Bethany College honors its rising stars

BETHANY — Bethany College Student Life has honored students, clubs, faculty and staff for their leadership and event programming during the fifth-annual Rising Star Awards. The awards were announced on Instagram Live.

The honorees are:

Student Leader of the Year: Hunter Bowman of Wheeling.

Athletic Leader of the Year: Torben Grether of Rheinfelden, Germany

Silent Inspiration: Rachel Gantzer of Morgantown.

Rising Star Award: Derek White Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; Alaina Torres of Lanexa, Va.; Abbey Dobbins, of Aliquippa Pa.; Mohamed Elola of Jersey City, N.J.; Ethan Young of McMurray, Pa.; and Haley Bensinger of Frederiskburg, Va.

Community Service Award: Allison Paxton of Canonsburg, Pa.

Resident Adviser of the Year: Olivia Archer of Wheeling.

Resident Adviser Rookie of the Year: Yasmeene Henderson of Pittsburgh; and Evan Wachter of Needmore, Pa.

Outstanding Service – Resident Advisers: Shae Reinbeau of Wheeling.

Club Adviser of the Year: Harald Menz, German Club.

Exceptional Service to Students: Faculty: John Hull, professor of psychology.

Exceptional Service to Students: Staff: Justin Thomas, baseball coach.

Student Organization of the Year: Religion and Philosophy Club.

Greek Organization of the Year: Alpha Sigma Phi.

Outstanding Service: Men’s Athletic Team: Football.

Outstanding Service: Women’s Athletic Team: Softball.

Outstanding Service: Fraternity: Beta Theta Pi.

Outstanding Service: Women’s Greek Organization: Phi Mu.

Spirit of Service: Clubs and Organizations: Social Awareness Club.

Spirit of Service: Clubs and Organizations: Pre-Health Club.

Spirit of Service: Academic Group: Social Work Program.

Spirit of Service Honorable Mention: Academic Group: Education Department.

Spirit of Service: Administrative Support Group: Student Activities.

Outstanding Fundraising Efforts (more than $3,000): Beta Theta Pi.

Outstanding Fundraising Efforts Honorable Mention (more than $500): Social Awareness Club.


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