The Faculty win! After a disappointing regular season saw the coed faculty intramural softball squad go 0-3, they won when it counted.

Led by team captains Dave Williams and Tim Hawkins, the Faculty team entered tournament play as the four seed and pulled off an improbable upset of the top seeded team in the tournament. They then marched their way onto victory in the championship game by a score of 20-6.

Even though the Faculty squad had an average age nearing 40, they were able to limp their way through the regular season, dropping all three games by a total of four runs.

“We just had to get into the Big Dance and keep a positive frame of mind,” said left fielder Royce Bryan. “Once the tournament came, there was no looking back.”

The Intramural Coed Softball Championship concluded the 2011-12 intramural season. This year coed 7 v. 7 flag football, coed 3 v. 3 volleyball, coed 5 v. 5 basketball and coed softball were participated in by students and faculty alike.

“It was a good year of intramural sports. Next year I hope to build on the successes we have had this year with even more participation and more sports as well,” said Bryan.

This year’s celebrating classes will receive special recognition during alumni weekend, May 4-5-6. Plan to be here with them to help them celebrate. Below is the weekend schedule.

Celebrating Classes in 2012

1932 Academy 1982 College
1942 Academy/College 1992 College
1952 Academy/College 2002 College
1962 Academy/College 2012 College
1972 College

Friday Evening Celebration Dinner (May 4)

This dinner is to honor all of the classes which graduated from Barclay in a year endingin “2.” The dinner is held in the Friends church basement at 7:00 p.m. It will be catered by Anita Friesen. The cost is $7.50 each.

Saturday Golf Tournament (May 5)

The golf tournament is held in Pratt at the Park Hills Country Club at 8:00 a.m. It is a 4 Person Scramble and costs $50 per player. There are about 10 teams that compete so you have a great opportunity to win a prize. Entry fee includes green fees, beverages and lunch.Get three friends and come scramble.

Saturday Praise Service (May 5)

This service is held in the sanctuary of the Haviland Friends Church at 2:00 p.m. It is a time of special music, sing-a-longs and testimonies.The MC for the service is Jerry Louthan (1958) from Pearland TX.

Saturday Alumni Banquet (May 5)

A banquet that is open to all of you and will be at Hockett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. Cost for faculty and staff is $8.00. The banquet honors alumni who graduated in years ending in “2” and the 2012 graduating seniors. The Barclay Singers and Choir will be performing.MC for the banquet is Brockie Harvey Follette (1990).

Sunday Baccalaureate (May 6)

Baccalaureate is held at the Haviland Friends Church at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Commencement (May 6)

Commencement is held at Hockett Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 1st the Barclay College Bears athletics department honored its athletes with their annual Athletic Celebration. Among the festivities, the men’s basketball team announced its Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC), Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA), as well as team award winners.

Both freshman Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, CA) and freshman Brandon Howarth (Dodge City, KS) received MCCC accolades. Howarth made Honorable Mention all-conference after averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds a game. Brodhead’s 23 points and and 8 rebounds a game, on the other hand, earned him all-conference first-team. The two also were ACCA award winners. Brodhead was first team All-American. Howarth was second team All-American.

The Barclay Bears team finished the year 13-16 overall, 6-6 in conference play, and a 4th place finish at the ACCA national tournament. They set records for most three points attempted (571)and made in a season (180), most free throws attempted (635) and made in a season (412), and most rebounds in a season (1184).

Three team awards were dished out. Senior Patric Garrison (Eldora, IA) received the Most Improved Award, sophomore Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) received the Hustle Award, and Brodhead received the Most Valuable Player Award.

Barclay College Soccer – End of the Year Review (2011)


Team Highlights

· Conquering “The Hill” together

· 7 W, 7 L (not counting JUCO and JV games)

· 2 and 2 in conference play

· Finished 3rd at the national tournament (winning two out of three games at nationals)

· First year to have a chaplain – Sean Austin. We started this role to provide an opportunity for ministry and leadership development. Austin has been encouraging, serving, hard-working, and did a great job of helping us to stay focused on Christ.

Coaching Highlights

· Playing against my childhood soccer hero and improving against his team – Kevin Kewley, formerly of the Wichita Wings and Liverpool.

· Coaching with my life-long friend, Steve Davis, and with associate pastor and coach, Marc Compton.

· Having a team not only outperform expectations, but having a team that did such a great job of glorifying Christ in the midst of the battle that players from other teams are wanting to attend Barclay next season.

Senior Spotlight – Eliot Hinshaw

What does it mean to be a leader? To set an example, to show the way to go, and to direct others. Besides leading in scoring and in assists, senior captain, Eliot Hinshaw, lead the team in receiving the most yellow cards. As most soccer fans know, receiving a yellow card is not always a bad thing. It typically means you are competing too aggressively and simply need a cautionary warning.

Eliot also led the team week in and week out by his work ethic. He was inducted to several all-conference teams throughout his career. This year’s honors include: team captain, MCC All Conference Second Team, ACCA Nationals All-Tournament Team, and ACCA All-American. Eliot finished his collegiate career with 34 career goals, 26 assists, a bunch of yellow cards, and many thrilling moments.

One hundred five guests attended the Barclay College Association Dinner on March 24. The college Association was started 1917 by the Friends Haviland Academy Board of Trustees to establish a Friends college. Since that time the Association has been the top legal entity of the college. The board established that anyone who donates $100 to the college during the fiscal year automatically
becomes a member of the Association. In recent years the college has provided a dinner to invite the member of the Association to campus for a special time of appreciation. During the dinner graduating seniors tell their stories of how they happened to attend the college, what the college has meant to them, and to thank the Association for its help in providing for their education.

Graduating seniors who spoke at the dinner were Jacob Newton, Friendswood, Texas; Eliot Hinshaw, Haviland, Kansas; and Caleb Heath, Fairland, Indiana. The Barclay Singers, a ladies quintet, and a guitar ensemble from the college provided dinner music.

Thanks to all who are members of the association and make it possible for people to attend Barclay and get a Bible centered education to live a Christian life of service and leadership.

The Barclay College Bears women’s volleyball team will not only be welcoming in new players for the 2012 season, but also a new head coach. Last year’s assistant coach, Shari Bryan, will be taking on the head coaching duties next season and will be assisted by former Barclay College volleyball player, Traci Ballard.

When asked about her goals as a first year head coach she said, “As I enter my first year as head coach, I plan to build upon what Justin Kendall has established and continue to bring the BC volleyball program to new levels. Last season we finished 6-6 in conference play, I intend for our team to be seeded higher in post-season play and competing for the conference championship. I am excited to help each individual player set goals for this season on a personal level as well as for the volleyball team. Walking through the process of accomplishing these goals with them is an awesome opportunity in which I am blessed to be a part of. Lord willing, together we will accomplish many things!”

Shari also commented on the girls she has returning, saying that she is looking forward to the leadership qualities they will bring as upper classmen and the experience that comes with their time playing at Barclay as well. As of now, “it looks like we will have three new players next season to join us. They will be a welcome help in the back row. I am anxious to meet them all and have they become Barclay Bears!”

All in all Coach Bryan is excited to start a new season with old and new faces on the court. “I am looking forward most of all to being a part of these ladies lives. If it were just about volleyball and the games we win, it would be a waste of time. I want to use volleyball as a way to help them grow spiritually. My prayer is that I will model Christ-like behavior on and off the court. Developing relationships and walking through the season together, I pray, will prepare them for life after volleyball and Barclay College. A life that is willing to follow Christ’s calling”.


Barclay College is life changing.  As a young man, a student, a teacher, and now as president, I have watched and experienced this transformation on more than one occasion.  Everything we do at this college is driven by our mission as well as our identity as an Evangelical Friends Christian institution.  We believe our ideas must be put into action, and this is why Barclay College makes a
difference in the world.  It is intellect inspired by faith to produce service.

This is nothing new for Barclay College.  For years we have developed students through our mission to inspire life, service, and leadership in an environment of rigorous academics and a spirit lead faith community.  Professors, students, and staff are partners in a personalized community bonded by the call of Christ to compassion, redemption, and service.

As we move into 2012 I am committed to pursue four pillars of vision.  These pillars – academic excellence, faculty growth, expanding graduate education, and a vital faith community – interface with our mission and will lay the foundation for living our witness in this world.

I am looking forward to this coming year and new opportunities to stir hearts and shape minds. Our Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program will be offered in the fall in a fully online, asynchronous delivery model. Students will be able to access this program from anywhere around the globe with no residency requirements. Barclay College is truly going into the entire world.

Pray for Barclay College. We are servants of the King and your prayers and support are necessary for us to fulfill our calling. Thank you for being in the Barclay College family and for believing in what God is doing here. Let us commit ourselves to carry forward the faith that has been entrusted to us.

The Barclay College School of Graduate Studies presents a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership with a concentration in Professional Studies (MATL-PS). The MATL-PS degree is a 36 credit hour online graduate degree academically designed to develop effective twenty-first century professional leaders for the glory of God. Classes will begin the fall of 2012.

The MATL-PS equips Christian professionals to become transforming leaders in their organizations, companies and churches. Whether you work in ministry, education, health care, business, finance, government, military, church or the non-profit sector, the MATL-PS can equip you to grow in leadership, management and interpersonal skills to lead more effectively.

There is an increased demand for leaders today with exceptional leadership, vision casting, cultural awareness, spiritual and emotional intelligence, and effective communication and listening skills. The MATL-PS will focus on the human component of leadership by integrating solid leadership credentials and character development with a firm biblical foundation.

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For additional information, contact Dr. Adrian Halverstadt, MATL-PS Director at or call 800-862-0226.

Entering the 2012 Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) national basketball tournament in Joplin, MO, the Bears were seeded 7th out of 13 teams and walked away with their second fourth place finish in the last two years. “I was really proud of the way my guys finished out the season. We had to overcome a lot of different obstacles over the course of the year and this young group was able to pull it together and play some of their best ball when it counted the most,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan.

The Bears were able to go 4-1 down the stretch of the regular season. Including wins over conference foes Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) to finish tied for third at 6-6 in Midwest Christian College play.

Ironically enough, the Bears drew 10th seeded Calvary Bible College in the opening round of the ACCA tournament on February 29th. Each team won close contests at home during the regular season, and the rubber match came down to the wire as well. Thanks to a great team effort, the Bears prevailed 87-79. Freshman Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, CA) led all scorers in the game with 37 points off of 12/18 shooting. Freshman Brandon Howarth (Dodge City, KS) had 16 points, Freshman Tanner Stevens (Haviland, KS) added 15 points, and Freshman Jeremy Smith (Great Bend, KS) put in 10 points while Freshman Austin Zamarripa (Great Bend, KS) dished out 7 assists.

On March 1st the Bears drew 2nd seeded Trinity Baptist (Jacksonville, MO). Even though the odds were heavily against the Bears, they bolted out of the gate for 38-32 halftime lead. Drawing from their first half successes, the Bears went blow for blow with Trinity Baptist. With under one minute to play, the shot clock winding down, and the game tied, freshman guard Smith was fouled and he capitalized on two free throws. Trinity’s last shot was off target and the Bears pulled off the upset 69-67. Brodhead and Howarth were both in double figures again, scoring 21 and 19.

The Bears semifinal game was against the Rhema Bible Eagles (Broken Arrow, OK) on March 2nd. Once again the Bears split their two regular season matches with Rhema, losing in Broken Arrow on January 17th and winning at Hockett Auditorium on January 31st. Neither team came out shooting well. The Eagles held a narrow halftime edge 30-28. The second half showed no improvement for the Bears, finishing the game shooting 21 of 62 (33%) from the field. The Bears came up short 61-78. Howarth, Smith and Brodhead all finished in doulbe figures with 17, 14, and 13 points.

With one game remaining, the Bears had their targets set on a 3rd place finish as they faced off against Multnomah University (Portland, OR). Once again, the Bears had yet another poor shooting night and were not able to out-shoot the three-point bombers from Oregon, falling 86-94. Brodhead led all scorers with 37 points on 13-26 shooting, Howarth added 18 points, and Smith had 10 points.

The Bears finished their 2011-12 campaign 13-16 overall.

For a while now, Huntsville senior Alec Stivender had known that he wanted to play soccer in college and that soon he would have that opportunity.

On Monday afternoon, it became official as Stivender, with his family and friends around him, signed the paperwork necessary to play for Barclay College.

“I don’t think it really hit me that I was actually going to college until today,” Stivender said. “I’m a little excited. I got butterflies all over. I’m just ready for it.”

Aside from seeing him play in previous games, Barclay College head coach Kevin Lee got another good look at Stivender and the skills he’ll bring to the Bears program in Monday’s game against Porter.

“We knew he would work out for us. He’s very talented, very good with both feet,” Lee said. “Like I saw today, he’s a heads-up player, so before he’s kicking it, he’s looking down the field.

“The ability to go either right or left is huge. Some schools that we play, having that option changes the game for a lot of guys. I can see that working out on either offense or defense.”