The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and Seminary traveled to campus for their quarterly meeting, February 12 and 13, 2018. At this winter meeting, they set aside time to recognize faculty and staff, and make special mention of those who have certain anniversaries of employment. The group of thirteen honored in 2018 has collectively served Bethany Lutheran College for 275 years.
The Rev. Edward Bryant, a member of the Board, was the guest speaker for the chapel service. Rev. Herb Huhnerkuch, Chairman of the Board, and President Gene Pfeifer together recognized the honorees at the conclusion of the chapel service. In addition to the chapel event, a reception for the honorees, their families, and well-wishers took place in the Dining Center of Old Main.
Faculty and Staff Anniversaries Observed
Joni Wiederhoeft – Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid – 35 years
Steve Reagles – Professor, Communication and Religious Studies – 35 years
Don Westphal – Director of Athletics – 25 years
Connie Gullixson – Payroll and Account Specialist – 25 years
Peter Bloedel – Professor, Theatre – 25 years
Rob Pipal – Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance – 20 years
Ted Manthe – Vice President of Student Affairs – 20 years
Jeff Haugen – Housekeeping Technician – 20 years
Ryan MacPherson – Professor, History – 15 years
Jon Kovaciny – Support Specialist, Web – 15 years
Kathy Bruss – Coordinator, Modern Languages – 15 years
Polly Browne – Associate Professor, Education – 15 years
Sara Edwards – Assistant Professor, Legal Studies – 10 years