As part of the school’s national accreditation requirements, Barclay College recently submitted progress reports to the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), both for the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

The College continues to be on track moving toward Higher Learning Commission – North Central region accreditation (HLC), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accreditation, and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for state teacher licensure in elementary education.

For HLC regional accreditation, the College recently submitted a “Letter of Intent to Complete Eligibility Filing” (on October 31, 2012), and the College plans to complete the “Eligibility Filing: Institutional Submission” by December 31. A panel will then review the filing, with the possibility of allowing the College to submit a “Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy” by the summer of 2013. A “Candidacy Visit” would be in the spring or winter of 2014.

An ACSI accreditation team is scheduled to visit Barclay College on February 18-19, 2013. For KSDE, the College submitted our Letter of Intent and received official confirmation. The College has submitted potential visitation dates for March, September, or October, 2013.

Haviland, KS – The Lady Saints from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist were in town Tuesday, Dec. 4th and the Bears were primed and ready for an upset bid.

Shortly after the tip, the Saints struck first from both the interior and from behind the arc before the Lady Bears started chipping away at the lead. They were sparked by Jr. Brandi Moral’s play off the bench, dishing out 5 assists on the game. The Bears momentarily took the lead before the Saints built the lead back up to five 31-26 at the half.

Unfortunately the second half was a different story for the Lady Bears. They were outscored 41-24 after the intermission to fall to the Saints 50-72. The Bears were led by Freshman Shandy Edenborough with 13 points and 9 rebounds, Junior Sarah Sullivan with 10 points and 7 boards and Moral who added another 10 points.  

The Bears final game before Christmas Break is at Bartlesville against Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 2:00 PM CST on Saturday, Dec. 8th.  

Haviland, KS – This year the Bears have been determined to defend their home turf. Even though the Hillsdale Free Will Baptist Saints beat the Bears twice last year in route to winning the NCCAA Southwest Region and the ACCA National Tournament, this year the Bears had a different outcome in mind.

In the first half, the Saints came out aggressively. They were more physical, out-rebounded the Bears and played like they had nothing to lose. The Saints built a commanding double digit lead before the Bears notched up the full-court pressure. A run in the final minute of the half allowed the Bears to be within three 46-49 heading into the locker room.

It was back and forth action for the first portion of the second half before the Bears interior play started to wear down the Saints. With under eight minutes left in the game, the Bears took the lead and shot 81% from the foul line to seal the game 92-81. The Bears were led by Senior Toney Hatton with 19 points and Sophomore Charles Brodhead with 18 points.  

Legendary Assistant Coach Ray Anderson said, “It was a struggle. The effort was there but we were a step slow and not mentally sharp. The bottom line is if you can find a way to win when you’re not playing your best and we did.”

The Bears (7-0, 3-0) travel to Springfield, MO on Friday, Dec. 7th to face Central Bible College at 7:00 PM CST and then to Bartlesville, OK to face Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Saturday at 4:00 PM CST.

Haviland, KS – The Bears Men’s Basketball Team took a perfect 4-0 record into their weekend games with Grace University and Dallas Christian and were able to hold off the competition.

On Friday, Nov. 30th the Royals of Grace opened the game up aggressively on the boards to build an early lead before the Bears started rolling on all cylinders. By the half the Bears led 43-29. In the second half, the Bears jumped out quickly with tactful interior passing and despite the Royals shooting 39-54 from the foul line, were able to win 84-72. Senior Toney Hatton led the Bears with 22 points on 10-15 shooting while Sophomore Charles Brodhead added 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Saturday evening the Bears found themselves down 10-0 to start the game before they heated up from long range (6-10) to take a half time lead 51-37. The Bears coasted to a victory in the second half, leading by as many as 28 and winning 103-89. Once again Brodhead and Hatton led the way. Brodhead scored 24 points including 4-5 on three pointers, Hatton went for 20 points while Freshman Caleb Stagner-Hundley secured 13 rebounds on the night.

The Bears improved to 6-0 on the season and will travel to Springfield, MO on Friday to play Central Bible College at 7:00 PM CST and then Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 4:00 PM CST on Saturday.

Haviland, KS – On Friday, Nov. 30th  the Lady Bears Women’s Basketball team had a rematch with NCCAA DII top ten Grace University. Then the following night they took on the Crusaders of Dallas Christian.

The Lady Bears were neck and neck with Grace for most of the first half thanks to their efforts on the glass before the Lady Royals went on a run to take a 36-22 lead into the half. In the second half, the Royals shot a sizzling 53% from the field to win 73-50. The Lady Bears were led by Freshman Shandy Edenborough with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Senior Kaylee Miller with 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Saturday afternoon found the Bears in control for a large portion of the game against Dallas Christian. In the closing minutes, however, the Crusaders were able to make a few more plays to squeak out a 44-43 road win. Edenborough secured an amazing 21 rebounds on the night and chipped in 19 points to boot while Sophomore Jamie Larsh added 16 points.

The Bears fall to 1-5 on the season and will play Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sat. Dec. 8th at 2:00 PM CST to close out their games for the fall semester.

Manhattan, KS – The Barclay College Lady Bears hit the road again for an away game against Manhattan Christian Crusaders on Tuesday, November 27th.

The Lady Bears found themselves in a hole a couple times in the first half. “Manhattan came out and got really physical with us,” said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. However, the Lady Bears managed to dig themselves out trailing by only 7 at the half, 28-21.

The second half looked promising when the Lady Bears came out with lots of intensity as they began to chip away at the Lady Crusaders lead. In the end, Barclay could not hang with Manhattan’s deep bench. The Crusaders were able to pull away and win 67-44.

High scorers for the Bears were Senior Artaya Climes (Lawton, OK) with 11 points and Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) with 10 points.

The Lady Bears are back at home this weekend hosting Grace University (Omaha, NE) on Friday November 30th at 5:30 PM CST and on Saturday they will face Dallas Christian at home at 4:00 PM CST.

Manhattan, KS – Two weeks prior the BC Men’s Basketball Team hit a last second shot in their first regular season game of the year to beat Rhema Bible Training College 118-117 and then on Tuesday, November 27th, the Bears were able to make it happen again, this time on the road to beat Manhattan Christian College 78-77.

It was neck and neck through the early stages of the first half. The Bears seemed to be in control but the Crusaders of Manhattan were able to make a late surge to take the lead 34-33 at the halfway point.

In the second half, the Bears came out with energy and built a double digit lead with scrappy defense and strong interior play on offense. The Crusaders, however, once again closed the gap late in the game and after Senior Toney Hatton hit on one of his two free throws to give the Bears a one point lead, the Crusaders transitioned quickly. They attacked the basket and were able to make a lay-up with only five seconds left to give them a one point edge. This time Sophomore Charles Brodhead in-bounded up the sideline to a streaking Tanner Stevens who attacked the basket but missed the lay-up but Brodhead was there for two of his 18 points to tip it in as the buzzer sounded to give the Bears a huge MCCC road win.

“I am very proud of our guys efforts and their perseverance to stick with it,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “We will continue to grow as a team, and get better at end of game situations so that I don’t die young with all these nail-bitters.”

Senior post players Hatton and Shane Brown controlled the paint. Hatton scored 25 points on 7-9 shooting and led the Bears on the boards with 8 while Brown chipped in another 12 points on 5-8 shooting. The Bears shot 55% from the field on the game.

The Bears (4-0, 3-0) are back in action this weekend at Hockett Auditorium on the campus of Barclay College. On Friday they will host Grace University (Omaha, NE) at 7:30 PM CST and on Saturday they will face NCCAA Southwest Region opponent Dallas Christian at 6:00 PM.

The ACCA National Tournament kicked off on November 1st with a banquet prior to competitions into the weekend. The Barclay Bear Volleyball team finished out their season facing some familiar opponents at the tournament in Hillsdale Freewill Baptist, Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB), Arlington Baptist and Champion Baptist.


In pool play the faced off against Hillsdale Freewill Baptist first. The Saints were able to win 13-25, 17-25 and 15-25. The Bears next opponent was the Patriots of Arlington Baptist. The Patriots proved too much for the Bears as well and won 11-25, 18-25 and 17-25. Arlington Baptist would go on to win the 2012 ACCA National Tournament on Saturday afternoon. In their last game of pool play, the Bears went head to head with CCCB for the third time in less than month. Both prior matches went to five with each team winning a match. This time around the Saints would win in 4 sets 25-8, 25-27, 25-19 and 25-23. Saturday morning the Bears found themselves facing Champion Baptist in the consolation game for seventh place in the tournament. The Bears came out ready to play and beat Champion in 3 sets 25-20, 25-15 and 25-16 to finish the season on a positive note.


Offensively Junior Sarah Sullivan led the team in the tournament with 31 kills and 7 blocks. While Senior Katie Cruse finished with 17 kills and 4 blocks. Sophomore Megan Eby added 17 kills, 10 blocks and 6 aces. Freshman Sharese Mulliken contributed with 15 kills, 3 blocks and 9 aces. Freshman Lauren Wells had 5 aces. Defensively the Bears were led by Sophomore Dani Gressel with 45 digs while freshman Courtney Gillaspy added 32 digs. Sophomore Kalyn Switzer finished with 76 assists on the weekend and 31 digs.

At the banquet Cruse and Sullivan were recognized for the efforts. Cruse was named an Academic All- American while Sullivan was voted to onto the ACCA 2nd Team.

The Barclay College Men’s Soccer program took another step in the right direction in their 2012 campaign. They finished the season 10-10-1 overall and 3-3 in MCCC play.

With a plethora of new faces mixed in with a solid core of returners, the Bears were able to be extremely competive every time out, even with an extremely tough schedule. They started the season out 4-1 with victories at Grace University, at Faith Bible Baptist College, in Kansas City against Emmaus Bible College and the first ever home game under the lights against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College only to drop the next four to Manhattan Christian College, Dallas Christian College, at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Calvary Bible College. Over the final five regular season games, the Bears managed to go 3-1-1 with wins over Central Bible College, St. Louis Christian College and Central Christian College of the Bible to put them in good postion for post season play.

In the MCCC Tournament the 4th seeded Bears won their opener and gave #1 seeded Manhattan Christian all they wanted, leading for a majority of the game, before falling 2-1. The following weekend the Bears were in Oklahoma City for the NCCAA Southwest Regional where the Bears were beaten by Ozark Christian for the second time on the season. After being eliminated from the NCCAA National Tournament, the Bears traveled to Joplin, MO for the ACCA National Tournament. The Bears won their opener against Emmaus Bible but then lost to #1 seeded Calvary Bible. In the consolation match, the Bears beat Rhema Bible Training College 2-1 to finish 3rd for the second year in a row.

Second year Head Coach Kevin Lee concluded, “I think we are on the right road as we continue to develop into a championship team.” Lee was also pleased with his players focus on the bigger prize and appreciative of the many people that helped make the season a sucess.

There were many individual accomplishments on the season as well. Freshman Eduard Salazar led the Bears in scoring on the season, was named NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week back in September, was MCCC 1st Team All Conference, NCCAA Southwest Region 1st Team as well as ACCA 1st Team. Sophomore Aaron Collatie was named MCCC 2nd Team and to the NCCAA Southwest Region Team. Junior Goalkeeper Austin Ogle was named to the NCCAA Southwest Region Team. Seniors Sammy Sanders, Sean Austin, and Jon Wailes, as well as Junior Pilo Miranda-Troup were named Academic All-Americans.

November 26th will be the fifth annual Campus of Light celebration. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. that evening and is held in front of Phillips Hall. There will be musical numbers punctuated by the lighting of each building on campus. Aerial displays are included in the program. Everyone is invited to come watch and fellowship.