Alumni Get Involved

Getting involved with your alma mater is a great way to show your support, reconnect with peers, and meet current students.

By sharing your life experiences, you are providing invaluable guidance to help the College to continue to offer outstanding educational and life learning experiences.

Alumni and volunteer support is a key factor in enhancing the reputation of Bethany. We hope you can find a way to take time out of your busy schedule and GET INVOLVED. There are many paths to participation. Each program is developed with respect to your time while allowing you the greatest opportunity for personal satisfaction.

Give three students the opportunity to experience life at Bethany with the Alumni Referral Scholarship. Any student you refer is eligible to receive $1,000 each year they attend, up to $4,000.

Alumni Council

Alumni Council is comprised of alumni volunteers who have been nominated and elected by their peers to govern the activities of the Alumni Association. In addition to attending two meetings on campus each year and assisting with Homecoming and Alumni Weekend activities, all Council members are assigned to a standing committee.

Anyone interested in serving as a Council member is asked to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304.829.7299 for details.

Kristi Kaminski BurenOn behalf of the Bethany College Alumni Council, we invite you to get to know us.  Our Board of Directors is composed of alumni from across the decades, nominated and elected by our peers. We serve Bethany for up to nine years and demonstrate our personal commitment to the College by agreeing to fund specific projects on campus at each of our semi-annual meetings.

The mission of the Alumni Council is to serve as a bridge between the College and alumni, building support for College programs and engagement among the alumni community.

The Bethany alumni network, our Alumni Association, is over 10,000 strong, with alumni in every state and many countries.  You can get connected through Facebook, Linkedin, regional alumni events, and events on campus.

I also want to invite you to give back where and when you can. There are so many ways to get involved – career mentoring, Women in Leadership, hosting a regional alumni event, and annual giving are just a few of the many opportunities open to you to “engage the mind, embolden the spirit, and enlarge the world.”

Please look for more information to come on these pages. In the meantime, please make sure to update your contact information so we may continue to reach out to you with information from the Alumni Council about opportunities for involvement.

If you have suggestions for alumni events in your area or ideas for improving communication, please let me know kathleenburen@yahoo.com, contact the Alumni Office at hmcnerney@bethanywv.edu or 304.829.7411, or any member of the Alumni Board.

We look forward to your participation!

Kristi Kaminski Buren ‘93
President
Alumni Association

Angela Ryder Bado, 1977

McKinney, TX

Physical Education

Political Consultant

Phi Mu

 

Kristie Bower Barnett, 1997 

Houston, TX

French

Senior Vice President

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Kathleen K. Kaminski Buren, 1993  

Council President

Lutherville, MD

Political Science

Phi Mu

 

Julia Ann Diveglia Emrock, 2003 

Oakdale, PA

Psychology

Community Mental Health

Phi Mu

 

Bruce H.  Fahey, 1977 

Akron, OH

Economics

Shareholder

Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC

Sigma Nu

 

Sean D. Holt, 1995 

New Albandy, OH

Psychology

President/CEO

MaryHaven Inc.

Beta Theta Pi

 

Patrick Hosey, 1980

Immediate Past President

Wilmington, DE

Philosophy

Regional Account Executive

Mainline Information Systems

Christine Lemley, 1993 

Potomac Falls, VA

Economics

Portfolio Manager

Volkswagen Group of America

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Sean McBride, 1986 

Springhaven Dr

Fairfax, VA  22033-1122

Political Science

Founder & Principal

DSM Strategic Communications

Sigma Nu

 

Kylin Harvey McCardle, 2003 

Arlington, VA

Psychology

SVP, Client, Regulatory & External Affairs

Citibank

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Grant McLaughlin, 1991 

Arlington, VA

Communications

Chief Marketing Officer

Booz Allen & Hamilton

Sigma Nu

 

Thomas B.  Miller, 1977

Council Vice President 

Pittsburgh, PA

Economics

President

Regency Global Transportation Group, Ltd.

Sigma Nu

 

Perry C. Payne, 1981

Atlanta, GA

Economics

Director, Enterprise Improvement Practice

Alixpartners, Llp

Sigma Nu

James Porter, 1986

Tampa, FL

English

Partner

Akerman LLP

Sigma Nu

 

Joelle Blaho Sinclair, 1990 

Pittsburgh, PA

Political Science

Manager, Regulatory & Legal

Consolidated Communications

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Jessica Swann Skywatcher, 2000 

Pittsburgh, PA

Physics

Architect

Michael Baker International

Zeta Tau Alpha

 

Daniel VanPelt, 1995 

Alexandria, VA

Physics

Principal

Gorove/Slade Associates

Phi Kappa Tau

 

Elizabeth Verrier, 1996

Waxhaw, NC

English

Global Chief Counsel, Cyber Solutions

Aon Service Corporation

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Craig Alan Williams, 1996 

Odenton, MD

Political Science

Vice President, HealthCare Innovation & Management

Johns Hopkins LLC

Phi Kappa Tau

Mark Bado ’87, Sally (Schreiver) Bado ’50, Harold F. Balk ’87, J.P. Blaho ’94, Sharon Bogarad ’76, Ruth Caine ’64, Francis (Fiess) Caldwell ’59, Robert L. Coffield ’88, Linda S. Comins ’77, G. Malcolm Cottington ’50, Wilbur H. Cramblet, Jr. ’42, Katie Crosbie ’68, Jerry Gast ’75, Carol (Duecker) Grimes ’66, Amy (Callahan) Hayes ’95, Richard J. Hull ’70, Joyce King ’68, Carol (Dupke) Kurey ’61, Margy Lang ’81, Janet A. Long ’78, Arthur C. Low ’62, Robert L. Martin ’40, Mary Ann Menten ’75, Kenn Morgan ’71, Moya (Melnick) Phelleps ’80, David Seidman ’65, Mary (Cochran) Sweeney ’53, George Warrick ’68, David R. Williams ’70, Sue (Schnake) Yale ’64.

Class Agents

A Bethany College Class Agent is an alumni volunteer who serves as a liaison between his or her graduating class and the College. The Class Agent corresponds with members of his or her class to provide information about the College, classmates and The Bethany Fund. An Agent’s objective is to advance the goals and support the mission of Bethany College .

  • Class Agent(s) must be active givers to The Bethany Fund during their term.
  • Class Agent(s) must communicate with their classmates no less than two (2) times per year. The Fall/Winter correspondence must include a request to give to The Bethany Fund. The Spring/Summer correspondence is an informative letter in nature.
  • A class may have up to four Agents sharing responsibilities. The Alumni Relations Office will support the Class Agent(s) as they correspond with their class by providing information about the College, classmates and The Bethany Fund.
  • At the beginning of each calendar year, the Alumni Relations Office will forward a schedule for the Class Agent(s) that will include mailing dates of Class Agent(s) correspondences and support packets from Alumni Relations Office.
  • The Alumni Relations Office will supply the Class Agent(s) with two informational mailers per year. They will be sent four to six weeks prior to the Fall/Winter correspondence and the Spring/Summer correspondence.

To volunteer as a Class Agent, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 304.829.7411 or send an e-mail to hmcnerney@bethanywv.edu.