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Monica Rice to Join Bethany Advancement Department

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Lowell Flory, executive director of institutional advancement and gift planning, has announced that Monica Rice will be joining the Advancement Department at Bethany Seminary. She will begin her duties as advancement administrative assistant and coordinator of congregational relations on September 1, 2011.

Rice is a 2011 graduate of Bethany Seminary, having earned a master of arts degree in Brethren studies. Prior to her time at Bethany, she served the Church of the Brethren Brethren Volunteer Service Office in recruitment and workcamp coordination. While a Bethany student, she filled the roles of teaching assistant for two Bethany classes and assistant in electronic communications.

In announcing Rice's new position at Bethany, Flory said, "We welcome to our advancement team her buoyant spirit, diligence of character, and good advance knowledge of the constituencies with whom we work."

Nan Erbaugh
Emphasis in Peace Studies '08

NanBethany taught me so much. I didn't realize what a loner I had really been all my life until I opened myself to life within the Bethany community. I felt stretched, pushed, and affirmed in amazing, helpful ways. The importance of a close, supportive community cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the challenges faced living out the peace witness to which I feel called. At Bethany, I gained more courage to step into this crucial niche of the Church of the Brethren. Add the grounded, spiritual theological foundation and academic depth I gained through course work, and I feel transformed in a powerful, positive way to serve God.