History Major

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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 you do: I never really have an average day at the museum. I bounce between updating and preserving our collections, designing and executing exhibits, working with the executive director on…

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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 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…

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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 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…

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Constitution Day

Each year, on or about September 17, the History Department and Legal Studies Department of Bethany Lutheran College jointly sponsor an educational event concerning the U.S. Constitution. The entire campus community plus the general public are welcome to attend. Following are a list of topics and presenters from the inception of this program in 2005…

Stephanie Sewanoude (2010)

Stephanie Sewanoude (’10)

Stephanie, a 2010 Bethany graduate, is an education volunteer with Peace Corps. She lives and serves in Benin, a country in western Africa. WHAT YOU DO • • • Well, first and foremost I am an English teacher to students that would probably be considered in the United States as middle school/high school students. This…

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Timothy Harting (’10)

Timothy is Captain, Army Infantry Officer at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and is also studying to earn an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of North Georgia. What you do:  I have served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters Company Executive Officer. I have deployed twice to Afghanistan…

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