bethany's 17-2 Win Over Franciscan
The four seniors who were playing in their
final home game Thursday afternoon for the Bethany College baseball
team combined for 10 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs scored
to lead the Bison to a 17-2 victory over Franciscan (Ohio) University.
Announces 2008 Football Schedule
The Bethany College football team has
set their 2008 schedule, which includes five road games and
five home contests, including four match-ups with Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC) opponents.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.