The first commit for the Barclay Lady Bears basketball program comes from the state of Alabama. Brooke White from East Lawrence High School in Hillsboro, Alabama, is a guard/forward who should step in and help right away next year. “Brooke is very versatile, with good fundamentals and a high basketball IQ,” stated Coach Lingafelter. “She is going to be a young lady who will be able to be plugged into many different spots. She is long, has good ball-handling skills, is a solid shooter, and has played both guard and center in her career. Plus, her faith and her desires for herself outside of basketball are a very good fit for Barclay College.” White averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals her senior year at East Lawrence. At the 4A level in Alabama, East Lawrence won their All-Area Tournament three of her four years there, and she was named to the All-Area Tournament Team twice during that span. White has ranked in the top 10 for her class all 4 years, and was involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Club. Brooke’s parents are mother Benetta White and stepfather Jimmy Petty.

Larry Lewis has accepted the offer to join the administration at Barclay College as the V.P. for Institutional Advancement. Larry began his public school teaching career at USD 474 Haviland, Kansas in 1978. During that time he taught PE, successfully coached girls volleyball, boys basketball, and boys tennis.

Larry then began a lengthy career at Friends Christian Schools, Yorba Linda, CA where he taught PE in grades 5 – 8, served as assistant principal for 15 years and as principle 3 years. This year will end twenty five years of service to Friends Christian Schools.

Larry received his B.S. in Christian Education from Fort Wayne Bible College, a B.S. in Physical Education from Friends University, and his M.S. from Wichita State University. Larry also plays a mean trumpet.

Larry’s strengths are administration and organization. He enjoys bicycling, singing, basketball, and softball. Larry and Sheryl have three grown children who all reside in the southern California area. His life mission statement is Ps. 119:10. He and Sheryl’s parents both live in Wichita KS, so this is a bit of a homecoming for them in several ways. When people who know Larry describe him there is always one word used to describe him – integrity.

Larry and Sheryl will be on campus during the graduation and alumni weekend, May 3 – 5. They anticipate moving to Haviland in August to be in place next fall.

At the conclusion of the NCCAA Division II National Tournament held March 5th-9th in Springfield, MO, the NCCAA released award winners for this past season. Among the recipients was Sophomore Charles Brodhead. Brodhead was chosen as a 2nd Team NCCAA Division II All-American. While helping lead the Bears Men’s Basketball Team to an 18-12 record, he led the team in scoring, rebounding, and steals. For his efforts in 2012-13, Brodhead has already been named to the MCCC First Team, ACCA First Team, and the NCCAA Southwest Region First Team.

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The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

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Kaylee Miller, a Senior from Great Bend, KS and graduate of Hoisington High School, was a two-time award winner at the ACCA National Tournament Banquet. The ACCA National Tournament Banquet was held in Joplin, Mo to kick start 4 days of competition.

Miller was first honored as an Academic All-American. This was the second straight year that she received this honor. In order to qualify a student must be a Junior or Senior and have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Miller has earned a 3.95 GPA in Business.

Miller was also named as an ACCA Honorable Mention All-American. This is Miller’s 3rd athletic acknowledgement this season. Kayle also received All-Conference and All-Region awards.

Coach Lingafelter commented, “Kaylee is an absolute honor to have on the team. She will be sorely missed next year. Her leadership, her work ethic on the court and in the classroom will be hard to duplicate. Kaylee deserves every accolade that has come her way!” 

The ACCA recognized the individual efforts of Sophomore Charles Brodhead and Toney Hatton this past weekend at a banquet held in Joplin, MO.

Brodhead was selected as an ACCA 1st Team All-American for the second year in a row. This award accompanies his MCCC 1st Team selection and his NCCAA Southwest Region 1st Team selection following a year in which he led the 18-12 Bears in scoring (20.2) and rebounding (7.7).

Hatton was selected as an ACCA 2nd Team All-American. He also was a MCCC 1st Team selection and a NCCAA Southwest Region 2nd Team selection while averaging 17.6 points on nearly 60% shooting from the field.

The 2012-13 Barclay College Men’s Basketball team concluded their season this past weekend at the ACCA National Tournament held in Joplin, MO. They were seeded 6 out of 12 colleges.

With the top four seeds receiving first-round byes, on Wednesday, February 27th the Bears faced an MCCC foe in Faith Baptist College. The Bears came out on fire. They hit their first four shots, including three threes and never looked back. They led 49-30 at the half and won 85-66. Sophomore Charles Brodhead led the Bears potent offensive attack with 31 points on 10-14 shooting while Sophomore Brandon Howarth added 19 points on 8-11 shooting and pulled down 9 rebounds. The Bears shot a blistering 62% from the field.

In the Bears Quarterfinal match-up on Thursday, they went head to head with #3 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist. The game was physical and the Saints athleticism and inside presence took its toll on the Bears as the game progressed, out-rebounding the Bears 44-26. Brodhead’s 32 points and 9 boards kept the Bears within striking distance, but they could never get over the hump as the Saints advanced to the semi-finals with a tough 81-71 victory.

On Friday afternoon, the Bears had a rematch with the Arlington Baptist College Patriots. The previous day, the #2 seeded Patriots were upset and found themselves playing in the consolation bracket. One week prior the Patriots disbanded the Bears by 30 points. This time around the Bears built an early 25-11 lead thanks to the sharp shooting Brodhead and Howarth, who went 5-8 from three in the first half. However, the Patriot defense picked up the pressure and closed the half with a flurry to take a two point lead into the locker room. Momentum remained with the Patriots in the second half as they shot an impressive 61% from the field to win 87-74. Howarth led all scorers with 25 points while Brodhead had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

In Saturday’s 7th place game, it was a defensive showdown with Champion Baptist College. Both teams made everything difficult offensively and consequently the half time score was 35-29 in favor of Champion. Champion remained in the lead throughout most of the second half even when Sophomore Spencer Huiatt scored several of his 14 points as he knifed through the defense. In the end, the Bears came up short 60-69. Senior Shane Brown, in his last game, led the Bears with 15 points and Freshman Titus Gwess went for 12 points.

The Bears finished their season 18-12 overall, one win shy of tying the school record for most wins in a season. After starting the season 7-0, the Bears finished second in the MCCC regular season with an 8-2 record, and 3rd at the MCCC tournament.

“It was no doubt a roller coaster of a year. We had a lot of adversity at the end of the year, but I am super proud of the effort my guys gave and hope the conclusion of this year can be used as fuel to motivate us to continue to grow and improve both on and off the court in the days to come,” concluded Head Coach Royce Bryan.

The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

Barclay College is teaming up with the American Red Cross on March 1, 2013 to sponsor a life-saving blood drive from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Hockett Auditorium.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own Interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This event is all about OTHERS…

Come and support by either volunteering or donating, so that others may be blessed with life.  Sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org or by emailing kevin.lee@barclaycollege.edu