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Bethel 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 2011-12 school year:

Kent Allshouse, athletic director and head track and field and cross-country coach. He has a B.A. from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, and an M.S. from Emporia State University. He most recently was head cross-country coach at Graceland University.

Sheri Allshouse, KIPCOR administrative assistant and office manager.

Rebecca Barrett-Fox, visiting assistant professor of history. She has a B.A. in English and human studies from Juniata College, Huntington, Pa., and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, both in American studies.

Donna Becker, assistant professor of nursing. She has a BSN and MSN from the University of Kansas and spent a number of years on the Bethel College nursing faculty as well as Bethel administration before retiring in 2006.

Krishyn Caldwell, bookstore manager. She was most recently on the office staff for the Peabody-Burns School District.

Shirley Dietzel, assistant softball coach. She continues in her position as director of business services.

Sam Gaeddert, admissions counselor. He is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College and most recently worked at Prairie View Mental Health Services in Newton.

Chad Gerber, resident director of Warkentin Court. He has a B.S. from the University of Kansas and an M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado.

Kirsten Horton, head assistant softball coach. She is a graduate of Hutchinson Community College and Friends University and most recently coached softball at Newton High School.

Alonzo Jamison, head men’s basketball coach. He has a B.S. from the University of Kansas and most recently was Bethel assistant men’s basketball coach.

Jesse Kaufman, web developer.

Kathryn Layman, associate professor of chemistry and physics. She has a B.A. in chemistry with a mathematics minor from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and surface science from the University of California-Irvine.

Weldon Martens, interim vice president for Student Life. He has a B.A. from Bethel College and an M.Div. degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., and was most recently a pastor at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson, Neb.

Phil Mason, assistant professor of business and economics. He has a B.A. from Goshen (Ind.) College and an MBA from Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vt.

Daniel Shomali, graduate assistant in athletic training. He has a B.S. from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill., and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University.

Michael Unruh, admissions counselor. He is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College who recently completed a term of voluntary service at Camp Mennoscah, Murdock.

Darrel Voth, communications coordinator. He has a BFA from Wichita State University and most recently worked as a graphic designer at Newman University, Wichita.

Jovan Wilhoite, assistant men’s basketball coach. He has studied at Pratt Community College and Labette Community College, Parsons, and is completing his degree at Bethel College.

Hamilton Williams, associate professor of social work. He earned his B.S., as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social work, from the University of South Carolina. He has taught at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., and most recently at Western New Mexico University, Silver City.

Aimee Wilson, instructor of nursing. She has associate degrees from Butler Community College and Hesston College and a BSN from Tabor College.

Adjunct faculty members appointed for the 2011-12 school year are:

Jeff Boone, business. He has a B.A. from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree in education from Wichita State University and is the owner of a small business.

Ron Cheyney, business. He has a B.A. from Sterling College and an MBA from Baker University and is a senior manager at Coleman in Wichita.

Stephanie Collins, nursing. She has a BSN from Wichita State University.

Brett Dewey, business. He has a B.A. from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif., and a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., and is pastor of Hope Mennonite Church in Wichita.

Marjean Harris, social work. She has master’s degrees from Wichita State University and the University of Kansas (social work) and is on the staff of Prairie View Mental Health Services in Newton.

Holly Nickel, literary studies. She has a B.A. from Bethel College and an M.A. from Emporia State University.

Paulette Wollenhaupt, nursing. She has a B.A. in nursing from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., and an M.A. in education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Lijun Zhu, Chinese language. She has a B.A. from Wuhan University, earned a master’s degree in education from Central China Normal University and an M.S. from Pittsburg State University, and is an instructor of Chinese language in the Wichita public schools.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2011-12 Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is in the first tier in its category in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of “Best Colleges” for 2011. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.

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