MISHAWAKA, IN, JANUARY 26, 2006. - The 2006 edition of Who's Who among students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 92 students from Bethel College who have been selected as national outstanding leaders.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

They join an elite group of students from more than 2,000 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.

Students and their hometowns are as follows:  


Mishawaka: Jamie Bishop, Matthew Carroll, Adam Cramer, Joel Dendiu, Deanne Gonzalez, Simeon Heckman, Brittany Laidig, Andrew Laird, Kelly Lange, Jessica Lesko, Caroline Pryor, Darin Shrock, Rebecca Staples, Tara Wallace, Nicole West, Amanda Wilson, Mark Walker

Saint Joe: Joseph Adamson

Fishers: Thomas Carpenter

La Grange: Jineane Christner

Osceola: Karen Chupp, Stacy Matteson, Lindsay Renner

Elkhart: Kimberly Cramer, Michelle Eichorst, Kara Flemming, Sallyann Freet, Richard Vail

Ogden Dune: Daniel Crouch

Wakarusa: LeeAnn Davidhizar

Granger: Elizabeth Douras, Elizabeth Grashorn

Ossian: Traci Gilbert

Laporte: Meridith Huber

South Bend: Brandy Jerrell, Jonathan Joyner, Robin Yazel

Leo: Lindsey Keller

Bluffton: Jarrod Kunkel

Bremen: Kevin Manges

Pierceton: Stephanie Jones

Middlebury: Jamie Zimmerman

Bristol: Charissa Maust

Wolcottville: Jennifer Pelfrey

Churubusco: Caleb Platt

Fort Wayne: Abby Noll, Joseph Rich, Jacob Ringenberg, Jonathan Schindler

Walkerton: Victoria Robins

Carmel: Peter Ryan

Woodburn: Joshua Schwartz

Rochester: Amanda Severns     

Goshen: Jen Mohler, Kelli Salchert

Union City: Tiffany Williams

Hobart: Michael Yates

Wabash: Donald Hunter


Hartville: Jared Coblentz

Brook Park: Brittany Fried

Chardan: Paula Gridley

Bradford: Natalie Hemmerich, Rachel Spitler

Painesville: Rachael Miller

New Carlisle: Kathryn Sandy

Lima: Allison Shelly

Medway: Rachelle Witter


Niles: Joel Barrett, Sarah Koutz, David Wright

South Haven: Erin Blough

Bronson: Gwen Byler

Three Oaks: Suzanne Cole

Yale: Alexander Collins

Cassopolis: Danielle Keller

Bay City: Anna Schaver


Factoryville: Judy Gilpin

Reading: Sonya Heffner

Manheim: Dana Hollopeter

Kutztown: Emily Welsh


Weeping Water: Katie Fornoff

New Jersey

Stickerville: Emily Fitch


Mckinney: Sally Richardson


Lindenhurst: Sarah Crockett

Wyanet: Jared Olson

Lake Villa: Kristine Pearson

Zion: Somer Stilley

Elmhurst: Larae Woudstra


Haviland: Rachel Lofgren

Medicine Lodge: Rebekah Morford


Tokyo: Christina Epley

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of 1,964 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 20 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.