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Bethel College makes new faculty and staff appointments

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2006-07 school year:

Nick Anneler, resident director of Haury Hall. He has a B.S. in business administration and management from Tabor College, Hillsboro. He most recently worked with Kanakuk Camps (part of Kids Across

America), a Christian sports camp program for urban youth.

Nathan Bartel, assistant professor of English and visiting writer-in-residence. He has a B.A. in English from Bethel College and an M.F.A. from the University of Montana, Missoula, and has just finished a one-year fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass.

Marqus Butler, defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach. He has a B.S. from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was most recently assistant football coach at Eisenhower High School, Norman., Okla.

Amber Chalashtari, resident director of Warkentin Court. She has a B.A. in interior design from McPherson (Kan.) College, where she was most recently an admissions counselor.

Jason Chalashtari, offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. He has a B.A. in history and secondary education from McPherson (Kan.) College. He was most recently offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at McPherson College.

Aaron Chappell-Deckert, interim vice president of Student Life, replacing Donna Becker, who has resigned. He was previously associate dean of Student Life. He has a B.A. in global studies from Bethel College and graduated in 2006 from Friends University, Wichita, with a master’s degree in organization development.

Soyoun Lim Chun, instructor of voice. She has a B.A. in vocal performance from Seoul National University, a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a D.M.A. in vocal performance from the University of Kansas. Recent performance experience includes the Wichita Grand Opera 2006 summer season.

Kayla Corbett, assistant women’s soccer coach. She continues as assistant to the vice president of Student Life.

Shirley Dietzel, director of Business Services. She was previously process and data coordinator for Bethel College’s Admissions office.

Karl Friesen, assistant professor of computer science. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Bethel College and an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University. He has a permanent appointment after serving two years as a sabbatical replacement for David Janzen, who has resigned.

Hope Greiser, admissions counselor. She has a B.A. in Bible and religion from Goshen (Ind.) College. She most recently worked in the Career Services office at Goshen College and served as a Ministry Inquiry Program summer pastoral intern.

Lonnie Isaac, head men’s and women’s tennis coach. He has a B.S. in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College. He was most recently head tennis coach at Tabor College in Hillsboro.

Jason Kazar, linebacker coach and special teams coordinator. He has a B.S. in construction science and management from Kansas State University.

Doug Maury, athletic training clinical director and assistant athletic trainer. He has an A.A. from Hesston (Kan.) College, a B.A. from Bethel College and an M.Ed. from Wichita State University. He was previously head athletic trainer at Hesston College.

Allison McFarland, professor of business. She has a B.S. from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., an M.S. and Ph.D. in education from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in strategic management from Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. She was most recently a professor in the business department at WMU and adjunct instructor of marketing and management in the M.B.A. program at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Margaret A. (Peggy) Mead-Finizio, instructor in theater and dance, director of Fall Festival theater production. She continues as director of dance for the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts.

James (Jim) Pisano, director of jazz ensembles. He has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.M. from the University of Miami. He was most recently visiting professor (three-year position) of saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Idaho and has performed with the Wichita Grand Opera annually since 2002.

Chris Rangel, admissions counselor. He has a B.S. in fitness and nutrition from LaSalle University. He is the owner of Ultimate Martial Arts in Newton.

Chad Schilling, head volleyball coach. He has a B.S. in health and physical education from Bethel College. He was formerly assistant volleyball coach and continues to serve as sports information director, assistant track coach and facility manager for Thresher Stadium.

Tamara Stuhlsatz, assistant professor of nursing. She has a B.S.N. from Bethel College and an M.S.N. from Wichita State University and is an advanced registered nurse practitioner-certified (ARNP-C). She currently works as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency department at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.

Sheri Weaver, clinical instructor in nursing. She has a B.S.N. from Bethel College. She was most recently a hospital and school nurse in Deep Creek Lake, Md.

Deanna Wisdom, resident director of Voth Hall. She was previously resident director of Haury Hall.

Lowell Wyse, admissions counselor. He has an A. A. from Hesston (Kan.) College, served one year in Mennonite Voluntary Service at Hopi Mission School, Kykotsmovi, Ariz., and two years as a resident director at Hesston before graduating from Bluffton (Ohio) University in 2006 with a B.A. in English.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and has been named a Top Tier college by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1998. For more information, see the Bethel web site at

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