Friday, March 8, 2013

Bethany College Founder's Day Celebration Features West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman ‘73

Bethany College celebrated 173 years as a small college of national distinction on March 7 with its annual Founder’s Day activities.
Festivities included the College’s traditional Founder’s Day Convocation in Commencement Hall. This year’s Convocation featured recently appointed West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman ‘73 as the guest speaker.

Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller presided over the Convocation and presented remarks. The program included special music from the Bethany College Choir and recognition of those students “distinguished in scholarship” for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Before welcoming Harshman, Miller prefaced his remarks by noting that it is “perhaps unimaginable to fully understand the enormous risk and significant challenges that Alexander Campbell faced when creating a campus in the middle of wilderness and farmland.” He continued by remarking that “small liberal arts colleges like Bethany revolutionized early 19th century American society and culture.”

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