BETHANY, W.Va. – Students, clubs, faculty, and staff were recognized and commended for leadership and programming efforts at the Fourth Annual Rising Star Awards on April 25.

2018-19 Awards:

Student Leader of the Year: Brooklyn Wilson

Silent Inspiration: Lucas Yeck

Rising Star Award: Allison Paxton, Kerry Kerr, Evan Wachter, Mariah Chobany, Hunter Bowman

Student Community Service Award: Alison Irvin

Club Advisor of the Year: Dr. Brooke Deal, Religion and Philosophy Club

Exceptional Service to Students – Faculty: Dr. Dusty Hixenbaugh

Exceptional Service to Students – Staff: Renee Stock

Student Organization of the Year: Religion and Philosophy Club

Greek Organization of the Year: Phi Kappa Tau

Cultural Event of the Year: Germany Spring Break Trip, German Club

Educational Event of the Year: Speak Out Day, German Club and friends

Entertainment Event of the Year: Pie-a-Coach, SAAC

Service Event of the Year: Earth Day of Service, Evan Byrne and SAC

Fundraising Event of the Year: Bracelet Fundraiser, Spanish Club

Residence Life Event of the Year: Don’t Get Tied Up by Emily DiMichele

About Bethany College

Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.