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Shirley Kemp

Director of Advancement Services

Erickson Alumni Center

Long-time College employee Shirley Kemp has been associated with Bethany for 58 years and was awarded an honorary degree of Humane Letters at the 2023 Commencement. Shirley’s smile, wit and calm are instrumental to the success of the advancement office. Prior to coming to institutional advancement, she served the admission office for ten years. She is the “keeper” of the records, responsible for gift entry and reporting as well as monitoring data input and pulling the many lists for the Bethany community.

Outside of the office, Shirley enjoys working with the Special Olympics, loves to golf and is active in the Castleman’s Run United Methodist Church. She is also an active volunteer for Our English Setter Rescue and has two loyal English Setters, Charlie and Mia.