BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has announced that alumnus Rhone Thrash is the college’s latest executive director of annual giving and special projects.

Rhone Thrash“I’m grateful for Rhone’s service in engaging Bethany alumni and look forward to working with him as we increase our alumni philanthropic commitment,” said Lori Weaver, vice president of institutional advancement, marketing and communications.

Thrash graduated from Bethany in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from Marshall University in 2020 with a master’s degree in human resource management and personnel administration.

He returned to Bethany in March 2020 as the college’s director of alumni engagement.

Bethany recently began the search to fill the alumni engagement position and is accepting applications. Click here for more information about the position.


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.