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From the "Old Main Journal", An E-News Service of Bethany College

September 25, 2009
Jordan ’81 Re-elected to Lead Reed Smith

Gregory B. Jordan has been re-elected to a fourth 3-year term as Reed Smith LLP’s Global Managing Partner. He was first elected to the position in 2000. The Wheeling, W.Va., native will also continue to serve as Chairman of the firm’s Management Team and its Executive Committee.

August 28, 2009
Noted Entrepreneur Neil Christman to Address Fall Convocation

Dr. Neil Christman — nationally known businessman and long-time supporter of Bethany College — will give the address at Bethany's annual Fall Convocation ceremony on Thursday, September 10. The event, an annual tradition at the 169-year-old College, will begin at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall in Old Main.

April 10, 2009
Bethany’s Beta Theta Pi Wins Charity Tournament for Autism

Bethany College’s Beta Theta Pi Fraternity was the winning team in the second annual Adult Charity Kickball Tournament, held at the Dimmeydale baseball fields in Wheeling on April 4. Proceeds from the event, organized in conjunction with Autism Awareness Month, will go to the Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling to help students with autism attend college.

February 27, 2009
Bethany’s The Tower Available Online

The Communications Department has announced that The Tower, Bethany’s student newspaper, is now available online at Students, staff, faculty and alumni can access the new edition of The Tower every Friday. The site includes links to individual pages in convenient PDF format for fast downloading—as well as easy access for readers looking for a particular section.

The department thanks Ian Hicks, editor-in-chief of The Tower; Brandon Essington, the Communications Department student webmaster (& member of Beta Theti Pi); and the technical support staff for their help in getting The Tower back on the Internet.

February 20, 2009
New Student Government Association Officers Start Work

The new officers of the Bethany College Student Government Association (SGA) are:

♦  President, Randy Stuckwish, a junior Math and Economics major from McDonald, Pa. (& member of Beta Theti Pi)
♦  Vice President, Bethany Stickradt, a sophomore Political Science major/Philosophy minor from Newark, Ohio
♦  Treasurer, Kelly Sofka, a junior Economics major from Wheeling, W.Va.
♦  Secretary, Kelly McAbier, a sophomore Math major from Gnadenhutten, Ohio
♦  Clubs and Committees Chair, Ashleigh Gardner, a sophomore Psychology major/Communication minor from Kingston, Jamaica
♦  Public Relations, April O’Brien, a sophomore Spanish major/Communication minor from Columbus, Ohio
♦  Parliamentarian, Nick Miller, a freshman (undecided major) from Mars, Pa.

The new officers began work February 9-13 with budget hearings addressing spring requests from student clubs and organizations. The SGA serves as a representative body for all students.

The Dr. Fred Tilock ‘54 Scholarship Fund to be Awarded

Dr. Tilock was a member of Beta Theta Pi during his years at Bethany and remained active with the fraternity throughout his life. His gift is designated to provide scholarship assistance for children or grandchildren of alumni from any Beta Theta Pi chapter who choose to attend Bethany College. The first scholarship will be offered for the 2009-10 academic year.

A native of Lorain, Ohio, Dr. Tilock followed a well-worn family path to Bethany College shortly after World War II. His  father, Walter Tilock, played football at Bethany, graduated in 1920 and later served on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Tilock’s grandfather, Herbert, graduated from Bethany in the late 1800s. His uncle and namesake, Frederick H. Tilock, Sr., graduated in 1917.

Dr. Tilock graduated from Bethany College in 1954 with a B.S. in Biology and went on to earn his medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. He spent more than two decades as a pathologist with the United States Navy and served for 10 years at Tri City Hospital in Oceanside, Calif.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on need and academic achievement. In order for a student to continue receiving scholarship benefits after his initial grant, he must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or higher than the average GPA of all students in the recipient’s class year.

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