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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!

Portrait of Jonathan Sehloff
Alumni Profiles

Jonathan Sehloff ’19

Jonathan (Jonny) Sehloff is a 2019 Bethany computer science graduate. Sehloff took his degree and experience in Bethany’s technical broadcast studio and now designs comprehensive

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John Brown (BLC '19)
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John Brown ’19

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

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Alumni Profiles

Shelby Latusek ’14

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

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Lydia Scruggs ’19

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

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Nicholas Chopp ('05 alumnus) and his wife
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Nicholas Chopp ’05

Bethany Major: Communication Employment: Commander of the Oklahoma City West Recruiting Company for the United States Army in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma What you do: I

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Johanna Selhoff (BLC '13) with her dog
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Dr. Johanna Sehloff  ’13

Bethany Major: Biology Employment: Medical Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Minnesota What you do: I have the amazing privilege to take care

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Ryan McCue (BLC '18)
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Ryan McCue ’21

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

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Stephanie Heidorn '13
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Stephanie Heidorn ’13

Stephanie is currently a graduate student in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. She is working towards completing an MFA in Graphic

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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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Alumni Profiles

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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Alumni Profiles

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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Alumni Profiles

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. Male basketball player with MSHSL award/plaque
Alumni Profiles

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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Headshot of alumna Caitlyn French
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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 (’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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Headshot of alumnus Alfonso Mayfield.
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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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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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Alumni Profiles

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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