Brescia University Making a difference Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:40:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 26130504 Brescia Ranks Third on List of Top Ten National Online Accounting Degrees Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:44:36 +0000 Brescia University has been ranked third out of the list of top ten online accounting schools for undergrad degrees by Accounting School Guide, an online resource created to give accounting students an unbiased, accurate assessment of different accounting schools and degrees.

The ranking considered all online accounting programs across the nation that offered the following degrees:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified Internal Auditor

Certified Information Systems Auditor

Certified Government Auditing Professional

And Certified Bank Auditor (CBA)

Ranking was based on three factors; selectivity, reputation and flexibility. The acceptance rate of the program, how the program compares to other rankings in Forbes and US News and how flexible the programs are for working or adult students were considered and evaluated.

The website highlighted Brescia University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree that is full online and built on a foundation of Catholic thought and centered around adult learners. They praised the generous transfer policy offered to students, and the flexibility of the program that allows students to accelerate their degree into a two-year time frame or less. The website stated that for “students looking for a Catholic, accelerated, adult-friendly degree option in accounting, Brescia University is hard to beat.”

This accolade comes on the heels of a host of accolades Brescia University has received, highlighting their online and on ground programs, including:

College of Distinction

“100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi” (Great Value Colleges)

A Best College in the Southeast (Princeton Review)

Best Regional College in the South (U.S. News & World Report)

Military Friendly Schools List (Victory Media Inc)

Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges (Washington Monthly)

U.S. College Ranking by Economic Value (Showmark Media, LLC)

Best Online Bachelor’s of Political Science (Best Degree Programs)

Top 30 Online Bachelor’s of Psychology Degree (Best Value Schools)

Best Value Colleges for Online Theology Degree Programs (Best Value Schools)

Best Online Accounting Degrees (Affordable Colleges Online)

Top Online Undergraduate Degree Programs in Psychology (Psychology Degree 411)

Best Online College in Kentucky 2016 (Best

10 Best Online Bachelor of Social Work Degree Programs (

Top 50 Schools for Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (

To view the entire top ten list and learn more about the ranking, visit

Former Bearcat Headed Overseas to Continue Basketball Career Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:33:00 +0000 Brescia University alum, Jermain Langley ‘16, has committed to play professional basketball in Hannover, Germany. Langley, a 6’3 guard from Henderson, Kentucky, will be one of two American players on the roster.

The opportunity came after Langley attracted the eye of Michael Stinnett, a pro scout for European leagues, at a summer camp he attended in Louisville.

image004“Michael has kept up with me and a couple of other players over the years,” Langley said. “He conducts pro camps where players who want to go overseas can go and play. He records all the games and sends them out. He also conducts a workshop to help us learn about the process.”

Langley expects to play 30-plus minutes a game for the Hannover Korbjäger with hopes of moving up to a bigger league. The team, located in northern Germany, currently competes in the Regionalliga.

“My expectations are to become a better player during this experience,” stated Langley. “I also want to help the team as much as possible while winning. I am looking forward to experiencing a new country and continuing to play basketball at one of the highest levels I can.”

Langley is a 2012 graduate of Henderson County High School and was a starter for four years at Brescia University. During his time as a Bearcat, Langley made an impact with 1,290 career points, 105 three-point field goals made and 590 rebounds. His senior year in the 2015-16 season, he exceeded all of his previous stats with career high numbers.

Langley ranked number two in the Division II in assists per game with an average of 6.581 and ranked number 4 in the division in total assists with an ending stat of 204 total for the year. He routinely scored double digit points each game for the Bearcats.

Langley credits The Brescia Difference as his inspiration.

“The Brescia Difference meant to me that [as the saying goes] in order to want something you’ve never had, you must do something you have never done,” he stated in an interview. “My teammates and coaches at Brescia University really helped prepare me for this journey. I was considered a leader at Brescia for four years and had a lot of responsibilities while playing there. The coaches and players really believed and trusted in me.”

Langley will travel to Hannover in late September with the Hannover Korbjäger’s season beginning in early October.

“Jermain had a great basketball career here at Brescia University and holds a lot of individual records.  He is very passionate about the game and we wish him continued success at the professional level,” stated Brian Skortz, Athletic Director at Brescia University.

For more information on the Hannover Korbjäger, visit

Brescia Alumni Art Show Call for Entries Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:23:47 +0000 Anna Eaton Stout Gallery at the RiverPark Center

September 3rd – October 30th

Deadline for Entries: August 21, 2016

Brescia University and the Anna Eaton Stout Gallery are proud to announce an exhibition of Brescia Alumni artwork to be held at our new temporary gallery location at the RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years of age or older, and alumni of Brescia University. Artists need not to have been art majors to participate.

Media Accepted: All media accepted, including digital works, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media.

Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works must be no larger than 60” on any side, including frame. Three-dimensional works must be no larger than 45” on any side and no greater than 70 lbs.

Submission Process: There will be no juror for this exhibition, so artists should submit actual works for inclusion in the exhibition. Brescia University reserves the right to withhold from the exhibition any work that is deemed dangerous, poorly presented or for failure to observe limitations. Please keep in mind this is a family-friendly venue and work that is deemed inappropriate for a general public viewership may be withheld from the exhibition.

Artists may submit up to two (2) original works for an entry fee of $25, due at submission. All 2D work must be matted and framed or come with instructions for alternative hanging. All 3D work must come with instructions for display (pedestal, floor, wall, etc.) Due to venue limitations, we are unable to accommodate works suspended from the ceiling.

Artwork must be accompanied by the entry form, and each work should include the provided label, filled out in triplicate and attached with masking tape.

Please note we have limited space in our temporary gallery space, and cannot guarantee every piece submitted will be exhibited in the gallery. A slideshow of ALL works will be available for public viewing should there need to be space-related omissions. Should it be necessary, the exhibit will be hung “salon style” with multiple pieces sharing wall space in close proximity. All care and consideration will be given by the curatorial staff to best represent each artist and artwork submitted.

Shipping Requirements: Artists are responsible for shipment of artwork. Framed work should be behind Plexiglas instead of glass, if at all possible. Three-dimensional work should be double boxed or else properly secured within a padded wooden crate or other rigid shipping container. Brescia University is not responsible for work that arrives broken or damaged during transit. It is advised that artists purchase shipping insurance through the shipping carrier of their choice. Artists must provide return shipping instructions either through a printed label, an emailed label or check made payable for shipping costs.

Insurance: Artists are responsible for insurance of their submitted and exhibited works.

Dates and Deadlines:

All Entries Due to Brescia University:  August 21, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, September 3, 2016 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm as part of Brescia’s sponsored Friday after 5

Dates of exhibition: September 3 – October 30, 2016

Return Shipment of Artwork: no later than November 30, 2016

Please make checks payable to Brescia University. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Gallery Director and Assistant Professor Rebecca Green at

Shipping Address:

Brescia University Art Gallery
Alumni Art Exhibit
ATTN: Rebecca Green
717 Frederica St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Brescia University’s Julie Whitfill Named KIAC Female Athlete of the Year Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:23:19 +0000 Brescia University senior Julie Whitfill has been voted the KIAC Female Athlete of the Year, the conference announced on Thursday. KIAC member schools nominate one female student-athlete each year for the KIAC Female Athlete of the Year award and the voting is cast by KIAC athletic directors.

Whitfill, a native of Hardinsburg, Ky., starred on the basketball court as the 2015-16 KIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and an NAIA Division II Second Team All-American. She has been named to an All-Conference team three times since beginning her collegiate career with Brescia University.

DCS_8578Whitfill also broke two school records, earning her the honor of her jersey being retired. Whitfill became the all-time leading scorer in Brescia University’s history of Men and Women’s basketball with a total of 2,444 career points and 334 total field goals gives her the title of Most Three-Point Field Goals made in Brescia’s history, as well as the KIAC records.

Whitfill’s senior basketball season had her lead the KIAC in scoring at 22.1 ppg, a figure that ranked fourth in NAIA Division II. The overall national leader in total scoring with 730 points on the year, she also led the KIAC and ranked fourth nationally with 117 made 3-pointers.

Other impressive stats included 89 percent free throws (third NAIA DII, 1st KIAC) and 47 percent field goals (3rd KIAC).

A two-sport athlete, she also was a key member of Brescia’s women’s golf team and placed 10th individually in the conference championship tournament this past spring.

On the golf course, Whitfill shot rounds of 84 and 85 to place 10th at the KIAC Tournament this year and help Brescia to a second-place finish in the team standings. She led the Bearcats’ women’s basketball team to the KIAC Tournament semifinals.

Academically, Whitfill is a two-time NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, which is for juniors and seniors with a 3.50+ GPA. She was named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Brescia University. Whitfill graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

“Julie defines what a true student-athlete is; she excels in the classroom just as much as she has excelled on the court and golf course. She is well deserved in the accolades she has earned and I am very proud of what she stands for, she has represented Brescia University and the Bearcat Athletics Department well,” stated Brian Skortz, Brescia University Athletic Director.

On July 1, 2016, the KIAC changed its name to the River States Conference. For more information on the River States Conference, visit

For more information on the Brescia Bearcats, please visit

Brescia University Offers Catholic Connection Grant to St. Catharine Students Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:06:31 +0000 As a fellow Catholic institution, Brescia University is saddened to hear of the closing of St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, Kentucky.

“The staff and faculty of Brescia University’s thoughts and prayers are with the students at St. Catharine as they make this sudden transition,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President. “We understand as a small university, that students often see their collegiate home as a family and know that the decision to find a new “home” will be a difficult one for the students at St. Catharine. We would like to assist in reducing the stress of this process with our Catholic Connection Grant and open our doors to anyone who may be interested in coming to Brescia University.”

Any student enrolled at St. Catharine College in Spring 2016 who applies and gains admission to Brescia University to continue their college career in Fall 2016 will qualify for Brescia University’s Catholic Connection Grant, a 50% tuition discount.

Students who receive the Catholic Connection Grant must live on campus, be enrolled full-time, and cannot combine the Grant with a Brescia University academic scholarship. This Grant is renewable for up to 8 semesters.

“At Brescia University, we have always paid particular attention to the individuality of our students. Our students are never merely a name on a roster, and we take pride in knowing our students, in creating an atmosphere of community where all students are welcome to fully participate in the life of the campus, and to provide all of the resources and opportunities they need to find success in their lives. We want the students at St. Catharine to have this experience, whether that is on our campus or on another campus,” said Hostetter.

Brescia University is the only Catholic University in Western Kentucky and has a proud religious and liberal arts heritage that dates back to 1925.

For more information on the transfer process, students are encouraged to email to speak with one of our admissions staff.

Brescia University Announces “The O’Bryan Scholars Program” Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:47:53 +0000 Brescia University has learned that the source of an anonymous $1 Million gift in 2010 was Henry E. and Mary Williams LaRue O’Bryan.  In February 2016, the children of the O’Bryan’s came forward after the passing of their father in October 2015.  With the announcement of the donor’s identity came the establishment of The O’Bryan Scholars Program.  Students selected to participate in the program have been awarded the Henry E. and Mary Williams LaRue O’Bryan Endowed Business Scholarship after undergoing a rigorous application and interview process.

“Our parents knew the value of a college education and made sure that we understood same.  My four brothers and I were always encouraged to work hard, think independently and rely on our God given talents to succeed in today’s world.  A college education facilitates this process.  This gift was made so that others could have an opportunity at a quality business school education.  Brescia University presents that opportunity.  The legacy of Mom and Dad will be carried forward by the successes of all O’Bryan Scholarship recipients,” says Dr. William O’Bryan, son of the O’Bryan’s and local pulmonologist.

Brescia University is pleased to announce the following students have been named “O’Bryan Scholars” for the 2016/2017 academic year:  Reagan Calloway, Darian Curry, Savannah Marxberry, Justin Roberts, Jessica Robinson, Samantha Steckler, and Savannah Stivers.  All are business majors.

In addition to receiving the endowed scholarship, the O’Bryan Scholars will be inaugural members of Brescia University’s AMP (Alumni Mentoring Program).  AMP seeks to foster positive experiences for students to supplement their classroom education by pairing them with accomplished alumni mentors who can demonstrate application of concepts along with practical skill sets.  This relationship is intended to link curriculum to professional experience it is also intended to provide moral support, professional guidance and personal, practical advice.  The goal is to directly connect current students with alumni to establish a meaningful, lasting relationship throughout the span of the student’s academic career.

“I have always been grateful for the business scholarship. This scholarship was actually the deciding factor for me to attend Brescia. I loved the environment and the family style community, but I needed funding to make it a possibility and that scholarship was the funding I needed. Now knowing the name of the donors combine with the AMP, I think it will be a great experience getting to know the family and the alumni and to work with them. I am very excited to proceed with this program,” said Savannah Stivers, senior recipient of the O’Bryan scholarship.

“I am delighted that we are able to honor the story of Mr. and Mrs. O’Bryan.  They were lifelong friends of Brescia and truly recognized the power of a college education.  Their support and beliefs align so well with our mission to transform the individual, and as a result, our society, through education.  I am honored that they chose Brescia University as a place to leave their legacy,” said Fr. Larry Hostetter, President.

Prospective students interested in becoming an O’Bryan Scholar may contact the Office of Enrollment at 270-685-3131.

Brescia Names Skortz Head Men’s Basketball Coach Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:08:37 +0000 Brescia University has announced Brian Skortz will assume the role of head men’s basketball coach for the 2016-2017 season. Skortz currently serves as the Director of Athletics and has coached at the youth, high school, and college levels.

BrianSkortz coaching career includes stops at Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Port Edwards High School in Wisconsin. Skortz has coached 24 All Conference players, 5 Conference Players of the Year, 10 All State team members, and 8 NJCAA Region XIII players.

“I am excited about returning to the hardwood as a head coach again.  We have a great group of young men returning which I am looking forward to leading,” stated Skortz. “I want to thank the administration of Brescia University, particularly President Father Larry Hostetter, for entrusting me with the role.  We will continue to build on the tradition and success of the program, and bring pride to the University and the Owensboro community.”

Skortz began his coaching career at MSTC as an assistant for Head Coach Mark Wagner before becoming Head Coach for four years. While at MSTC, the program was ranked as high as 6th in the nation at the NJCAA Division II level and the program played in the NJCAA National Regional Tournament every year under Skortz’ s direction.  The team also won the NJCAA District XIII tournament against nationally ranked Bismarck State (ND).

Skortz played at MSTC and Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Skortz received his B.A. in Business Administration from Lakeland College in 1992 and received his Masters of Science in Sports Administration (with honors) from American Public University in 2012.

Skortz, is married to his wife Shannon and has three children, daughter Avery (19) and sons Tyler (16) and Kobe (14).

Brescia University Students Return from Honduras Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:08:35 +0000 Brescia University students have returned from a trip to Honduras that was part of the Caritas Leadership Workshop Series at Brescia University. The trip, which was in conjunction with the organization Water with Blessings, was the culminating experience of the program.

1The Caritas Leadership Workshop Series at Brescia University is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their own leadership abilities, explore leadership opportunities on campus, and envision ways in which they can be leaders in their communities by embracing the ideals of Caritas theology and leading because of the love they have for others.

Three Brescia University students were able to experience leading with love first hand when they traveled to Honduras with Sr. Larraine Lauter, OSU, founder of the organization Water with Blessings. The students departed on May 16th and returned stateside on Tuesday, May 24th.

During their time in Honduras, they served as part of the childcare team that was responsible for caring for the children of Water Women, who were training to be able to provide clean water to their communities.

“While in Honduras the students assisted Water With Blessings staff as they trained and empowered women to provide clean water to their families and community.  Brescia students provided childcare for the women as they received their training.  Despite a language barrier, the students made crafts, played games, and cared for the children.  Students also participated in a Water With Blessings training, learning how the water filtration system works to provide clean water,” stated Josh Clary, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students.

2The Water with Blessings organization recognizes and builds upon the capacity of local people as the solution for their own local need for safe water. The group works to empower mothers as Water Women in ministry to their communities, equipping them with the highest quality filtration system.

Their mission is driven by the two million deaths annually that the World Health Organization attributes to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. While tap water is not available to many countries, Water with Blessings has found a way to put pure water in the hands of those who need it most.

Brescia students, Erin Caldwell (Lebanon, Kentucky), Samantha Steckler (Ferdinand, Indiana) and Icces Wilcox (Owensboro, Kentucky) all participated in the trip and were part of the first cohort to participate in the Caritas Leadership Workshop Series, which began March 2016. Participants attend two sessions, twice a week and there are a total of twelve sessions required. Sessions focus on a wide variety of topics including personality assessments, faith, diversity, and conflict resolution.

“Brescia students lived the caritas ethos of leading with self-giving love.  The promotion of justice through service efforts to bring about openness of mind and will to the demands of the common good is something which concerns the Church and society deeply,” stated Clary.  “Practical activity will always be insufficient, unless it visibly expresses a love for of the other, a love nourished by an encounter with Christ.  Caritas, or charity, brings hope to hopeless situations; love to into situations without love; and friendship where there is none.  Caritas love makes life more livable in spite of sickness, need, and suffering; it brings faith, hope, and love to life.  By tending to everyday needs of those in need, in particular those served by Water With Blessings, our Brescia students fully exemplified the spirit of caritas.”

The program is driven by the University’s devotion to servant leadership, inspired by Saint Angela Merici who founded the Ursuline Sisters. Saint Angela attracted people from all walks of life; rich and poor, nobility and common folk, learned and uneducated. She is often noted for her hospitality, her healthy sense of self in relationship to God and others, her contemplative spirit while being involved in the world, and her ability to be a reconciler and peacemaker.

This ideals of a caritas life is one that Brescia University seeks to instill in their students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Brescia University 2016 Spring Academic Dean’s List Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:03:31 +0000 The following students from Brescia University were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List for completing 12 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA.


Almo: Kayleigh House, Sophomore, Engineering Studies

Beaver Dam: Desirae Renfrow, Sophomore, Elementary Education; Rylan Smith, Sophomore, Science; Katrina Vincent, Junior, Psychology

Belton: Allison Simpson, Senior, Psychology

Beverly: Meredith Asher, Sophomore, Human Services

Bowling Green: Leah Armstrong, Junior, Secondary English; Morgan Manning, Senior, Elementary Education; Courtney Reels, Junior, Elementary Education

Caneyville: Alanna Mudd, Sophomore, Elementary Education

Central City: April Gilbert, Sophomore, Psychology; Haley Hopper, Junior, Social Work; Chris Krawiec, Senior, Integrated Studies

Clarkson: Brent Crawford, Junior, Biology

Clay: Lauren Grant, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Cloverport: Hallie Popham, Junior, Medical Technology

Crestwood: Robert Caudill, Senior, Social Work; Benjamin Sammet, Sophomore, Science

Cub Run: Kelsey Fox, Senior, English, Spanish

Elizabethtown: Kassie Spink, Senior, Social Work

Fancy Farm: Peyton Carrico, Senior, Social Work

Flemingsburg: Tiffany Teegarden, Junior, Social Work

Franklin: Shelby Franklin, Junior, Special Edu-Elem

Gilbertsville: Carleigh Bright, Senior, Political Science

Gravel Switch: Alexis Kirkland, Senior, Social Work

Hardinsburg: Madalyn Jolly, Junior, Psychology; Paige Mingus, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Julianna Whitfill, Senior, Biology

Hartford: Taylor Love, Sophomore, Art Education P-12

Hawesville: Jessica Burk, Senior, Social Work

Hazel: Ryan Oates, Sophomore, Biochemistry, Mathematics

Henderson: Sarah Adams, Senior, Social Work; Amy Bassett, Senior, Social Work; Trevor Brown, Sophomore, Business: Emphasis in Management; Kaylee Buckman-Nelson, Junior, English; Patricia Crespo Padilla, Senior, Business: Emphasis in Finance and Economics, Spanish; Darian Curry, Sophomore, Business; Frances Hensley, Junior, Business; Kyle Robinson, Sophomore, Secondary English; Mason Roland, Sophomore, Biology

Hickory: Nicole Burks, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Horse Branch: Thomas Smith, Sophomore, Political Science

Kuttawa: Leah Scott, Sophomore, Arts

LaGrange: Byron Williamson, Junior, Biology

Leitchfield: Heather Easley, Sophomore, English; Chelsea Whobrey, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Lewisport: Melissa Blake, Freshman, Speech Pathology/Audiology; John Bolin, Sophomore, Art Education P-12; Sara Lewis, Junior, Theology

Lexington: Debra Smith, Junior, Social Work

Louisville: Jamie Chowning, Junior, Social Work; Kaylee Crawley, Sophomore, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Jessica Head, Senior, Social Work; Abigail Leanhart, Sophomore, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Abigail Munger, Junior, Art, Theatre

Maceo: Adam Hayden, Sophomore, Biology

Madisonville: Katilyn Hamilton, Junior, Secondary English; Katherine Porter, Sophomore, Science

Maple Mount: Mai Pham, Sophomore, Social Work; Anh Tran, Senior, Theology, Philosophy

Marion: Brenden Phillips, Junior, History

Mayfield: Justin Roberts, Junior, Accounting

Milton: Heather Garcia, Senior, Social Work

Morganfield: Jalyn Houston, Senior, Biology

Munfordville: Jamie Alvey, Senior, English, Theatre

Owensboro: Peace Anene, Junior, Social Work; Ashley Armstrong, Senior, Social Work; Kaitlin Bash, Senior, Social Work; Brooklyn Bowman, Sophomore, Middle School Education; Londa Boyd, Junior, Accounting; Virginia Carrico, Sophomore, Engineering Studies; Logan Cecil, Senior, Biology; Emily Cissell, Senior, Accounting; Haley Coons, Sophomore, Accounting; Tammy Duncan, Junior, Accounting; Madalyn Duty, Senior, English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing, Business; Jessica Embry, Sophomore, Special Edu-Elem; Kristin Emmick, Junior, Social Work; Whitney Galloway, Junior, Business; Hannah Harper, Sophomore, Human Services; Chandra Harry, Senior, Business; Charles Hundley, Senior, Biology, Chemistry; Makenzie Jackson, Sophomore, Special Edu-Mid; William Johnson, Senior, Biology, Business; Jonathon Kamuf, Senior, Business: Emphasis in Finance and Economics; Benjamin Keller, Sophomore, Science; Kathryn Keller, Senior, Integrated Studies; Katelyn Knott, Junior, Elementary Education; Ashley Kruta, Junior, Psychology; Brianna Kruta, Freshman, Elementary Education; Angela Kurz, Junior, Accounting; Katelyn McCarthy, Freshman, Psychology; Caitlin Merritt, Senior, English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing; Tonya Moorman, Senior, Accounting; Jennifer Nelson, Senior, Accounting; Zachary Ottman, Junior, Business; Christy Probus, Senior, Social Work; Stephanie Putnam, Junior, Business; Shelby Radford, Sophomore, Biology; Amanda Richards, Senior, Business: Emphasis in HRM; Jennie Satterfield, Sophomore, Psychology, Pre-Law Studies; William Scalf, Sophomore, Accounting; Victoria Shaffer, Senior, Spanish, Political Science; Jonathan Speed, Sophomore, Health Sciences; Jacob Stanley, Sophomore, Secondary Biology; Rachel Tanner, Senior, Social Work; Morgan Thomas, Sophomore, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Taylor Wathen, Sophomore, Integrated Studies; Nicholas Wells, Sophomore, Computer Science with Emphasis in Business & Management Sys; Haley Westerman, Senior, English; Jennifer Withers, Sophomore, Biology; Megan Young, Sophomore, Human Services

Philpot: Jonathan Brey, Senior, Middle School Education; Olivia Conder, Junior, Art; Emily Ditto, Junior, English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing; Katie Ford, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Brett Roberts, Senior, Accounting

Pikeville: Natasha Tackett, Junior, Social Work

Princeton: Sara Barnard, Senior, Social Work

Radcliff: Tonice Banks, Junior, Accounting; Victoria King, Senior, Graphic Design

Shelbyville: Steven Standafer, Sophomore, Business

Somerset: Tyler Hail, Senior, Biology

Stanford: Laura Estridge, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Summer Shade: Kolton Myatt, Sophomore, Biology

Tompkinsville: Jacob England, Freshman, Science, Dillon Geralds, Sophomore, Business

Union: Daniel Lageman, Senior, Theology: Emphasis in Pastoral Studies

Utica: Emily Adkins, Senior, Business: Emphasis in HRM; Amber Boarman, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Andrea Boarman, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Kayleigh Bowlds, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology; Mallorie Polston, Sophomore, Elementary Education

White Plains: Cameron Robinson, Junior, Political Science

Whitesville: Lori Dant, Junior, Business; Liza Howard, Sophomore, Biology; Marketa Kreuzingerova, Senior, Accounting: Finance and Economics; Helen Thren, Junior, Middle School Education

Woodburn: Colton Hurt, Sophomore, Secondary Mathematics



Cottondale: Merry Nobles, Senior, Social Work

Huntsville: Christina Kirkland, Senior, Social Work

Montgomery: Cynthia Ann Foote, Senior, Social Work

Semmes: Lindsay Lum, Senior, Social Work



AE: Michael Egolf, Freshman, Human Services

Fort Campbell: Renea Williams, Senior, Social Work



Glendale: Niccol Hipolito, Senior, Social Work

Litchfield Park: Chelsie Stewman, Senior, Social Work



Harrison: Elizabeth Cook, Sophomore, Human Services

Stamps: Timica Johnson, Junior, Social Work



Fresno: Dawn Batten, Junior, Social Work

Olivehurst: Erin Ticarat, Senior, Social Work

Rancho Cucamonga: Sal Arredondo, Junior, Social Work

Rohnert Park: Katherine Lobertini, Senior, Social Work



Colorado Springs: Heather Wilkins, Senior, Social Work



Ellington: Sabrina Sehl, Senior, Integrated Studies

Hartford: Samantha Otero, Junior, Social Work



Wilmington: Ryan Lutz, Senior, Psychology



Clermont: Lesli Huerta, Senior, Social Work

Delray Beach: Florencia Martinez Echenique, Senior, Psychology

Gainesville: Marnie Shaeffer, Sophomore, Human Services

Largo: Matthew Howard, Senior, Social Work

Longwood: Danielle Moran, Junior, Social Work

Odessa: Brianna Rose, Senior, Social Work

Pensacola: Michele Johnston, Senior, Social Work, Theology: Emphasis in Pastoral Studies



Forest Park: Blair Weiseger, Senior, Psychology

Hartwell: Sophia Walker, Senior, Social Work

Marshallville: Cassandra Benton, Senior, Social Work

Monroe: Keeley Kooken, Senior, Social Work

Riverdale: Jennifer Neal, Junior, Social Work



Caldwell: Brianne Fagenstrom, Senior, Social Work

Idaho Falls: Joan Radford, Senior, Social Work



Carterville: Abigail Beyke Cowser-Barnett, Senior, Social Work

Geneseo: Lindsay Booze, Sophomore, Human Services

Marquette Heights: Molly Steinseifer, Junior, Social Work

Mascoutah: Nickole Durbin, Junior, Political Science

Metropolis: Joshua Wetzel, Senior, Accounting

Nashville: Lacey Gill, Senior, Integrated Studies

Normal: Nicholle Resac, Junior, Social Work

Scott AFB: Caleb Tisher, Sophomore, History



Charlestown: Nola Hudson-Paschal, Senior, Psychology

Cynthiana: Courtney Naas, Senior, Accounting, Pre-Law Studies

Evansville: Michael McIntosh, Senior, Integrated Studies; Andrea Townsend, Senior, Social Work

Fort Wayne: Taylor Holley, Senior, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Haubstadt: Mariah Kramer, Sophomore, Speech Pathology/Audiology

Huntingburg: Audrey Mehling, Junior, Elementary Education

Leopold: Samantha Steckler, Junior, Business: Emphasis in Finance and Economics, Theology

Marysville: Savannah Stivers, Senior, Business: Emphasis in HRM

Otwell: Bonita Meadows, Senior, Theology: Emphasis in Pastoral Studies

Rockport: Allison Spaetti, Senior, Psychology



Manhattan: Dakota Barron, Junior, Computer Science with Emphasis in Quantative Theory



Baton Rouge: Tracey Semien, Junior, Social Work

Opelousas: Melissa Espree, Junior, Social Work

Shreveport: Tiffany Lewis, Junior, Social Work

Sulphur: Kathleen Sonnier, Sophomore, Human Services



Owings Mills: Tynisha Thornes, Sophomore, Social Work

Prince Frederick: Naruemon Wiriyachon, Junior, Business: Emphasis in Management

Upper Marlboro: Laniece Goines, Senior, Social Work



Forestdale: Courtney Onwuzuruigbo, Senior, Social Work



Ann Arbor: Tami Moreno, Senior, Social Work

Battle Creek: Rachel Gorlitz, Senior, Social Work

East Jordan: Sharon Bordinat, Senior, Social Work

Midland: Hope Walker, Junior, Social Work



Alpha: Krystal Preuss, Junior, Social Work

Eden Prairie: Laura Jo Rodriguez, Senior, Social Work

Kasson: Sara Tear, Sophomore, Human Services

Kenyon: Christine Mallery, Senior, Social Work

Ortonville: Kirstin Scoblic, Senior, Social Work

Stewartville: Kimberly Johnson, Junior, Social Work



Brandon: Amber Taylor, Junior, Social Work

Brookhaven: Erica Reed, Sophomore, Bachelor of Social Work

Hattiesburg: Heather Marshall, Sophomore, Social Work



St. Louis: Toni Watson, Sophomore, Social Work



Big Timber: Kay McDonnell, Junior, Social Work

Great Falls: Linda Portillo-Ramos, Senior, Social Work; Sherry Stearns, Senior, Social Work



Boulder City: Beth Hester, Junior, Social Work

North Las Vegas: Jennifer Lively, Senior, Social Work


New Hampshire

Nashua: Barbara Bevins, Junior, Social Work


New Jersey

Belleville: Daphnee Jocelyn, Senior, Social Work

Cliffwood Beach: Victoria Walsh, Senior, Psychology

Egg Harbor: Lesley Adams, Senior, Social Work

Hamilton: Arielle Chesnovitz, Senior, Social Work

Monroe Township: Michele Young, Junior, Social Work


New York

Brewster: Marcella Occhicone, Sophomore, Bachelor of Social Work

Clayton: Dymphna Roman-Loring, Junior, Social Work

Cohocton: Marie Owens, Senior, Social Work

Fort Drum: Lauren O’Connor, Senior, Integrated Studies; Niesha Porter, Senior, Social Work

Medina: Andrea Skowneski, Junior, Social Work


North Carolina

Arden: Joanna Earls, Junior, Social Work

Charlotte: Chloe Dabrowski, Junior, Social Work; Tynan Ipaye, Junior, Social Work

Columbus: Madison Cantrell, Senior, Social Work

Henderson: Amy Baggett, Senior, Social Work

Roanoke Rapids: Georgiana Couden, Senior, Social Work

Sanford: Joey Mosley, Senior, Social Work



Bidwell: Bethany Corbin, Sophomore, Human Services

Canton: Lisa Cranston, Junior, Social Work

Centerville: Justice Marshall, Junior, Social Work

Dennison: Sara Kenosky, Senior, Social Work

Elyria: Ashley Moore, Senior, Social Work

Maineville: Victoria Jetter, Senior, Social Work

Medina: Marie Buddie, Senior, Social Work

New Carlisle: Mary Edwards, Junior, Social Work

New Vienna: Karyssa Creager, Sophomore, Spanish Edu P-12

Norwood: Kathryn Roberts, Junior, Social Work

Piqua: Tamara O’Toole, Senior, Social Work

Sardinia: Amanda Clark, Senior, Integrated Studies

Toledo: Melisa Konesni, Sophomore, Human Services

Windham: Kaytlin O’Bryan, Freshman, Human Services



Norman: Jamarus Johnson, Junior, Social Work



Medford: Lisa Gielow, Senior, Social Work

Portland: Victoria Anyanwu, Senior, Social Work



Duboistown: Heather Millard, Sophomore, Social Work

Harrisburg: Wendy Dalpiaz, Junior, Social Work


South Carolina

Beaufort: Alyssa Plontz, Senior, Social Work



Antioch: David Amadi, Senior, Computer Science with Emphasis in Quantative Theory, Olivia Griffith, Senior, Social Work

Atwood: Annie Emert, Sophomore, Psychology

Columbia: Gregory Smith, Senior, Psychology

Fairview: Sigrid Igartua, Junior, Social Work

Fayetteville: Julie Miller, Junior, Social Work

Lebanon: Jajuanna Crutchfield, Sophomore, Middle School Education; Justin Maloney, Junior, Political Science

Nashville: Eva Burelos, Senior, Chemistry; Michael Stoxstill, Junior, Social Work

Nolensville: Shelby Nelson, Junior, Speech Pathology/Audiology



Amarillo: Jennifer Quintero, Junior, Social Work

Bogata: Patti Haney, Junior, Social Work

Cibolo: Alisha Jentz, Junior, Social Work

Friendswood: Marissa Meader, Senior, Social Work

Katy: Jenifer McLuskie, Senior, Psychology

Lindale: Deborah Sanchez, Senior, Social Work

Mineola: Erin Boyd, Junior, Social Work

San Antonio: Ashley Sanchez, Junior, Social Work



Hill AFB: Maribeth LaDouceur, Senior, Social Work



Herndon: Heather Custred, Junior, Social Work

Petersburg: Kayla Ball, Sophomore, Bachelor of Social Work

Vinton: Ana Zuniga Arana, Senior, Social Work

Virginia Beach: Nicolle Hobbs, Junior, Social Work; Kimberly Pierson-Hobart, Senior, Social Work



Bellingham: Lila Ruiz, Senior, Theology: Emphasis in Pastoral Studies

Kennewick: Brittney Roske, Senior, Social Work

Port Orchard: Jessica Vanhouten, Senior, Social Work

Stanwood: Alana Davis, Sophomore, Social Work



Chippewa Falls: Tiffany Berg, Senior, Social Work

Kenosha: Alisha Pournaras, Junior, Social Work

Luck: Sarah Funk, Senior, Social Work

Madison: Erica Johnson, Junior, Social Work

Marinette: Brianna Armstrong, Junior, Social Work

Milwaukee: Rhiannon Ungerer, Junior, Computer Science with Emphasis in Business & Management Sys

Stanley: Desiree Ciokiewicz, Senior, Social Work



Sao Jose dos Compos: Luan Yoshida, Sophomore, Engineering Studies



Port Harcourt: Preye Agbana, Senior, Chemistry; Millicent Akere, Senior, Mathematics, Chemistry; Jeribai Andrew-Jaja, Senior, Computer Science with Emphasis in Quantative Theory; Deborah Ogulu, Senior, Chemistry

Brescia University Men’s Golf Team Tees Off in National Championship Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:02:37 +0000 The Brescia University Men’s Golf Team teed off today at 7:30 am at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois for the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The tournament will take place over the course of four days, with the final round concluding on Friday, May 27th.

In a field of 156 golfers, each team competes with five golfers and the top four scores posted each day count toward the team standings. The tournament field is cut after 54 holes and reduced to 17 teams and 40 individuals (including ties). Pairings and start times are established by the tournament director in consultation with members of the event’s tournament committee and the NAIA Championship Manager. The field will be re-grouped and divided into four groups for the third and final round. Golfers will be grouped according to the standing of their team and individual scores.

The team took home first place in the 2016 KIAC Men’s Conference Golf Tournament with a final-round team score of 306 on Saturday, April 16th, winning the title by four strokes over Point Park University. This qualified them for the national tournament.

Students on the team are as follows:

Alex Knight, senior, Henderson, Kentucky

Alex Lander, freshman, Henderson, Kentucky

Chance England, freshman, Summershade, Kentucky

Darian Curry, sophomore, Henderson, Kentucky

Justin Roberts, sophomore, Mayfield, Kentucky

Kolton Myatt, freshman, Summershade, Kentucky

Nolan White, sophomore, Clarkson, Kentucky

Trevor Brown, freshman, Henderson, Kentucky

Will McKenzie, senior, Russellville, Kentucky

For more information on Brescia Bearcat Athletics, visit For more information on the 2016 NAIA Men’s Golf Championship, visit