Commitment. Caring. Community.
So often when I write these introductory notes, I am reminded that every ounce of excellence at Bethany College directly reflects the inspiring dedication of our students, faculty, and staff to build true community. Last year showed that commitment like never before as we met each challenge head-on through comprehensive student care and an unrelenting, holistic commitment to health and safety. We are seeing that same commitment across campus again as our spring semester continues in-person.
We are also seeing moments to celebrate. West Virginia is currently leading the country in vaccinations, and I take pride in knowing that our campus helped in that successful distribution to date. I also take pride in knowing that we were able to provide a safe testing environment for students to take, and successfully pass, their comprehensive exams last month. Congratulations, and thanks to all involved in this process.
Another congratulatory message must also go out to our Bison Sweethearts this Valentine’s Day. For those of you following us on social media, you have likely seen some of our alumni couples and read some of their stories. I am grateful that they took the time to share their memories, and I encourage all our Bison Sweethearts to keep sending in their stories to Rhone Thrash ’19, our new director of alumni relations, here. Thank you.
We excel in changing students’ lives because we care so much about every facet of their experience. Let’s continue to make a difference in 2021.