Profiles

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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 ranging from print ads, social media content, and TV ads. On game days, during concerts, and for other events I manage over 500 TVs and create and manage all the…

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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 wide format signs for companies around the area including Hilton Double Tree Hotels and Ford Dealerships. I also help with new companies establishing logos and branding. What inspires you: There…

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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 MLive Media Group. I spend my workday doing boots-on-the-ground journalism, ​digging deep, and getting to know those in my community so I can tell their stories. My job consists of…

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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 Specialist, I work in the Mayo Clinic Libraries in Rochester, Minnesota. In my unique position, I spend my mornings and afternoons in different departments within the library. The three main…

Student Daniel Halvorson smiling in physics lab

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 of courses through Bethany’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program. He decided to enroll at Bethany full time when the engineering sciences program was added to Bethany’s academic offerings in 2016….

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. How you want to make a difference: I want to inspire the next generation to become great people. I want them to dream big and reach for the stars. As…

Patricia Lilienthal

Patricia Lilienthal – Class of 2018 – History Intern, Beijing Normal University Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Zhuhai, Guangdong, China What you do: I am a 6th grade general education instructor in the southwestern part of Minnesota. I spend my days helping students discover who they are and why they matter and make…

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 work as a swing keeper taking care of various species of animals at our facility, from reptiles to birds to mammals and everything in between! I completed two avian internships…

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 the southwestern part of Minnesota. I spend my days helping students discover who they are and why they matter and make a difference in the world. I help by teaching…

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 am a graduate assistant for the UNI History Department. This semester I have been helping Professor Hettle with his research. What inspires you: I was drawn to the field of history…

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 school week (on occasion we will have school on Monday’s, but not frequently). I am one of two Kindergarten teachers at MACCRAY East. I spend my school days teaching students…

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 an infectious diseases lab where I study the potential of a class of viruses (called “bacteriophages”) to be used as a therapeutic alternative to antibiotics as the drug-resistant crisis looms…

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 Deere’s marketing and customer support development program, which involves three different rotations to three separate locations and projects over the course of approximately two years. My first rotation was in…

Peter Bockoven

Peter Bockoven – Class of 2018 – History Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Theology/Pastoral Ministry, Graduation May 2022       What you do: I study theology at the Seminary to prepare for the pastoral ministry. The study of theology is, most simply, the study of who God is and what his will is as revealed…

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller – Class of 2014 – Major: Communication Digital Media Coordinator – City of Savage – Savage, MN Freelance On-field Utility – Minnesota Vikings – Eagan, MN Freelance Replay/Camera Operator – Mediacom – Chanhassen, MN What you do: Create government programming for all city departments to communicate with residents. Assist camera operators on field…

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