Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Janeen Driscoll to speak at Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast

We are so fortunate to have Janeen Driscoll, a 1992 Bethany College graduate and public relations director for the United States Golf Association, as this year’s keynote speaker for the 67th annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The event will take place Saturday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend 2014.

Janeen has an impressive story to tell of her pathway to success. It will be a tremendous inspiration to our senior women as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council at Bethany College, the Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast dates back to 1947 and was established to honor female students, faculty and community members. All women on Bethany’s campus are invited to attend this event.

A Bethany senior will be presented the Aleece C. Gresham Award. This prize is given to a woman who has exhibited sound academic accomplishment, participated in and displayed leadership in a variety of co-curricular activities, and shown dedication and commitment to the College.

A former Dean of Students, Darline Nicholson was an inspiration across generations to many Bethanians.

Janeen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bethany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and served as Senior Fellow and president of the Society for Collegiate Journalists.

A resident of Pinehurst, N.C., Janeen publicizes 13 international championships annually for the USGA including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. Her position caps a 22-year career in the communications field, one that has taken her around the globe – from Ireland to New Zealand, Iceland to Chile. Her love of travel took root at Bethany, when she spent a season abroad in Paris during her junior year, a life-changing experience.

The Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast is a very special event each year. I know you join me in welcoming Janeen back to her alma mater, and thanking Darline Nicholson for the continued inspiration she provides for our students.
Faculty of the Department of Communications and Media Arts at this afternoon's awards program: Dino Orsatti, Mort Gamble, Pat Sutherland, M.E. Gamble (Chair), Jason Smith, and Joe Dumas.