Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bethany Chapter of Business Honorary Approved

Good morning,

Bethany’s proposed chapter of Sigma Beta Delta international business honorary society has been approved by the St. Louis-based national board of directors, Prof. Anju Ramjee has been informed. The next step is an installation ceremony for the new chapter.

According to the honorary’s website, Sigma Beta Delta honors students in business, management, and administration at institutions which offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees in these fields where the college or university holds accreditation from one of the six regional accrediting bodies but not specialized accreditation in business. Founding chapters of the honorary were established in 1994.

Congratulations to the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, faculty and students for this achievement.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Pennington Quadrangle

Good morning,

The Pennington Quadrangle, the area of campus used for Commencement and Matriculation, has a colorful history that many students and faculty do not know about.

In April of 2012, the Quadrangle was dedicated behind Old Main to the family of alumnus John C. Pennington ‘69. The Pennington Family’s association with Bethany College can be traced back more than a generation. John is the son of the late Charles F. Pennington and his wife Margaret (Pinkerton). The Pennington Quad once included a gymnasium, athletic fields, and even military barracks during World War II.’

Next time you walk past the Pennington Quadrangle between classes in Old Main or even during Commencement this May, imagine the Quad many years ago when Bethany was serving other generations. Bethany has evolved and grown over 175 years into a beautiful, historic College that we can all be proud of, and the Pennington Quadrangle has an honored role in that history.