Wichita, Kansas native Sam Thompson will be transfering to Barclay College this Fall to play soccer for the Bears in 2012.
Thompson played for NAIA Southwestern College in Winfield, KS as a Freshman during the 2011 season and has opted to continue his education and athletic career at Barclay College.
“Sam is a true soccer fan and student of the game. His speed, solid technique, and scrappy style of play will be a huge asset for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee. “When he came to try-out he seemed to mesh well with the team and believe he is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle for a championship caliber season. We are excited to have him join our program.”
Sam is the son of Robert and Paulette Thompson.
Barclay College Soccer welcomes Dalton Hall from Great Falls, MT, son of Keith and Ramona Hall.
Hall was a three time MCAA All-Conference goalie, a three time MCAA First Team All-State goalie, and team MVP his senior year. Head Coach Kevin Lee states, “Dalton was a suprise. I heard about him from one of his teachers but didn’t know what to expect. When I got a chance to work with Dalton, it became very clear to me that he had the skill level and athleticism to be a very successful goalie. Dalton will get to train with our All-American goalie, Austin Ogle, and because of this will likely become one of the top goalies in the league. I appreciate his humility, and his willingness to learn. Barclay College is blessed to have another high caliber goalie.”
A youth ministry major, Hall plans on playing basketball at the conclusion of the soccer season as well.
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Barclay College values a long tradition of faithful graduates and friends who continually keep us in their prayers. We recognize that prayer is essential to functioning as a community. Your faithfulness is a blessing throughout the body.
“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16).
- Barclay College hosted an ice cream social following the Friday evening service at the MAYM Ministry Conference in Wichita. We had so much fun eating banana splits and visiting with those attending.
- Coppock Hall is in the process of renovation which includes new bathrooms, and exterior landscaping.
- Night games are coming to Barclay College. The soccer field will soon have lighting installed so night games have been scheduled. The Barclay College Soccer Alumni Game will be held on October 5 at 7:00 PM.
- The Hockett Auditorium gym floor has been refinished and new carpeting will be installed in the dining hall.
- Pray for Dr. Royce Frazier and Dr. Adrian Halverstadt as they represent Barclay College at Iowa Yearly Meeting August 1-4.
- Senior Nick Sterner is working with a men’s ministry in Pratt, ministering to troubled youth at the Blythe Family Fitness Center, playing basketball and working out. Through this he is hoping to build relationships and trust that would tear down the walls that prevent the gospel from being heard and reallized in the lives of these young people.
- Pray for students, staff, faculty, and administrators as the start of a new school year begins on August 20.
- Pray for the Ross Fine Arts Center project.
Mrs. Cheryl Couch has been named as the Associate Vice President of Distance Learning at Barclay College. She spent her earlier years in Mustang, OK, but later moved to Attica, KS, where she met her husband, Mike, of 28 years. She has taught Elementary Education at a variety of schools, including the Derby Public schools and Roundtree Christian Academy, on the campus of Maude Carpenter Children’s Home.
For the past three years, Cheryl has been the Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor at Barton Community College. She earned a master degree at Wichita State University in Early Childhood Special Education. Cheryl said, “Early Childhood Special Education is my passion and has meant the world to help families.” Through answered prayers and Cheryl’s knowledge of education, her youngest daughter, Amanda, had special needs, but is now in several honor programs at Pitt State University.
Cheryl’s Husband, Mike, is the Superintendent of schools for the Haviland school district. Cheryl’s middle daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Dan Bloom, have recently relocated here from Minnesota. He is the construction manager of the Shooting Star Wind Farm south of Mullinville. They have a three month old daughter, Evey, whom Mike & Cheryl are delighted is now in Kansas with them, and Melanie stays home with her. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law, Chanda & Jared Bollman, reside in Wakita, OK where she is the Farmer’s Grain elevator manager and he is a farmer and rancher.
Barclay College is proud to introduce you to its newest faculty member and looks forward to strengthening the teacher education degree program with state accreditation in the near future.
Barclay College is now offering a Graduate Scholar Award to any student who meets entrance requirements to the MATL-Professional Studies program. The award will reduce the cost from $3,375 per semester to $2,300 per semester. Total tuition cost for the program is now $9,200.
To receive the award, you must complete an application form and be accepted into the program. So long as you are enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours, you will receive an award letter. We look forward to helping each of our students individually achieve their Master Degree. Apply now to see if you qualify to receive the Graduate Award Scholarship!
Jim Le Shana, PhD, is the new Vice President of Academics and Director of the MA in Transformational Leadership – Professional Studies at Barclay College. Jim brings a rich background of work in academia to Barclay College. He earned his undergraduate degree from George Fox University and four graduate degrees: MA in Theology and Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary; MDiv from Azusa Pacific University; and MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Riverside.
He is one of the founders and the current chairman of the Friends Center, the seminary experience for Friends leaders at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University. He also serves on the Council of Church Leaders for APU, the Board of Trustees of George Fox University, and is an adjunct professor at APU and at A.W. Tozer Seminary in Redding, California.
Jim served as a pastor for 30 years at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California. By God’s grace, he has helped to launch a variety of new churches; developed, led and multiplied many effective outreach ministries and groups; successfully raised money for major building campaigns, missions, and new initiatives; trained hundreds of pastors and church leaders in California and various mission fields; and helped churches move from positions of stagnation or decline to growth and vitality.
Jim has been married to Jeanine for almost 30 years. They have 4 children and a dog named Peanut. He is a Lakers fan.
Courtney Gillaspy of Medina High School in Medina, Texas agreed to join the 2012 Bears Volleyball team. Gillaspy was a three sport athlete in high school including volleyball, softball and basketball. She is a 5’6″ defensive specialist that helped lead her high school volleyball team to three co-district championships during her tenure at Medina High.
Head Coach Shari Bryan commented, ” Courtney’s athleticism will allow her to cover the court very well. We are excited to see her contributions both on and off the court.”
Gillaspy is the daughter of Brian and Marcie Gillaspy. She plans to major in either Business Administration or Sports and Recreation Leadership.
On behalf of the Barclay College community, we want to welcome all of our newly accepted students to Barclay College, and to the returning students, we welcome you back! We will be sending out new student information but for now, here are some important dates to consider:
❖ Tuesday, August 14
❖ Wednesday, August 15
❖ Thursday, August 16
❖ Thursday, August 16
❖ Friday, August 17
❖ Friday, August 17
❖ Saturday, August 18
❖ Saturday, August 18
❖ Monday, August 20
(Stu-co/RA’s/Small Group Coordinators)
Move-In Day & Welcome Back Dinner (6:00 PM)
Student Leaders Training (All Day)
New Students Move-In Day (8:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
President’s Dinner for all new students and families (6:00 PM)
Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Move-In Day & Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation Continues (10:30 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
First Full Day of Classes
*Soccer players move in on Friday, August 10 (arrive between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
*Fall athletes move in on Sunday, August 12 (from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM see coaches for more details)
We are thrilled to announce that Derek Brown will be joining the faculty of Barclay College. Derek will be the Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Chaplain, as well as holding the department chair. In these roles, Derek will be teaching classes and ministering to the student body through both corporate worship in Chapel and pastoral care through counseling and mentoring students.
An alumnus of Barclay College, Derek graduated with a BA in Theology. He then went on to pastor at Macksville Christian Church, where he as been for the last three years. During this time, he earned his Masters in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The college also had the pleasure of having Derek serve as both an adjunct instructor and the part-time Director of Chapel Ministries last year. This year Derek has also applied to enter into the Ph.D. program at Johnson University, and if accepted, will be able to complete his doctoral work without interrupting his tenure at Barclay.
Derek is married to Jessica (Huffman) Brown, also an alumnus of Barclay College. They have been married for three years, and are currently expecting twins in November! In addition, they are the proud parents of a Chihuahua (Princess) and a Boston Terrier (Charlie). They have recently purchased a house in Haviland and
are excited to move into the community. Said Derek, “Barclay was such a influential part, not only of my pastoral education, but also my spiritual formation. It is my hope that my humble efforts can help impact students in the same way.” Welcome back Derek! We are excited for you to join the Barclay team!