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Bethany homecoming events planned

September 21, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BETHANY - The induction of three to the Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame, the 8th-Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce Golf Scramble and the 12th-Annual Allison's Run, a 5K run-walk event, are among many events to be held during the college's homecoming weekend set Oct. 5-7.

Registration for the golf scramble, which benefits Bethany athletic programs, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Highland Springs Golf Course, with prizes to be awarded at a lunch buffet at 1:30 p.m.

For information, call Debbie Soly at (304) 829-7240 or

Three distinguished alumni will be inducted to the athletic hall of fame at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. They are Richard L. Beckett, a 1995 alumnus known for his performance in football and track; Melissa Miller, a 1996 graduate and soccer standout at the school; and Stephanie Cunnigham Roksandich, a 1999 graduate and outstanding Bethany basketball player.

The three also will be recognized during half-time ceremonies of the college's football game against Geneva College, during which the homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Kickoff will be at 2 p.m.

Registration for Allison's Run will be held at 8:30 a.m., with the run-walk starting at 9 a.m., at the Cunningham Soccer Complex. Proceeds go to a scholarship awarded each year to an outstanding math student in honor of James Allison, who taught math there for many years and was known for his love of running.

For information, call (304) 829-7411 or The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary T-shirt.

Other activities include the women's soccer game against Thiel College at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Bison Stadium; men's soccer game against Thiel at 11 a.m. Oct. 6; homecoming parade at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6; Reunion Class of Reception for members of the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2011 at 7 p.m. Oct. 6; art exhibit featuring works by alumni will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Renner Art Gallery at Bethany House; and Class of 1977 special reunion party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Mountainside Conference Center.

For a full schedule of events and other information, visit

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