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Student Profiles

See how the Bethany experience has made a difference in the lives of these alumni. Next, read some of our faculty profiles!

Alumni Profiles

Madison Barber (’19)

Bethany Major: Legal Studies Job: Paralegal at Birkholz & Associates, LLC in Mankato Graduate School: Attending University of St. Thomas Law School for the 2020-21

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Kendra Porath (’19)

Bethany Major: Biology and Psychology Job: Radiation Oncology Graduate Researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota What you do: I study novel treatments for

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Jordan Poff (’19)

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

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Jessica Berlinger (’19)

Bethany Major: English withSecondary Education Employment: High School English Teacher at Springfield Public School in Springfield, Minnesota. If you are continuing your education, what are

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Claire Widmer (’19)

Bethany Major: Theatre Employment: Lead Deck Electrician at Sight and Sound Theatres in Ronks, Pennsylvanis.  What you do: I’m in charge of the deck electricians,

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Alumni Profiles

Veeva Lee (’20)

WHAT YOU DO • • • Currently, I am a graduate student at Webber International University in Florida. I am working towards earning my MBA

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Bethany alumnus Omar McMillan.
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Omar McMillan (’96)

Bethany alumnus Omar McMillan (’96) was named one of the ten finalists from across the state of Minnesota in the 2020 Teacher of the Year

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Carter Dahl (’19)

Carter is the  Digital Manager for Minnesota State University Men’s Hockey in Mankato, Minnesota. What you do: – Rebrand and redesign the Minnesota State Mavericks

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Justine Bennett (’18)

Justine Bennett, Graphic Designer with Minuteman Press What you do: I work with a variety of customers updating and creating new designs. The projects include

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Hayes Schneider (’18)

Digital Graphic Design Specialist, Minnesota Wild Hockey Club, Saint Paul, Minnesota What You Do: On normal work days, I create a variety of marketing materials

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Caitlyn French (’14)

Caitlyn French – News Reporter, MLive Media Group, Bay City, Michigan What you do: I’m currently a news reporter for the Bay City Times of

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Jerome Wardlow was the first Black bachelor's graduate of BLC.
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Jerome Wardlow (’05)

While Black students have attended, and graduated, from Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) for many decades, it was in 2005 that the first Black graduate earned

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Alfonso Mayfield (’07)

Bethany alumnus Alfonso (Fonzie) Mayfield is driven by a desire to affect change for people in his community. Mayfield grew up in the urban Milwaukee.

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Noella Merchant (’19)

Noella Merchant – Class of 2019 Communication / Theatre (double major) Library Specialist II at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota What you do: As a Library

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Student Daniel Halvorson smiling in physics lab
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Daniel Halvorson

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

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Hai Trieu Phan

Hai Trieu Phan – Class of 2018 – Czech Republic – Major Engineering Sciences What you do: I am an English and Science teacher in Vietnam.

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Patricia Lilienthal

Patricia Lilienthal – Class of 2018 – History Collections Coordinator, Exhibit Designer, and Administrative Assistant at the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN What

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Rebecca Jahns

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

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Bailey Bautch

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

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Gabrielle Emmons

Gabrielle Emmons – Class of 2017 – History and English What you do: Pursuing a masters in history at the University of Northern Iowa. I

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Danielle Cagle

Danielle Cagle -Class of 2018 – Elementary Education What you do: Kindergarten teacher MACCRAY East Elementary School Raymond, MN At MACCRAY we typically have a 4-day

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Katherine Caflisch

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD Program; Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics track Est. graduation date 2022 What you do: I work in

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Avis Van Zomeren

Avis Van Zomeren – Graduation Year 2017 – Business Administration Customer and Product Support Representative, John Deere, Moline, IL What you do: I am in

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Peter Bockoven

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

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