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Alumni Profiles

Enjoy reading these profiles of some of our many wonderful Bethany alumni! Next, check out profiles of our faculty and current students.

We have 68 alumni profiles right now, but yours could be here too! If you’d like to submit your information for consideration as an Alumni Profile, please fill out the Alumni Profile form. If you have recent news you’d like to share, fill out the Alumni News form.

Student Daniel Halvorson smiling in physics lab
Engineering Sciences Major

Daniel Halvorson

Alumnus Daniel Halvorson (2018) was interested in pursuing a career in an engineering field since he was young. During high

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Engineering Sciences Major

Hai Trieu Phan

Hai Trieu Phan – Class of 2018 – Czech Republic – Major Engineering Science   What you do: I am an

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History Major

Patricia Lilienthal

Patricia Lilienthal – Class of 2018 – History Intern, Beijing Normal University Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Zhuhai,

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Biology Major

Rebecca Jahns

Rebecca (Riediger) Jahns – Class of 2014 – Biology Husbandry assistant-LTE at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo, in Green Bay Wisconsin.

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Elementary Education Major

Bailey Bautch

Bailey is a 6th Grade teacher at Milroy Public Elementary School, Milroy, Minnesota. What you do: I am a 6th

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English Major

Gabrielle Emmons

Gabrielle Emmons – Class of 2017 – History and English Attending the University of Northern Iowa pursuing a masters in

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Elementary Education Major

Danielle Cagle

Danielle Cagle -Class of 2018 – Elementary Education What you do: Kindergarten teacher MACCRAY East Elementary School Raymond, MN At MACCRAY

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Biology Major

Katherine Caflisch

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD Program; Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics track Est. graduation date 2022 What

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Business Administration Major

Avis Van Zomeren

Avis Van Zomeren – Graduation Year 2017 – Business Administration Customer and Product Support Representative, John Deere, Moline, IL What

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History Major

Peter Bockoven

Peter Bockoven – Class of 2018 – History Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Theology/Pastoral Ministry, Graduation May 2022 What you do:

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Communication Major

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller – Class of 2014 – Major: Communication Digital Media Coordinator-City of Savage – Savage, MN Freelance On-field Utility

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Class of 2014

Kaitlyn Kiecker

Research Technologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota What you do: I work in a pre-analytical laboratory in the Biorepositories

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Education major Noah Battenfeld in gym with young students.
Elementary Education Major

Noah Battenfeld

What you do: Kindergarten Teacher at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, Kasson, Minnesota- In my free time I have a few hobbies:

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Photo of Kayla Norris
Elementary Education Major

Kayla Norris

What you do: Third Grade Elementary School Teacher at Morris Bye Elementary in the Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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Business Administration Major

MacKenzie Lindstrom

What you do: U.S. Bank, Mankato City Center Branch, Mankato, MN. Position: Credit Review Specialist 2 I started with U.S.

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Andrew Jelken
Class of 2017

Andrew Jelkin

What you do: Credit Analyst, U.S. Bank, Mankato, MN, Head Boys Tennis Coach, Mankato West High School, Mankato, MN As

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Issac Rice at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota United soccer.
Communication Major

Isaac Rice

Photo by David Norris Issac Rice at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota United soccer. Bethany alumnus Isaac Rice (’13)

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Allison Petzel (2008, Biology, Exercise Science)
Class of 2012

Allison Petzel

What you do: Physical Therapist at Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in Mankato, Minnesota I work in an outpatient orthopedic physical

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Alex Stefanske (2014)
Class of 2014

Alex Stefanske (’14)

Alex, a 2014 Bethany graduate, works at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, which provides rehabilitation services for people with short- and

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If you’d like to submit your information for consideration as an Alumni Profile, please fill out the Alumni Profile form. If you have recent news you’d like to share, fill out the Alumni News form.

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