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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.

We have 88 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.

John Brown (BLC '19)
Exercise Science Major

John Brown ’19

Bethany Major: Exercise Science Graduate School: University of Mary doctorate program; physical therapy track with estimated graduation date in 2023.

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Shelby Latusek smiling at the camera.
Elementary Education Major

Shelby Latusek ’14

Bethany Major: Elementary Education Employment: Second grade teacher at Zumbrota-Mazeppa Primary School What you do: I teach the second grade

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Elementary Education Major

Lydia Scruggs ’19

Bethany Major: Elementary Education Employment: Sixth Grade Teacher at Hills Beaver Creek Elementary School What you do: As a teacher,

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Ryan McCue (BLC '18)
Elementary Education Major

Ryan McCue ’21

Ryan is  a fifth grade math and science teacher at United South Central Elementary School. WHAT INSPIRES YOU • •

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Engineering Sciences Major

Jordan Poff (’19)

Bethany Major: Engineering Sciences Job: Truss Designer at Emmerich Wood Products, Andover, Minnesota What you do: While working here, I

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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 Sciences What you do: I am an English

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History Major

Patricia Lilienthal

Patricia Lilienthal – Class of 2018 – History Collections Coordinator, Exhibit Designer, and Administrative Assistant at the Freeborn County Historical

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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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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      

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Communication Major

Anthony Miller

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

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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

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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 enjoy collecting basketball cards

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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,

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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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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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