Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Khristian Smith Represents Bethany at WVICU Annual Meeting

Khristian Smith, sophomore English/creative writing major from Marlinton, WV, represented Bethany College at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) at Davis & Elkins College last week.

Khristian, the recipient of a WVICU scholarship, gave a presentation Feb. 14 on his academic interests and career plans to a session attended by President Scott D. Miller, West Virginia’s other private college and university presidents, students and WVICU “Circle of Vision” scholarship contributors. Among Khristian’s scholarships is a generous award provided to the WVICU by the Schenk Charitable Trust of Wheeling. Khristian met with that board on Saturday, February 9, during one of their meetings in Wheeling, in appreciation for their support of his college career.

Designated Bethany College students benefit from scholarship funds raised by the WVICU during an annual statewide campaign on behalf of West Virginia’s independent colleges and universities. According to its website, “WVICU, now celebrating its 61st year, provides undesignated and designated support to its eight fully accredited members. Since 1951, the consortium has provided more than $36 million to the colleges it serves.” Ben Exley, IV, is the association’s executive director.