Alumni Profiles

Kaitlyn Kiecker

Research Technologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota   What you do: I work in a pre-analytical laboratory in the Biorepositories Program at Mayo Clinic. My department is responsible for all DNA and RNA extractions, mostly from fresh blood, but also frozen blood, cells, tissue and saliva. I work in a very team-oriented lab, so…

Education major Noah Battenfeld in gym with young students.

Noah Battenfeld

What you do: Kindergarten Teacher at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, Kasson, Minnesota In my free time I enjoy collecting basketball cards and doing woodworking (I build birdhouses, benches, and things for my classroom). I’m a big family guy and love being outdoors. I work a lot and enjoy every job that I have had since I…

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Kayla Norris

What you do: Third Grade Elementary School Teacher at Morris Bye Elementary in the Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools – Coon Rapids, Minnesota I teach ELA, math, and social studies to 24 kids in a low-income school five days per week. We do reading in the morning and math and social studies in the afternoon. We do…

MacKenzie Lindstrom

What you do: U.S. Bank, Mankato City Center Branch, Mankato, MN. Position: Credit Review Specialist 2 I started with U.S. Bank in an internship position the summer after my sophomore year at Bethany. Throughout college I worked part time and was offered a full time position upon graduation. As a Credit Review Specialist, I am…

Andrew Jelken

Andrew Jelkin

What you do: Credit Analyst, U.S. Bank, Mankato, MN, Head Boys Tennis Coach, Mankato West High School, Mankato, MN As a credit analyst, my work day is spent underwriting the bank’s commercial loan portfolio to address and mitigate the applicable risks to the bank. On a daily basis, my responsibilities include financial statement spreading, loan…

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

Isaac Rice

Photo by David Norris Issac Rice at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota United soccer. Bethany alumnus Isaac Rice (’13) is on his way to becoming a broadcast media leader in the Twin Cities. Rice is directing the Fox Sports broadcasts of the Minnesota United Major League Soccer Club. A native of the western Michigan community of Covert,…

emma kinney

Emma Kinney (’16)

Emma Kinney, a 2016 Bethany graduate, is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am a scholar of organizational communication in a program that specializes in quantitative research methods. Beyond my research and coursework, I also…

Emily Heintz ('12)

Emily Heintz (’12)

Emily, a 2012 Bethany graduate, is a 5-6th grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Courtland, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I teach 5-6th grade, all core subjects except math, and 7-8th grade science and social studies, plus hand bells and religion (and a little Spanish vocab). I am one of the directors…

Taylor Friehl (2016)

Taylor Friehl (’16)

Taylor Friehl, a 2016 Bethany graduate, is a graphic designer with Mortarr in Albert Lea, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am a graphic designer and photographer at Mortarr, the world’s leading online inspiration gallery and networking platform developed exclusively for the commercial construction and design industry. Mortarr is a source for inspiration,…

Ashley Landru (Schwichtenberg) (2011)

Ashley (Schwictenberg) Landru

Ashley Landru, a 2011 Bethany graduate, is a sixth grade teacher at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Public Schools in Morristown, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I spend my day loving my job while I teach social studies and language arts to sixth graders. I love sharing my love of books each day and laughing with my…

Anna Wiechmann (2017)

Anna Wiechmann (’17)

Anna, a 2017 Bethany graduate, is an English instructor at Belle Plaine Senior High School in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I currently teach ninth and eleventh grade English Language Arts and serve as an academic advisor for the class of 2021. WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • I believe that…

Brittany Titus (2015)

Brittany Titus (’15)

Brittany Titus, a 2015 Bethany graduate, is an 8th grade ELA teacher in San Marcos, Texas. WHAT YOU DO • • • I teach 8th grade English Language Arts in Texas. The past 2 years I taught high school English in Waldorf, Maryland. I love teaching my kids to dream big and reach for their…

Sarah Kruckeberg (2014)

Sarah Kruckeberg (’14)

Sarah Kruckeberg, a 2014 Bethany biology graduate, is currently in the South Dakota State University pharmacy graduate program. WHAT YOU DO • • • At work I make sure prescriptions get entered and filled correctly, counsel patients on how best to take their medications and possible side effects, and do follow ups with them to…

Heather Carmichael (2014)

Heather Carmichael (’14)

Heather, a 2014 Bethany graduate, went on to graduate in May 2018 from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences’ Program in Physical Therapy with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is currently a Traveling Physical Therapist. WHAT YOU DO • • • As a generalist in physical therapy, I have the opportunity to treat…

Alexis Gleason (2015)

Alexis Gleason (’15)

Alexis Gleason, a 2015 Bethany graduate, is an M.A. Counseling Psychology student at Bethel University. WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • I love to see people grow and take charge of their own lives and happiness. It is fulfilling to help others grow in all areas of their lives to find peace and acceptance. HOW…

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