Friday, April 19, 2013

Bethany Presents Annual Honors Day Awards

Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students, faculty and staff with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on April 18 during its annual Honors Day celebrations. The recipients, selected based on their demonstration of outstanding scholarship and other contributions to the College, were presented with their awards during the Honors Day Convocation held in Commencement Hall in Bethany's historic Old Main.

For a full listing and photos, please visit the College's main website.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Eugene Miller ’47 Receives President’s Award from SABEW

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers recently honored Dr. Eugene Miller ’47 with the President’s Award from April 4-7 in Washington, D.C., for his decades of service as a founder of the society.

A special gala was held on April 6 to conclude the annual spring conference and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SABEW at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel and included a fundraiser, dinner, benefit auction, history moments and a guest speaker.

Miller is the last remaining founder of SABEW.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mollie Cecere Named Bethany College’s New Director of Enrollment

Mollie Cecere has been named to the position of director of enrollment management at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. Until her appointment at Bethany, she served as associate director of admission and recruitment for Point Park University.
“I am impressed by the special role that Bethany College plays in American higher education,” Cecere said. “I am excited about the opportunity to provide leadership for the Center for Enrollment, a department that has been instrumental in the success of the College in recent years.”

Cecere graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, specializing in public relations and advertising and from Point Park University in 2006 with a master’s degree in business administration.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Economics Honor Society Holds Induction

Five students were inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon international honor society in Economics last night in the Bethany Club. Pictured, from left: Randy Cooey, Professor-emeritus; Amber Ridings; Cameron Cooper; Peter Franklin; Allison Snyder; Renee Jones; Professor Anju Ramjee, and President Scott D. Miller.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gamble Presents Paper at Popular Culture Conference

Dr. Mort Gamble, executive assistant to the president, presented a paper at the joint national conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association on March 27 in Washington, D.C.

Gamble’s paper, “Where the Circus, and Much More, Once Reigned in the Nation’s Capital,” focused on the historic Uline Arena (at one time renamed the Washington Coliseum) at 3rd and M. Streets, N.E., the site of many events including the first live American concert by The Beatles following their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964.

Gamble is a circus historian registered with the World Circus Federation (Federation Mondiale du Cirque), a global circus organization under the patronage of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bison Football Golf Classic

Bethany Football will host its annual Bison Football Golf Classic on Saturday, May 4 at the Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Donation to play in the outing is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and the post outing social at The Bison Inn. Young alumni (classes of 2009-2013) can play for a discounted price of $60.

If you can join us, register online or to be involved as a sponsor of the outing, please contact Bill Garvey at All proceeds go to benefit the Bethany Football program. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bethany Students Participate in the Etiquette Dinner

Bethany College students on March 28 participated in the annual Business Dining Etiquette and Communications Hands-On Workshop at Harder Hall in the Mountainside Conference Center.

All food was prepared by Chartwells Catering Service.  The dinner is hosted by the Office of Career Counseling and Placement, and conducted by Chartwells Regional District Manager Gene Castelli.

The five-course dinner is designed to be challenging and teach students what not to order during a business meeting. The dinner consisted of brie and apricot crostini, french onion gratinee, napoleon with parmesan crisps and herb salad with sliced baguettes appetizers; an entrée of California rolled chicken breast, fettuccini alfredo and string beans; and a jumbo cream puff for dessert.

The dinner is offered to junior and senior students and stresses the importance of business dining etiquette, and enables students to gain a true feel of networking by combining the presence of local business representatives and college faculty at each table.

In attendance this year were alumni Art Bertol ’82 and Randy Shah ’03 and business leaders Zach Abraham, chief human resource and compliance officer of McKinley|Carter Wealth Services, Inc.; Seth Abraham, senior vice president of human resources at Citizen’s Bank; and Tammy Bober, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources supervisor. Members of the college community were also in attendance, including John Osborne, director of career counseling and placement; Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair and professor of social work; Ashley Kanotz, director of alumni and parent relations; and Amy VanHorn, administrative assistant for social work and career counseling and placement.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

“The Harbinger” Release Party to be Held

The 2012 edition of Bethany College's literary magazine “The Harbinger”will be released on April 19. In celebration of the magazine's publication, a launch party will be held in the Academic Parlour at 7 p.m. on April 19. Contributors will read from their published poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Refreshments including desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Bethany senior English major Taylor Cassidy edited the 2012 edition. Jessie Janeshek, assistant professor of English, is the faculty advisor of “The Harbinger.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Allison Engel to be Featured Speaker at Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast

Allison Engel '94, vice president of executive services at PNC Bank, will be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast to be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 4 in Benedum Commons.
Engel attended Bethany from 1990 to 1994 as an international economics major. Later, in 1995, she acquired her Slovene Language Proficiency Certificate from the University of Ljubljana before beginning her career in the retail services group at PNC Bank. In 1998, Engel joined Mellon Bank serving as an associate relationship manager in the international financial institutions group. During her time at PNC and Mellon, Engel attended the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business where she received her MBA in 1999.

The Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast began in 1947 as the May Morning Breakfast, which was an event intended to bring female faculty members and senior women together to honor the soon-to-be graduates. The Panhellenic Council assumed sponsorship of the breakfast during the 1960s and the event was expanded to include all female Bethany College students, faculty and staff along with invited guests. In the early 1970s a fashion show was added as part of the festivities. The May Morning Breakfast was renamed the Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast in 2000.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bethany College Students Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society

On Wednesday, Bethany College welcomed 11 students and two faculty members in the Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society.

Those inducted were students William Bambury, Cameron Cooper, Halee Cramer, Alex Delgiorno, Jacob Fisher, Thal Kratzke, Dustin Maiolo, Corey Mays, Tyler Pannebaker, Chelsea Skroka and Kristen Skroka, and faculty members Lisa Reilly, chair and assistant professor of chemistry, and Joseph Walsh, assistant professor of mathematics.

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a mathematics honor society founded in 1930 to focus on the needs of undergraduate mathematics students with more than 100 chapters at various American universities and colleges.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bethany Joins Other Institutions for Higher Education Day in Charleston

President Scott D. Miller and Bethany College had a full day on March 21 during the annual Higher Education Day at the Legislature in Charleston, W.Va.

Bethany joined West Virginia’s other four-year and two-year institutions in the day’s activities, which included an informational display in the Upper Rotunda and meetings with public officials.

Miller participated in the Proclamation Presentation by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at the Governor’s Reception Room, and presentations of a higher-education citation in the House Chamber and a resolution in the Senate Chamber. He then led discussion with other presidents and West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities Executive Director Ben Exley during meetings with legislators including Delegate Mary Poling, House Education Chair; Sen. Robert Plymale, Senate Education Chair; and Senate President Jeff Kessler.

Mort Gamble, executive assistant to President Miller, and M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the department of communications and media arts, also represented Bethany during Higher Education Day at the Legislature, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Release Party to be Held for Professor Lamson

A release party will be held on the Bethany College campus for Assistant Professor of English, Brandon Lamson’s 2012 Juniper Prize winning collection of poetry “Starship Tahiti” from 4-6 p.m. on April 12 in the academic parlor.
Lamson will give a reading of his work and will be followed by a reception where collection will be available for purchase and signing. Words & Music Bookshop from Stratford Springs in Wheeling will also be selling books at the event.

“Starship Tahiti” is Lamson’s first book of poems. A 2010 graduate of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, he is also the author of a chapbook of poems titled “Houston Gothic,” which was published in 2007. His work is also in a forthcoming analogy to be published this year titled “Poets for Living Waters: An International Response to the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.” 

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.