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Forensics will have first live campus performance since 2019

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 02/22/2022 - 15:56
Emil Benavides and Char Ehrmann

Members of the forensics team will perform this morning at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall during convocation; PLEASE NOTE that this convocation will not be livestreamed due to sensitive content.

Emil Benavides, freshman from Stockton, and Char Ehrmann, senior from Andover, will perform Program Oral Interpretation, while Nathaniel Schmucker, senior from Moundridge, will perform Prose.

Their coach is Cristy Dougherty, Ph.D., the new director of forensics and an assistant professor of communication arts who began in her position last fall.

New forensics coach returns to her love of teaching

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:59
Cristy Dougherty


Bethel brought Cristy Dougherty back into teaching – beginning this semester with director of forensics and communication arts faculty roles – and she’s glad it did.

The assistant professor of communication arts was finishing her doctorate at the University of Denver and starting to look for jobs – in the middle of a pandemic – when she came across the opening at Bethel.

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